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Retreat to Hagra
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, choose one —
- Target creature gets +1/+0 and gains deathtouch until the end of turn.
- Each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
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Retreat to Hagra Discussion
4 days ago
1x Canyon Slough, 1x Smoldering Marsh.
I was sifting through some stuff and was thinking maybe just Mono Black with lots of value creatures?
Something like 3x Glint-Sleeve Siphoner, 1xTorment of Hailfire, 1xYahenni, Undying Partisan, 1x Kalitas, 4xHeir of Falkenrath, 4x Gifted Aetherborn, 4x Bearer of Silence, 1x Wastes, 1x Evolving Wilds, 2x Trial of Ambition, 2x Cartouche of Ambition, 4x Reaver Drone, 2x Harsh Scrutiny and 1x Smothering Abomination, maybe some Bone Pickers, Ruinous Paths. I also like Retreat to Hagra.
I probably need more removal + hand disruption like you said. And maybe 1x Claim / Fame.
4 days ago
You've got some sweet creatures, but you really need more ways to ping your opponents if you want to use Rakdos as your commander. A few good cheap cards for that:
1 week ago
Wow! I love this deck! Reminds me of a deck I play at my casual gaming sessions!
Some things I would like to suggest,
2.) To make the deck even faster, maybe add 2-3 copies of Tireless Tracker?
Here's my idea:
-2 Appetite for the Unnatural (move to sideboard)
-2 Merciless Resolve (depending if you want to add tireless tracker)
+4 Fatal Push
+2-3 Tireless Tracker?
Again an awesome deck!
Best of luck on the battlefield!
1 month ago
DudelRok: Thanks for taking time to look at my deck, I am always open to new suggestions. I'll talk a bit about each of the cards you recommended for the list.
Drownyard Temple is useful but there is no need for it in the deck. It can give you value in grindy games, but this is a fast combo deck so a colorless land that doesn't ramp you and isn't part of the combo is not worth it.
Helldozer is about as casual a card as they come. Anything over 3 cmc has to be game winning or a combo piece to be worth including in the deck. Definitely not worth it.
Bitter Ordeal is a decent wincon for the deck. Due to the nature of the combo though, we only need a single sorcery speed wincon and I think Praetor's Grasp is the best card for the slot. It has the most utility outside of the combo and can randomly mise games against certain focused combo decks (like other Gitrog decks). You could definitely run Bitter Ordeal instead, but you probably don't want both.
Retreat to Hagra is a terrible card and not a strong wincon. This style of card does nothing to help the combo and is completely unnecessary to win once the combo is going. Because the combo draws your entire deck, you don't need much wincon redundancy and there is no need to run wincons that are not good on their own.
Last Laugh see Retreat to Hagra
Realms Uncharted is a card that has seen play in the deck before. It is a decent tutor for Dakmor Salvage but it costs 3 mana. It is nice that it is an instant, but I have found that there is no need to be running any of the 3 drop tutors (except Praetor's Grasp which is a wincon). In the more midrange version of the deck this card is a powerhouse. It is by no means a bad card, I may even put it in the maybeboard so people know it is worth considering.
1 month ago
I am not sure I would say that Farseek does nothing -- but I do not think it is worse running either. Sakura-Tribe Elder would likely be better. But there are lots of options you can go with landfall. You can go for a midrange sort of build using landfall triggers on things like Steppe Lynx, Rampaging Baloths, and Plated Geopede. You can go combo with Knight of the Reliquary and Retreat to Coralhelm; or Sakura-Tribe Scout, Minamo, School at Water's Edge/Simic Growth Chamber, Retreat to Coralhelm, and Hedron Crab/Retreat to Hagra/Scrib Nibblers/Tunneling Geopede. Or you can just do the tried and true combo of Scapeshift and Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle. Or you can mix and match a little bit. But before I go into terribly much detail, what exactly do you want the deck to do? I am not seeing a super cohesive theme aside from get lots of lands.
1 month ago
Have you considered Drownyard Temple at all? I run it with the land outlets, Helldozer is a funny one by the way, and Bitter Ordeal to exile decks or with Retreat to Hagra for infinite life drain/kill. I also am currently running Last Laugh for the same thing.
I mean, even if they counter Laugh/hagra/etc, I can just redraw them unless they have been exiled and that just requires a single green to resolve with Riftsweeper.
1 month ago
I strongly recommend upping Kalastria Healer to x4 and probably Zulaport Cutthroat too. Bontu's Monument could be great and fits your theme and Eerie Interlude to maximize the healer's ability. Definitely take out the Retreat to Hagra and Ondu War Cleric IMO. Good luck!