This is a legitimate combo that does not end the game in a draw unless another player controls a Platinum Angel. As long as every other player dies you win the game.
6 days ago
If Replenish, were to be removed. It should take it down to the allotted budget.
1 week ago
Tunman, like SynergyBuild stated. I also, didn’t find Vanishing too beneficial in this case. It is an option for protection, if extra is needed for certain metas. Right now, for me, the flex Auras that can be swapped out for alternate spells are, Predator's Gambit, Indestructibility and Spirit Loop. So if this were to be used as a blueprint. Those spells are good as gone for other flavor spells.
jesusaintnodj, thanks for the +1! I’m glad you enjoy the build! SynergyBuild, did mention before that I should add an infinite combo. So by popular demand, I’ll do just that. I’ll add Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond . Also, I have been playing around with a couple prototype builds based on this. One that is the “Control Edition” and the other I have dubbed the “Time Walk Edition.” Time Walk Edition, includes Nexus of Fate, Time Warp, Temporal Mastery, Temporal Trespass, Karn's Temporal Sundering, Temporal Manipulation, Capture of Jingzhou and Walk the Aeons. Cards that I cut for those are, Predator's Gambit, Indestructibility, Spirit Loop, Gilded Lotus, Consecrated Sphinx, Hero of Iroas, Kor Spiritdancer and Sram, Senior Edificer.
1 week ago
This deck I feel would much rather not shuffle the whole graveyard into it's deck. Stream of Consciousness works out pretty well in that way.
Final point: Effects like Time Sieve have little application in this deck. Time Warp would be much better, as would most effects in that realm. Sacrificing 5 artifacts is almost back-breaking for this deck, and even with an Open the Vaults in hand, you's have wasted a turn using it, which defeats the whole purpose.
2 weeks ago
Yeah, I am not really a huge fan of instant win combos. I have one with Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond but I don't really want to be that guy. I still want the game to be fun and for everyone to enjoy playing a game of magic. So yeah, I'm not hard core competitive, but i do want to win; just not at all costs :)
2 months ago
Hi , this deck is definitely something else - I've not seen the word life used so often on one page - whoa. I've never thought about a passive strategy either, stealthy sure but not passive.Have you considered taking other colours too? Because you can create an infinite Life/Mana gain loop with Transcendence + Treasonous Ogre for Red (you can see it on Treasonous Ogre's Gatherer page), or for Black you can use Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond .
Oh, while I'm here - the links you tried to send in your comment on my deck Grenzo's Method of Madness didn't come through, I'm not sure why but all I got was square brackets. Would you mind trying again please? I'd love to hear what you recommend! Thank you!
2 months ago
Serra Ascendant is a needed add on.
This one isnt in itself a combo:
3 months ago
First I wanna say cool deck, but here is a suggestion. I think your better off putting in Mortuary Mire or another utility land in for Opal Palace as being in one color makes it less useful. I also want to point out that you could run the infinite lifegain/drain combo of Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond to end them immediately. +1
4 months ago
Sorry for the lack of response, life's pretty busy these days.
ohmless: Palace Siege does seem like a nice fit, hard to say what to replace with it. I did consider Drain Life, however it's reliance on just black mana and single target made me choose others like Exsanguinate and Debt to the Deathless over it.
chadsansing: They probably would be Ok, I however am not a fan of infinite combos (Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond ). I didn't think of Aetherflux Reservoir, it could be a nice fit for sure. Felidar Sovereign I wasn't sure of initially, I may try it out though. Vampiric Tutor is a bit out of my "how much to spend on colorful pieces of cardboard" policy lol. I did acquire a Mastermind's Acquisition recently. As for the demons, I decided to stick with spells regarding tutors. Karlov of the Ghost Council does seem like a nice addition, perhaps instead of Kambal. Lastly, Sheoldred, Whispering One while pricey, does seem worth the investment. Whatever I missed is either too expensive, and/or more creature base than I'm intending the deck to be. (Better description on my to do list).
ImtheRealBear: I decided on Souldrinker over Wall of Blood because a) not a defender and b) it +'s stick around. Phyrexian Unlife I think requires more dedication too, i.e. more things to prevent incoming damage. Diabolic Revelation seems a bit pricey CMC wise, somethin to think about though.
Wintermoon: Well, sort of. It's in the making. I physically have about 40% of the deck, and am working to acquire the rest. Just trying to get the finishing touches on it and bugs out of it before I get it complete.
Thank you all for your suggestions and votes. If you have any others or rebuttal I'll try to get to it asap. Happy tapping all.