Sepulchral Primordial

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Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Gatecrash Rare

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Sepulchral Primordial

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IntimidateWhen Sepulchral Primordial enters the battlefield, for each opponent, you may put up to one target creature card from that player's graveyard onto the battlefield under your control.

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Sepulchral Primordial Discussion

hosshughes on I Am A Rock - Noyan Dar $40 Budget Man Lands

4 days ago

@Backstabbeth: I love the Primordials but my favorite is easily Sepulchral Primordial which I put in a ton of my black decks. I didn't put the white or blue in here because 7 mana is a lot to spend on my turn. You want to keep a ton of mana open with Noyan to do stuff on opponents' turns. As for Kraj, I'd love to do a deck! I'll start on it.

g0regrind on Elvish Piper Deck

1 week ago

Nice composition, I especially like the creature choice.I am building a similar deck and can throw some ideas your way:I think the main drawback you have is card draw. You are going for Card quality instead, with tons of ways to search your library. However, if you don't draw any of those cards, or you don't draw enough lands you will starve before ramping up. Any of your creatures are good enough to dominate mid-game. You only need specific cards for lategame. It would be considerably easier to achieve the mid-game with ramping up mana and drawing cards.I would suggest switching out some copies of Time of Need, Weird Harvest and Congregation at Dawn for Explore and Harmonize. And perhaps 2 Elvish Harbinger for 2 Sakura-Tribe Elder.

Some further creatures to look at:

Akroma, Angel of Wrath, Aurelia, the Warleader, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Knollspine Dragon, Sepulchral Primordial, Ashen Rider, Bringer of the Blue Dawn, Craterhoof Behemoth, Hellkite Overlord, Pelakka Wurm, Razia, Boros Archangel, Thraximundar

ArchangelAlchemist on EDH Damia bodysnatcher/reanimator HELP

2 weeks ago

The deck you are describing sounds exactly like what I used to run so I'm just going to post my favorite cards from it here. Memory Plunder, Wrexial, the Risen Deep, Diluvian Primordial, Sepulchral Primordial, Silent-Blade Oni, Mindleech Mass, Thada Adel, AcquisitorNightveil Specter, Knowledge Exploitation, Praetor's Grasp, Bribery, Blatant Thievery, and as said earlier Geth, Lord of the Vault. Green doesn't really have much in the thieving department but it does have ramp and non-creature removal which are both very important in commander.

p0megranates on Budget Meren Necrotic Ooze Combo

3 weeks ago

@redflash Hey sorry, just saw your comment. (I was inspired to update the list because I recently dusted off the deck and brought it to my LGS's casual EDH night so that I had something budget instead of bringing a briefcase full of expensive-ass bullshit decks.)

I'd first and foremost improve the landbase. The nonland part of the deck is reasonably functional in its current state, but the lands leave a lot to be desired.

Then I'd add some more tutors, like Demonic Tutor and Entomb, replacing a lot of the fat stuff like Savra, Queen of the Golgari and Sepulchral Primordial. Protean Hulk is another good addition, since it can just win the game immediately with a sac outlet out and a few additional supporting cards that already work quite well in the deck. Lastly, Devoted Druid opens up some more lines to winning with either Necrotic Ooze or Mikaeus, the Unhallowed if you want to support them, plus on its own it's a pretty good dork so why not.

MagicalHacker on To the locker wit' ye!

1 month ago

Okay so, correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems that the point of this deck is to use your opponent's best cards against them by first milling them then stealing them from the graveyard.

So in terms of cards that mill, I wouldn't actually use too many, because we want room for abusing those cards in the graveyard. I would say like 21ish? Here are the ones that you have that I think you should keep:

These along with Life's Finale, Jace, Memory Adept, Phenax, God of Deception, Undead Alchemist, Nemesis of Reason, Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker, Trepanation Blade, Keening Stone, Sword of Body and Mind, Mind Grind, Mindcrank, Duskmantle Guildmage (these two are good because of the combo with Bloodchief Ascension, not on their own, obviously), Startled Awake  Flip, and Talent of the Telepath puts you right on target of 21. It's a solid mill package, so I'd drop Dismal Failure, Psychic Strike, Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver, Liliana of the Veil (I know it seems great, but I really think that a deck like this needs more focus on the goal), and Necromaster Dragon.

Next, the abuse! This is one of the most untapped aspects of many mill decks, and it saddens me. What we need is an array of ways to get effects from opponents' graveyards, but the cards that we have unfortunately usually limit themselves to what card type they can get out of graveyards, such as artifacts, creatures, or instants/sorceries. According to EDHREC.com, the average deck runs 24 creatures, 12 artifacts, and 18 instants + sorceries. Based on those numbers, we should see at least 9 creature-stealing cards, at least 5 artifact stealing cards, and at least 7 instant/sorcery stealing cards, since we probably want 21 of these as well. For the artifact stealing cards, there are only two, and they are Geth, Lord of the Vault and Beacon of Unrest, so lets include 3 tutors to get these two cards as well. Those can be Demonic Tutor, Brainspoil, and Beseech the Queen. Next, the creature ones! I would say the best 9 are Reanimate, Animate Dead, Coffin Queen, Necromancy, Chainer, Dementia Master, Extract from Darkness, Ashen Powder, Sepulchral Primordial, and Nezumi Graverobber. Lastly, the instant/sorceries can be gotten via Memory Plunder, Spelltwine, Wrexial, the Risen Deep, Chancellor of the Spires, and Diluvian Primordial, so let's include Ethereal Usher and Netherborn Phalanx to be able to tutor for Memory Plunder if the commander isn't able to do what we need to do and Geth, Lord of the Vault otherwise. These tutors are really going to make sure you get what is best, as opposed to lots of cards like Jace's Mindseeker that get you a random card. What we want is assurance that the card we are getting is going to be impactful.

In short, for the aikido aspect, I suggest dropping Jace's Mindseeker, Phyrexian Metamorph, Puppeteer Clique, Gruesome Encore, Rise from the Grave, and Soul Ransom in order to add Beacon of Unrest, Demonic Tutor, Brainspoil, Beseech the Queen, Reanimate, Animate Dead, Necromancy, Nezumi Graverobber, Coffin Queen, Chainer, Dementia Master, Ashen Powder, Memory Plunder, Ethereal Usher, and Netherborn Phalanx.

That concludes the 43 cards I think you should absolutely run (21 mill, 21 reanimate, Bloodchief Ascension). That gives you 20 slots to put in whatever you would like after you put in the 37 manabase cards, but I think you will probably want about 7 ramp, 7 draw, and 7 spot removal (maybe fit a Laboratory Maniac as mentioned earlier), but I think you got those handled!

And yes, those two cards you mentioned aren't going to work, not necessarily because they're weak, but because they're too expensive when there are better options for cheaper.

TheDarkSlayer21 on Revise

1 month ago

I like it. I personally would add maybe a few more ETB creatures like Mulldrifter, Dack's Duplicate and Sepulchral Primordial.

And since your running Omniscience, I would recommend a few more good draw cards like Consecrated Sphinx, Disciple of Bolas, Necropotence, Harvester of Souls, Grim Haruspex, and Decree of Pain so that your hand is always full.

Also, Thalakos Deceiver can be heavily abused in any Marchesa deck.

This is the Marchesa deck that I made, your welcome to look at it for more suggestions.


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

SCORE: 12 | 16 COMMENTS | 7164 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS


Hope this helped

TheDarkSlayer21 on The Truth of Politics

1 month ago

First off, putting Marchesa in the graveyard is NOT risky. If someone tries to get rid of Marchesa from your graveyard, you can redirect it back to the command zone.

Rule 903.9
If a commander would be exiled from ANYWHERE or put into its owner's hand, graveyard, or library from anywhere, its owner may put it into the command zone instead.

With that said, there are typically two ways of making a Marchesa deck. The first way is to put in a lot of creatures that can get +1/+1 counters easily (like Anthroplasm, Aetherborn Marauder, Butcher Ghoul, Carrion Feeder or Unleash/Modular cards). The problem is, these cards hardly do anything other than putting counters on themselves. Their pretty much duds. So to make up for this, people will put in good sac outlets, cards like Mind Slash, Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, Altar of Dementia, Attrition, etc. This type of deck gets its engine running STRICTLY from it's sac outlets, (NOT FROM ITS CREATURES) and because of this, it is a bit more reliant on it's commander.

The second type of deck is my preferred method of playstyle. Whereby, the deck is not RELYING on its sac outlets, (although it does have a few) but rather on the ETB/graveyard triggers of creatures (For example: cards like Mulldrifter and Harvester of Souls). With this type of deck, you're also not fully relying on your commander. Marchesa is just a perk. If you don't have her out, you can still play your creatures and benefit from them.

Also keep in mind, that it isn't too hard getting +1/+1 counters on your creatures just using the dethrone ability itself. I find that most, if not all the time, you will not be at the highest life total; especially if you have Necropotence, Ancient Tomb, Unspeakable Symbol, shock lands, fetch lands, and pain lands in the deck.

Also since your basing this on stealing as many creatures as possible I would recommend putting in Blatant Thievery, Bribery, Sepulchral Primordial, and Thalakos Deceiver

This is the Marchesa deck that I personally made. You're welcome to look at it for suggestions.


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

SCORE: 12 | 16 COMMENTS | 7164 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS


Other cards that I would highly recommend putting in the deck are:
- Sneak Attack
- Necropotence
- Consecrated Sphinx
- Diabolic Intent
- Glen Elendra Archmage
- Mind Slash
- Phyrexian Tower
- Cyclonic Rift
- Scourge of the Throne
- Dack's Duplicate
- Flayer of the Hatebound
- River Kelpie
NOTE: If you do decide to have this deck be a bit more ETB heavy, Deadeye Navigator and Rite of Replication are good cards to help abuse the ETB triggers.

Abres_Tenelles on Lazav Mill

1 month ago

A fun list idea!

You might want to try Sepulchral Primordial, Puppeteer Clique and Cemetery Puca.

Telemin Performance and Thought Dissector are some more obtuse mill options. You might be able to have fun with Tunnel Vision as well.

Finally Psychic Intrusion might be fun for nabbing any discarded card you fancy!

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