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Palace Siege would be better, if its an effect you really need.

November 17, 2017 10:06 p.m.

Another note on this build: I am going to change the commander from Ertai, the Corrupted to Oloro, Ageless Ascetic. I often found myself not even casting Ertai, or even looking at him in the command zone, and would like to have a general that's a bit more interactive. At least while Oloro is sitting in the command zone, he'll be gaining me life. When I get him into play, he'll draw me a card each turn, and be a 4/5 giant, so that's ok, too.

November 16, 2017 11:29 p.m.

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If you're going to run Maralen of the Mornsong as your commander, then I don't see why you'd want to keep all of your draw spells and enchantments in there. You can't draw the cards, either. You need to run Necropotence, because its effect isn't a draw, so you get the cards. Scroll Rack would be another good addition. You may also want to consider creatures like Hypnotic Specter and Abyssal Specter.

November 16, 2017 10:46 p.m.

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griffstick, that's just mean. Love it. Maralen of the Mornsong doesn't scream combo deck at all, does it?

November 16, 2017 10:35 p.m.

I love the flavor of this deck. +1! For some more card draw, although higher on the CMC, Urza's Blueprints would help, once you've paid the echo. Mercadian Atlas is a bit situational, but still could be helpful. Both are easy on the budget.

November 15, 2017 10:55 p.m.

Ok, first set of substitutions with the cards I had on hand:

Out: Transguild Promenade, Pulse of the Grid, Well of Ideas, Waterfront Bouncer, Probe, Gravedigger, Fallen Angel, Cephalid Broker, Pestilence Demon, Dromar, the Banisher.

In: Dromar's Cavern, Arguel's Blood Fast, Rhystic Study, Propaganda, Archfiend of Depravity, Kismet, Palace Siege, Treachery, Soothsaying, Sol Ring.

More changes to come. I plan to get the rest of the Maybeboard in here over the course of my next few orders. I probably should find some Signets to run in it, too.

November 14, 2017 10:01 p.m.

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That does clear it up, thanks! That's how I figured it would work, but hey, I'm still figuring out stack tricks after all these years. Skullclamp is such a good card when you know things are heading to the graveyard. I like your inclusion of Mask of Memory, too, and am going to give it a try. Anything for a bit more card draw in Boros!

November 14, 2017 9:50 p.m.

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Question about your 1 toughness creatures. Can you attach Skullclamp to them, and then sacrifice them to Brion and draw the cards? I don't think it works that way, because I'd guess they would die as a state-based action once the Clamp gets equipped. But let me know if I'm wrong.

November 14, 2017 8:26 p.m.

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I love what you've done with this so far. I'm going to steal some ideas from your creature base here to see if I can lower the mana curve on my Brion deck. I've been looking for some upgrades, and you've got some good stuff.

November 14, 2017 6:53 p.m.

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Siege Behemoth might be worth a look.

November 13, 2017 10:14 p.m.

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You're welcome! Also, Kami of the Crescent Moon and Dictate of Kruphix might be better card draw options for you than Recurring Insight and Biomantic Mastery, or even Distant Melody. I understand that those cards are on-theme for the deck, but I always prefer more reliable, and consistent, methods of card draw. Those three are sorcery speed, too, and Mastery is a high CMC. Will you have the mana do anything once you draw those cards? Just my thoughts. Rhystic Study is also a nice staple.

November 13, 2017 9:27 p.m.

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Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx doesn't seem like it would do much for you, by the time you pay the two mana to add whatever you devotion is going to be. Being outside mono color, it just doesn't seem like it would help much. Do you have better luck with it?

If it doesn't work well for you, you might consider the new Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip. Once you flip it, it's Gaea's Cradle junior.

November 13, 2017 8:32 p.m.

I will second Lifeline. Fantastic card, especially if you are looking for group hug. You'll make some graveyard recursion players really happy. Anyone playing Brion Stoutarm or Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord will thank you for it. Or Yahenni, Undying Partisan, or Karador, Ghost Chieftan....

Sorry, I rambled there. You see what I'm getting at. But you know who don't like it? Anafenza, the Foremost. But she doesn't have any friends, anyway....

November 13, 2017 7:26 p.m.

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The Gitrog Monster has always been appealing to me, but I'm kind of scared to try to run him. The closet I've played to a land-sacrificing type of deck has been Titania, Protector of Argoth. The only thing I'd worry about playing the Frog is ending up screwing myself. It looks like it would be a ton of fun to try, though. That, and I don't have the budget for a key card for the deck, Crucible of Worlds.

You mention this one is competitive, how fast can you win?

November 9, 2017 5:22 p.m.

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MatthijsTreuren, if your Zombies are buffed even a little bit, the combo with Intruder Alarm can let you create an infinite amount of tokens. Create more than enough tokens on the last guy's end step, and who cares if he has untapped creatures if you've got way too many for him to block?

November 9, 2017 5:11 p.m.

Bxbx, you make a good point of consideration there. Perhaps it is more worth looking into. Perhaps I'll put Reiver Demon in the sideboard to test a bit more, and try to acquire the other one, too. Thanks for laying that out for me there.

chaosumbreon87, that's an interesting point, too. I suppose if anything, it at least can tap for each turn. It might be worth a look. Thanks.

November 8, 2017 11:19 p.m.

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I like your inclusion of River Kelpie. Great synergy for this deck, and an option I had not seen yet, so thanks for that.

A couple of cards that work wonderfully with Ghoulcaller Gisa are Thornbite Staff and Intruder Alarm.

Nice deck, +1.

November 8, 2017 11:11 p.m.

If you're looking to cheat things into play, Elvish Piper is great, and Quicksilver Amulet is useful in a few ways. Sure, it costs to activate, but it becomes mana fixing in a pinch, and allows you to sneak something out at the end of the last player's turn, providing pseudo-haste. Both the Piper and the Amulet mean the creature can't be countered, either, which is solid if counterspells are a problem for you.

Other 'cheat into play' cards you might not think of in include Call of the Wild and Zoologist. There are some great cards you could run to help set those cards up, like Sylvan Library, Mirri's Guile, Sensei's Divining Top, Soothsaying, and even Scroll Rack. I'm not sure you would want to make that many changes to the deck, but they are a few other thoughts maybe outside the box to think about.

November 7, 2017 6:15 p.m.

CrazedPorcupine, thanks for the comments!

Bxbx, I like the ability Dread Cacodemon brings to the table, just not how it does it. I had Reiver Demon in the deck, but I took it out along with some of the Eldrazi I had because their ETB effects only work if cast from my hand. My goal is to discard and then reanimate, and I found myself never holding onto those cards to actually cast, and if I did, it takes a big swing away from Volrath. I am considering going after Toxic Deluge, though, as another option for board wipe.

November 7, 2017 6:01 p.m.

Love the theme, RamaLama. You are right, its important to remember that its just a game. I like how you've set this up to just play along and have a good time.

November 7, 2017 5:53 p.m.


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