Front:Arguel's Blood Fast Flip
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Temple of Aclazotz
(Transforms from Arguel's Blood Fast.)
: Add to your mana pool.
, Sacrifice a creature: You gain life equal to the sacrificed creature's toughness.
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Temple of Aclazotz Discussion
2 months ago
A card I've been sitting on for a few days now.
Counter target spell. If the spell is countered in this way, exile it instead.
"I implore you to reconsider..."
Could be a potent spell for sure.
Temple of Aclazotz infers there is a Bat-God on Ixalan named Aclazotz. The enchantment makes it feel like the God would be based around some of the more sinister sides of black, such as sacrifice and life loss.
That's my challenge. Do Aclazotz justice and make a Bat God worthy of Ixalan.
8 months ago
Hey, consider the four drop Saga tandem of Rite of Belzenlok and Scriptures? It's budget.
Rite can do a lot for control it can first make blockers, four of them and then it gives you a win condition a 6/6 flying Demon with trample. You're getting this 6/6 Demon for free, no additional mana needs to be used to get this creature and that's good with control. You can use all your mana to do other things for the turn while still getting a 6/6 Demon.
Rite has synergy with Scriptures because you get two turns of Rite making tokens. If you play Rite before Scriptures then you might lose the two tokens, but you'll create two more with chapter two of Rite after wiping the board with chapter two of Scriptures. Then the next turn you get a 6/6 Demon which your opponent needs to deal with without also having an established board because of the board wipe.
Rite also has nice synergy with Temple of Aclazotz which is a very good land for black control because of Dread Shade, pumping a ton of mana into Shade and then sacing Shade after it attacks for a ton of life. A similar interaction can be used with the 6/6 Demon from Rite. If you can't sac a creature at you're upkeep the Demon does 6 damage to you, before this happens if you don't have a creature you can sac the Demon to Aclazotz and gain life. The Demon also helps to lose life which lets Arguel flip into Aclazotz.
Good luck with your deck.
10 months ago
I really like your deck, I am just a bit confused over the usage of Temple of Aclazotz. The temple cannot be played in the deck because it is a flip of Arguel's Blood Fast Flip. With that being said I don't know if the flip condition is a desirable one to fit a place in your deck as it is sort of high risk high reward in my opinion but that is for you decide. Just thought I'd bring this to your attention. Cheers.
11 months ago
Arguel's Blood Fast used to be in the deck but I felt it was too mana intesive (1B) for the deck. After consideration I replaced it with Ad Nauseam which could give me a bigger boost of card draw for less mana. As comparison, although Greed costs more to cast, it's more efficient on the long run due to it's B activation cost. Regarding Arguel's flip side, it wasn't particulary easy to flip because most of the time you go under 5 life during your turn, so you'd have to wait a whole turn to flip it. Also, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim comes with her own Temple of Aclazotz included.
Cabal Ritual is my 101 card, will probably end in the deck. Right now I don't have a way to consistently meet the Treshold requirement during the first 3 turns but the card is definitively playable.
I don't include targeted discard spells because I want to reduce targeted interaction with opponents as not to draw too much attention/hate. All the ones you recommend should be played in a more Competitive setting.
11 months ago
Have you thought about adding Arguel's Blood Fast Flip? It comes with card draw whenever you deem necessary. I don't know how its flipped side, Temple of Aclazotz works with Horobi, Death's Wail but you probably won't ever flip it as its a may ability to begin with.
11 months ago
Ashdude42: Nissa, Vital Force could be a good choice (if you want a Planeswalker). Her +1 gives you a 5/5 blocker/haster and her -6 is a draw engine. The 5/5 can also be used for Temple of Aclazotz.
It's kind of hard for me to replace Carnage Tyrant. I just wanted a hard-to-remove threat against control, and nothing else really fills his shoes. You could try something like Tendershoot Dryad to gum up the board (and have fodder for the Temple), or a Dire Fleet Daredevil to grab their spells. The Daredevil could also be good if you're running that Nissa because you can "reanimate" him. And the Tendershoot also populates on your opponent's turn, which is nice.
Really it's up to how you play and your current meta. For example, I would run Tendershoot Dryad purely because I think it's a cool card. Also, I haven't played Standard in a while because work has kept me busy.
And if you do play this at an FNM, let me know how it turns out! A previous commenter said that you have to keep the plays very tight if you wanna win.
11 months ago
Never//Return is more of a budged option for Vraska's Contempt, if you have the contempt's you don't need the never / return's. I would MB Fatal Push over the never's (dropping never from the list), move Lurking Chupacabra to the side(vs. indestructible), lose Vanquisher's Banner (4 slot open now). + 1 or 2 more Tomb Robber and + 2 or 3 Arguel's Blood Fast Flip (the flip Temple of Aclazotz and Wildgrowth Walker life gain off set paying life draw).
1 year ago
It's funny because the idea of your deck has been in my head for the last two days but wasnt able to gather a good list. It looks like you have managed to find a good balance for the deck, I like it!