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Culling Ritual Discussion
1 month ago
@Daedalus19876 oh yeah, Persist is going to be great for Hapatra. I dont know how I feel about the rest, but I might consider Culling Ritual at some point. I just can't think of a situation where I have a huge board that is big enough to get value off of it where I haven't combo'ed out already anyway. I dont want to pay 4 mana to wipe myself out unless there is an upside.
Anyway, how is that PhD coming? :)
1 month ago
cleandeceit: I appreciate the suggestion! I need to revamp this deck, stay tuned.
I'll likely be cutting Seshiro anyway, but probably for a different set of Strixhaven/MH2 spells ( Smell Fear , Persist , Culling Ritual , Plumb the Forbidden , Rushed Rebirth , etc). This deck needs a complete rebuild :)
Blex certainly isn't bad though!
1 month ago
Hi! I am also working on a grist list, I really like your inclusion of Maskwood Nexus and Culling Ritual . If you're looking for more good insects, Giant Adephage , Moldgraf Monstrosity , and Vorapede can be some good reanimation targets! Unyaro Bees are also out there. I think Gravepurge like effects would be great for combo shenanigans, especially alongside Nexus. Necrotic Ooze could be interesting, and Spider Spawning is always fun to help recover from boardwipes, and is funny with Blex. Sorry its kinda a lot, can't wait to see where you land with this list though!
2 months ago
Dina, Soul Steeper , Plumb the Forbidden , Culling Ritual , Necrogenesis , Moldervine Reclamation , Poison-Tip Archer , Pitiless Plunderer , Winding Constrictor , Syr Konrad, the Grim , Sporeweb Weaver , Species Specialist , Korozda Guildmage , Casualties of War , Morbid Bloom , Damnation , Toxic Deluge , Druidic Satchel , Bolas's Citadel , Maskwood Nexus , Bastion of Remembrance , Golgari Germination , Black Market , Phyrexian Arena , Path of Discovery , Liliana, Dreadhorde General , Castle Garenbrig , Castle Locthwain , Undergrowth Stadium ,
2 months ago
lifemtg oooh, I completely forgot Culling Ritual was a thing! I'll have to consider Path to Exile . I have a pretty creature heavy meta, that for some reason doesn't use board wipes much. I'm hoping I can abuse that with this deck, and be board wiping a lot to put my creatures in the graveyard, ready to be reanimated with Nethroi while my opponents weep as their best creatures are gone forever (unless they have the occasional recursion spell).
2 months ago
2 months ago
Hey Patrick, just wanted to say I love the content you're putting out, and you've really inspired me to start to look into Higher Power/cEDH decks to build for myself, my first high powered deck last year actually being a budget version of your Teshar list. Your videos are on repeat for me either in the background while I write papers. I would love to join the Patreon and support you, but I barely have enough funds to play magic even right now so that's out of the picture. All I can offer to you is my thanks is the statement that you're probably my favorite MTG YouTuber!
Please don't feel like you have to read any of the following, it's just my ramblings/a few questions but it may be a long read so I won't be offended if you don't read it, as I know you don't typically keep budget cards in mind persay. Also hey, if leaving a comment can maybe help this awesome deck of yours to get more traction/attention on tappedout for whatever reason, even better.
I've been building my own Belbe list over the last few days and I had a few questions about potential cards to include? I don't always play in a cEDH meta really but have some really close to cEDH decks like a more 75% Brago, a Malcolm, Keen-Eyed Navigator + Vial Smasher the Fierce Curiosity control, and Godo Helm fairly often. I'm hoping to transition more towards cEDH in general and with this deck in particular.
As a college student with no real source of income right now I'm a bit low on funds and we don't typically use proxies in my group, so I don't particularly know if this is a good spot to ask about budget alternatives to the Mike Trike combo, but I figured I might as well give it a shot. I've watched the Cold Brew and the deck tech, but if I forget if you mentioned something from them I apologize when asking about a few cards. Do you have any particularly budget combos you would suggest that maybe you tried during testing? I recall you talking about Gravecrawler loops in the Cold Brew, and I'm thinking of maybe some of those combos as with the Bontu's Monument , Pitiless Plunderer and Carrion Feeder (already in my list) would be a solid win I feel.
Currently I'm mainly running a Protean Hulk line of Disciple of the Vault , Carrion Feeder / Viscera Seer , Melira, Sylvok Outcast , and Lesser Masticore for infinite drain. My meta doesn't run much GY hate so I'm feeling decent with this, but losing one piece usually leads to waffling out. I know you mentioned a Phyrexian Delver line so I may look more into that, maybe getting it and and a one drop sac outlet first plus Putrid Goblin / Blood Artist with the leftover mana for the second Hulk trigger? I'm unsure if that's way too clunky, but I'll have to see.
My back up win is currently a Necrotic Ooze line or two, but not Triskelion / Phyrexian Devourer lines as both together are like, over $60 which is money I can't really shell out right now. Right now I'm doing Devoted Druid + Channeler Initiate and Priest of Titania + Pili-Pala lines for infinite mana of any color. Only current outlet I really have is Walking Ballista , which while good, I can't always rely on with all the artifact hate in my groups. I was thinking of adding more creature outlets maybe as they're easier for me to tutor (only black tutor I have is Diabolic Intent since I was able to trade up for one) Perhaps Ezuri, Renegade Leader since I have Belbe and other dorks (10 Elves Total) or Kamahl, Fist of Krosa as overrun effects that I can sink infinite into? Or maybe something like Tergrid, God of Fright Flip to use the back side for an infinite Torment of Hailfire effect?
There were also one or two cards I wanted to ask you about, just to see if you thought they were decent enough to run in the list.
Bolas's Citadel is something I'm trying to run in my current list. It's been fairly diffuclt to get out with 3 black pips, but with Dark Ritual (which may be cut soon I'm unsure) it's been a nice thing to have, especially when I've been testing Aetherflux Reservoir with it? Maybe add a Sensei's Divining Top (something out of my budget in general, but I do have someone willing to trade me one) for a storm win? I feel like that could be a cool win con that makes use of colorless mana, and the pieces in general aren't bad outside the combo? I do think that with the high CMC of the deck, I will take a ton of damage of Citadel, but I think hitting a few pingers/dorks in a row and just gaining some life might be good actually? I'd love some feedback on that.
Decree of Pain has been working wonders for me. I know Culling Ritual was a godsend, and its a very amazing card in Belbe, but if my meta is very creature dependant I thought I needed more mass removal than just Ugin, the Spirit Dragon and Culling Ritual . Toxic Deluge is a bit out of my range right now, so I was trying this and even if it is mana intensive, I think it's a very good card depending on your meta since it can be Cycled for 5 to kill all 2 or less tougness things? The cycling saved me once or twice against a Najeela deck with counter magic known to the table to be up. On the other hand while it costs 8, I've mostly payed for it with Belbe mana and drawn upwards of 6 cards off it.
Chalice of the Void I was able to trade for this and have been enjoying putting it on 0 for the Underworld Breach lines the Malcolm list uses in particular, or to even shut off some 3 cmc commanders after getting Belbe mana. Would it be better to trade this for another stax piece or two such as Static Orb or tanglewire?
Sorry for the long post. I hope you have a good day!
3 months ago
+1 on Deflecting Swat :/
I hear what you say when Korvold is on the stack, but Swat is extremely useful in this format. To get around counterspells...
+1 on Cavern of Souls
+1 on Allosaurus Shepherd
Maybe drop a dork for Allo...but also, just proxy it..no one is watching.
-1 Rite of Flame or -1 some sort of cheat mana, preferably a spell.
-1 Culling Ritual ... I don’t see that resolving when you need it to most.