Elixir of Immortality
, : You gain 5 life. Shuffle Elixir of Immortality and your graveyard into their owner's library.
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Elixir of Immortality Discussion
1 week ago
OK. So this might get a little weird. Gitrog is maybe one of the funniest competitive combo decks in Commander. A very unique kind of combo that lets you draw your entire deck (multiple times) and do basically anything you want to win. It's very odd, and can be done for pretty cheap as far as I've seen. The things that are really necessary are The Gitrog Monster and Dakmor Salvage .
The way it works is that you discard Dakmor Salvage from your hand to trigger Gitrog's last line of text to draw a card. Then you use the Dredge ability on Dakmor Salvage to get it back into your hand by milling two cards from your library into your graveyard. Then you discard Dakmor Salvage from your hand again, and again... And again...
When you mill a land into your graveyard with dredge, you'll draw an additional card. So it's net positive in that you'll end up with more cards in hand then you started with. But wait, you ask, how do I not mill myself out of the game? I'm glad you asked. You shuffle your graveyard back into your library! The most efficient way to do this is with Kozilek, Butcher of Truth or Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre , but I've also seen it done on a budget with Elixir of Immortality .
Now how do I turn this into a win, you wonder? You make mana during the loops described above and do whatever the f**k you want! Most rituals you have available to you, like Dark Ritual Cabal Ritual and Songs of the Damned , create black mana. But there are ways to create green mana. One simple one is Early Harvest . Those will give you infinite mana during the loop, which already puts all of your cards into your hand. Then you can win with simple stuff like Exsanguinate or Torment of Hailfire . Just make sure to pay attention to the grumblings of the other players at the table. If you can't hear them it probably means everyone picked up their cards and left. Congratulations! You've now won the game!
(I'll give your list a real look later, but I felt that I had to share all of the above information first.)
2 weeks ago
Hey, well done version of Kykar on a low budget.
Consider Retraction Helix and Everflowing Chalice ? These two cards combo with Jeskai Ascendancy for infinite storm count on a budget. With Kykar this combo is infinite Spirits and infinite red mana. Without a combo or repeatable ways to shuffle all cards in your graveyard back into your library such as Elixir of Immortality I think you're going to have trouble winning games with the current strategy. One idea is the chipping away at your opponents can help to setup a combo to finish and win the game.
With the strategy here Feather, the Redeemed pairs well with Kykar since cards that target a creature you control can then be repeatedly cast to create Spirits and/or draw cards. In multiplayer low mana cost instants that draw can be a lot of draw and are borderline busted with Feather. With Feather blue adds to what Boros doesn't have such as Retraction Helix , Shadow Rift and Leap . If attacking with Kykar and Spirits then Reconnaissance Mission and Mask of Memory can be consistent repeatable draw sources since flying creatures can consistently do combat damage to a player.
Some budget land upgrades to consider:
Good luck with your deck.
2 weeks ago
No problem cfost827, yeah it's the reason I run Winds of Change and Valakut Awakening Flip when I decide to combo out. The other way once you run out of cards is to deal commander damage to the face. If you are running the handcycling route I would recommend adding in one of the eldrazi titans to reshuffle your library if you don't have enough damage. That or Elixir of Immortality , however the titans are a bit more useful.
Also I use moxfield for my more up to date lists as it is a bit more easier to edit the cards for on the spot changes for deck building and such and would recommend to use that for deck building!
Here is the link to my Nivvie Moxfield list.
1 month ago
Personal opinions on what to cut, feel free to completely ignore or disagree with anything/everything. I tend to construct lower curve decks, so I know that's a bit different.
Cut: Reshape the Earth , It's super expensive and while it can definitely be used to help thin out lands from your deck in the late game it will also act as a dead draw for quite a while. With all this other ramp you're packing it feels superfluous.
Search for Tomorrow , there are better 3 cost basic land fetches if that's what you're using it for.
Peregrine Drake , if you aren't running this with a combo piece like Deadeye Navigator I personally wouldn't include it. I understand cloning it on ETB could net you a +3 mana advantage on that turn, but it seems a little cumbersome to be worth it to me.
You have other ramp pieces I would probably cut, but it would depend on what other pieces throughout the deck you decide to keep etc.
Cast Through Time , I don't think it's worth the CMC for the number of Instants and Sorceries you run considering this isn't spellslinger/storm.
Pull from the Deep , it's fine, but meh.
Volcanic Vision , to me it's CMC is too high for what it brings to the table.
Those are my cuts for now, but I'm going to second Omniscience_is_life in suggesting you add Tatyova, Benthic Druid and The Great Henge , as well as suggest Elixir of Immortality as a general utility recursion card.
1 month ago
Syr Konrad, the Grim with Elixir of Immortality can absolutely ruin some opponents day :D I personally would prefer Shadowspear over Loxodon Warhammer as it's pushes your lifegain-theme and brings some nice ability which can be used when it's not attached to a creature.
2 months ago
Thank you carpecanum for your suggestions! I really like Vampiric Link and perhaps Soul Conduit . I've added them to the maybeboard and I'm going to see if I can cut some for those! Now I have a Vampire deck in which I had to cut Blood Tribute for being to slow to what it does, as it targets only 1 opponent and only half of the life. So I won't be running it in this deck.
And thanks again for your comment Massacar! Funny thing I don't run Elixir of Immortality in ANY of my decks. But the reason I put this deck out with the special flag to mark for help is because I want to learn new cards so I've added it immediately. Other changes I made brought my average CMC from 3,53 to 3,35 and are:
Thanks again for all your help and I'm looking forward to see more suggestions!
2 months ago
Mattio38 honestly the 7-8 power range is my favorite too, so I am glad that's the direction you're heading.
Firstly, my pet card of all pet cards, Elixir of Immortality . I know it doesn't look like much, but for getting the ability to gain life and restore my graveyard is extremely awesome. If you're up for it, I heartily recommend including it!
Personally, I think In Garruk's Wake is kind of meh. Yeah it's asymmetrical which is nice, but even with K'rrik out you're looking at at least 7 mana to cast it. If you're in a sticky situation that might be too steep to likely be useful, so I would consider something more like Black Sun's Zenith (scalable, reusable, and gets around indestructible) or Damnation instead.
Another card that may be kind of spicy would be Greed , since it will allow you to dig through your library for just health at that point, and if you've got your Profane Transfusion you can royally ruin someone's day.
I would generally recommend looking at everything in your deck that costs 4+ mana, and determining what things you really want in there, and what you think you could afford to lose. If we can get your CMC a little closer to 3, I would then say you could consider dropping a few lands (I rarely run more than 35 in a non lands matters deck, especially when I have access to ramp) to clear out more space for low cmc value or anything else.
If that seems like a reasonable thing to you, I would love to give your list another once over after you've done whatever you like.
2 months ago
I've tested most of these and usually ended up cutting them for small reasons.
Notably, I originally had a bunch of cool things for Flickerform to do, but it was a bit clunky, needed too much white, and doesn't bring things back when I need them. I decided to use Eldrazi Displacer instead. I have cards that cover the effects of most of those cards, so I'm not losing out on effects. Mistveil Plains is good, but for my purposes, Elixir of Immortality is easier to use.