Whenever a player casts a black spell, you may gain 1 life.
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|Duel Decks Anthology (DD3)||Uncommon|
|2012 Core Set (M12)||Uncommon|
|2011 Core Set (M11)||Uncommon|
|Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA)||Uncommon|
|2010 Core Set (M10)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic (DDC)||Uncommon|
|Tenth Edition (10E)||Uncommon|
|Ninth Edition (9ED)||Uncommon|
|Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Demon's Horn Discussion
5 months ago
I think the first card I would consider cutting is Tendrils of Corruption as its expensive for creature removal.
7 months ago
From the listed commanders, I'd consider the following very interesting:
7 months ago
Some wholesale changes after a weekend with my buddies, leaning even harder away from storm-style cards and fewer creatures overall:
In: Shadowspear, Essence Harvest, Nyx Lotus, Sangromancer, Extraplanar Lens, Phyrexian Arena, Swiftfoot Boots, Venser's Journal, Soul Channeling, Withering Boon, Tendrils of Corruption, Arcane Signet, and 22 Snow-Covered Swamps
Out: Greed, Blood Celebrant, Demon's Horn, Deathgreeter, Magus of the Coffers, Tendrils of Agony, Vampire Nighthawk, Charcoal Diamond, Haunted Crossroads, Knight of the Ebon Legion, Diabolic Intent, Spawning Pit, Crypt of Agadeem and 21 Swamps
9 months ago
Thanks for your advice, xaarvaxus!
Yeah, I feel like Demon's Horn will lose its usefulness quite soon. Same goes for Pristine Talisman . About Basilica Screecher -- true, it's not super helpful, especially since the generic mana in its cost makes it impossible to cast for "free".
The cards I feel like cutting in the near future (apart from the ones I mentioned above) are Harvester of Souls , and probably Lotus Bloom (still on the fence about it and the same goes for Chrome Mox ), and Vampiric Link since I don't have enough demons to make it reliably worth it (and by demons I mean big creatures that I can stick the link on and be happy with it). Obviously, Necropotence and Yawgmoth's Will are auto-includes. I just haven't ordered them yet. I'd love to be able to stick Sheoldred, Whispering One somewhere. but I'm getting pretty short on space.
Gate to Phyrexia is an expensive card, yeah, but there's no replacement for it in black and artifacts are obviously a big part of EDH. No generic mana in the cost is also a big plus. I'm just having trouble with staying within the 100 card limit :D
Oh, and I guess Exquisite Blood is another one of those must-have cards for K'rrik.
Big thanks for your input!
9 months ago
I see enough life gain spread around your decklist that a card like Demon's Horn seems pretty 'meh' to me. Same goes for Basilica Screecher . I would replace with Gifted Aetherborn as the lifelink/deathtouch will probably go farther than the extort on the bat.
Barren Moor would seem to be the easiest land to cut to make room for Cabal Coffers as you want to keep your swamp count high and you don't have a ton of ways to find the Tomb, as well as if you're looking to power out your commander, the fewer lands that come into play tapped, the better. YMMV here though. I don't tend to favor the cycle lands highly as either I never see them or they're in my opening hand.
No Mercy and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed are both great cards and both would be good in the deck. Mercy would be stronger in a deck that forces opposing creatures to attack and Mike is better in a deck that has more interaction with saccing creatures so neither would really be demonstrating their full power here.
Sinkhole is narrow and Gate to Phyrexia is expensive for what it does [to be fair, I do use Gate in my zombie deck and it's fine but it also was only $9 at the time I got it]. To give you a little flexibility you could add Unstable Obelisk . It takes a lot of mana to activate but provides an answer to both problematic lands and artifacts [plus added bonus of hitting planeswalkers and enchantments] that is at least a mana rock when you don't need it to blow something up.
1 year ago
Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help.
Cards to consider adding that are within the budget here:
- Necropotence : busted card advantage for mono black, excellent with Bolas's Citadel to control the top card of your library (exile lands) to keep playing cards from the top.
- Blood Celebrant
- Dark Ritual
- Mana Vault
- Cabal Ritual
- Basalt Monolith
- Mind Stone
- Carrion Feeder
- Aetherflux Reservoir
- Beseech the Queen
- Winter Orb
- Font of Agonies
- Buried Alive
- Animate Dead
- Glistening Oil
Fast mana is great with Krrik because you want quick to play him from the Command Zone. More the better; other ramp to consider adding that's within the budget:
Gravecrawler with Carrion Feeder and Aetherflux Reservoir is a combo to win the game with Reservoir. Feeder because it's a Zombie with Phyrexian mana lets you cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard for 2 life. These two without Reservior have other utility such as adding many counters to Krrik since each time you cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard. Extort ( Pontiff of Blight , Crypt Ghast ) is also good with this Zombie interaction.
Winter Orb because of Phyrexian mana affects you less than opponents. This is vile land disruption. Font of Agonies with Phyrexian mana which can power it both ways getting a lot of counters and letting you destroy a creature for , 2 life. This card can keep your opponents from having a lot creatures on the battlefield.
You're playing a lot of high mana cost creatures which makes fast reanimation ( Entomb , Reanimate ) powerful especially with Vilis and Razaketh. Might even want to consider expanding even more with reanimation. If choosing to attack with Krrik infect is vile. Glistening Oil can be nasty since when a +1/+1 counter is put on him it takes away the -1/-1 counter that Oil puts on him.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Elixir of Vitality
- Gate to the Afterlife
- Golem's Heart
- Luxa River Shrine
- Profane Memento
- Staff of the Death Magus
- Pristine Talisman
- Bloodhunter Bat
- Reaper of Sheoldred
- Demonlord of Ashmouth
- Curse of Fool's Wisdom
- Noxious Gearhulk
- Diamond Mare
- Caged Sun
- Alhammarret's Archive
These suggested cuts are many cards that can gain you life. I don't think you need this many, it's kind of overkill. Pontiff of Blight , Gray Merchant of Asphodel , Kokusho, the Evening Star , Exquisite Blood and if you choose to add Aetherflux Reservoir are life gaining cards that can also be win conditions. Demon's Horn , Prism Ring , Deathgreeter , Whip of Erebos is a lot of additional cards for life gain. Fast mana is important, and it's missing here. I think it can improve your deck more than other cards that can gain you life. Good luck with your deck.
1 year ago
It's an alright synergy, but not an infinite combo by any means. There's a couple of things to take in here.
First, each instance of extort only triggers once, so you'd need to cast infinite spells in order to extort an infinite number of times.
Second, extort reads, "each opponent loses 1 life, and you gain that much life." This means you always gain life equal to the total amount of life lost by all your opponents combined. If you have two opponents you'll always gain 2 life per extort. If you have three opponents you'll gain 3 life per extort. Alhammarret's Archive 's purpose in this case would only serve useful if you have only one opponent.
Lastly, if you were to play a 1-vs-1 game where the extort ability would only gain you 1 life per instance, a better card to use would be Demon's Horn as it costs three less mana, and it would practically gain you 1 extra life off of all your spells anyway.
1 year ago
Out of consideration: