Vraska, Relic Seeker
Planeswalker — Vraska
[+2]: Create a 2/2 black Pirate creature token with menace.
[-3]: Destroy target artifact, creature, or enchantment. Create a colorless treasure artifact token with "T, Sacrfice this artifact. Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."
[-10]: Target player's life total becomes 1.
|Have (2)||metalmagic , orzhov_is_relatively_okay819|
|Want (4)||MrBoyson31 , TechnicalSaturn , Rabu , Cereli|
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|Ixalan (XLN)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Vraska, Relic Seeker occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
All decks: 0.16%
Vraska, Relic Seeker Discussion
2 months ago
For the sake of formatting, I'm just going to make lists for what I would cut and add respectively, but it's really personal preference.
What I would consider banishing:
Tainted Wood - The deck doesn't have a lot of swamps.
Memorial to Unity - It enters tapped and only produces one colour, so there are other things your deck could do instead.
Viridian Zealot - a bit costly for what it does.
Vampire Hexmage - You don't seem to really abuse it, so it can be lacking.
Tribute to the Wild - It's kind of restrictive and doesn't always get rid of something relevant.
Merciless Eviction - Your deck doesn't really want to exile its own stuff, so other wraths that destroy instead are preferable.
Vraska, Relic Seeker - This seems costly for what she does, but she has her moments.
Evolutionary Leap - It can be powerful, but all of your creatures seem huge and worth keeping around. It's best to run this with more fodder in the deck.
Whip of Erebos - This is up in the air. I don't enjoy the exile clause of this card, but it's instant-speed and efficient, whilst offering life-gain. Your choice.
Acidic Slime - It's an expensive effect, but a powerful one at that. You already have other five-drops in Sidisi, Undead Vizier and Thalia's Lancers so perhaps it's worth exclusion. Declaration in Stone - It's a bit restrictive for its cost and a sorcery, so I don't think it merits a deck slot.
What I would consider adding:
Grisly Salvage - Essentially takes a land slot with other worth in the later turns, stocking the graveyard.
Satyr Wayfinder - Can be fodder for your sacrifice shenanigans and a land for the early turns (hopefully).
Ransack the Lab - Fills the yard and draws a card. That rhymes, so it's fantastic. However, it only goes three cards deep, so it may be unreliable at finding a land. I'm yet to miss, but it's possible.
Altar of Dementia - This is just a ridiculous card that gives you options for the graveyard later and scales with your large creatures. Great defense, too, and a massive threat.
Perpetual Timepiece - This is great for decks that are all-in on the graveyard plan, so maybe not. It doesn't draw cards, but it grants other routes.
Unburial Rites - If you mill it over, it's still castable. Even if, it gets two things back.
Dread Return - Efficient reanimation and the same from the graveyard.
Buried Ruin - Recursion in the land-base is always lovely.
Ghostly Prison - With high-cost creatures, this can aid in surviving the early game.
Anguished Unmaking - This card almost always relevant, cheap, and instant-speed. It's a safe option that hits everything.
Necrotic Sliver - It is recurrable universal removal, so it could be rather effective.
Swords to Plowshares - One mana and an instant, it's far too potent. I'd add this.
Despark - This can be efficient, but restrictive. I've found success with it, but it comes down to preference.
Assassin's Trophy - If it's within budget, this is as good as it gets.
Vindicate - Hits it all and does it all.
Rampant Growth - Ramp and more ramp.
Wood Elves - Fodder and ramp.
Explosive Vegetation - Lots of ramp.
Paradise Druid - Fodder and ramp.
Lots of fodder, lots of ramp.
You can really customize your own removal, but you already have many ways to deal with creatures, so removal for other permanents is ideal.
That's what I have for you. Now wreck them all.
2 months ago
Hey, you're welcome.
You want to try to limit the amount of high mana cost cards (four drops or higher) you have in your deck.
- Prossh, Skyraider of Kher
- Avenger of Zendikar
- Liliana, Dreadhorde General
- Vraska, Relic Seeker
- Bolas's Citadel
These are all better high mana cost cards then Brass's Bounty . Bounty makes treasures, but that's all it does and it costs seven mana. There's better cards for less mana that make treasures. Bounty makes treasures equal to the amount of lands you have therefore you can't even ramp into Bounty with nonland sources such as mana rocks or mana dorks.
You don't need Butcher of Malakir if you have Dictate of Erebos . Butcher is seven mana redundancy (the same thing) which is too much. If you didn't have Dictate then Butcher would be fine. There's too many five drops here especially since Korvold is a five drop and it's the five drop you want to cast more then the rest. The other five drops that are worth keeping are:
- Sidisi, Undead Vizier
- Dictate of Erebos
- God-Eternal Bontu
- Crux of Fate
- Revel in Riches : if you want to try to win with treasures.
I'm not a fan of Revel I would cut it because I think treasures are better to sac and make mana or to grow Korvold and draw then keeping ten of them on the battlefield hoping to win with Revel.
Sidisi, Undead Vizier is a good tutor, consider more tutors? Diabolic Intent is worth clearing $10 to add. It makes you sac a creature before you can tutor which is has synergy with the sac theme of Korvold. Consider cutting Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip for Intent? Rites is a fine card, but for your deck it's not better than Intent since Intent can tutor directly for Dockside Extortionist .
Eternal Witness is great with Intent and Temur Sabertooth . Witness can recur Intent letting you cast it again. Sabertooth can bounce Witness back to your hand to cast it again and recur Intent or something else. Having the ability to recur any card is very helpful when the strategy with Korvold is to sac your permanents. To make room in the budget for $5 Witness consider cutting $6 Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest ?
Because Dockside Extortionist is so good with Korvold then having other tutors that can get him are helpful.
These are good budget creature tutors. Evolution goes with the sac theme since you sac a creature before you tutor for another one and put it onto the battlefield. Signal can tutor for three different creatures and then randomly you put one into your hand. Empath can tutor for Prossh or Avenger. Summons can tutor for both Extortionist and Sabertooth.
Korvold is five mana and you kind of want him on the battlefield before you start sacing permanents to get the value. The problem is you need more ramp to do this. More early game ramp is good with Korvold; it can be used to cast him faster and then ramp permanents can be sac fodder for his ability. The nice thing about Korvold is even if you all draw are ramp and nothing else it's fine because ramp lets you cast him faster and then the ramp or lands can used to sac to grow him and draw.
- Elvish Mystic
- Elves of Deep Shadow
- Orcish Lumberjack
- Llanowar Elves
- Springbloom Druid
- Fellwar Stone
- Talisman of Impulse
- Talisman of Resilience
One drop mana dorks are some of the best cards for ramp in Commander.
3 months ago
Words of Wind
- Reason: Words of Wind has more functionality, can help reusing morphs and also blunce some opponents' stuff (can also be detrinental if they have lots of ETB though)
Silent Specter --> Vraska, Relic Seeker - Reason: Although he is a nice flier, I didn't feel the discard effect would be that useful (never got to play it though). But Vraska can get nice blockers on the field, has targeted removal and a win-con if survives.
3 months ago
Continuing with King Macar, the Gold-Cursed (Cursed King bros!), Magnifying Glass , Pitiless Plunderer , Prying Blade , Ruthless Knave , Tamiyo's Journal , Tireless Tracker , Ulvenwald Mysteries , and Vraska, Relic Seeker .
4 months ago
Oh how I wish we could run Vraska, Relic Seeker ! I love this list. For flavor I'd add Acquire , Bribery , Greed , Piracy Charm , Vance's Blasting Cannons Flip , Vanquisher's Banner and Coveted Jewel .
Great list though. +1 from me,
5 months ago
Nice budget list. Night Incarnate and Pernicious Deed are great tools for board-control and both under 5$. Vraska, Relic Seeker is just flat out better than Vraska the Unseen if you got one laying around
5 months ago
You're on the right track for sure, you just need to focus in on what you want to do and cut the stuff you don't need. First, I would cut all the pirate cards; treasure tokens are great but cards like Prosperous Pirates are slow and inefficient, even for edh. Ruthless Knave is fine, but the rest are dead weight. You also don't need them for Revel in Riches to work; Torment of Hailfire can yield the same results under the right circumstances. I would also cut Archaeomancer , Saheeli's Artistry , Kaya's Ghostform , Grave Betrayal , Awaken the Erstwhile and Vraska, Relic Seeker ; you just don't need them.
Sultai is all about value, and Muldrotha is really just a big fat value engine, so the question to ask yourself is: "what can I get the most value out of for the least amount of effort?" Cards like Baleful Strix , Sidisi, Undead Vizier , and Acidic Slime can work wonders in Muldrotha. You can also run Siren Stormtamer and Glen Elendra Archmage to lock down your board state.
I would switch out Glaring Spotlight for Arcane Lighthouse if possible. Satyr Wayfinder instead of Elvish Rejuvenator , you want stuff in your yard, not at the bottom of your deck. If you can afford them, Waterlogged Grove and Nurturing Peatland would yield some good value. And finally, I don't know how strict your play group is about color symbols, but technically you can't play Kaya, Bane of the Dead in here. Edh follows a strict adherence to color identity, and Kaya having white mana symbols in her cost technically means you can't play her with a BUG commander. If you really want to play her, I would clear it with your play group first, although I think you'd be better off running Kiora, Master of the Depths instead.
Hope this helps.
5 months ago
I really like the shell. :) Probably the best Approach shell I've seen in Modern. May I ask how it performs in FNM? I might build it for the funsies. Some non-budget cards to add to the deck would probably be:
Vraska, Relic Seeker , Gideon, Ally of Zendikar , Gideon of the Trials , Leyline of the Void , Leyline of Sanctity , and Gideon's Intervention over Harvest Season , Sylvan Awakening (maybe), and Krosan Grip (maybe) since you can tutor your sideboard with Mastermind's Acquisition . The Walkers provide value and your fog spells can even protect them.