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Thanks blackaddicus, glad you like the deck! Coat of Arms is one of those spectacular tribal cards that rides the line between amazing and jank. In the right deck it can work wonders, especially in a 'go wide' strategy - for example, it can be game ending in goblins or elves (incidentally I do run it in both my Krenko + Rashmi tribal brews - I really enjoy playing tribal, I have 6 tribal decks at the moment). On the flip side, as you pointed out I often find it benefits my opponents just as much. I'm pretty sure I had it in here at some point and ended up swapping it out for that reason, it just didn't jive with what the zoms were trying to do.

May 22, 2017 10:16 p.m.

Thanks bushido_man96, G&G + Grimgrin are definitely fun decks to pilot. I checked out your build - I really like the idea of Rooftop Storm + Soulquake. Brilliant!

May 19, 2017 8:17 p.m.

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Thanks for the suggestion conlonsmith, I hadn't thought of Mycosynth + Hellkite Tyrant...very evil, I like it! Arid Mesa is generally better due to Wilds/Expanse lands coming into play tapped. That said, Mesa is totally a luxury land and isn't necessary at all - once in a blue moon the colour fixing is a godsend but 2 colour decks are generally ok and thinning the deck by 1 card is negligible to say the least.

Checking out your deck now, cheers.

May 16, 2017 4:54 p.m.

Aside from assisting Grimgrin's ETB tapped factor, Amulet of Vigor is actually more handy than it looks considering I'm currently running 9 'enters tapped' lands. Unless I spruce up the land base, I'd have to really be struggling with cuts to consider axing Amulet. Totally agree with Syphon Flesh though, it's mediocre at best - every so often it shines but it's definitely a contender for replacement. Secrets of the Dead stays put! Not only is it fantastic from a thematic standpoint, the draw is insane with Gravecrawler in the mix (he's almost always my first tutor target as he enables virtually everything). At 3 mana, I'd hardly call it a win-more card.

Regarding your second paragraph, yeah...The overall deck synergy complements dozens of sneaky interactions.

Onto the lands - I like the idea of Crypt of Agadeem, Fetid Pools (really like the Island Swamp factor + cycling may come in handy if I pull it late game) & Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx in here, good calls. Also agree with your Island suggestion - although Blood Moon/Back to Basics are rare in my meta, it would still really suck. I would absolutely run Underground Sea but yeah, I'm not ready to drop $350 on an ABUR dual just yet. I don't think I'd cut Reliquary Tower for the aforementioned draw engine and as for Nephalia Drownyard & Balthor the Defiled, I ran both of those in here in previous iterations and ended up removing them at some point - Drownyard is too slow + too little value & I found I was running enough recursion without giving my opponents potential advantage as well.

Great feedback & suggestions McDeity, I appreciate it!

May 13, 2017 4:12 p.m.

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Yep, those cards could be decent in here Kessler15, cheers.

May 13, 2017 2:55 p.m.

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Ah yes, all of those are sweet. Another card that works well alongside Death's Shadow is Gaea's Revenge for the commander damage insta-kill.

May 7, 2017 2:40 p.m.

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How's Throne of the God-Pharaoh working out for you? I've been eyeing that card for Krenko + Rhys.

ps. cool deck.

May 4, 2017 8:05 p.m.

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You definitely have lots of great cards in here (I particularly like the idea of Kira, Great Glass-Spinner & Altar of Dementia - I'd like to make room for both those cards in my own deck), but I think there's still a general lack of focus. Apart from big creature Mimeo beat downs, what are your win conditions?

May 4, 2017 6:26 p.m.

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