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Patriarch's Bidding Discussion
14 hours ago
Big Update - The "Flying Matters" sub-theme is no more. Incorporated many recommendations of Vlasiax to streamline the deck and make it a little leaner and meaner.
Spit Flame , Mana Flare , Heartbeat of Spring , The Immortal Sun , Skarrgan Hellkite , Hellkite Tyrant , Kilnmouth Dragon , Bladewing the Risen , Darigaaz Reincarnated , Shizo, Death's Storehouse , and Woodland Cemetery
Worldly Tutor , Sarkhan's Triumph , Night's Whisper , Nature's Claim , Abrupt Decay , Dragonlord's Servant , Dragonspeaker Shaman , Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma , Patriarch's Bidding , Evolving Wilds , and Terramorphic Expanse
1 week ago
If you want more flexible fixing and you're not afraid to pay a little life then I'd go with slow fetches, since they can take your ABUR Duals / Shocklands, while Evolving Wilds grabs only basics.
I understand that you want to be as much 'on theme' as possible but some cards are just bad... That's why I use other creatures and as I saw that these are birds, elves, bears, etc. I decided to call them 'Forest Servants' because every being can become a Dragon servant.
While at that - interactions can be viewed as your spells as a mage so you don't need Spit Flame as an excuse for a targeted removal. For me it's as much on theme as Assassin's Trophy and you probably already know which one is better.
And point about growing tokens - they will get huge with Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury and/or Dromoka, the Eternal anyway and main reason we're running cards that produce them is to just hit as hard and as often as possible with Scourge of Valkas or Dragon Tempest so their power is a secondary thing. That's where reanimation from Living Death / Patriarch's Bidding comes in handy.
1 week ago
I like your suggestions, but I'm not sure what to cut.
1 week ago
Hey, my concern with your deck is the manabase. If you don't have or can't afford the playable Dimir dual lands then you would be better off playing only black with Swamps. Right now the manabase is really bad with only two playable Dimir dual lands. You don't want Islands because these conflict too much with the majority of the black cards here especially one drop black Zombies.
Consider Sidisi, Undead Vizier as the Commander? Sidisi is good as a Commander as a repeatable tutor and Zombies give you plenty of sac fodder. Mono black can take advantage of Crypt Ghast , Extraplanar Lens (best with Snow-Covered Swamp ), Liliana of the Dark Realms , Cabal Coffers , Cabal Stronghold as repeatable ramp with Swamps. Dark Ritual , Cabal Ritual , Bubbling Muck , Songs of the Damned are more cards that can make ramp.
Mono black can also use reanimation which is good with Sidisi and Zombies: Animate Dead , Reanimate , Victimize , Buried Alive , Entomb , Patriarch's Bidding , Living Death , Liliana, Death's Majesty , Sheoldred. With mono black you can use Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Zombie Trailblazer with Filth as ways to make your Zombies unblockable. Good luck with your deck.
2 weeks ago
No real updates to the list to share, but I did get to jam a fun little Magical Christmasland game yesterday, wherein I used Noxious Revival to chain back to back Patriarch's Bidding turns with Greater Good out, and I lucked into 1. no distruption and 2. every dragon in the deck in the graveyard.
2 weeks ago
You can consider adding in a mass reanimation card like Patriarch's Bidding or Living Death as a secondary wincon with Scourge of Valkas / Dragon Tempest . Alternatively, you can put in a Banefire and/or Clan Defiance for an end-game finisher.
2 weeks ago
For my upcoming expenditures on the deck, though, I may prioritize the 4x red ABUR duals I'm missing over the Cradle (my competitive lists are all witch-maw, BUG, or mono-U). And I'm still not sure I want to sink another grand into the deck, as $1.5k is a decent ballpark cutoff for most 75% lists (I've seen most cutoffs at precon; $20 updated precon; budget/$100 or under; $500; $1.5k-ish; and no budget).
As for Skyshroud Claim , I have taken it out but haven't missed it so far. I slotted Greater Good into that slot, and added the Patriarch's Bidding and Noxious Revival package to go along with that, and it's been really fun so far. I haven't been behind on mana with the diversified ramp package (dorks, rocks, green land ramp spells), and it's been solid to go either for the Savage Ventmaw + Aggravated Assault win or the mass reanimation win depending on the draw/development/interaction.
2 weeks ago
-Good catch; I did indeed mean to tag Dromoka, the Eternal in that post. After some more testing I am coming around to the fact that the multiple triggers are fine with dorks out, both to beef up blockers and because it doesn't take too many triggers to go off before you're putting them on bodies with evasion/non-mana abilities. It has also been relevant to getting Selvala, Heart of the Wilds out of a lower-X Toxic Deluge range.
-As to Dragons, I'm currently not missing any particular one that I've cut, including Hellkite Tyrant . If anything it just increases our perceived threat level and draws hate a bit before we're equipped to snowball or deal with it. I may make some cuts to find room again for Dragonlord Kolaghan and Glorybringer , in that order.
- Teferi's Protection is another card that's a meta call, but personally I'm still a bit down on it, as it is very good for casual games but very meh for competitive games. It saved my bacon against an alpha swing from a Bogles-style Enchantress deck once, but it doesn't protect from infinite mill wins, and usually also some storm wins, Lab Man lines, and/or Walking Ballista lines. I'd rather just have the single one blue counterspell, Stubborn Denial , for backup against Cyclonic Rift or sweeper effects we don't want to see stick. The Greater Good package is here for more consistent sweeper protection with a higher ceiling, and I don't like holding up 3CMC for what is often essentially a flexible Fog effect. But that's just me, and in many cases Teferi's Protection can be a real beast. I'd just rather have the flexibility and lower CMC of the hard counter for non-creature spells.
-I don't think we need 3CMC draw, either; instead, I'm looking at a way to recur Patriarch's Bidding so we can go off twice and dig through most of the deck over two turns with Greater Good out. So far I'm going the most mana-efficient route and playing Noxious Revival , as that also can serve as graveyard hate against opponents in corner cases, and since it can be cast for 2 life/Phyrexian mana only, and at instant speed (vs Regrowth ).
-If anything, at the moment, I may do some work on my land choices, eventually just biting the bullet and swapping the extra Forest/Mountain in Sheltered Thicket for Taiga , re-evaluating Path of Ancestry for Exotic Orchard or Forbidden Orchard , and swapping Homeward Path for another colored source, possibly Sunpetal Grove .
Patriarch's Bidding occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%