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Volrath's Stronghold Discussion
1 week ago
Since you came and helped me out, I will return the favor!
Cards that could be replaced:
Acidic Slime: I personally feel Reclamation Sage just outshines the slime. For 2 more mana, all you're getting is deathtouch and the option of destroying lands, which our commander is already capable of doing himself (if needed).
Nevinyrral's Disk: I personally don't like all that much. This has a lot to do with the fact it comes in tapped, and the fact that I prefer Pernicious Deed. If you don't feel like you need this, it could very easily be replaced!
Warchief Giant: This card I would argue could be replaced. The other two are more impactful when they connect. However I realize he is a personal fav of yours, but it's a possibility ;)
Elixir of Immortality: I personally don't see much use for this. If you want the option of putting stuff back in your library, I would instead put in Haunted Crossroads from your maybeboard (since I assume you're intending to save creatures with it!). Also, the shuffle means you have technically lost access to them anyway, when they rightfully belong on top of our deck!
All artifact ramp over 4 mana: I personally would replace all of them with 2 mana signets and Fellwar Stone. That means you will rarely come into a situation where you can't cast one!
Sifter Wurm: I believe this card could be replaced as well!
Inclusions to maybeboard:
Viscera Seer: Nice sacc and top deck filter!
Aetherworks Marvel: Since you have a little energy theme going already, this could be another fun inclusion!
Blade of Selves: What's better than myriad creatures? Having myriad on everything!! XD
Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest: I just really like the idea of this card in the deck, with us saccing opponents permanents and our own!
Price of Glory: If you really hate that everyone else playing at instant/flash speed. We don't really have that many ways to interact with players on their turns anyway! :P
Xenagos, God of Revels: Our dragon is now a 2 turn clock!
Hope this helps making the deck even more awesome!
1 week ago
I recommend adding Vesuva and Thespian's Stage to copy coffers. This shouldnt affect cabal stronghold too much. I know you don't want to remove too many swamps, its very much worth adding these 2, I cannot speak highly enough of them. A flexible mana base, ESPECIALLY in mono black where urborg helps with colorfixing is HIGHLY worth it. Speaking of strongholds, Volrath's Stronghold is useful as well. Mirage Mirror is versatile tility and can copy coffers too!
I dont see any way for you to deal with artifacts/enchantments other than nev disk. I would recommend adding some of the following All Is Dust, Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Karn Liberated, Oblivion Stone or the budget counterparts like Lux Cannon, Ratchet Bomb, Spine of Ish Sah, etc...
Corpse Dance could be fun, recur top creature, sac is to commander. Repeatable for 5 mana seems good.
My black deck also is weak to counterspells, as my main (though I do have other options) wincon is a large X spell. You might want to consider Conqueror's Flail or maybe even Boseiju, Who Shelters All. Other people mentioned mana web and the defense grid. I recommend either one or the other, not both. Mana web works well with urborg but doesnt take into account mana dorks/rocks. Defense grid's benefits were explained by a previous user who summed it up quite well. The choice is yours. Additionally, hand disruption is useful in general and will force a blue player to use a counterspell. A great example of this is Mind Twist.
Lastly, Griffstick has a huge.....deck :)
2 weeks ago
They are tough early game. I might have to play one turn one tapped which isn’t a big deal. But I normally don’t have issues with tempo loss. They are fantastic to dig into the deck late game and trigger archfiend. If you run enough of them it might be nice to run Life from the Loam.
I run Fauna Shaman as another way to enable archfiend and tutor up utility creatures, a second survival of the fittest albeit a worse one.
You need a nice reanimation package when using survival as well since you’re going to be dumping creatures. I Run the following for reanimation:
You also might want to consider running Necrotic Ooze since you have a tutor package now. You can dump quullspike/Druid into the yard with survival and then go off with ooze.
4 weeks ago
Youre playing mono black, lets update that mana base.
Cabal Stronghold - Baby coffers
Volrath's Stronghold - Recursion How are you dealing with artifacts and enchantments? All I see is nev disk. You might want to add Oblivion Stone Ugin, the Spirit Dragon Karn Liberated and other budget options as well.
1 month ago
I don't think you want Illusionist's Bracers or Rings of Brighthearth as they only work on activated abilities. You have only two creatures that would benefit from it: Sakura-Tribe Elder and Purphoros, God of the Forge. You'd benefit more from something like Panharmonicon.
You might also want to include ScrollRack so you can even cheat stuff into play from your hand. You could also even add things like Volrath's Stronghold and Phyrexian Reclamation to get stuff from your graveyard to the top of your library.
1 month ago
Abyssal Specter and Needle Specter can be cut for Mindslicer that's much more powerfull and Mind Shatter. I dont know your budget but if you can afford Volrath's Stronghold for more redundancy would be wonderfull, otherwise Phyrexian Reclamation is another one. If you increase the number of elf Elvish Soultillercan be usefull.
2 months ago
@Rikente, I wouldn't concern myself with adding zombies. My deck only runs Wayward Servant and Gravecrawler and everything works just fine. Wayward Servant's ability is too weak to be used for anything other than an infinite combo. Gravecrawler I wouldn't mess around with unless you're bent on abusing him with Skullclamp or Grave Pact.
If you must add more zombies for value I'd suggest Taurean Mauler, Fleshbag Marauder, Liliana's Elite, Scourge of Nel Toth, and Mirror Entity since those cards are good regardless of if they're in a zombie deck or not. If you want an easy way to recur your Wayward Servant then I suggest adding Volrath's Stronghold or Unholy Grotto as a budget alternative.
2 months ago
staroceansurfer, Thank you for your suggiestions! I didn't know Volrath's Stronghold was a card! I will try to get one! Teferi's Protection and Patriarch's Bidding are for sure good cards if I get them and find a place. Crystalline Sliver used to be in the deck but was removed due to having many cards to target my slivers and of course Amoeboid Changeling, Unnatural Selection, and Crib Swap. But maybe it can find a spot back into my deck! I'll try to. Thank you for looking at my deck and have a great day! :)