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Exsanguinate Discussion

asparling_tappedout on First to suffer: a deck for experimenting cards

2 weeks ago

Hmm. I have a Kagemaro, First to Suffer deck (currently private as I'm forever tweaking it), but it's fundamentally different from yours. Kagemaro is the only creature in the whole deck...

Kagemaro, First to Suffer is a board wipe on a stick. In an ideal game you'll be sending oodles of things to your opponents' graveyards. You might look to Rise of the Dark Realms rather than Exsanguinate as a finisher, seeing as you're likely going to be wiping your own board as well as your opponents'.

Best card printed lately for Kagemaro, First to Suffer is Peer into the Abyss , and it's still relatively cheap. I'd run Spellbook in addition to Thought Vessel and Reliquary Tower if you're going to go that route however.

If you want to go down the pricier side of things... Hatred is a great means of closing out a game in mono black. Board wipe with your commander then weaponize your life total to swing in for the win.

I only play mono black, but rarely do I play creature heavy decks... so take my advice with a grain of salt.

henrypan321 on Ara Ara Ayara

3 weeks ago

killer_eye : Exsanguinate is probably safer in Syr Konrad, being a generically good card that doesn't rely on anything. Very flexible since you can choose how much mana to put into it.

Plague of Vermin can be played with Syr Konrad if you have a sac outlet though. It's a little riskier though since there's a window after Plague resolves that someone could interrupt you. With Ayara + Plague, you're safe from most interaction since you only choose the life to spend after it resolves (so you can just not spend any life if someone kills Ayara on the stack or spend less if someone might have a bolt or something) and Ayara puts her ability triggers on the stack immediately. Ayara also gains the life back too so it works as "free" damage even if no one dies from it.

With Syr Konrad, it's a little riskier to pump all your life into Plague. After you get your rat tokens, you can use your sac outlet to trigger Syr Konrad, but if Syr Konrad dies you don't be doing any damage.

I cut Solemn Simulacrum a while ago since it wasn't very good for me/my group.

B0NGUS on - Beledros -

3 weeks ago

If you have Ashaya, Soul of the Wild on the field when you activate Beledros' ability, it will untap all of your creatures (that are now mana producers themselves of course) as well.

With Patron of the Orochi , you can gain similar effects, and potentially cheat some of the cost of Patron of the Orochi or sneak them in quick should you have a snake.

Alternatively, being able to tap and untap your lands multiple times per turn allows mono-black staples such as Bubbling Muck , Crypt Ghast , and Nirkana Revenant up your mana production further.

Another finisher you could include to take advantage of all your incredible mana production (and shore up your life total should you worry about that) is Exsanguinate .

killer_eye on Ara Ara Ayara

3 weeks ago

Hi, it’s me again from your hogaak list. I happen to have a similar monoblack decklist but running syr konrad instead of ayara as my commander but the gameplan is really the same (aristocrats style, no mill strategy).

Between Exsanguinate and Plague of Vermin which do you think is the easier one to execute? I just discover plague of vermin combo from your description and I’m really interested with it but it requires ayara to be there. I’m currently using exsanguinate but those 2 cards happen to be in the same price range so I’m interested whether to switch or not.

For suggestion: Solemn Simulacrum , it’s ramp and card draw in one card plus we don’t happen to cast the commander early on so it doesn’t matter much that it isn’t a black creature for ayara.

*btw, I really like that you have put a good description for your decklist. I happen to get a lot of useful info from them, thanks and keep it up!

sillystrings on Chatterfang, Golgari goes Nuts

1 month ago

Exsanguinate for a wincon when you have infinite mana?

monkeyofficeboy on Oloro, Tutored Ascetic

1 month ago

Thanks Albogrease you raise a couple of very good points. I realised that my win con of the Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond combo wasnt in yet as one part is still in the post (and thus not yet in the deck). But this made me think more: what else am I using to win by, rather than durdle round and play cards?

So far I have:

The previously mentioned combo

Exsanguinate for a big wipe out, and protect its casting with counterspells (fragile I know).

Felidar Sovreign plus any lifegain pieces I have to win of its trigger.

If you have any ideas on this I would very much appreciate the suggestions!

As for Cabal Coffers again you actually make an excellent point! I will get on an try and get my hands on a Tolaria West to tutor for the required land. Really appreciate that catch.

Unlife on The King of Wakanda [CENTURION]

1 month ago

I think the biggest thing to consider with a Lord Windgrace deck is that he, primarily noting from my own experience, is best as a midrange deck. Taking the first few turns to just ramp and get supports in place so that you can use him to start filtering your deck to find a wincon. To keep it under budget? A lot of changes you can do, start by replacing the fetches with cheaper alternatives, things like Evolving Wilds and Jund Panorama so you get landfall triggers. You'll probably have a lot more basic lands, so things like Cultivate , Kodama's Reach , and Boundless Realms can all help. A general wincon could be Scapeshift , Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle and Dryad of the Ilysian Grove / Prismatic Omen . You generate a ton of mana usually, so pairing something like Zendikar Resurgent with a life drain effect such as Exsanguinate / Torment of Hailfire could also work. If you want to keep yourself safe early on, bump up the number of removal/board wipes to 10-12, they will generally be a bit cheaper in terms of $$ and you can use them in between ramping. I'll link my own Lord Windgrace deck below. It was build over a few years and is pretty expensive, but I usually have good sucess with it, and hopefully you can pull out some ideas.

Lord Windgrace EDH Lands

Commander / EDH Unlife


Good luck, I hope this helps.

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