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|Masters Edition III (ME3)||Uncommon|
|Portal Three Kingdoms (PTK)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed
Legendary Creature — Human Soldier
Horsemanship (This creature can't be blocked except by creatures with horsemanship.)
Sacrifice Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed: Return target black card from your graveyard to your hand. Activate this ability only during your turn, before attackers are declared.
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Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed Discussion
3 weeks ago
Regarding your land drops, I HATE missing land drops, so I know where you're coming from, but at a point you can sacrifice that land for more card draw in the form of Phyrexian Arena , Sign in Blood or Night's Whisper , the last 2 in particular are good in your opening hand. If you choose not to, understand completely. But I've been playing in a more semi-competitive meta, so I make these suggestions from that perspective. Not sure what your meta is like and the level of interaction.
Murderous Rider isn't a crazy upgrade and I understand art for flavor reasons, although I disagree with your art choice, I think the promo looks bad and the "upgrades murderous rider" (whatever it's called) in foil looks spectacular. I respect your artistic taste nevertheless.
Hellfire definitely seems like a pet card since it's the picture of your deck.
I like that aspect of Ill-Gotten Gains , I have 3 mindslaver effects in my mono black deck so I know where you're coming from, thats a fair point.
The promo version of Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed is $55 on TCG player, while it's a lot of $$, just wanted you to be informed of the price difference.
Another note, I LOVE Head Games , but it's not so much a threat as it is a political tool. If you use it that way, by all means. Whenever I tried using it in either of my playgroups, it always worked against me because I was seen as the threat, maybe it isn't the case in your situation. But should you want to go for more efficiency, I would replace it for Mind Twist (note, it says at random). Can be used earlier than head games, bait's counterspell removal, put creatures in their yards from the hand.
3 weeks ago
Alright! Thanks for the suggestions. I will definitely be considering these. However, I do have some counterpoints:
This deck doesn't have too much card draw, so having a high land count aids in making sure I hit each land for the turn. If I have any excess, I can just discard them to my effects. I'd love to have Urborg in here, but I haven't been able to get ahold of one. I do intend to add Ransack the Lab over a land, as well.
This deck always just loses to Rest in Peace , or effects of the sort, so Nevinyrral's Disk is fantastic. Same with Ratchet Bomb ; that has efficacy to it. Ugin and Karn are a bit out of budget, however.
Ill-Gotten Gains exists for the political aspect. If I return a Mindslicer , I can kind of control what my opponents do with the cards or they just risk losing them entirely. But I do see your point. Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed would be great, but that's over one-hundred dollars right now. Necromancy is probably my best bet.
Thank you very much!
3 weeks ago
Cut Swamp to go to 38 lands, 39 is too much
Cut swamp for Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth - Upgrade and goes with coffers and non-swamps
Cut swamp for Thespian's Stage - Copy coffers or any utility land like cradle, strip mine, etc...
How are you dealing with artifacts and enchantments? One Rest in Peace and you lose unless you make them proactively discard it which isn't always possible. Some suggestions of budget and nonbudget include....
Ill-Gotten Gains seems like it can backfire a large portion of the time. What is the purpose of it, to put creatures in yards or general recursion? If you're looking for recursion of black cards, Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed can do the trick. General recursion can be down with Yawgmoth's Will . Artifact/Creature recursion can be done with Beacon of Unrest (not suggesting beacon, but just an idea to note).
1 month ago
Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed can be eternal witness for black cards. Synergizes with volrath's stronghold for continuous recursion. Additionally, he works well with Corpse Dance . Not necessarily recomending dance but it's a fun synergy, dance also goes well with sac outlets.
Cavern of Souls could name human for your commander and 3 others or vampire demon or eldrazi. You already run defense grid and boseju so I assume blue is giving you issues.
The one issue I have with your list is cards like Bitter Ordeal which don't do much on their own. Kind of "win more." I would cut for something else. It's a neat wincon, but doesn't advance your position.
1 month ago
My apologies for not realizing that earlier, by any chance, are you Garret Robb? Just saw a post on MTG commander regarding Gonti vs 3 other decks and I doubt it but I'm curious.
Soldevi Adnate is too slow if you want to ramp. You need to play something turn 1 to sac on turn 3 assuming you hit it turn 2. Imp's Mischief should be slotted in instead because it's the same CMC, and its incredibly versatile. I can't recommend it highly enough.
That could work, but what about troublesome enchantments like Rest in Peace or Leyline of the Void ? Stopping someone else from using Thousand-Year Storm ? I will say that it sucks to have to politic your way into asking someone for removal.
Another thought I had was Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed ? He's an eternal witness for black cards. Abuseable with corpse dance not needing a sac outlet. Imagine having him and demonic tutor in your opening, use demonic to get corpse dance, play dun for tutor, play corpse dance with buyback for dun for the tutor, rinse and repeat for win. Although I do suppose you have Sidisi for that.
2 months ago
Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed since The deck is getting a higher priority link for some reason and people in the future may need to see the card.
4 months ago
The card currently being considered for removal right now is Attrition . I'm not sure it is necessary, as in all the games I have yet to draw it lol. I believe it might be better replaced with Praetor's Grasp , to remove wincons card from our opponents. If I add this I would also be considering adding Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed .
5 months ago
@ griffstick Compost + Servant. Every card that hits opponent's graveyards draws cards. Interesting. Wheel/Thief style decks could now run yet another piece that enables drawing a massive amount of cards from each wheel effect used. Both pieces are 2 cmc and can be found from a transmuted Muddle the Mixture or Enlightened Tutor . Veil of Summer and Autumn's Veil would have increased relevance in such a strategy, ditto for Mausoleum Secrets and Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed . Seems like an idea worth investigating to some degree.
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