: Add to your mana pool.
, : Put target creature card from your graveyard on top of your library.
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|Tempest Remastered (TPR)||Mythic Rare|
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Volrath's Stronghold occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.04%
Volrath's Stronghold Discussion
4 weeks ago
1 month ago
ScionsStillLive thanks for the suggestion, I appreciate it! Kozilek is actually pretty interesting, since we do get to cast him again from the GY with Kethis. Not sure how easy it would be to get 2 colorless mana consistently though, with Mana Crypt and Sol Ring, Volrath's Stronghold, and Kor Haven being the only colorless sources in the deck. Usually I also have plenty of cards in hand (thanks to the many planeswalkers), so the ability to refill the hand isn't that important. The discard to counter is very relevant however, seeing how this deck sometimes lacks interaction. I'll need to check if this outweighs the downsides.
1 month ago
No problem, I'm glad I was able to help. Mono black is my favorite in EDH. Ramp, card draw, removal all in one. Here is my Deck. Be sure to note the future edits section as I tweak the deck constantly to see what is the best fit.
The goal is to use every good tutor and Sidisi herself in order to assemble urborg + coffers quickly. Then depending on the boardstate, I will use Thought Distortion to deal with blue (alongside with Cavern + Boseju). Other times it will be vesuva/thespians stage to ramp harder. Then using all of the mana, find a wincon. This can be done through recasting sidisi again and again as Corpse Dance helps with this. Or use one of the 3 mind control cards to use their own resources against them and either win on the spot or put them so behind they rarely come back. There are few creatures in order to avoid anti-synergy with tabernacle and the abyss (along with boardwipes).
2 months ago
Command Beacon in case commander tax gets too high. Alternatively, Volrath's Stronghold works too. I agree with the deserted temple comment. Moreover, I still reiterate my previous 2 points which I'm hoping to hear your thoughts on.
Other ideas include Sensei's Divining Top to help set up draws prior to villis and it synergizes with bolas citadel. If you really wanted to, this deck could storm out with Aetherflux Reservoir (adding necropotence would make it perfect but I read your above comments on it). Isn't completely dead without the combo as you can use Skourge Familiar to help you storm off as well.
2 months ago
Bitterblossom to go with contamination, have flying blockers and fodder for skull clamp.
I would cut relic of progenitus with a different piece of grave hate that doesnt hit you. There are plenty to choose from.
I personally love Diabolic Revelation > Insidious dreams. Insidious is discard as additional cost to cast which sucks against blue, not including that you dont even get them immediately and assuming you even have cards in your hand.
While discussing blue, you should consider Imp's Mischief . This redirects removal, some extra turn spells, some draw spells, and can "counter" counterspells. Very very powerful and versatile effect at instant speed for 2 mana
Infernal Darkness - Is like another contamination, should not be overlooked.
Volrath's Stronghold - In case Coprse dance is unavailble or commander tax is too high. Also just good recursion.
Nim Deathmantle - To combo with Grave titan and ashnod altar
I got some ideas for cuts should you wish. Overall solid deck, +1
2 months ago
I will go ahead and note that the next upgrades are the land base, I plan on grabbing the essentials at some point in cards like Cabal Coffers , Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , Volrath's Stronghold , Rishadan Port , Deserted Temple , and so on
2 months ago
I know we had a similar conversation a while ago, but my LGS is now hosting a Commander league and I think this deck might be a good fit. There are no real Tier 1 or 2 cEDH decks in my meta. Most decks are focused to optimized, but there are also some semi-competitive decks in there.
Cards that are too expensive:
- Crop Rotation - Is it worth it without Cradle ?
- Compost - I do not think it is reliable enough with so few people running the classic tutors .
- Carpet of Flowers - 2/13 decks last tournament had blue in them (I'm afraid of it being dead sometimes).
Cards I though about running (instead):
- Prismatic Vista - Instead of Gaea's Cradle ?
- Fauna Shaman - Instead of Imperial Seal ?
- Winter Orb - Great against decks that are more casual
- Tangle Wire - Heavily slows down non-green decks when played early
- Sensei's Divining Top
- Faerie Macabre
- Ravenous Slime
- Scavenging Ooze
- Mana Web
- Beast Within
- Volrath's Stronghold
One thing I am also worried about is people starting to play lots of graveyard hate. What would you advice to combat that?
3 months ago
I have a lot of recommendations for you. These may be pricey so I apologize if they're out of your price range but here you go:
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Add Reyhan, Last of the Abzan . If you can put +1/+1 counters on your creatures, your devourer will get HUGE real fast! Gets crazy too if you eat everything with Mycoloth and all those extra +1/+1 counters go to him.
Add Triumph of the Hordes . This cards a no brainer for token swarms and huge powerful armies. Remember, it only takes 10 infect to kill someone.
Add Moldervine Reclamation . Just a simple life gain/card draw engine for your devourers.
Cards To Swap Show
Replace Thorn-Thrash Viashino with Bloodspore Thrinax . Viashino doesn't provide any positive effects for devouring. Bloodspore Thrinax on the otherhand can push a token deck into an absurd board state.
Replace Mother Bear with Jade Mage . Mother Bear is situational and requires her to be in the graveyard prior to using her. And the value isn't all that great. With Jade Mage you can use all of your mana every turn to do at least something.
Replace Emrakul's Hatcher with Tendershoot Dryad . Emrakul isn't that great for your token production. Tendershoot on the other hand can buff all of your saprolings and in a 4 player game, it'll produce 3 tokens by the time it comes back to you.
Replace Algae Gharial with Poison-Tip Archer . You won't get much value out of Gharial. Poison-Tip Archer on the other hand can be lethal if kept on the board. It's basically a stronger Mayhem Devil .
Cards to Cut Show
Mana Rocks Show
Wayfarer's Bauble , Arcane Signet , Chromatic Lantern , Commander's Sphere , Darksteel Ingot , Thran Dynamo , Worn Powerstone , Fellwar Stone , Golgari Signet , Gruul Signet , Rakdos Signet , Talisman of Impulse , Talisman of Indulgence , Talisman of Resilience , Heraldic Banner
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , Fabled Passage , Castle Embereth , Dwarven Mine , Bojuka Bog , Grim Backwoods , Phyrexian Tower , Kessig Wolf Run , Volrath's Stronghold , Overgrown Tomb , Stomping Ground , Woodland Cemetery , Blood Crypt , Dragonskull Summit , Command Tower , Savage Lands , Rootbound Crag , Rakdos Carnarium , Gruul Turf , Golgari Rot Farm