Artifact Creature — Scarecrow
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3 weeks ago
Can combo off, giving you infinite colourless to sink into Maga and lethally drain someone else.
1 month ago
Haha fair enough, fair enough!
To answer your question first! Tatterkite combos with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Altar of Dementia to infinitely mill all opponents.
I agree that the deck is very zombie-centric, which was just my own personal bias of it being my favorite tribal theme- it's what lead me to Sidisi as a commander in the first place. I totlaly understand if you want to head somewhere else with it- but, if zombies aren't your thing, perhaps Damia, Sage of Stone, Tasigur, the Golden Fang, or The Mimeoplasm may work better for you? It would allow you to focus less on the self-mill aspect and devote entirely to your general colour synergy while having a commander that is a lot stronger on it's own.
As for Aphetto Alchemist, it really is only useful with Mesmeric Orb- honestly it does nothing else for me except combo off. It's kind of like Gravecrawler for me in that sense.
1 month ago
Here are my suggestions:
Nyx Weaver is a pretty good card to mill yourself with every turn, and then tutor back something in your graveyard.
If you dump your whole library into your graveyard, Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord can be brought back to your hand by sacrificing a couple lands, ready to smash face for a whole lot of damage. He's a zombie, too.
Splinterfright does double duty as a beatstick and self-mill. He also has trample, which ensures you'll be coming through for a lot of damage.
Gisa and Geralf lets you cast value zombies from your graveyard, as well as provide an etb self-mill effect.
Splendid Reclamation is a nice sorcery that can grab all those lands that you've milled.
1 month ago
For grabbing specific lands at the right time, I have the suite of Crucible of Worlds, Crop Rotation, and Life from the Loam- However, these are more for hunting lands with extremely specific purposes like Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Maze of Ith, or Shizo, Death's Storehouse. Actually, I need to update my land list as my playgroup has relaxed a little and I've been allowed a little more land-hate into my deck with Strip Mine and Tectonic Edge. But, I digress- I think in this instance Phyrexian Tower is less used for the mana itself, and more for the sacrifice that an opponent is unable to respond to due to the fact that it's a mana ability.
I've actually just added the magus myself! Unfortunately, he has yet to show up for me so I haven't been able to test him out, but I am extremely excited for any chance opportunity to re-use Living Death. I think with your Food Chain combo you have a much better utility with him than my build does. It may be something I have to invest in!
Additionally, I meant to give kudos to you for the Tatterkite mill combo! That's DEFINITELY one I'll be including in my build once I manage to hunt one down.
3 months ago
If I may offer up a suggestion, you could run graveyard recurring creatures in place of Darien, King of Kjeldor to have them sac and then reappear back onto the field.
3 months ago
MagnusMTG: I haven't really had that much time to set off to answering questions on this decklist lately (fortunately other people are really good at doing that for me, thanks), but when I saw you mention Undying Evil I couldn't help but reply, I'm afraid it doesn't work as well as you think it does.
You cast Undying Evil on the creature, say Tatterkite. It gains undying.You sacrifice the Tatterkite, it dies, undying triggers, it returns to the battlefield.Tatterkite is now for all intents and purposes a brand new tatterkite, it has no memory of its previous state. It no longer has undying and sacrificing it again will not return it to play. The reason it works with Mikaeus is that he is a static ability that gets applied to the new tatterkite.
Undying Evil is still really good in Sidisi as you can cast it in response to her exploit trigger, returning her and letting you tutor again, like a 1 mana Demonic Tutor, but it doesn't enable any infinite combos.
3 months ago
I use a slightly-not-so-budget version, and I've won so many times with Tatterkite + Grinding Station / Blasting Station + Undying Evil. If I get the right tutors, I can get that combo off sooner than I can even afford to cast Mikaeus, the Unhallowed.
I use Sidisi, Undead Vizier as my commander, since it can tutor for whatever missing piece of combo I need.
The idea of my version is that the only thing it does is get combo ASAP. Every nonland card in the deck is either a combo piece, or it tutors for a combo piece.
It's so super-consistent, but really only works if your opponent(s) aren't control-heavy vs. combo.
Such a fun deck. It's so big and black!