Look at the top five cards of your library. As many times as you choose, you may pay 1 life, put those cards on the bottom of your library in any order, then look at the top five cards of your library. Then shuffle your library and put the last cards you looked at this way on top of it in any order.
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Lim-Dul's Vault Discussion
3 days ago
Hey, good first draft. I'm having a lot of fun with Krothuss; Runo is just along for the ride.
Your deck doesn't have a Commander. In the deck editor after Runo Stromkirk text add CMDR.
1x Runo Stromkirk (DBL) *CMDR*
When you save and return to the deck Runo will be the official Commander with it's own category and card image.
Consider cutting a few lands: Temple of the False God and some basic lands, for some more cards to help setup Runo to transform?
Hullbreaker Horror is a new Kraken who has great interaction with Krothuss. Hullbreaker + Sol Ring + Mana Crypt is infinite colorless mana by bounce/cast each of these mana rocks. Hullbreaker + Sol Ring + Mox Amber is infinite colorless mana as well as blue/black mana if you control Runo or Krothuss. If you control token copies of Hullbreaker then these combos can bounce all your opponents nonland permanents and keep doing this on your turn to lock your opponents out of having nonland permanents as well as clear the battlefield of blockers to attack.
Wonder is powerful for Kraken who don't have evasion such as Hullbreaker, Spawning Kraken, 9/9 Kraken tokens, etc. An effect to give all creatures you control flying is needed with Stormtide Leviathan. Buried Alive can get Wonder as well as two other creatures you want to reanimate or help to transform Runo.
Vile Entomber has Entomb which can be helpful with Krothuss. Vile can first support to setup Runo then when Krothuss/Vile attack make a token copy of it to get Wonder while in combat. Baleful Strix is a good Dimir creature and can be repeatable draw with Krothuss. Mutate Strix with Sea-Dasher Octopus on top for a draw engine with Krothuss.
Some upgrades to consider:
- Hullbreaker Horror --> Shipbreaker Kraken
- Wonder --> Fleet Swallower
- Vile Entomber --> Elder Deep-Fiend
- Baleful Strix --> Cadaver Imp
- Mox Amber --> Hedron Archive
Good luck with your deck.
5 days ago
Hey, nice version, but you forgot Whelming Wave?
Frantic Search is a really good enabler for Runo, by discarding a 6 CMC creature and then use the three lands you untap to cast Runo. Lim-Dul's Vault is another excellent enabler since you have a lot of life in Commander.
Reanimation helps when playing so many high CMC creatures and a low amount of lands. With Apprentice Necromancer the creature you reanimate has haste letting it attack to be copied by Krothuss the same turn you reanimate. Obsessive Stitcher is a repeatable looter and can reanimate even at instant speed on your last opponent's turn to then attack with that creature and Krothuss on your turn. Both these reanimation sources are creatures which can be helpful with Krothuss, if the battlefield is clear to attack to copy. Victimize is sac a creature, most likely a token copy, to reanimate any two creatures.
Victimize and Time Warp, etc. here go well with Archaeomancer to recur them to cast again because Archaeomancer is a creature who Krothuss can copy. Can be infinite extra turns for repeatable five mana as long as Krothuss can keep attacking and copying Archaeomancer. Baleful Strix is great to mutate with Sea-Dasher Octopus, making a 2/2 Octopus with flying, deathtouch, draw a card when it ETB and when it does combat damage to a player.
Attacking creature you want to copy with Krothuss, Spawning Kraken, 9/9 Krakens, etc. can really benefit from evasion. Wonder is nice because you can discard it and you have a lot of Islands. Archetype of Imagination is a 6 CMC creature who also makes your creatures nearly unblockable and pairs with Stormtide Leviathan. Junk Winder is a Serpent who pairs well with Spawning to tap down opponent blockers.
If interested I offer suggestions of cards to cut. Good luck with your deck.
pleH on Traumatide
5 days ago
mlequesne, hey, fair warning, big ol' blurb incoming. I really appreciated you getting my thought train going again since it's lead to a really fun night of brainstorming ways of getting the Isochron Scepter combo into the list and I wanted to talk about it a bit.
Initially I was skeptical about the combo since Dramatic Reversal didn't target anything or provide too much on it's own. That said, I still don't think it's the perfect new addition, but it's definitely not useless. In playtesting it usually ends up being used as a minor ritual to net 1 mana. On the other hand, Isochron Scepter is an AMAZING new addition. Like, I didn't realize how many solid targets I already had in the deck for it! In the realm of infinites, for 7 mana both Path to Exile and Tithe loop with Emeria Shepherd and Repository Skaab as long as any Plains remain in the deck, and I can replace Reanimate with Shallow Grave to loop Repository Skaab since it sacrificing itself gets around SG's EoT exile. For just solid value being able to cast Lim-Dul's Vault every turn for Axis of Mortality seems nice, being able to fill the graveyard with Entomb is a decent option as well, and of course there's always Swan Song. On the rare occasion that I do get Dramatic Reversal on the scepter, Cephalid Illusionist can actually mill the whole deck and win like that, Verity Circle can tap everything forever, Vilis, Broker of Blood gets silly, Magus of the Bazaar and Mirror-Mad Phantasm mill as much as needed... honestly the options are crazy.
Anyways just wanted to say thanks again for getting me back in the groove. I've already ordered in the new additions and can't wait to get them sleeved up.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Hey, good start. This new Commander is really interesting and I like that there's at least two different clear ways to setup to transform him.
It's too bad you're going with a restrictive creature type theme since Baleful Strix and Tomebound Lich are quite good creatures with Krothuss, Lord of the Deep and Lich is a discard outlet for Runo/other reanimation. You're playing many nonHuman, nonMerfolk and nonKraken/Leviathan/Octopus/Serpent creatures therefore maybe make the exception for these two?
42 is a lot of creatures. Consider cutting some for some more low CMC spells to help to setup Runo by getting a 6 CMC or greater creature into your graveyard or putting one from your hand on top of your library?
Spellseeker is a very good Human especially if you get to make copies of her with Krothuss. Archetype of Imagination is a 6 CMC Human and it makes it very difficult for your opponents to block Krothuss/the attacking creature/attacking token copy of that creature; basically they're unblockable. Pair Archetype with Stormtide Leviathan.
Obsessive Stitcher is a Human, a looter for Runo and best of all a reanimation source that can be at instant speed. Archaeomancer is a Human and it can recur a reanimation spell such as Victimize or any other instant/sorcery; it's nice if you get to make copies of her with Krothuss.
Some cards to consider cutting:
- Enlightened Maniac
- Library Larcenist
- Docent of Perfection
- Voldaren Pariah
- Shipbreaker Kraken
- Icebreaker Kraken
- Inga Rune-Eyes
- Trench Behemoth
- Wayfarer's Bauble
- Sky Diamond
- Nadir Kraken
Good luck with your deck.
4 weeks ago
I do, but I haven't updated the list to my current deck in a few months. Normally the list is private, but I went ahead and made it public. Be warned the sideboard/maybeboard is a bit of a mess, I believe the Maybeboard are cards that used to be in that I've tried at once point or not and removed for one reason or another, and the sideboard are cards I've had interest in but never put in yet.
My current list has changed, I've cut it down to only 5 of the bounce cards and replaced the recently banned hullbreacher. I'll go in and try to update it sometime this week to be current.
Also, I forgot that topdeck manipulation is exactly what you want to lean into in order to flip Stromkirk, so Ula's Temple could synergize. Some great cards to consider for that are Lim-Dul's Vault and Diabolic Vision
1 month ago
This looks like so much fun to play and I'm so interested in making it! I do want to ask about Vedalken Orrery as it doesn't work with Muldrotha, the Gravetide's ability so do you just have it because it's a good card? There's not a lot of card draw here so I think I'm going to personally not run it. I'm also going to swap out Intuition for Lim-Dul's Vault or even Fact or Fiction just to cut down on costs.
Amazing deck! Thank you for an amazing starter point :)
3 months ago
@Lanzo493 - I made some alterations last night. Vault is in, i picked up Mystical Tutor, Cruel Tutor, Farseek, Lim-Dul's Vault, and Necropotence. I'm not sure how my Doomsday stack will look, i will definitely need Wraith if i add it in. I want to be able to just win when i resolve it, and i don't really see a stack that will let me do that even with an activation of Tasigurs ability. Granted i only spent about a minute on it. Maybe a string of cantrips ending in Thassa's Oracle? Haha. Should have some mana up when i go for it. Mnemonic Betrayal looks interesting. I'll add that to my list of potential acquisitions. Thank you!