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Phyrexian Tower Discussion
2 weeks ago
Phyrexian Tower is outside my budget, don't get me wrong would love it but....
After looking at Gottsplitter deck, I think this is going to become Grixis. Dimir House Guard is gonna make a great addition to it.
2 weeks ago
Hi there! I work on a somewhat similar deck (but without enchantment donation) and maybe got some ideas for you:
- Maybe some more Fetchlands so you can't get bolted with Immortal Coil on your side before donating it. Also its pretty good to have some extra life and card draw if you cant get an Trader running or a Harmless Offering.
- Think about Grab the Reins over Mark of Mutiny for its sacrifice possibility
- Something like Phyrexian Tower to sacrifice stolen creatures when your Bazaar Trader got killed again
- Thought about Nihil Spellbomb over Crypt? Costs more mana, but can give you a card
Here is my decklist: Grixis Coil Trader
1 month ago
Nice deck! I think it looks like a fun one to play. I will have to think about the questions above, but for types of suggestions- I think another board sweeper of some kind could be useful. I mention this as in my current grixis list I ran into trouble against players with protection from black/blue and I needed an additional way to deal with them that got around targeting. One card that while not a Zombie, does some work is Duplicant.
Another card that I think would be fun for your list is Gray Merchant of Asphodel. That card could do some awesome things in your list.
You already have a Volrath's Stronghold, which is awesome. I like pairing that with Phyrexian Tower. You can use the 2 mana you get from sacrificing a creature to the tower to put the creature card back on top of your library. It has been a helpful way to save some of my creatures from targeted removal and board wipes if I leave at least the stronghold and the tower up. If you do that with gray merchant it can be a fun little combo. Thank you for sharing!
1 month ago
Last_Laugh, thanks for the quick response.
Butcher of Malakir is definitely on the watch list. I am playing six creatures that sacrifice, Grave Pact, Eldrazi Monument, Phyrexian Tower and Diabolic Intent. You make a good case for Anowon, the Ruin Sage.
I may cut Urza's Incubator for the reasons you mentioned. The draw effect on Herald’s Horn make it more valuable in this deck. I play all the mana artifacts that you do. The lack of green's ramp seems to make both of these necessary but again you make great points.
I held Coat of Arms out of this deck originally for the tribal meta issues you raised. I decided that we are the best of the tribal decks to abuse Coat of Arms so I am testing it now. The Wizards deck needs to be combo to win not aggro. The Dragon deck seems to only have a few dragons out at one time.
The life loss from Dark Prophecy is a concern. We play a lot of lifelink creatures so the hope is they mitigate the loss of life. Board wipes are the bane of this deck. I have tried to put in as much anti-wipe tech as I can.
You mentioned that you are not playing Purphoros, God of the Forge to keep the deck's power level in check. Are there anymore cards you are not playing because of power level?
2 months ago
Actually, there is one extremely convoluted situation where a creature with 0/0 toughness can be sacrificed.
Your opponent casts Word of Command on you. It resolves. As it does so, he chooses Barbed Battlegear in your hand. First, he makes you sacrifice Abandoned Outpost to make a mana (which Word of Command allows him to do). Now the Allosaurus Rider token is a 0/0. Now he makes you sacrifice it to Phyrexian Tower and you cast your battlegear.
Congratulations: you sacrificed a 0/0 token!
2 months ago
Thank you for the compliment Profet93!
For upgrades, I'd probably drop the Urzas' (I love their artwork and it's a mini goal to randomly assemble them) for Cabal Coffers, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and Phyrexian Tower. I personally like deck thinning so fetches that find swamps could be swapped in too.
I'd probably trim the discard ETB guys and Mogis Marauder for Massacre Wurm, Demon of Dark Schemes, and Kokusho, the Evening Star. People going wide on us can be a problem and also people tend to hit us more as we steal more from them. Hence trimming tokens and stealing life are solid.
They key is trying to hit multiple categories for each card, 2+ ideally, and also taking your meta into consideration.
Let me know if you make a list for him, I always enjoy seeing people's unique takes with the same commander.
2 months ago
Phyrexian Tower and Volrath's Stronghold are good cards to have. You might want to consider Anointed Procession and Purphoros, God of the Forge as well. Having all your vampires dome everyone for 6 is just fantastic. Add in Bontu's Monument and you have a nice little engine going. X-spell or two would be good if you add Cabal Coffers in there as well as Nirkana Revenant or Crypt Ghast.
Is your meta tribal central? If not Patriarch's Bidding will probably be good as well! Best of luck
Fine_Dough on Meren
2 months ago
Ok! I've got a lot of suggestions, so here goes.Alrighty, I'd recommend:
Razaketh, the Foulblooded (Weenies = Tutors.)
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed (Big combo daddy.)
Triskelion (Also combos with Mikaeus.)
Phyrexian Devourer (See above combo.)
Walking Ballista (The holy grail of combo pieces.)
Bayou (Very expensive, but worth picking up if you feel like affording it.)
Contamination (A mean green stax machine, you can infinite lock them with a token generator like any of the two above.)
Survival of the Fittest (The almighty god of hand sculpting.)
Mana Crypt (Another expensive one. It's very good, but very expensive, so if you don't wind up running it, it's perfectly understandable.)
Mox Diamond (The pricetags on these cards are ridiculous.)
And that is about it. Sorry for nuking you with all of these cards lmao but I would be very happy if I could help you out. And, of course, you don't have to use my suggestions, if you don't feel like it. After all, they're pretty pricey lol.