Sentinel Totem


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

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Sentinel Totem


When Sentinel Totem enters the battlefield, scry 1.

Exile Sentinel Totem: Exile all cards from all graveyards.

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Sentinel Totem Discussion


4 days ago

Ashes of the Abhorrent doesn't stop The Scarab God. The text on ashes says you cannot activate abilities/cast spells from cards in graveyards. Scarab God's ability targets cards in the graveyard, however the effect is done from the battlefield. Therefore ashes does absolutely nothing against it.

Essentially this card only hurts you. I'd say put in Sentinel Totem or Crook of Condemnation if you need to remove stuff from the graveyard to keep it away from Scarab God.

Atroxreaper on RDWinning

1 week ago

Current meta shifted away from vehicles and bit more scarab god and a few god pharaohs gift decks popped up so added in Sentinel Totem to sb.

JoltsOfEnergy on My girl Vraska

1 week ago

Also, I just noticed that you are looking for suggestions for sideboard. Some cards that I think would be good is Duress and Lost Legacy for the control matchups. Getting rid of their scarab god or approach of the second sun goes a very long way toward winning the game.I would also sideboard in Abrade to replace Harnessed Lightning if you're up against vehicles or God Pharaoh's Gift decks. Sweltering Suns or Yahenni's Expertise could be very good vs aggro, since your bigger stuff doesn't die to it.Sentinel Totem is a good card to sideboard in vs recursion decks, but since you have Deathgorge Scavenger it may not be necessary.Finally maybe add Blossoming Defense if you're up against a deck with a lot of spot removal.

Good luck. Hope these helped.

entheogeneral on Well, Itll eventually be a zombie(needs help)

2 weeks ago

My advice is to dump Sentinel Totem and replace it with Relic of Progenitus. Just a thought

miracleHat on Feldon start

3 weeks ago

Just played against a mono red deck that used Defense Grid + Sphere of Resistance to completely ruin my game. Highly suggest those two. Not entirely sure of what you play against, Relic of Progenitus/Feldon's Cane (favor for flavor?)/Tormod's Crypt/Sentinel Totem might be (if not necessary) pretty good to include. Grafdigger's Cage also works! Lastly, 30 lands appears to be low. Yes you have the loot effects and yes you have the artifact fast mana (psst Lotus Petal!), but 33 lands should be easier (at least on mulligans).

x12721 on GB Threats Everywhere

3 weeks ago

Maybe Lost Legacy in the sideboard, as there are several cards (Hazoret, another Tyrant) that you will simply never want to see on the battlefield. Maybe also consider Sentinel Totem to deal with reanimator decks.

multimedia on TheGuyWhoNeverGoes4o

4 weeks ago

Hey, welcome to TappedOut. Sorry for the late reply, but I wanted to give in depth answer to your question.

If you're dead set on playing Tezzeret then you can use the recent winning U/B Control lists as a base. I think you can use this base to improve your deck. By simply adding Tezzeret and Swindle/Master as a win condition once you have control of the game. Outside of Tezzeret and Master I think you're cutting you're chances to win too much with a lot of cards that are less good then pure control cards or The Scarab God. Mechanized Production, Metallurgic Summonings, Torment of Hailfire and Revel in Riches these are not good constructed playable win conditions; they're too slow requiring too much set-up without enough payoff.

These cards are fine for casual play with friends or FNM, but you're going to be disappointed if playing them entering a bigger more important tournament. I don't like Riches because if you're playing it then you're also playing Treasure Map  Flip and with Map and/or Swindle using treasures to draw cards or play spells is much better than hopefully saving up until you get to 10 treasures to win the game.

I'm going to give you three different versions to consider, hopefully giving you some ideas from each version. First a control version that uses Tezzeret, Swindle/Master and Azcanta. The second version is improvise artifacts with Tezzeret, Swindle/Master, Rebuke, Map and Herald of Anguish. The third version is a mixing of the first two versions, it's Tezzeret control with artifacts.

The second and third versions are most likely what you're looking for because both gets more use out of Tezzeret, but I don't think either is good enough to take to a PPTQ. They're both more fun than the first version, if fun is more important than being competitive. The first version is the more competitive of the three versions. It's definitely not better than straight U/B Control with Scarab God. Different yes, better no.

Whatever deck you bring to the PPTQ it really needs to have a strong matchup vs Temur Energy, have main deck answers to The Scarab God and have a good sideboard plan vs Runamp Red. Temur, Red and U/B Control are most likely going to be the three most played decks at the tournament.




Good luck at the PPTQ.

Freezingfist on B/W Ixalan Vampires Standard Deck (NEED HELP)

4 weeks ago

interesting build Spencer6875

My personal take on Bontu is, if you want to add him, it almost requires Hidden Stockpile, or Yahenni, Undying Partisan. Both have cheaper sac outlets. They could make him work more easily, but both work without Bontu, which makes it seem like a 'win-more' card... and unneeded.

Have you considered Dusk / Dawn? Seems like it would work better, leaving your board unwrathed (pre Banner or CoU). Also gives utility out of the yard afterwords to get the team back.

For your sideboard, you seem fairly well covered. I'd think about Sentinel Totem for God-Pharaoh's Gift decks, or anything looking to pick hate out of the graveyard... Could also add more hand-hate to combat Approach. Lay Bare the Heart

Just some ideas.

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