Sever the Bloodline
Exile target creature and all other creatures with the same name as that creature.
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Sever the Bloodline Discussion
2 days ago
I can see how most of your points are valid. And yes, I meant that Maelstrom Pulse and Sever the Bloodline would be deadly when used against your apostles. To include in that list are also other cards that are less likely to be played in EDH, such as Extirpate and Surgical Extraction.
However, Nantuko Shrine can be hilarious in your deck. And Wild Pair may also be useful on other creatures, for example you can cast Elves of Deep Shadow to find another apostle, or maybe even hardcast a demon to find another one that has similar P/T. Although I do agree that it's really high up on the curve for you.
Cryptic Gateway can be pretty good when it comes to getting the apostles from your hand onto the battlefield if that's a trouble for you.
Descendants' Path? Possible.
Another thing, personally I think that Door of Destinies is better for you than Coat of Arms, though you can include them both if you like. Door of Destinies can include all the apostles you cast from your hand or from your Thrumming Stone. Although Coat of Arms buffs both apostles and demons simultaneously. Also, you'll be able to cast Obelisk of Urd pretty easily and keep in mind you'll still be able to sac your apostles for their ability.
Harsh Mercy can hurt your opponents if they aren't playing a tribal deck.
Patriarch's Bidding. Also useful on demons. OW
Well, looks I really got rolling with that comment. I hope it's helpful!
3 days ago
I agree with what he said about Harsh Sustenance and Abzan Ascendancy. I still think you should put Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker back in. He's fantastic. And I think Demon of Death's Gate should go in too. He's going to knock down some major life total early game. Getting out a 9/9 flying trample on turn 2 seems pretty bonkers.
Note that you can target one of your demons with Fell the Mighty if you like, and you don't have to cast it at all if you're already winning... I'd put one in because it's amazing when your face is getting pounded.
Also, you apostrophized Shadowborn Apostle's... I'm disappointed.
3 days ago
Thrumming Stone may be good; I'll have to test it out. I personally don't like Wild Pair for this deck because it only triggers whenever I cast a creature; it does not get me as many Apostles for the same amount of mana as Bloodbond March or Remembrance. It also costs six mana, which this deck sometimes has a hard time working up to.
The reason I have Harsh Sustenance in this deck is because it can target players. It gets around cards like Fog, blockers, and No Mercy. I don't have to beat an opponent down with a small army of demons, which allows me to focus on different players. Another benefit is that it gives me incredible amounts of life.
Bitter Ordeal would be really fun in this deck. I don't know how effective it would be compared to my other cards, but it would definitely be worth trying.
Abzan Ascendancy is only in the deck for the second ability, which is actually pretty powerful with the right cards in play. Even if I only have six Apostles, I can pretty much give them all flying, put six creatures into my graveyard, and find a Demon -- for one mana. This triggers every time I sac the Apostles, so I can build up a Spirit army to bolster my Demon army.
Zer0w on Shadowbond
3 days ago
shermanido37 seems to know what he is talking about...
Thrumming Stone might not pan out every time... on the other hand it might really pay off with a bit of luck. I mean almost half of your deck is apostles so you should be able to find 1 out of 4 and again and again and again. I donno about Maelstrom Pulse and Sever the Bloodline seems ok but not super great. but everything else he said sound super good.
3 days ago
Let me stop you all right there. There is only ONE way to break this deck.
Thrumming Stone. So you cast an apostle? You cast ALL THE APOSTLES!!!
If not, Wild Pair since you're running green.
Harsh Sustenance is underwhelming, I'd play Tragic Slip instead because you sack all the apostles. Also, speaking of saccing all the apostles, try Bitter Ordeal. It might not end the game right away but it will get rid of many of the opponents' threats.
Abzan Ascendancy is underwhelming as well in my opinion. Also, I'd like to note that both Maelstrom Pulse and Sever the Bloodline, mostly the latter, can really put a damp on things early game, depending on your board state.
Fell the Mighty looks to have potential here. You can cast it on an apostle to remove pretty much everything that isn't small tokens.
1 week ago
does Sever the Bloodline do much for you in edh? I can see it working as a token sweeper but I'm not sure it is the best sweeper out there
2 months ago
I also neglected to mention Selesnya Charm which is another versatile card that can exile things. It's pretty recent and cheap too so it shouldn't be to hard to find.
if you want even more cards that exile Revoke Existence, Return to Dust, Erase, Angelic Edict, Silence the Believers, Sever the Bloodline, King Macar, the Gold-Cursed and Deicide all exile things as well
Oh and if you by your self a copy of the new white commander deck you get Angel of the Dire Hour.
2 months ago
I'm not a huge fan of Staff of Nin. Since you are running Ghoulcaller Gisa, Avatar of Woe, Visara the Dreadful, and Royal Assassin, a better choice in here would be Thornbite Staff, letting you combo off like nuts. It can even help you mitigate the cost of large removal spells like In Garruk's Wake when equipped on Magus of the Coffers.
With 38 lands and the mana ramp you have here, you could even shave a swamp off to make room for Doubling Cube. I would also recommend Boseiju, Who Shelters All to protect your big sorceries like In Garruk's Wake and Exsanguinate.
I don't know how your playgroup is, but Sever the Bloodline is only so helpful in EDH unless you commonly play against token decks (which could easily be dealt with using the + combo I mentioned earlier.)
I do agree with schmenge though in that it seems there is a bit of a lack of focus here. At the very least, Filth would give you a solid strategy of doing massive commander damage with ramp + Maga + swampwalk, since you are running Urborg. If you go that route, keep Maga protected with Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves.