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Sidisi, Undead Vizier
Legendary Creature — Zombie Naga
Exploit (When this creature enters the battlefield, you may sacrifice a creature.)
When Sidisi, Undead Vizier exploits a creature, you may search your library for a card, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
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Sidisi, Undead Vizier Discussion
1 day ago
Teysa Karlov is pretty new so I'm not %100 sure on how the dying creature trigger works. Let's say I exploit a creature with Sidisi, Undead Vizier . Would I be able to search for 2 cards instead of 1? The same applies to similar effects like Disciple of Bolas .
3 days ago
You definitely seem like you know what you're doing. I think you have some room for some powerful combos, though, and if you're looking for an affordable tutor that works well with blinking, Sidisi, Undead Vizier fits the bill.
Since you're already running Capsize , Deadeye Navigator , and Peregrine Drake , Palinchron and Great Whale also infinitely combo with it. You can also add the Pauper infinite combo that blinks Peregrine Drake and friends and either Mnemonic Wall , Archaeomancer , Possessed Skaab , Salvager of Secrets , or Scrivener using Ghostly Flicker , Displace , or Illusionist's Stratagem . The instant gets returned by the recursion, netting mana each time you loop it. I would also add Sphinx's Revelation . It's better than Stroke of Genius
4 days ago
5 days ago
~Shadowborn Shirei with Thrumming Stone shenanigans is best Shirei~
Haha no. Shirei is a super fun commander to play though. I have yet to see a deck with Shirei at the helm that is tier 3 material, but I mean it could be possible? I'd be interested to see what a fully competitive budgetless Shirei deck could do. The thing about mono-black, and even mono-colored decks in general that I found to be a common issue is that they need to be part of a really synergistic shell in conjunction with the commander itself. Sidisi, Undead Vizier is rated so highly because it can tutor from the command zone and with enough fast mana it can close out a game rather quickly and consistently. Razaketh is similar in a way, but it isn't quite as potent as Sidisi. Erebos and Liliana are typically seen helming Stax shells, while Skrillex the Blight Dragon kind of does the thing with infect and I assume Maga is just a big mana dump in the zone (admittedly I haven't seen much gameplay of those last two).
What I'm trying to get at with this is that outside of these higher tier commanders, mono-black tends to have a common theme of reanimator or big mana Exsanguinate and Torment of Hailfire win conditions, which isn't incredibly effective in more competitive environments since big mana wins are easily disruptable and reanimator in mono-black seems diluted to the turn sideways to win gameplan and is not ideal by any means. They're good for casual and battlecruiser type metas, but you can't expect much success in a more competitive meta with a commander that only recurs creatures with 1 power at the end of the turn.
I want to be optimistic though. I'd like to think a well tuned tier 4 or 5 deck can be capable of equating to the power level of a tier 3 deck. You're not arguing for tier 1 or 2 obviously, but I am inclined to believe that the list you provided is not quite tier 3 material. The win conditions feel really awkward to me, but I do appreciate that you tried to include your commander's ability as an enabler. I can see Mindslaver as a decent win condition if you weren't playing multiplayer, but it looks like you need an initial 6 mana to cast it, 4 additional mana to sac it, then you want to cast a Myr Retriever for 2 mana, have some outside source like Viscera Seer to sac the Retriever, getting back Mindslaver and casting it for 6 again, spend another 4 mana to sac it and then the combo ends? You can get Retriever back at the end of your turn with Shirei, but you're ending your turn, so you can't loop this again. At the end of the combo turn, assuming you cast the outlets all this turn, it's a three piece combo (Mindslaver, Retriever, and Seer), it costs a minimum of 23 mana to pull off in a color where infinite mana isn't really common outside of Monolith/Rings, and you only end up controlling two players as a result of it? Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's how I followed it. That just feels really clunky and not a very powerful strategy. I don't mean any disrespect, and I'm not trying to trash on your deck at all. I just don't consider a combo like that to be eligible for a tier 3 placement since it doesn't outright win.
I'm not saying your deck is trash garbage, but I think it could be improved is all. If you're able to generate that much mana though, you're better off dumping it into a Torment of Hailfire in my opinion.
6 days ago
And, because I keep remembering stuff as I clean my kitchen and just want to procrastinate, Lim-Dul's Vault will help you tutor all that and is good for Miracle, etc. Sidisi, Undead Vizier is also a good tutor for the blink theme.
1 week ago
Stax without White, Black, or Red a difficulty when going a creature route that Vannifar implies. Maybe some cards like Sphere of Resistance, Damping Matrix, Trinisphere, Thorn of Amethyst and Null Rod can be run, but that just makes some opponents struggle, an opposing hulk or druid deck will outrace Vannifar with ease at that point, do to the inconsistency of finding these stax pieces without fetchable tutors like Trophy Mageing for Trinisphere... All worse than just fetching a Spellseeker for Summoner's Pact for Protean Hulk or seeking a Flash in many cases.
The commander isn't as good as it seems, it is a slower tutor than Sidisi, Undead Vizier in many cases, as there aren't any amazing lines.
1 week ago
Here are some mainly budget suggested adds:
Beastmaster Ascension - attack with prossh and 6 kobolds and they all get buffed.
Dictate of Erebos can visually be cast quicker in a three color deck before grave pact.
Journey to Eternity Flip - some of the best budget recursion.
Pattern of Rebirth - can be used to get a combo piece like blood artist, or to get some board changer.
Champion of Lambholt - let's you make your creature almost unblockable.
Brawn and Anger are good especially in decks with built in ways to get into grave yard.
Diabolic Intent has dropped in price since reprint, it's good on token decks and cheaper than the main 2 tutors.
Primal Vigor is a viable doubling season, but only cast when ready to combo.
Phyrexian Altar has dropped to like $18, not budget but half of what it was. But Pitiless Plunderer will also work with prossh in play.
Creakwood Liege - buffs commander and makes tokens.
Smothering Abomination - good card draw in any black token deck. Sidisi, Undead Vizier easily recurable tutor.
1 week ago
Hey, for a Dimir Commander consider the The Scarab God?
Combine the aristocrat strategy and reanimation? You don't have to play Zombie tribal with Scarab, value creatures are just as good. Get value from creatures when they ETB, when you sac them with sac outlets and when they are reanimated.
Creatures such as: Mulldrifter, Baleful Strix, Hostage Taker, Plaguecrafter, Champion of Wits, Clever Impersonator, Phyrexian Metamorph, etc. Can still include Zombies: Carrion Feeder, Cryptbreaker, Gravecrawler, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Fleshbag Marauder. Consecrated Sphinx, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur and Razaketh, the Foulblooded are great creatures with Buried Alive or Windfall and reanimation. Sheoldred, Whispering One is also a good reanimation target, at reanimating one of your value creatures each turn.