Blood Clock

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Blood Clock

Artifact

At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player returns a permanent he or she controls to its owner's hand unless he or she pays 2 life.

TheBestMagicCard on Emrakul, the Promised End

5 months ago

So, after all that conversation and consideration, I did end up putting Temple of the False God in a special land slot, which I think rebalanced the land base to like 38 technical lands, but 4 of them being "special" because they are conditional and/or don't always produce land.

Also, I ended up deciding to put The One Ring in, because it's busted, and the deck wanted more card-draw anyways.

Now, I had always wanted a way to recur Eldrazi triggered abilities, and had considered cards like Strionic Resonator, or Abstruse Archaic, but I never felt like they really quite cut it...

Another option would be to return Eldrazi to my hand and re-cast them with bounce effects, but in colorless that's a little bit limited. Erratic Portal has been in and out of this deck a lot through the years, sometimes I thought it was worth the condition and mana price, and sometimes I didn't... but it always kind of seemed like the best option even if not great... I had also always cosidered Umbilicus and Blood Clock, but never really thought they'd be good enough to include.

But once I decided to put The One Ring in, it made a little more sense to put Umbilicus and Blood Clock in, even though I think this is a little janky, the fact that it also synergizes with Eldrazi was a bonus... so then I decided to put the original Ulamog and Kozilek in too, which I had previously excluded, just because I thought the new ones were a little more versatile, and I thought that Annihilator is a cheap and OP mechanic... but now with 3 ways to bounce Eldrazi back to re-cast, as well as The One Ring synergy, it seemed like a more viable strat...

And then they printed Roaming Throne. I've included this in the decklist as an Eldrazi, even though it isn't actually Eldrazi, so doesn't get noticed by Eye of Ugin or Eldrazi Temple, but you choose Eldrazi type as it enters, so it is an Eldrazi on the battlefield, even thought there is currently nothing that really synergizes with Eldrazi creature type on the battlefield, except this card. This is the ideal copy-an-effect card for Eldrazi! All the titans have triggered abilities, and this just automatically copies them if you choose Eldrazi as it's type, for free, whenever an ability triggers! It's so good, and makes the other janky bounce cards even more worth including. Imagine Emrakul's cast trigger copied, or Annihilator triggers... It's so much better then Abstruse Archaic or Strionic Resonator ultimately, because it's free, and happens every time instead of having to tap for just one ability once...

So now, yeah, I'm bouncing Eldrazi to recast and get triggers, and copying those triggers, and I think it works... I like it!

Ultimately, I added Temple of the False God, The One Ring, Umbilicus, Bloodclock, Roaming Throne, and oh yeah, Collector's Vault, because it's card draw, and discard, and makes treasures... Still trying it out, but it seems p versitile...

nothingstar on Cats and Dogs

10 months ago

There are some more green staples you could include for ramp purposes

There are also a loooot more green spells that can return things to hand. For this deck I'd suggest finding dual-purpose spells for recursion. For example

Dryad's Revival is also nice because of the flashback. Love some flashback in a deck that's unlikely to have a lot of draw. And Recycle!

Blood Clock would be funny.

Battle Hymn would be good for getting a lot of mana for those x-costed spells.

Also it is possible to cast cards directly from grave in these colors:

Final suggestion: Eldrazi Monument

legendofa on Help me torture

1 year ago

Hand = hurting: Black Vise, Ebony Owl Netsuke, Iron Maiden, Misers' Cage, Sword of War and Peace

Bounce: Blood Clock, Crystal Shard, Surgical Skullbomb, Umbilicus

Standard stax/tax effects: Smokestack, Tangle Wire, Winter Orb, Thorn of Amethyst, God-Pharaoh's Statue, Damping Sphere, Trinisphere, Sphere of Resistance, Cursed Totem, Static Orb, Meekstone, Norn's Annex, Mindlock Orb

Artifact creatures with these effects: Viseling, Neurok Replica, Esper Sentinel

Pulled mostly from EDHrec, and I only hit the highlights. https://edhrec.com/themes/stax

gdm1989 on Mishra, Eminent One | Artifact nonsense

1 year ago

Blood Clock is your friend if you want to bounce things and give your opponent's a ultimatum

gdm1989 on Spirited Away

1 year ago

if you want to piss them off more and abuse etb look up Blood Clock, and Umbilicus bounce and spirits :)

DarkRequiem on Kaalia's Hordes (D)

3 years ago

Unha110w3d, yeah, well... Playing with Armageddon and a few more variants, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon , Iona, Shield of Emeria (prior to her banishing) and a few other offenders is fun when the group is on par. When people start rulling out infect due to random unanswerable kills, you have to change the deck. When land destruction is rule out because, lets face it, it isn't much fun and the group isn't that cutthroat, you have to change the deck. And when Emeria is banned... It still hurts.

I still believe it to be quite powerful and fun even if people don't think Rakdos to be fair (works like a charm if paired with Blood Clock or if think that a Master of Cruelties dropped by Kaalia, attacking someone who can't block it is overwhelming... No one said that Kaalia is fair, even if toned down. :)

And talking Master made me think that a Angrath, Captain of Chaos could be fun in this build...

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