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1 month ago
Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help.
Cards to consider cutting to make 100:
- Demon of Catastrophes : not worth sacing a creature to cast it.
- Nightmare : not worth 5 mana, 5 of the mana cost can't be paid with Phyrexian mana.
- Xathrid Gorgon : same as Nightmare.
- Magus of the Coffers : Crypt Ghast , Coffers, Nykthos, Stronghold all better.
- Liliana, the Necromancer
- Ancient Craving
- Dregs of Sorrow
- Avatar of Woe
- Demonlord Belzenlok
- Eternity Vessel
In your forum topic you said you're not worried about reducing the high avg. CMC by cutting high CMC creatures because you can pay Phyrexian mana to reduce their cost. This is true to some degree, but you're not always in every game going to have Krrik on the battlefield, access to Phyrexian mana, and the times when this happens then having a lower avg. CMC will allow you to actually play Magic.
The other problem is why play worse high CMC creatures then Vilis, Broker of Blood , Pontiff of Blight , Sheoldred, Whispering One or Reiver Demon ? There's no reason to jam a bunch of other high CMC creatures just because you can. These creatures especially the interaction of Vilis, Pontiff with Krrik are better than all the other high CMC creatures who are within the budget here. You would rather draw them then the others therefore make it easier to draw them and don't include lots of other high CMC creatures?
Pontiff of Blight giving extort to all creatures you control is good especially if you're playing a life gain strategy. Extort can be paid for with Phyrexian mana, that's what makes it busted. Each extort trigger can be paid with 2 life, but if you have three opponents you gain 3 life for each trigger, you gain 1 life per opponents who loss life. This means you extort for free and also gain 1 life after each trigger. Even if you only have two opponents you're still getting to extort for free because of Phyrexian mana.
Before you can do anything with Krrik and Phyrexian mana you have to get him on the battlefield and this means getting four mana (colorless or black). First priority for upgrades to consider is adding more early game ramp that's within the budget:
- Dark Ritual
- Cabal Ritual
- Bubbling Muck
- Blood Pet
- Everflowing Chalice
- Mind Stone
- Fellwar Stone
- Basalt Monolith
- Crystal Vein
The strength of Krrik is Phyrexian mana, but to take advantage of this you want lots of other one mana cards. When you play Krrik you want to right away start giving him counters:
- Blood Celebrant : with Phyrexian mana this is repeatable 3 life to add , which is busted.
- Scheming Symmetry
- Rain of Filth
- Inquisition of Kozilek
- Aphotic Wisps : can kill an opponent with Commander damage.
- Tainted Strike : can kill an opponent with Infect.
Cremate, Wisps, Tainted are not usually playable cards, but with Krrik they are because they're free to cast and most draw a card. For one mana or free Symmetry can get you Necropotence into your hand.
Two drops are also good, not as good as one drops, but still good value with Phyrexian mana:
- Imp's Mischief : protect Krrik.
- Night's Whisper
- Blood Artist : cares about your opponents' creatures dying too.
- Animate Dead
You could fit Demonic Tutor and Diabolic Intent in here if you wanted by cutting some cards that are by no means as powerful as either because these tutors can get you Necropotence , Bolas's Citadel or Aetherflux Reservoir ; all more impactful cards/game winning cards. Consider cutting these cards to add Demonic/Intent? Most of these cards are high mana cost redundancy which are not needed:
I offer more advice if you would like. Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
So in order to win on the same turn as Doomsday, you'll want to make sure you have a card like Night's Whisper , Sign in Blood , Aphotic Wisps , Cremate or Scarab Feast to draw a card on demand. Other cards that Cycle can also do the trick.
2 months ago
K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth has many pile crackers:
2 months ago
All 'free draws' not including cycling:
Additionally, I feel like mentioning Nihil Spellbomb would be smart.
3 months ago
I started a deck list myself.I love this list and all the backround but i would switch Nihil Spellbomb with Cremate because your opponent dosn`t see it coming and its coincidentally mana cheaper. Is my perception that its very often enough to just exile 1 card wrong? Or is it worth thinking about?
3 months ago
I totally forgot about Imperial Seal . Yeah, add that one.
I know what you mean about being able to deploy a combo entirely from a single Hulk use, however for that, the best deck you can use is is 4C Shuffle Hulk. And since any single target graveyard removal (e.g. Cremate ) will still shut your combo down since there's not a response line while triggers are on the stack. Though it is easier than having to search your library twice (with the Karmic Guide line).
I think oyu should get some value with mentor, you have quite a high creature count and a lot of them are dorks. but it will be interesting to get your feedback on it after re-adding it. I tihkn that if you had to pick, finale is better than GSZ. I still like GSZ as a card and since my deck doesn't have black in it, it's a no brainer include. But for you, while hitting Hulk is a priority, it can be quite expensive. I think that it would still do work here, even if it was just getting Priest of Titania but if you don't miss it then it's no a thing.
5 months ago
As you are playing blue, I think there are better options than Cremate . I love the card, but, frankly, Serum Visions , Opt , Ponder , and Preordain are all better options. I get that Cremate exiles a card from a graveyard and is an instant, but I don't think that's as powerful as scrying when you want to dig through your deck and find the threats. I also get that you want it for Ruin Processor , but I think your other ingest cards will do their job and you'll want more powerful draw spells.
6 months ago
I feel like Surgical Extraction might be a tad bit better than Cremate even considering that Cremate cantrips. It just seems cleaner to surgical a threat in a graveyard because it takes care of all future copies of the target problem card.
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