July 15, 2012 10:18 a.m.
This is certainly an interesting combo, but how are you tutoring multiple times in one turn?
July 15, 2012 1:30 p.m.
You don't tutor more than once in a turn. What I listed is that turn's plays. If you're talking about how I draw my deck, read Ad Nauseam .
July 15, 2012 5:08 p.m.
Sorry, I misread the turn 5 and thought you tutored for the all the combo pieces rather than just using ad nauseum.
July 15, 2012 5:57 p.m.
By the way, this deck eerily resembles Back in Black
July 16, 2012 1:46 a.m.
You don't need the Skirge Familiar to win when you've got Sickening Dreams and Zombie Infestation.
I looked at that deck and it was posted months ago, so I'm certainly not going to offend anybody by posting a similar deck. Anyway, this deck was made on a bet that I couldn't build a winning commander deck for under $10. That kicks Lotus Petal, Mox Diamond, and Sol Ring out of the equation.
July 16, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Also, you really don't need to tutor the skirge. You'll find him anyway with Ad Nauseam ... so you'll lose 5 life, big whoop, you're winning the game the same turn...
If anyone sees the danger in maralen as general, they'll dispose of her quickly. And the only card you really need to win the game is Ad Nauseam , so tutor for that and that only.
You can also use card:Yawgmoth's Will instead of Zombie Infestation as a safety net against most counterspells. As I see it you will have 5 lands in play, Maralen and Skirge, you will have cast Ad Nauseam , and if you included the cards I mentioned 4 other cards in play/grave. Also you're gonna play Exsanguinate. That leaves 87 cards to discard for mana. A lethal Exsanguinate will mostly be about 34 life-loss (counting the damage maralen has already done), thats 36 card to discard. You'll have 51 cards left... More than enough to cast card:Yawgmoth's Will and discard another 33 cards to replay your Exsanguinate (you're gonna play Lotus Petal and Dark Ritual from your grave, so another 3 free mana)
July 16, 2012 2:01 a.m.
We've established that Lotus Petal is not going in the deck. However, I do have a copy of Yawgmoth's Will that may just end up in the deck, and I think we'll make room for it and a Dark Ritual.
July 16, 2012 2:10 a.m.
you could add vampiric or demonic tutor to the deck on the chance that someone kills your general before you get a chance to use her effect. plus they help out quickening the deck
July 17, 2012 11:21 p.m.
July 18, 2012 1:34 p.m.
True. That's why I only play this deck once in a blue moon so that people won't be overcautious of Maralen.
July 19, 2012 12:03 a.m.
July 19, 2012 1:39 a.m.
oh and one other thing. Kiki-Exarch combo They win before you do.
T3: mountain Deceiver Exarch
T4: mana land that comes into play untapped Splinter Twin Win.
July 19, 2012 2:21 a.m.
Oh well. Nobody sees this deck coming. That's what gives it its oomph!
July 19, 2012 2:25 a.m.
August 8, 2012 12:36 a.m.
Gosh, theres a lot of cards that kill combos, but for 6 dolars what do you want, a golden gun?
November 2, 2012 10:50 p.m.
Hahaha thank you. I knew I wasn't the only one who was thinking along those lines.
November 2, 2012 10:52 p.m.
what do you do if they tutor for a lignify and turn Maralen into a 0/4 treefolk with no abilities
October 14, 2015 1:54 p.m.
I wonder why the fuck they're running Lignify in EDH.
October 15, 2015 9:42 p.m.
lol it gets rid of a lot of problem creatures that's why.
October 16, 2015 6:37 a.m.
July 19, 2016 5:03 a.m.
Why not just remove her from the table? Lignify is not a good card in EDH.
Also, Sidisi pretty much obsolesced this deck, but hey, the strategy is now considered one of the most powerful ones in the format!
September 14, 2016 11:50 p.m.
Well, you have to be careful about Maralen's side effect. It can turn pretty ugly for you if the opponent has means of stopping your combo in his deck.
In my blade deck, it would turn like this:
Quite an original combo thought, I suggest using Raven's Crime to avoid bad surprises.
January 22, 2017 7:11 p.m.
Great deck idea, have you thought about Library of Leng, this may null the need for Spellbook, but one less swamp should provide an replacement spot for it, or better yet both cards in case one is removed.
February 1, 2017 2:52 p.m.
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