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Dregs of Sorrow
Destroy X target nonblack creatures. Draw X cards.
1 month ago
Here are some cuts:
- Voracious Hydra
- Rampaging Baloths
- Thorn Mammoth
- Ranger's Path
- Skyshroud Claim
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Beseech the Queen
- Diabolic Tutor
- God-Pharaoh's Statue
- Diabolic Revelation
- Dregs of Sorrow * I was a bit hesitant with this
Hope this helps!
2 years ago
I always felt that Slaughter was an underplayed card in EDH, as 4 life to buy it back is a lot less intimidating when you're starting with a whole 40. Dregs of Sorrow is big and clunky, but in a format this slow, it could very well be worthwhile in the lategame.
If you're going for such a graveyard-heavy strategy, though, there's really no bigger recommendation I can make then Tortured Existence! Being able to swap out any creature for whatever you need from a well-stocked graveyard is the closest you can come to Recurring Nightmare in the format. Likewise, Apprentice Necromancer, Doomed Necromancer and Undead Gladiator should have no trouble finding homes in such a build. You might also consider Ashen Powder as a budget way to lift some powerful fatty from your opponent's graveyard if you're at risk of accidentally reanimating it as collateral with Balthor.
2 years ago
Might I suggest for possible board wipes: Dregs of Sorrow, Evincar's Justice good to remove token and machine gun opponents, Last Laugh could be interesting if you include Sanguine Bond, Massacre Girl
Conspiracy (if we can find one cheap enough) would be good with a couple of cards you already have.
Priest of Forgotten Gods could definitely work for some more card draw and disruption. TCG says it's a $1
Grim Harvest is a pretty cool recursion tool - especially with Priest.
2 years ago
Tutors I need to fit but I’m deciding on if I want to add 1 or 2 or more. Going infinite is awesome but I don’t want to easily do it every game as it gets a bit repetitive
2 years ago
Astral Cornucopia, Consume Spirit, Breakthrough, Dregs of Sorrow and Vigor are all I can think to suggest. You have a pretty awesome list already. But I also agree with the tutors idea, if going infinite is a major desire for you.
2 years ago
Looks good so far! You might consider these: Spark Double, Sakashima the Impostor, Chakram Retriever, Kiora's Follower, Life's Legacy, Braingeyser, Animist's Awakening, Genesis Wave, Primal Vigor, Astral Cornucopia, Dregs of Sorrow, Wildest Dreams, Instill Energy, Cerulean Wisps, Reyhan, Last of the Abzan, Chord of Calling
2 years ago
3 years ago
Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help.
Cards to consider cutting to make 100:
- Demon of Catastrophes : not worth sacing a creature to cast it.
- Nightmare : not worth 5 mana, 5 of the mana cost can't be paid with Phyrexian mana.
- Xathrid Gorgon : same as Nightmare.
- Magus of the Coffers : Crypt Ghast , Coffers, Nykthos, Stronghold all better.
- Liliana, the Necromancer
- Ancient Craving
- Dregs of Sorrow
- Avatar of Woe
- Demonlord Belzenlok
- Eternity Vessel
In your forum topic you said you're not worried about reducing the high avg. CMC by cutting high CMC creatures because you can pay Phyrexian mana to reduce their cost. This is true to some degree, but you're not always in every game going to have Krrik on the battlefield, access to Phyrexian mana, and the times when this happens then having a lower avg. CMC will allow you to actually play Magic.
The other problem is why play worse high CMC creatures then Vilis, Broker of Blood , Pontiff of Blight , Sheoldred, Whispering One or Reiver Demon ? There's no reason to jam a bunch of other high CMC creatures just because you can. These creatures especially the interaction of Vilis, Pontiff with Krrik are better than all the other high CMC creatures who are within the budget here. You would rather draw them then the others therefore make it easier to draw them and don't include lots of other high CMC creatures?
Pontiff of Blight giving extort to all creatures you control is good especially if you're playing a life gain strategy. Extort can be paid for with Phyrexian mana, that's what makes it busted. Each extort trigger can be paid with 2 life, but if you have three opponents you gain 3 life for each trigger, you gain 1 life per opponents who loss life. This means you extort for free and also gain 1 life after each trigger. Even if you only have two opponents you're still getting to extort for free because of Phyrexian mana.
Before you can do anything with Krrik and Phyrexian mana you have to get him on the battlefield and this means getting four mana (colorless or black). First priority for upgrades to consider is adding more early game ramp that's within the budget:
- Dark Ritual
- Cabal Ritual
- Bubbling Muck
- Blood Pet
- Everflowing Chalice
- Mind Stone
- Fellwar Stone
- Basalt Monolith
- Crystal Vein
The strength of Krrik is Phyrexian mana, but to take advantage of this you want lots of other one mana cards. When you play Krrik you want to right away start giving him counters:
- Blood Celebrant : with Phyrexian mana this is repeatable 3 life to add , which is busted.
- Scheming Symmetry
- Rain of Filth
- Inquisition of Kozilek
- Aphotic Wisps : can kill an opponent with Commander damage.
- Tainted Strike : can kill an opponent with Infect.
Cremate, Wisps, Tainted are not usually playable cards, but with Krrik they are because they're free to cast and most draw a card. For one mana or free Symmetry can get you Necropotence into your hand.
Two drops are also good, not as good as one drops, but still good value with Phyrexian mana:
- Imp's Mischief : protect Krrik.
- Night's Whisper
- Blood Artist : cares about your opponents' creatures dying too.
- Animate Dead
You could fit Demonic Tutor and Diabolic Intent in here if you wanted by cutting some cards that are by no means as powerful as either because these tutors can get you Necropotence , Bolas's Citadel or Aetherflux Reservoir ; all more impactful cards/game winning cards. Consider cutting these cards to add Demonic/Intent? Most of these cards are high mana cost redundancy which are not needed:
I offer more advice if you would like. Good luck with your deck.