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Phyrexian Tower Discussion
1 week ago
1 week ago
n0bunga This list actually runs 7 lands that can produce 1 colorless mana, inclusive of Cavern of Souls , Phyrexian Tower , Gemstone Caverns as well as the 4 you mention, Homeward Path , Emergence Zone , Twilight Mire , Llanowar Wastes
1 week ago
Phyrexian Tower is a really good include. I might even take out a Swamp for that. Good thinking.
1 week ago
I could see adding Dark Ritual and Culling the Weak for more mana (possibly even Phyrexian Tower ) and Emergence Zone so you can cast Josu right before your turn and Haakon, Stromgald Scourge so you can cast him from the graveyard.
1 week ago
Thanks so much for the feedback. I was thinking of swapping out the Cavern of Souls in favor of a copy of Phyrexian Tower as the double black seems more valuable. Overall though, the list seems very solid. Thanks again for taking the time. I hope to see videos of more games with Yawgmoth.
2 weeks ago
Have you considered playing a Phyrexian Tower . It would act as another sac engine and give great mana value.
4 weeks ago
I like Teneb, the Harvester and Grisly Salvage , maybe Champion's Helm if you have it; I like it more than the blackblade. Fun and good lands could be Eiganjo Castle , Phyrexian Tower , Untaidake, the Cloud Keeper
1 month ago
Erebos, God of the Dead is a fun general -- good luck!
Most EDH games are decided by card advantage. You're typically facing down three opponents, meaning you're facing down about three times as many cards as you yourself can produce. Thus, anything that can recoup card advantage through mass draw or multi-for-ones is a good addition to a deck. With Erebos, I had a lot of luck with Words of Waste . This is an instant-speed discard effect (through Erebos' draw ability) and mana sink for the end of your opponents turns.
In a similar vein, cards like Smallpox are good for cleaning up the board from early threats, as well as setting back your opponents. I don't see it played that much, but I've had good success playing it myself. Pox is another option, but it is harder to minimize its damage to you as well.
Depending on your card pool, you may want to consider running Snow-Covered Swamp s instead of Swamp s. This allows you to run something like Dead of Winter instead of Languish ; it's more mana-efficient and tends to have a bigger effect.
Black doesn't have a lot of options in terms of mana-ramp. I see you've included Crypt Ghast and Cabal Stronghold (both powerful), but you should also consider artifact ramp. Sol Ring is an auto-include in almost every EDH deck, and cards like Charcoal Diamond , Coldsteel Heart , Mind Stone , Thought Vessel , Mana Vault , Mana Crypt (if you proxy or want to sell a kidney) and Everflowing Chalice are great as well.
One combo I had good luck with while playing Erebos was Raven's Crime with Null Profusion . This allows you to essentially cycle any dead lands you draw by casting Raven's Crime from the yard, while also making an opponent discard. In the discard vein, you seem to have some good discard pieces in your list already. Including Geth's Grimoire makes these into card advantage for you, and Waste Not is a great value engine. Syphon Mind is both a mass-discard spell and a mass-draw spell.
In your land-package, I think you should cut Leechridden Swamp . A majority of the time, losing one life isn't going to be significant; furthermore, entering tapped is a severe drawback. Running a normal or snow-covered Swamp is better.
A few of your creature inclusions are questionable. Gifted Aetherborn , Pawn of Ulamog and Basilica Screecher are not likely to have much of an effect on the board, and Brain Maggot or Kitesail Freebooter likely should be replaced with more global and/or recurring discard effects.
I feel that a lot of your spot removal consists of one-for-ones. Consume Spirit and Corrupt are good when there is only a single threat on the board, but are simply not good enough if two or more opponents are applying pressure at a given moment. Damnation and Toxic Deluge are the best black board-wipes, though they can be very expensive; I advise Nevinyrral's Disk or Perilous Vault as budget considerations. The life-gain effects of Consume Spirit and the like are probably not necessary when you're running Whip of Erebos and Pontiff of Blight .
Tutors are amazing in EDH. Demonic Tutor is the gold-standard, though it is expensive. Diabolic Tutor , which you run, is functionally identical to Mastermind's Acquisition in EDH -- you may want to consider running the latter for redundancy.
Because of the draw-power stapled on Erebos, you may want to consider running cards like Mindslicer . You'll recover much faster than your opponents, and with things like Waste Not or Geth's Grimoire on the field its a real powerhouse. This would require a sac-outlet; Phyrexian Tower is a good option here.
Phyrexian Tower occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.07%
WB (Orzhov): 0.69%