Hi! Was checking out your Teysa list looking for ideas. Loved it! I've been building a similar list headed by Elenda the Dusk Rose that I'd love if you could check out! Cortez Cowboys | Elenda EDH.
I've been attempting to squeeze Deathrended back in, and now since I've seen the interaction with Razaketh, I definitely need too!
February 7, 2019 4:52 p.m.
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TheNocholas Elenda, the Dusk Rose and Teysa Karlov could both work as commanders for this or similar aristocrat-style decks. Elenda provides sac fodder and payoff while Teysa is a value engine. It really does come down to personal preference, and neither choice is wrong. However, I suggest giving Teysa a try if not for just a few games. You may like how it turns out ;)
February 22, 2019 12:30 a.m.
h0ly_danc3r Those are good points. It reminds me of Lifeline in that it's a must-answer card. When I was referring to its slowness, I mainly meant the additional cost for playing creatures if you want the effect, but with an altar or plunderer, the mana is made back quite easily. However, without these synergies, the card can sometimes find itself as dead weight. Overall, like lifeline, I'd like to eventually find a place for it in the deck because it will end games.
February 15, 2019 2:54 a.m.
h0ly_danc3r That does sound powerful. It is a bit slow, but it does double death triggers, stacks with Teysa, and creates a token. I'll add it to the maybeboard. Good find
February 14, 2019 10:50 p.m.
This deck looks very fun. I like the gameplan of comboing out without a finisher as I have a similar deck. One thing I can suggest is Mother of Runes for your combos that rely on Elenda to stick around. This card does wonders. She basically counters the first of any targeted removal or effects aimed at your creatures each turn and can protect herself.
On a different note, unless it's due to budget concerns, I'd definitely get a hold of the lands you have listed in your maybeboard and add them to your deck, especially Phyrexian Tower and Orzhov Basilica . Although, maybe your manabase has been working well despite the large amount of basics.
Furthermore, has your deck been consistent enough where you're able to get things done every game? One of the greatest challenges I find with deckbuilding is finding the right amount of consistency. Too little and you have no fun each game while doing nothing. Too much, and games quickly become too similar for you and your playgroup.
February 10, 2019 3:48 p.m.
Raikas Yeah Demon of Dark Schemes seems very powerful. I'll have to test it, and I'll definitely put it in the maybeboard. It is very slow but acts as a boardwipe on its own. Once its engine gets online it might pull off a win similar to the Reassembling Skeleton line.
I don't play Shadows of the Past for the same reason I don't play Ashes of the Abhorrent . Scrying is better than not, but I want to use my card slots for things with higher impact like engine pieces or very good utility. I should put the card in the maybeboard though, you're right about that.
h0ly_danc3r I've never had problems so far with lacking win-cons. If you think you need more, these buff cards would be fine includes, but currently I'd rather have more engine pieces.
Yahenni is good because he doubles as a threat, but I like cheaper sac outlets.
If you need more card draw, Mind's Eye is alright, but this deck can achieve so much more with its plentiful options. I would rather play cards like Stoneforge Mystic , Open the Armory , or Beseech the Queen to tutor for Skullclamp if I need more card draw. Otherwise Necrologia , Mentor of the Meek , and Corpse Augur are all great ways to draw massive amounts f cards for less mana than mind's eye.
February 7, 2019 6:20 p.m.
h0ly_danc3r Board buff cards definitely have their place in some builds of the deck. In a more aristocrat style deck which is the direction I'm taking it, they're a bit win-more and provide little to the gameplan of the deck. However, in a version more built around tokens, board protection, and swarming, they would be a great wincon. Elesh-Norn though is powerful enough where it may find a way into either build.
February 6, 2019 12:45 p.m.
nickelphoenix In more casual groups this deck could totally be a home for them. Just because krovikan and soul collector can't steal two creatures per death doesn't mean they can't steal one ;)
February 4, 2019 4:37 p.m.
ShikiTen In my opinion, both Bloodghast and Nether Traitor are worse than Reassembling Skeleton due to their inconsistency. With skeleton, I can reanimate it whenever I want for 2 mana, but the others need a specific scenario in order to reanimate. I'd play traitor over bloodghast since bloodghast can only reanimate itself up to a few times a turn, but they're all viable though if you need more effects like these.
February 3, 2019 6:26 p.m.
Now, I'm not a judge, but I'm pretty certain Promise of Bunrei doesn't actually work with Teysa. Similar to Academy Rector , you can only sacrifice it once, so you don't get 4 tokens from each trigger.
Spirit Bonds is a slower token generator/value card that's similar to Dawn of Hope which is good for some builds. Sigil of the New Dawn will find a home in the same kinds of decks. I'll add both to the maybeboard as well.
February 3, 2019 3:18 a.m.
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