Creature — Human Pirate
Whenever another creature you control dies, create a colorless Treasure artifact token with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."
|Want (3)||MonkeySit , VorelNailo , deathdealer1225|
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|Rivals of Ixalan (RIX)||Uncommon|
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- Darkblast + Fecundity + Pitiless Plunderer
- Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Pitiless Plunderer + Walking Ballista
- Ashnod's Altar + Pashalik Mons + Pitiless Plunderer
- Altar of Dementia + Korozda Guildmage + Pitiless Plunderer
- Pitiless Plunderer + Thopter Assembly + Time Sieve
- Pitiless Plunderer + Sifter of Skulls
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Pitiless Plunderer occurrence in decks from the last year
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Pitiless Plunderer Discussion
2 days ago
I would recommend as another great combo, Pitiless Plunderer + Reassembling Skeleton (which you have in your deck already) and Ashnod's Altar with something like Blood Artist or Impact Tremors to go infinite. try it out! (you do not need to though.
4 days ago
Fantastic deck! I pulled Dargo in a draft last week and immediately realized the potential of this card (I also pulled a Jeweled Lotus in that draft and got him on turn 2 :), which is why I would recommend it; the Lotus is essentially 5 mana for Dargo). Going infinite with only Phyrexian Altar is pretty crazy for a commander you can get on turn 2.
What about Jeska, Thrice Reborn as a wincon? Once you have the Dargo + Altar loop (any sac outlet + Pitiless Plunderer also works instead of the altar) she will come in with as many loyalty as you want, and can laser your opponents to death.
1 week ago
I agree, great deck name haha. You might consider these: Necroskitter, Blowfly Infestation, Crumbling Ashes, Black Sun's Zenith, Dusk Urchins, Seshiro the Anointed, Parallel Lives, Second Harvest, Parallel Evolution, Coat of Arms, Throne of the God-Pharaoh, Eldrazi Monument, Zulaport Cutthroat, Pitiless Plunderer, Species Specialist, Flourishing Defenses
2 weeks ago
Actually, Dargo, the Shipwrecker gives you infinite etb and death triggers with Phyrexian Altar or Pitiless Plunderer and a free sac outlet, and infinite mana with Food Chain, assuming you've sacrificed some stuff this turn.
4 weeks ago
Good catch on the Pitiless Plunderer, I will definitely add that.
Funnily enough several of your suggestions were in here but were cut after your initial comment to make room (Mayhem devil, Buried alive)
Phyrexian Altar has been here since the beginning since it's a key combo piece.
4 weeks ago
Massacar - you can always print out some high resolution proxies ;) However, I'll keep in mind that you're on a budget.
Pitiless Plunderer - should 100% be in this deck. At 4 dollars he's an absolute powerhouse in this sort of deck.
I'm actually a fan of Mayhem Devil - I can see this becoming an aristocrats mainstay down the line.
Buried Alive and Entomb - any deck running reanimate effects should include these cards unless their budget prohibits it. It also gives you access to easy combos like Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker with Zealous Conscripts or Coercive Recruiter but you'd need a Phyrexian Delver to kick off those sheniaghans.
Lastly, I won't recommend Ad Nauseam or Peer into the Abyss for this particular build because your cmc is far too high and you won't be able to build within the constraints of those cards to make them truly worth while.
1 month ago
Directly answering your question, I think you should put all X cost creatures you can into the deck anyway because they are both an enabler and a payoff (infinite power creature), and are still good creatures if you don't pull off the combo. Now, should yo go artifacts? Well, I think that decission is up to you but I will highlight some of the pros/cons:
Pros: Artifacts will make your deck faster, more focused, more consistent and overall better (in a sense that it'll win more). It will be cheapier to make it competitive as there are a lot of cheap tutoring effects for that strategy, as opposed to the expensive black tutors. This way, you can spend little and still achieve a pretty good power level.
Cons: However, it'll be more complicated to pilot as the amount of possible combos will grow exponentially. That will also make your turns longer as you'll have to think harder to figure out what to do. That may be boring for your opponents. Also, if you don't tune it properly, you'll probably outpower your friends (you talked about a 5 power level) with a solitaire deck. Artifacts is not the kind of arquetype that lets your opponents interact with you (neither you interact with them), so not only could you outpower them but you'll do so in the most boring way possible.
If you ask for a personal recommendation, I'd stick to a more janky and goofy playstyle, keeping the core combo of X cost creatures to still win a decent amount of games, but not make it the only win-con. It is really funny not only for you but for everybody when you pull off a weird 6-card combo that no one knows about. An example of this would be the Infect combo I have in my list.
I will give you some recommendations if you wanna go harder into artifacts. When I started my list I first made an infinite budget version trying to get the best deck possible and worked from there. I may upload that one too later. I'll list some of the best cards that I put in there that are still budget. Also, if you wanna go into artifacts you should get some interaction as there are a ton of artifact hate cards (that also depends on whether your playgroup usually plays them).
Other comments about your deck, I'd try to cut some of the most expensive cards like Konrad or Deathreap Ritual, you can find functionally identical effects for a way lower CMC. For Konrad I'd suggest Disciple of the Vault and for deathreap ritual the forementioned Fecundity.
If you finally decide to reject the way of the artifacts and keep it more aristocrat-y, recursion-y, I'd recommend you to check the Undying mechanic, Luminous Broodmoth, Abzan Ascendancy, and sacrifice payoffs that aren't combo focused like Carrion Feeder or Devouring Swarm but pose a serious threat. You said you like gaining life so you may keep that theme if you include some Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose, Exquisite Blood effects
1 month ago
I like the changes you've made to the list, if I'm able to get some copies of them when my LGS reopens after the pandemic. I would recommend to try running Pitiless Plunderer if you have any copy. It can generate a lot of mana in this deck, and it's a card that I'll include once I get a copy.
If you're interested, I also recommend to try the partners Krav, the Unredeemed and Regna, the Redeemer if they work well in your meta. I used them for some time, but I changed them for cards with lower CMC due to my meta has a lot of fast and combo decks, but I still use them from time to time as commanders of the deck when we play lower power level decks for fun. Teysa becomes one of the 98.