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: Put the top two cards of your library into your graveyard.
, Exile Perpetual Timepiece: Shuffle any number of target cards from your graveyard into your library.
Perpetual Timepiece Discussion
1 week ago
You can Also add a lot more card draw in order to make this deck really turn. I would recommend cards like Syr Konrad, the Grim For finishers and more cards that bin things like Perpetual Timepiece to A) save your graveyard in case of a Bojuka Bog and B) to help mill cards to start the value engine. I also think that you need to add more cards like your Fleshbag Marauder , Add Plaguecrafter . More cards like either Sidisi, Brood Tyrant would add lots of power to this deck. Take out cards that agro, The Muldrotha, the Gravetide deck is more a value engine that grinds people down.
3 weeks ago
I'm actually surprised it took me long to make this substitution since the timepiece was for control and mill matchups and the titan is better in both cases.
With Teshar, retriever, trawler, cathodion and egg on the battlefield you cast the titan sacrificing cathodion, retriever and egg triggering Teshar, retriever cathodion and trawler. With Teshar you return the Cathodion to the battlefield, with the retriever you return a Titan to hand and with the trawler you return some eggs. With the mana from Cathodion you cast an egg returning the retriever then you can cast the Titan sacrificing the Titan on the battlefield, a retriever and the cathodion. With this plus some self-sacrificing eggs or creativity you can generate a lot of mana and draw your entire deck and win with Grinding Station and/or Spine of Ish Sah
1 month ago
I consider to add Perpetual Timepiece as draw engine and to recover the cards in case of exile I have in my deck Praetor's Grasp and Sadistic Sacrament . I think very good card to remove players, not by killing them but removing key cards for combo.
1 month ago
ewok2000 Chaos Warp is a card i really like to move in the mainboard because i can deal with any pice of hate which can prevent the combo going off, Vandalblast too is a really nice card to run for the same motivation, the other 2 enchantments are really good especially the curse but you will 90% of the time have to discard them with Anje Falkenrath just for cycling purposes, Bone Miser can go infinite value but his 5 cmc without madness discount make him too slow, same for Solemn Simulacrum K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth considering that the deck need to combo off at turn 3, max turn 4, i really haven't time to play those dudes even if they are really strong, maybe they can be played in a more thematic/casual build but too clunky for cEDH (edit: that's true even for Perpetual Timepiece and for Grimoire of the Dead ). Blasphemous Act is a card i totally forgot about and can be very effective resetting the board state if we have to wipe out 5/6 creatures, i don't like effects like Dark Deal , Wheel of Fortune , Gamble etc. i feel those cards too random in their effect so i decided to cut them entirely, i don't even play Hymn to Tourach so i can't consider to play those cards but is only a gamestyle issue, otherwise they can fit really well in this strategy but i don't feel lucky enough to play them xd. ty for the ideas i really appreciate it :D
1 month ago
2 months ago
Depending of your meta, and the number of creatures you play, you can playtest Guild Feud as an extra copy of sneak attacks effects. There is always a blue player with no creatures in deck.
Another slow card you can use that depends of your meta is Debtors' Knell . You can reanimate a creature from ANY graveyard in your upkeep.
You can also use Perpetual Timepiece as an extra way of putting cards in graveyard or getting back some cards that shouldn't be there.
You can also run Flameshadow Conjuring , it doubles all your creatures entering battlefield, doubling triggers and pseudo haste your creatures.
If you like game-ending combos, you can add Worldgorger Dragon . It combos with Animate Dead and Flameshadow Conjuring for infinite mana and etb triggers. If you have kaalia in play you can search for your wincon in form of Bogardan Hellkite for infinite damage.
2 months ago
Il tuo piano di gioco è usare tanto ramp per tirare Muldrotha sul campo, dopodiché, cercare di tenerlo sul campo per il resto della partita.
Per il ramp ti consiglio:
- Wayfarer's Bauble rampa velocemente e si può riutilizzare.
- Crop Rotation , Harrow , Prismatic Vista . Puoi rigiocare le terre sacrificate dal cimitero, quindi GG.
- Crucible of Worlds , Ramunap Excavator ti aiutano a giocare le terre quando non hai Muldrotha.
- The Gitrog Monster fa tutto: peschi carte, giochi più terre! Per pescare molto, anche River Kelpie è fortissima.
Per la proteggere Muldrotha, ti consiglierei queste:
- Kaya's Ghostform , Supernatural Stamina , Unholy Indenture , Abnormal Endurance , Shade's Form ti permettono di salvarla da un boardwipe/removal.
- Autumn's Veil e Veil of Summer sono utili per impostarti il turno ed impedire che ti rompano il cazzo mentre casti Muldrotha ecc.
- Counterspell , Deprive Countersquall , Cursecatcher (dipende dallo stato della partita, non ottimale), Flusterstorm , Daring Apprentice , Diplomatic Escort , Dispel , Decree of Silence (abbastanza rotta), Foil (forse non ottima perché è difficile che tu abbia un'Isola in mano sempre), Glen Elendra Archmage , Hisoka, Minamo Sensei (che hai già), Kira, Great Glass-Spinner , Stubborn Denial , Undermine , Voidmage Prodigy , Voidslime , Disallow sono tutte un buon modo per assicurarti che il tuo piano di gioco vada a buon fine, neutralizzando le azioni avversarie che possono darti fastidio. Ti consiglio quelle che si adattano di più al tuo mazzo.
Un altra strategia per assicurarti di non dover pagare la Commander Tax per rigiocare Muldrotha è di rigiocarla dal cimitero. Meglio ancora se quelle carte possono a loro volta essere rigiocate dal cimitero con Muldrotha:
- Animate Dead , Dance of the Dead , Diabolic Servitude , Doomed Necromancer , Necromancy , Recurring Nightmare . Stitch Together / Dread Return sono due carte forti, ma da valutare con attenzione perché non le puoi rigiocare con Muldrotha.
Carte che ti permettono di riprendere altre carte dal cimitero in mano:
- Eternal Witness , Skullwinder e Nyx Weaver ti permettono di riprenderti carte utili, in modo da poter sforare il limite di un solo permanente per tipo dal cimitero. Inoltre, così puoi riprendere anche Instant e Sorcery, a cui normalmente non avresti più accesso una volta usate.
Ti suggerisco una combo interessante, il Flash Hulk . Consiste nel poter giocare e subito sacrificare il Protean Hulk già dal turno due per poi poterti andare a cercare creature nel mazzo che ti permettano di fare una combo infinita e vincere. Se cerchi online dovresti trovare fonti a sufficienza. Comunque, anche solo il Protean Hulk da solo è una grande inclusione.
Inoltre, una carta davvero buffa da poter giocare nella tua combinazione di colori: Villainous Wealth .
Tra le terre che sono fortissime nel tuo mazzo ci sono anche: - Cabal Coffers insieme a Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth . - Alchemist's Refuge e Emergence Zone per poter giocare creature e altre cose ad instant speed. - Wasteland è una seconda Strip Mine . - Lotus Vale e Lotus Field sono più o meno ramp, ma anche un buon modo per fare molto mana se avessi il modo di stapparle. Magari con Deserted Temple , a cui sta anche simpatica Cabal Coffers , comunque. - Glacial Chasm è un piano di riserva che ti costa solo 2 punti vita a turno, a patto di rigiocarla sempre dal cimitero tutti i turni.
Tra le carte che ti suggerisco di togliere ci sono:
3 months ago
My first suggestion involves your artifact ramp. Dimir Signet and Orzhov Signet are worse than Talisman of Dominance and Talisman of Hierarchy in the majority of situations, mainly because they don't need mana to begin activating. Talisman of Progress is also worth considering, though I'm assuming blue and white are your lesser colors. In that vein, I suggest cutting Chromatic Lantern for another piece of two-mana artifact ramp. In my experience, there is a big difference between 2 and 3 mana rocks in EDH, and anything you can do to increase your deck's speed will be a good thing.
Considering the win conditions: I think Approach of the Second Sun is superfluous. In my experience, zombie decks are perfectly happy just trying to get away with the aggro win condition, though the Gravecrawler loops are certainly an interesting second. The problem with Approach of the Second Sun is that it is not good by itself; generally, you want to run combo pieces that also serve some utility even without the combo. (For example, this is why I hate the Isochron Scepter in my Kess, Dissident Mage list.) Drawing it in your opener or when you don't have the mana to cast it leaves it essentially dead, and I think the aggro or Gravecrawler plans are just better.
Once you hit three colors, mana base becomes extremely important. City of Brass and Mana Confluence are excellent cards, and I've had excellent luck with them. Ideally, you'd run fetch lands like Polluted Delta and Misty Rainforest as a sort of 'additional dual land,' but these can be very pricy. If that's an issue, I advise slow fetches like Bad River , Flood Plain , Rocky Tar Pit and Grasslands . Cavern of Souls is an expensive card, though it is excellent in any tribal deck -- if you have access to it, you should run it. Unclaimed Territory is another thing to consider, as is running Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth instead of one of your basic Swamp s. I also think you're running a few too many lands. Thirty-three is generally my upper limit, and since your curve is so high, I think that's about what you'd want. Thirty-five is too many.
I like that you're running zombie lords. Though anthem effects do greatly reduce the synergy of Gravecrawler with Skullclamp , I think their bonus to the aggro plan is high enough to justify their inclusion. In that vein, Lord of the Undead and Zombie Master are worth considering.
Card advantage decides most EDH games -- for example, yesterday I had someone concede not because I had pressure on the board, but because I was drawing five more cards than them a turn. Though this may have been a premature concession, it does illustrate my point. Thus, I highly recommend running cards like Graveborn Muse , Phyrexian Arena , Painful Truths , Chart a Course , Slate of Ancestry , Glimmer of Genius , Pulse of the Grid , Night's Whisper , Notion Thief , Thirst for Knowledge and/or Windfall . Similarly, cantrips like Ponder and Preordain are almost auto-includes in a blue list. Brainstorm 's efficacy is dependent on the number of shuffle effects you run, though if you choose to include fetches (slow or otherwise), I highly advise it. Many of these cards involve paying life; if life becomes an issue, try Whip of Erebos or a non-lethal Exsanguinate in addition to your Gray Merchant of Asphodel .
Tutors are good cards. I'm a fan of Entomb in addition to your Buried Alive , as it gets Gravecrawler in the yard for your combo and, if you pair it with reanimation like Reanimate , Animate Dead or the Victimize / Stitch Together you already run, it allows you to cheat in fatties. Grave Titan and Massacre Wurm are two of my favorite reanimation targets, but they're both around $20 these days. Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are the gold standard for black tutors, but these can also be inaccessible because of their price. Diabolic Tutor is a fine substitute, and I've had good success with Lim-Dul's Vault .
Liliana is also a good zombie-include, be it for flavor or for the power she offers. Liliana, Death's Majesty is great in zombie decks and is pretty affordable; Liliana, Dreadhorde General has been dropping in price recently and is also great. Depending on your playgroup's meta, Liliana, the Last Hope may be a powerhouse, though she is $40 these days.
Generally in EDH, one-for-ones are not where you want to be. There are usually three opponents, so on average you'll be facing 3x as many cards as you have. Anguished Unmaking and Utter End are good cards, but they are not as good in EDH as they'd be in 1v1 formats. Supreme Verdict and Merciless Eviction , which I see you're running, are better. Might I suggest Damnation , Wrath of God , and/or Toxic Deluge ? You may want to lean toward black board-wipes, as this is already where your mana will be when casting zombies. An overloaded Cyclonic Rift is also great, especially if paired with the aforementioned Windfall .
Perpetual Timepiece is a cool include. Consider Cephalid Vandal . Because you're not running Call to the Grave (which I think is overrated anyways), there is little to no cost of running non-zombie creatures in your deck. I think Cephalid Vandal is another good way of trying to keep your deck churning with self-mill.
Another thing that takes good EDH decks to the next level is counter magic. I see you're running Counterspell , which is good, but you should consider running at least three to four other counter spells as well. Force of Will , Mana Drain and Pact of Negation are all good if you want to sell a kidney. If you're a slightly more reasonable player, cards like Narset's Reversal , Negate / Countersquall / Dovin's Veto , Swan Song , Disallow , Arcane Denial and Archmage's Charm are also worth considering.
Depending on your meta (and your personal level of sadism), Narset, Parter of Veils and Ashiok, Dream Render should be considered. Turning off tutors and extra-draws with asymmetrical effects is brutal. Personally, I don't think those two cards should ever have been printed, but what the hell -- they're here, so we might as well use them.
Patriarch's Bidding is a good way for a tribal deck to recover after a board-wipe, and Living Death is just good for black creature decks in general. Living Death is a sort of nonbo with Wonder , but that may be worth the trouble; play-testing will iron that issue out.
Good luck man!
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