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Destroy each nonland permanent with converted mana cost/mana value 2 or less. Gain or for each permanent destroyed this way.
nbarry223 on Temporary Lockdown
2 months ago
It is more comparable to cards like Culling Ritual that care about CMC than red board wipes that do damage. If you aren't looking to be able to blink your own cards, a more permanent removal option is probably better, since the opponent can get their cards back by removing this card.
Don't get me wrong, it is a playable card, but there's enough comparable options that have other upsides in comparison, that I don't think it is a solid option, unless you plan to profit from by using it to blink your own things as well. Especially because for one more mana you get into the board wipes that basically set the standard for board wipes, like Wrath of God and Damnation.
daxton001 on kresh the best
2 months ago
Yargle and Multani Zopandrel, Drivnod, Fleshbag Marauder if you can give him trample or another creature trample ram through, Mandate of Abaddon Merciless executioner Lagomos ziatora, reyhan last of abzan, stalking vengeance, viscera seer mycoloth dragon brood mother, butcher of malakir, OG sheoldred lightning skelemental, harvester of souls, yahenni, braids arisen nightmare, meren, sprouting thrynax, sek'kuar, korvold, blood artist,
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loricatuslupus on It's the Mold that Killed Him
5 months ago
Nice, as well as the other additions you've got planned I'd definitely consider Bane of Progress - by the time you cast it this deck probably doesn't care about losing its enchantments or artifacts (honestly not sure you even need a Sol Ring, you're better getting more mana dorks like Tangled Florahedron Flip) but it will annihilate some other strategies. Plus you ARE in green which is full of Regrowth effects that are pretty on-theme of you're desperate to get stuff back! The deck is maybe a little lacking in non-creature removal for me, simply as without blue you may struggle to interact with combo pieces. Thankfully Golgari has this in spades with cards such as Abrupt Decay, Binding the Old Gods, Putrefy and Culling Ritual/Maelstrom Pulse. Those last two are also ways to wipe all your saprolings if you don't have a sac outlet, something the deck might want more of it you're planning on them all dying to kill with drain effects - free ones with upside like Viscera Seer are obviously the best! Either would be better than Mandate for you here - that's really for when you are sure you'll have a big dude and need him to get in. All too often I think you'll find it only blows up Saprolings and if you're lucky some other small tokens opponents have, and if you don't have a creature to target it does nothing. Willowdusk is really worth considering if you're gaining life BTW, she'll quickly create big threats to distract people from what's actually going to win you the game. Also Vraska is a way better planeswalker than Ob Nixilis, I'd probably go with her Golgari Queen iteration but The Unseen is ok too. Finally you can always upgrade the lands but TBH basics will probably be fine here for the most part, especially given your ramp choices (could include Kodama's Reach in that package too?).
multimedia on Muldrotha: Budget Elemental Tribe!
5 months ago
"I need to prioritize achieving the board state prerequisites my deck requires to function well, then focus on getting the biggest bang for my buck on the stuff that Muldrotha can do by supplementing her abilities." Bingo, well said, that's the direction to go.
The color pie here is majority green, but in three color deck that doesn't mean all basic Forests. Yes, you're right basic Forests should take up most of the lands, but you still want to balance the other colors. On a budget it's difficult to have a balanced ratio of color sources because good dual lands are so damn expensive, but even on a budget you can get closer to balanced.
You really need minimum 1x basic Island and 1x basic Swamp to help with color fixing for land ramp effects that let you search for a basic land. 31-15-15 is current ratio here of color sources, you can afford to cut a few basic Forests for basic Islands and basic Swamps.
- Animate Dead --> Primal Rage
- Wonder --> Levitation
Animate Dead is an excellent card upgrade, good choice, it's one of the best single reanimation in all of Magic and it's a permanent for great interaction with Muldrotha. Primal Rage isn't really needed here because you have a much better enchantment trample source in Garruk's Uprising. Wonder could replace Levitation? Wonder is great with self-mill and when you have effects such as Jarad's Orders that can tutor for it putting right into your graveyard. It also helps that you have many effects to search for a basic Island.
- Nissa, Voice of Zendikar --> Master Chef
If you're only playing 1v1 with this deck then adding Planeswalkers can be good. Planeswalkers lose a lot of playability in multiplayer Commander because you have many opponents who will attack them. 1v1 is different, protecting Planeswalker from only one opponent is easier and if successful the Planeswalker can run away with the game. The problem with Master Chef here is it doesn't do anything until your ready to cast Muldrotha. You can do better than a three drop that relies on a six drop to get any value at all.
If you're having problems with opponents attacking you these are great options, budget one drops if you need to prevent opponent from doing combat damage to you. In 1v1 these can shut down your opponent from attacking as long as you control Mudrotha to cast them for one mana from your graveyard on your turn, each turn.
Consider adding more board wipes? Night Incarnate is good, but it's the only board wipe here. The idea with Frog and Grass as well as more board wipes is to delay the game long enough to get Muldrotha online with protection. When that happens Muldrotha can help to recover permanents that the board wipe removed. This theoretically gives you an advantage because your opponent will most likely not have as good as recovery that Muldrotha provides.
Pernicious Deed, Nevinyrral's Disk, Blast Zone are board wipes that are permanents so they can be repeatable with Muldrotha. These wipe a lot from the battlefield, yours and opponents, but they don't destroy lands. If you choose to play these then land ramp: Sakura-Tribe Elder, Font of Fertility, Farseek, Nature's Lore, Harrow, etc. should take priority for ramp over mana rocks/mana dorks. You can activate these at instant speed, but before you do that they're deterrents that sit on the battlefield staring at opponents preventing them from casting nonland permanents.
Kaya's Ghostform is powerful with Muldrotha because it's a one drop permanent that can revive the destroyed or exiled enchanted creature or Planeswalker. In 1v1 Ghostform on Muldrotha makes your opponent spend a lot of resources to remove Muldrotha. Slap this on any other Elemental before Muldrotha especially an Elemental who has an ETB ability. Ghostform pairs well with your board wipes. With Golgari Charm regeneration all creatures you control survive your board wipes.
multimedia on Nethroi. More mill support?
6 months ago
Self-mill yes, opponent mill no. You'll want plenty of self-mill to fuel Nethroi along with lots of ramp since Nethroi is 7 mana to mutate.
Fauna Shaman, Buried Alive, Jarad's Orders, Unmarked Grave, Vile Entomber are helpful especially if playing dredge creatures. Shigeki, Jukai Visionary is nice for self-mill + ramp + recursion.
Culling Ritual is a powerful card in multiplayer Commander that also provides ramp for Nethroi. Songs of the Damned goes well with self-mill + lots of creatures for ramp especially since Nethroi has 6 black mana in it's mutate cost.
Body Launderer and Karmic Guide are two good creatures with self-mill and they combo with a sac outlet such as Viscera Seer for infinite scry/loot. Activated Sleeper is an underrated 0/0 creature who also combos with Karmic. Braids, Arisen Nightmare is powerful draw in multiplayer Commander when sacing your own creatures helps you.
Plumb the Forbidden is mass sac for mass draw. Vivien, Champion of the Wilds, Emergence Zone, Savage Summoning lets you mutate at instant speed on an opponent's turn.
Rune0809 on Willowdusk, Dryad of Life and Death [PRIMER]
6 months ago
Added Culling Ritual and took out Putrefy. Let's see how this runs...
multimedia on Death by Mutation (Budget)
8 months ago
Thanks for the upvote. I find that creature tutors and entomb effects are good enough since all the combos here only require creatures not a noncreature card. Having tutors that put creatures directly into graveyard not hand is also helpful. Diabolic Tutor would be worth paying 4 mana if I needed an artifact or enchantment to combo, but that's not the case here. Good instinct to cut Diabolic.
Karmic Guide + Reveillark + Viscera Seer is the classic creature reanimation combo that's been around for years and honestly it's perfect with Nethroi since it's an all creature combo. What's nice about Lark with all creature combos is you can include in the combo a 2 power or less creature such as Vile Entomber to setup the rest of the combo for a wincon.
Karmic + Lark + Seer + Entomber you tutor/put into graveyard Blood Artist then Lark reanimates it to give the combo a wincon. Any other creature with 2 power or less who self-mill could replace Entomber to do the same thing just puts more cards into your graveyard such as Satyr Wayfinder.
Karmic Guide + Body Launderer + Viscera Seer is the new excellent combo for all creatures combos because it too can setup the rest of the combo by looting until you get Reveillark and Blood Artist into graveyard. Then Karmic + Launderer stops reanimating each other and instead one of them reanimates Lark who then reanimates Artist for the wincon.
If playing Body Launderer and Karmic Guide, Saffi Eriksdotter + Viscera Seer combos with each of these creatures too. Having a backup Launderer infinite loot combo piece is helpful.
In multiplayer Culling Ritual wrecks and it can make enough mana including a green mana that's needed to mutate Nethroi plus more. If you're using a combo that requires attacking with Nethroi or another creature then consider adding Culling since it can clear the battlefield of all tokens who could be blockers. Culling also destroys many of the best opponent graveyard hate cards Rest in Peace, Ground Seal, Scavenging Ooze, Grafdigger's Cage, Weathered Runestone, etc.
Speaking of graveyard hate that exiles that's why I'm playing Riftsweeper. It has a unique ETB trigger that lets me remove an exiled card putting back into my library. That's also why I'm playing Elixir of Immortality to combat against exiling of my entire graveyard since in response I can shuffle my graveyard back into my library. This is mostly to combat Bojuka Bog and Scavenger Grounds, the most played graveyard hate in Commander.
nbarry223 on Viga-BOOM! (Turn 2)
8 months ago
Best idea I can think of is somehow reworking the manabase to support 4/5 color and going with Omnath, Locus of Creation + Bring to Light (and maybe Golos, Tireless Pilgrim if going 5 color) alongside Threats Undetected replacing Eladamri's Call.
I've really thought about Bring to Light (probably 2 copies), but I need more payoff cards instead of just Scapeshift. Being able to slot in Threats Undetected may be what finally makes it good enough. If I go 5 color, I can also add Unmoored Ego and Culling Ritual to the side, which are both cards I really miss from previous versions. Bring to Light makes a great silver bullet tutor as well, so the deck would play similar to when I ran Glittering Wish.
I'll have to toy around with that idea in more detail, think I've talked myself into at least trying it.