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Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre
Legendary Creature — Eldrazi
When you cast Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, destroy target permanent.
Annihilator 4 (Whenever this creature attacks, defending player sacrifices four permanents.)
When Ulamog is put into a graveyard from anywhere, its owner shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library.
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Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre Discussion
3 days ago
6 days ago
Embrakul is a dead draw--any time you draw her, you are not drawing a useful card worth casting. As such, you do not want more than one copy in the deck. To answer your second question, there are a couple other options for a more budget-friendly replacement.
What makes Emrakul work in this deck is not her obscene power--it's her fourth ability. If you draw her, you can place her back into your library with Tormenting Voice, thus making her available for Indomitable Creativity. The only other Eldrazi with this option are Kozilek, Butcher of Truth and Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre--neither of which are inexpensive (and, since you are not casting the creature, their other abilities are nowhere close to a match to Emrakul).
There are four non-eldrazi options:
Blightsteel Colossus: A little less expensive than the Eldrazi titans, but still a game-winner.
Darksteel Colossus: 11/11 with trample is not bad, though certainty a step down from the previous 4 options.
Guile - great card, not great for this deck.
1 week ago
Really like the deck! +1
I cards that would be really useful to include would be :
Drake Haven for more nice discard value
Laboratory Maniac to defend yourself against getting milled
Reanimate or similar cards for more Reanimation
Splendid Reclamation works really well as a late game super-ramp (in general, you do need more ramp because damia is so damn expensive, but this depends on your local meta)
Keening Stone as an nice win-con after all that discarding
In case you're wondering what to cut for all this, I'd recommend stuff like Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, because works agaibst the discard value or Masticore, because it's just not good, but I think you can find it yourself.
I hope I was able to help you and my recommendations are useful. :)
2 weeks ago
Hey friend! Welcome to the wonderful world that is Sidisi EDH!
My gut instinct here by looking at your list (and from your description) is that you're aiming to go wide- you're looking to overwhelm the board with so many zombies that your opponents don't know what to do with themselves. If this is true, then let's look at some ways you can get out as many zombies as possible:
-Mesmeric Orb is my personal favorite. Each permanent untapping is a unique trigger, and will give you a zombie if it's respectively milled card was a creature. This can further be exploited by combining it with Aphetto Alchemist, Seeker of Skybreak, or even good ole' Basalt Monolith along with something like Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre in the deck to instantly (and for little mana investment) get as many zombies as you'd like. However! Infinite combos like this are not for everyone, so we can look at some less abusive options:
-Embalmer's Tools was something I'd initially overlooked in my own build. However, once I gave it a shot I realized it's value, and it's remained a staple to this day. Being a force-tapping ability allows you to insta-tap a newly created zombie to mill yourself one, and potentially hit a creature. My deck hovers around 40% creatures, and this allows it to maintain enough consistency that I find these tools invaluable.
-Parallel Lives is more used in conjecture with other cards, and doesn't pull as much weight by itself given the mana investment, but is still worth the consideration.
-Lastly, I wanted to refer you to consider Dredge options: Life from the Loam can be a straight replacement for Splendid Reclamation due to it's usefulness even when milled, and Stinkweed Imp is a continuous threat to flyers that may swing your way. There are, however, many other options in this category such as Dakmor Salvage and Golgari Grave-Troll that are popular as well.
Due to Sidisi's rules, she cares more about individual INSTANCES of self-mill, not LARGE chunks of self-mill. Once you get your zombie count high enough, you need to start examining how those zombies are going to win you the game. Most of the time, it's through face-damage. Zombie lords to give them a little extra punch help a lot here. I noticed you had a couple staples, but there are some additional options to consider such as Death Baron, Zombie Master, Undead Warchief, and even Metallic Mimic, all of which can give you some some additional threat on the board. While you already have Wonder, I've always enjoyed using Filth in conjuncture with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to sneak through unexpectedly, and additionally have had some fun with Eldrazi Monument, Akroma's Memorial, Craterhoof Behemoth, and Decimator of the Provinces.
The remainder of the recommendations come in the form of alternative wincons, which are typically applied against those pesky pillow-fort players or those who seem to be matching you token-for-token to the point where you just can't get through. Things like Altar of Dementia can always be used on yourself for general utility or an enemy to devastating effect (it's always fun to watch someone struggle with something like Mystical Tutor when they know you'll just force them to mill it), and other options include things like Gempalm Polluter and Lich Lord of Unx.
Hopefully this has given you some food for thought, and if I was totally wrong on the direction you want this deck to head, please let me know so I can adjust my suggestions to suit your playstyle more!
2 weeks ago
Lich's Mirror will indeed prevent you from losing the game.
If you play against people that mill your library a lot I'd recommend putting a Kozilek, Butcher of Truth or Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre in your deck. Because each time they enter the graveyard from anywhere their triggered ability will trigger and let you shuffle your graveyard into your library.
2 weeks ago
A your running the Dakmor Salvage combo and you have a few discard outlets but the need Mana to be payed into them. Noose Constrictor Putrid Imp and Skirge Familiar are all free and are cheep. I also don't see a win with the combo adding a Dark Ritual and Exsanguinate makes it when your holding your deck you can win. both cards are budget friendly and dont add to much complication to the combo. you could also use Bog Witch for this combo just cast Dark Ritual in response to the Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre trigger shuffle Ulamog, a land, and the Ritual. Discard Dakmor. repeat until you got a ton of and cast Exsanguinate. profit
I think this deck can be powerful because the main combo is so affordable.
2 weeks ago
You should probably take out: Elixir of Immortality
If your looking for anti-mill: Gaea's Blessing is a cheap solution.
2 weeks ago
Thank you very much! I am glad you like the list. It s a fun deck and can be powerful, but to be more competitive it needs some spells to counter the graveyard hate. Often you will encounter Bojuka Bog, Relic of Progenitus, Rest in Peace, Leyline of the Void, Scavenging Ooze, and Deathrite Shaman to name a few. Some cards to consider are:
Next up are cards you can swap in that are not as expensive to acquire.
To allow for the anti graveyard hate cards listed above, I would consider cutting for budgetary reasons: Yawgmoth's Will, Rise of the Dark Realms, Survival of the Fittest, Sylvan Scrying, Diabolic Servitude, Entomb, Coffin Queen.
You can change a lot of cards in the list aside from those mentioned here. Two cards I would not change and would pick up as they are very useful in the list are Volrath's Stronghold and Phyrexian Tower. You can sacrifice a creature to the tower gaining 2 black mana and use that mana to activate the stronghold to put the sacrificed creature back on top of your library. Volrath's Stronghold by itself is also a way to save at least one creature from your graveyard from getting exiled as mentioned in the graveyard hate you would face.
This should give a good sense of what type of cards to think about and try. I have used many of these cards on my way to getting to the list today. Another two good cards that are rarely bad are Wurmcoil Engine and Batterskull. Just good Value cards. Batterskull is not a creature to reanimate, but it is a creature when the artifact enters the battlefield. I hope this helps!