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Artifact Creature — Construct
Triskelion enters the battlefield with three +1/+1 counters on it.
Remove a +1/+1 counter from Triskelion: Triskelion deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
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5 hours ago
I see. You're probably right but I'll give it a try. I'm playing with lots of people, some will just Path to Exile it once it gets too big, w/ other players it could easily winn the game. I'm unsure which card to cut for it though.
I've cut Emeria, The Sky Ruin, because in a lot of games it was just a white mana producing land that ETB tapped. Getting all the plains for it was impossible, it's also not very budget imo. A great land card but didn't served me well. I replaced it with Homeward Path. Not a lot cheaper but I play against people who like to steal creatures which could easily become a huge problem in this deck with all these potentially big creatures.
I'm sure you know it as it is an old thing and it's probably not mentioned here because it is not budget by any standards, but I'm a completionist and feel the urge to suggest it here for people who want to spend the money: - Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Triskelion go infinite: Remove one counter from the latter to damage someone or something and save the rest to kill Triskelion (or use all three counters if Ravos, Soultender is on the battlefield), Mikaeus returns it, repeat for infinite damage. - Phyrexian Devourer + Triskelion + Necrotic Ooze can also deal enough damage to kill every opponent: The first two need to be in the GY while the latter is on the battlefield. The remaining cards in your deck usually are enough to kill everyone.
All in all I noticed that your deck is pretty refined and runs well if the opponents leave you alone. But against some people in my meta I have not the slightest chance since they run so very powerful decks. But that's not a problem, I just search me some new friends as I don't want to play against highly competitive decks anyway. :D
8 hours ago
Hey dude! Nice list you have going here. I personally found going a little more into the stacks and recursion side of things in my Muldrotha, the Gravetide deck helped. Through means of Lotus Petal, you get 2 free mana a turn. Spore Frog for if someone is aggro, Tezzeret the Seeker can tutor up any artifacts you need, The Gitrog Monster and Dakmor Salvage gets you a lot of card advantage and fills your graveyard so you can recur and cast things.
Oh, and 2 more things. Don't be afraid to run hand discarding effects, it hurts your opponent WAY more than it hurts you. And finally, throw in Triskelion and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed in there. It's 2 cards, total of 12 mana you can have sit in your graveyard and cast in 1 turn to kill everyone at the table.
These are just some thoughts, Cheers!
2 days ago
Saw your forum post. Honestly I'm kind of confused what you're trying to do with the lsit. You have a maish mash of competitive and non-competitive cards here, as well as a mix of themes and combos that don't really synergise wll with each other.
Also, it sounds like you're aiming for a stax deck. Aggro control is loosely this, however would be more akin to an Edric, Spymaster of Trest deck which wails on players while keeping up a clutch of counterspells. You're not playing this kind of deck. Stax works well with your commander as you're probably looking to play some kind of "make everybody repeatedly sacrifice everything" kind of deck.
4 days ago
SynergyBuild, thanks for the thoughtful recommendations! There's no denying that the Triskelion and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed combo is useful, and would fit nicely into this deck, but I already have it in another one of my more competitive decks. I wanted this one to be pretty casual for the most part, which is also why I avoided putting too many tutoring cards in there.
As for the 0-drops such as Memnite, Shield Sphere, Ornithopter, etc.: I'd rather focus on creatures that can generate tokens like Abhorrent Overlord, Sifter of Skulls, and Sengir Autocrat for the sac bait. Since CMC isn't an issue for Whisper, Blood Liturgist's ability, there'd be no point to include the 0-drops that would only be worth a single sacrifice, and not necessarily be worth bringing back with Whisper, Blood Liturgist to sacrifice again.
I do think that most of the cards you suggested be cut still have pretty valid reasons to be present in the deck. Most of those cards are either for spot removal Malicious Affliction, control Grave Pact, ETB/upon death triggers Kokusho, the Evening Star, discard effects Call the Bloodline, or token generation Noosegraf Mob. I mean, sure, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger doesn't really fit in the deck, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to potentially cheat out an Eldrazi titan on like, turn 4.
I could probably drop Ancient Craving for one of the more efficient cards like Night's Whisper though. I really like Corpse Connoisseur too. Diabolic Intent fits the theme of the deck, so I might swap that in for one of the other tutoring cards. Withering Boon seems pretty great too. Counterspells in black are hilarious, and often unexpected. Toxic Deluge could very well end up replacing Damnation, because you're right, it is pretty good. Just not sure if paying that much life is always worth the effect.
Thanks again for all the great suggestions! I've definitely still got some work to do on this deck.
1 week ago
Kalonian Hydra, Hooded Hydra, Marwyn, the Nurturer, Sylvan Offering,Ulvenwald Tracker,Viral Drake, Cytoplast Manipulator, Druid's Call, Thada Adel, Acquisitor and AEther Mutation are all fun cards here. I think only the Kalonian Hydra is expensive.
Triskelion is amazing here.
If you want to strengthen the Elf theme there's enough to do the entire deck just with that. I was fiddling with my Ezuri deck and started to look at possible themes like Elf, Rogue, Wizard etc. Morph, Wizard and Elf were the strongest. Not enough creatures to make Modular work =(
I'm almost certain you're going to want some more protection for Ezuri once people start seeing him work.
1 week ago
1 week ago
Ok, i'll go more into detail.
You need the 6 following cards played in this very exact order:
Next you cast Buried Alive and get Bloodghast, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Triskelion into your graveyard leaving you at floating.The reason you start with Lotus Petal is you need the Swamp to trigger Bloodghast which is the next step.
Shoot one damage with Triskelions 2nd ability at target opponent and the other 2 at it self (since its 2/2 with the +1/+1 Mikaeus Buff thus killing itself).
Since shooting the damage requires to remove the counters from it as an activation cost it has no counters left on itself at the moment the ability resolves and thats why it comes back with undying. After the first activation it comes back with both its own 3 counters plus the one from Mikaeus, so you keep repeating to shoot two damage to opponent and the remaining two at itself.