Ring of Xathrid
Artifact — Equipment
2: Regenerate equipped creature.
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a +1/+1 counter on equipped creature if it's black.
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Ring of Xathrid Discussion
4 months ago
Thank you carpecanum for your suggestions! I really like Vampiric Link and perhaps Soul Conduit . I've added them to the maybeboard and I'm going to see if I can cut some for those! Now I have a Vampire deck in which I had to cut Blood Tribute for being to slow to what it does, as it targets only 1 opponent and only half of the life. So I won't be running it in this deck.
And thanks again for your comment Massacar! Funny thing I don't run Elixir of Immortality in ANY of my decks. But the reason I put this deck out with the special flag to mark for help is because I want to learn new cards so I've added it immediately. Other changes I made brought my average CMC from 3,53 to 3,35 and are:
Thanks again for all your help and I'm looking forward to see more suggestions!
6 months ago
It looks like your main goal is to stick a creature and then buff it as much as possible with +1/+1 counters. To improve the strength and consistency of the deck, I recommend cutting anything that isn't working towards that end (unless it's very efficient.) I'd identify those cards as Druid's Deliverance, Sundering Growth, Bountiful Harvest, Bump in the Night, Lair Delve, Blood Reckoning, Tablet of the Guilds, Primal Clay, Trestle Troll, and maybe Phylactery Lich (depending on how many artifacts you end up running in the end.) I'd also suggest swapping out Intimidation to stay modern legal, possibly with something like Bellowing Tanglewurm if you really really want the evasion. Your strongest cards that I'd want additional copies of are Abrupt Decay (budget permitting), Ring of Xathrid, Undying Evil, Slitherhead, and Death's Presence (assuming your meta is slow enough to run it.) It also looks like Tormented Soul is a critical piece that benefits the most from growing big, so having redundancy for it seems like a good idea. Changeling Outcast, Gingerbrute, and Silhana Ledgewalker could all be fine targets. For +1/+1 synergy, you have scavenge staples like Varolz, the Scar-Striped, Corpsejack Menace, and Lotleth Troll along with more general options like Polukranos, Unchained, Winding Constrictor, Hardened Scales, Hydra's Growth, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Scavenging Ooze (which is particularly good in a sideboard), Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Hunger of the Howlpack, Forced Adaptation, and Llanowar Reborn. Finally, some cards I've had success with in graveyard-focused decks include Tragic Slip, Satyr Wayfinder, Grisly Salvage, Splinterfright, and Fauna Shaman. Let me know if you have any questions and good luck with your build!
6 months ago
1 year ago
Sword of Truth and Justice : I’m not gonna lie, I’m super disappointed with the new swords. The old ones justified their costs. It’s a good voltron card the promotes counters. Too high of a cost, 2 color protection doesn’t do much in a 4 way game, a single +1 counted only if the damage(player-only) lands, and proliferate isn’t ideal when there’s usually only 1-2 creatures on board with counters.
Better(discounting broken aspects): whenever equipped creature attacks/blocks give it 1-2 +1 counter(s), then return target permanent to its owners hand... or some shit.
Ring of Xathrid and Ring of Kalonia are almost always better for this deck in my opinion. They actually guarantee +1 counters landing. RoX recently left the deck because paying an additional 2 for regen is garbage.
Blade of the Bloodchief was a maybe for awhile. I avoid equipment because of Collector Ouphe . This is another one of those cards that acquiring counters is too specific and doesn’t work with the vampire deal.
Thanks for the suggestions, I’ll check your shit out dœg
1 year ago
fair enough. only other suggestion I had was Sword of Truth and Justice as anti-bounce and prolifferate. The cost being the problem, makes it seem kinda... less than ideal?
1 year ago
1 year ago
Thanks seshiro_of_the_orochi -- I admit, I forgot about the Well entirely... that should def be in here. Now I'm up to 111! [shakes fist] ;) I don't currently have cards like Throne or Staff of the Death Magus , but will consider once I get down to 100.
DrukenReaps - thanks for the suggestions. I think you're right about the card draw, I'm just concerned about having too few creatures...
Anyway, thanks for the help!