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- Rakdos, Lord of Riots
- Lifelink is it only for combat damage?
- Using abilities that say "can only be used any time you can cast a sorcery"
- Does jarad, golgari lich lord's activated ability cause lifegain when whip of erebos is on the BF?
- If I use Whip of Erebos to unearth a creature and I then target them with Cloudshift, what happens?
Whip of Erebos
Legendary Enchantment Artifact
Creatures you control have lifelink.
, : Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. It gains haste. Exile it at the beginning of the next end step. If it would leave the battlefield, exile it instead of putting it anywhere else. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery.
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Whip of Erebos Discussion
1 week ago
Sometimes you can just run big flying sticks and smash your opponent in the face. Try out Vilis, Broker of Blood , Sigarda, Host of Herons , Ob Nixilis, Unshackled . Or maybe some more powerful walkers like Garruk, Caller of Beasts and Elspeth, Sun's Champion to overwhelm your opponent.
There are also some powerful legendaries you haven't added like Vivien, Champion of the Wilds , Whip of Erebos , Yahenni, Undying Partisan , God-Eternal Oketra , God-Eternal Rhonas , Shalai, Voice of Plenty , Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet , Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim , Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist , Anafenza, the Foremost , Kataki, War's Wage , Azusa, Lost but Seeking , etc.
Your deck lacks initiative on the graveyard plays. You need some stuff to fill the bin early and quickly like Mesmeric Orb , Perpetual Timepiece , Nyx Weaver , Anvil of Bogardan , Liliana, Death's Majesty , Liliana, the Last Hope , Liliana's Indignation , etc.
1 week ago
I haven't played with this card yet, but my impression is that you need more Creatures to get value from Kaalia. I would think that 30 is borderline too low. Also I think having an equal balance of Angels/Demons/Dragons is also critical. So I think you need to cut some Angels and Add some more Dragons and Demons.
If 1/3 of the deck are Creatures and I draw 6 then that means I will (on average) hit 2 Creature cards. Which is good! So now I have to balance creature types to ensure that those 2 cards are different in order to draw more than 1.
You don't have nearly enough ramp either. Add the 3 Signets and maybe some other things to get you to where you need to go. In addition to helping you hit the Big threats faster its also going to shore up your issue of needing smaller Demons/Dragons.
On a side note, I think that the graveyard strategy is worth dropping from the deck as it doesn't seem like you really have a means to get creatures in the yard (outside of just dying). Maybe keep Whip of Erebos ?
Cards i would cut... Command the Dreadhorde - just seems like a bad idea. Remember you have to pay life! Grand Abolisher - Is fine, but not critical to what you are trying to do. True Conviction - Again this card is fine, but I am not sure that you need it.
Things I would add... More ways to Blink Kaalia and protect the Bombs you are dropping.
1 week ago
1 week ago
I like to Commune with the Gods and hit Whip of Erebos with it. The whip is kind of a key card in the deck so I don't want it in the graveyard. Maybe some recursion Eternal Witness , Golgari Findbroker or even Pharika's Mender will work.
1 week ago
Just in case you weren't aware, you're not allowed to run Behind the Scenes according to official EDH rules since it has white in its colour identity.
Among recent-ish cards that your local store is reasonably likely to have, I would recommend Neheb, the Eternal for both theme and great ramp. Having playtested against the deck it also feels like it could use more card draw, and I would recommend Erebos, God of the Dead or Arguel's Blood Fast Flip or any other Greed -variant they might have in.
Angrath's Marauders are a one-sided damage doubler with a flavour connection to Angrath.
Adaptive Automaton , Metallic Mimic and Obelisk of Urd are tribal staples and can help your minotaurs get big enough to attack through small or medium creatures. Stoneforge Masterwork is also solid. Door of Destinies and Shared Animosity are the big boys of tribal buffs, but since they're a bit older they can be harder to find, and the latter is quite expensive as well.
While a bit more pricey, Caged Sun and Gauntlet of Power (and the very expensive Gauntlet of Might ) are powerful in both boosting your mana and your creatures. Crypt Ghast only does one of the two, but costs a bit less and is slightly easier to find. (Note that the symbol is in reminder text and does not give the card a white colour identity).
I hope I've given you some ideas!
2 weeks ago
You want cards with discard triggers / abilities and cards that work from the graveyard.
- Scourge of Nel Toth
- Boneyard Scourge
- Bladewing the Risen
- Whip of Erebos
Things like that. Consider your graveyard as an extension of your hand. Play it like Dredge.
2 weeks ago
At least you should try, I thougt of pestilence creatures cos you're running Whip of Erebos and probably you will lack life.
2 weeks ago
Hi there, thanks for taking an interest in my decks. About zombies: It's still hard to have a Tier 1 deck, but you can make something really competitive nonetheless. The thing is, as you know, dropping low-cost and efficient creatures is mandatory for Modern. I'll give you some zombie cards to consider, 3 CMC max:
- Carrion Feeder a reprint from Scourge, enables many combos and grows big
- Gravecrawler is a must have
- Relentless Dead also enters in 95% of the decks
- Cryptbreaker is a good 1 drop
- Dread Wanderer is a bit slow for my taste but acceptable
- Undead Augur allows for good card draw and advantage, as many creatures die in this archetype. Beware of burning yourself too much tho
- Tidehollow Sculler demands splashing white but the payoff is worth it
- Death Baron gives amazing Lord buff with deathtouch
- Diregraf Colossus enables token generation and combos really well with Gravecrawler . Not everyone likes him tho
- Lord of the Undead is sometimes prefered on mainboard over the Colossus. Personally I like the tokens better
- Cemetery Reaper is also good
- Gray Merchant of Asphodel deserves a mention because it can turn the tide late game if you have a lot of non-token creatures in play
These are my favorite zombie creatures. There are a few more around but for Modern I think the ones I mentioned are the ones that really shine. But please do search and see if you find any other you prefer
Then you need to worry about interaction. Bet on discard cards like Thoughtseize , Inquisition of Kozilek and even Duress , as they are good control and your only way of getting rid of artifacts and enchantments. Creature killers are a must as well: Fatal Push , Spark Harvest , Go for the Throat , Tragic Slip , Dismember or Defile (when you have many basic lands only). The last three kill indestructible creatures
It's a good idea to have some other spells. Reanimation like Ghoulcaller's Chant and Unearth sits well with what we're trying to do. One or two copies of Sign in Blood might be something to consider as well. Also you can try enchantments that benefit on death like Grave Pact or Open the Graves . Endless Ranks of the Dead and Whip of Erebos are amazing too. If you have planeswalkers, do not be tempted by their abilities while forgetting the mana cost and the turns you need to activate ultimates. Liliana, Dreadhorde General is nice but too expensive and slow. Try Liliana, the Last Hope or Liliana, Untouched By Death instead if you insist on planeswalking. If you're lucky enough to have Liliana of the Veil , then use it
Hope I helped somehow. If you have questions please ask! Also, if you like Rakdos I invite you to check my deck Hell Awaits. Have fun and good games
Whip of Erebos occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.04%