|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|From the Vault: Realms (V12)||Mythic Rare|
|Time Spiral (TSP)||Rare|
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As Vesuva enters the battlefield, you may choose a land in play. If you do, Vesuva enters the battlefield tapped as a copy of the chosen land.
|Have (3)||Forkbeard , , LordBlackblade|
|Want (10)||PlutoniumWedding , firemind12 , Gilzon , no_trees , WOLFisPRO , LilianaisBae , klapaucius997 , ZeroPlus , dmango , Revverie|
9 hours ago
Since you're red green, you could pretty easily throw a Valakut package in there.
Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle , Thespian's Stage , Vesuva , and Scapeshift . Gives you extra value from playing Mountain s and gives you a game winning combo. Combos really well with landfall guys like Omnath, Locus of Rage , Rampaging Baloths , and Lotus Cobra .
A few other cards that could help with that strategy, Boundless Realms as a second Scapeshift effect. Also, great with the landfall dudes. Hour of Promise and Tempt with Discovery to grab Valakut + Thespian. Prismatic Omen helps a whole lot, but doesn't do much outside of the combo except ease color generation. Since most of these are instant/sorceries they work with your Commander's ability as well.
I'm also a Gruul commander player. I run a Borborygmos Enraged deck, and it's a bit of a lands matter / burn deck. Hence my suggestions, lol.
1 week ago
Hey! Great build, just wanted to make two suggestions. I run Muldrotha lands (although it is more geared toward good stuff) and one of my win-cons is Torment of Hailfire , like yours. I would -highly- recommend Cabal Coffers and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth combo, alongside Vesuva and (a card you're already running) Thespian's Stage . A couple cards that help enable it and work to find Dark Depths : Pir's Whim and Hour of Promise . Once you have 20+ mana, recurring Emrakul, the Promised End or Mindslaver each turn can be a fun back-up plan. Check my list for more cool ideas!
2 weeks ago
Thanks for your reply, lyonhaert!
I suppose that since this deck generally doesn’t want to be attacking in the first place, having given some thought I suppose Plaguecrafter is a better fit for the slot, and, whenever I get ahold of a Vesuva , Path of Ancestry seems like the logical cut. There only being 4 humans and/or minions does cut the chance to scry I suppose. Rings of Brighthearth honestly never slipped my mind but that’s pretty good. I’ll consider that interaction more, and see what else I can do with Rings.
Finally, I haven’t used Sadistic Hypnotist on myself before, but that seems like a pretty top-notch suggestion when I’m starving for spellbook effects and want to have something of mine die. Seems like a fair amount of “if”s but I could see it happening at some time. Deck’s been playing for a while now so really anything could go in terms of the realm of possibility. Lol
2 weeks ago
Mirage Mirror , one of my favorite pet cards!
I would probably also end up picking Bog Initiate if I were running Ashnod's Altar , too. I ran the pair for a bit, but I'm going a bit of a token fuel route with Pawn of Ulamog / Sifter of Skulls with Dross Harvester and Pitiless Plunderer . Initiate also helps with Ancient Tomb / Sol Ring / Temple of the False God , of course.
Also Vesuva could replace a Swamp, not just one of your nonbasics, because if nothing else it can be a Swamp. But of your nonbasics, Path of Ancestry only supports 4 of your cards, including Chainer, for only a rare scry 1. Has Ash Barrens been useful? I run fetchlands because of Rings of Brighthearth and it would turn that into ", discard Ash Barrens: Search my library for 2 Swamps and put them in my hand, shuffle library".
With three sources of "no maximum hand size", do you ever aim Sadistic Hypnotist at yourself as a discard outlet, or do you just not encounter a need to pitch something from your hand?
3 weeks ago
Suggestions: Karmic Guide , Ghostly Prison , Auriok Champion , Mask of Memory , Hour of Revelation , Suture Priest , Ranger of Eos , Reveillark , Swiftfoot Boots instead of Lightning Greaves , Mass Calcify , Court Street Denizen , Vesuva , Alms Collector
3 weeks ago
I really love the idea of this deck! Creative builds like this are so much fun. :D
A couple thoughts:
I can see how Leveler and Shared Fate work together — you get to play from their library, but you no longer have a library for them to play from, so they never draw a card. However, I don't believe that Timesifter works with this combo, since it has each player exile the top card of their library, not draw it. In this case, Shared Fate's replacement effect won't occur, so you'll exile your top card (none) and they'll always win, taking all the turns.
I'm also concerned that you won't be able to reliably cast their cards for a few turns. Other than Vesuva copying their lands and Black Lotus , your own deck doesn't have any mana-fixing, so you'll be mostly relying on playing their own lands to get the colors you need.
Still a fun deck. +1 from me!
1 month ago
Yo, I would recommend Corpse Dance . Works well with ur sac outlets. Alternative to your commander incase tax is too much/locked out. Honestly whenver I see a black player, I always try to lock them out with enchantments and artifacts assuming they are the threat.
It's instant speed and RL. Moreover, very few people expect it. To take out, I would take out the witch the guy above suggested. You don't really need grave hate unless GY shen are prevalent in meta. Even then, ur commander should be ur grave hate. Unless you really feel you need the redundancy, I feel this redundancy would be better. Up to you.
Moreover, ever thought of Thespian's Stage or Vesuva ? They are slower but can be coffer copies or just useful utility if you can flex your mana base. Usually mono black decks can due to urborg, but ur list is more competitive so maybe not?
1 month ago
Get that Jaya Ballard into the mainboard.
Vesuva occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.05%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%