Beacon of Unrest
Put target artifact or creature card from any graveyard onto the battlefield under your control. Shuffle Beacon of Unrest into its owner's library.
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Beacon of Unrest Discussion
3 weeks ago
In contrast I would also suggest a Ashiok, Dream Render as pretty much every deck with black and green enjoy graveyard recursion.
And lastly i would replace Fated Return with something like Beacon of Unrest . 7 mana is very steep.
1 month ago
Well for the lands you can obviously swap out basics, etc. For the rest besides ramp, I think it's honestly a card by card thing, and you have to judge if you'd rather have one of the ones I mentioned or something in the deck, as in which would be more effective. It's your deck you know it better than me so you may not agree with some of these, but things I would cut are Wood Elves (too much mana, could be better used), Elvish Dreadlord (there are already effects like this in the deck that are cheaper and don't require a death trigger), Eyeblight Massacre (could be better used, already similar effects), Beacon of Unrest (not necessarily an effect that has to do with the deck-), Maelstrom Pulse (considering you can only have 1 copy of each card in edh I'm not sure how useful this will be), Alpha Authority (Lathril already has menace, this basically gives her hexproof for two mana not so good), Moldervine Reclamation (a lot of cards seem heavily bent on creature death triggers which may not be the easiest thing to work with, possibly slow at least, though its certainly possible the deck just needs more cards geared for it, like Ashnod's Altar , etc and less of elf tribal), Storrev, Devkarin Lich (again, unless you want to cut down on elf tribal elf graveyard effects won't be too strong I think anyway). Just some ideas, I'm not too sure.
1 month ago
Beacon of Unrest works as decent, reuseable utility
Add fetches for crucible of worlds and rings
Why not add a Sensei's Divining Top , since you already have ring + basalt, it will let you draw your entire deck. It's also good on it's own, moreover, its better with fetches
Thespian's Stage > Cabal stronghold - You don't run enough basics, nor is stronghold easy to activate. Copying coffers or an opposing utility land such as cradle, field of the dead or your own deserted temple. The utility shouldn't be overlooked
Since you're playing deathcloud, you should consider Infernal Darkness and/or Contamination - Bitterblossom/trading post + Contamination = Fun. Infernal darkness, like contamination, is counter bait and at the very least stalls you a turn or 2. Do not that contamination shuts off coffers (as well as opposing cradles, etc...) while infernal darkness does not
Imp's Mischief - Protect your commander by redirecting targeted removal as well as targeted draw, targeted extra turns, etc...
Liliana's Triumph > IMO Go for the throat - Hits multiple opponents with a sacrifice clause and you also have 2 liliana's!
Another idea can be adding Necropotence to help break parity. A sadistic idea, would be adding Possessed Portal . Do note it says each end step, combined with necro, you will win if they have no answers and cannot kill you
Diabolic Revelation - Highly underrated. X=7 is ok. X=8 is good. X=9+ is great. Given you have all this ramp through artifacts and coffers, this should not be overlooked
Potential Cuts - Unearth, Dreamstone and Sheoldred, the former doesnt seem impactful enough while the latter 2 are too costly for what it does
Do you have enough artifacts for Metalworker? What is the point of vault of whispers?
2 months ago
I see someone else has already started brewing the new commander. I really like where the deck is heading! Here are a couple suggestions I would give for the brew:
-1 Beacon of Unrest... In general I dont think you'll be getting enough cards in opponent's graveyards for this to matter very much
-1 Crux of Fate... No dragons in the deck, doesn't seem incredibly good at 5 mana, but you can keep this one in without a huge problem.
I'm noticing maybe too much emphasis on a theft style of play? I personally would go the route of controlling your opponents hand and board until you can ramp to Tibalt and pop off, though this is your choice.
-1 Grab the Reins...7 mana for getting a little value out of a creature the destroying it just isn't good enough when you could be devoting that slot to better ramp options (which this deck desperately needs)
Nothing much to say here, maybe cut a mountain or two for some swamps for better mana? Maze of Ith seems good for protecting walker Tibalt in a pinch
-1 Stormfist Crusader... One extra card per opponent usually won't matter
-1 Glasses of Urza... this card will never be relevant. Ever.
Nothing much to say here in terms of cutables.
-1 Angrath, the Flame-Chained... To expensive, too little payoff
-1 Ob Nixilis Reignited...inefficient card draw/removal engine
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Note: Add more sacrifice outlets like Yawgmoth, Thran Physician or Phyrexian Altar to prevent your opponents from getting any creatures you stole back. Additionally, I would suggest to find a few more cards of removal and focus on making the deck play as smoothly as possible. Really love where the deck is headed. Good work =)
3 months ago
I am confused by this deck, for I do not understand its purpose. To start with, you have some some demons - big, expensive demons - and a small amount of ramp to help get them out eventually but I don't see any real synergy or payoff beyond Liliana's Contract. Many of these, as well as cards like Severed Strands, have abilities that require sacrificing other creatures but you have almost no token producers to make fodder and your other creatures seem to have been chosen to be useful when they're still alive. I would think about adding in more cheap things, preferably with a death trigger (low CMC is good for Citadel too) and maybe even Grave Pact effects if you take this further. These could replace things like Gifted Aetherborn (you have no vampire synergy and if you just want Deathtouch Foulmire Knight does that and more). Might be worth checking out some of the Rakdos Sacrifice staples such as Demon's Disciple, Village Rites and Archfiend's Vessel. Not having Rune-Scarred Demon is pretty strange too. Finally I think some of your other spells can just be upgraded: for the same price as Murder you could have Hero's Downfall/Murderous Rider or one more gives you the excellent Eat to Extinction; In Garruk's Wake is so expensive you'll usually wish you had a straight Damnation or Kindred Dominance while Beacon of Unrest gives you some more options and is reusable when compared to other spells. I wouldn't bother with Desecrated Tomb at all - design is great but at the end of the day it costs three and the return on it is a singular 1/1 when you resurrect something. This will not win you a game of commander. On the subject of reanimation, if that's one of your main lines then graveyard stockers such as Buried Alive are vital. While I quite like the look of the deck I would think about which aspects you like about it most (controlling opponents, value sacrifice, reanimation, casting big demons etc) and focus on just two or three of these. This will make your deck increasingly consistent and harder to disrupt as you'll have more redundancy. Hope that helps!
Oh and don't play Karn. You need him in the 99 to access that sideboard (which doesn't exist in EDH, so check with playgroup before you play that btw) and even then you'll probably only ever get one activation. If those cards are strong enough to be in your deck, and I see none which combo with with the rest of it beyond being good like the swords, then make room for them there. Do you honestly think that any opponent will allow you to untap with a Karn after they see you fetch Mycosynth Lattice? No, they'll kill him and leave you with a card that does absolutely nothing for you as you have no "artifacts matters" strategies and in fact might benefit them by being able to tap lands for other colours, something of no use to you in mono-black. I run him in a Karn, Silver Golem deck that is specifically focussed on artifacts but even there it's all about the static and I only play him when I think he'll survive. The "sideboard" he can fetch is the set of Kaldra pieces and Argentum Armor for flavour which I mainly keep on hand to swap out for the harsher stax cards.
4 months ago
Nice win tonight - I was down early to an Ephara deck (had Luminarch Ascension out early and started pumping 4/4 flyers out), and after an overloaded Cyclonic, I had to recast a bunch of cards. And then my Ashnod's Altar got countered, but Beacon of Unrest came through big. I was able to get the Altar back out and start an Ayara >> Krav >> sac >> next creature chain that drained out my opponents quickly. An Expedition Map that I drew in one of those cycles also came though since I pulled a Cabal Coffers, and off we went. It was fun playing with Endrek - definitely some interesting combo opportunities that just kinda pop out of nowhere, such that the Ephara player didn't know what to counter. More to come, but this deck is a keeper.
4 months ago
For the infinite etb/die triggers, you might also include Thornbite Staff attached to Gisa, together with something that can provide any amount of like Phyrexian Altar. I know you dont plan on buying any other cards and those two cards might be a bit more expensive, but just another option you can think about.
Im thinking about adding Gisa, Thornbite Staff and some other cards to my Syr Konrad, the Grim's For the Void deck, but its already hard enough to find any free spot... :D I run several cards as you as a combo pieces, so you might check those out, its a mix of aristocrat/reanimator.
I would replace Tormented Thoughts - since this isnt really any discard focused deck for Beacon of Unrest - just to have another reanimator spell that can hit anyone's graveyard, but more importantly, it can bring back some of yours artifact combo piece. Land budget variant could be Buried Ruin.
4 months ago
HELLcaster19: If you have both Reservoir and Bolas's Citadel, Sensei's Divining Top helps with the combo aswell. Its infinite damage with Sensei, Necropotence is not (without Elixir of Immortality), so anyone who just gains a lot of life is out of reach.
Beacon of Unrest or Buried Ruin are both fairly nice to return some destroyed combo pieces back to board/hand. Hall of Heliod's Generosity to get back either Necropotence for combo or just some other googie enchantments to recast with Bolas's Citadel.
Tainted Sigil - could help you to get your lost life back from either damage or enables you to pay some huge amount of life for Necropotence, etc.