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Land — Swamp Forest
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As Overgrown Tomb enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, Overgrown Tomb enters the battlefield tapped.
3 weeks ago
Also filterlands are not doing much. Only Ranger-Captain of Eos has double white on cost and no cards with double black. As suggested id take 4th Godless Shrine out and put one Overgrown Tomb in and I think it would be great to have even one basic swamp. Just so you dont need to always hurt your self to get black mana to cast rhino.
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
As wallisface said I think the Tron package is the more efficient of the two. I feel Lotus Field takes too much support to properly set up, and at that point Lotus Combo becomes better.
Coming to objection to negative lands usage, what if you tried the lands that tap for any color, instead of the filter lands? (ie City of Brass, Mana Confluence, Gemstone Mine). You save on that few manas while still having access to every color.
My personal thoughts for a deck with big mana and access to all colors is Cabal Coffers and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth with fetches. This would give you all the colors naturally (Godless Shrine, Overgrown Tomb, Blood Crypt, Watery Grave), while thinning your deck due to fetches, AND you have all the colors in a feasible way. Triomes give you access to even more colors.
1 month ago
I would recommend some of the Eldrazi titans, such as Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger as some big top end bombs. Some ramp creatures wouldn't go amiss either, such as Birds of Paradise, and Dryad of the Ilysian Grove.
In terms of Instants, Sorceries, and Enchantments, getting some more of the Ultimatum cycle (Brilliant Ultimatum, Cruel Ultimatum, Emergent Ultimatum) might be a good idea, and Sunbird's Invocation would be a good idea too if you are casting such big CMC cards.
Another recommended addition would be Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh as it is just a straight up good card for the colour and big mana theme.
I'd recommend replacing the tapped tri-lands (Arcane Sanctum, Crumbling Necropolis, Frontier Bivouac, Jungle Shrine, Mystic Monastery, Nomad Outpost, Opulent Palace, Sandsteppe Citadel, Savage Lands, and Seaside Citadel) with the shock land cycle (Blood Crypt, Breeding Pool, Godless Shrine, Hallowed Fountain, Overgrown Tomb, Sacred Foundry, Steam Vents, Stomping Ground, Temple Garden, and Watery Grave) as they are easier to fetch for or find with ramp spells.
Final notes: Give the deck a little more of a creature focus, having as few as you have right now you'll find there is very little to hit with your reanimation, but other then that, good job on the first draft! looking forward to see how it plays out!
1 month ago
I must agree with to_regatha_and_beyond about the manabase. With more fetch lands and more copies of Indatha Triome, Godless Shrine, Overgrown Tomb, and Temple Garden, it is a great way to improve consistency and speed the deck up. With that said, I completely understand why you have lands like Nurturing Peatland to get the card draw you need with such a low mana curve. Also, I would probably go down to 20 lands since your most expensive card is only 4 CMC.
I would consider putting in more copies of Collected Company, mainly because it's insanely strong.
My favorite card you have in this deck is definately Knight of Autumn. The fact that it offers removal and is a creature is fantastic.
All that to get to the main reason I'm here! The debate btween Pyre of Heroes and Eldritch Evolution. I think with this deck, Pyre of Heroes might be a better option. It is technically a slower play, however something I've found with tutor mechanics like this needing a lot of card draw is not really needed. I would also venture to say that having Pyre of Heroes would eleminate your need for Aether Vial.
2 months 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.
3 months ago
for lands the following are always a good in my experience.
- Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth and it is not to expensive at the moment.
- Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is also always a good add for black mana but more expensive.
- Cabal Coffers pairs amazing with urborg
- Verdant Catacombs is a good grab right now before it starts going up in price.
- Boseiju, Who Endures is amazing in any deck running green.
- Takenuma, Abandoned Mire
- Overgrown Tomb
- Deathcap Glade
- Mortuary Mire
- Bojuka Bog
at least 10 ramp cards has always been recommended to me, some ideas:
3 months ago
I think you could add something like Flooded Grove. The only cards that require multiple colored mana are Hunted Troll and Hunted Phantasm, so the double color can help you there, and it can convert a Watery Grave into a Sylvan Scrying.
And as I look at this again, I realize the only white card is Mercy Killing. My gut suggestion is to drop the Reflecting Pools for a Flooded Grove and a couple of Twilight Mires. In my experience, you can get by without for the first couple of turns, and that's when you really need and here.
If it works for your budget, I also recommend at least one more Overgrown Tomb. My impression is that the land sequence should be something like T1 Watery Grave or Overgrown Tomb, T2 shockland, Twilight Mire, or Woodland Cemetery, T3 Watery Grave or Flooded Grove.