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|Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition (DDE)||Uncommon|
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Priest of Gix
Creature — Human Cleric Minion
When Priest of Gix enters the battlefield, add (Black)(Black)(Black) to your mana pool.
Priest of Gix Discussion
1 week ago
I like Grenzo decks. Here's a couple of cards I thought might work well with your build. Junktroller and Reito Lantern give you more copies of the Epitaph Golem effect. Heartstone will let you use his ability two times as much, as long as you're okay with it helping your opponents, too.
As it currently stands, your deck could use more creatures in order to use Grenzo's ability better. With only 20 creatures, you'll whiff 3 out of 4 times. There are lots of creatures who have similar abilities to cards in your deck. Here are some examples.
2 weeks ago
So if you like weird combos, and aren't opposed to infinite combos, you can run Priest of Gix , Priest of Urabrask , and Viscera Seer or any sac outlet, with epitaph on the field and heartstone (assuming you also have grenzo on the field) to produce inifnite mana. ex: grenzo ability for 1. priest to field, 3 mana. sac priest to sac outlet, activate epitaph. 2 mana. activate grenzo. 1 mana. priest to field. 4 mana. I had a janky grenzo deck and this takes me back when it was able to be played. you can also either go really big, near infinite, or infinite with workhorse and end up cutting out the sac outlet. There's infinite etb or death triggers which zulaport loves. maybe put in Blood Artist and/or Falkenrath Noble as they do the same thing as zulaport. I am all for redundancy in a deck because it creates consistency which is extremely important. I would suggest doing a jank Doomsday build but frankly, if you're building doomsday, you might as well go competitive with the deck. Murderous redcap loves ashnod's altar with this jank. And as a final food for thought, maybe run a few utility creatures, Crystal Ball and/or Darksteel Pendant for scrying to get creatures to bottom for grenzo, and utility creatures like Ravenous Chupacabra or Vampire Hexmage for some spot removal and utility against planeswalkers. Definitely getting an upvote my dude! if you want any deck suggestions or help on the deck, message me if you'd like!
4 weeks ago
SamsWrath, I think you are missing part of the point of this deck. The more noncreature cards we throw in the deck, the more chance we have of wasting two mana. This deck wants to minimize those chances in every way possible by ensuring any sorcery or instant it runs can be recurred from the graveyard by itself (thus we run Dread Return ). If we throw in Corpse Dance , Yawgmoth's Will and Demonic Tutor , then we're just asking for some dead flips that don't immediately impact the board. So I typically pass on any noncreature card unless it's an immensely powerful artifact (because it can be recurred through several of our creatures) or it can cast itself from the graveyard (flashback, retrace, etc.).
As for Priest of Gix , he was removed as of the most recent build for Emrakul's Hatcher who is much more versatile. Cathodion doesn't in and of himself provide the mana for more flips and requires a sac outlet (which we typically get through flips), so he seems a little slow to me. I either want creatures to have immediate impact once they hit or provide immense value for a delayed payoff; anything that doesn't meet either of these criteria is cut. As for Su-Chi , he's 4 power and I have a whole section in the primer detailing the importance of Grenzo being at X=1 (flip creatures of power 3 and below).
Arcbound Reclaimer , however, has been on my radar for a while. I'm not a huge fan of putting the important piece to the top of our deck and potentially delaying when we can play it, but overall it could be worth it. I'll add it to the Maybeboard and will do some testing with it.
1 month ago
The piles are flexible.
Priest of Gix or Priest of Urabrask or Overeager Apprentice + Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker (tap to make a copy of the priest) + Goblin Sledder or Mogg Raider (sac to itself to give Grenzo +1/+1 until the end of turn) + Zealous Conscripts (untap Kiki and make infinite Conscripts)
Priest of Gix or Priest of Urabrask or Overeager Apprentice + Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker (tap to make a copy of the priest) + Skirk Prospector + Murderous Redcap (sac Redcap and Kiki to Prospector and with Redcap's Persist trigger on the stack use Grenzo's ability again) + Metallic Mimic (the +1/+1 from Mimic will cancel out -1/-1 from redcap's persist for infinite direct damage when sacrificed to Prospector).
1 month ago
Doomsday has the most amazing synergy with Grenzo's ability. Cast Doomsday and build the pile from the bottom up starting with Priest of Gix or Priest of Urabrask, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, (tap Kiki to make a copy of the priest), Mogg Raider or Goblin Sledder (sacrificed to itself to give Grenzo +1/+1 until end of turn) and then Zealous Conscripts (targeting and untapping Kiki starting the Kiki/Conscripts infinite). You can also use a similar Doomsday pile with Metallic Mimic, Murderous Redcap and Skirk Prospector.
2 months ago
Hmm, it depends on the life gain you will get. The problem with most Orzhov decks is that the card draw is fairly limited to only black, the draws we can get is based on life. What's great is Ad Nauseam is an instant speed spell, paying 15 life is not the worse for refilling your hand for 7 cards. The downside is yes you reveal but at the same time that's 7 cards more resources than your opponents. You will also negate the life loss with the gain from your Clerics, that's my perspective on it.
That aside their are a couple other suggestions, like Gadiaten recommended earlier Lifeline is a hell of a card in Ayli. Oversold Cemetery is another create card to keep that pressure on board. Academy Rector is a cleric that can grab you any enchantment card straight to the battlefield. Alms Collector is like the more fair version of Notion Thief but it is worth consideration for a slot. Children of Korlis is hidden tech with life loss like say Necropotence or like I said Ad Nauseam :P. Custodi Soulcaller is a decent card that reanimates as well. Ethersworn Canonist is great when slowing down opponent's and vindicating their board with Ayli. Same with Leonin Arbiter, taxes them for searching their library. Sanctum Prelate is also another good card for disruption. Order of Whiteclay can be used for recursion as well, although a bit slow.
Priest of Gix can lead to ramp if you have Edgewalker on field as well. Twilight Prophet is also a card I like cuz it gains you life and card draw. Same with Tymna the Weaver. Weathered Wayfarer is a card that also fixes your mana.
3 months ago
I have yet another completely different way to build this deck. This is my sixth time typing this comment, because my damn internet keeps cutting out. I'm starting to get very irritated. That being said, I'm gonna try and be brief about this.
It's gravestorm. Get as many deathtriggers as you can in one turn.
You could also run a few infinite combos if you want:
There's a deck that does exactly what I'm talking about, and it does it very well. It's cEDH, and you're probably not looking for that, but it is a good way to see what I mean if you don't already. Garna The Broflame
I hope I've adequately served my Queen!
Priest of Gix occurrence in decks from the last year
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