Cumulative upkeep (1)(Black)
At the beginning of each upkeep, if Tombstone Stairwell is in play, each player puts into play a 2/2 black Zombie creature token with haste named Tombspawn for each creature card in his or her graveyard.
At end of turn or when Tombstone Stairwell leaves the battlefield, destroy all tokens put into play with it. They can't be regenerated.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Tombstone Stairwell Discussion
1 hour ago
TheBoraxKid Thanks for your suggestions. I've recently bought some cards from a friend of mine who sold his collection and some of the cards you suggested were in there. Ayara, First of Locthwain, Blowfly Infestation and Bubbling Muck were among them and i'll try and eventually put into the final list. Grave Titan is not in the list because i wanted to lower the mana curve. Jet Medallion is an auto inclusion if it weren't for the price.
I saw your deck and left a +1. I'm also testing (not the best moment to do that, so i was testing to be more precise) Tombstone Stairwell.. this card played well the few times i used it. I've not access to a lot of mana but in a more performing build like yours may be even better. I got the idea from the primer deck https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/black-plague-on-the-rocks-yawgmoth-edh-primer/ the owner of the list explained to me how good the card was in the comments and i wanted to give it a try. It looks busted so you may want to try it too.
1 day ago
Ever seen Tombstone Stairwell? Not sure if it would actually be any good but it's pretty cool
2 weeks ago
And please stop buying a years supply of everything, thank you.
Thats the first time I have seen Tombstone Stairwell :)
1 month ago
So I've recently built a Yawgmoth, Thran Physician deck that I have not play-tested yet and I used your deck as a heavy influence to some degree, I was curious if you could explain Tombstone Stairwell to me. Looking at your deck was the first time I've ever seen it and was a little confused by the card. Any help would be appreciated.
1 month ago
Tombstone Stairwell can provide massive payoff for kresh if he's on the field
2 months ago
Sling gang is your only source of goblins I think. Seems like he has limited usefulness because of this.
Knight-errant is great if you get the ult but doesn't offer much else. Unless your meta is like mine and walkers actually stick around you'll only ever get limited usefulness from her.
I'd say unless you get large hands a lot arcane signet is just an upgrade from thought vessel.
Ashes seems like is it another card with a very narrow use and won't do anything unless you have Haakon, Stromgald Scourge.
2 months ago
I think you need to squeeze in these four dudes: Merciless Executioner, Fleshbag Marauder, Plaguecrafter and even Slum Reaper, as they're a very efficient way to grow Ob. Shriekmaw is a useful inclusion as well, if you evoke it it will grow Ob too.
There is also an old enchantment, Tombstone Stairwell. This will create tons of tokens that are destroyed at the end of every turn, growing Ob huge in no time.
While running the Citadel you're hitting yourself a lot, so I recommend you include some way to mitigate that. Of course the first cards that come to mind are Sensei's Divining Top and Aetherflux Reservoir, but Whip of Erebos could be helpful as well.
I know this may be too far away from the deck you're trying to build, but you said you're only playing Ob because it was in your collection. Having said that, I think you may want to consider switching to Jund and playing Kresh the Bloodbraided at the helm instead. Access to red and green could give you a broader range on what you're trying to do with the deck.
2 months ago
LeoSushi thanks for the comment.
Thanks so much, Tombstone Stairwell is definitely going on my buy list.. I am a little afraid that it might bite me in the A because of others getting creatures.. but hey - thats the fun of mono black.
Thanks for also adding a cut card, thats always the hardest part. I agree, Subversion is nice, but in play, i have always found i have better things to play, and when i do play it, its pretty slow. And slow doesnt work in a deck where I am the automatic target of all my friends as soon as I show my commander.