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Volrath's Stronghold Discussion
5 days ago
chadsansing thanks a ton! I'll definitely give your list a look for notes.
With regards to your suggestions, I can't run phytohydra (or any cards with another colour) without running aground on my concept of playing Reyhan by herself.
Mycoloth is a HELL of a suggestion that I can't believe I hadn't considered. What a beater. It'll be annoying finding a cut for it but doable.
On the surface Cauldron of Souls seems good but there's a problem because many of my hydra ETB with 0 counters if they weren't cast. I realized this in the original list when I tried to play more true reanimator rather than recursion cards. This is why I prefer Phyrexian Reclamation, Volrath's Stronghold, and Palace Siege in the list, getting a genesis hydra back in hand feels so good to recast.
The deck could probably use some more sacrifice outlets, certainly Grim Backwoods is a plan Z kind of affair. Birthing Pod is a pretty strong suggestion since I can sack Reyhan to find dimir house guard in time for a board wipe or bloodspore thrinax to combo off with woodfall primus. It's a little bit bad since much of my creature base DOESN'T have a high CMC as a card until I pour mana into them, but it's probably good enough nonetheless.
1 week ago
A forgotten mana dork you could consider is Urborg Elf. I'd also run Volrath's Stronghold. Life from the Loam can get back Volrath's Stronghold, which can get back Eternal Witness, which can get back anything.
2 weeks ago
try Conjurer's Closet. especially with Sidisi, Undead Vizier. tutor every turn! it's great! and, Volrath's Stronghold. so good for getting back you creatures you want. i'd find a way to put Bile Blight maybe? but this deck looks awesome and flavorful! +1
2 weeks ago
SlavicGhaespar: Could be interesting, I'll consider it :) I'm trying to avoid infinite combos in this deck, however - this is my deck for when people complain about the infinite combos of my The Locust God list - so I want to avoid the Karmic Guide loop.
Coward_Token: Yeah, this list COULD use a few more mana rocks...And while I will 100% consider Dowsing Dagger Flip and Forbidden Orchard, multi-mana lands with downsides are sorta bad in my meta, where everyone runs Strip Mine and friends :/
Conartistry: You're right, I need a Volrath's Stronghold (and a Phyrexian Tower, too...). I'm not quite convinced on Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx (how often will I have 4+ devotion?) but I'll pay attention to my devotion over my next few games :) Thank you for your comment!!
2 weeks ago
Volrath's Stronghold is a pretty decent way of getting elenda and your other creatures back in a pinch.
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Thank you very much! I am glad you like the list. It s a fun deck and can be powerful, but to be more competitive it needs some spells to counter the graveyard hate. Often you will encounter Bojuka Bog, Relic of Progenitus, Rest in Peace, Leyline of the Void, Scavenging Ooze, and Deathrite Shaman to name a few. Some cards to consider are:
Next up are cards you can swap in that are not as expensive to acquire.
To allow for the anti graveyard hate cards listed above, I would consider cutting for budgetary reasons: Yawgmoth's Will, Rise of the Dark Realms, Survival of the Fittest, Sylvan Scrying, Diabolic Servitude, Entomb, Coffin Queen.
You can change a lot of cards in the list aside from those mentioned here. Two cards I would not change and would pick up as they are very useful in the list are Volrath's Stronghold and Phyrexian Tower. You can sacrifice a creature to the tower gaining 2 black mana and use that mana to activate the stronghold to put the sacrificed creature back on top of your library. Volrath's Stronghold by itself is also a way to save at least one creature from your graveyard from getting exiled as mentioned in the graveyard hate you would face.
This should give a good sense of what type of cards to think about and try. I have used many of these cards on my way to getting to the list today. Another two good cards that are rarely bad are Wurmcoil Engine and Batterskull. Just good Value cards. Batterskull is not a creature to reanimate, but it is a creature when the artifact enters the battlefield. I hope this helps!
1 month ago
I'd also highly recommend some more non-basics like Lake of the Dead, Wasteland, Strip Mine, Peat Bog, Barren Moor, Everglades, Bojuka Bog, Volrath's Stronghold, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, and Cabal Coffers.