Culling the Weak
As an additional cost to play Culling the Weak, sacrifice a creature.
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Culling the Weak Discussion
2 weeks ago
zAzen7977 Thank you for the comments! I'm actually saving up for Chrome Mox , Jeweled Lotus , Lion's Eye Diamond , Mox Amber , Mox Opal , Mox Tantalite , Mox Diamond , Lotus Bloom and Lotus Petal . I'm also going to pick up Culling the Weak and Cruel Tutor when I order the other cards. I'll probably cut a handful of basics for the fast mana.
2 weeks ago
You have an average CMC of 4(2.6 if you include lands). That's pretty high, and you have one low mana rock. You definitely have ways to get tons of mana, but they tend to be 4 or more mana, often they're 6 mana.
So I'd recommend the cards Dark Ritual , Cabal Ritual , Sol Ring , Mind Stone , Songs of the Damned , Charcoal Diamond , Worn Powerstone , Thran Dynamo , and Culling the Weak . You could have lines like turn one Dark Ritual, Worn Powerstone, and then cast Crypt Ghast turn two. You'd have 8 mana on turn three if all your lands were basic swamps. Of course that's a nut draw, though, so don't expect it every game.
Also, I'd really recommend Tendrils of Agony , because after casting several spells in one turn with all your mana, you can cast it and do a bunch of draining. It is possible to oneshot the table with this, but it's difficult unless you're explicitly trying to.
You'll also want ways to fill your graveyard for Agadeem and such effects, but I don't have suggestions on that right now.
2 weeks ago
You might find that replacing Drana's Emissary with Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose will net you a ton more lifegain, and potential win condition. Also, I understand you want to keep your vamps low cost, but you might consider playing Champion of Dusk instead of Painful Truths or Pact of the Serpent. For Two extra mana you get a vampire body and it has the same text as Pact of the Serpent.
Culling the Weak can lead to some pretty insane turn two vamp storms
1 month ago
jakethewhale007 Haven't really thought about storming off with Bolas's Citadel , you could probably do it with Sensei's Divining Top , though it is pretty risky like the gamble storm lines I mention, you need to hit a tutor for Malakir Bloodwitch or just luck into it as should outright kill them resolving off a series of free vampire citadel casts. Additionally, if they counter Malakir Bloodwitch and you can't recur it back you do kinda go full monte with Bolas's Citadel and you might just die. It could be worth trying as it's also not too bad to play in on the aggressive side of the deck.
Aetherflux Reservoir is pretty unnecessary for the deck since once you storm off you will be able to draw through your entire deck and you already have enough wincons, so it's automatically out because it's really bad on the aggressive side of the deck.
Culling the Weak is a good card I have thought about putting in the deck and it's probably fine to cut a card like Entomb since it has pretty limited utility. I probably would not cut any creatures in this iteration since the creature count is already cutting it close.
1 month ago
Looks good! I have a pure aggro Edgar deck, but now am intrigued at building a second version of it just for variety. If you are storming, have you considered Bolas's Citadel and/or Aetherflux Reservoir ? Culling the Weak is also a good ritual in my experience with Edgar.
2 months ago
Asylum because it's too situational and if you're in a bad position in the game it becomes a dead draw.
Eldest is a 5 cost 3 turn trick, not really worth it in the long run when you have much cheaper costing cards doing the same thing.
Awaken hits every player and gives every player tokens. It just doesn't seem good in more cutthroat builds.
If Tinybones is one of your primary wincons I'd think of adding mana boosting cards like Culling the Weak and Bubbling Muck so you can instant speed the damage when they discard. Diabolic Intent is also another good card for searching for your wincons or combo pieces.
I'm building Tergrid as well, most cards I've already ordered and will hopefully be able to play next week, can't wait!
3 months ago
Thanks, its a reanimator deck focused on card draw through graveyard hate, reanimating with Reaping the Graves and winning with cards and combos like Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose + storming off with Tendrils of Agony and either Burnt Offering or Culling the Weak on Serrated Scorpion or Blood Pet to generate more storm count and mana. It has ways to deal with hexproof or shroud with Innocent Blood and normal removal with Bloodchief's Thirst