|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2)||Common|
|Iconic Masters (IMA)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2014 (C14)||Common|
|Commander 2013 (C13)||Common|
|New Phyrexia (NPH)||Common|
|Promo Set (000)||Common|
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Pristine Talisman Discussion
2 weeks ago
Hey, looks good, but consider more lands?
33 lands with only four additional mana sources is low with a five drop and a six drop Commanders. I suggest 38 lands with 8-10+ additional mana sources.
Cards to consider adding:
- Fetid Heath
- Godless Shrine
- Pristine Talisman
- Jet Medallion
- Pearl Medallion
- Oketra's Monument
- Bontu's Monument
The artifacts that reduce the casting cost of black and white spells are good with Krav and Regna since they have a lot of colorless mana in their mana costs.
Other cards to consider:
- Swords to Plowshares
- Enlightened Tutor
- Tymna the Weaver
- Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
- Zulaport Cutthroat
- Resplendent Angel
- Blind Obedience
- Dawn of Hope
- Archangel of Thune
- Sun Titan
If you like some of these suggestions I can help you to make cuts.
Good luck with your deck.
3 weeks ago
more adds: Pristine Talisman Dawn of Hope Krav, the Unredeemed and Regna, the Redeemer could fit in here nicely and I like how they tutor for one another. Palace Siege Painful Truths Whip of Erebos and Tymna the Weaver are all things I like but don't think are as good as the other stuff in this or my previous comment. I also really think you need one more land. Hall of the Bandit Lord would be amazing if you can get your hands on it, otherwise maybe a Path of Ancestry
1 month ago
Looks good for a first try! I don't know much about Heartless Hidetsugu, since I've only seen him played once, but I can tell you the one thing you're missing is a way for you to gain an odd amount of life and a way to ping your opponents for an odd amount of damage. You need to make sure they have an even life total and you have an odd life total when you activate Hidetsugu with a damage doubler. I recommend High Market and Miren, the Moaning Well , since you can activate them, sac'ing your commander with the ability on the stack, and Pristine Talisman . You're mono-colored, and this should slide into your manabase without having to give up much. Kumano, Master Yamabushi , Comet Storm , and Fireball are all ways to ping the way you like. I would also check out the page for Hidetsugu and the red staples page at EDHREC.
1 month ago
32 lands are not OK for a 4.01 average CMC deck with only 6 mana accelerants. I would suggest upping to 36 or 37 lands (Caves of Koilos, Tainted Field, Bojuka Bog, Shambling Vent, Orzhov Guildgate), getting some ramp with Orzhov Signet, Commander's Sphere, Pristine Talisman. I would remove win-more or non-synergistic cards, like Celestial Mantle and Phyrexian Processor. // Swords to Plowshares, Anguished Unmaking, Utter End and Merciless Eviction are the best removal in the format, and should be in every Orzhov deck.
1 month ago
Darth_Savage while I agree Riptide Chimera would be a better creature to use, I'm mainly using Drake Familiar because it has 2 CMC, to proc Claim. So I can fetch it when it goes to the graveyard if needed.
Glimpse the Unthinkable might be good at a burn mill deck, but the 1->3 CMC to card ratio from Startled Awake Flip comes close to the 1->5 ratio from glimpse, and it works as a creature on the graveyard, albeit a way overpriced one, but the option is at least there.
What I'm doing is that mill is the backup plan just in case my opponent heals more than I damage. The main plan is to lower life, while using things like Pristine Talisman/Sun Droplet/Dragon's Claw ETB life gain while using bounce duals from lands to facetank hits or stock up on life, etc.
The choice was either to get basic lands or remove artifact fetching from my lands, besides, barely anyone uses land removal.
2 months ago
My Balthor deck was initially a zombie-themed deck until I was tired of it and changed the strategy into a reanimator deck. At first it was just a big mana control deck, with Balthor as a support when your hand was empty and you needed more gas. Slowly it turned into a more combo-control deck with dredge elements.
Chainer needs a more dedicated deck, with more cards to protect him (Lightning Greaves), more sacrifice outlets, and more life gain effects like Sangromancer, Dross Harvester, Disciple of Griselbrand, Pristine Talisman, etc. That means less available card slots, less fun with big demons. Chainer is also more slower. You need a sacrifice outlet and 8 manas to be effective the turn you play him.
Over Balthor, Chainer is better in some way: he can target any graveyard, and you don't have problem if your opponents play black and/or red. He can be fast too with more Dark Ritual-like cards, which are more-or-less dead cards if you don't play combo.
So I prefer Balthor because it fits more what I'm looking for this deck: big reanimation turns with a high creature count.
For many years, Chainer was in my Balthor deck as a backup plan. He was finally cut for more faster reanimation options.
I've tested Black Market. For me, it's a 5-manas do-nothing the turn it comes into play. Too slow. It also attracts hate from your opponents. I suggest it if you play Exsanguinate or Torment of Hailfire. I don't because I try to increase my creature count for more Balthor efficiency.
Noxious Gearhulk: I like it too, but can't find a free slot for it at the moment.
Marionette Master: It better fits in an artifact deck. If it's played for its token, there are more effective ways to produce tokens in black.
3 months ago
4 months ago
Some weak cards I can spot are: Lena, Selfless Champion, Ancestor Dragon, Abhorrent Overlord, Flaying Tendrils. Also, the White sun seems like overkill - dumping all your mana that this deck has so many amazing ways of using into JUST 2/2 cats seems like a waste to me.
Pristine Talisman occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.21%
W/B (Orzhov): 0.28%
W/U/B (Esper): 0.11%