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Journey to Eternity
Legendary Enchantment — Aura
Enchant creature you control
When enchanted creature dies, return it to the battlefield under you control, then return Journey to Eternity to the battlefield transformed under your control.
Journey to Eternity Discussion
1 week ago
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3 weeks ago
A lot to think about for sure! Ok but to get to the point: I think i will keep the land count at 35 (
Journey to Eternity
Flip will become one) and I've added a mana dork. I fundamentally disagree with the notion that this deck in particular needs less land. Since Jarad doesn't tap for his ability, I want to be able to use it as much as possible. With extra card draw like
I will still be able to draw creatures even if my draw step is a land. Also, in case of a kill spell or board wipe, I can still sac the biggest creatures before the spell as a deterrent and last resort. I think that
won't be as good as some of the fatties that you suggest to take out. Yes it does deal a flat 10 damage if saced by his ability, and 5 if used in another, but it is quite plausible by the end of the game that many of the fatties will exceed 10 power.
Anyway, thank you for the suggestions, I rather enjoy the discussions regarding deck strategies!
1 month ago
Alright, let's get back in the field.
Lords and Anthems
A longtime staple for tribes, dating all the way back to Zombie Master , and almost every tribe wants them. Since you're looking to put a lot of 'Crows on board, Lords of course buff them, and enables your ability to close a game without depending on commander damage. Some come with bells and whistles, and depending on what build you want, not all of these will make the cut. Anthems help with this as well, but vanilla Anthems won't give you the same mileage as a Lord. Nevertheless, it's worth considering everything at your disposal.
Adaptive Automaton - A standard Lord that mixes with any tribe, and maybe not ideal for Reaper, Lords are just good in general
Brass Herald - A little costly, but a recruiter and Lord in one is a nice option; I would only be comfortable recommending this if your creature count is high
Metallic Mimic - A de facto Lord, and is prime for ETB abuse
Etchings of the Chosen - Making your general hard to deal with should always be welcome
Radiant Destiny - I think Vigilance is a little too vanilla to make the cut in EDH, but it's worth considering
Shared Triumph - As far as Anthems go, this one is sold mostly by its appealing mana cost
Door of Destinies - Given that you will cast a lot of Scarecrows, Door will put in work
Cover of Darkness - I think Cover is a little too Voltron-ish for King, but it's an option
Kindred Boon - Mostly just protection for King and at least is worth considering
Steely Resolve - Tribe-wide Shroud seems very good for any tribe that can use it
That Which Was Taken - Protection for anything, plus synergizes with Artifact support
Drawing is strange in EDH. Not everything good is usable here since you still want to find synergy, but there are plenty of options, and most of them will serve you well on a budget.
Deep Analysis - Its initial cost can be rough, but Flashback is great,
Dig Through Time - Given how long EDH games can go, Dig usually has plenty of Delve fodder to be affordable
Distant Melody - A decent choice for any EDH tribal
Thoughtcast - Solid in anything Artifacts
Greed - It's an option
Mind Stone - Doubles over as a mana rock, but its draw ability is mainly what you want for late game
Thopter Spy Network - Generates fodder and enables draws, and while maybe not great, is nice nonetheless
Tutors and the Like
Consistency in function is crucial to your deck, and depending on who all you play with, the tempo of games could afford you time for otherwise less ideal options.
Scheming Symmetry - Better with more people at the table, but is an option
Planar Portal - Maybe a little costly, but it tutors anything and is a personal favorite
Planar Bridge - Even more costly than Portal, but can just churn a permanent out of the deck
Saheeli's Directive - Costly, but powerful, plus it gives a little extra utility to Artifacts that you don't immediately have use for or don't tap
I'm no expert in juggling lands for multicolor EDH, but there are some solid good stuff lands for such a format. This is probably where most of your attention is going to go because Shocks, Fetches, and the like are outside your budget, leaving you working with more strict cards. I'm including transforming cards because the Land forms are mostly what will concern you, although keep in mind their original forms should provide some utility as well.
Arch of Orazca - A colorless land can suck, but one that can keep cards in hand is worth noting
Command Tower - Don't question it
Glimmervoid - Staple for Artifact EDH
Mirrodin's Core - Super budget and requires some planning, but is flexible
Opal Palace - Decent fixing, plus it softens the pain of casting your general for the sixth time in a game
Path of Ancestry Color fixing with perks for casting your general
What to Ditch
This is where I start to fall off, since I've only ever built Voltron and Superfriends EDH decks. But I do have solid overall advice for deck building, period: consider what cards bring to the table. If you find that a card doesn't quite work well, look for something to better get this machine working. Try to get as much synergy out of your cards as possible, so things with linear and okay-ish function may not be worth keeping. Always test and see what happens. A lot of things that are good on paper don't iron out in practice, and likewise things that don't iron out on paper are great in practice.
Hopefully this all helps you find your way with the deck. Of course, since I'm no expert in this field, feel free to do further research for tips and cards. There are plenty of other King EDH decks on TappedOut, and people love to build things differently, so there likely are going to be things I've missed that someone else considers a no-brainer inclusion. Additionally, utilize Google and MTGSalvation for more ideas. Lastly, deckcycling puts it on the front page for people to see, and possibly give you a hand. There's a lot of room to build here, and there are likewise a lot of people who can advise you.
2 months ago
Love this deck! I'm in the process of building a very similar one. I wish thrumming stone weren't so darn expensive! I'm sure when I buy one they'll immediately reprint it, or ban it...
I've compiled a list of cards I'm considering that aren't in your deck. I expect that many of them are cards you either: 1. Thought about and decided against. 2. Didn't want to shell out the cash for, (I feel ya) 3. Don't use in your play group. (I noticed you've got no tutors. A card like Mausoleum Secrets is very affordable and super strong in this deck. If your playgroup or you personally avoid tutors for balance/powerlevel/gameplay reasons, I commend you.) Hopefully there's a card or two in this list that make you say "oooh!", because your deck certainly got that reaction from me! Bloodbond March is INSANE and it's only 50 cents!
If any of these cards are like... aggressively bad, let me know so I don't put them in my deck, haha. I'm assuming you've actually assembled and playtested the deck, whereas I am still residing in the magical christmas land of my mind.
Erebos, God of the Dead
Archfiend of Depravity
Ob Nixilis, Unshackled
Butcher of Malakir
Journey to Eternity Flip
Dictate of Erebos
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
I haven't put much thought into what you would cut if you like any of these, aside from Blighted Fen . Once you get Bontu's Monument , Herald's Horn , or Jet Medallion out, Blighted Fen and any basic forests you end up with are gonna feel bad. Initiates of the Ebon Hand and Bog Initiate are spicy ways to fix the issue, but they are also... bad.
Side note: I'm curious how Rancor would be in this deck. It's a weird cost/benefit analysis because of course you want as many rats as possible, but when you can rancor to boost your sac creature +2/+0, then it pops back into your hand every time, it seems like the recursion value might add up. Also allows you to trample through extra damage on one player if they're gaining life. Anyone feel free to explain why Rancor is a dumb idea in this deck :)
2 months ago
2 months ago
2 months ago
Okay now the latest updates:
- Journey to Eternity Flip: With both Homeward Path and Volrath's Stronghold now available and with creatures being relatively low cost (the exception being Avenger of Zendikar ) I feel like this was just something that had to be done sooner or later. If someone is stealing creatures from the graveyard, just pull out the Homeward Path and get them back (also a good political card in these matchups). The only issue is effects like The Scarab God where tokens are created instead. There are just too many way to have this enchantment fall apart before it flips, and you either have to have the boardwipe in hand or bargain for someone else to kill the creature (which will most likely not be blocked, and players will rarely swing in for cheap damage while this is in play)
- Amulet of Vigor : This was added very early on and when the deck was playing a lot of tap lands and was focused around Scapeshift and Splendid Reclamation for big mana. However as time went on, and as Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth was added, along with ways to search out multiple lands at once along with tutors, this card has felt more and more underwhelming. Only use I can really think is for a Thawing Glaciers + Amulet of Vigor to try and thin out basics from the deck but honestly the deck does that well enough already.
- Volrath's Stronghold : Fresh out of the post, excited to see how well this works as a utility land to recur creatures like Avenger of Zendikar , Dread Presence or even Ramunap Excavator . High hopes here.
- Boseiju, Who Shelters All : I will keep a close eye on the performance of this card. This should in theory help bring home those wins versus control style decks that aren't playing out Venser, Shaper Savant or spell copying effects that will cause an Exsanguinate or Torment of Hailfire to backfire.
The immediate future:
- Beseech the Queen : I have a feeling that this might be either a bridge too far (diminishing return on tutors) or the perfect include as it fits theme and the playstyle (generate a whole bunch of mana from Coffers + Urborg and just search out the Torment/Exsanguinate for the win). The cuts here will most likely be Mina and Denn, Wildborn as I have not felt their abilities being really that effective.
- More Basics: Sheltered Thicket will be cut to fit in another basic forest, also the basic land images will be updated for alterations once they arrive.
Journey to Eternity occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.07%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%