As an additional cost to play Restless Dreams, discard X cards.
Return X target creature cards from your graveyard to your hand.
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Restless Dreams Discussion
5 days ago
1 month ago
Personally I went the more competitive rout with my deck. That aside the deck can easily be upgraded on a budget. First off, you need to find out how you want to win with the deck it can be anything, but I think Anje lends herself more to combo or a discard synergy. Second, go and buy all of the available madness cards you can find and slot them into the deck. There are about 40 of them in our colors and most of them are uncastable but a few are decent utility removal or protection for anje, but the real reason we want them is to abuse anje's ability to get free cantrip draws (I went with 33 myself). Paired with spells like Shadow of the Grave and Restless Dreams you can draw through large parts of your deck to find your favored wincon with relative ease and all for about $5 worth of cards.
2 months ago
3 months ago
So Scarab God is one of my favorite commanders so you're in luck. I have a lot of recommendations for you. Lets start off with creatures. Creatures: Though you want mostly zombie tribal, you do want a few largely impactful cards that you can discard into your graveyard and recast with The Scarab God . Some cards I'd recommend are Sheoldred, Whispering One , Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur , Sower of Discord <--- This card in combination with Paradox Haze + Wound Reflection make for an extremely quick kill for 2 people, Noxious Ghoul , Ghoulcaller Gisa , Eternal Skylord , Gleaming Overseer , Undead Alchemist , Corpse Connoisseur , Lord of the Accursed , Lich Lord of Unx and Gisa and Geralf
Lands: First of all your Crypt of the Eternals isn't legal in your deck as it has red mana. Now lands are usually the most expensive part of a deck but also the most important part of the deck. If you're willing to cough up the money or want to get proxies of them here's my recommendations: Cabal Coffers , Command Tower , Crypt of Agadeem , Fabled Passage , Field of the Dead , Myriad Landscape , Nephalia Drownyard , Phyrexian Tower , Polluted Delta , Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , and Volrath's Stronghold . If you have a way of making a proxy I'd also recommend Underground Sea because this card is ridiculously expensive. Then equalize your basic lands a bit more with 13-14 swamps and 7-8 islands.
Sorceries/Instants: My recommendation is remove all of your instants and sorceries with the exception of From Under the Floorboards , Syphon Flesh , Army of the Damned and Zombie Apocalypse . Now simply replace them with Restless Dreams , Mind Bomb and Careful Study so you have more discard outlets.
Artifacts/Mana Dorks: Most of your artifacts and mana dorks are good but could use some tuning. My recommendation is to swap Dimir Locket with Dimir Signet . Swap Prismatic Lens with Arcane Signet . Swap Star Compass with Commander's Sphere . Swap Charcoal Diamond with Darksteel Ingot . Then as an alternate win condition, you can toss in a Mindcrank and Strionic Resonator to mill your opponents as they take damage and then allowing you to double Scarab Gods ability.
Enchantments: You're missing out on some amazing potential with enchantments. Keep all of the ones you have but think about replacing Monastery Siege with a Rhystic Study or The Immortal Sun . Now I'm just gonna list off a lot of enchantments for you that work wonders in this style of deck. Pick and choose which ones you want: Tortured Existence , Zombie Infestation , Curse of Disturbance , Phyrexian Arena , Grave Pact , No Mercy , Dictate of Erebos , Liliana's Mastery , Open the Graves , Rooftop Storm <-- this one is a must have. Wound Reflection and finally Grave Betrayal . Your Endless Ranks of the Dead is new to me btw and I'll definitely be adding that one into my Scarab God deck. That thing is nuts.
Lastly your Maybeboard, the only cards I'd recommend putting in is Torment of Hailfire and Grave Titan . The rest are either unnecessary or do more harm than good. Though if you do want a planeswalker I'd highly recommend Liliana, Untouched By Death . She synergizes with the deck extremely well, especially if you have Rooftop Storm on the battlefield because now you can just recast everything from your graveyard for free.
5 months ago
Hey Olive_pdx, I have an Anje list that is very, very similar to yours: Anje Falkenrath's Degenerate Combos; they even have similar names! I think that your list is good, but you are missing some cards. I would play some Mikaeus, the Unhallowed combos ( Triskelion or Murderous Redcap and a sac outlet, for example), and play Victimize and Buried Alive as ways to get them out. I think that Songs of the Damned is a great ritual in this deck, and I don't like Scheming Symmetry , as you find a combo piece and they find interaction, or something along those lines. I also think that Restless Dreams and Cut / Ribbons are unnecessary.
6 months ago
There are definitely some rocks you're not currently running that I think would be good inclusions, and I question two of them. Talisman of Indulgence and Rakdos Signet will almost never actually accelerate you to Anje at all. Since they cost 2 mana, you'll most often be playing them on turn 2 (turn one with, for example, a Mana Crypt , but that'll let you get her out on t2 on its own if you have the lands to do so), which means she's still hitting on turn 3. I like Mana Crypt , Jeweled Amulet , and Blood Pet a lot, since any of those with a second land guarantees t2 Anje, which is our goal, first and foremost. I like the Pet over Skirk Prospector since once Anje is down, black is wayyy more important to us than red. There's also one more ritual you may well want to find a slot for, in Songs of the Damned . I'm not currently sure if it's optimal to run every madness card or not, but my list is.
I would almost certainly include Kozilek, Butcher of Truth , since he can allow you to rebuy your wincons on your Worldgorger turn if you discarded them earlier, and even turns some of the doofy madness cards ( Alms of the Vein as an example) into instant-speed wincons on those turns, since you can reshuffle them in and then draw back to them with Anje, in case all your primaries ended up exiled somehow. Also, I feel like you're really missing out on a lot of power by not including Necropotence , Restless Dreams and Tainted Pact .
Hissp on Anje Filter
7 months ago
I found a few others (I built my own list to fish with).
Have you tested stacking the untap triggers with wheel effects and/or Necropotence . Necro seems like one of the strongest cards in the deck, as you can win during the cleanup step with B open into Dark Ritual .
I put Cabal Ritual , Rain of Filth , and Mox Amber in my list. It's a judgement call how deep into "more rituals" you wanna dive but in trying to filter-storm off I found myself often wishing for mana more than any other resource.
Bone Miser feels like HUGE value. He turns filtering into unstoppable advantage. I also threw in Reanimate for him but that might be incorrect. Maybe Skirge Familiar would also be a good include for similar reasons.
Phantasmagorian is a cute way to untap Anje for free (which might make or break comboing off)
Also don't forget the newly printed Archfiend of Spite!
I cut the Dualcaster/Twinflame combo. I'm not sure how often you're leaning on that but those cards are dead outside the main combo.
FUL on Rotten Eggs
1 year ago
This idea it's simply amazing! I'm wondering if there was a way to gain something from the big amount of land you're going to draw after starting the combo.