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Shadowblood Ridge Discussion
1 week ago
Cards I was thinking about adding in
Kaervek the Merciless
Cavern of Souls
Temple of the False God
Rise of the Dark Realms
Torrent of Souls
Crucible of Fire
Kokusho, the Evening Star
Haven of the Spirit Dragon
Chancellor of the Forge
1 month ago
some relatively inexpensive lands you can run to smooth out your colored mana supply include:
Lavaclaw Reaches, Dragonskull Summit, Shadowblood Ridge, Sulfurous Springs, Smoldering Marsh.
also in 2-color i would consider not running cabal coffers unless you also run Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth.
also would consider Talisman of Indulgence and Rakdos Signet over Thought Vessel
1 month ago
Take out Dragonspeaker Shaman and Dragonlord's Servant.Oros, the Avenger and Voice of All are good, and keep in mind that most successful Kaalia decks are mostly Angels. Good budget lands: Shadowblood Ridge Smoldering Marsh Dragonskull Summit Clifftop Retreat Isolated Chapel Foreboding Ruins Temple of Malice Temple of Silence Temple of Triumph Rocky Tar Pit. The fastlands from Scars of Mirrodin and Kaladesh are also good considerations, and for a bit more money, the Shadowmoor/Eventide filterlands are great.
2 months ago
First off, welcome to the world of EDH! I think you'll find it's definitely one of the most fun formats you'll experience. As someone who has played tribal vampires before, I think I can offer you some suggestions based on my experience. Now I'm not sure what you're budget is for cards so feel free to ignore any suggestions that are out of your budget range.
Vampires are tricky because they don't have as much tribal support as say Goblins, Elves, or even Zombies so you really want the best they have to offer. I think that 44 creatures is a bit too high, even for a tribal deck, so I would cut and refine some of your weaker vampires.
These are a few ideas of some very powerful vampires that could easily be swapped in for some of the less optimal brood.
As with any EDH deck, your mana base is going to always be tweaked and upgraded to make your plays faster and more reliable. Now this is something you can do over time and as budget allows but some major lands to consider are:
Now the latter 3 lands are included for explosive ramping and because I've found most tribal vampire decks are more black than red. Another thing to keep in mind is that generally, you don't want less than 36 lands in your deck unless you have a lot of mana rocks to support less. Olivia is a very mana hungry commander so I would suggest about 38 lands.
Along similar lines, I would include the following mana rocks to further ramp/filter your mana:
While not traditional "ramp", Urza's Incubator can be very helpful in this deck since vampires tend to be a bit higher mana costed.
You'll want to include a few cards to help you draw more cards just to get more power from the deck. There's a lot of options out there but one card I strongly suggest is Phyrexian Arena.
The same goes for your removal. A little spot removal and a few board wipes should have you covered.
I hope these ideas help! Best of luck to you with your deck!
2 months ago
Trying out some fetches with a splendid reclamation package. As who doesn't like graveyard ramp?
3 months ago
5 months ago
Alrighty so the hardest part (arguably) about grixis is mana ramp/acceleration. Signets are all good and what not but personally I'd get rid of two of your signets for two of the following:Armillary Sphere, Gem of Becoming, or Everflowing Chalice
Lastly here are some cards that I think would benefit you through Nicol Bolas himself and should be considered. Dragonspeaker Shaman, Waste Not, and Sangromancer.- Takeouts for these Id suggest your duplicates Dack's Duplicate and Evil Twin, Notion Thief, or Propaganda. Propaganda is a good card, I personally just don't like how it meshes with the flow of the deck.Also someone once made a very compelling argument for me not to use Shadowblood Ridge and I agreed with them. Don't remember what that argument was but I've never really seen the point of using it, sure it can mana fix, but if you need all your other mana cant tap this for anything.
5 months ago
- turn 1: plains -> sol ring
- turn 2: Shadowblood Ridge -> tap sol ring, use 1 colorless to tap ridge, tap plains, cast commander.
- Turn 3: swing and drop MoC
doesnt work with any other land, at all, for this quick of a win