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Pillar of Origins
As Pillar of Origins enters the battlefield, choose a creature type. : Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to cast a creature spell of the chosen type.
Pillar of Origins Discussion
2 weeks ago
Do you play a particular format, or just kitchen table with friends?
Either way your mana curve could use a bit of work. you have a lot of 3 and 5 cmc cards in here. I don't know what kind of card pool/budget you have access to, but you may consider some generic tribal support cards, such as: Steely Resolve , Descendants' Path , Stoneforge Masterwork , or Pillar of Origins .
Given how much token generation you have in here, Parallel Lives could be worth looking at as well.
You may also want to run a few more lands. 20 is pretty slim. I'd recommend 2-4 more probably, unless you include some ramping options, like the previously mentioned Pillar of Origins , or effects like Rampant Growth .
This looks fun though. I love seeing people brew with unusual tribes.
1 month ago
Mirari's Wake is super slow and couuld be cheaper ramp. I don't know how you feel about running non-sliver cards, but stuff like Birds of Paradise , Avacyn's Pilgrim , Elves of Deep Shadow , etc. should be here. More low end ramp means yo ucan get your commander down faster which means spewing out slivers sooner.
Would recommend swapping Rupture Spire out with Mana Confluence . I don't think you need ot be running 38 lands, especially if you work to pull your curve down a bit (try targetting something more like 2.5 average CMC). In that case you could free up 2-3 lands for other cards.
1 month ago
I know some of these get up to the $10-$15 mark but worth checking out. Also check out ixalan block or commander 17 has some more generic tribal things.
1 month ago
Pretty much any mana rock will be better than Manalith . You may have enough other ramp to just drop it entirely though you could replace with something with cheaper CMC like Pillar of Origins or Coldsteel Heart .
You could really use some additional removal. Some suggestions: Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile will permanently get rid of a creature; Vandalblast , Wear / Tear , Crush Contraband , Force of Vigor , Krosan Grip are all good ways to deal with problematic artifacts and/or enchantments; Beast Within and Chaos Warp are great catch-alls. You obviously don't need all of these but you should think about adding 2-3 so you have a chance to break up some decks' gameplans.
2 months ago
Hmm looking through your decklist, I feel like you could profit from some more early ramp, and from cutting some win more cards. I like the inclusion of Armageddon etc, however Ghaji just feels like you don't really need him.
I would cut Avacyn, Angel of Hope , Child of Alara , Gahiji, Honored One , Sliver Queen , Terminus , Hallowed Burial , Merciless Eviction , Pillar of Origins , Herald's Horn , Door of Destinies , Darksteel Forge , Call to the Kindred .
Instead I would Play Nature's Lore , Three Visits , Search for Tomorrow , Skyshroud Claim , Vampiric Tutor , Fellwar Stone , Fact or Fiction , Intruder Alarm , Living Death , Patriarch's Bidding , Teferi's Protection , Mana Drain
2 months ago
If you need help with knowing how much/what ramp to use, you might want to check out https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/brewer-s-minute-ramp-math
I am not an expert in mono, but for you I recommend adding:
Myriad Landscape can go in almost any edh deck
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is solid in any one- or two-colour deck
Lake of the Dead has a downside, but you won't care when you're using it (trust me)
Petrified Field to protect valuable lands.
I'm not sure how I feel about Temple of the False God , but it is an EDH classic.
Other mono ramp
I ended up finding so many mono ramp cards I thought I might as well make a more full list.
Solemn Simulacrum is a good catch-all
Nirkana Revenant is good in the right deck
Bog Witch is kind of weird, but has fringe uses
I haven't thought hard, but you might be able to do some flicker shenanigans with Priest of Gix
Worst case, an edh deck can always load up on rocks. These are some of the best ones for mono black
Sol Ring every edh deck should include this
Pillar of Origins for tribal decks
In most games, these do the same thing: Commander's Sphere , Cryptolith Fragment Flip, Cultivator's Caravan , Darksteel Ingot , Hierophant's Chalice , Honor-Worn Shaku , Mana Prism , Manalith , Orazca Relic , Phyrexian Totem , Powerstone Shard , Pristine Talisman , Seer's Lantern , Serum Powder , Skull of Ramos , Sol Grail , Spectral Searchlight , Vessel of Endless Rest , Victory Chimes , and Chromatic Lantern
Thought Vessel if you fill your hand
Chrome Mox is usually worth the card disadvantage
Mox Amber if you usually have your commander/a legendary thing out
Mox Diamond if lands in your graveyard is a good thing
Mox Opal if you have 2+ extra artifacts
Black Market is good if you tend to sacrifice/kill a lot of creatures
Liliana of the Dark Realms is nice with proliferate, and makes sure you don't miss land drops in the mid/late-game
Sword of the Animist is best with one-mana creatures, and if you attack often, but might be justified even if not
Carnival of Souls is fun with some creature-based combos
Crypt of Agadeem works, but only if you consistently have 4+ creatures in the graveyard
Phyrexian Tower eats your creatures
Cabal Coffers is a staple
Cabal Stronghold is great if you can't afford many nonbasics, and might be good enough besides.
2 months ago
Saheeli's Directive can be very fun.
Kindred Charge will also trigger enter the battelfield effect and can help tou finish the game.
Pillar of Origins can reaplece one of your mana artifact.
3 months ago
raptor20 , I had Pillar of Origins in here initially and yes, while it is good ramp for tribal, I found that when I'm one mana short of casting a game winning non-dinosaur spell it made me want to cut it, So i did. Thanks for the suggestion though!
Pillar of Origins occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%