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Read the Bones
Scry 2, then draw two cards. You lose 2 life. (To scry 2, look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)
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Read the Bones Discussion
21 hours ago
I would add cards like Read the Bones to keep your hand full if you plan on discarding a bunch.
2 days ago
1 week ago
Warrior Creatures to Consider:
Devoted Crop-Mate like a weird Alesha
Hidden Dragonslayer decent removal
Ironclad Slayer if you are playing a lot of equipments
Malakir Cullblade gets bigger
Champion of the Flame if you go super heavy on the equipment
Garna, the Bloodflame save the creatures from a boardwipe? Not sure how it will do in action
Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs pillowfort and some bodies
Taurean Mauler -technically a warrior
Burnished Hart ramp and can be brought back by Alesha
Gisela, Blade of Goldnight -got reprinted in Master 25 so its cheaper and will get reprinted again in Commander anthology II but that one will be foil so not sure if that will affect price
Grenzo, Havoc Raiser goad is amazing and his second ability is nice if you have mana to spend
Equipment to Consider:
Sunforger one of the best equipments in these colors, fetch your removal
Kusari-Gama mini boardwipe if they block
Artifacts to Consider:
- Gilded Lotus just got reprinted so its cheaper now
- Fellwar Stone our play group usually has your colors
- Oketra's Monument cast a warrior, get a warrior
- Throne of the God-Pharaoh
- Mardu Ascendancy
- Dictate of the Twin Gods you have both gods in deck, so why not?
- Berserkers' Onslaught
- Gift of Immortality
- Behind the Scenes since some of your creatures have low-ish power, although might such with all the anthem effects you have
- Pain Magnification just a fun card
- Kindred Boon
- Chandra's Ignition -really great boardwipe for this deck, if zurgo has lifelink you will get that life and also anything that dies will give him counters. You could have zurgo, cast this, and then more than likely one shot a player
- Read the Bones
- Open the Armory
- Disrupt Decorum tapped out won't link this for some reason
Instants: (sticking with four or less Cmc for sunforger shenanigans)
- Rogue's Passage
- Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion
- Unclaimed Territory
- Path of Ancestry kinda pricey now tho
Mardu is great for control, so its best to have plenty of removal spells. I would not have Spinerock Knoll since it might be too slow. Windbrisk Heights might be better than Spinerock tho. Like what if you need to play that spell but can't get 7 damage off. Also, Graveblade Marauder seems too situational to leave an impact. When you start adding/removal stuff to the deck, make sure to keep it low cmc as you can since you don't have much in terms of ramp in these colors; be sure to keep as mana rocks as you can for the same reason.
2 weeks ago
Very cool deck! Since your goal is to keep it casual I'll suggest cards that are upgrades to stuff you already have, that way you can do what you've been doing just a bit faster/more consistently.
Mana Ramp:At the moment I see 7 sources of artifact ramp in your deck. I'd highly recommend increasing that to the 10-12 range, it will drastically speed up your deck.
Card Draw:The 6 card draw spells you have here are fine but I'd recommend adding at least 5 more, specifically card spells that help you discard into your graveyard or fill up your hand on the cheap.
Land:If you up your mana rock count to the 10-12 range, you can drop your land count down to 32-34 and have no issues.
The best way to go about improving your landbase is focusing on adding lands that enter untapped and can give you multiple colors.
Are just a few examples of lands you should consider adding in place of slower, enter tapped lands.
That's just the basic rundown of how to improve the core of your deck and make it a bit more consistent. Hopefully those ideas help!
2 weeks ago
Also I realized that you have almost no draw. Black has a lot of card draw. Don't be put off by the lifeloss tacked on to a lot of black card draw spells (Read the Bones, Sign in Blood, Promise of Power, Night's Whisper, Damnable Pact, Greed, Erebos, God of the Dead. You'll need 6-8 draw spells. Looting effects on creatures and Key to the City, Trading Post are also good to suddenly drop a juicy reanimation target into your GY at your opponents' end step.
3 weeks ago
The main cards to add for this effect would be:
Triskelion and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed for the most straightforward combo, and the Buried Alive you have to put them in, preferably with Rune-Scarred Demon. You recur the Demon fetching Vindicate, then bring the Mikaeus/Triskelion Combo out by sacing the Demon. This means Buried Alive can win the game with the commander as a one card combo. Phantasmagorian can be used if you end up with any number of the combo pieces in hand.
Other cards to add include Imperial Seal, Grim Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Culling the Weak, Dimir Machinations, Corpse Connoisseur, Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, Memnite, Shield Sphere, Ornithopter, Grim Monolith, Phyrexian Walker, Chrome Mox, Lotus Petal, Defense Grid, Dark Confidant, etc.
Cards you can drop:
4 weeks ago
Diabolic Tutor can be replaced by Mastermind's Acquisition. Which gives you more space on the mainboard!
You can actually throw one of the Approaches into the sideboard and jam in more control spells. You can get rid of one Exilir on the sideboard, and never really board-in the other, as when you need it, you can just pick up with acquisition.
Gideon of the Trials is a good call, I would run a second copy if I were you. specially because Mill decks just can't beat his emblem.
I would consider swaping Read the Bones with Dark Bargain, as it allows you to hold your anwsers at instant speed.
Declaration in Stone hits multiple targets, but for that you already have boardwipe, so consider the budget options Oust and Go for the Throat.Also consider focusing your sideboard in getting silverbullets and anti-control piece, as it's a great anti-creature deck already.
1 month ago
I've been play testing some Altar's Reap for card advantage. I want something I can use at instant speed, so Read the Bones and Sign in Blood aren't options right now, but Shadow of Doubt is a sideboard play. There's also Blood Scrivener and cards like Underworld Connections and Phyrexian Arena if you want to go the enchantment route. I've also had good success late game with Ob Nixilis Reignited. If you have a creature or two to protect him, he's a beast. You have a lot of one drops, so maybe replace a couple of those with some bigger threats would help smooth your mana curve?