Relic of Progenitus


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Modern Event Deck (MD1) Uncommon
Modern Masters (MMA) Uncommon
Planechase (HOP) Common
Shards of Alara (ALA) Common

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Relic of Progenitus


: Target player removes a card in his or her graveyard from the game.

, Remove Relic of Progenitus from the game: Remove all graveyards from the game. Draw a card.

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Relic of Progenitus Discussion

SynergyBuild on Its a deck!

1 day ago

Well, this isn't a standard deck, so if you change the format to Modern, it should work. Casual, Legacy, and Vintage are also formats this deck is legal in. I can explain format legality further if you want.

I need to know a few things before I go over how to improve the deck. Really, the list is an eldrazi-tribal list, with a high-costed top end, and a strange low-end.

The first thing I need to know is exactly what the deck's purpose is. Do you want to cast giant eldrazi? Do you want to sacrifice a bunch of little tokens?

For example, the Tron lands, Urza's Power Plant, Urza's Tower, and Urza's Mine make enough mana to consistently cast eldrazi, and with Expedition Map to fetch them out, and Eldrazi Temple for additional mana, you can really improve the layout of the deck, and probably the biggest downside is the need to cut a lot of the colored portion of your deck.

If you like sacrificing little guys, Blisterpod for example, maybe drop the top end of your mana curve, and run Blood Artist/Zulaport Cutthroat along with running cards like Viscera Seer to get a lot of value from sacrificing creatures, digging for more of them, dealing damage to your opponents, and gaining life. with a card like Fecundity you could even draw your deck, and be making mana at the same time to cast it, scrying along the way, draining your opponent to their death.

You could also move to a processor-exile build, where you try to exile cards from your opponent's deck, hand, graveyard, and battlefield, just to regain value from them, with cards like Blight Herder or Wasteland Strangler as good processors, and cards like Thought-Knot Seer and Oblivion Ring/Surgical Extraction/Relic of Progenitus, etc. for exile value.

Currently the list is split between the green-ramp-into-eldrazi deck and the black-value-oriented-eldrazi deck, neither of which are particularly good in Modern, where they are legal. I would recommend if you decide to stay this route to run Doom Blade or Go for the Throat at least over Grisly Salvage and fix the mana-base up with some dual lands like Hissing Quagmires on a budget.

The other things I need to know to help include:

  • How much money are you willing to spend on this deck?

  • What format is this deck going to be in?

  • What cards do you own that could fit into the strategy that aren't currently in the deck?

Thanks for contacting me! I am happy to help!

JKRice on Noxious ooze

3 days ago

Definitely run Collective Brutality maybe 2-of

Instead of three angers I would run two and a Pyroclasm

Ensnaring Bridge is a great card in any deck, but running it is kind of a trap for several reasons

1: it detracts from your gameplay strategy; you have to decide between playing e-bridge or setting up your win

2: most e-bridge decks go all in. Trying to mix e-bridge with other strategies detracts from the e-bridge lock.

3: if they get rid of Kiki-Jiki through Relic of Progenitus or similar cards, you are forced towards the beatdown strat, so e-bridge means you are more vulnerable to auto-losing to graveyard hate

4: it is dead in many matchups. It does nothing against storm or bubble hulk and decks like humans and affinity are well-suited against it because of Noble Hierarch and Ornithopter.

Other than that, great deck idea. I haven’t seen a necrotic ooze deck in a while.

Cereal_Killer on Modern U/R Counterburn

4 days ago

Seems a nice idea, but, first of all, this is UR, not BR or BU as you have written in the deck's name and in the description

Now, In my opinion Manamorphose does nothing here, I'd change it with some Serum Visions or Telling Time if you want to draw cards

I'd also reduce Disallow up to 2 copies and add some more Mana Leak

Personally I'd put Negate in sideboard and I'd remove it from main. You could add Rift Bolt, another Izzet Charm or one more Lava Spike

I don't really like also Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip. When it's a creature it is easily destroyable and when he is a pw you'll use it to do the same thing Snapcaster Mage does (card that I personally prefer to Torrential Gearhulk)

Baral, Chief of Compliance it's really good here. Have you considered putting some more copies?

Do you think Chandra, Torch of Defiance could fit this deck?

Land part: if you want to spend some money you could add Scalding Tarn

Sideboard: Alpine Moon is the cheap alternative to Blood Moon

Gut Shot does nothing

Maybe some Pyroclasm, Relic of Progenitus, Echoing Truth?

Boza on Goreclaw Superion

6 days ago

VarietyBlack - the pelt collector/experiment one is a different deck all together and does not blend in with this one. Plus, they are both payoffs for playing a few large creatures and do not care if they stick around. The payoff in this deck is said large creatures.

Going turn 1 Magus into turn 2 Emissary+Goreclaw+Myr Superion and having 12 power on turn 2 is what this deck is about.

I did make a couple of changes - I dropped one mountain for one forest as after testing green mana is crucial and getting stuck a mountain-only hand sucks. Additionally, both the Wayward Swordtooth were dropped out in favor of 1 more Rhonas and 1 more bolt, as per the suggestion of cxcharlie, replacing the SB Bolt with a fourth Relic of Progenitus. Though I am still hesitant to add another land. The deck really does not like it when it draws more than 4 lands, nor does it ever need them.

MrCuddlefish on monob aggro

6 days ago

Also instead of two [Gurmag Angler] and two Relic of Progenitus in the side I would put two Nihil Spellbomb and one Dross Golem or Wall of Tanglecord (For blocking your opponents Gurmag Anglers or other big things) or Gravepurge or another piece of hate such as Doom Blade, Disfigure, Terror or Murder.

Silverdrake on Surf N' Turf

1 week ago

First of all if this is for modern I just realized, you'll have to replace Trench Gorger as it isn't modern legal. (It was only printed in a commander set, which is a 'supplemental product'. Cards that are only printed in supplemental products aren't modern legal).

Now, there's two roles any sideboard card can fill: Fighting the Meta, and Fighting your Bad Matchups. Bonus points if the card hits both of those categories.

For the Meta, you can run Damping Sphere or Ceremonious Rejection vs Tron. Sphere is also very good against Storm. You're good against blood moon so you don't need to worry about that. Mardu Pyromancer and Burn are both prevalent, so lifegain may be a smart idea. The best you have access to is likely Kitchen Finks. Lingering Souls, Snapcaster, Tarmogoyf, Kolaghan's Command, and all sorts of other high-power graveyard shenanigans are popular right now so you'll likely want some graveyard hate. Relic of Progenitus is the best option in your colors that comes to mind. Grafdigger's Cage doesn't stop the delve threats or goyf but it does have the advantage of stopping Collected Company and Chord of Calling, so you could consider that instead. Azorius control is huge right now - a couple Negates to hit their planeswalkers and fight back against their counters/removal can go a long way. Combo decks are not exactly prevalent but they are very powerful - Negate is good against most of them. Instant speed removal can be good at disrupting their combo too, of which your best options are probably Rapid Hybridization or Beast Within. Vapor Snag is an option too but it may not even stop the combo depending on what it is.

Now, for things you're weak against - Burn will kick your ass, and HARD. Kitchen Finks will be invaluable in that matchup. You could also consider Leyline of Sanctity, but those are pricy and you'd be relying 100% on them being in your opening hand. Affinity and Boggles are like burn's weird cousins, and both of them are weak to effects like Nature's Claim and Naturalize. Control decks are probably going to be hard for you since your plan is clearly telegraphed and easy to interact with. Negate is good like I mentioned, and you might even consider Heroic Intervention to avoid wraths blowing you out. Combo decks (Ad Nauseum, KCI, Amulet Titan, etc) are all going to be very hard for you since you have no way to stop them from going off. Negate is great here, and some of that instant speed removal I mentioned can help too. Naturalize effects can snipe combo pieces in a lot of decks, too. But above all, the thing I think you're going to struggle the most against is targeted discard spells. Inquisition of Kozilek, Thoughtsieze, Kitesail Freebooter, and other similar cards are played far and wide across the format, and they'll pick your deck to pieces. I really like what you've constructed here but a well placed discard spell or two can turn this rumbling tank of a deck into a pile of uncastable and useless cards. The only real 'good' answer a deck like yours can have to that is Leyline of Sanctity. Barring that, I suppose you could try Noxious Revival or Wildest Dreams type effects? They won't be very effective but it'll be better than nothing.

I know that's a lot to throw at you, but above all remember that the most important part of building a sideboard is knowing what your local environment is like. If there's 20 Tron players in your store, you'll want as many anti-Tron pieces as you can pack. Conversely, if there's no Tron players then you won't want to run any anti-tron pieces.

Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun! :)

Arvail on Eldrazi tron vs control

1 week ago

UW control player here. Matchup is easy for me. Nothing you can do can make it all that great if I'm honest. Chalice on 1 may seem ok, but you're tossing away a card to blanket my Serum Visions and Path. It's verdicts and Terminuses (Termini?) that get you pretty far behind. That's the number 1 biggest mistake I see E-Tron players do against control. They overvalue chalice like crazy.

If I stabilize with a walker, the game is over. Sea Gate Wreckage, Karn, Scion of Urza, and generally making your deck as threat dense as you can is a pretty decent approach to the matchup.

Relic of Progenitus can be good depending on the flavor you're fighting against. Warping Wail helps if you're up against 4xTerminus decks. Sorcerous Spyglass is actually a pretty good card here. You can use it to blanket walkers and Azcanta, but the main use is knowing how to sequence your threats to maximize their value. Tossing one copy of Buried Ruin in the main helps. Finally, manlands are good.

That's about it. Count their number of Field of Ruin when playing.

Pheardemons on Abzan Vraska, Queen of Modern

2 weeks ago

Would a couple Flagstones of Trokair be worthwhile? Because of the wording, you can get your shocklands after upticking Vraska, Golgari Queen. Obviously the problem is that Flagstones of Trokair isn't fetchable, and is legendary.

I'm curious as to your reasoning for Captured Sunlight. Of course it has the possibility to hit a free kill spell, but it can't hit Vraska, Golgari Queen and it only gains you four life by itself. Wouldn't more Kitchen Finks be a better replacement here since it would be another good fodder trigger for Vraska's uptick? And unless it is Path to Exiled, it also gains you four life.

Do you really think you need four Qasali Pridemage mainboard? It seems like 2 or 3 of them can be in the sideboard against decks that don't use rely on artifacts or enchantments heavily.

You have A LOT of graveyard hate in the forms of Scavenging Ooze, Dryad Militant, Relic of Progenitus, and Surgical Extraction. Something to consider would be to buckle down on one type of graveyard hate that does everything you need. Maybe Grafdigger's Cage or Leyline of the Void if you have the budget for it. Relic of Progenitus is really good as well, maybe just up it to four to make room for other stuff.

Lastly, I have many friends that get great use out of either Gaea's Revenge or Carnage Tyrant in the sideboard against control. Hexproof and uncounterable are just major powerhouses that control tends to not be able to deal with (admittedly miracles can deal with them a little easier with Terminus). Choke is definitely great if it lands, but that's a big "if" with control.

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