Patriarch's Bidding

Patriarch's Bidding


Each player chooses a creature type. Each player returns all creature cards of a type chosen this way from their graveyard to the battlefield.

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Patriarch's Bidding Discussion

IHATENAMES on Vampire aggristocrats

1 week ago

Cards I'd suggest cutting Necropolis Regent Teysa Karlov Nighthawk ScavengerVampire Nighthawk

Cards I'd suggest finding room for

Tutors like Forerunner of the Legion if you don't like the usual ones.

Mass reanimation like Twilight's Call Living Death or even Patriarch's Bidding I feel mass reanimation and using aristocrats to win on the spot is the most ideal way to win in this type of deck. Always run some if you plan to win with death triggers.

Smaller reanimation Victimize Grim Return ReanimateExhume Mikaeus, the Unhallowed Thrilling Encore

More aristocrats Sir Konrad, the Grim Zulaport Cutthroat

Specifically for Edgar Markov I'd run some sort of Xtra combat spell like Waves of Aggression just so he is the finisher he is if you need to cast him.

multimedia on First Is The Best! (An EDH First Sliver Deck)

2 weeks ago

Hey, well done with your budget version of First.

Some budget upgrades to consider:

Arcane Signet is a staple mana rock in Commander and especially good when playing five colors. Profane Tutor is a budget tutor that has interaction with cascade because it's CMC is 0. Patriarch's Bidding is quick recovery from a board wipe by reanimating all Slivers in your graveyard. Vivien, Champion of the Wilds is another flash effect for Slivers and it has other uses too since playing lots of creatures.

What makes Farseek a good ramp spell is when it can search for a dual land that has two or more basic land types such as Cinder Glade. If all you have is a basic land that Farseek can search for then it's subpar ramp, worse than Rampant Growth. Tango lands: Cinder Glade, Canopy Vista, Prairie Stream, Sunken Hollow, Smoldering Marsh are budget and Farseek can search for one of them.

Shadow Sliver is a budget Shifting Sliver and since you have Shifting you don't also need Shadow. Not being able to block with Slivers can be a problem, not able to defend against opponents swingback. Spinneret Sliver is a just a worse effect then giving all Slivers flying.

solterranean on Lathril (94%) let’s get 95!

2 weeks ago

If you're looking to speed the deck up, I'd consider adding: Elves of Deep Shadow, Birds of Paradise, Wild Growth, Utopia Sprawl, Boreal Druid, Elvish Pioneer and the all-mighty Deathrite Shaman. For those, I'd look at cutting: Kodama's Reach, Rampant Growth, Elfhame Druid, Farhaven Elf, Jaspera Sentinel, Llanowar Visionary, and Springbloom Druid. Selvala, Heart of the Wilds is an amazing card, just not sure if it belongs here, maybe replace it with Elvish Guidance. There's also always Heritage Druid,

And hey, if you've got a Gaea's Cradle, Crop Rotation is a must (and its slower cousin, Sylvan Scrying, which also makes Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx a good add. More ($$$$) lands to consider would be: Cavern of Souls and Yavimaya Hollow. Other utility lands you might want to check out would be: Emergence Zone, Nurturing Peatland, Castle Garenbrig, and Wirewood Lodge.

If you've got the funds and are looking to get those last few % points in your ramp package, take a look at: Carpet of Flowers and Jeweled Lotus.

For card advantage, yeah I agree that Glimpse of Nature and Oakhame Adversary are good options, along with Sylvan Library, Necropotence, and Dark Confidant if you've got the $$ and looking to get as close to 100% as possible. Regal Force is a non-elf that's essential in elf decks. Some other options would be: Pact of the Serpent and Elvish Visionary. In terms of tutors, definitely consider: Chord of Calling, Eldritch Evolution, and maybe even Woodland Bellower and Fauna Shaman. Decks closer to CEDH would probably include: Vampiric Tutor, Diabolic Intent, and Survival of the Fittest. Also, Eternal Witness might be too good to not include, along with Noxious Revival. Patriarch's Bidding is a cheaper Haunting Voyage.

Card advantage cards you could consider cutting would be: Twinblade Assassins and Silhana Wayfinder.

In terms of removal, I think you'd want: Assassin's Trophy, Abrupt Decay, Nature's Claim and/or Force of Vigor, and Deadly Rollick. I also like Golgari Charm in more casual metas.

For elf synergy, along with Elvish Champion, I'd take a look at: Ezuri, Renegade Leader, Immaculate Magistrate

For utility, consider: Autumn's Veil, Veil of Summer, Vitalize, and the non-elves Scryb Ranger and Temur Sabertooth. Concordant Crossroads seems really good with Lathril too.

Hope this helps! Happy brewing

Misconception on Lathril Blade of the Elves

1 month ago

Such a good List! I agree that balancing Lathril is hard (having so many choices makes it harder imo) but I like a lot of your choices and admittedly am a bit jelly of your Concordant Crossroads here... Though your mana base does make me feel kinda nervous xD

Just some input based on my own Lathril Deck:

If you want a one-sided Patriarch's Bidding you might want to try out Haunting Voyage - 7 Mana may seem like a lot but we are both, green and elves soo...

As in most token strats Skullclamp can do wonders for your card-draw! Sometimes, digging further into your deck is more important than some 1/1 Tokens.

I see that Heroic Intervention has been mentioned before. If you want a more budget option Golgari Charm can offer a similar effect.

On a recent Episode of "I hate your Deck" featuring a Lathril Deck, they played Vines of Vastwood which I am going include in my own deck as it doubles as protection or combat trick to get 6 tokens out of an unblocked Lathril.

Personally, I'd probably trade in some of the less impactful elves for staple removals such as Beast Within or Assassin's Trophy but that probably depends on your meta.

Forkbeard on Grimgrin, Corpse-Born: The Gravecrawler Massacre

1 month ago

Damn Doombeard1984, that's a clever plan. Even without Necroduality, Balthor is solid Patriarch's Bidding redundancy (I run a mere 2 creatures here). Definitely up for consideration, good call.

wallisface on I'd Advise Against That

1 month ago

Yeah i think it’s going to be a really uphill battle trying to play this as a control deck. I’ve been thinking of some alternate ideas that i’ve put below for you to consider - note I haven’t played/built any of it so don’t assume I know anything here :)

  • The big issue I see with Persistent Petitioners is it takes ages to cast em, and it takes ages to draw enough of them to be relevant. One possible solution would be to mill yourself loads, and then bring a truckload of them into play all at once with the likes of Immortal Servitude or Patriarch's Bidding. The likes of Dakmor Salvage could be useful here in helping you achieve getting the 5 land you’d need for this, while Glimpse the Unthinkable can help fill your yard pre-reanimation, and help finish milling your opponent post-reanimation. The problem with this brew-concept is that it’s creating a LOT of different moving parts, which might make the deck too clumsy to operate effectively. I’d need to see/write a list to get my head around how viable this is.

  • my other idea, which feels stronger (in my head), would be to only run around 3ish Persistent Petitioners, and otherwise play the deck as a go-wide creature-token generating deck (you’ll prolly need to go Esper for this). The combo here would be to run Mirrorweave, which can immediately turn all your tokens into Persistent Petitioners and let you mill out the game for an easy win. But, if you haven’t drawn the Persistent Petitioners, Mirrorweave can still work great with your tokens, turning your opponents stuff into identically weak tokens and making their attacks/blocks super unfavourable.

dritchie on Edgar Markov, The First Lord

2 months ago

If your midrange is recommend Door of Destinies. I’d add Cordial Vampire, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Vampire Hexmage this is good for those pesky plains walkers and gives you a vampire token via Edgar, Blood Seeker fits your sub theme of drain and gain, you need some tutors just as a standard for black decks if you can get your hands on them, Blood Tribute is always helpful you could also add Exquisite Blood and for extra damage Wound Reflection, Patriarch's Bidding For reanimation, if you’re able to generate a lot of mana Exsanguinate might be a good add You also need the mandatory Sol Ring You could swap out Kindred Charge for Shared Animosity You could add Land Tax to help mana fix

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