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Demonic Tutor Discussion
1 week ago
Thanks for the upvote and comment ABaggins! Awesome suggestions all around. I’m currently revising and updating the list, and Demonic Tutor is definitely going in. I initially built the deck with cards I already owned, but I’ve recently begun ordering some upgrades. I think Lotus Petal and Grim Tutor will eventually make it in as well. I like Mana Crypt and Sol Ring as backups for when Killian gets removed, essentially providing that free 2 colorless mana. Also they help cast my bigger spells like Eldrazi Conscription , Doomwake Giant without me having to waste colored mana on them.
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
I'm tempted to upvote this just because you actually have a good creature count for Edgar. I'm so tired of seeing decks with only like 30 vamps and most of them being upwards of 4 mana.
That said, I think you're a little bit heavy on artifacts/enchantments. Some like tremors are good, some like Shared Animosity are vital, but in terms on non-creature permanents, the only artifact you NEED is skullclamp. You have more than ample sacrifices thanks to Edgar to reload your hand.
I'm a huge fan of stuff like Carrier Thrall , Martyr of Dusk and Dusk Legion Zealot for clamp targets that give extra value. And my big 4 of Edgar decks are Shared Animosity, Skullclamp, Mavren Fein and Mirror entity. Maybe Obelisk of Urd ? Edgar doesn't need a ton of mana acceleration if your creatures are all small.
And tutors for clamp such as Stoneforge Mystic , Steelshaper's Gift , Open the Armory , Enlightened Tutor , Demonic Tutor , Diabolic Intent , Vampiric Tutor , and a new personal favorite in Tainted Pact all help a lot. The only real mana ramp I run is Phyrexian tower, Ancient Tomb and Dark Ritual.
3 weeks ago
Looks interesting. I'm a fan of enchantress. Idyllic Tutor is nice but since you've moved into black Demonic Tutor is a straight upgrade. You may want to find a Trace of Abundance . It's another land aura that can make any colour of mana and grants the land shroud. I'm not a huge fan of Luminarch Ascension because you need to wait turns to activate it. I use Sacred Mesa there is a trade off of sacing a token every turn but with Serra's Sanctum it's rarely an issue. I understand if you don't want to make this trade it's not for everyone.
1 month ago
Chopping block thoughts:
Unwinding Clock seems kinda meh now; this worked better with cards I've already filtered out like Lux Cannon (replaced with Ugin, the Ineffable ) and Titan Forge (which was just slow, etc.). Still works with Winding Canyons and Clock of Omens though, hmm...
Pit Trap is a dear old rattlesnake I'd part with painfully, depending on how proactive I want this slot to be. But there are certainly better options.
Improvements, highly interested in testing:
1 month ago
Edgar typically doesn't need many artifacts. Ideally your vamps should be mostly 1-2 mana anyway. The only artifact I'd say you absolutely NEED is Skullclamp as vamps tend to play their entire hand very early and you have plenty of 1/1s to sacrifice to reload your hand. If you don't have the budget for Stoneforge Mystic (I assume this is budget due to the lack of utility lands) then I'd suggest Steelshaper's Gift and/or Open the Armory or just ordinary tutors like Demonic Tutor , Diabolic Intent , Vampiric Tutor , Enlightened Tutor and so on.
Your vampires actually seem to be pretty high-costed. For Edgar decks, it's pretty common to see upwards of 30 1-2 mana creatures and 40-46 or so creatures total.
I'm a big fan of Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle , Shared Animosity , Mirror Entity and Obelisk of Urd in vamps, along with optional tech in the form of Goblin Bombardment and Impact Tremors , also Nameless Inversion counts as casting a vampire spell, funny enough.
Best of luck, building on a budget can be tough.
1 month ago
Have you considered False Cure / Tainted Remedy here? It lets you instantly headshot someone when paired with Beacon of Immortality ;) Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose is another good card which synergizes with your life gain spells. If you want large chunks of life gain to synergize with Sanguine Bond effects, Oketra's Last Mercy is one of my favorites. If you can afford it, Demonic Tutor is strictly better than Diabolic Tutor -- I usually wouldn't suggest DT on a relative budget, but it's VERY cheap right now due to the Mystic Archive printing ;) Cheaper than Vampiric, even!
Aetherflux Reservoir is another good way to profit off of life gain effects :)
Hope this helps!
1 month ago
BrickSkipper Awesome, thanks for confirming! Yeah that's about exactly the strength I like to make most of my decks. Though, I'm thinking of maybe adding in an Demonic Tutor , Vampiric Tutor and possibly Mana Crypt which I have laying around for some reason. It will increase strength a bit but I'll see how they play :).
Again, awesome primer! :D