|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret||Rare|
|2011 Core Set||Rare|
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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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4 days ago
DarkJunderMaster, thank you for the comments and suggestions, and the +1! Devoted Druid got taken out because I felt like I got better value out of Sakura-Tribe Elder. I'm not running Mike and Trike because Mike is a $20 card I don't have. Your third combo isn't one I was aware of, but looks a bit nicer, price wise, and could be an option for the deck, but I'd rather not exile cards I could reuse with Meren. I added Butcher of Malakir because with Meren out, he can be recurred if its needed, as the enchantments can't if they get removed. Just one more option to have.
I keep tinkering with it, so if I come across the chance to plug some of those in and try it, I'll let you know.
I'll take a look at your build.
4 days ago
There are 6 cards that each let you directly convert mana into creature tokens at a 1=1 ratio.
Any one of these cards with your commander, and you can make as many tokens as you have mana, turn after turn after turn. I would strongly suggest running all six, as that maximizes the chances of having one in your opening hand, and of drawing a replacement if one should meet an untimely end.
Any one of the above-mentioned "Six Keys" will go infinite with your Ashnod's Altar, but if you want to pursue having them go infinite I would recommend also adding an Earthcraft. It is fantastic mana ramp by itself, similar to your Cryptolith Rite, but allowing you to tap creatures the turn they come into play, thus giving you your mana sooner, and enabling infinite combos.
Geralf's Messenger deals infinite loss of life when combined with your altar and your commander, and can otherwise be exploited as a token generator.
Since you run Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, you could always add in a Triskelion for an infinite damage combo that does not rely upon your commander. Slotting in Tooth and Nail to fetch them out together makes for a nice single card wincon. (Triskelion would slot in nicely for Walking Ballista maybe)
Sacrifice effects are amazing in this deck, and a Dictate of Erebos or Grave Pact can give you control of the game. The one I would really recommend, however, is Martyr's Bond, as it bring retribution for any permanent of yours that is destroyed, while still working as a field wipe as you sac creatures.
Deathreap Ritual and Smothering Abomination lets you receive good card draw when you sacrifice tokens, and Eldrazi Monument give all your creatures Flying, Indestructible, and +1/+1, at the cost of 1 token per turn.
4 days ago
Vzq, ya i normally play in a fairly casual meta so i try not to include infinite combos in my decks, but at GPs and other competitive events i put in Triskelion to end games faster. I do like Bloodsoaked Champion and Crypt of Agadeem but im debating on which card to take out for the champion. So far im looking at Solemn Simulacrum given i dont think its anything more than fodder and champion is fodder that comes back.
5 days ago
I like to have a shutoff valve in my commander decks to end games that go on long, so Triskelion combo with Mikaeus is one suggestion. If you have a lot of creatures going to the graveyard, which I imagine you do, then Crypt of Agadeem seems pretty strong. Bloodsoaked Champion can be recurred from the graveyard repeatedly if you do a lot of attacking, which this deck seems to do.
5 days ago
Playing Triskelion is good, i'd recommend it, but i don't want my deck to devolve into an infinite combo deck. Nothing against them or anything but they kind of make a lot of the other cards irrelevant, persuading me to just focus on the combo, but then i realise mono-black combo isnt too efficent in combo strats without counterspells so i steer clear haha
5 days ago
6 days ago
Here are several suggestions, both zombie specific and Mikaeus specific: Balthor the Defiled to reanimate all of your dead zombies; Liliana, Death's Majesty to make them, reanimate them, and/or board wipe everything but them; Triskelion to create an endless undying loop to combo kill your opponents; Door of Destinies for zombie mass pump; Stoneforge Masterwork for zombie solo pump; Gravecrawler and Phyrexian Altar with Vengeful Dead in play creates an endless sacrifice loop to drain all your opponents (maybe even add Blood Artist or Bontu's Monument for an additional combo opportunity); Death Baron because larger zombies with deathtouch are better; and Dread Summons for a load of zombie tokens to overrun your opponents. That should be a good start.
1 week ago
That I know of? Let's see:
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Triskelion you've probably heard of, but what about instead of the artifact you use Murderous Redcap and a sac outlet? It would need to be a mana less one mind you to go infinite, but they still do kill the table right then and there. Goblin Bombardment maybe?
Another combo set that I know of wouldn't really be a B/R one per say but Ashnod's Altar and Nim Deathmantle can go infinite when fed the right creatures (of which Rakdos colors easily provides). I wouldn't really recommend using this one though as it would require a very different creature base then what you've got here. Things like Grave Titan or Beetleback Chief.