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This is my first EDH deck. I have a sphinx theme with a graveyard recurrance and draw thing going on for massive creature mass.
The sideboard are cards I own and was considering.
Ideas, criticisms and +1s are welcomed!
Sharuum is a fantastic general
Definitely cut mana myr, the effect is too small and too temporary for the format.
From the maybeboard, include diabolic tutor and Venser --> so he can blink Sharuum and other enterthebattlefield permanents.
Try looking at my deck:sharuum-esper-artifacts-edh-commander . It has more of a graveyard focus.
Specifically thinking about dropping some 1, 2, 3 and 5-drops to make room for some 4 drops. This will tighten up my mana curve but I'm having a hard time finding options that fit into the deck. That, and I'd have a hard time letting go of any of these cards.
Also, I suspect mana curves are not as important to an EDH deck as a 60 card competitive deck, so I'm not sure if my efforts should be focused here.
Strategy and card suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!
The format wants a larger impact per card.
Card advantage and being able to response to multiple/ various threats is a big part of the format. Add: Liliana Vess , boardwipe effects, point destruction, card draw, and tutors.
Liliana Vess is in. I have some points about some of the cards you mentioned, as I don't think they're weak.
I have what I think is quite a bit of draw, and Words of Worship is in there so that I can convert it to life if I need to. If it turns out to be weak I'll cut it of course.
Tidehollow Strix can kill anything attacking me, and I can bring it back with a lot of my drege cards.
Zealous Persecution can kill an army of tokens and serve as an alpha strike boost that I thought would be perfect for a format that sees huge creature mass.
But you're right about the rest. I really should throw some more tutors and counters in there. I need to edit it some.
Oh, and what is "point destruction"? I'm confused on that. Thanks!
Maybe I made up the term; referring to a spell that eliminates/disables a specific permanent threat. Ala, Go for the Throat :--- Saltblast , Snuff Out , Narcolepsy , Oblivion Ring , Swords to Plowshares , Mortify , Prison Term . EDH decks seem to benefit from being toolbox-like and having many responses.
In my research I keep seeing Saltblast , Prison Term , Oblivion Ring and Mortify in EDH decks everywhere so I see that the toolbox approach must be the way to go. I have included all of the suggestions you made that I actually own and am on the lookout for more.
I spend a bit of time on gatherer looking for cards that would fit but what I can come up with are cards who's abilities I already know about and can search for. Thanks for the help and thanks again if there are any additional cards you can suggest!
Yeah, I do own Sen Triplets , and I have considered putting them in the general box. I built the entire deck around Sharuum the Hegemon with a heavy reliance on artifacts and the sphinx theme. Having Sen Triplets in there would make it a completely different deck. I might make a discard/direct damage deck around them, but this isn't that deck. I dunno, its worth a playtest, for sure.
Ghostly Prison is a must! Thanks for turning me on to it.
What I'm really looking for is some opinion on what my weakest cards are, because I have an enormous sideboard, that now will also contain Ghostly Prison Thanks