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High Market Discussion
1 week ago
Maybe add more ways to get lands into grave. I like whisperwood as a subtle way to do that. It and all the token generators work well with sac outlets
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1 week ago
Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help.
Overall your deck looks really good, but consider more early game plays? Max out on mana dorks as they're excellent with Meren; able to ramp into her faster and then being sac fodder to get experience counters:
If adding more one drop green mana dorks then more Forests are wanted to consistently be able to play one turn one. Add more Forests or lands that can ETB untapped turn one to make green mana such as Llanowar Wastes or simply cut some Swamps for more Forests. My advice is have more Forests than Swamps if adding more one drop green mana dorks. Consider cutting just about all lands that ETB tapped? Replacing them with lands that don't ETB tapped or more basic lands.
Meren benefits from more self sacing creatures and sac outlets to get experience counters faster.
Buried Alive and Fauna Shaman are busted with Meren's ability to reanimate or recur a creature. Fauna is a repeatable effect to get a creature into your graveyard and tutor for another one. I see Razaketh here; great creature to tutor for with Buried or Fauna and then reanimate with it low mana cost reanimation: Renaimate, Apprentice Necromancer , Animate Dead , Victimize or Life / Death .
Other low mana cost cards to consider adding:
- Skullclamp : draw and sac outlet.
- Veteran Explorer : basic land ramp.
- Elvish Visionary : two drop draw.
- Wall of Blossoms : two drop draw.
Lands within the deck's budget to consider adding:
Cards to consider cutting:
- Crypt of Agadeem
- Golgari Rot Farm
- Grim Backwoods
- Temple of the False God
- Barren Moor
- Bramble Sovereign
- Butcher of Malakir
- Golgari Findbroker
- Izoni, Thousand-Eyed
- Llanowar Dead
- Mindwrack Demon
- Savra, Queen of the Golgari
- Torgaar, Famine Incarnate
- Underrealm Lich
- Kodama's Reach
- Skyshroud Claim
- Deadbridge Chant
- Open the Graves
- Ever After
If you like some of these suggestions then I offer more advice including explanations of why I'm suggesting to cut these cards, etc. Good luck with your deck.
1 week ago
Mono black decks can take advantage of some very specific cards: Jet Medallion , Caged Sun , and Contamination (if you're feeling spikey), Cabal Ritual , and Bubbling Muck . The rituals hurt a lot less due to Villis's amazing ability to draw cards. Heartless Summoning is also a fantastic creature ramp card when your deck is composed primarily of large creatures like demons, however it prevents you from keeping x/1 creatures around. In my opinion it is VERY worth it because there is little difference between an 8/8 and a 7/7 but saving 2 mana on every creature makes a huge impact.
Mindslicer makes everyone hell bent but you will often pull ahead with Villis afterward so it could be a decent include.
Villis costs ALOT of mana and adding commander tax to that makes it crippling so I suggest including some ways to cheat him into play through reanimiation or other tricks. Geode Golem and Command Beacon can get Villis out of the command zone much sooner than normal and you can abuse Black's amazing reanimation spells to cheat him into play more efficiently than returning him to the command zone. Chainer, Dementia Master , Animate Dead , Dance of the Dead , Reanimate (also draws you 8 cards after he enters!!), Strands of Night , there are so many more I haven't listed.
Loxodon Warhammer is a fantastic equipment that serves multiple purpose by giving your flying demons trample and the much desires lifelink. This also turns Villis into a 2 hit commander damage killer making it even a win condition.
Including some quality sacrifice outlets feels like a must in a mono black deck because you are always playing with the grave. High Market and Miren, the Moaning Well are great sac outlets in land slots. Ashnod's Altar , Phyrexian Altar , Spawning Pit and Dimir House Guard are also good option that can serve multiple purposes.
1 month ago
Hi again mate,
thank you for the suggestion. As far as utility lands go I already have a ton of utility lands that tap only for colorless ( Phyrexian Tower , High Market , Rogue's Passage , Vault of the Archangel , among others) or don't tap for mana at all like Maze of Ith and Glacial Chasm . This puts an enormous strain on the manabase and the deck cannot handle more lands like this without start affecting the ability to cast my spells on time. I won't deny that Hall of Heliod's Generosity is an excellent card that would add recursion capacity to deck but atm I am even cutting Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion for the very same reason.
1 month ago
Removing Seedcradle Witch for Eldrazi Displacer - Seedcradle Witch has been fairly underwhelming in my experience, it basically requires 10 mana to untap Rhys the Redeemed and then tap again to double tokens... it's hard to hold that much mana open (let alone 6 for Rhys himself)
- Forest for High Market (ouch)
1 month ago
Yeah, I think I'm going to add Eldrazi Displacer to blink the Hermits.. it also blinks Reveillark , Avenger of Zendikar and Geist-Honored Monk - it also flickers Stuffy Doll to name a new victi... player.
1 month ago
High Market occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.09%
WB (Orzhov): 0.68%