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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
|Pauper Duel Commander||Legal|
Each player puts a creature card from their graveyard onto the battlefield.
1 month ago
There is a great 50$ pauper deck from 6 years ago that kind of does a similar thing to mill/discard Ulamog's Crusher and then Exhume it. It uses Gurmag Angler and Hooting Mandrills as a backup. You should check it out: hasty crusher on turn 2.
2 months ago
If you want to lower the curve, I'd start with cards like Deadbridge Chant and Selective Adaptation. Neither are very good, and the Chant has never performed for me like I wanted it to. Running two mana ramp is a good way to go, too, but it tends to get pricier. Three Visits, Rampant Growth, and Nature's Lore are good two mana ramp cards. Your next alternative is to sub in some cheaper CMC reanimation spells, like Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, Necromancy (pricy), Reanimate (pricy), Stitch Together (situational, but probably manageable in this deck), and Exhume.
Something to keep in mind, though, about your curve, is that although it's floating around 4, you aren't planning on casting quite a few of the spells in the deck. So your decks CMC is inflated, so to speak. Just bear that in mind.
3 months ago
A little jank, but seems very fun! If I could make a few recommendations, at would be to remove Strategic Planning for the much better Impulse and 1 Mountain for an Ash Barrens. I know that Strategic Planning dumps the cards in your graveyard, however i feel removing Exhume and those other yard-matters cards can open yourself up to great draw spells like Preordain, Brainstorm, and Ponder. I guarentee this will make your deck way more consistent. But again, this is just my two cents.
3 months ago
Some extra on death mileage particularly with your altar (I would consider Ashnod's Altar as well)- Pitiless Plunderer for more mana, Species Specialist or Dark Prophecy for card draw, Zulaport Cutthroat, Blood Artist or Bastion of Remembrance for some life gain/drain action or Butcher of Malakir and Dictate of Erebos so when you lose a creature they do too
I saw you have some recursion why not consider Return from Extinction and it's upgraded form Raise the Draugr? I would cut Exhume for one of these they cost the same and can bring back two phoenixes or ninjas and doesn't have the downside of letting your opponent bring a card back. and they cost less though they don't put on to battlefield so that may not be to your liking
Maybe Heartless Summoning-to make your commander cheaper to cast in the graveyard (the only time you should cast this from your command zone is the first time, and anytime is get's exiled as this way you can ignore the commander tax as much as possible)
And don't forget Fervor so all your birds are hasty and can attack as so as they on the field so you ninjutsu even faster
4 months ago
About the Scroll of Avacyn vs Potion of Healing thing, there is a reason beyond "I like Potion better." The reason is that one of the decks I go up against frequently is the BR Eldrazi reanimation deck I mentioned in the description. The point of that deck is to Exhume back Ulamog's Crusher, and swing with Annihilator 2 on turn 3-4 (it can swing with Ulamog's Crusher on turn 1, given the perfect hand). The reason I prefer Potion over Scroll is because I want something that can draw me cards, AND act as Annihilator fodder.
I am not saying this because of unhealthy criticism, on the contrary, I am very grateful for the suggestions! I am simply saying this because I did have a better reason other than "Potion seems neat."
Thank you, have a good day, and if you can help me with this deck, refer to the description of the deck.
6 months ago
Hey no problem Darththiller. I remember taking a look at it recently, sort of a dredge/delve reanimation build. Those types of mechanics are my favorite in Magic, and I liked the creative play on words in the deck title (unless you accidentally misspelled Dredge, in which case I apologize >.<)
If you’re legitimately looking for a critique, ppl on this site are pretty helpful. I don’t have as much skill or experience as many others, but a cursory overview tells me the deck might be trying to do too many different things. I struggle with this when deck building as well, because mechanics like dredge and delve would seem to work hand in hand, complimented with choice cards like Exhume. But I’ve found that to excel in any of these things the deck more or less has to be specifically built around one. The Swiss Army knife approach hasn’t worked yet for me but your results may vary, I suppose. I recommend streamlining the focus to fixate on just one of the keyword abilities and trying to perfect that. Hope this helps.
6 months ago
Cards I'd suggest finding room for
Tutors like Forerunner of the Legion if you don't like the usual ones.
Mass reanimation like Twilight's Call Living Death or even Patriarch's Bidding I feel mass reanimation and using aristocrats to win on the spot is the most ideal way to win in this type of deck. Always run some if you plan to win with death triggers.
Specifically for Edgar Markov I'd run some sort of Xtra combat spell like Waves of Aggression just so he is the finisher he is if you need to cast him.
9 months ago
If you're trying for a Reanimator angle, Unmarked Grave from Modern Horizons 2 and Entomb from older sets are worth looking at, depending on format and budget. For the actual reanimation spell, Reanimate and Exhume are generally better than Doomed Necromancer. These aren't exactly budget cards, though, if that's a consideration.