Whenever a nontoken creature you control dies, investigate. (Put a colorless Clue artifact token onto the battlefield with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")
Whenever you sacrifice a Clue, put a 1/1 white Human Soldier creature token onto the battlefield.
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|Shadows over Innistrad (SOI)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Ulvenwald Mysteries occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
Ulvenwald Mysteries Discussion
2 months ago
You've ended up the same place as I do, when I get several ideas all at once and try to Jam them together. There are too many things built into one here - mill, aristocrats, tokens, Field of the Dead etc. It does a lot of things, but all of them poorly, as it lacks focus:
Altar of the Brood is a build-around. I've only seen it in OTK combo decks utilizing cards like Nettle Drone , Retraction Helix and 0-mana artifacts for an infinite combo which mills out in one big turn. Playing a deck out normally and just milling the opponent for a few cards a turn is simply too low impact. I actually think the infinite combo is possible in Pioneer, but haven't looked it up.
Field of the Dead is also sort of a build-around. Control decks make sure to drag the game out and get there, but most decks use cards like Hour of Promise and Elvish Rejuvenator (which you already have) to find the Fields and get them online quickly. Golgari Field decks are a good example of something that you could transition into from here.
I feel like your creature base could turn into an aristocrats deck that focuses on low-curve creatures with etb or on-death triggers. Then you can reanimate your whole GY with cards like Rally the Ancestors and Return to the Ranks for a big finish.
You rarely want to play more than 60 cards. Ghirapur Orrery , Authority of the Consuls , Dark Prophecy , Ulvenwald Mysteries , Second Harvest and Scheming Symmetry are all easily cut, no matter what direction you choose to go in.
TL;DR find out what you want your deck's focus to be, cut the cards that don't support it and find new ones that do.
4 months ago
Continuing with King Macar, the Gold-Cursed (Cursed King bros!), Magnifying Glass , Pitiless Plunderer , Prying Blade , Ruthless Knave , Tamiyo's Journal , Tireless Tracker , Ulvenwald Mysteries , and Vraska, Relic Seeker .
1 year ago
Rise of the Dark Realms . Nuff said.
It also seems like you could maybe use some fodder engines with unusual token types. Things like Faerie Artisans , Ulvenwald Mysteries note that it will trigger even if you sack the clue to an atog, Tireless Tracker same, Smothering Tithe , Dragon Broodmother , Whisperwood Elemental .
Sweet deck. Would love to try it someday.
1 year ago
Now just to preface this deck does not have to be standard legal, I just want to use this to play with my friends now into some suggestions. I was playtesting this deck and I noticed that I had a struggle with not getting the cards I need before I get all my lands, so I need some sort of card draw and Ulvenwald Mysteries just doesn't work. So I'm thinking let's take it out and replace it with another type of card draw. Bequeathal could be useful since I don't have that many creatures if one dies I get two cards heightening my chances of getting another creature, but this runs into the same problem that Ulvenwald Mysteries gives. I don't have that many creatures to begin with so this isn't a useful form of card draw. I came across the card Abundance which seems perfect, if I have too many lands then all I will have to do is play this card search for any non-land card and boom, then all the rest of the lands get sent to the bottom of my library. It seems perfect.
1 year ago
I always wondered about a deck that Ulvenwald Mysteries would fit in. It has a nice synergy with any infinite death/mana combo in this deck.
1 year ago
Hi lonely1 thanks for the suggestions. you are likely right that Hellkite Tyrant is too many steps to be worth the pay off. Kothophed, Soul Hoarder is potentially a lot of card draw, but there are limited ways to find it in the deck, and cant be cheated using Mwonvuli Beast Tracker
I do like Conduit of Ruin because of its ability to manipulate the top of my deck for either It That Betrays or Deceiver of Form. It That Betrays lets you steal the cards you force your opponents to sacrifice when Vaevictis attacks, and Deceiver of Form gives you a precombat scry effect that might also lead to a blow out with your extra tokens.
As for Ulvenwald Mysteries i'm pretty sure that the color identity only applies to the card itself and not the tokens that it produces.
1 year ago
This deck looks really entertaining. I love how you have it separated out by type, it makes it easier to know how to offer suggestions.
For starters, while you have excellent creature removal, you are sorely lacking in non-creature removal. Seal of Primordium, Reclamation Sage, Acidic Slime are options. Spine of Ish Sah works as removal in conjunction with your commander too. Manglehorn is disruptive removal.
I love Twilight Prophet for this kind of thing as its ability also works well with your top-of-library manipulation even when your commander isn't out.
I personally really like Ulvenwald Mysteries, I've never seen it before, but you can sac the clues to your commander's trigger and still get the token.
Also, given the limited number of equipments you have, I'd suggest replacing Hammer of Nazahn with Darksteel Plate. It's cheaper to cast and equip assuming you can't always guarantee the hammer auto-equip but still gives indestructible, which is why I assume the hammer is in there currently.