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Whenever another creature you control dies, create a colorless Treasure artifact token with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."
Pitiless Plunderer Discussion
5 days ago
AtlasVGM: No problem. Only reason I suggested Pitiless Plunderer is because I saw you had Pawn of Ulamog and Pitiless Plunderer does something similar except it gives you colored mana. War of the Spark seems like such an awesome set for mono- players. I'm super excited about it.
1 week ago
Merciless Executioner Plaguecrafter etc. Give you a double trigger and you can sacrifice them to their own ability Or sac a token and save them for blocking. Get a Blasting Station to add extra value damage Ashnod's Altar Phyrexian Altar probably a total of 6 to 8 sac outlets. Pitiless Plunderer for more mana. Green ramp spells, Blood Artist , Zulaport Cutthroat Vindictive Vampire Falkenrath Noble to drain and gain life. Whisper, Blood Liturgist and Hell's Caretaker are great sac/recursion. some creatures that etb and give you creatures tokens, such as Sengir Autocrat . Sanguine Bond if you want to further capitalize on the life gain. Torment of Hailfire to kick em while they are down. Smothering Abomination Sifter of Skulls Razaketh, the Foulblooded and that is mostly just the black part of the deck. The nice thing about Golgari is that there are a great deal of synergies between the legendary and dual coloured creatures to a point where a lot of them are playable in each other’s decks and when you sac a creature of both colours you receive both benefits from savra. A life gain sub theme or mass resurrection are both decent approaches. Buried Alive and Entomb are great! Well I’m sure that you probably were aware of most of these cards but hopefully these are useful to you. I will check back later to see who you chose as a commander. Cheers.
1 week ago
chirz2792 thanks for the advice! I will definitely add Liliana, Dreadhorde General when WotS releases. I will try out Black Market , looks like a good fit. I already have a good amount of ramp though so Pitiless Plunderer might be too much. :)
1 week ago
1 week ago
I feel like Intruder Alarm and some mana dorks(myr?) might go visciously infinite with Oona. Not sure if that is competitive enough for you. Even if you had any combination of Phyrexian Altar or Ashnod's Altar with Pitiless Plunderer and Intruder Alarm some mana dorks and could generate tokens with oona you go infinite I think. Or something in that neighbourhood.
2 weeks ago
Mirage Mirror , one of my favorite pet cards!
I would probably also end up picking Bog Initiate if I were running Ashnod's Altar , too. I ran the pair for a bit, but I'm going a bit of a token fuel route with Pawn of Ulamog / Sifter of Skulls with Dross Harvester and Pitiless Plunderer . Initiate also helps with Ancient Tomb / Sol Ring / Temple of the False God , of course.
Also Vesuva could replace a Swamp, not just one of your nonbasics, because if nothing else it can be a Swamp. But of your nonbasics, Path of Ancestry only supports 4 of your cards, including Chainer, for only a rare scry 1. Has Ash Barrens been useful? I run fetchlands because of Rings of Brighthearth and it would turn that into ", discard Ash Barrens: Search my library for 2 Swamps and put them in my hand, shuffle library".
With three sources of "no maximum hand size", do you ever aim Sadistic Hypnotist at yourself as a discard outlet, or do you just not encounter a need to pitch something from your hand?
3 weeks ago
Bunch of cuts, bunch of additions! Notably, Meteor Golem gives us a not-completely-embarrassing out to Stony Silence/Null Rod effects, which otherwise shut down Phyrexian Altar , treasure tokens from Pitiless Plunderer , and Walking Ballista (in other words, all of our win conditions) as well as Rest in Peace and Leyline of the Void , meaning the stupid Rings/Monolith combo is no longer relevant!
Main theme of many of the changes is maxing out on redundant effects for recursive creatures and interchangeable pieces for the end win condition, as well as the full suite of 'draw cards on death' triggers to go with our recursive dorks.
Gravecrawler and Nether Spirit are obvious, as the cleanest win conditions. Bloodghast is largely for value, or for a free body to come in alongside a Buried Alive fetching Razaketh. Bloodsoaked Champion is a cheaper alternative to Reassembling Skeleton , which I hate paying the upfront 2 mana for. (It also has the fringe benefit of being a Warrior, which plays nicely with Mindblade Render !)
Replaced the one-shot card draw like Night's Whisper with more engines. Particularly nice if you have Walking Ballista + Mikaeus, the Unhallowed with no sac outlet (Ballista can kill itself repeatedly to draw into an unrestricted sac outlet) or Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar / Pitiless Plunderer + sac outlet without a source of extra bodies or mana.
Other miscellaneous additions:
Pitiless Plunderer -- Excellent addition, reanimate-able Altar as long as you have a sac outlet on board. Can even stockpile Treasures for burst turns or casting fat.
Diregraf Colossus -- Not super useful on its own, but it does serve fairly cleanly as a castable/reanimate-able Bridge from Below while also being a Zombie for Gravecrawler. Major downside is that it does absolutely nothing with Nether Spirit or any other card combinations, so I'm on the fence but excited to give it a shot.
Priest of Forgotten Gods -- Came in to accompany the greater focus on recursive dorks and death draw triggers. Very, very good with Pawn of Ulamog/Diregraf Colossus tokens.
Stitcher's Supplier -- Little dude does SO MUCH WORK. Liliana -1 to bring him back is a fairly common play, and often very strong. It's even a zombie!
As soon as War of the Spark is released, Liliana's Triumph is slotting RIGHT in; card is nuts.
3 weeks ago
Appreciate the love!
I'd considered adding a couple hard wipes like you suggested, since all of my removal currently is creature-hate. As for Revel in Riches , I usually only bring it out if I'm sure I'll win with it. The real treasure powerhouse in here is Pitiless Plunderer , since it's triggered by all creatures I control rather than just non-token creatures like so many other "dies" effects.
Temporal Extortion has actually won a few games for me since I added it to the deck. It's useful for securing the Revel in Riches win, and if I really wanted to kick things up a notch, I'd throw in Exquisite Blood for a little added risk/reward, and to combo with Sanguine Bond .
We try to avoid infinite combos at my table though, and this is one of my strict budget decks to try and keep the power curve in check for some of the newer players.
Pitiless Plunderer occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.04%
W/B (Orzhov): 0.76%