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|Commander 2017 (C17)||Common|
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|Commander 2014 (C14)||Common|
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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
3 days ago
Card Draws & Tutors
I think this deck needs card draws and tutors badly. Boros ain't know for both categories but fear not, as we've Black to the rescue!
Mentor of the Meek Hang on, what's a Human doing among the unearthly blood sucking vampires... He actually synergizes very well with the horde of 1/1 tokens that we're putting into play each turn, replenishing our hands as we build an army.
Skullclamp a must play since we're generate tokens turn after turn, we should have enough to go around to crack some skulls and draw some cards.
Necropotence the go to card for card draw in black.
Vampiric Rites Sac outlet and card draw, with a mini life gain on the side.
4 days ago
Deck looks good! A few budget includes I would consider:
- Skullclamp - insane amounts of card draw with the snake tokens.
- Harmonize - more card draw (I think you are a little light right now)
- Read the Bones - see above.
- Beast Within - A green staple, remove anything.
- Reclamation Sage - more removal.
- Victimize - sac a snake get two fatties back from the graveyard to the battlefield.
- Golgari Signet - ramp.
1 week ago
Night's Whisper $1.58 is too much, Sign in Blood is $0.18 (and can target opponents), Read the Bones is $0.16 but I don't like the CMC3. Night's Whisper/Sign in Blood definitely the best. Brainstorm $0.70 is even better imo. Ponder is $2.30 so not a great option. Brainstorm/Sign in Blood best for budget. Altar's Reap don't like it either. Costly Plunder also not quite right.
Telling Time also not bad in budget $0.23 lets you scry one to bottom and replaces itself.
Dimir Signet $1.80 is so much. Talisman of Dominance $1.29 is better because it's CMC2. Also, Talisman of Indulgence $0.72. Fellwar Stone $1.25 but less predictable. I think the Signets are great, but $1.80 is tough.
Baleful Strix is $2.95 but pretty amazing, if you free up enough cash for him.
Displacement Wave slows you down too much I feel, it can give you a Thraximundar alone. You control it with , but it's not going to work in 1 hour format, outside of the 1 hour feel it's pretty weak anyway.
Shrieking Affliction is going to guarantee that 3x players are attacking you, and it's too slow to win you the game.
Can up you mana ramp with stuff like Mycosynth Wellspring $0.15,
Murder always a nice multi-purpose removal in this format.
Far // Away $0.24 can also be handy.
You're mana source distribution is quite good 24% / 24% / 37% .
Desecration Demon might be fun, he's only CMC4.
I think your fairly balanced too, maybe a little too heavy on Sorcery, sub 1 for an instant or another creature or artifact.
I wouldn't go counterspell (maybeboard has so many), won't work in this format effectively.
1 week ago
1 week ago
+1! I like the deck, however have found Phyrexian Arena to be lackluster due to the amount of time it takes to gain value. A card like Night's Whisper I'd imagine would be much more beneficial. Read the Bones could fill the spot as well.
2 weeks ago
Hey Cloudius, your strategy seems solid. Extra turns will give you enough protection once you got there.
Talking about your removal slot: it shows 4 single target removal and 7 boardwipes. Counters are also a form of single target removal, so technically you have 9 STR and 7 boardwipes. Although you might want to protect your extra turns with it. All in all, that is pretty solid. Maybe you want to exchange a symmetrical boardwipe with In Garruk's Wake or Plague Wind. Btw, you have Mystic Confluence three times in your deck. I know it overlaps, but you have to add two more cards.
However, your draw slot seems to be a bit weak. I know that you get your stuff with the Yennett triggers, but in EDH we love to draw cards. Suggestions: Mystic Remora, Rhystic Study, Land Tax, Jace's Ingenuity, Stroke of Genius, Sphinx's Revelation, Skeletal Scrying, Night's Whisper, Read the Bones etc.
Btw Frantic Search is not card draw, but card selection.
All that being said. Your deck looks like a lot of fun, I really would like to play it =)
2 weeks ago
With this deck being very aggro-centric and relatively low CMC, you are going to run out of cards in your hand. Not a fun situation to be in. So I would recommend Dark-Dweller Oracle and Rummaging Goblin as some synergistic card advantage. For just straight good card draw, I would lean into your black card draw spells such as Sign in Blood, Night's Whisper, Read the Bones, Ambition's Cost, and Blood Divination.
A tutor or two wouldn't be bad idea. For this deck I would look at Diabolic Intent. With it's current reprinting in Battlebond it is also somewhat affordable.
Speaking of Battlebond, I would also look into Last One Standing as it is a fantastic and cheap (both CMC and money-wise) board wipe.
2 weeks ago
I have a fond place in my heart for Saskia though my deck is long retired. I have a few suggestions of cards that I used to run which can ramp up your deck's explosiveness:
I'd replace Putrefy with Anguished Unmaking and then run Sunforger as it likely would be the best card in your deck. You could also run Crackling Doom, Path to Exile, and Aura Mutation (all tutorable by Sunforger).
Martial Coup might be a solid board wipe to include here and there are a bunch of token doublers in green and white you could consider.
Lastly (I know this is a lot of suggestions, sorry) I think your deck could use more card draw. 6 total cards that provide card draw seems a little low to me (I usually never go below 10 in my decks). Mentor of the Meek, Shamanic Revelation, and Skullclamp are all really powerful in this type of build. There are also other card draw staples in these colors like Sylvan Library, Read the Bones, Night's Whisper, etc. which you could consider.
I hope some of these comments help and happy deck building!