Dimir House Guard
Creature — Skeleton
Sacrifice a creature: Regenerate Dimir House Guard.
Transmute (1)(Black)(Black) ((1)(Black)(Black), Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)
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|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Dimir House Guard Discussion
1 month ago
Thank you for your advice once again. I decided to add Zur the Enchanter and Dimir House Guard since I think I ve enough enchantments which cost 3 cmc or less. Further more I decided to add Sygg, River Cutthroat to the deck, since I am sure I will often do more than 3 damage and hopefully my oppononents do it too. And he is a pretty cheap card too. I decided to remove Conclave Tribunal since I don t think it was a fitting card in the first place. I decided to remove Ugin, the Ineffable but I am not sure if it is the right decision but I don t know what to remove otherwise. Maybe you can tell me. The last card I removed was Diabolic Tutor since Dimir House Guard seems to be the better choice to find Zur the Enchanter in my libary. Thank you.
1 month ago
On a budget, I guess Underworld Connections might make the cut. If you find your hand is consistently tiny, Midnight Oil isn't as bad as people think, you just need to be able to play both cards you draw consistently. Castle Locthwainis another option that works if your hand is always small, and War Room might be a bit of life, but Alela has lifelink. Dawn of Hope could work if Alela deals damage often. Faerie Formation is reasonable if you want a 1/1 faerie and a card, and a 5/4 flyer is pretty beefy. Sygg, River Cutthroat is probably good enough to consider, Court of Grace and Court of Cunning both give you the Monarch, which means a card, and the bodies you generate might make it harder for people to take it from you, and 1/1 flyers going wide will always be getting it back. The Blue Court can actually be a backup win con if people can't take the Monarch from you due to Pillowfort effects.
Zur the Enchanter isn't quite card draw, but it is card advantage, possibly multiple turns worth of it. He can find removal, or potentially card draw, so Zur seems like good value for mana if your deck runs enough enchantments he can find. If you want to find him (or any other card), you might consider Transmute cards rather than card draw. If you always want to have access to Zur (or any 4 MV card) you can Transmute Dimir House Guard into that card, and it's cheaper than Diabolic Tutor while not being a spell, and thus being much harder to interact with. Transmute cards exist at other values as well, mostly 0-6 and 9, and they are always in U or B, which Alela has access to.
Hope some of this is helpful! I will probably build an Alela deck at some point myself, so it's neat to see what other people put together
3 months ago
6/22/2021 Update - completed Dimir House Guard (Houndoom)
4 months ago
Deck looks fun and good so far! I like it. I have a comment to start. Tahngarth's ability works similarly to Kaalia of the Vast in the sense that there is no attack trigger, so for things like Bear Umbra the ability does not trigger when you give him to other players to attack, so it's really only useful on other creatures.
Interestingly enough, even if you kept him on an opponent's field for a full turn cycle, this actually is bad! Since they control Tahngarth, they will get the benefit, due to the card's wording. You only control the things attached to Tahngarth, so since Bear Umbra gives the ability to Tahngarth's text, the opponent would get to untap lands.
All this ^^^ was more just of interest rather than general advice.
Moving on, in your OTHER category. You have a LOT of incentives to get people to not attack you, too many in fact. I'll tell you which ones I think are best, but it's up to your personal preference which ones to cut. I think the Curse of Predation , Curse of Disturbance , Bloodthirsty Blade , Frenzied Saddlebrute , Disrupt Decorum , Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor , Shiny Impetus , Xantcha, Sleeper Agent , and Goblin Spymaster are the best personally, as they are the most effective at goading.
I think Dimir House Guard is really not that great, and you have enough other tutors to get Tahngarth.
Cunning Rhetoric is a fabulous card for this deck (also in general, holy moly I'm glad I know about this card now). Your monarch cards might not be that great to have, but I think it's worth play-testing. I think it might make it hard for you, since you can't attack a person who is the monarch for fear that they will attack you, although this can be counteracted through goad cards.
Otherwise, I think this deck is pretty cool, and I approve of it.
5 months ago
I really like your deck. I'm looking to make a similar build.
About the infinite life combo, as persist creatures I don't believe that Putrid Goblin or Wingrattle Scarecrow trigger Ivy Lane Denizen because they aren't green? I do like how Dimir House Guard and Brainspoil have the added value of being able to search up pieces of your combo.
7 months ago
Have you considered adding Zur the Enchanter to help put into play your enchantments? He's a really, really good enchantment tutor on a stick if you only need CMC 3 or less to do work. Clutch of the Undercity and Dimir House Guard can help find him on a budget.
Retreat to Coralhelm might be a good fit too, you can either scry or untap Merieke for each land.
7 months ago
8 months ago
I'd also recommend some good Shapeshifter cards, so you have things to do/find with these cards even without the Nexus. Maybe Altered Ego, Chameleon Colossus, Crib Swap, Duplicant, Evil Twin, Masked Vandal, Unsettled Mariner, and definitely Mirror Entity and Realmwalker. Morphon himself is also a good include.
Sounds like a fun idea!