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Sedris, the Traitor King
Legendary Creature — Zombie Warrior
Each creature card in your graveyard has unearth (2)(Black). ((2)(Black): Return the card to play. The creature gains haste. Remove it from the game at end of turn or if it would leave play. Unearth only as a sorcery.)
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Sedris, the Traitor King Discussion
2 weeks ago
Lucky they hold value well. It's not like you're burdened by useless cards. Very strange of you to put literally thousands into a format you're not very familiar with, however.
My biggest mess up? Uhhh. I suppose it has to do with my competitive Grixis splinter twin EDH deck. A few years back, the list wasn't recognized by the cEDH community or anything and myself and some other people came up with it independent of one another. Basically it's a dedicated combo list that uses the highly redundant Kiki Jiki + Deceiver Exarch combo. The list works because the combo has many functionally identical cards, many of which can be cast from the graveyard as well as from the hand. This makes the deck incredibly resilient and capable of pushing for wins from multiple angles.
This list originally used Sedris, the Traitor King as its commander. I was really happy with my list and played with it for years until Kess, Dissident Mage was printed and prompted me to take another look at the deck.
To my absolute horror, I noticed I had originally completely neglected Phyrexian Delver from my list. The reason this matters is that casting or reanimating Phyrexian Delver can reanimate Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker. You can then tap Kiki Jiki to copy the Delver to reanimate Pestermite which then untaps Kiki Jiki. You can then use Kiki to create infinite hasty Pestermites.
FOR YEARS, I HAD USED Victimize AS ONE OF THE EASIEST WAYS TO WIN QUICKLY WHEN I COULD HAVE SIMPLY BEEN USING THE DELVER THAT WHOLE TIME!
To make things worse, I even spoke authoritatively about the deck and helped champion it as a worthwhile deck to play even before the printing of Kess and had left my lists public for others to peruse as an example. I guarantee some people have laughed at me for this mistake over the course of the last few years.
2 weeks ago
So when I first started EDH I gravitated toward Sedris, the Traitor King and decided to build a deck.
Five years later and I still consider the deck my "pet deck". Recently, my meta has taken a shift toward more explosive combos, and my deck has fallen a bit short.
I am an adaptable person and have adjusted my deck accordingly, but after 5 or so years of casual play I find myself a bit lost on how I can update my deck to be more explosive (winning in a single turn), and still stay true to what my deck is trying to do.
I have added a few combos in the form of Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Zealous Conscripts, Worldgorger Dragon, Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, and Necromancy, as well as Mirror-Mad Phantasm, Living Death, and Laboratory Maniac in order to be able to seal the game as my own if the odds are against me.
Unfortunately, a few issues I am having are:
1. Staying true to my theme while having outs in the form of combo
2. Not going to combos as a first line of offense
3. Making my combos more accessible and consistent
My playgroup as it stands is a strange hybrid of casual and competitive. My friends prefer to play the long-medium game and setting up board position, yet still having one explosive play that can seal the deal. I find myself in a weird Magic-limbo where I can't find the sweetspot and I need the community's help! Please help me find combos or synergies that can fit into this new style of play. Any help is appreciated! My deck's goal is to abuse ETB triggers with Sedris.
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2 weeks ago
Recently, I've decided to revamp my long-time pet deck The Kingdom of Sedraxis. It has always had a strong theme of abusing ETB triggers, but with the latest iteration I am really looking to utilize things such as Blade of Selves and Panharmonicon to get maximum value off of Sedris, the Traitor King's Unearth triggers.
My current playgroup has gone through a more Spike-y phase, and card combinations have become more explosive and I have found my deck falling short in the ability to produce one big game ending turn.
I have begun to adjust my deck accordingly, and have recently added in the Mirror-Mad Phantasm and Living Death combonation in order to flip my library into my graveyard and use Living Death to overwhelm the board with value in the form of huge creatures and ETB triggers.
I have run into the problem of making this combo more foolproof and consistent.
Additionally, I need help cutting 5 more cards in order to make the 100 card count. Please help me and offer your feedback so I can compete with this turbulent meta better!
1 month ago
Just going to point out that you can do the same kind fo stuff with Isareth the Awakener as you can with Sedris, the Traitor King - using Conjurer's Closet or Deadeye Navigator (if Isareth is part of the 99) means that you're already fulfilling the exile part of the clause so they still come back under your control.
2 months ago
Paranoiac I appreciate the feedback. I plan to incorporate Thraximundar when I get my hands on a copy of the card. At first this deck was designed to swarm my opponents with zombies. It worked ok, but I found that with most opponents at my local store they could decimate my ranks before I got a single chance to do more than 5 or 10 damage to a single player. And without a serious mana generator I couldn't cast enough spells or trigger enough abilities to unearth or resurrect my graveyard. So I put in the several cards that allow for token generation and a combo which deals damage based on the number of zombies I have. The deck then morphed into a death draw engine in that when my opponents would draw cards they would lose life based on the act of drawing or the amount of cards in their hands via Nekusar, the Mindrazer, Otherworld Atlas, Price of Knowledge and Liliana's Caress. Then I found the Exsanguinate and Sanguine Bond card combo and now several cards will deal into that win combo for an endless cycle of you lose life so I gain life and it causes you to lose life, etc. I just can't seem to find the balance. I even bought Sedris, the Traitor King before I realized that if I use his unearth ability I have to remove the card from the game after I bring it back.That's the issue I have with Dawn of the Dead as well. I'm going to take a look at your deck and see what I can do for helping my own. I find that dated in some cases provides the best help.
2 months ago
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3 months ago
Ok, well take a look at my Kess Splinter Twin deck. I've been playing dedicated Splinter Twin combo with Sedris, the Traitor King for years. Basically myself and some other user came up with the same concept a few years back and that guy helped popularize the deck. Now Kess has drastically improved the deck.
This deck can be fast to combo out, but it's real strength lies in being able to push for the win through many different paths. You can end-step flash in Deceiver Exarch and combo out on your turn, you can reanimate your combo pieces, you can out value people with Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, or you can strip people's hands with a Wheel of Fortune effect with Notion Thief. In the end, this deck has to be respected.
Contrast that deck with my Mimeoplasm deck. This creation was limited by what I had on me while the other two have been in progress for years. The deck has an awful land base just because I had no really good picks left. The deck has a decent ramp package, efficient mill that doubles as draw, some amount of interaction, and some fatties as payoffs. It's not all that sophisticated but it has some nuance to it. The primary gameplan is to just cast ridiculously high-value cards until you're the last one standing. With Demonic Tutor, you could also combo with Seasons Past and Time Warp.
3 months ago
Emrakul, the Aeons Torn isn't a bad choice as a single card, but you got two multicolor heavy sets with the Alara stuff, and Lorwyn can easily go multicolor. If you run Emrakul as your commander, you literally cannot use any cards from the Alara Reborn set--every card in it is multicolored, as a gimmick.
Since you did get the Eldrazi, I would suggest something like Mayael the Anima, who can cheat them out and has good ramp options, Sedris, the Traitor King to dump big stuff in the graveyard then unearth it out, before reshuffling if necessary, or maybe Thraximundar to play with Annihilator. With the sets you got, I think big Eldrazi should go in the deck, instead of leading it.