Skullclamp

Legality

Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander (2016 Edition) Uncommon
Commander 2015 Uncommon
Commander 2014 Uncommon
Vintage Masters Uncommon
MTG: Commander Uncommon
From the Vault: Exiled Mythic Rare
Darksteel Uncommon

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Skullclamp

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +1/-1.

Whenever equipped creature dies, draw two cards.

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Skullclamp Discussion

Granular_Quality on HORNETS OUT THE WHAZOO

1 day ago

You need Release the Ants, and Wirewood Symbiote is fun, bit too old to be modern legal. If you're going casual, Wirewood Hivemaster is awesome. Ant Queen, and Hornet Queen are great. Fire Ants are horrible but fitting. Hornet Nest isn't too bad, and Skullclamp is also fun.

CthulhusNo1FavCultist on Triple 6 Clubhouse

1 day ago

just a bunch of random ideas

~50% are actual ideas and not troll ideas.

also, the deck looks awesome!

Firebones675 on Big Angry Giants

1 day ago

Looks pretty good! Welcome to the format.

I'd try to make room for Skullclamp. Generally speaking edh games go long and you can run out of cards in hand after a while. Especially since you will be have creatures dying regularly, its a pretty good way to cash them in for extra value.

Illusionist's Bracers is another prett good card to get some value out of your commander. You only need to sac one creature for it and you deal double the damage.

freakingShane on Purphoros, Forger of Goblins [[Primer]]

1 day ago

Mana Echoes has got to find a place in here. I'm currently testing around with it to see where it would work best, because if I could abuse that with Skullclamp I could almost play my whole deck, haha. RoarMaster

Fergernuggets on MonoSkullbriar.deck

2 days ago

A couple Fog effects might not hurt since you're only running one creature. Also, Skullclamp doesn't seem to do a lot since you don't have token generation and you only have one creature. Just a thought,

pin_tar_soap on Yahenni Control EDH

2 days ago

I really like this deck! Now I want to build control with this aetherborn vampire too.

Couple of suggestions, you should probably add more card draw. Something like Phyrexian Arena, Necropotence, Vampiric Rites and/or on-demand draw such as Promise of Power, Succumb to Temptation. Skullclamp is really good with your Bitterblossom and Reassembling Skeleton. Even without them it's nice to have since Yahenni is a free sac outlet.

I'd also add more recursion. Chainer, Dementia Master and newcomer Demon of Dark Schemes can grab things from all graveyards. Or Coffin Queen and/or Corpse Dance - my all time favourite cards.

In time Yahenni should grow to a reasonable size and Toxic Deluge can be quite one-sized.

Maybe add some lifegain effects other than Loxodon Warhammer because monoblack decks are very liberal with their life totals. Kokusho, the Evening Star and Gray Merchant of Asphodel are good for this.

And last, I am on the fence about Chill to the Bone and Cruel Edict. I believe something like Eyeblight's Ending, Victim of Night or Merciless Executioner will be better.

HybridPK on Don't Rafiq Me

4 days ago

Alright, I gave the deck a look through. I think I understand what you want to do with it, but I also think that you're trying to play Rafiq in an inefficient manner. Based on my interpretation, he isn't meant to be played in a way that prevents other players from doing things. He should be played in a way that prevents other players from doing anything to your board.

With that in mind, I think the best course of action would be to go full voltron. Of course, I have a bias towards aggro and voltron strategies in general, but you have a surprising number of options available to make this a great aggro deck, and there are multiple forms of protection available in Bant aside from just counterspells.

Something you're completely ignoring is the Exalted keyword. Exalted is a triggered ability, so each instance of Exalted stacks. You mentioned to me that you didn't want to necessarily rely on enchantments and artifacts to pump Rafiq. Fortunately, you don't. You just want to retool your creatures a bit so that you get more Exalted triggers, and find some other utility creatures that offer protection.

Any card suggestions I make in this post are going to sway the deck in favor of this strategy, which I understand is against your original vision of a control deck. Also, this does make it play like every other Rafiq deck. But, in my opinion, this deck (in its current state) looks like a bunch of cards put together with no real strategy in mind. Almost all of your control elements would be better off in the Grand Arbiter Augustin IV deck, or would be better suited for Derevi, Empyrial Tactician.

Some items to consider: you are only running 1 board wipe. I would at least consider having 3 in any EDH deck. Also, your mana base (33 lands, 5 dorks, 4 rocks) seems low overall. Since you have limited options to ramp for lands outside of playing multiple lands a turn (which is based on the number of lands in hand), and with how easily removed creatures are, I don't think you'll have enough mana to do things when you really want to. You are also only running 2 targeted removal spells, and they are for creatures. You have no way of dealing with artifacts or enchantments on the board, and you're playing with at least two colors that are good with dealing with those kinds of permanents. There also seems to be a curious amount of creature-searching, but none of the creatures you have seem game-changing enough to where I see a reason to search for creatures. I mean, sure, Linvala, Keeper of Silence can ruin someone's day, but there should be more than 1-3 creatures worth searching for.

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feyn_do_alduin on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

4 days ago

I've actually revised my changes:

Ashnod's Altar for Gilded Lotus (it's easier to use in the deck and helps trigger avacyn)

Skullclamp for Mark of Asylum (doesn't actually do anything in my meta)

and I'm still looking for a slot for Mask of Memory but that requires experimentation (i'm waiting for it on order anyhow so this is fine)

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