Songs of the Damned

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Uncommon
Masters Edition II (ME2) Common
Ice Age (ICE) Common

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Songs of the Damned

Instant

Gain for each creature card in your graveyard.

Songs of the Damned Discussion

Logo79 on A Perfect Storm

4 days ago

I love this deck so much! One thing I would suggest adding though, is Isochron Scepter . If you pair it with Dark Ritual , Cabal Ritual , or Songs of the Damned with 3 creatures in the yard while Paradox Engine is out,you have infinite mana on the spot. Or if you already have tons of mana, works great with Demonic Tutor to get win cons immediately.

Vipy5 on Father of Infect

3 weeks ago

If you need help with knowing how much/what ramp to use, you might want to check out https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/brewer-s-minute-ramp-math

I am not an expert in mono, but for you I recommend adding:

Mana Crypt pricey but spicey

Charcoal Diamond goes so well with Sol Ring

Everflowing Chalice and Astral Cornucopia - especially if you somehow get more proliferate

Extraplanar Lens

Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar are good if you want double-down on sacrificing your own creatures.

Myriad Landscape can go in almost any edh deck

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is solid in any one- or two-colour deck

Lake of the Dead has a downside, but you won't care when you're using it (trust me)

Deserted Temple , Vesuva , Candelabra of Tawnos and Thespian's Stage to double-down on Cabal Coffers.

Petrified Field to protect valuable lands.

Expedition Map and/or Wayfarer's Bauble to tutor itfor all your powerful lands.

I'm not sure how I feel about Temple of the False God , but it is an EDH classic.

Other mono ramp

I ended up finding so many mono ramp cards I thought I might as well make a more full list.

Solemn Simulacrum is a good catch-all

Magus of the Coffers is slow, but might be worth it. Crypt Ghast is a better version.

Pawn of Ulamog and Sifter of Skulls are good in any deck that sacrifices often

Nirkana Revenant is good in the right deck

Bog Witch is kind of weird, but has fringe uses

I haven't thought hard, but you might be able to do some flicker shenanigans with Priest of Gix

Priest of Yawgmoth and Soldevi Adnate work if you hate your own stuff

Leaden Myr , Hedron Crawler , Manakin , Scuttlemutt , Alloy Myr , Opaline Unicorn , Palladium Myr are usually worse than rocks, but maybe you want?

Worst case, an edh deck can always load up on rocks. These are some of the best ones for mono black

Sol Ring every edh deck should include this

Star Compass , Fellwar Stone , Fractured Powerstone , Mind Stone all fill similar voids

Thran Dynamo , Ur-Golem's Eye , Worn Powerstone , Gilded Lotus , Hedron Archive , Sisay's Ring

Pillar of Origins for tribal decks

Consider Pentad Prism , Kyren Toy , or Coalition Relic for proliferate

In most games, these do the same thing: Commander's Sphere , Cryptolith Fragment  Flip, Cultivator's Caravan , Darksteel Ingot , Hierophant's Chalice , Honor-Worn Shaku , Mana Prism , Manalith , Orazca Relic , Phyrexian Totem , Powerstone Shard , Pristine Talisman , Seer's Lantern , Serum Powder , Skull of Ramos , Sol Grail , Spectral Searchlight , Vessel of Endless Rest , Victory Chimes , and Chromatic Lantern

Thought Vessel if you fill your hand

Chrome Mox is usually worth the card disadvantage

Lotus Bloom , Mana Vault , Basalt Monolith , Grim Monolith , and Lotus Petal for explosive potential

Mox Amber if you usually have your commander/a legendary thing out

Mox Diamond if lands in your graveyard is a good thing

Mox Opal if you have 2+ extra artifacts

Black Market is good if you tend to sacrifice/kill a lot of creatures

Caged Sun , Doubling Cube , and Gauntlet of Power are fair if you want to reach that high mana

Liliana of the Dark Realms is nice with proliferate, and makes sure you don't miss land drops in the mid/late-game

Sword of the Animist is best with one-mana creatures, and if you attack often, but might be justified even if not

Jet Medallion and Heartless Summoning do a lot of work if you play many cards in a turn

Carnival of Souls is fun with some creature-based combos

These mostly work for combo/explosive turns

Bubbling Muck for explosive/combo turns

Dark Ritual for getting a turn 2 Crypt Ghast , etc.

Sacrifice and Culling the Weak for sacrificing. They go nicely with Songs of the Damned

Spoils of Evil for lategame combos

Rain of Filth must be used with caution

Crypt of Agadeem works, but only if you consistently have 4+ creatures in the graveyard

Phyrexian Tower eats your creatures

Cabal Coffers is a staple

It's porbably unnessecary, but if you end up with few basic swamps, consider Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to supplement your Cabal Coffers .

Cabal Stronghold is great if you can't afford many nonbasics, and might be good enough besides.

multimedia on scarab god EDH

1 month ago

Hey, my concern with your deck is the manabase. If you don't have or can't afford the playable Dimir dual lands then you would be better off playing only black with Swamps. Right now the manabase is really bad with only two playable Dimir dual lands. You don't want Islands because these conflict too much with the majority of the black cards here especially one drop black Zombies.

Consider Sidisi, Undead Vizier as the Commander? Sidisi is good as a Commander as a repeatable tutor and Zombies give you plenty of sac fodder. Mono black can take advantage of Crypt Ghast , Extraplanar Lens (best with Snow-Covered Swamp ), Liliana of the Dark Realms , Cabal Coffers , Cabal Stronghold as repeatable ramp with Swamps. Dark Ritual , Cabal Ritual , Bubbling Muck , Songs of the Damned are more cards that can make ramp.

Mono black can also use reanimation which is good with Sidisi and Zombies: Animate Dead , Reanimate , Victimize , Buried Alive , Entomb , Patriarch's Bidding , Living Death , Liliana, Death's Majesty , Sheoldred. With mono black you can use Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Zombie Trailblazer with Filth as ways to make your Zombies unblockable. Good luck with your deck.

DeadTheArtist on D I S C A R D

2 months ago

Ralsek you can use Songs of the Damned instead of Sacrifice . Or even Doubling Cube if you're feeling extra saucy.

lithiumbrigadebait on RazaBridge Reanimator

2 months ago

Bunch of cuts, bunch of additions! Notably, Meteor Golem gives us a not-completely-embarrassing out to Stony Silence/Null Rod effects, which otherwise shut down Phyrexian Altar , treasure tokens from Pitiless Plunderer , and Walking Ballista (in other words, all of our win conditions) as well as Rest in Peace and Leyline of the Void , meaning the stupid Rings/Monolith combo is no longer relevant!

Main theme of many of the changes is maxing out on redundant effects for recursive creatures and interchangeable pieces for the end win condition, as well as the full suite of 'draw cards on death' triggers to go with our recursive dorks.

Recursive dorks: Gravecrawler , Nether Spirit , Bloodghast , Bloodsoaked Champion

Gravecrawler and Nether Spirit are obvious, as the cleanest win conditions. Bloodghast is largely for value, or for a free body to come in alongside a Buried Alive fetching Razaketh. Bloodsoaked Champion is a cheaper alternative to Reassembling Skeleton , which I hate paying the upfront 2 mana for. (It also has the fringe benefit of being a Warrior, which plays nicely with Mindblade Render !)

Draw-on-death triggers: Grim Haruspex , Midnight Reaper , Harvester of Souls

Replaced the one-shot card draw like Night's Whisper with more engines. Particularly nice if you have Walking Ballista + Mikaeus, the Unhallowed with no sac outlet (Ballista can kill itself repeatedly to draw into an unrestricted sac outlet) or Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar / Pitiless Plunderer + sac outlet without a source of extra bodies or mana.

Other miscellaneous additions:

Pitiless Plunderer -- Excellent addition, reanimate-able Altar as long as you have a sac outlet on board. Can even stockpile Treasures for burst turns or casting fat.

Diregraf Colossus -- Not super useful on its own, but it does serve fairly cleanly as a castable/reanimate-able Bridge from Below while also being a Zombie for Gravecrawler. Major downside is that it does absolutely nothing with Nether Spirit or any other card combinations, so I'm on the fence but excited to give it a shot.

Priest of Forgotten Gods -- Came in to accompany the greater focus on recursive dorks and death draw triggers. Very, very good with Pawn of Ulamog/Diregraf Colossus tokens.

Stitcher's Supplier -- Little dude does SO MUCH WORK. Liliana -1 to bring him back is a fairly common play, and often very strong. It's even a zombie!

Songs of the Damned -- I was worried this would be dead too often, but it's crazy explosive, and I'm tempted to try Crypt of Agadeem .

As soon as War of the Spark is released, Liliana's Triumph is slotting RIGHT in; card is nuts.

Flesh_Addict_ on Sidisi the Land reanimator

3 months ago

Hey semsandberg,

Land recursion Sidisi, Brood Tyrant is indeed a strange way to play her.

You're gonna want a lot of creatures to hit the grave for her ability and you want a lot of hate lands in the deck, have you thought of reconsidering Muldrotha, the Gravetide as your commander, as it allows for a free land per turn as well as other benefits.

Spore Frog is great against aggro, if that's what you're struggling against, the little frog is your best hope, I would take it over Songs of the Damned anyday.

Additionally Constant Mists is perfect for fighting aggro with land recursion!

Lurking Predators is a heavy cmc card for a benefit that might not work, I would consider Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar for an extra creature that can bring itself back.

Strip Mine is needed! I would actually take out Perpetual Timepiece as it's a danger to you if you don't have 2 mana up and someone exiles your grave, additionally, if you want to keep it up, you have to play with 2 mana up at all times.

Path of Discovery is a great card, but Courser of Kruphix is a better one, and so it Oracle of Mul Daya .

I would also run more basic lands, because having 5 in total, with Yavimaya Elder that gets you 2, Sakura-Tribe Elder and other land fetches makes it them very obselete.

If you wanna run that many basics, consider adding Ulvenwald Hydra that fetches you any land into play and possibly Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger for double the mana and super hard control.

Splinterfright is cool, but Sylvan Library is cooler.

Other cards to consider are the following: Exploration or Wayward Swordtooth for more land drops.

Avenger of Zendikar is great to abuse for sac outlets and get those land drop triggers!

Last but not least: Sylvan Safekeeper a must in all land recursion decks!

Hope this helps, Flesh

Flesh_Addict_ on 2: Nel Toths Forbidden Necromancy

3 months ago

Hey semsandberg,

Ramp is never an issue, it looks like it should be but tutoring out Sakura-Tribe Elder , Yavimaya Elder or Solemn Simulacrum will get you the endless mana nearly each turn due to our great leader Meren of Clan Nel Toth .

Additionally, having eldrazi scions being created by Awakening Zone and From Beyond tends to give me the edge to have a bit more mana, but I tend to usually just use them as a sac outlets due to the mana flood in nearly every game.

As for the suggestions: Pattern of Rebirth is an amazing card which I used before! but by the time I enchant one of my creatures with this, someone always removes it before it gets attached or exiles it before I can sac it or kill it, the card Journey to Eternity  Flip is what replaced it. It may not tutor a creature out but boy does it sure allow for more recursion.

Songs of the Damned is risky, when everyone plays gravehate you may be expecting a dead card in hand for a quite a while, never liked it, never will.

Blasting Station was also in the deck, but without any infinite combos and relying on this as a sac outlet was not so great, it ended up being removed for Krav, the Unredeemed which happened to be a greater sac outlet, card draw engine as well as a life gain mechanism.

And the second vampiric tutor has been removed, it was placed there by accident as I got an altered art version and failed to see I didnt remove it.

Thank you so much for your suggestions! If you have anything else please don't hesitate to comment!

semsandberg on 2: Nel Toths Forbidden Necromancy

3 months ago

Hey Flesh_Addict_,

really nice and impressive deck. A lot of Beaters and Strength. But seems a bit slow on ramp or missed I something? What do you think about cards like: Pattern of Rebirth , Songs of the Damned or Blasting Station ?

sem

ps.: 2 Vampiric Tutor ?

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