|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Battlebond (BBD)||Mythic Rare|
|Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE)||Mythic Rare|
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Creature — Vampire Shade
Whenever you tap a Swamp for mana, add an additional .
: Nirkana Revenant gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
Nirkana Revenant Discussion
1 week ago
I definitely won't take out Urborg and Cabal Stronghold has fallen flat every single time I played this deck. Diabolic Tutor is bad in my opinion when I already have 3 tutor non-creatures and those already feel bad to use when my mana feels very tight so a 4 mana tutor just doesn't do it for me. Mana Vault lets me get out any of my big creatures/citadel out fast and has served me very well so it's staying too. Caged sun is okay but I don't want to do that to my mana curve, Same reason I won't run Nirkana Revenant . The reason I want to run Extraplanar Lens(EL) is that it has the ability to net positive for producible mana and then if it sticks, I just have double mana.
Apprentice Necromancer is a decent cut suggestion. Expedition Map is a decent addition. I might just do that, asking my friend if he has a spare now. Thank you. I don't mean to dismiss your other suggestions outright, I just don't agree with them for experimental reasons. I still appreciate you making me consider things. What I might do is cut Mind Rake and App. Necromancer for Expedition Map and Extraplanar Lens.
3 weeks ago
berryjon: I really like the section in the article where you talk about the 2:1 resource advantage becoming 4:1 in EDH. I play a lot of EDH, and in my experience it has to do with the fact that cards aren't balanced around a four player pod, rather they are balanced on the standard 1v1. For most practical purposes, Seedborn Muse is basically a Nirkana Revenant in terms of mana acceleration; however, when you add more players to the game you see that geometric growth you were talking about.
I don't think it is something you can fix with anything short of a ban (which I'm not really a fan of in general), but going forward perhaps R&D can put some form of limiting clause on cards like this to avoid this kind of unintended power creep. e.g. When Neo-Seedborn Muse enters the battlefield, choose an opponent. Untap all permanents you control during that player's untap step.
1 month ago
Sorin Markov and Sorin's Vengeance wouldn't be bad here. I have both I could trade away if you want. Other cards I have that I'm willing to trade to you that could help this deck is Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet and Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief and Bloodhusk Ritualist .
Directions to take this would be board control, hand control, an aristocrats utilizing Viscera Seer and Blood Artist . Blood Seeker wouldn't hurt against go wide strategies. I have all three of those if you'd to trade for them too.
Nirkana Revenant is great for this deck.
Ob Nixilis, Unshackled can do some serious damage.
Any of the Ob Nixilis planeswalkers and Lili plansewalkers wouldn't hurt
1 month ago
Mire in Misery will probably get rid of an opposing creature when you want the enchantment gone and vice versa though I haven't actually playtested it yet myself, I'm going on the current hot-take groupthink for now. However, because its probably getting something from everyone, it might be good enough. Not sure I guess.
Koskun Falls seems out of character for the deck. My feeling is that your strategy revolves around your opponents' creatures being either dead or being yours. I think you have enough removal to be okay cutting this. If you wanted to keep this slot, the No Mercy listed in your maybeboard is probably a better choice but that would be increasing the budget.
Maybe swap out Nirkana Revenant for Black Market ? The market is a little cheaper both $$ and mana-wise and harder to remove. The revenant certainly gives more mana right off the bat and every turn at least until a boardwipe hits and is something to reanimate with your commander.
Due to budget I think Sheoldred, Whispering One could be a cut. It would bring down your overall CMC while being easier on the wallet but this is a tough one as it is a very, very, very good card and is excellent in the deck and arguably good enough to helm the deck.
Without playing this deck, the cuts are a bit tougher for me to evaluate as I think the card choices are pretty good overall.
In the interests of saving some $$; Jet Medallion could go to something else rampy like Wayfarer's Bauble and Phyrexian Altar could become Unstable Obelisk . The Medallion and the Altar are by far the better cards but it takes awhile to afford all of these cards and in the meantime these alternates will be serviceable.
2 months ago
Looks like fun but I think you need more ramp.
Cabal Stronghold could be a back-up cabal coffers.
Expedition Map can help you find the land you need.
2 months ago
Very original idea, +1
3 months ago
Right on, thanks for the tips! You bring up a great point about Homeward Bound and Geth, my buddies play a lot of steal in their decks and it was sitting in my binder when I created the deck so I threw it in. I agree though that it would negate much of the goal of this deck so I'll find a new 'home' for it. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Crypt Ghast can't go into a mono-black commander because of the extort cost including a Plains symbol? I used to have Nirkana Revenant but might have traded it or something, that would be incredible in this though. I'll likely throw Gauntlet of Power in, and maybe trade out some of the non-basic lands for Swamps per your suggestion. This is my first go at a mono-black commander and have only play-tested it against my buddies twice now. It's 1-1 so far and the one I lost was against an Eldrazi that blew up in 4 turns so I wasn't too upset. Thanks for the input, it's greatly appreciated!
3 months ago
Since Geth is a huge mana sink, I like to play a lot of mana accelerators, like Gauntlet of Power , Caged Sun , Nirkana Revenant , Crypt Ghast , etc. It also makes Swamp better than most non-basic lands you can draw, which in turn will make your Cabal Stronghold better, which also makes Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth unnecessary, as I don't really like it in mono black. I really don't get Homeward Path as it will give back everything Geth takes. If it's ever useful, you're probably so far behind it won't matter. Just a couple basic thoughts, that hopefully will give you something to consider. If you want to see mine, which I have iterated over the past couple of years, it's Geth, EDH. Though obviously, it's a little pricey.
Nirkana Revenant occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%