Geth, Lord of the Vault

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vintage Legal

Geth, Lord of the Vault

Legendary Creature — Phyrexian Zombie

Intimidate (This creature can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or creatures that share a colour with it.)

: Put target artifact or creature card with converted mana cost X from an opponent's graveyard onto the battlefield under your control tapped. Then that player mills X cards.

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Coward_Token on Brother's War Spoilers

3 months ago

Gleeock: I don't care much either way, but it should be noted that oldrexia also did assimilation; I remember an article where Phyrexian Battleflies where said to infect people with the glistening oil. Meanwhile, newrexia also got some willing traitors, like Geth, Lord of the Vault

And on the topic of an anti-artifact faction: the "Third path" was that in the lore during the War, and since Hurkyl of Hurkyl's Recall is already confirmed, you might just get what you want there at least

jarncards on StickMan

4 months ago

I might run fewer/creatures, since stickfingers will until you reveal x creatures, not just x cards. The fewer you have the higher chance you hit one that destroys the table if you just overload on ramp and reanimates. Rather than these things Crawl from the Cellar,Ghoul's Feast,Gravepurge I'd focus on just reanimating and is easy to get and will probably serve you better. If you really do want it back in your hand Genesis Skullwinder and Eternal Witness do this while attached to a body.

Rather than sending to your hand these will just bring back Diregraf Rebirth, Victimize, Reanimate, Exhume, Unearth, Whisper, Blood Liturgist, Stitch Together,Dread Return.Geth, Lord of the Vault is expensive but can fill your yard as well as revive others. Finale of Devastation revives or tutors, and is a finisher.

Blossoming Wreath,Gnaw to the Bone probably heal less than lifelink, and there's a ton of ways to give lifelink.

Rampant Growth is slightly inferior to Three Visits and Nature's Lore as long as your dual lands have both typesOvergrown Tomb, Bayou, Woodland Chasm, although I'd definitely run all three if there's room. Culling Ritual would be an amazing ramp/wipe card you can use to nuke all tokens and then cast stickfingers. Sakura-Tribe Elder is just rampant growth that works as a blocker for one turn, and it is another creature in your graveyard. Lotus Cobra ramps too, particularly with your other ramp options.

And you'll likey have enough mana to use Decree of Pain, if not, other wipe options are Damnation,Pernicious Deed,Death Cloud,Deathbringer Regent,In Garruk's Wake,Killing Wave,Necromantic Selection,Plague Wind,Reiver Demon,Toxic Deluge. Torment of Hailfire works as a finisher too Endurance is basically the only way you can protect your graveyard that I can think of. I'd probably run Veil of Summer too.

Moodmark Painter gives the +x/+x buff and is on a body Garruk Relentless  Flip flips into Garruk, the Veil-Cursed, but its tricky to make this one work

Since you'll have access to really big creatures these can be nice for draw. Greater Good, Momentous Fall, Return of the Wildspeaker, Garruk, Primal Hunter, Morbid Curiosity, Life's Legacy, Disciple of Bolas, Doom Weaver, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds.

Mesmeric Orb,Stitcher's Supplier would be an amazing graveyard filler.

Zombie Infestation and Wild Mongrel is usefull for dumping creatures out of your hand

I think every single black deck should run Dauthi Voidwalker, and the more grave hate you have the more you could take advantage of Living End/Living Death if you use these as mass reanimates. they are the cheapest.

Life from the Loam and Bala Ged Recovery  Flip would be good helps for mana and options.

As long as you run Filth run Crop Rotation and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth too since it will make every creature you have unblockable.

Deathrite Shaman would benefit from more fetch lands Marsh Flats,Verdant Catacombs,Misty Rainforest would help mana fix as well as throw more lands into your graveyard.

You have a fairly high number of tutors, and a ton of ramp, so i'd consider Panglacial Wurm. It's a card you dont need to waste a draw to get and can be cast instant speed. And its fun to surprise people with it at least once.

legendofa on My first Deck in a while.

5 months ago

Welcome (back) to the club, insideus!

For a couple of suggestions, I think Geth, Lord of the Vault complements Captain N'ghathrod well, with a similar mill-to-steal approach. Arcane Adaptation can turn all your creatures into Horrors for the tribal benefits.

If you want to max out the mill options and are okay with instant win combos, Mindcrank and either Duskmantle Guildmage or Bloodchief Ascension can hand you the game on the spot.

If you like the theft aspect, check out Thieving Amalgam as well.

Wabbajacke on Phenax of the Many Mills

5 months ago

I think with black you have a few better ways to interact with the whole Mill-Theme. Some cards like Geth, Lord of the Vault make use of good artifacts and creatures milled by youre opponents.

And some other thoughts: Sewer Nemesis can get strong really fast. Dread Summons builds an army out of nothing (and you can use them with Phenax). Dreadhound ping like Konrad. Court of Cunning brings in monarch and brings consistently mill. Belltower Sphinx budget friendly protector and Phenax friend. Fractured Sanity hits every opponent and doesn´t care about hexproof

Not so budget friendly options: Intruder Alarm might be very strong with Phenax. Zellix, Sanity Flayer a great way to build some bodys for protection/Phenax and will trigger very often. Bruvac the Grandiloquent doubles mill.

Oh and what else comes to mind Zellix, Sanity Flayer with somthing like Hedron Crawler and Intruder Alarm never ends if youre opponent mills a creature.

Excalibur478 on Tasha Budget Spellthief

6 months ago

Rings of Brighthearth to get a second activation out of your commander. also less than 5 dollars.
This deck looks like it would love Geth, Lord of the Vault because it both mills and steals. It is a little mana intensive, so if you think you don't have enough mana for it that's cool too. I love the card though. I have literally stolen infinite combos straight from people's yards and it's hilarious.
Dimir Infiltrator slots in perfectly to your evasive creature suite, while also giving you an extra layer of consistency. Your deck looks okay for ninjas, but if it were me I would try to get a bit more enablers for it. Maybe add in another evasive 1-2 drop creature, too.
Hostage Taker feels like a staple in every blue black deck ever, and gets even better with some obvious synergy in your deck. Also goes good with Displacer Kitten. But that's like half of Magic anyways lmao
your deck is cool tho. looks like a deck I would play

legendofa on

1 year ago

Here's my thoughts, based on (casual) experience with a similar deck:

As wallisface and zapyourtumor mention, you need more low-cost spells. Your 1-2 mana slots should be the typical control options, which they listed some good options for.

If you want to keep the mill cards, it's possible to mill for profit. This lets you pull the best cards from your opponent's graveyard with cards like Geth, Lord of the Vault and Beacon of Unrest. This won't be as fast or reliable as a dedicated competitive mill deck, but there's a different focus here. Thief of Sanity fits in this deck as well.

The best direct theft cards tend to be 4+ mana: Domestication takes a smaller creature, Mind Control is 5 mana, Praetor's Grasp isn't exactly budget.

As a final thought, consider diversifying your mana base. You don't want to be stuck unable to activate a cool effect because you can't pay .

In my experience, theft decks are far too slow and unreliable for anything remotely competitive, but they do create some good stories at the casual tables. Above all, good luck, and have fun!

Darkdrium on Tormod & Ramirez Gravewakers Mill

1 year ago

asparling_tappedout Yes! I have Havengul Lich on my buy list as it is one I don't currently own. I will probably swap him with Geth, Lord of the Vault once I get my hands on it. Thanks for the suggestion!

legendofa on Using the graveyard as a …

1 year ago

Is it a problem if one of my old decks had so much recursion, people accused me of using multiples of cards?

Eternal Witness is a basic inclusion anywhere I can put it, but I haven't used Timeless Witness yet. Geth, Lord of the Vault isn't quite as ubiquitous, but I have a lot of fun there. I want to build something around Sedris, the Traitor King and Geth some day.

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