Culling Ritual

Culling Ritual

Sorcery

Destroy each nonland permanent with converted mana cost/mana value 2 or less. Gain or for each permanent destroyed this way.

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Culling Ritual Discussion

magicbike on

1 month ago

32 lands a pretty low mana count but i dont have really expensive cards i do have mana rocks i could drop Culling Ritual for a land

DreadKhan on Sarulf Voltron

1 month ago

Tyrite Sanctum can give Sarulf an indestructible counter, as can Daring Fiendbonder, but it might be hard to get that one into your graveyard. Witch's Clinic might be nice if Sarulf gets big. Other stuff that gives an ability counter might also be worth a look, Titanoth Rex for Trample, but Indestructible is a particularly useful ability in a deck like this. Culling Ritual might be a good way to get under Sarulf and grab a bunch of +1/+1 counters, especially if people run lots of tokens in your meta.

Not sure it's wise, but it'd be hilarious to throw in a Worldslayer for Sarulf to use with Darksteel Plate or some other indestructible source, it's pretty strong if you can set it up. It's also funny imagining a big wolf clamping a human-sized sword between his teeth.

I could be wrong on this too, but I feel like you probably want some ramp sources that put lands into play, Green has tons of ways to do that. If you're really that concerned about cards being 1 dimensional (and being potentially dead), you can run Wood Elves, Farhaven Elf and Springbloom Druid to get lands into play while also offering a blocker I guess?

I like the idea of adding more defensive spells, very cool and challenging Commander to build.

nbarry223 on Viga-BOOM! (Turn 2)

3 months ago

I think my weakest cards are now:

Main
Wayward Swordtooth (doesn't do much early)
Mosswort Bridge (significantly worse because of Heartless Summoning)
Wooded Bastion (sort of unneeded most of the time)

Side
Hokori, Dust Drinker


Also, surprisingly enough, my 5 card wish package of:

Abrupt Decay
Anguished Unmaking
Unmoored Ego
Culling Ritual
The Gitrog Monster

covers just about everything I need it to, so I can actually use the other slots to improve various matchups by siding things in.

I don't particularly need Slayers' Stronghold + Boros Garrison if I cut Mosswort Bridge either, since it is mainly there for an enabler of the bridge (vigilance is nice though) - so there's quite a few slots to play with and enough space to manafix for just about anything.

There's still plenty of room for potential improvements, and honestly I'd like to double up on an Unmoored Ego type of effect (Necromentia) and maybe run 2x Culling Ritual. However, targeted discard is just so brutal to face without the leylines. Veil of Summer could be an option I guess, but I generally prefer the leylines since I don't need the and they are still good going second instead of first, since they go into play immediately.

SirHerpaderp on Bring out your Dead!

3 months ago

Hey KanisxKoda, huge thanks again for your time; I really appreciate it! A lot of cards you suggested werein the deck or in the maybeboard at some point but got cut as the deck got more streamlined since they felt too slow (like Burnished Hart) or simply not necessary.

Oakhame Adversary,Culling Ritual and Heroic Intervention are indeed more meta specific but provide me with an early advantage until I'm able to assemble my combo and protect the individual combopieces better than Veil of Summer (which is ofc an absurdly powerful card).

For Junji, the Midnight Sky, I'd actually consider cutting Dread Return since it feels like the weakest of the reanimation options. Life / Death can be really helpful with Razaketh! The Apprentice Necromancer is also too good with Hulk because he can give you an instant way to reanimate/sac Hulk since you can sac Necromancer at instant speed (to quote Multimedia at this place).

While I think Higeki, Jukai Visionary doesn't provide enough relevant abilities for my playstyle I think the recently spoiled Gravelighter might be a better Demon's Disciple sind he has a better body and can draw you a card. Downside here would be taht you can't always get a sac when you need it.

KanisxKoda on Bring out your Dead!

3 months ago

Lol your comment page is getting long. Had to scroll for a min.

Yeah I took a quick peak and there are a few tweaks/upgrades you can run over some others I think that wont be too overbudget.

I'd run:

Burnished Hart (under $2) or my favorite Yavimaya Elder (under $1) overDawntreader Elk/Neverwinter Dryad

So if your gonna pay to play lands you might as well get 2 for the price of one. Right? These 2 all stars allow you to pull 2 lands (deck thinning) and elder is even a static trigger which means you can sac to other outlets and still get value...soon much value lol.

Living Death(under $10) over Culling Ritual

Honestly I see the appeal in both. Culling however is more local meta based with high end, low cmc deck opponents. Living death covers a better wide meta and pairs amazingly with Dauthi Voidwalker, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or even a Scavenging Ooze

Toski, Bearer of Secrets ($10) over Oakhame Adversary

If your running a draw engine like this toski is a clear winner over adversary because he covers each attacking creature so you can draw multiple cards per turn instead of 1.

Veil of Summer (under $10) over Heroic Intervention

This is a meta call swap. I like Veil because it protects you from counters and the 2 of the most popular wipe spells colors. And draws a card. But if your group is heavy on red and white intervention is better.

For Junji, the Midnight Sky I usually replace creature for creature but in your decks case you can trim a reanimate since you have about 9 not including Meren of Clan Nel Toth

Best replacement creature for creature is taking out Apprentice Necromancer, otherwise Dread Return or Life / Death.

I say these 2 because of the exile clause and death only targets your yard un-like Reanimate, Animate Dead, and Necromancy which allow you to hit any yard.

Also you may want to add another free sac outlet. I highly recommend Altar of Dementia. It's budget friendly at around $10 ATM from mm2. Mill opponents and fills your yard fast. Great replacement for one of the extra reanimate spells you have.

nbarry223 on Glittering Company

4 months ago

Yup, I agree about the mill matchup being hard, and you also don't have good gravehate, which is why I was suggesting inclusion of Endurance in the side since it would cover both weaknesses.

If you like Revival / Revenge so much as an option, then my next candidates would probably be Loxodon Smiter / Mystic Enforcer or Despark although they all leave holes. I'd probably go with Loxodon Smiter if I had to choose, since a blue player could just counter the Glittering Wish but since it's 3 CMC it is actually capable of being moved in...

I'm not even sure what's the weakest sideboard card, as they all have very niche uses that can change the gamestate now.

Maybe a toss-up between Crime / Punishment and Culling Ritual since they both serve mainly the same purpose, but the niche differences could be so much of an upside on those two as well.

I know it sounds crazy to sort of cripple yourself with a worse removal spell, but maybe Assassin's Trophy instead of Abrupt Decay + Despark is the best route to go if freeing up a slot. It does come with the upside of being able to target troublesome lands like the tron lands I guess...

It's always been a general rule of mine that ramping my opponent is bad, and making your only targeted removal do just that seems a little sub-par.

I think you should still try to fit in Endurance somewhere, but I'm not really sure where right now honestly, haha.

DreadKhan on sacrifice

4 months ago

Ohran Frostfang and Toski, Bearer of Secrets offer you some repeatable card draw for doing what you want to be doing. Frostfang's Deathtouch is really handy earlier game, draw is always handy. Midnight Reaper and Grim Haruspex are also good, but might be too many payoffs if you don't need the card draw. Blossoming Bogbeast and Thunderfoot Baloth are good ways to get Trample and a buff, handy especially if you've got deathtouch, 1 damage kills then. If you run enough Trample effects, you could also consider Saryth, the Viper's Fang or Bow of Nylea, as there are more good trample providers, some budget some not.

Over Diabolic Tutor, you could run cards like Jarad's Orders and Final Parting, or even Buried Alive to find Gravecrawler and a sac outlet, or Haakon, Stromgald Scourge and a 1 drop knight to generate a ton of death triggers, Universal Automaton is infinite mana with Ashnod's Altar I guess. Haakon always has to end up in the yard to work, but these are similar MV to Diabolic to maybe find a value engine. Gravecrawler loves Carrion Feeder or any other infinite sac outlet, but it also loves Pitiless Plunderer, at which point you can go infinite with this, making your army very tall. Haakon is more rugged than Gravecrawler, but is jankier. If you use Haakon, you can also try Liliana's Standard Bearer, both as a way to recover from a wipe and to draw cards via Haakon's recursion.

Over 'find a land when ___ dies', I would look at some options that let you sacrifice the creature for the land, such as Diligent Farmhand, which is always a source of a death trigger, even if you don't have an outlet out. Dawntreader Elk is also very good. Not saying Wood Elves are bad, but it's nice to have a death trigger attached. You might run more ramp period, any reason you don't run 1 drop mana like Birds of Paradise or Llanowar Elves, or even Elves of Deep Shadow to speed up your deck, getting to your Commander quicker is a big advantage in higher power games, especially with a powerful effect like your Commander.

Especially if you don't run more 1 or 2 MV permanents, you should look at Culling Ritual, that card is terrifying at higher power games, keep an eye out if people play a lot of 1 and 2 drops in your group to see if it will be relevant, but it can be very good.

Sarulf, Realm Eater is a crazy thing you could sneak in as a way to deal with an out of control opponent, your Commander can pump him with counters, and once he's big enough, he can clear the board completely (after you sacrifice stuff), so you can still use something like Living Death to put your dead creatures back into play, opponent's without a sac outlet have everything exiled. Sarulf will very quickly be big enough to clear the entire board, and he doesn't die when he does it, so it's back to your Commander and Sarulf vs the world, but if other players have used too many resources, they might not be prepared to come back. Maybe not a good choice if your area plays cards like Mindslaver a lot, but that's one of the biggest wipes around.

Props for using Mazirek!

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