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Vizier of the Menagerie
Creature — Cleric
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Vizier of the Menagerie Discussion
6 days ago
I am just going to start off by saying that Muldrotha excels are enabling weird combos or recurring value plays. It also seems like you are playing a fairly cheaper deck so I won't bother with all the lands you could put in and other super expensive stuff.
One of the things you are missing are
1cmc: Caustic Caterpillar Elephant Grass any one cmc mana dorks Nature's Claim Carrion Feeder Skullclamp Unbridled Growth Nihil Spellbomb Pithing Needle All of the one cmc tutors such as Entomb Crop Rotation
4cmc: Null Brooch
now what to take out and why... In general I play in a faster meta where many of your creatures aren't able to even be played before the game ends
Cut: everything that is 5 cmc and above and every planeswalker except Shriekmaw Mulldrifter Deadeye Navigator this is because these card are simply not impactful enough and there are better alternatives around...
and here is just some fairly "bad" cards in your deck 4 cmc or less: World Shaper Vizier of the Menagerie Solemn Simulacrum Sidisi, Brood Tyrant Hostage Taker Dreamborn Muse Baleful Strix Nevinyrral's Disk Control Magic Reliquary Tower
you might even want to consider taking out Sol Ring but i guess it helps you play muldrotha
anyways good luck to you
1 week ago
Thanks for the suggestions!
I run Dark Confidant in most of my black EDH decks cuz the card draw is always good to have, especially at 2 CMC. I haven't had a major problem with the life loss, though obviously there is a risk of revealing It That Betrays which is a bummer. I will often pay the 8 life to get 2 extra cards from Sylvan Library, so I kinda see Dark Confidant in the same vein. I still definitely think it's good to have, and have never regretted seeing it.
Elvish Spirit Guide has also been getting the job done in testing so far. Fast mana, even if it's a one time thing, is valuable here as the deck definitely benefits from setting up faster. Getting out a turn one Sylvan Library, Lotus Cobra, Dark Confidant, or even just a signet can set me very far ahead.
I agree that Oracle of Mul Daya would be great in the deck, and I will definitely try to fit that in. Courser of Kruphix I'm personally not as high on. She doesn't speed things up much (doesn't really ramp), the life gain isn't super relevant usually, and her top deck manipulation is pretty limited. I'm trying to leave out things that just let me look at the top of my deck. I left out Vizier of the Menagerie for this reason, and I think he's better than Prophet.
Ruric Thar, the Unbowed is a very good creature, and I think I would run it in a non Primal Surge variant of Vaevictis. In this one, where the goal is more to win quickly than to control the field, I'm not sure if it would be the best option most of the time. If I were to put it in, I would probably take out Sire Of Insanity since they sort of take up the same slot, but I'm giving the nod to Sire at the moment mostly because I think he's hilarious, especially when it can turn the game into a chaos warp top decking grindfest with Vaevictis on the field (not the best reason I know, but I'm standing by it for now).
I love the idea of Glissa, the Traitor in the deck, and I will definitely test her out. She seems like a great way to bring back the artifacts I end up sacrificing to Vaevictis, and I can see myself trying out some more relevant artifacts to take more advantage of this.
1 week ago
simondiamond2012 spellseeker is never really worth the slot unfortunately. Merchant scroll is pretty much always better than it, and if you need another hack to replace say, Glimpse of Nature because of budget reasons, Crystal Spray is going to be the better option. At lower budgets you really want to be leaning more heavily on Vizier of the Menagerie and big ramp rather than finding more budget hack alternatives.
1 week ago
1 week ago
What are you guys thinking about the spoiled Beast Whisperer? I think about it as an upgrade for the Vizier of the Menagerie, because you don't rely on your Heart Warden to draw the deck. Any other thoughts on that topic?
2 weeks ago
Last_Laugh on animar
3 weeks ago
Again, I'd cut most of your non-creature spells. Most all of these effects can be replaced with creature versions.
I.e. counterspells can be Draining Whelk, Glen Elendra Archmage, and Stratus Dancer. Ramp/mana fixing can be any number of mana dorks like Utopia Tree, Bloom Tender, Manaweft Sliver, etc. and I'd 100% make room for Beastcaller Savant, Sakura-Tribe Elder, and Vizier of the Menagerie. Removal can be Duplicant or either Ulamog. Card draw can be Prime Speaker Zegana, Tishana, Voice of Thunder, Garruk's Packleader, and/or the only non-creature I'm suggesting, Glimpse of Nature. Graveyard recursion can be Eternal Witness and Den Protector.