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Pattern of Rebirth
Enchantment — Aura
When enchanted creature is put into a graveyard, that creature's controller may search their library for a creature card, put that card onto the battlefield, then shuffle their library.
Pattern of Rebirth Discussion
2 weeks ago
I love good budget builds! Great job. Pattern of Rebirth would work well with Vanifar. Shared Summons gets you Drift of Phantasms and one other combo piece you need. Weird Harvest and Uncage the Menagerie can also help assemble the combo.
3 weeks ago
In my hulk deck I really love having Academy Rector and Pattern of Rebirth . It just makes it so much easier for pod, eldritch evolution, or finale of devastation into rector into pattern to get hulk on board. Natural Order is also super good in mine because turning an elf into a hulk feels real nice.
All that being said, I have not played cEDH all that long and I am in a homebrew abzan hulkweaver deck so I am not super familiar with everything necessary to keep a najeela deck running smoothly.
1 month ago
Protean Hulk should likely be here too
2 months ago
Sweet! Gracias, I'll tell you the reasoning I originally had behind strip mine, shadow of doubt, and capsize. Then I'll remove em and test your suggestions
Exploration + Life from the Loam and Strip Mine are their own win conditions. This combo sees regular play in Vintage. But I only was able to pull this off once, so yeah a mana vault would def help with the Razaketh way of infinite mana instead
Shadow of Doubt is admittedly meta dependent. The floor of this card is that it's a flexible, instant cantrip for 2. Hitting fetches is okay,the reason I put it in was to hitting Protean Hulk , Gamble , Pattern of Rebirth . Even if its in my graveyard, someone will give it back to me to use with tasigur when an opponant tutors. I just haven't had it in hand or graveyard yet lol. Maybe people dont play enough of them to warrant it
Capsize is literally another wincon with infinite mana. That said, I think I already took it out for something I forgot of, maybe Ensnaring Bridge . So you're right on the money there. Will try out exsanguinate instead before next week
3 months ago
Hey, Meren is one of my favorite and strongest commander deck. Been playing her for 4 years now, it was my first deck and what got me into magic. I love to see new meren decks and yours look pretty solid. I recommend checking mine out, https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/graveyard-queen-meren-of-clan-nel-toth/ . Mine uses meren as a high value engine to either win by grinding the game out or by combo.
Some stuff I recommend is sac outlets, Meren really enjoys having a lot of sac outlets especially ones that can sac themselves or gain you a lot of value. I recommend adding Viscera Seer and Carrion Feeder . These give you a lot of value and can sac themselves so you can end up snowball the exp counters faster. Sadistic Hypnotist is another sac outlet that lets you hurt opponents or helps you discard your own hand so you can cheat out bigger creatures using meren ability.
Other creatures you should consider are ones with very powerful ETB triggers, because with meren bringing the dead back to life you can abuse those ETB triggers. Terastodon and Sidisi, Undead Vizier are really strong creatures for meren; terastodon can take out lands, planeswalkers, or other annoying stuff that B/G has diffuculty getting rid of. Then Sidisi can sac itself or sac another creature when entering the battlefield and lets you tutor aftering do so. Phyrexian Delver is also a nice ETB trigger because it lets you pull two creatures using meren ability, it also lets you bring back giant creatures that meren can't bring back if you dont got enough exp counters.
Also consider creatures that like to die, Killing off a Mindslicer benefits you because it fills up your graveyard while putting everybody in a severe disadvantage because they now have to top deck.
For noncreature cards, I recommend stuff that helps increase the value you get from using meren, helps you combo off faster, or helps slow your opponents down so you have time to do the first two. Natural Order and Pattern of Rebirth allow you to grab your giant creatures by just sacing one of your smaller creatures. Diabolic Intent is a demonic tutor but you sac a creature so it synergies more for your deck. Contamination is a sac outlet and can lock your opponents out of the game.
Boardwipes I recommend Pox , it does so much and can mess with a lot of people. However you are the only one who can benefit from it especially if meren is on the board.
Another way to increase the value of meren is using Green Sun's Zenith and Dryad Arbor . Zenith can pull any of your good green creatures from the deck to the field and it can pull Dryad Arbor for X=0. Dryad Arbor is also very nice because if its in your graveyard you dont need any exp counters to bring it back on to the field.
I hope this all helps out! Meren is a very dope deck, hope you have a lot of fun with her.
3 months ago
Alright, I did a little test after some games and put every piece of ramp/fetch/land support card in one pile. I was actually surprised at just how ridiculous it was. I also realized I could use a little more balance on my removal, card draw, recursion. So, with that, I made the following updates:
Comments welcome, of course.
4 months ago
Hey! Saw your deck posted before FLATSO99's and thought I'd comment since I also play Ghave.
First off I assume your goal with this deck is to play "fair" with a go-wide tokens and counters strategy with some options to win with a combo, but I'd like to offer my primer for you to take a look at and borrow anything you like. I go into detail the different combos you can get from Ghave and how they work as well as a list of combos found in my list.
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That being said, I have a few suggestions for how you can strengthen the deck even if you're not looking to combo off as soon as you can.
Your mana curve is a bit high, and I think you can cut some of the more mana-heavy cards to trim the deck and let it play more smoothly. For instance I see Butcher of Malakir but no Dictate of Erebos or Grave Pact . I understand if it's a budget problem, but I personally run Grave Pact thanks to it's lower cmc. Yes, Martyr's Bond does the same thing and even extends to permanents other than creatures, but I find it's not worth the mana cost. You could probably cut that one, too.
I know you mentioned Walking Ballista , and I eventually cut Triskelion in my own deck for it. It only needs an extra card (either a sac outlet or Blood Artist effect) to combo with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed which will still often be cheaper on the mana to cast than just Triskelion .
Unless you're building the deck around it, I'd cut anything with Landfall. It's almost never worth it if you're not making it a big theme in your deck.
I'm not a fan of Faerie Macabre . There are better cards for graveyard hate. Bojuka Bog comes to mind which you should run if you really need the grave hate. If you're insistent on having a spell fill that slot, Shred Memory is better as it also acts as a tutor for a 2 cmc card.
Pack Rat is unnecessary. I'd focus on the saproling tokens. You'll have better synergy in the deck that way.
I also don't think you're running enough elves to get the most out of Elvish Archdruid . I'd cut that in favor of other ramp. The ramp you have in the deck already is pretty good without him.
I notice you have Kitchen Finks which is an excellent combo piece, but have you considered running any undying creatures (besides the effect of Mikaeus, the Unhallowed )? I highly recommend Young Wolf as he's an easy route to getting as many tokens as you want. Strangleroot Geist or Butcher Ghoul can also be good. You could run more persist creatures if you like as well. I've liked having Puppeteer Clique and Woodfall Primus in my deck since if you can recur them over and over, you get some awesome effects. If you want cheap ones to play, Safehold Elite is a possibility, and Modern Masters now has Putrid Goblin which is basically Butcher Ghoul but with persist instead of undying.
Protean Hulk has been the center of most of my wins. Pattern of Rebirth is a quick way to cheat him out, but you should consider Natural Order as well since it gets the hulk out just as quickly. I see Karmic Guide , but I don't see Reveillark or Saffi Eriksdotter . I would highly recommend running at least one if not both of them. They create an endless recursion combo that lets you get everything back from your graveyard or trigger a Blood Artist effect to kill the table. Now I assume you use Leonin Relic-Warder with Karmic to go infinite. That's good, but I still say having the recursion availability to access your graveyard is a big advantage.
Anyway sorry for the super long comment. I just really like Ghave and wanted to leave some constructive criticism to help you with your deck. I generally prefer that kind of feedback myself. Hopefully this helps.
4 months ago
That’s a tricky one. I’ll have to research it when I’ve got time. Most Abzan combos tend to use the graveyard. I have a few non-graveyard combos in my deck, but they all involve Ghave, Guru of Spores who doesn’t exactly fit in your deck the way it’s built.
I’ll see if I can come up with some grave-free combos later today to help you circumvent the grave hate.
Pattern of Rebirth occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.02%