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At the beginning of your upkeep, if you have four or more creature cards in your graveyard, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
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Oversold Cemetery Discussion
2 weeks ago
Put Remembrance in the deck. Seriously.
Run more cheap Reanimation like Animate Dead and Diabolic Servitude. Oversold Cemetery, No Rest for the Wicked & Tortured Existence could add some staying power. Also, tortured existence gives you a discard outlet for those sad times when you are holding Demons you can't cast.
I would add more, I am just not sure what is important to you.
+1 for a fun shadowborn deck.
2 weeks ago
If you are looking for some budget options on creatures that go to the graveyard themselves, Burnished Hart would be another good option. Black has some nice mana critters like Blood Vassal and the smaller Blood Pet that can sac themselves. Cards with the Evoke mechanic could also be helpful for you, like Shriekmaw. Using cards with Echo is a good idea, so might look at creatures with Fading or Vanishing as well (Skyshroud Behemoth comes to mind as an example). Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord might give you some good synergy in putting creatures in the graveyard and doing extra damage with them. Sac outlets like Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Ghoul will help get critters to the graveyard, and a Butcher of Malakir will make other players sac their creatures along with them, increasing the counters you can throw on Kresh.
I've never played with him before, but there looks like lots of potential there, and lots of options. Some cards that recur themselves like Endless Cockroaches (although the three black might be tough to pull off), Reassembling Skeleton, and Sanitarium Skeleton offer some consistent although small recursion. Other good recursion options include Phyrexian Reclamation, No Rest for the Wicked, Haunted Crossroads, Palace Siege, and Oversold Cemetery can make sure you creatures keep coming back to sacrifice again.
I hope that helps out. He looks like a fun Commander to run with.
2 weeks ago
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1 month ago
Have you thought about running Nekusar, the Mindrazer as the commander instead? Underworld Dreams seems like it would fit well in here, maybe in place of something like Sulfuric Vortex, which would hurt you as well as the others, and doesn't seem to really fit with the discard theme. It also doesn't seem like Oversold Cemetery fits, running alongside cards like Bottomless Pit and Planar Void. War's Toll looks good to me, Tectonic Instability does not, as it messes with you, too.
If you really want to reap benefits from cards like Phyrexian Tyranny, run Teferi's Puzzle Box. If you want to really get some more value out of Liliana's Caress and Megrim, give Memory Jar and some other wheel effects a try.
Hope that helps. It looks like it would be fun to play.
1 month ago
Also Oversold Cemetery is another great under used card. I'm thinking of trying it out on my Jarad deck.
1 month ago
Replace Bloodcrazed Neophyte. If you want a 2/1 CMC 2 vampire, get Child of Night or Tithe Drinker. Bloodghast is definitely the best to add but it ain't cheap and you don't have much in the way to abuse it's easy recursion mechanic.
Blinding Flare is really not doing you many favours and super situation. Anguished Unmaking or Utter End (both, both is super good) will straight up remove the threat for you and even adds more control over things you are seem weak to deal with.
Death's grasp. If you want more creature killing power, add one of the removal I've already suggested, if you want to drain players, Debt to the Deathless.
I prefer more control over what is getting removed than what Consuming vapors offers really. You are in the 3 best colours for spot removal.
Again, don't like Skeletal Scrying, but you have a fair bit of draw so how about some recursion? Oversold Cemetery or Phyrexian Reclamation plays into Edgar's hands, providing you with vampires to recast and get more tokens. If you do want instant speed draw, Merciless Resolve is perfect. You're making shit loads of tokens so can put them to good use.
Vampiric Fury is super situational, but I do like it. I do think Stensia Masquerade is better though, mainly because it sticks around for more than one turn and can put things heavily in your favour.
Faith's Reward is definitely a hit or miss card. Sure, everyone should be running board wipes (You really should slot some into this deck as emergency buttons) but it's just, I'm not a fan. It would be my first cut to put a board wipe in like Wrath of God, Merciless Eviction or the likes.
The Curses do you no favours really. Well Vitality could. But I'd much rather replace them for some anthems. Dictate of Heliod, Cathars' Crusade, even Spear of Heliod for it's rattlesnake effect are all ways to get more productivity out of your tokens. For something more thematic and possibly easier to get a hold of, Campaign of Vengeance is both thematic and will mess people up with how many dorks you can swing with.
1 month ago
Gottsplitter: Hey...thanks for the feedback and suggestions. I've actually dabbled on/included the cards you've suggested at one point but decided to not include them due to my deck direction (casual big mana life-drain). Most of my decks are around 75% so I'm hoping to make this more casual on a higher curve with pet cards (that I usually don't play in 75% decks) like Rise of the Dark Realms and Blood Tribute.
Oversold Cemetery: The problem I see with this card is that I want instant speed access to my gy to perform a bunch of shenanigan that same turn. This card essentially does nothing the turn it comes in and I have to wait a turn for it to get a creature back to my hand. Cards like Haunted Crossroads might be suboptimal at first but it does synergize with Grim Haruspex to allow me to recur my creatures multiple times a turn.
Necrotic Sliver: Not really a fan of having to spend 3 mana and it's hard to reuse multiple times a turn. For me, it's all about ETB/LTB abusable value.