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|Modern Event Deck (MD1)||Uncommon|
|Modern Masters (MMA)||Uncommon|
|Shards of Alara (ALA)||Uncommon|
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Artifact Creature — Zombie
When Tidehollow Sculler enters the battlefield, target opponent reveals his or her hand and you choose a nonland card from it. Exile that card.
When Tidehollow Sculler leaves the battlefield, return the exiled card to its owner's hand.
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Tidehollow Sculler Discussion
2 days ago
So I'm taking the plunge and investing in my first modern deck, Im in college so i have a $400 budget. Ive decided to go with an esper midrange built around Glory-Bound Initiate and Painful Truths (I know this isn't an original idea but its a blast to play, has plenty of room to brew and most importantly its the only 3 color mana base in my price range)
This is my current list Glory to Esper
The core spell package and mana base feel pretty solid but im struggling to decide on what creatures to play. I wish i could afford snap then the decision would be simple.
I haven't tested the current set up (I don't own the deck yet and mostly test on untap.in) i just want to hear the community's thoughts on it and the best set up to combat the current metta. Ill play moving to Atlanta in the fall so im not sure what metta will look like so I'll tune the sideboard as well when i get there.
As always thanks for any advice on the build!!!
1 week ago
I'd look into balancing out the mana base a bit more by removing a couple white producers, maybe by introducing U/B producers instead of some of the W/U ones.
2 weeks ago
If this deck wants to be competitive, branch out into black or white, drop the angels, and attempt to run some more card draw/hand disruption (Inquisition of Kozilek/Dark Confidant) or (Meddling Mage/Remand/Serum Visions). Being in multiple colors adds a lot to hatebears.
If you move into black, consider the following:
1-3x Thoughtseize (4-5x of both)
3-4x Dark Confidant
3-4x Tidehollow Sculler
If you move into blue however, consider the following:
2-4x Meddling Mage
1-3x Judge's Familiar
0-3x Geist of Saint Traft
1-3x Reflector Mage
0-2x Sky Hussar
2 weeks ago
The first is a delver deck that plays very similar to a grixis delver. It tempos very well but does't have great reach without bolt and doesn't have amazing staying power without life game
The second uses Glory-Bound Initiate instead of delver and focuses more around hand control. This one is much more grindy and I feel like has better game against most decks
Both seem to plagued by bad hands and top decks, if you don't have all of the pieces the deck seems to have a hard time regaining momentum but if you start out in front they are very hard to throw off balance. They could just need more tuning but I think my initial concept is flawed. I normally have to mulligan to 5 or 6 to get a functioning hand and both struggle against aggro.
I really want to make sculler and queller work together so I'm also considering a taxes build using Wasteland Strangler to gain additional value. I'm worried that without either vial ( I have a $350 budget so vial is just out of reach) the deck just won't be up to par to keep up.
I would love any input's on the current lists or on the concept. I don't really want to play a true control shell and would rather play a more midrange or tempo build.
Thanks for any input!
3 weeks ago
Hello, maybe I can help you, first of all planeswalkers are legendaries so that means you can only have one Liliana, Death's Majesty or/and Liliana, the Last Hope on board. The sugestions is to decrease number of copies of both lili or at least Liliana, the Last Hope because is hard to cast this.
Creatures: You are doing great but u missed this Cryptbreaker
Lands: If you want I will search for better lands for you.
1 month ago
Well, I would start off by saying there are two primary archetypes for sacrifice decks. Rally and Aristocrats. Rally lists focus on filling your graveyard with 2-3 cmc creatures, reviving them with Rally the Ancestors and the sacrificing them all -- likely with 2-3 Blood Artist effects in play to win. Aristocrats lists tend to focus less on 'combo' and more on 'synergy', and try to gain advantages through sacrifice effects. There has been some blending between the two archetypes recently, but I still feel they are distinct enough to be different.
There are then color combinations within each of the archetypes. Rally is often done in or . Aristocrats lists are often or . However with 3 color mana bases often comes a higher costs as fetch lands and shock lands are not always cheap. Two color mana bases are often fairly affordable, and you often can get away with no shocks or fecthes. With that being said, the first suggestion for a creature I would suggest is...
Bloodghast. However, he works best with fetch lands. In a pinch, you could use Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds, but they can feel pretty slow. But the ability to sacrfice Bloodghast, play a fetch land to return him to play, sacrifice him, sacrifice the fetch land to place another land into play to return Bloodghast to play so you can sacrifice him again -- that can add up to a lot of value.
Along similar lines, Gravecrawler can also generate a lot of advantage if you are playing enough zombies to have one in play with a fair level of consistency. Relentless Dead and Cryptbreaker can put in a lot of work with this guy.
While not all in black, Doomed Traveler, Tukatongue Thallid, Lingering Souls, Kitchen Finks, Bloodsoaked Champion, Mogg War Marshal, Sacred Cat, Voice of Resurgence, Tidehollow Sculler, Blisterpod, Bitterblossom, Orzhov Pontiff, Elenda, the Dusk Rose, and Keldon Marauders can all be sacrificed for good value.
As far as sacrifice engines go, Falkenrath Aristocrat, and Cartel Aristocrat are the namesakes. But Nantuko Husk, Bloodthrone Vampire, Greater Gargadon, Hidden Stockpile, Viscera Seer, Tymaret, the Murder King, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Bontu the Glorified, Mind Slash and Teysa, Orzhov Scion are all good ways to keep sacrificing permanents. I also like Fleshbag Marauder, Sidisi's Faithful, and Sidisi, Undead Vizier, but they only sacrifice one thing upon etb.
Value is also important to consider as there are a number of cards that fit well within these lists, but do not necessarily read 'please sacrifice me', or 'sacrifice all the things.' But, they can certainly give you the gas to pull ahead. Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat's advantages can be obvious in a deck like this. Additionally, Eternal Witness, Dark Confidant (or Asylum Visitor for budget), Phyrexian Arena, Smuggler's Copter, Collected Company, Return to the Ranks, Eldritch Evolution, Abzan Ascendancy, Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip, Grave Pact, Lord of the Undead+Nameless Inversion (also works well with any other zombie) might all have places in different shells.
These are just a cards that might be interesting. I don't want to build your deck for you. But if any of those cards piqued your interest, I can certainly throw out some additional ideas that play well with the cards you liked.
1 month ago
I have a question about the Leonin Relic-Warder combo. If you sac the LRW before its ETB resolves, wouldnt you exile Animate Dead permanently? I was curious because isnt their a similar interaction with Tidehollow Sculler and Flickerwisp? Also, would this be a pretty good entry deck for cedh?
1 month ago
MelonGator I don't think a board wipe fits well in the main b/c of the nombo with Spell Queller and Tidehollow Sculler, when I build the side I'll probably have 1-2 Supreme Verdict and Languish (I love how it misses my delve creatures)
I plan on making the side after I buy the list in paper (I'm about 50% done) and take it to my local LGS to check out my meta