Creature — Human Pirate
1, Discard a card: Tomb Robber explores. (Reveal the top card of your library. Put that card into your hand if it's a land. Otherwise, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature, then put the card back or put it into your graveyard.)
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|Rivals of Ixalan (RIX)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Tomb Robber Discussion
4 months ago
Of the cards you were questioning, I happily run Seasoned Pyromancer and Doom Whisperer in my Alesha deck. Tomb Robber is okay if your 3-slot isn't too full, and if you want more control over your discard and land drops. I haven't gotten a chance to try Dockside Extortionist in my build yet, but I know it combos well with Underworld Breach, so I'm eager to try them both next time I can sit down and play some real Magic with my friends! Anarchist has been on my radar for a while, even with the meager 5 sorceries I currently run, but I have too much to playtest at the moment before I make more changes. Pay attention to how many sorcery cards you run, and how often you want them back (though Ruinous Ultimatum might provide some real incentive!). The other cards you've mentioned I've either tried and been unimpressed with, or I've found alternatives I prefer.
5 months ago
Fauna Shaman is a great card and I believe it will fit well in this particular deck. You can discard a creature (any keyword junkies) to get it into your graveyard to tutor up a creature to your hand.
Nyx Weaver is one that will mill you at each of your upkeeps. If you need to, it can also pull an important creature out of your grave in case someone removes it all in one go (let's face it, these decks will have people looking to remove your grave to power it down).
Ramunap Hydra is probably one that you can put in instead of End-Raze Forerunners. It doesnt do much to enable your board, but you can benefit from all 3 of its abilities when in the grave as opposed to the Boar's 2 and for half of the cost. You do lose the temporary boost though to your creatures. So that one is iffy.
Kunoros, Hound of Athreos is another nice little keyword junkie. However, it will prevent you from any active recursion that you have on board. I see that you have a few already and don't know how much more you plan to have in the deck.
Tomb Robber is one that will allow you discard a card as well to Explore. It can offer you a means of digging for a land if you happen to miss one, as well as potentially putting even more goodies in the grave.
Geier Reach Sanitarium Is another nifty land that will tap for a colorless or let everyone draw a card to discard. You may not want everyone drawing, but it adds another permanent to your arsenal.
As far as Haste generators go, the only 2 that come to my mind are Concordant Crossroads and Akroma's Memorial. With the latter offering more abilities to your creatures at the expense of a much higher cmc.
7 months ago
9 months ago
In: Insidious Dreams - Helps assemble combos
Animate Dead - cheap recursion that should've been in there
Night's Whisper - cheap hand refill
Necropotence - Well I'll succumb to goodstuffs here.
Black Market - things die and profit from board wipes.
Coldsteel Heart - is very needed
2 years ago
Playing explore in standard, I found that the black creatures with explore generally under perform. In the early game, you are not drawing enough cards to sac a card for the effect of Tomb Robber. Deadeye Tracker is fairly useless if your opponent has no cards in the grave. Lurking Chupacabra relies too much on you exploring at the right time.
If you can play Path of Discovery, it is less important that individual creatures have explore. Wayward Swordtooth is good for playing the extra lands that you end up with in your hand. Vine Mare gives you an extra creature with hexproof, then you can afford to play something like Blanchwood Armor or Forebear's Blade on your hexproof creatures. Wildgrowth Walker still grows into something with wild power, but you then have a range of powerful attacking creatures that could have hexproof, vigilance and trample.
2 years ago
Okay, y'alls ideas inspired me to to do some specific digging and I found the following cards that allow looting or dredge, but are precise as well as quick to put into action -