Phyrexian Altar

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Sacrifice a creature: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

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Bricksolr on Sweet Mother, Sweet Mother...

1 day ago

There's a lot of stuff here which is good, but I don't want to dish out $20+ for ex. Phyrexian Altar

There's also stuff on here like Jokulhaups and Sadistic Hypnotist which I probably should play, but this deck already draws a lot of hate from my playgroup, so I would rather not destroy all lands and make people discard their entire hand.

I actually have never seen Ogre Battledriver in a list before, but it looks sick here because of the haste.

I also like the idea of Falkenrath Aristocrat, I dismissed it initially, but I am now realizing I don't have enough sac outlets in the deck.

The other stuff I seemed okay to me, but not quite good enough to make the cut. Thanks for the suggestions Last_Laugh.

GMD_1090 on RamaLama

1 day ago

since you dont have a decklist for hapatra, i'll leave this here for you: Living Plane (if you has lots of mula) plus hapatra = one sided armageddon. you will win shortly after.

likewise, a more affordable version of this would be Kamahl, Fist of Krosa and Phyrexian Altar (sac a snake for a green, use kamahl, put the counter on a land, kill land, sac new snake, repeat.)

ShreddedByCrows on Mathas EDH - A Real Pain in the Neck (Get it?)

1 day ago

SenseiRamen Mathas, Fiend Seeker has the ability to be a fabulous political commander, I love your idea there and would definitely give it a try!

Your curve is generally correct, but I feel there are a few things you can change to optimize your deck (and I'll avoid expensive suggestions, in order to keep it affordable, suiting your budget). First of all, you could consider running two more lands (Mathas surely is a cheap commander but it better suits a more controlish game plan. I would prefer to run 36 lands in this purpose. I recommend you to give a look at the Rocky Tar Pit (it's basically a budget fetchland) and Myriad Landscape. The new Field of Ruin might interest you as it's a great political tool. Forbidden Orchard also is nice and affordable. Smoldering Marshand Canyon Slough are not that expensive and can help you stabilize your mana pool. And, only if it fits your budget issues, both Blood Crypt and Godless Shrine are good investments.

The Planar Bridge, even if it's a great card on its own, doesn't really match with your objectives. It's slow and will take too much time to be effective. If the ''tutor'' effect was what you were searching when you put this one into your deck, I suggest you some cards as Increasing Ambition or (a slow but more versatile card) Ring of Three Wishes.

An idea I find interesting with Mathas will concern the addition of a sacrifice outlet. With cards like a Skullclamp and a Bloodghast (I know, it's not a budget card actually, but you can find it for something like 10 euros now that it has been reprinted - if you're looking for a budget version, you can run the Reassembling Skeleton / Endless Cockroaches), it provides you an excellent card advantage, with cards like Ashnod's Altar / Phyrexian Altar it gives you the necessary resources for the late game. Not to say that the red colour also gives you access to tons of cards which allows you to take the control of your opponents' creatures for one turn (Captivating Crew for example)! Alongside the altars, those cards could enable you to kill the creatures you put a bounty counter onto and so you will gain the reward and gets nice value while slowing your opponents. It may require some testing time but it seems pretty decent.In control options, you have Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos and Attrition that could get the job done.

Tetzimoc, Primal Death seems really good here, and I'm glad someone finally decided to give it a try! With a Cloudstone Curio, you can bounce it back to your hand and restart clearing the board as much as you want, but you will have to think about adding other valuable etb effects and recursion's cards like Phyrexian Reclamation.

For more ''prison'' effects, there is the Windborn Muse and the brand new Baird, Steward of Argive.

Sheoldred, Whispering One is not a cheap card, but feels like a staple for your strategy and your deckbuilding.

You may give a try to Revel in Riches, but it's a greedy card. It has proved to be better than Black Market for me. In a tricolourous deck like yours, I will definetly play it.

You need more control tools. Hero's Downfall, Phyrexian Purge, Dreadbore, Orzhov Charm, etc. are great ones.

There is a lot of cards in your actual deck build that don't feel like a good idea since they just don't match with any strategy. Let's start with the Hoarding Dragon. It's a slow tutor and I can understand why you choose to play it, but it doesn't feel like a good idea. Jaya Ballard, Task Mage : the hate cards are bad because they often feel too situational and becomes dead cards. Even if Jaya provides you other options than the hate the blue guy one, she stays bad in comparison with other cards you could play (not saying that about expensive cards - even for a budget deck, she's just bad - cut it). Kulrath Knight doesn't do much in your deck... I mean... it's not such a bad card but come on, you want to pay 5 mana on something else than just a flying lil' body with wither. Kozilek, the Great Distortion is a great card, but it feels too slow here as you don't play anything to ramp, and, more important for your deck, it doesn't match with anything. If you absolutely want some eldrazi there, so add in some ramp cards and play Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, it will be much more efficient and synergize better with what you want to accomplish. Only 10 enchantments is not enough to get value from your Mesa Enchantress. Tariel, Reckoner of Souls is slow and doesn't do much. Shunt feels too situational. Righteous War is far from being interesting here, you will always prefer having Swiftfoot Boots over them... and I don't even know if you need those boots... no, I'm pretty sure you're fine without. Celestial Dawn doesn't do much and you will most of the time pay 3 to do nothing...which is bad.

A few suggestions :

  • Endless Whispers could be funny and fits very well the political theme!

  • Afterlife is a control tool which also left your opponent with a creature, it's nice not to make enemies.

  • Descent of the Dragons another control tool leaving your opponents with creatures. If your prison theme is strong enough, this card could be a staple as it puts 4-4 flying. Your opponents will slowly kill each other.

  • Disrupt Decorum mad flavorful card for a mad Mathas dude.

  • Besmirch not the best card ever, but could be interesting there.

  • Mogg Infestation lul

  • Chaos Warp doesn't kill your target, but it's still a really good and versatile answer.

  • Sarkhan the Mad look at the -2! (you will need a lot more protections if you go for it though, and chose to go for a lower curve (which is not such a bad idea btw))

  • Painful Quandary just a powerful and annoying control card - beware, it often attracts a lot of hate.

  • Solemn Simulacrum helps you to stabilize your mana base and gives you card draw.

I hope it would help you! Good luck with the deckbuilding and keep up the good work. :)

Last_Laugh on Sweet Mother, Sweet Mother...

5 days ago

This is a really good start. Got quite a few suggestions though as I have a very similar take on Marchesa that I've been playing for several years now.

First, creatures. Drana, Liberator of Malakir is great here as an alternate way to get counters on your team. Falkenrath Aristocrat is a hasty sac outlet and really good here. Oona's Blackguard and Metallic Mimic to get some more +1+1 counter love in here. Vindictive Lich and Sadistic Hypnotist for more hand hate. Haste is also huge and gives +1+1 counters sooner, consider Ogre Battledriver, Anger, and/or Urabrask the Hidden (and Hall of the Bandit Lord).

Artifacts - Talisman of Indulgence, Phyrexian Altar,

Enchantments and Instants- Look good

Sorceries - Jokulhaups and maybe some tutors like Diabolic Intent.

Anyways, feel free to check out my list for ideas. Feedback, upvotes, and ideas on any of my decks is appreciated. He who controls the Spice controls the Spice Girls

TheDeckMaker2300 on List of Interesting cards some may have forgotten

1 week ago

Part 2

Urborg Justice oh you just played In Garruk's Wake esc card I'm taking you down with me.

Well of Knowledge if you pay a fee we will grant you a bonus card for your draw step

Avenger en-Dal once per turn and only during combat but we got a machine gun of exile attackers

Spiritual Asylum let's buy some time to get ready for battle shall we

Kill Switch holy crud the breya ramp is getting to fast ...HIT THE EMEGENCY STOP QUICK!!!

Imi Statue looky looky Winter Orb for artifacts

Dust Elemental for two more mana a Whitemane Lion but two additional creatures and it can do itself...nice flicker and panic button use

Treacherous Urge you heard of Slave of Bolas right well this one can steal and sac from the hands of opponents and let's not forget stuff like Telepathy

Detritivore delicious nonbasic land removal that's untouchable and the chances of targets being on the field same odds of finding a cow on a field near a farm

Mana Maze oh that's evil star especially since I'm using it in eldrazi decks with devoid cards wich is a loop hole around this.

Backlash another Reflect Damage catergory card

Hammer Mage a driver for the street sweeper of artifact cards in play

Fountain Watch just play a Asceticism with this and you just gave your whole board immunity to spells and abilities

Volcanic Wind hmmmm only six to do easily atleast 20+ damage to creatures and sweep...amazing

Once a upon a time someone just cast Wrath of God esc card then all the sudden I play Natural Affinity then after resolve I cast Eerie Interlude or Teferi's Protection and either resolve every one surrenders and possible a table flip happens because now it sweeps the lands and creatures excepts mine the end.

Centaur Omenreader how convenient I also have a Cryptolith Rite in play

Thermopod only red but that's Phyrexian Altar on a creature

Soulquake a board sweep and group hug at the same time sweet

Sages of the Anima and this isn't a Animar staple because?

Fight to the Death hey I also played a all creatures are forced to block a particular creature escape card earlier board sweep for one player

Death Pits of Rath let's give everything deathtouch even instants/sorcery plus this is a budget No Mercy

Nature's Revolt no need for Living Plane this only needs a few coins to buy living plane needs Benjamin franklin bills

Head Games/Jester's Mask lets rig a opponent's hand with nothing but junk

Balancing Act is that what I... IT IS!!!

A LOOP HOLE OF PLAYING Balance!!!

Teferi's Protection your board then they have to sacrifice all the permanents

Well hope you like my stuff might have more in the future

MrGirth_MTG on Zada, Hedron Grinder - Storm

1 week ago

Why no Phyrexian Altar? Gives you a way to sac your non goblin creatures, or it's redundancy for Skirk Prospector

I_TappedWrong on Muldrotha Combo/Valuetide

1 week ago

Nim Deathmantle w/ Ashnod's Altar or Phyrexian Altar with a creature that makes tokens on etb like Avenger of Zendikar infinite mana

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