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Heartless Summoning Discussion
1 week ago
As for Panharmonicon, I've never thought of it but I can see already why it isn't here :
- I only have one which is already in a Chulane, Teller of Tales edh ;
- It makes you the target if the other players see it as a combo engine.
Also, the combo you suggested requires 5 cards. At this point, I'm better with : - priest of gix and priest of urabrask - garna, the bloodflame - Heartless Summoning - and a sac outlet.
Out of the 39 creatures I play, only 8 can see their etb doubled with panharmonicon. It's too few to my liking. On the other hand, Heartless summoning turns Overeager Apprentice and priest of gix into dark rituals, or kills immediately a stitcher's supplier. The 2 mana discount for about half the deck is great.
Thanks for taking the time to look at my deck !
1 month ago
If you go with more sacrificing Sengir Autocrat and Rite of Belzenlok create lots of tokens that can be sacrificed, but are too mana-intensive for their effect. Maybe Doomed Dissenter , Lazotep Reaver or Orzhov Enforcer ? Bitterblossom is too far out of budget range, but for a consistent stream of sacrificable creatures Dreadhorde Invasion but be worth it.
1 month ago
Maybe something like Heartless Summoning would be good in this deck. Though youd probably have to cut your low end.
1 month ago
Sarkhan's Triumph can pick your best dragon, at instant speed! Also flavour pick for alla those Sarkhans you're already playing.
Also I would suggest some more aggressive and unusual ramp: Heartless Summoning is a great discount for your highly costed threats and the -1/-1 clause is somewhat negligible when you're talkink about creatures with 6 P/T on average.
Keep it on!
2 months ago
Since this list is really about ramping, I suggest you change the parameters and/or title to include non-creature ramp spells and also creatures and spells that reduce casting costs, which are all just as useful. If this is somehow too impure for your list, I'd be happy to start my own. Just let me know! Here's a few off the top of my head (some are actual dork creatures you're currently missing): Cabal Stronghold , Smothering Tithe , Paradise Mantle , Springleaf Drum , Utopia Sprawl , Fertile Ground , Dawn's Reflection , Market Festival , Weirding Wood , Overgrowth , Wild Growth , Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip, Explore , Harvest Season , Pyretic Ritual , Geosurge , Black Lotus , Mox Opal , Mox Amber , Mox Tantalite , Rosheen Meanderer , Gargos, Vicious Watcher , Heartless Summoning , Growth Spiral , Incubation Druid , Harabaz Druid , Savage Ventmaw
2 months ago
It would be good to remove Temple of the False God , thats not a very good card for your opening hand, its pretty much only good once you already have plenty of mana, and in an Orzhov sacrifice deck you'll want cheap creatures that may or may not even use colorless mana to summon. Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse are similarly not good for much, you dont have a very big mana fixing issue to put up with in a two color deck so I'd replace those with some basics or some two color lands if your budget allows for some of the better ones. Field of Ruin , Ghost Quarter , and Tectonic Edge are also some cards to consider to help you deal with problem lands. The lack of a need to fix your mana would also lead me to replace Armillary Sphere , Journeyer's Kite , and Wayfarer's Bauble with some actual artifact ramp. Fellwar Stone , Mind Stone , and Commander's Sphere would be great for you. Now that mana is out of the way, Lets talk sacrificing; How are you going to do it and why? As for how, Right now your only way to sac creatures is your commander. that will make it hard to do if your commander gets taken, killed, or otherwise stuck in the command zone. you also want a little more variety as to the effects you get from sacrificing critters. Bloodsoaked Altar just came out with 2020 and it can very quickly make an army of demons out of low cost creatures or even spirit tokens. Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar also just fill up your mana pool for sacrificing creatures, which will help you cast even more spells. Of course, Yahenni, Undying Partisan can sacrifice creatures like there's no tomorrow and make for a very effective blocker. As for why you would want to sac a creature, you hit that pretty well with Grave Pact and Butcher of Malakir , you can force death triggers to proc for doing something that was already benefiting you. Pawn of Ulamog is a really nice death trigger and so is Black Market , and both of those will net you some serious mana if you let them. The best way I've found is to find cards with "when a creature dies" in the rules text, and there's too many of them for me to list here so I'll direct you to Scryfall.com to find more. Victimize is just one of many ways for sacrificing creatures to help your cause because it lets you get creatures back from the graveyard, and graveyard recursion is something I'd put a lot of thought into here. Eternal Taskmaster is pretty okay with it, and any effect that puts the card into your hand rather than onto the battlefield will dodge Graveyard hate like Ashes of the Abhorrent and Rest in Peace . Phyrexian Delver , Phyrexian Reclamation , Exhume , Animate Dead , and Reanimate are all very good ways to "recycle" your creatures. And of course, as long as you're putting graveyard recursion into your deck, cards like Final Parting , Entomb and Buried Alive are all much better tutors than they otherwise would be. On the whole, if you need to swap cards for new ones, start by cutting the cards in your deck that are CMC 4 or more. Cheap creatures hurt a lot less to sacrifice, and they make Heartless Summoning a much better card. any creatures with Enter the Battlefield effects would be my go to cards to sac and recur.
2 months ago
My point about Ugin is that it does NOT trigger your commander draw ability. If you run him for the discount it's pretty good nonetheless and I can suggest to double up on that effect with Heartless Summoning if your deck can manage the -1/-1 to your creatures. Keep on the good work!
Heartless Summoning occurrence in decks from the last year
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