As an additional cost to cast Eldritch Evolution, sacrifice a creature.
Search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost X or less, where X is 2 plus the sacrificed creature's converted mana cost. Put that card onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library. Exile Eldritch Evolution.
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Eldritch Evolution Discussion
15 hours ago
As for Blasting Station I know I could do the combo without it, and for the longest time I did, the only problem is I then have to wait a whole turn cycle with the combo on the field which opens me up to blow outs and has lost me games, being able to win the second it hits the field seems to work a lot better. I can also use infinite mana from scepter combo to play my commanders an infinite number of times and feed them into the station.
As for Eldritch Evolution I had never thought of using that card as a way to easily get Muse but that is a good idea and something to consider, I personally prefer rocks to dorks they seem to last longer in my meta and I hardly ever get attacks in so I don't often lean on Tymna for draw.
Honestly not really, I could add them and I have considered it but as you can see I don't have wheels or Notion Thief I would have to change the deck around quite a bit to make it worthwhile. As for the agent it is something to think about.
Don't worry about stepping on my toes any advice is appreciated, thats why I'm out here seeking it. Thank you for the kind words though
2 weeks ago
Hi Nerdytimesorwhatever, first of all I wanted to thank you, I used to have a mid range Korvold with very slow combos it was nice but then I found this list.
I have been slowly changing my deck and started having the same mentality as you. I´m from Costa Rica and I think our meta is slow, my deck is destroying a lot of tables and I´m having a blast with CEDH.
You Rock and Thank you for sharing this list, you saved me from making a Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain to be able to compete in CEDH.
3 weeks ago
It looks like your breakpoint for Eldritch Evolution is at 3 mana, but the single copy of Gisela is the only creature you can tutor for at that point that costs more than the sacrificed creature. If you want Evolution to be the Birthing Pod for this deck, I'd suggest adding more threats that cost 4-5 mana. Fives are particularly valuable since they can themselves be sacced to find Bruna or Deceiver of Form . Sticking with the Eldrazi type, Emrakul's Hatcher , Kozilek's Channeler , and the popular Reality Smasher seem like they'd be the most effective. The world's your oyster if you don't mind running other creature types. Stormbreath Dragon , Sigarda, Host of Herons , Baneslayer Angel , and Thragtusk are some picks recommended by the internet as the best modern creatures on 5. If you prefer having only the biggest baddest threats in the 7-9 range, I'd cut Evolution entirely for more ramp in Cryptolith Rite / Citanul Hierophants , From Beyond / Awakening Zone , or really whatever other options you prefer. Another card I'd consider cutting is Kozilek's Return since it will wipe out all of your tokens (even after upgrading with Emrakul's Evangel ) unless you're lucky enough to also have Eldrazi Monument out. Maybe Mizzium Mortars could be your sweeper if that's what you're looking for. A final cut I'd make is the odd fifth copy of Game Trail . Unless that's a typo, you don't typically want to run more than 4 copies of nonbasics, even in casual. Plus, your deck looks like it could use more white and colorless mana sources anyway. An interesting option that jumped to my mind was Westvale Abbey Flip since you already have a human token theme. Some other tribal picks that might fit are Champion of the Parish , Thalia's Lieutenant , and Mayor of Avabruck Flip.
Let me know if you have any questions and good luck! (BTW, I'm not a great sideboard builder, but I do know eldrazi make use of Warping Wail and Oblivion Sower in addition to the more traditional hate artifacts.)
4 weeks ago
You have 11 taplands. 11. When playing cEDH, the most you have is 1. Ever. Yavimaya Coast , Botanical Sanctum , Exotic Orchard , Sungrass Prairie , Skycloud Expanse , Sunpetal Grove , Glacial Fortress , Hinterland Harbor , Razorverge Thicket , Seachrome Coast , Spire of Industry . You'll have to spend a little more, but it's only like $30. And without that, you're never gonna win at a cEDH table.
You're also not running Spell Pierce , Autumn's Veil , Dovin's Veto , Swords to Plowshares , Pongify , Rapid Hybridization , Path to Exile , Dispel , Mystical Dispute , Delay . Those are pretty much necessary. Also, Neoform , Eldritch Evolution , Eladamri's Call .
Most of your combos are . . . not cEDH viable. They require you to run taplands AND bad ramp cards and they require you to have several pieces on top of just needing several cards that aren't good outside the combo.
Now, is this a solid deck that will do well in moderately tuned games? Definitely. But it isn't competitive. And it is totally possible to make a competitive deck without going over $200, you just lose some of the speed and have to build your deck a bit differently to stay in the game.
1 month ago
I've brewed up a mean pauper list - which you've seen but definitely intend on brewing up a normal optimized list eventually. Here are some of my notes.
1) Get Fynn out either asap or wait until you've developed your board and use him as a pay off. Getting him out on turn 1 can be done in a few ways... Lotus Petal and Elvish Spirit Guide are the go to budget options. Mana Crypt and Mox Diamond - are always a solid include but I believe you noted that was out of price range. So, I'm not exactly sure if Chrome Mox , Mox Opal and Jeweled Lotus are out of the question too.
2) Ohran Frostfang is a beast do not remove this card. Even if granting deathtouch is redundant, this is an excellent curve topper and draw engine. Also, you may not get full value out of Bow of Nylea ; if you ran some Birthing Pod , Eldritch Evolution or a go wide token lines its probably more worth it.
1 month ago
Hi, chriscar0702, good question! So there are two key differences. First, the Chord puts the creature directly into play, the Call does not. Second, the chord is also usually not as expensive as it looks, due to convoke, and I can usually cast it pretty easily without sinking too much mana into it. Same reason I use Collected: it puts things right into play, does two at once, and is relatively cheap. I would love to use thinks like Finale of Devastation , or Eldritch Evolution , but this deck is very carefully calculated to be the utmost level of efficiency with each card it casts, and those are the best for their slots.
1 month ago
Hey, good job winning with a budget deck.
Neoform is powerful when you can copy it to then tutor for and put two creatures onto the battlefield. It can setup two win conditions: sac a four drop to tutor for Kiki/Conscripts or sac a two drop to get Biovisionary/ Glasspool Mimic Flip. Eldritch Evolution is similar, but more expensive price and it gives you a little more control over what creatures you can tutor for. Evolution is a good way to tutor for Worldgorger by sacing a four drop letting you combo with Riku for five mana instead of eight. Shared Summons instant can tutor for two creatures or four creatures if copied.
The manabase is the main area to consider improvements as there's too many lands that will always ETB tapped. Riku is very color dependent therefore the Bounce lands help a lot for color fixing, but they should be some of the only lands that always ETB tapped since they have terrible interaction with lots of other lands that always ETB tapped. Bivouac and Path of Ancestry are the other lands to play that always ETB tapped since they're three colors. The Bounce lands have interaction with the Pathways and Pathways are some less expensive lands: Cragcrown Pathway Flip, Riverglide Pathway Flip and Barkchannel Pathway Flip. Barkchannel is less than $3 at TCGPlayer.
Exotic Orchard is good in multiplayer Commander. The Filter lands are the lowest prices they have been in a long time and they can help with color fixing: Fire-Lit Thicket , Flooded Grove and Cascade Bluffs . Shivan Reef , Yavimaya Coast , Cinder Glade , Sulfur Falls , Rootbound Crag are other less expensive land upgrades. Glade and Check lands have interaction with basic lands. Crop Rotation instant can help with color fixing since for three mana you can tutor for and put onto the battlefield any two lands.
Arcane Signet , Rattleclaw Mystic and Kiora's Follower are two drops that can ramp and color fix. Follower has interaction with Bounce lands since he can untap it the turn it's played or the Bounce land can make four mana.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Temple of the False God
- Gruul Guildgate
- Khalni Garden
- Rugged Highlands
- Temple of Abandon
- Temple of Epiphany
- Temple of Mystery
- Hamletback Goliath
- Wall of Runes
- Armory of Iroas
- Glimpse of Freedom
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
abby315 , you brilliant brilliant human being. I've been playing around with this for quite some time now, and actually did pretty good, but often times, when I played with my friends, who had actual, competetive decks, I just couldn't stand a chance. That however changed with one simple thing - Iona, Shield of Emeria . This card, combined with a playset of Eldritch Evolution was an absolute cherry on top for this deck and raised it through the roof. Hats off to you, for being so ahead of your time haha, and thank you for making this deck fun again.
I'll keep you guys updated on how this deck performs as soon as my LGS opens up for tournaments.
Once again, feel free to add suggestions and see you sonn, peeps:-)