Land — Swamp Mountain
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As this enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, this enters the battlefield tapped.
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|Want (4)||evolve , nathcadde5 , Tretilldeath , owls44|
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Blood Crypt Discussion
1 week ago
Hey Mtg_Mega_Nerds! I like your build! I am no super friends expert, but I have a few suggestions you may like. I don’t see a budget tag so I’m making recommendations regardless of cost.
I would run about 6-8 total fetchlands ( Scalding Tarn , Flooded Strand , Bloodstained Mire ) instead of Fabled Passage. And shocklands over the Temples ( Watery Grave , Steam Vents , Blood Crypt . Adding these cards will greatly increase your speed and consistency. You don’t have to play the shocklands untapped if you want to save life, but at least you have the option. Running these cards will make the Signets basically unnecessary, as you can just fetch the lands you need. Same with Crumbling Necropolis, which comes into play tapped and is too slow for my taste. Another good land is Fiery Islet for card draw.
I agree with TriusMalarky that your mana base does not support Counterspell. Remand would be a better fit. Also 4x Thoughtseize will be a great fit, since it will help remove threats preemptively and scope out your opponent’s hand. You have no other way of dealing with problematic artifacts or enchantments and you are running relatively few one-drops. Angrath’s Rage only covers artifacts. Inquisition of Kozilek is a decent substitute.
I would run 3x Damnation over Ritual of Soot, since the former is strictly better. Languish is ok if your meta has lots of small indestructible creatures. Dismember is a viable alternative and costs less mana. Another alternative is Bontu's Last Reckoning , since you can use loyalty abilities regardless if your mana is tapped.
You may also want to consider 4x Feed the Swarm on your sideboard to combat enchantment decks.
4 months ago
Looks great but could use some dual lands to help smooth out the mana base. If Blood Crypt or something like Bloodstained Mire are out of this deck’s budget range, even something much less expensive like Dragonskull Summit would be a step up.
4 months ago
If you're wondering about all the cards linked in red, those are ones that aren't legal in the chosen format. But don't fear! If you go into the editing page for this deck, on the top you will find a drop-down list of formats--scroll to Vintage and update it, and you'll find a much calmer, bluer list
6 months ago
Hey there! You mention the mana base needing some help in your description, and if you're still looking to work on that, maybe consider some of the following cards! Many may be out of budget, and you could possibly have been aware of them all already, and if that is the case I hope this can be of use to you as a reference!
Since you have the two temples, you may want to include the last one, Temple of Malice. Even though you don't run too many / cards, you still need that colored mana to cast Licia, and so you want a relatively even mana base. Same goes for the last pain land, I'd recommend including Sulfurous Springs since you have the other two. Since you're also gaining a lot of life, and because they are great in general, you may want to take a look at Blood Crypt, Godless Shrine, and Sacred Foundry, (the shock lands) which function very well, especially with the following cards: the fetch lands. Bloodstained Mire, Arid Mesa, and Marsh Flats are some of the best lands in the game! These can search for the shock lands, not just basic lands, allowing you to get any colors you need from just one of them! While that whole set is pretty expensive, it may be something to think about for the future. Now on the cheaper side, there are the wonderful fast lands, Blackcleave Cliffs, Concealed Courtyard, and Inspiring Vantage, which can help you support your early fundamental turns quite well! If you wish to include a lot of basics/shock lands, you may want to think about having the check lands, Dragonskull Summit, Isolated Chapel, and Clifftop Retreat, which tend to be great and also lay on the cheaper side. Last but not least, there are the filter lands, Graven Cairns, Fetid Heath, and Rugged Prairie! Now that said, here are some non-dual lands that could really help fix the mana base quite a lot that I would recommend: City of Brass, Mana Confluence, Ancient Tomb, Prismatic Vista, Fabled Passage, Reflecting Pool, Exotic Orchard, Strip Mine, Wasteland, etc.
Now enough about lands! Here are some ramp spells you might like. Land Tax, Arcane Signet, Commander's Sphere, Talisman of Conviction, Talisman of Hierarchy, Talisman of Indulgence, Jet Medallion, Pearl Medallion, Ruby Medallion, Sol Ring, Gift of Estates, Weathered Wayfarer, Chromatic Lantern, etc!
I also have a mardu deck, (A Deal With the Devil EDH ⫸PRIMER⫷), so if you want to check out most of the cards I mentioned on a list, feel free to pop in there! Anyways though, I hope this helps, good luck on your deck, and have a wonderful day! Happy tapping!
6 months ago
First: Thxs for the ideas and the help. they are always welcome
Second: This not a competitive deck it just a deck to mess around with friends with so having tapped lands is no big deal to me but I thought I did add Blood Crypt hun and as for Bloodstained Mire Idk Rocky Tar Pit does the job for cheaper and if I really needed fetch lands I would go with Evolving Wilds or Terramorphic Expanse instead but will keep it in mind.
Third: Since this deck is just for fun and since it is just imps no more $350 (less is better) for the whole deck and no more than $20 per card unless they are too perfect not to add.
6 months ago
What's the budget for the deck? Because first and foremost, before you start adding tricks n' pranks, I would suggest upgrading your manabase by taking out the tap lands such as Rakdos Guildgate, Akoum Refuge, Tresserhorn Sinks, Bloodfell Caves, and maybe even Temple of Malady for Blood Crypt, Bloodstained Mire, even some basics would probably be better. That said, some fun and funny cards are Magus of the Mirror, Indomitable Creativity, Imp's Mischief, Deflecting Swat (or some version thereof), etc. Good luck with the deck!
6 months ago
Death's Shadow is definitely the deck you want to look into. It's generally not mono-black, but you could certainly stay in mono-black until you can build a higher budget. It'd look something like:
You could probably toss in Dark Confidant, Phyrexian Obliterator, and Gurmag Angler in place of a few non-creature spells. As your budget grows, add more colors. Red is really good for Monastery Swiftspear, Lightning Bolt, and Temur Battle Rage. More importantly, fetch + shock lands is the quickest way to grow Death's Shadow. Bloodstained Mire -> Blood Crypt -> Thoughtseize turn one followed by another fetch + shock gives you at least a 1/1 Death's Shadow on turn two. It could possibly be even bigger via Street Wraith and one of your Phyrexian mana spells. Sometimes you just have the nuts and kill them on turn three with Temur Battle Rage after stacking up on a bunch of Mutagenic Growths.
6 months ago
Alrighty, changed a few things with the land base!
Also added these to the maybe board I'd like to put into use, just trying to work out what to replace for them lol -
Door to Nothingness (For fun ;))
As always, Feiryn, your help is much appreciated! Have more of the land base on the way, but probably won't have them for a few weeks still. (Also have Hunting Grounds coming... Can't wait to use that lol.