Corpse Augur

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal

Corpse Augur

Creature — Zombie Wizard

When this dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), you draw X cards and you lose X life, where X is the number of creature cards in target player's graveyard.

Zaakar on Chainer

1 year ago

Hey!

Looks like a fun deck to play :) I agree with KaptnK that more card draw would be good, a lot of what you've got in there adds to your graveyard (thrill of possibility) but doesn't actually net you cards in hand. To add to the suggestions they made, consider Skeletal Scrying, you might end up with a decent number of land cards in your yard. I'd also take a look at Ambition's Cost, Corpse Augur and Harvester of Souls.

I disagree with KaptnK about your mana, though :) Counting more than just rocks, I think I see 12 pieces of ramp and 38 lands in the deck, and I approve. I think commander is a format that requires you to get to a higher mana count more consistently than most other formats (which lend themselves to shorter games), and I generally see more card draw as the solution to having a large part of your deck being focused on mana rather than decreasing this share. It'll let you get not just mana on board, but also cards to use this mana with. And the fact that you rummage pretty well helps out too.

Unfortunately I've yet to play a reanimate deck, so I can't give you input there.

Have fun playing!

Grind on The Final Destination (The Afterlife)

2 years ago

oh disregard my previous card draw recommendations ---
i looked for card draw associated with creatures dying...
maybe Dark Prophecy, Erebos, Bleak-Hearted, Filigree Familiar, Corpse Augur, Harvester of Souls, Undead Augur, Solemn Simulacrum are more on-theme card draw options here.
also given how friggin good skullclamp is in this deck, maybe you want to run somethign to tutor for it -- Open the Armory or Steelshaper's Gift?

Last_Laugh on Betrayal at House Marchesa

2 years ago

My Marchesa list is a lot less theft focused but I still have a few suggestions.

Enchantment Removal: Chaos Warp 100% deserves a spot. It's Grixis' best answer to enchantments by far... don't let problematic enchantments like Solemnity or Rest in Peace wreck your day.

Combo: Flayer of the Hatebound is worth it for 36 damage per round in a 4 player game. It also goes infinite with Ashnod's Altar and Sage of Fables.

Draw: I'm not a fan of Read the Bones or 1 time draw in general. Reusable life gain or life loss with card draw would serve you better. Consider Disciple of Bolas, Corpse Augur, and/or Midnight Reaper.

Discard: Oona's Blackguard and Sadistic Hypnotist seal up games tighter than a Dolphin's butthole. Mean tactic but very effective.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

Last_Laugh on Marchesa Reanimator

2 years ago

I have several suggestions for you but this is a good start. I'll try to keep my recommendations budget(ish) friendly and I'll break it down by category.

Grixis Staple: Chaos Warp is our best answer to problematic enchantments like Solemnity or Rest in Peace .

Card Draw: Grim Haruspex , Midnight Reaper , Skullclamp , and Corpse Augur .

Boardwipes: Last One Standing and Jokulhaups .

Discard: Oona's Blackguard and Sadistic Hypnotist .

Sac Outlets: Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Falkenrath Aristocrat , and Goblin Bombardment .

If you're picking up what I'm putting down let me know, I can continue. I've played Marchesa for several years now and have one of the top rated decks on this site. Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

BS-T on Who say's dreams (NIGHTMARES) don't come true?

2 years ago

WUBRG87 Last thing I'd want is to sculpt your deck into something that doesn't feel like yours(!) - I love EDH's lack of homogeneity. Happy to give you my 2 cents with the direction I'd be thinking of from here though and with not too bad of a budget...

More of a sacrifice direction that isn't 'aristocrats'; add another altar ( Phyrexian Altar or Altar of Dementia ), maybe switch Dark Ritual for Culling the Weak - then you would have a good level of sac outlets to have some heavy hitters like Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Kokusho, the Evening Star replace Noble/Zula/Buccaneer. It's a bit contradictory adding sac outlets and removing aristocrats I know but I think the aristocrats make better use of volume (like tokens) and our boy Chainer is better off packing more value into a big recur-able punch.

Blood for Bones , Whisper, Blood Liturgist and Diabolic Intent could be included then too. I like your use of Desecrated Tomb here and it gives you fodder for those last three I mentioned.

If it were me, I'd be thinking:

Also, to your point about the 'Compet-o-meter', I'd say the impact will be from the system rating Zula/Noble highly because of combo involvement in decks that revolve around them and the Buccaneer showing up in Nekusar, the Mindrazer lists, which tend to be pretty savage!, rather than necessarily your changes being significantly worse one-for-one. I actually really like Embodiment of Agonies in this, it's cheap and can be a massive beatstick pretty easily.

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