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Target opponent sacrifices a creature for each creature put into your graveyard from play this turn.
Urborg Justice Discussion
5 months ago
Depending on your play group, I'd say that for the 1 cmc more, Zendikar Resurgent's card draw for playing creatures, especially in a deck with 34, is incredible value. You get twice as much mana AND your creatures are replacing themselves with new spells to play.
For Meren of Clan Nel Toth, I personally would cut Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger... But that's because I think he's a bit of an ass hole hahaha. As a more obvious value exchange, I'd say Gleancrawler as Meren gives you a free creature returned to the battlefield (cheating for big ETBs and expensive creatures) every turn and is 4 cheaper. Maybe Ingot Chewer, however Meren makes cards like that good - so I'd stick by trying a trade with Gleancrawler.
I hear you with the Dictate vs. Grave Pact, especially if that's what your meta calls for. I don't always have a quick free sac outlet out, but if I know I can play one the next turn "keeping that mana up" isn't really "keeping it up", it's just as if you played it your turn but nobody knows about it - better yet, they will stay away from you that cycle cause they think you have some 5cmc response up your sleeve, then you play it right before your next turn to feed Kresh for an attack they didn't see coming. And as per a comparison to Urborg Justice, I think they would only be similar in 1vs.1 games, except Dictate of Erebos sticks around, a repeatable Justice for 3cmc more... that hits all your opponents, which might make or break a game for someone as hungry as Kresh. However, Urborg Justice is still a fantastic card, that I forgot about, so thanks for the reminder :). I have a token based Kresh I'm building which that'll be going in.
I do feel Dictate of Erebos, in this context, is better than Shattergang Brothers due to the free effect that also discourages people from removing your creatures, even when you don't have mana up. I think the brothers are better in a deck that doesn't have the high mana curve you mentioned, and that also makes token artifacts and creatures so you have enough to sac where your opponents can't pick and choose so easily when you can only afford triggering it 2x and they have 5 or more options to sac. But that's just my opinion based on my meta.
5 months ago
God call on the mana doubler. I have wanted to put a doubler into the deck for some time now. I do like Zendikar Resurgent because of the additional draw it provides. Maybe this or the 1cmc lower Mana Reflection.
Meren of Clan Nel Toth looks good, but what should I cut for it?
I never had any issues in this deck with getting the 3 black mana for my Grave Pact. I have found that, at least in my meta, Dictate of Erebos' flash ability isn't all that helpful. The decks high curve usually won't let me keep up 5 mana for flashing Dictate of Erebos anyway and I usually only play Grave Pact when I have a free sac outlet like Viscera Seer and thus can get immediate value out of it. If I wanted to play a "surprise Grave Pact" then I guess I'd play Urborg Justice which costs only 2 black mana to cast.
8 months ago
A bit obscure and one use but a mini-blowout like Dictate/Pact is Urborg Justice
You can Isochron Scepter it though!
on Much room!
8 months ago
+1 for the background art.
I recommend adding more Wincons and consistent ways to draw into them.
Some suggestions to consider:
Finding the Combo Pieces
Green grants you access to awesome creature tutors while Black basically fetches anything and everything. You may wish to consider some of the following tutors:
Chord of Calling - Tons of shenanigans you can do with this card. Fetching Craterhoof Behemoth during Combat to buff your creatures, bringing in Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat or Falkenrath Noble in response to a board wipe, etc.
Survival of the Fittest - Repeatable creature tutor. Slightly pricey though.
Demonic Tutor - One of the best tutors Black has to offer!
Dimir Machinations - And the other Transmute cards, depending on the CMC of your combo pieces. Machinations seems like a good fit since Ashnod's Altar, Rings of Brighthearth, Basalt Monolith are all 3 drops.
Keeping the Board in Check
Some creature removals to keep you alive while you gather the combo pieces.
Urborg Justice - Nice little combat trick you can hold in your hand, then say to your opponents "I Die, You Die!"
Living Death - Always fun to see this resolve when we mess with the living and the underworld.
Other Utility Cards
Tortured Existence - Good recursion to bring back the dead and reuse their ETB effects, etc.
1 year ago
Oh My god. While Researching Urborg's History, I found Urborg Justice!! 2-black payback for killing one of your creatures (and you might get more than one Toshi trigger off one spell!). Maybe it's bad in your meta but in mine, there's a fist full of Ulamogs and Swiftfoot Boots that make targeted removal sometimes nullified. It's possible with your targeted exile, Edict, and Geth's, this is just redundancy, but I saw the card and thought of you :P
1 year ago
Well of Knowledge if you pay a fee we will grant you a bonus card for your draw step
Avenger en-Dal once per turn and only during combat but we got a machine gun of exile attackers
Spiritual Asylum let's buy some time to get ready for battle shall we
Kill Switch holy crud the breya ramp is getting to fast ...HIT THE EMEGENCY STOP QUICK!!!
Detritivore delicious nonbasic land removal that's untouchable and the chances of targets being on the field same odds of finding a cow on a field near a farm
Mana Maze oh that's evil star especially since I'm using it in eldrazi decks with devoid cards wich is a loop hole around this.
Hammer Mage a driver for the street sweeper of artifact cards in play
Volcanic Wind hmmmm only six to do easily atleast 20+ damage to creatures and sweep...amazing
Once a upon a time someone just cast Wrath of God esc card then all the sudden I play Natural Affinity then after resolve I cast Eerie Interlude or Teferi's Protection and either resolve every one surrenders and possible a table flip happens because now it sweeps the lands and creatures excepts mine the end.
Soulquake a board sweep and group hug at the same time sweet
Sages of the Anima and this isn't a Animar staple because?
Fight to the Death hey I also played a all creatures are forced to block a particular creature escape card earlier board sweep for one player
Balancing Act is that what I... IT IS!!!
A LOOP HOLE OF PLAYING Balance !!!
Teferi's Protection your board then they have to sacrifice all the permanents
Well hope you like my stuff might have more in the future
1 year ago
Sweet commander. I wonder about including more instant cards for value, such as:
- Geth's Verdict
- Diabolic Edict
- Devour Flesh
- Ad Nauseam
- Spoils of the Vault
- Vampiric Tutor
- Plunge into Darkness
- Treacherous Urge
- Urborg Justice
1 year ago
Urborg Justice is a card that could be fantastic for Shirei, who has no issue dumping a bunch of creatures in the yard in any given turn.
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