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Creature — Zombie
Whenever combat damage is dealt to you or a planeswalker you control, if Vengeful Pharaoh is in your graveyard, destroy target attacking creature, then put Vengeful Pharaoh on top of your library.
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Vengeful Pharaoh Discussion
1 month ago
Stillmoon Cavalier is just an all around nice card to have Gravecrawler gives you a never ending chump blocker Grave Titan while not a zombie himself, makes you even more zombies whenever he swings Mikaeus, the Unhallowed gives you more buffs and undying Vengeful Pharaoh is a nice way to make your opponents second guess swinging at you, and finally Grave Betrayal turns your opponents creatures into zombies for you
1 month ago
Vengeful Pharaoh was originally in the deck but it's a 5 drop and I don't really have any discard outlets. originally I was running stuff like Mind Twist, Sadistic Hypnotist, etc but I decided just squatting isn't really enough to be considered a chair. With no reliable way to get it in the yard and it being a 5 drop triple black, I decided to cut it. It was one of my last cuts. I didn't even consider Marchesa's Decree, that's a good one, I'll have to find room for it. Also didn't think about the Demonic Tutor, the only ones I have are revised so the Duel Deck art didn't even occur to me lol. I'll probably add that if I can get my hands on one. There's also Diabolic Tutor with the snakes on the alter but I don't think that should really count either. Throne of the God-Pharaoh was also originally in the deck but I ended up cutting it because I don't have one and also I don't think I'd really do all that much. It might though. I think it's one of those cards that'd either be really good or really bad. I like it in mana dork decks but idk about something like this. Didn't even know Sorceress Queen was a thing. definitely need to make room for that one. I'm at work so I can't tinker right now but I'll have to shift some stuff around. Thanks! =D
1 month ago
You can add Demonic Tutor if you want a tutor. They have a promo with a guy sitting on a throne in the background. You can also try Throne of the God-Pharaoh if you have a lot of tapped creatures each turn. You could also have Sorceress Queen to make it easier to kill things in combat or with burns. Vengeful Pharaoh and Marchesa's Decree can help deter attackers if you don't have Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts. Feel free to look through my chair deck for anything else that may help you build your own chair deck: Please have a seat. There aren't too many of us that want to build something like this.
1 month ago
It's funny; I have a similar history in the EDH format as you. I started out (if you can count it) making a stupid mash of my decks/cards to make a Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper with Savra and some weird token generation and a lot of sack outlets. After that night, I decided Golgari was the way to go, and I ordered that Izzet v. Golgari deck, and built Jarad. I think I'm probably a Johnny at heart so as soon as I started using the Dredge mechanic, I found it intriguing, building a Savra stacks Dredge deck with cards like Possessed Portal and Vengeful Pharaoh. It was fun, but hard to win with. I inadvertently created my first infinite combo and realized that's where its at. I went back to Jarad, took a tip or two from my Thraximundar zombie tribal, and Frankenstein'ed my Savra. I stayed with this deck as my main for a while, till Sidisi, Brood Tyrant came out. I saw Dredge as a viable mechanic in EDH and went for it. Iv'e tweaked it a lot since then, but the brother sister combo of Jarad and Savra have always had a place in my heart and decks.
1 month ago
Reanimate in mono black is very rewarding. I have a great list of cards if you're interested, and some creatures will reanimate themselves that still fit your plan. Vengeful Pharaoh is one. You can toss him in your graveyard with two other cards, for instance Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Triskelion, then let him come to life himself and use Reanimate and Animate Dead to get the infinite combo of Mike and Trike.
1 month ago
I don't really like the feature despite my most competitive decks getting pretty good ratings (well my test deck of the tiered U/W control I have private to test against is apparently only 64% competitive), I feel while useful there isn't a good way to rate the competitiveness of a deck as you never know what may be good at any tournament, for example I once went to a tournement where a Vengeful Pharaoh deck made the top 8. All decks start as jank and this feature, while great for experienced players, may discourage newer players.
2 months ago
Hey guys, played some more games with my playgroup and came with some more observations:
2) Enchanments can be bane of this deck. Our playgroup play a lot of nasty enchantments like No Mercy, Bloodchief Ascension, Painful Quandary and other stax and prison spells. Having a way to get rid of those is essential. In - Nevinyrral's Disk and Aura Thief. Cant wait to steal those nasty enchantments
3) Vengeful Pharaoh keeps impressing me. An prison effect that is hard to deal with.
4) With more games I find gravehate more and more essential. Scarab provides some hate but you need to have a way to get rid of cards other than creatures. Withered Wretch is great for that.
5) Lords that dont do anything besides +1/+1 underperforms. Axed Cemetery Reaper. (clashes with our commander).
3 months ago
@man1ac Nice observations. I came mostly to same concluisons. I have been tuning my deck yesterday based on some games we had with our playgroup recently.
Totally agree on targeted removal. Myself, I prefer Pongify, Snuff Out (free removal so more mana to use the God) and Curtains' Call (as it takes out two creatures unconditionaly. Some other observations I had:
1) You may end up playing against spell decks, had a hard time playing against Glissa and combo Hanna, Ship's Navigator. both reccuring artifacts and enchantments from the graveyard. So you need a beatdown plan and also gravehate for other than creatures. Therefore I added Withered Wretch
6) Memory Plunder continues to impress. Played Toxic Deluge in opponents combat phase or Krosan Grip to take out a combo piece I wouldnt be otherwise able to ged rid of. This card is an all-star in the deck.