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, , Sacrifice Emergence Zone: You may cast spells this turn as though they had flash.
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Emergence Zone occurrence in decks from the last year
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Emergence Zone Discussion
1 week ago
It combos as a ritual card as in you float mana in between each resolution of it as your lands come into play and then it does the same thing again giving you lots of mana. Its not amazing just a cool interaction i thought of one day. Also you can still play instants on each resolutions as well or flash out sorcerys with Alchemist's Refuge and Emergence Zone to still get some storm count as well. I know Thousand-Year Storm gets shuffled back in but with all the mana you float you can easily find it again with Thrasios, Triton Hero . Then find Expansion / Explosion or Aetherflux Reservoir while still looping spells with other Regrowth affects. Hope that helps if not lemme know.
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
Often if I have my commander on the stack, I am winning the game and cant use this to protect casting Korvold.
Less red prevalence.
Third Naus, I didn't include it because I couldnt find my promo lol and EOT is rough. Its functioning as a CA engine as often as a wincon tbh. Probably not worth the changes.
Higher black prevalence.
Grind on King Jared
3 weeks ago
can help you get flash.
Weathered Wayfarer is a dope 1drop, im always psyched to get him opening hand. And he can fetch winding canyons too.
Emergence Zone is the budget land alternative.
1 month ago
Love the deck! I do have a few suggestions you can take into consideration based on my own Kardur deck. An all-star card I think you should consider is Emergence Zone , because flashing in kardur or any boardwipe can drain unsuspecting opponents for a ton. it is great to flash in kardur so you can control who is forced to take the first goaded combat, leaving that player with no blockers for the other two players to likely attack. Another good card is obviously Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire for multiple tutors. Finally, Angel's Trumpet is a card in your maybeboard that I would recommend for the deck. This card almost guarantees that attacking creatures will be dying, though I understand why you may not want it given the number of creatures you play. For cards to cut, I find that you don't need as many ways to give your opponents tokens, since 90% of the time your opponents will be running decks with at least a few creatures, and giving tokens to an aristocrats style deck or any deck with a sac outlet can actually help them. Overall, super fun looking deck!
1 month ago
I’ve been considering trying a deck like this for a while and this is by far the best list I have seen so far. I’ve also thought about both CoCo and Vials as ways to get around the Werewolf clause, but always felt they conflicted with eachother. A 4-2 split seems very sensible though.
As far as speed goes I would cut Arlinn and maybe trim Huntmasters and try a few mana dorks? Not sure whether Birds or Heirarch is best here though.
Sweet tech with the Emergence Zone s btw, big +1 from here!
2 months ago
I'm not personally too familiar with playing Eldrazi, but I think your combo of Fists + Jodah is genius. I do agree you're gonna want to go all-in with some ramp due to the overall CMC of the deck. Doombeard1984 made a good point of looking into pain lands such as Yavimaya Coast and Llanowar Wastes so you have more ways to tap for colorless while still having access to multiple colors. Adding in a few Wastes would also bring your basic land count up a bit and open up other options like Myriad Landscape and Blighted Woodland that still tap for colorless but can snag more basics. Thaumatic Compass Flip is a bit slow, so I'm not sure if it would really help here, but it can be useful especially if you can transform it. And some other colorless lands I'd recommend are Emergence Zone , Foundry of the Consuls , and Ghost Quarter just for more options. Otherwise you're doing good. Seeing you already running many cards I would've recommended like the Talismans was great. I was wondering if you're using Morophon as an Eldrazi Lord? Cause that's awesome! Lastly, another card that might be fun to run in here(although overkill to the max, lol)would be Reflections of Littjara that just launched in Kaldheim. Basically double up your Eldrazi, though that might be WAY too oppressive. XD Hope I was able to help, if only a little. :3 And good luck with your deck!
2 months ago
Hey yeah of course I remember you. I've been wondering how your deck ended up being for you. This is by far one of my favorite decks and the deck I've invested the most time into in the last 3 years. I'm glad you came back to the game.
1) Why Wasteland? You may have noticed that all of the cards in this are German foil for the most part. I has been nearly impossible to get either Wasteland or Strip Mine in German, or foil for that matter. I like the art on EMA Wasteland more than any of the stripmines and it felt appropriately thematic for a character like Haakon, who's epithet being "Stromgald Scourge" suggests he would leave a Wasteland behind his army. Also, rarely does an occasion arise in EDH where I want to destroy a basic over a non-basic anyways, and I recently found an opportunity to get a foil borderless German Wasteland from the new Zendikar set.
2) Emergence Zone is amazing and should be played in all monocolor decks that can sustain one more colorless nonbasic. Also, there's a minor subtheme of lands being playable from the graveyard with Crucible of Worlds in this deck to support the overall discard theme. So the Zone is not necessarily a one-off use.
3) Fetches for the same reason as emergence zone: playing lands from the graveyard and if I get it going with Crucible and Ghirapur Orrery, I can really get some deck thinning going on by pulling lots of swamps out of the library. Why the two that I have and not the others? I don't have German foils of Prismatic Vista, Bloodstained Mire, and Marsh Flats is the easy answer; also theres a point where I worry about reducing the number of overall Swamps in the deck, but maybe that's erroneous since each fetch doubles as a swamp. The other real reason is that I have all the German foil snow-covered swamps and wouldn't have any other use for them if I took them out of this deck for the other fetches.
4) I haven't really gotten to use K'rrik since I put him in the deck. Took a while to source a German one and then get it altered and Corona has severely impacted how much I actually play EDH nowadays. We'll see how impactful the life loss is, but as with all such things you have to strike a balance between your greed to play stuff out with him and putting yourself in a dangerous situation. Lifelink is generally not the way I plan to recover from things like K'rrik, rather cards like Disciple of Bolas and Disciple of Griselbrand are usually more useful for gaining relevant amounts of life back. I rarely find myself attacking unless it's to get a sword trigger.
5)Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder has been in earlier iterations of this deck but his sac trigger from making too many thrulls makes him less attractive unless you can play something like Conspiracy so that he doesn't make thrulls anymore. Abhorrent Overlord is a key piece to generating a massive number of dudes to be sac fodder to an altar to make infinite mana. Since the point is to get to a play where I can just keep sacing and replaying cards from my graveyard with Haakon and Ashes of the Fallen, Overlord does that better than any other card in monoblack.
6)Bitterblossom would serve no valuable purpose other than the Contamination lock and I prefer not to play really "mean" magic like that. Contamination is not usually in the deck but I wanted to try it out because its art seems really fitting for Haakon once again as the Scource of a place. Also, it's a good card for helping a black deck catch up that is playing from way behind "better" decks.
7) Being that this deck hovers between $2-3k, I think it's safe to say that money is not a factor. I generally don't like playing tutors and already play way more in this deck than in a normal one of my decks because it's inherently so handicapped. Razaketh has been in it before and I may put him back in, it's just very easy to win outright with him on the battlefield.
8) Ghirapur Orrery has maybe backfired once on me, it's a careful balancing act. It backfired spectacularly on Justin Parnell in SCG's CMDRVS show. His opponent got a Bojuka Bog on the extra land drop and nuked his graveyard. I never play Lifeline until I'm ready to take advantage of it, and preferably when I have Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet out so that it doesn't work for opponents. Haven't really gotten to use Tombstone Stairwell because of the pandemic.
9) Null Profusion is amazing and underplayed. Play Reliquary Tower or Anvil of Bogardan afterwards and the time stamp of the last card replaces the reduced hand size with infinite hand size and now you just draw cards for every card you play. Works great with Haakon playing cards from your graveyard and Crucible of Worlds doing the same.
10) Yawgmoth is a great extra free sac outlets. Sac outlets are always the most important thing to have in a monoblack deck, especially one's that draw you a card and can potentially be removal too. His proliferate ability lets me immediately ultimate Liliana, Defiant Necromancer often too. He's generally my favorite black creature of all time.
11) Always always dredge Stinkweed Imp. More cards in your graveyard is always the goal for Haakon. The best is dredging him, discarding him to Skirge Familiar, and then drawing again from something else to dredge him again.
12) Creature tutors like Fleshwrither are always more appealing to me in Haakon because I can replay them from the graveyard. Fleshwrither isn't a good card per se, but it is a pet card and also just fantastic and frequently reusable. I can get graveyard hate (Kalitas), ramp (Crypt Ghast), or card draw (Disciple of Bolas) with him so he's very flexible depending on what point in the game I'm at.
13) Conspiracy isn't actually in this deck and Cryptbreaker is here as a discard outlet to help me get Haakon in the graveyard as well as be a infinitely castable creature from the graveyard with Haakon/Ashes out and Phyrexian Altar. That gives me all the draws I could need or infinite Gravestorm for Bitter Ordeal when it's in the deck.
14) I have recast Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger probably 5 times in a turn from the graveyard with this deck before. He's amazing and all I've needed. I prefer not to use stuff like Oblivion Stone or All is Dust that a lot of my deck wouldn't dodge as well, and since my wincon is a black enchantment Decaying Soil, I would have few options to recover from it if I was forced to use those. Scour from Existence isn't here because I don't like using over-costed one-off spells. I can tutor for Ulamog and use him repeatedly.
These were good questions and I appreciate you reading my bio and asking questions respectfully. Your manner of asking demonstrates thoughtful consideration of the deck instead of pushy insistence of a different viewpoint. Ultimately there's no "right" way to build an EDH deck, although there are objectively more optimal ways to design them. I have a passing interest in optimization, but am mostly making choices to balance synergy with flavor and a fun play experience.