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Priest of Gix Discussion
2 months ago
@wikd8ball: Good tip. I like the zero cost creatures because either the opponent won't pay for something so insignificant, making them consistent free blockers, or they will, and I paid nothing but one card to deal 3 damage. They also have infinite loops with Viscera Seer and both altars if the opponent won't pay, typically forcing them to do so.
However, I won't deny that they can be very insignificant themselves to me. Currently considering...
Still on the fence but it's worth a look at, thank you. Also, I'm not so sure I need Reliquary Tower, all the times I've played this deck I've never had issues with hand size, and it only really has a cool interaction with Necropotence which is inconsistent to pull off. Are you seeing something I am not? I'm not positive that giving up a W or B mana land for a C one that has a janky effect is particularly worthwhile.
2 months ago
Sorry for the wait, let's get down to buisness!
It's late at night, so for now I'll list cards to consider/buy under 2 dollars, then later I'll list cards that are expensive/not very good. (note: I didn't memorize your list, so if I say something that's already on there, sorry)
For cards to buy, I'd get Anathemancer, Anger, Bone Shredder Disciple of Bolas Flayer of the Hatebound Mesmeric Fiend Nekrataal Shriekmaw, Priest of Gix Priest of Urabrask Zealous Conscripts Ashnod's Altar (<-- BUY THIS) Reito Lantern Soldevi Digger Tel-Jilad Stylus Heartstone Darksteel Pendant Crystal Ball Rakdos Signet Diabolic Revelation Dreadbore Gild Terminate Rakdos Charm Falkenrath Marauders Rise from the Grave Swiftfoot Boots
Hidden in those cards gives you an infinite mana combo! Here it is: You need your commander out. Then you use Priest of Gix/Priest of Urabrask to pull off the bottom onto the battlefield. Then use Ashnod's Altar to sacrifice the priest. You now have 3 mana because of the Priest enter the battlefield, and 2 because of Ashnod's Altar. You then use Soldevi Digger or + to put it back on the bottom of your library. That costs 2, so now you have 3 left. Use 2 to activate Grenzo again. You still have one left. That puts a priest into the graveyard (because you just put it on the bottom) then back onto the battlefield. Repeat infinite times! (Ask me later for more detailed description.)
For cards to cut... try Mana Echoes, Sensei's Divining Top, Fated Return (too expensive to cast) Rune-Scarred Demon LANDS you probably want around 37-38-36 Moggcatcher Goblin Piledriver and whatever else you want to cut (maybe Goblin Chieftain?) Most of those cards are a little out of budget.
Next time I'm at the shop, I'll ask Dylan about cards he thinks would be good, and I'll try to get some for you :)
Also, I suggest clicking the little green button with the checkmark under the card to say I LIKE THIS SUGGESTION ! It helps me out and it keeps them folded away for future reference!
3 months ago
There's been a number of suggestions covered here, but to expand on ThatBlueMage's black aggro suggestion:
You can definitely make a solid black aggro deck for 2 or less mana with some older cards. Dark Ritual, Carnophage, Sarcomancy, Black Knight, Dauthi Warlord and other <=2 mana shadow creatures as a start - Even Flesh Reaver if you're feeling a bit brave. Some hand disruption with Hymn to Tourach and Thoughtseize, and cheap removal like Diabolic Edict. I'm pretty ignorant of everything that came out starting at Mercadian Masques up until Theros Block, so there's probably some alternatives in there that are as good or better.
I make no claim that this is any better or worse than the other suggestions, but at least I really enjoy this deck style, and it is very aggressive.
3 months ago
Wake the Dead would be a good inclusion in my Sidisi self-mill reanimator decklist, and I would like a combo or two - preferably with budget pieces - to recur everything in my graveyard as cheap as possible for a total blowout.
I'm thinking something along the lines of Wake the Dead with X=2, fetch Eternal Witness / Archaeomancer (to fetch Wake back) and Priest of Gix, sac both to Ashnod's Altar and cast Wake again for X = 5. Fetch the same pieces and whatever else I would like as my blockers, or nice ETB-effects. Combine with Blood Artist to kill everybody, Man-o'-War to bounce everything, Deranged Hermit for infinite squirrels, Mulldrifter to draw cards, Yavimaya Elder for ramp, Rune-Scarred Demon for tutoring, etc.
Is this a viable combo? Does it work the way I think it will? Any other suggestions for abusing Wake the Dead?
8 months ago
9 months ago
I believe it goes this way : you have Heartless Summoning and Havengul Lich in play, a Priest of Gix in your graveyard. The priest will only cost you 1 colorless to pay for the lich's ability and 1 black mana for himself thanks to heartless summoning. He comes into play gives you 3 black mana and then dies because heartless summoning gives him -1/-1. You may repeat the process as many times as you like and gain 1 black mana each time.
9 months ago
Hey, congratulations on your first foray into EDH / CMDR. Couple of things I would suggest which shouldn't bee too hard to acquire...1) More Graveyard hate - Bojuka Bog / Tormod's Crypt should be good for you (Crypt + Trading Post are a nice synergy)2) Viscera Seer , Blood Artist , Necrotic Sliver , Hell's Caretaker - these are cards which I highly value in any sac/recur based deck.3) Review your sweeps - Whilst Terminus and False Prophet are good, consider that they affect your creatures too.
I think you have a really nice shell to tune up, with some cards that will be all-stars, but there are a few which I think will be underwhelming when you play them (Priest of Gix , Jinxed Idol , Death Pit Offering )
9 months ago
I was just thinking, I play a Sac-centric version of Karador. Victimize + Eternal Witness + Priest of Gix + Altar of Dementia or Ashnod's Altar or Phyrexian Altar could give rise to some interesting combos...
I have a pretty solid Karador deck list in my profile, check it out.
|Power / Toughness||2/1|
|Avg. draft pick||5.22|
|Avg. cube pick||7.21|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition||Uncommon|