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As an additional cost to cast this spell, discard two cards.
Draw three cards.
Wegeturtle on Topplegeist Tips the Tables
1 month ago
zapyourtumor Thanks for the tips, but I’ve actually found the looting effects to be the best options I have, especially when I’m not using fetchlands. I’m consistently getting Delerium by turn 2, especially if I’m getting a Cathartic Reunion or Thrilling Discovery. As for the Channeler, I tried it and I found it didn’t work the way I wanted it too with the deck.
loricatuslupus on Reborn in our Matron's Image
3 months ago
Wait, isn't this a Powerwolf track? Without knowing exactly where she wants the deck to head I don't want to make too many suggestions, but as you're not really running tutors and blood tokens kinda go with Madness anyway might be worth picking up Anje Falkenrath (maybe even check out her whole precon, it's still pretty cheap but good stuff for here) and consider the Worldgorger Dragon+Animate Dead combo as a finisher? Plus some other looting spells to selectively fill the graveyard and get action - particularly Faithless Looting and Cathartic Reunion. There are also still pieces of a Rakdos sacrifice deck in here (Bone Splinters, Cultist of the Absolute, Chandra, Judith, Village Rites and Garna) which don't really fit with the reanimator plan - maybe just swap them for some bigger bombs you can bring back? Finally a 6CMC commander is where I WOULD definitely start thinking about more expensive rocks as well. The diamonds enter tapped and the whole turn you take off for them won't really ramp you into Olivia any faster than, say, The Celestus, which can also gain some life and do some looting.
NV_1980 on Who Else But Krenko!
3 months ago
First, some general comments.
In its current form, your deck has only a few ramp cards. This is a bit of an issue if you want to have enough resources available (from early-game onwards) for casting spells. Red has few options for ramp, of which you've already included some. Other interesting cards could be stuff like Battle Hymn, Seething Song and especially Skirk Prospector. More expensive ramp options include cards like Dockside Extortionist, Jeska's Will and Mana Echoes.
Aside from red ramping options, there are also many artifacts resources for this. Good options include Arcane Signet, Fire Diamond, Gauntlet of Power, Mind Stone, Nyx Lotus and Sol Ring. There are also more expensive options if you really want to go to town: Chrome Mox, Jeweled Lotus and Mox Opal.
Currently your deck hardly contains card-advantage options (draw, tutoring, filtering, etc.). Of course, red has some options for this. Cathartic Reunion, Faithless Looting, Gamble, Thrill of Possibility, Tormenting Voice and Valakut Awakening Flip. Artifacts can help you on this front as well. Endless Atlas and Mind's Eye come to mind, as well as the more expensive stuff like Scroll Rack and Sensei's Divining Top.
Now, with regard to Krenko himself.
He's an exceptionally powerful commander that your opponents are going to try and get rid off for sure. He needs some protection. Lightning Greaves/Swiftfoot Boots are therefore highly recommended. Stuff that gives him protection/indestructible also works. Next, I would expect that if you could, you would use his ability more than once per turn, should you be able to. There are many artifacts out there that allow you to untap Krenko, so that you can use him again during the same turn. Options include but are not limited to Puppet Strings, Staff of Domination, Sword of the Paruns, Thornbite Staff, Thousand-Year Elixir, Umbral Mantle.
Hope this helped.
hiddengibbons on Card creation challenge
3 months ago
Tezzeret, Further Corrupted
Legendary Phyrexian Planeswalker - Tezzeret
+1: create two 1/1 colorless Eldrazi Scion creature token. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add Colorless."
-X: Cast X number of Eldrazi spells from among cards you own outside the game without paying their mana costs.
Tezzeret was influenced by Bolas, the Phyrexians, and now the Eldrazi. Let’s have a heart warming card like Cathartic Reunion and I’m referring to the Kaladesh version.
zapyourtumor on Goryo's Build - Modern
4 months ago
Yeah so the best discard outlet, Faithless Looting, was banned a while ago (victim of HOEgaak that disgusting deck).
The best 2 mana discard outlet in red being played in most reanimation decks is Bitter Reunion currently, because after Persisting an Archon of Cruelty you can give it haste and attack for another trigger which is backbreaking. Here, the second ability is probably less relevant since Goryo's gives haste, but I still think it's better than the other options. The main issue with Faithless Salvaging is that its both slow and you're also going down on card advantage, UNLESS: you play it with cards in your hand, and then cast all cards in your hand, so you only draw a card on rebound (breaking even). Or you cast it with no cards in your hand, drawing two cards over two turns (generating card advantage).
Unfortunately many of the other good discard outlets are in blue, examples being: Prismari Command, Faithful Mending, Tainted Indulgence, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip, Ledger Shredder, etc.
As I said the kind of discard outlet you run generally depends on what you want the deck to do: I'd say they are all tradeoffs between speed and power. On the fastest side we have Haggle, which can be used for turn 2 hasty Boar + Emmy although it requires 4 cards in hand. Somewhere in between but still towards the faster side we have all of the 2 mana discard spells in red. And then further toward the power side we have cards like Collective Brutality. And further still we have all the generally good cards like Fable, Spyro, etc. So basically you need to decide what balance between speed and grinding power you want the deck to have. To try and make it easier I rated all of the options in jund colors I think are worth considering along three criteria: speed, power, and flexibility. Given that this deck is a grindy midrange deck at heart (or at least I think that is what you are aiming for), speed can be useful but power and flexibility are more important in my opinion.
Speed 9 Power 1 Flex 1: Merchant of the Vale (1 mana discard spell, fast but that's all there is)
9, 2, 4: Bone Shards (also fast, but generally more relevant mid/late)
7, 5, 1: Cathartic Reunion (powerful but inflexible, seen in dredge)
7, 2, 4: Cathartic Pyre (flexible but weak)
7, 3, 2: Thrill of Possibility (less all in version of Cathartic Reunion)
7, 3, 4: Bitter Reunion (more flexible vers. of Thrill)
7, 5, 8: Collective Brutality (most flexible 2 cmc discard outlet in BRG)
6, 3, 4: Faithless Salvaging (slow, weak, only generates CA in late game)
5, 6, 5: Territorial Kavu (even slower because requires attack trigger)
4, 7, 7: Seasoned Pyromancer (both powerful and flexible, can generate bodies or CA)
3, 7, 8: Liliana of the Veil (powerful and flexible, threat + removal + discard)
2, 8, 8: Fable of the Mirror-Breaker Flip (slowest 3 cmc option, tons of grind power + flexibility)
Bone Shards can be used to sacrifice an Ilharg or Emrakul, and if you sacrifice Ilharg it won't get exiled in order to reanimate it again next turn.
Bone Shards, Cathartic Reunion, Thrill of Possibility, and Collective Brutality have the discard as part of the casting cost, so you discard the card(s) even if the spell is countered. Merchant of the Vale, Bitter Reunion, etc do not.
Collective Brutality is maindeckable but the versatility makes it stronger in the sideboard.
Territorial Kavu requires at least 4 basic land types to be effective.
Repeatable/delayed discard effects, such as Liliana of the Veil and Fable of the Mirror-Breaker Flip allow you to discard Emrakul the turn after you cast them and instantly reanimate them, spreading out your mana over two turns.
MusicGoat18 on Goryo's Build - Modern
4 months ago
My question is, from the following, which is better: Haggle (from Merchant of the Vale), Faithless Salvaging, Cathartic Pyre, Cathartic Reunion, Bitter Reunion, or is there something better that I'm missing? I've been thinking of the different decks played in modern, and I would like assistance in deciding which one is best to play.
zapyourtumor on Topplegeist Tips the Tables
5 months ago
I'd put in 4 Dragon's Rage Channeler and 4 Unholy Heat. Even if Marauder doesn't hit a Topplegeist, hitting one of those two spells is still really strong. Heat is also just one of the strongest removal spells in the format right now.
Mishra's Bauble is a very good card to help you reach delirium, although it might be a bit expensive.
In general, I've found that looting effects (Thrill of Possibility, Cathartic Reunion, Thrilling Discovery) aren't that great in delirium decks. Delirium decks want to get 4 card types in the yard, so stuff that fills the graveyard like Dragon's Rage Channeler along with a bunch of strong midrange creatures, instants, and sorceries usually works pretty well. Looting effects are a lot better at getting specific cards in the graveyard (which basically only applies to Demigod and Kroxa here) for decks like reanimator or dredge, so they are definitely a lot weaker in a deck like yours that only wants to hit delirium.
keizerbuns on Assailing Archeology
6 months ago
aholder7, thanks for play testing it again! The results are a little disheartening, but pretty much what I expected. Like I said before though, this is meant more as a casual deck for me to play against my group of friends who also just play casual, and as it is I think this deck already has more removal than they like. I like how this deck feels right now in terms of my play group's power level so unless it ends up getting absolutely demolished by my friends, I think I'll keep it as is for now.
However, I was tinkering around with the deck a little more to address the weaknesses you stated, and I think I've made a deck list that could possibly hold its ground better against a lot of the decks you play tested mine against. Here's the decklist if you wanna see:
4x Fatal Push
3x Mind Stone
I actually really like Call the Bloodline in here because it can be a fairly early game way to generate lifelink chump blockers while also doubling as a cheap discard outlet, but there's probably still better options out there.
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