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Whenever Stromkirk Occultist deals combat damage to a player, exile the top card of your library. Until end of turn, you map play that card.
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Stromkirk Occultist Discussion
2 days ago
Love Purphoros, figure I'd share some of my findings from when I'd play him. When I put Purphoros together, felt like I really ran out of fuel too fast, so I changed up my mana rock and creature selection.
The principle i'm applying here is I'm red, I run out of cards due to my low CMC, so at all points i need to be able to convert my field into more fuel. The last one Coveted Jewel is pretty easy to protect in such a crazy token deck as well.
Other Draw Effects : Prophetic Flamespeaker usually results in two cards, as he has double strike. Both him and Stromkirk Occultist are great, as youre trying to win via damage anyway. Commune with Lava Do Commune with Lava before your turn starts, usually in response to someone moving to their end step. Nets you a bunch of toys next turn. Vance's Blasting Cannons Flip Worse than outpost siege, but from my perspective I just dont care, as I want to draw cards lol.
I noticed there's not a lot of super strong removal or instant speed stuff so I figured I'd drop a few cards for those as well.
Volcanic Offering Volcanic offering in multiplayer usually results in two threats removed, and two lands removed. Seismic Strike (Assuming you just have lands, its 3 mana for 3 damage, and it gets better as time goes on.) Chain Reaction The majority of reds field wipes kind of suck, so im not sure how else to help you here. Less conditional than Aligned Hedron Network, and will hit very hard since you're a token based deck. Starstorm Instant speed, cycling, really good! Disaster Radius and Volcanic Vision are one sided. The last one lets you recur usually a good token spell as well, though ill admit its one of the weaker suggestions.
Although Purphoros is really, really strong against restrictive enchantment decks, I run a lot of enchantment removal and when you run against an azorius deck trying to ruin fun, i always wish I had them in my mono red decks.
Scour from Existence Every time I've cast this, it's saved me. As weird as it sounds and yes its 7 mana, but there are so many times I've been playing where I wished I had this or chaos warp, admittedly Chaos Warp is better, but you can only run one of them :(. Unstable Obelisk Meteor Golem He triggers purphoros too!
1 week ago
Stromkirk Occultist might be fun too. Neat deck.
5 months ago
5 months ago
Ok so I took a good long look and you appear to be on a budget of about $10 per card so I kept my recommendations around or below that mark. The biggest thing I have learned about neheb decks regardless of the speed or competitiveness of the table is that they want additional combats for more mana since it checks total damage dealt in a turn and ways to get spend that mana. My first recommendations are the additional combat effects.
Aggravated Assault Especially this one
Combat Celebrant, this one combos with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and if you have it Zealous Conscripts is screaming to be included. Zealous can haste your creatures, steal mana or beatsticks to further your plan, or clear the way for your attack.
Next some draw card effects. Some of these are the exile then cast effect, but with Neheb surging mana thats just as good.
Runehorn Hellkite, Magus of the Wheel, Knollspine Dragon, Chandra, Flamecaller, Bedlam Reveler wheel effects are the most efficient draw cards you can get and the ones that hit your opponents too can disrupt tutors.
Protecting Neheb is extremely important and can be done in two ways: traditional protection, and slipping under your opponents. What I mean by the slipping under your opponents is playing him with haste and/or earlier than expected, this is the key driver of my deck since my table doesnt give me time to play him at normal speed. Below are some mana accelerants to cheat him out, haste sources I havent covered above, and traditional protection.
Generator Servant this one is both mana and haste but broadcasts your intent ahead of time.
Sword of the Animist great for filtering your deck both before and after you slam multiple attacks with Neheb.
Anger plays nice with the looting and wheels mentioned before.
Hall of the Bandit Lord can scare people with the 3 life but it is so efficient and so worth it.
Homeward Path because your games run long enough for dumb things to happen to Neheb.
Fork counter your counter, haha!
Sometimes you just have to mess up your opponents to buy the time you need.Blasphemous Act is great if you have an indestructible Neheb and Red Sun's Zenith is removal or a win con depending on how much mana you have.
Captivating Crew in a creature heavy meta can wreck face.
Magus of the Moon if youre that guy and your opponents rely too much on lands.
Scab-Clan Berserker especially if anyone plays storm.
Stigma Lasher deals with lifegain which can otherwise be a big problem.
Stranglehold make them draw cards like you have to.
Void Winnower there are other good eldrazi to consider as something to poor your mana into but this is in my top two more budget picks.
Other good cards.Hanweir Garrison couples with a haste land and is a fantastic beater. Hero's Blade extra damage for no equip cost. Strionic Resonator does gross things with all the triggers in the deck. Temur Battle Rage great way to massively increase your damage and mana.
Please read the whole thing I can't check mark "suggestions" for all of these at once.
6 months ago
Is Anointed Procession really worth the spot in this deck? I have another Edgar Markov deck very similar to this with the same token production except for Bloodline Keeper because it's a bit out of my budget. It feels that the tokens are mostly a byproduct and not a mechanic strong enough to justify the spot, so I'm unsure about running it.
Now here are my recomendations:
Mirri the Cursed presented without comment.
JuQ on Edgar's Army
6 months ago
Sanctum Seeker or Brutal Hordechief instead of or maybe together with your Campaign of Vengeance.
Crib Swap Instant removal that happens to be a vampire spell.
Painful Truths a cheaper Ambition's Cost in a three color deck.
Legion Lieutenant just perfect for your end goals.
Stromkirk Occultist, Champion of Dusk and Syphon Mind for more card draw.
Bishop of Binding a vampire tribal Bannisher Priest.
Maybe you could cut some lands, your costs are quite low.
6 months ago
The biggest weakness of the Red-White decks in commander is card draw, those are the colours who draw the least. Commander (assuming you play multiplayer) isn't a sprint race, it's a marathon, If you run out of cards or you're the guy that's only geting one card each turn, you are going to lose.
You have to get several artifacts that can help you with that. Ghirapur Orrery is a good and cheap one, Staff of Nin another budget option, Culling Dais because sacrifice outlets are also good, The Immortal Sun is a bit more expensive but really good, Loreseeker's Stone, Oracle's Vault.
Some equipments Mask of Memory, Rogue's Gloves, Skullclamp, Infiltration Lens.
In red you have access to "impulsive draw", you exile the top cad of your library and then you may use it until end of turn. Grenzo, Havoc Raiser, Stromkirk Occultist, Outpost Siege, Vance's Blasting Cannons Flip Etali, Primal Storm.
And also Wheel of Fortune effects: cheaper options are Wheel of Fate, Magus of the Wheel, Reforge the Soul, Runehorn Hellkite, Dragon Mage and Knollspine Dragon.
About 8 to 12 of the lower cost ones is a good number to have in you deck so you consistently refill your hand.
You may also want to power up your guys, otherwise they will be hitting like a wet noodle. More options for your deck are Cathars' Crusade, Dictate of Heliod, Call for Unity and if you end up with many artifacts in your deck you can also have Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer. Dragon Throne of Tarkir is a bit bad because it's quite expensive to use (nine mana until you finally use it for the first time and your bigger creature wont be attacking) but maybe is worth giving it a try.
Now you decided to go wide with you creatures, some tokens may help you: Assemble the Legion is a no brainer, Huatli, Warrior Poet is quite affordable at the moment (for a Planeswalker), she pops dinosaurs and can help your guys get though.
Some instants to save your guys from board wipes: Boros Charm definitely a must, other options are Make a Stand, Rootborn Defenses. If you have many "When enters the battlefield" creatures or your opponents usually play board wipes that don't just destroy or deal damage to the creatures, then Ghostway and Eerie Interlude may be what you need.
9 months ago
Hey there! Nice deck you have here! Addressing your questions in order:
First, I would recommend cutting the following cards:
- Bishop's Soldier
- Drana's Emissary
- Duskborne Skymarcher
- Falkenrath Gorger
- Insolent Neonate
- Pulse Tracker
- Shadow Alley Denizen
- Shared Triumph
- Stromkirk Occultist
- Tithe Drinker
- Vampire Cutthroat
- Vicious Conquistador
You may notice a theme with the above cards: They're mostly low-CMC Vampires with a small effect. While I rarely play super-aggro EDH decks, the fact that you're facing usually 3 opponents with 40 life each means that simply having a lot of creatures doesn't do a lot. Edgar Markov makes a lot of tokens on his own, which can all grow absurdly large, so I really don't think you should be focused on spending your cards on weenies when you can be doing better things.
As for your other concerns:
- I really don't think Well of Lost Dreams has a place here. It's best in heavy-lifegain decks that lack other strong ways (and need strong ways) to draw cards, neither of which is a good descriptor for this deck.
- Purphoros, God of the Forge, and Door of Destinies, on the other hand, absolutely belong in here. Door is one of the strongest cards tribal-aggro decks have in the format, and Purphoros is excellent in any deck looking to swarm the board.
In any case, hope this helps! Good luck!