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Whenever a creature dies, if another creature is on the battlefield, return the first card to the battlefield under its owner's control at the beginning of the next end step.
1 week ago
You might like these: Meteor Golem , Pestilence , Eternal Thirst , Sadistic Glee , Grim Haruspex , Smothering Abomination , Hell's Caretaker , Lifeline , Endless Whispers , Cauldron of Souls , Shizo, Death's Storehouse , Infernal Genesis , Black Market , Pitiless Plunderer , Pawn of Ulamog
1 week ago
king-saproling Oh that's so spicyy. Lifeline could actually be so legit. From my experience zedru doesn't stay along for very long so Dominus of Fealty might be a bit janky, but this whole deck is so i might add it to the maybeboard and test it out. Thanks a lot, also love the goat cheese deck. :)
1 week ago
Perusing Zedruu builds and came across this one (I built a voltron Zedruu if you want to check it out). I dig that you built a deck around your favorite card, which happens to be a really cool one! One of my faves is Endless Whispers so I totally understand your love for giving people things they don't want.
Have you considered Dominus of Fealty ? You can take things with Dominus and permanently redistribute them to new controllers with Zedruu. Another card you might like is Bronze Bombshell . The Bombshell would be extra neat with a Gift of Immortality or Lifeline , allowing you to ": deal 7 damage to target opponent" once during each player's turn. Not the strongest thing ever, but its funny.
1 week ago
You might like these: Pitiless Plunderer , Black Market , Requiem Angel , Lifeline , Cauldron of Souls , Aetherworks Marvel , Zulaport Cutthroat , Field of Souls , Ogre Slumlord , Cavalier of Night , Cavalier of Dawn , Murder Investigation , Blade of the Bloodchief , Eternal Thirst , Archon of Justice
2 weeks ago
Hey man! I always like Esper. Here're some suggestions; feel free to ignore any or all of them:
In your description, you say you need help with win conditions. I think it's important to keep in mind, if you don't already, that too many win conditions will actually hinder your deck. This is because with more discrete combos, you raise the number of 'dead' draws in your deck; drawing half of two combos that don't go together makes Jac a sad boi. So while I do agree you could use more win conditions, I think only adding another one or (maybe) to is probably the best route.
In the spirit of (1), you may find that having a powerful reanimation package can be one of the secondary win cons you're looking for. Tidespout Tyrant used to be one of the top reanimation targets in legacy (maybe it still is -- I don't understand that format anymore), and running him will let you draw Animate Dead sans Leonin Relic-Warder and still have a good shot at winning.
To that end, you should run Entomb and Buried Alive . Tutoring to the 'yard not only puts your Leonin Relic-Warder right where you want him, but also your Sheoldred, Whispering One /any other reanimation targets you may want. There're some other reanimation spells to consider, some that work with Leonin Relic-Warder and some that don't. Consider: Reanimate , Exhume (if you wanna get spicy), Dance of the Dead and/or Unburial Rites . Unburial Rites is one of my favorite cards, especially since you can tutor it with Entomb .
I think Path to Exile is strictly worse, in EDH, than Swords to Plowshares . Ramping an opponent in a format where everyone is doing busted stuff is dangerous, but giving them six or more life points may be irrelevant, especially since this seems to be a combo deck.
Your Brainstorm is good, but it'd be better with more shuffle effects in your deck. While Prismatic Vista and the other generic fetches (see Marsh Flats , etc.) can be very expensive, slow fetches like Flood Plain and/or Bad River are fine alternatives.
In addition to your Brainstorm , I cannot recommend Ponder and it's lil' brother Preordain highly enough. These two may not look like much, but being able to dig to what you need and past what you don't for one mana is a pretty great feeling. I run them in all my blue decks, and (with very limited exceptions) always like drawing them.
You've got some pretty good rocks, but there're ways to improve your ramp base. I've been very impressed with the talismans ( Talisman of Dominance , Talisman of Hierarchy and Talisman of Progress ) as slightly-better signets, and it's important not to discount Thought Vessel , Everflowing Chalice or Mind Stone .
You have some very powerful artifacts: Bolas's Citadel , Thornbite Staff , and Lifeline all seem like game-changers in this deck. Consider running Whir of Invention to get them out when you have the mana. Reshape or, if you're rich, Transmute Artifact are also good. Non-to-battlefield tutors, like Demonic Tutor , Enlightened Tutor or Vampiric Tutor are good, but expensive; like with fetch lands, there're other, more accessible options. Consider Diabolic Tutor , Lim-Dul's Vault , Beseech the Queen and/or Dark Petition , which are all fine tutors in themselves.
If you don't have fundamental issues with counter-magic, you should run some -- it'll protect you and your combo. Gold-standard counters ( Force of Will and Mana Drain ) are expensive AF, but you can consider other perfectly powerful options as well. Counterspell is good, and I've been very impressed with Spell Snare (which counters an overload-ed Cyclonic Rift REALLY nicely). If you've got Ad Nauseam players like me in your play ground, Dispel can be a worthy inclusion; Dovin's Veto is another combo-breaker for high-power tables.
To return to (1-3), you may want Aetherflux Reservoir as another win condition since it combos so nicely with Bolas's Citadel . If you can get a Sensei's Divining Top in the mix, things get nutty pretty quick.
Right. That's all I got. Good luck!
3 weeks ago
May I suggest the following?: Counterspell Negate Swan Song Delay as for the counters. They're just a must have in a blue controllish scenario when you want to avoid any trouble until you have your commander out. But they're also useful in the later stages of the game when you want to "nope" the key/finisher cards of your opponent(s). Blue is also known for it's draw power: Mystic Remora (the more affordable) and Rhystic Study both really shine in MP sessions.
White has also some nice control enchantments like: Oblivion Ring
, Banishing Light , Hieromancer's Cage , Stasis Snare or Suspension Field . I suggest to add one or two, to exile the biggest threat IF necessary (I'm looking at you generic Eldrazi with anihilator 4) You have 38 creatures in the deck. With Patriarch's Bidding you already have an excellent ressurection option IF ever needed (with this creature stock) so maybe taking out Lifeline and adding some ramp like Arcane Signet , Fellwar Stone , Coalition Relic or even Herald's Horn to reduce the mana cost of your slivers. Aggro decks (naturally) tend to attract more attention on the table. You also want to protect yourself from massive board-wipes with maybe Teferi's Protection , Boros Charm or Heroic Intervention . But use them yourself Planar Cleansing , Phyrexian Rebirth or Merciless Eviction should be some nice sideboard add's when facing maybe goblin's or vampires (also very aggro tribes) I'd rather run (target) permanent removals: Assassin's Trophy , Generous Gift , Beast Within than tutors (but this is a very personal choice) because your commander already is tutoring up all the other needs. Maybe add one more land tutor. Skyshroud Claim for example. first sliver could cascade you a massive amount of creatures in just one big scoop. A must have. Also maybe reduce the amount of the +/+ Slivers to get some room for the more necessary ramp and control you need to stabilize your game. I hope this helps to stabilize your gameplan. HF
1 month ago
Lifeline is a card every apostle deck should have, IMO, especially since it makes onsided board whipes useless against you
1 month ago
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