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|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice an artifact or creature.
Draw cards equal to the converted mana cost of the sacrificed permanent.
6 months ago
You're really low on lands, you should push the number of lands to 23-24. You're pretty set when it comes to color fixing (ability to reliably pay all the colors of your deck), so I think some more plains should cover it. Other than that your deck is pretty cohesive and should work well (+1). You might want to consider Righteous Valkyrie as a replacement for Inspiring Overseer as the Overseer is pretty underwhelming. If you need the card draw, there are better options in black such as Reckoner's Bargain, Morbid Curiosity, Sign in Blood, Deadly Dispute, and Night's Whisper, just to name a few. Hope this helps.
1 year ago
I might run fewer/creatures, since stickfingers will until you reveal x creatures, not just x cards. The fewer you have the higher chance you hit one that destroys the table if you just overload on ramp and reanimates. Rather than these things Crawl from the Cellar,Ghoul's Feast,Gravepurge I'd focus on just reanimating and is easy to get and will probably serve you better. If you really do want it back in your hand Genesis Skullwinder and Eternal Witness do this while attached to a body.
Rather than sending to your hand these will just bring back Diregraf Rebirth, Victimize, Reanimate, Exhume, Unearth, Whisper, Blood Liturgist, Stitch Together,Dread Return.Geth, Lord of the Vault is expensive but can fill your yard as well as revive others. Finale of Devastation revives or tutors, and is a finisher.
Rampant Growth is slightly inferior to Three Visits and Nature's Lore as long as your dual lands have both typesOvergrown Tomb, Bayou, Woodland Chasm, although I'd definitely run all three if there's room. Culling Ritual would be an amazing ramp/wipe card you can use to nuke all tokens and then cast stickfingers. Sakura-Tribe Elder is just rampant growth that works as a blocker for one turn, and it is another creature in your graveyard. Lotus Cobra ramps too, particularly with your other ramp options.
And you'll likey have enough mana to use Decree of Pain, if not, other wipe options are Damnation,Pernicious Deed,Death Cloud,Deathbringer Regent,In Garruk's Wake,Killing Wave,Necromantic Selection,Plague Wind,Reiver Demon,Toxic Deluge. Torment of Hailfire works as a finisher too Endurance is basically the only way you can protect your graveyard that I can think of. I'd probably run Veil of Summer too.
Since you'll have access to really big creatures these can be nice for draw. Greater Good, Momentous Fall, Return of the Wildspeaker, Garruk, Primal Hunter, Morbid Curiosity, Life's Legacy, Disciple of Bolas, Doom Weaver, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds.
I think every single black deck should run Dauthi Voidwalker, and the more grave hate you have the more you could take advantage of Living End/Living Death if you use these as mass reanimates. they are the cheapest.
You have a fairly high number of tutors, and a ton of ramp, so i'd consider Panglacial Wurm. It's a card you dont need to waste a draw to get and can be cast instant speed. And its fun to surprise people with it at least once.
1 year ago
ThatWeirdPerson, I had to think about this one, but I think that if you sacrifice Protean Hulk to Morbid Curiosity, then they can still use a Disallow or Tale's End to counter Protean Hulks trigger, but if they counter Morbid Curiosity then protean hulk gets the trigger. But don't take my word for it.
I also just realized I'm dumb because I misread Protean Hulk and thought that you get to put ALL creatures with mana cost of 6 or less on the battlefield, which just seemed ubsurd. But no, there was one word that I missed.
1 year ago
The problem with Blood Artist and Kitchen Finks is that protean hulk has a cost limit of 6 and with the other cards they just cant fit into gap. I ruled out Smothering Abomination a while ago because I don't always have something that I want to sac to sac at my upkeep. Rhystic Tutor has always been filler for another tutor, I think Traverse the Ulvenwald could fit well here, because even if we already have the hulk, we can still tutor up a land to make sure we hit our drops. Wishclaw Talisman has always been interesting. You could target whoever has the least interaction, use a different tutor if you can find one, or really just pray to god that your opponents are too selfish to want removal and rely on one of the many backup win-cons. As for the first two tutors you mentioned, too slow for a turn 7 win or earlier. Primal Command is a good suggestion but I have tried to cut back on 5+ tutors cuz I don't wanna have my tutor countered right before turn 6 (The most important turn ). Only reason Final Partings in here is because it tutors up the infinite turn combo very nicely. Grim Backwoods costs 4 mana and a creature to draw a single card so I don't think it'll be included here. Burnished Hart is just more ramp that I don't exactly depend on and Morbid Curiosity is an intriguing card that ill continue to consider. Does the protean hulk trigger go on top of the stack or does the morbid go first?
1 year ago
I love your deck! It looks really cool and fun to play, and you certainly do a better job of explaining how your deck works than I do with mine.
Citanul Flute could work, but Protean Hulk costs seven mana, so it'd take longer than other tutors. Corpse Connoisseur is another possibility, but again, Protean hulk costs seven mana so it'd be difficult to get with your commander. Primal Command could work well, as well as Traverse the Ulvenwald. Morbid Curiosity, Smothering Abomination, Grim Backwoods, and Burnished Hart all might work.
Now for cards to remove. I will say that Rhystic Tutor is a staggeringly bad card, and if your opponent knows how your deck works, they will almost always pay the. Wishclaw Talisman allows you to search for your combo pieces, but could also allow opponents to search for just the right card to counter your combo. I haven't really playtested your deck much, so I can't really see any other weak cards just by looking at the decklist.
I'll also say that I'm not as experinced a Magic player as I made myself sound, so be careful when taking my advice. And you know your deck much better than I do, so you probably know that some of the cards I sugggested won't work.
1 year ago
2 years ago
I love it and hate it.
I think you should cut like half the board wipes. And add cards like Village Rites, Burnt Offering, Deadly Dispute, Altar's Reap, Costly Plunder, Diabolic Intent, Tormented Thoughts, Morbid Curiosity, Mind Extraction, Momentous Fall, Natural Order, Life's Legacy, Eldritch Evolution, Metamorphosis, and last consider Bonds of Mortality. All of these cards pair well with your cmdr. Meaning you'll need less board wipes as you will always have it in the command zone.
3 years ago
jakethewhale007, It's not updated on this list as I'm in the middle of playtesting them these next few weeks to see how it plays out, but I'm in the middle of experimenting with Infiltration Lens, The Ozolith, and Parting Thoughts.
Most people let the first hit with Licia through, but then they have to block her which makes Infiltration Lens pretty valuable as it basically says gain 7-10 life and draw 2 cards. I was looking for other cards like Morbid Curiosity and came across Parting Thoughts. Since Licia is capable of putting +1/+1 counters on herself, this seems pretty good and could garner about 6 cards for 3 mana.
The Ozolith is the card that I'm worried about the most as it doesn't do anything on its own, and I don't know if the stuff I'm dreaming of being able to do with it is just edh magical christmas land. However, since we're already sacrificing Licia for value, it feels good to be able to save her +1/+1 counters and either put it back on Licia, or put it on one of our other life linkers like Hushbringer or Lurrus of the Dream-Den which would make it easier to recast Licia after we attack with them. Plus it would give more targets for Parting Thoughts. To go with the ozolith, I also re-added Tymna the Weaver since these cards lean a bit more into aggression and Tymna is another life linker that turns aggression into card advantage.