Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
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Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx Discussion
15 hours ago
Ashaya, Soul of the Wild could prove useful, and if you do you could replace dorks with 'untap land' effects so they double to create available blockers. Also Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx could be good with said land untappers too. There's also Bane of Progress and or Terastodon for removal options, also Apex Altisaur is another.
3 weeks ago
Thanks for the advice, !! This deck is one of my new decks built almost entirely out of cards on-hand. I bought the Venser's Journal, Gilded Lotus, and kind of bought the Torment of Hailfire and Exsanguinate for it and had the rest of the good (and bad) cards already in my collection in need of a home. As such, plenty of the card choices are not ideal or optimized. In a sense, this is a budget deck not looking for big-time upgrades yet. I'm aware that Deathgreeter and Falkenrath Noble don't synergize with my deck at all but they are just incidental lifegain and as early-game blockers. Definitely filler for now. Deathgreeter might have enough utility (in my meta) for his cost to stick around until I get something great for lifegain, such as Twilight Prophet or Exquisite Blood etc. I was thinking about replacing the noble with Ivory Tower since it's old and janky and one of those "works almost nowhere except this commander" cards. I want to play more games and see how important lifegain ends up being to me. Some decks run a shitload and some run almost none.
I've played five games now and in the three games where I played Ambition's Cost and/or Ancient Craving they have worked out. Ideally they smooth out my mid-game and draw me into more lands, ramp, and answers/removal to get up to Vilis. So far they have done so. I also don't have a ton of free-life-payment cards like Doom Whisperer so they serve as passable refueling for Vilis. More games will surely give me insight but for now I like them.
So far the ramp has worked out all right but I had an eye to add more already. I have twelve pieces (13 if you count Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx... oh to have a Cabal Coffers too!! Just gotta wait for Commander Legends). I usually have 7-10 in my decks so this is still feels like a good, high amount. I used to have Bubbling Muck and Dark Ritual in the ~105-card prototype but they were late cuts, reducing my overall ramp-card count without replacement. Five games isn't a huge sample size, to be sure, so I'm gonna feel it out some more before I make swaps. I would definitely add Thought Vessel as an early upgrade. I was also thinking of swapping the Leaden Myr for a mana rock that doesn't die to all my wraths.
Thanks again for your comments!
4 weeks ago
I love seeing mono-color decks! Thank you for your Angel-tribal deck, I had one of my own a few years back but it never really went off as well as I'd wanted. Hopefully, yours can do better!
Here are some cards I'd recommend:
Angel of Jubilation --- Badass
Angelic Skirmisher --- Badass
Archangel of Tithes --- Also, Badass
I hope I was able to help in some way!
1 month ago
1 month ago
I second Rorolith on switching to dorks that can untap enchanted forests. Voyaging Satyr and the casual-only Magus of the Candelabra also work well with Overgrowth effects. Plus, they can also untap Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. Still, Nykthos would be tougher to use here than in most ramp decks on account of the high instant/sorcery count. For that same reason, Genesis Wave is likely to underperform and probably could be replaced by Green Sun's Zenith if you're just trying to fetch the Avenger.
1 month ago
Alright, I think Colossification and Eldrazi Conscription are fun, but they just feel too "win-more" to me. Keep in mind annihilator isn't all that great cause opponents get to decide what they sacrifice. With all the card draw you have you'll easily be able to use up to 8 mana a turn, and I think casting auras that make your plan bullet-proof rather than silver-bullet are better.
Also, I think Danitha Capashen, Paragon and Hero of Iroas are very good, but weaker links in this deck that's full of stars. Unlike the other two creatures, they only reduce the cost of enchantments, and it's possible their spot would be better filled by other cards... idk though, I do see the value in them so I don't know if you should take them out.
Lastly what about adding Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx? I know it's a 3-color deck but with all the permanents it has, I'm sure you could get some extra mana out of it- even better with Bear Umbra and Sword of Feast and Famine.
1 month ago
Is the reason you run so many basics budget? I'd personally use 7-9 fetches for ghast and nocturnus. Add 1-2 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and 4 Mutavault or Cavern of Souls. If you're hellbent on monoblack I'd add 1 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx.
With only 4 1-drop creatures I'm not sure if you're aggressive enough to really capitalize on Cordial. I'm also not sure if 8 targets are enough to justify Condemned. Do you just want to play small creatures and buff with lords? I'd personally include 2-4 Captivating to go with Nocturnus and since you're running Sorin anyway you'll probably want Champion of Dusk. If you need space I'd change Asylum visitor (monoblack vamps got so much draw power recently) and cordial to add 4 Captivating 2 Gatekeeper 2 Champion. That's if you wanna go all in on the more midrange flow that I feel vampires can pull off pretty nicely.
I'll have more to add later, lot of work to do as college in in session again.