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Exile up to four cards from target player's graveyard
Transmute (, Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)
Shred Memory Discussion
1 day ago
You could use more Faeries. Typically, you want to go for a minimum of 30 tribe members in a tribal EDH deck. You might also want Muddle the Mixture , Dimir Infiltrator , and Shred Memory to grab your Oona's Blackguard and Bitterblossom , seeing as the deck really ticks with those two cards in play. Along those lines, Notorious Throng and Knowledge Exploitation are also good. You also need more early-game ramp. Talisman of Dominance and Dimir Signet seem like givens.
As for what to cut, Cryptic Gateway doesn't make a whole lot of sense. It's a 5 mana artifact that lets you tap two creatures to play a card with a maximum CMC of 4. Likewise, I love Rite of Replication as a card, but what are you copying that's worth the mana? Followed Footsteps seems awfully mediocre, and Tree of Perdition doesn't seem to go great with a deck that's going to be slowly draining the opponents over a number of turns. You also seem to be pretty heavy on creature removal. Do you really need Cast Down, Doom Blade, Murder, Go For the Throat, Tragic Slip, and Imprisoned in the Moon with three Wraths and Control Magic?
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Ok, I'm off work now.
Let's talk draw options. It appears you have some decent draw engines, I would mention Tymna the Weaver and Grim Haruspex as more options if needed. Tymna because you can potentially draw 2-4 cards easily with her and Haruspex as a better Midnight Reaper same stats/cost and none of the lifeloss.
Your missing Vampiric Tutor , if within your budget I would strongly consider it for a future upgrade, also don't overlook Shred Memory and Dimir Machinations to get some of those combo pieces. I personally like Open the Armory and Steelshaper's Gift as well to give better odds of hitting Skullclamp and Nim Death-Mantle while not having to waste more versatile tutors on them.
You appear to only be running two sinks in Twilight Drover and Death Grasp. I would suggest cutting some big mana producers or add cards like Exsanguinate , Torment of Hailfire , or Walking Ballista over both your current sinks as Death Grasp is single target and Drover is slow outside of combo. Also Torment and Exsanguate can be tutored by Shred Memory.
Win-Con's....the Blood/Bond combo seems alright but at 10 cmc I'm not a fan as I feel they are not strong enough pieces on their own and harder to tutor for. I opted for Teysa, Orzhov Scion and Darkest Hour as the primary loop as it is well established and that low cmc package allows you to drop it and win pretty quickly with little set-up vs trying to land both Blood/Bond plus lifegain to win. I'd say that's a meta call for you. The Titan loop is great I would however strongly consider Altar of Dementia as another sac outlet and Altar of the Brood as another finisher once a loop is established. Also Karmic Guide and Reveillark just outvalue Blood/Bond in that the can recur pieces outside of combo as well as combo themselves.
Athreos, God of Passage is just insane value as with Teysa out it reads gimmie back my dude or take 6.
gravepact why have only 1 Dicate of Erebos when you can have 2.
Sifter of Skulls both ramp and token generation. Chose this over Pitiless Plunderer due to the tokens.
Nether Traitor like Reassembling Skeleton.
Afterlife Mechanic in general..get double them tokens, also great for Deathmanle shenanigans, or really anything that dies to create a token.
Cuts.......always the hard part, everything over or at 5cmc needs to be questioned. Demon of Dark Schemes is super lackluster and slow, Kokoshu paints a big target, Black Market is slow, Debtor's Knell is too mana intensive, Solemn Simulacrum is a bad fit at 4cmc. Revel in Riches is a worse win condition I feel than Approach of the Second Sun in this deck.
With this wall of text I will stop and let you reflect, can chat more once you take a look.
2 months ago
for starters you could cut down on creatures like: Aether Poisoner, Child of Night, Daggerdrome Imp, Deathgaze Cockatrice, Farbog Revenant, Feral Abomination, Fetid Imp, Flensermite, Giant Scorpion, Hand of Silumgar, Hired Poisoner, Markov Patrician, Maze Abomination, Moonglove Changeling, Moonglove Winnower, Nirkana Assassin, Queen's Agent, Rancid Rats, Ruin Rat, Scrounger of Souls, Sidisi's Pet, Skittering Heartstopper Vampire Champion and replace others for: Black Cat, Burglar Rat, Cadaver Imp, Liliana's Specter, Ravenous Rats, Twisted Abomination, Gurmag Angler but would compite with Shambling Attendants for the gy. some usefuls spells you might replace or add cound be: Blessing of Leeches, Sadistic Glee, Soul Channeling, Ashes to Ashes, Evincar's Justice, Shred Memory, Dark Bargain, maybe Crypt Incursion. im out of ideas for cards, for now, and you could add more artifact ramp or artifact that can be creatures like Guardian Idol, Wayfarer's Bauble is in every deck i play, Relic of Progenitus and Nihil Spellbomb are always good gy hate.
3 months ago
I'll check it out! Olivia does seem to have a lot of synergy with graveyard retrieval so I'll probably add more synergy with her ability for sure.
I'm also heavily considering adding the wombo combo of: Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood for the quad kill possibilities. I'll take a closer look at your deck when I get off of work, definitely rethinking decent amounts of my decks structure.
Cards definitely getting thrown in no matter what are: Olivia Voldaren (who thinking about it also makes creatures vampires lol)
Cards possibly going in: Aggravated Assault, Anger, Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Crypt Ghast, Dark Ritual, Diabolic Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief, Nirkana Revenant, Rakdos Charm, Shred Memory, Sol Ring, Squee, Goblin Nabob, Insurrection
3 months ago
PooperDix: Normally Unearth would be the option, but here Raise Dead's purpose is to bring back Midnight Scavengers, which does fall outside of Unearth's conditions. I only have four of Scavengers, so once I get one, it might be the only one I see during the game. Thus Raise Dead, which can bring it back.
Shred Memory, on the other hand is an interesting proposition that I'll keep in mind. I could see adding one or two Shred Memorys and one or two Brainspoils. They could help tutor up the combo... hmm. Let me see if I have any....
And lastly... "playlets?" lol, do you mean Playtest? If you do, I have, if not, then, huh? =)
3 months ago
one thing that really Pops out at me ( see what I did there?), is Raise Dead could be replaced with Unearth, i mean none of your creatures fall outside of the parameters and skips a slower jankier return. You should really do yourself a favor and look at some of those black transmute cards, in exchange for some of the drawing your doing here. I see you want to find your baddie fast, and the transmute ability works great i.e.: Shred Memory this is your build so have fun and stick to your limits, that's where you really stretch some value out of cards that might not ever see play, and I am a fan of rogue decks ( that's none meta, unexpected spice)
Raven's crime got reprinted so you should find those really easy right now, and oh yea do yourself the biggest favor and hit the playlets button on the screen that has your deck list here if you haven't tried that out yet.I will look again after you complete it. Right now I just dreamed up a doozy
3 months ago
Shred Memory occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.01%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%
RBW (Mardu): 0.05%