Orzhov Basilica enters the battlefield tapped.
When Orzhov Basilica enters the battlefield, return a land you control to its owner's hand.
: Gain .
|Want (2)||JournoJared , pksword1|
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|Commander 2020 (C20)||Common|
|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Common|
|Ravnica Allegiance: Guild Kits (GK2)||Common|
|Commander 2018 (C18)||Uncommon|
|Iconic Masters (IMA)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2017 (C17)||Common|
|Commander Anthology (CM1)||Common|
|Commander 2016 (C16)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2015 (C15)||Common|
|Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2013 (C13)||Common|
|MTG: Commander (CMD)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Orzhov Basilica Discussion
3 days ago
So, here are my thoughts about the deck:
Manawise, your landbase should rather consist of lands that come into play untapped. It's important to have your mana available asap. I would suggest replacing karoo lands like Orzhov Basilica and also Opulent Palace with battlelands like Sea of Clouds and painlands Adarkar Wastes. The storage lands are also not ideal (e.g. Dreadship Reef), because they do not provide colored mana at start. And of course the more fetchlands you can add the better, missing Scalding Tarn, Arid Mesa, Verdant Catacombs, Windswept Heath, Wooded Foothills, Flooded Strand, Bloodstained Mire.
I would suggest you to cut even the three remaining creatures and add additional card advantage and lock pieces. Im missing Sylvan Library, Rhystic Study and Mystic Remora... all important ways to get extra cards.
Since your main wincon is the Consultation combos, I suggest you definitely run Thassa's Oracle as a main, cheap combo piece.
Lightning Greaves, boots and Helm are not necessary, since protecting Atraxa should not be such a priority to warrant extra cards for it. Also Mana Tithe, Mana Leak and Opt are not that relevant in a multiplayer format. I would advise to replace them with general, cheap countermagic, for better utility. Dovin's Veto, Delay, Swan Song, Tale's End can serve both to protect your cards and your combo, but also disrupt your opponents from winning.
Also with the amount of manarocks, you could play Winter Orb to stall and buy bit more time for your 'walkers.
1 week ago
Ok, deck has been updated.
1 month ago
Hey, nice budget version of Teysa.
Some budget card upgrades to consider:
Open the Armory > Night's Whisper
Armory can get Skullclamp. If it's not getting Clamp than Deathmantle or Greaves or Animate or Dance.
Leonin Relic-Warder > Serrated Scorpion
Warder makes a dies loop with Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead or Necromancy and since you have all these enchantments then it fits right in. If you would like me to explain the interaction I will.
- Priest of Forgotten Gods > Flesh Carver
- Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim > Cartel Aristocrat
- Tithe Taker > Hunted Witness
- Victimize > Unearth
- Generous Gift > Mortify
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Had a somewhat similar deck based on Scion of Darkness and Dark Supplicant but found it to be very clunky to play. The Scion was always destroyed and cost too many clerics to work regularly. Looking over your deck you are at least 1-2 lands short and I would increase Orzhov Basilica to 4 of to give you a pseudo extra land (on average every second game when you should see it). Academy Rector doesn't work in this deck, its a 4 drop creature with few sac outlets to grab 1 of 2 enchantments, one of which is a 4 drop in itself. I would just play 4 Rite of Belzenlok which ties in well with Rotlung Reanimator and Twilight Prophet. Doing that makes Overwhelming Splendor too expensive to cast which you can replace with an extra Cabal Therapy (I would consider replacing Cabal Therapy with Duress to protect your demons/key clerics/general board position unless you know what decks you will be up against most of the time).
I recently revisited my deck after Rite of Belzenlok and Archfiend's Vessel which I think has given a more reliable deck. Moved the focus to a wider range of demon threats which I think has helped. Every demon has it's day if you want to check it out.
2 months ago
I totally agree with most of your suggestions, however, cost is still a consideration as this list is something I'm trying to build IRL. Once I've finished building the deck in this form, I'll definitely be looking at getting some of those other cards. Many of those are cards I'd like to add to my collection as EDH staples anyway, things like Ancient Tomb, and a full set of fetchlands (as needed by Umbrella corporation). In the meantime, would you suggest I cut Orzhov Basilica for a basic?
As for ramp, do you have any suggestions for cuts? That was one of the hardest things when building this deck. The Pearl Medallion, Jet Medallion, and Arcane Signet are worthy additions, though, like I said, I'm not sure what the cuts would be. I'm not cutting Weathered Wayfarer as i consider it to be one of the best cards in the deck. It allows me to get Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth easily as well as Vesuva and whatever other nonbasics i might want.
2 months ago
Howdy there! I'm going to give you some suggestions that regard your mana base. Let's start of with lands. They seem quite good and balanced, though there are a few that deserve a spot.
- Marsh Flats
- Mana Confluence
- City of Brass
- Prismatic Vista
- Fabled Passage (Maybe)
- Gemstone Mine (Maybe)
- Forbidden Orchard
- Exotic Orchard (Maybe)
The above are all very good lands in almost all situations, and I would consider each and every one of them. Field of Ruin and some basics could be cut for some of the above. Tectonic Edge could be replaced with Wasteland. Personally I think Orzhov Basilica should be cut too because lands that come in tapped aren't too good if you want consistency. That said, these changes could be extremely beneficial for your deck and lessen any mana issues greatly if you have any. I think your deck could also benefit from more mana ramp as well. Your average mana cost is 3.61, which deserves a couple more ramp cards in my opinion. I would consider some of the following
- Jet Medallion
- Arcane Signet
- Dark Ritual
- Lotus Petal
I also think Necropotence is very good, and I like to run it in all my black decks
In the end, I would definitely consider all of these lands as they are very helpful and can help your journey go much much MUCH smoother, especially in commander! If this helps, be sure to check out some of my decks, (Double Trouble EDH) among others! Upvote them if you like them and be sure to give me suggestions if you have any, I would appreciate it. Anyways though, hope this helps, good luck on your deck, and have a great day! Happy tapping!
4 months ago
Great build! I usually like to play either B/U or B/G graveyard themed decks, but I may try this one out.
I’m guessing some of your card selections are to help keep this more budget friendly, but I’d definitely replace both Orzhov Basilica, 1x Swamp and 1x Plains with a playset of Marsh Flats. Since lifegain is easily doable I’d swap a Diabolic Tutor for a Vampiric Tutor too.
4 months ago
Hey, nice budget version of Aminatou.
One of the best budget cards with Aminatou is Wishclaw Talisman. Activate it for one mana, tutor for any card. An opponent then gains control of it, but that opponent doesn't own Wishclaw you do. Your opponent will gain control of Wishclaw tapped, but they can't use it because they gain control of it tapped it's not their turn. Blink Wishclaw with Aminatou's -1, it returns to your control untapped with three new counters on it. Scheming Symmetry is another powerful budget tutor with Aminatou since the card you tutor for is put on top of your library. +1 Aminatou to draw that card.
Budget lands to consider adding:
- Command Tower
- Exotic Orchard
- Caves of Koilos
- Sunken Hollow
- Prairie Stream
- Tainted Field
- Azorius Chancery
- Dimir Aqueduct
- Orzhov Basilica
- Esper Panorama
- Ash Barrens
Good luck with your deck.