Priest of Gix
Creature — Human Cleric Minion
When Priest of Gix enters the battlefield, add (Black)(Black)(Black) to your mana pool.
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|Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition (DDE)||Uncommon|
|Urza's Saga (USG)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Priest of Gix Discussion
3 weeks ago
Long time Muddstah viewer here. I watched you play the deck on the channel multiple times and I gotta say it's hands down the most interesting and fun-looking deck I've seen in quite a while. I don't know if you came up with the idea yourself or not, but if so, kudos on that. It's kinda hard to make me actually interested in a new build, but the deck really caught my attention when I first saw it in action and I've been theorycrafting around the concept ever since.
I just wanted to ask if there's any reason why you're not running Priest of Gix. Running it alongside Priest of Urabrask means that Ashnod's Altar turns your Imperial Recruiter into an XXRRBB wincon. The line should be pretty intuitive for you, but I'm gonna leave the steps here in case you want to check out the math.
Start with XXRRBB.
1st cycle: cast Rec (RBB), grab PoU, sac Rec (CCRBB), cast PoU (RRRBB), sac PoU (CCRRRBB), cast Garna (RB), sac Garna (CCRB).
2nd cycle: cast PoU (RRRB), sac PoU (CCRRRB), cast Rec (RRB), grab PoG, sac Rec (CCRRB), cast PoG (RRBBB), sac PoG (CCRRBBB), cast Garna (RB), sac Garna (CCRB).
3rd cycle: cast PoU (RRRB), sac PoU (CCRRRB), cast PoG (RRRBBB), sac PoG (CCRRRBBB), cast Garna (RBX), sac Garna (CCRBX).
You can now loop the 3rd cycle netting either B or R with each iteration, making infinite mana of both colors. You can then recast the Recruiter to tutor up for an actual wincon (e.g. Gary).
The same result can be achieved replacing Ashnod's Altar with Heartless Summoning. In that case you can start with just RRBB in your pool, but you do need to have a separate (free) sac outlet in order to loop Garna (if it is Phyrexian Altar you can start the loop with just RRB).
Also, maybe it's a little on the cute side, but if you do indeed find yourself aggressively tutoring for Heartless Summoning, then you might want to consider running Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker. All your 1/1s and 2/1s will pop in and out the battlefield on each player's turn, netting you a lot of value and/or mana through their ETBs without you having to continuously spend and looping Garna (thus saving her as a trick against grave-hate and/or to save Shirei). (Of course the same applies for any other 1/x or 2/x that can sac itself, or actually any other 1/x or 2/x if you have a sac outlet.)
Finally, if do you decide to go this route, then you might want to also consider running Sultai Emissary. Manifested permanents are going to be returned to the battlefield by Shirei's ability even if they're not actually creature cards. With such a low number of instants and sorceries in your deck, you should be able to generate a lot of value.
3 weeks ago
These might interest you: Dawn of the Dead, Dark Ritual, Blood Pet, Black Market, Pitiless Plunderer, Smothering Abomination, Harvester of Souls, Aetherworks Marvel, Carnival of Souls, Epicure of Blood, Champion of Stray Souls, Sengir Autocrat, Chittering Witch, Marsh Flitter, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, Priest of Gix
2 months ago
Is the creature we are Looping creating mana via treasures or Eldrazi Scions? Dire Fleet Hoarder,Wily Goblin,Carrier Thrall then everytime we loop we are building a stockpile of mana for our future turns.
But we can get more than just value from the creature we are sac'ing oh much much more, how about value from the sac outlet it self? Viscera Seer Start scrying through your deck for your combo pieces ThermopodAshnod's Altar Help you generate more mana for more cards to be cast from hand for multiple card loops Carrion Feeder Keep adding +1/+1's to make a threat that needs to be dealt with before it spirals out of control Spawning Pit why not add more tokens to this to create a potential army of 2/2's that can snap into existence at instant speed? Greater Gargadon How about ticking down a clock to a 9/7 coming to smash your enemies into small digestible pieces?
You think we are done with what value we can get from Looping? not even close, what about other effects that occur when they see cards getting sac'd for greater good of value? Zulaport Cutthroat,Falkenrath Noble,Syr Konrad, the Grim This will start putting pressure on opponent's life totals whenever you sac a creature, or cast in the case of Bontu's and special mention to Syr Konrad as he also does damage when they go back to hand from your yard...oooh that value.
You want card draw? we got it,now its not as clean as blue draw and it does have a distinct smell of decomposing flesh but hey we will take it. Smothering AbominationGrim HaruspexMidnight Reaper even Hazoret's Monument as you do cast in a loop and remember all discard cards will be put back to hand via Garna's ETB.
What all this mana positive and mana neutral creature casts lets us do is frankly more of the same, play multiple creatures a turn to make multiple treasures or make multiple tokens or scry multiple times it all depends on the set up you have at the board at the time but the more creatures to sac the more effects, the more the merrier the bigger the better.
We now have an infinite loop going and this deck can use this in multiple ways to end the game. Refer to the infinite loops section to see all the options
Do we instead haveDesecrated Tomb or any creature that creates tokens as part of our loop? make sure to end the loop with several millions tokens created and stop the loop with Garna in play, all your tokens now have haste.... Good game? This can also be done is a few other more janky ways using Spawning Pit and either Ashnod's AltarPitiless PlundererSifter of SkullsBlood PetCarrier Thrall and clever use sage of sac'ing for counters and then sac'ing for mana ( or just allays sac'ing for counters if Plunderer or Sifter are in play).
3 months ago
trevorthestar, For cEDH Priest of Gix and Cathodion require too many additional pieces to be effective. Counters are usually the hard part so its better to focus on CMC3 permanents that produce 3+ bodies.
For a high powered build they can be useful to jump your mana or an extra activation. I originally had them in my Aristocrat style deck, tayam-to-die. Paired with Luminous Broodmoth and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed they work well. But I ended up cutting them there too as having cards that produce multiple creatures/counters were more effective then producing mana. You often times run out of counters before you run out of mana.
3 months ago
Have you thought about using a Priest of Gix or Cathodion combo with undying/perist creatures and an alter. I think this is a great more budget combo and the cards on their own do help basically getting one free activation on Tayam, Luminous Enigma.
4 months ago
(The card art is supposed to be that of a hand mirror, but the artwork I found best demonstrates the nature of the card.)
It was meant to be a fixed version of Splinter Twin, but I don’t feel like it came out right. Designing and balancing around cards that can be used in infinite combos is a bit challenging. Please take note that I purposely worded this to remove the original creature at the end of the turn as well. The equip cost is weird, because I don’t want cards like Mana Echoes or Priest of Gix to create a 2-card infinite mana engine with it.
5 months ago
I run a Marchesa deck as well, admittedly a politics, akaido, and control build, very different than yours, but I really think you are going to need more land for this to run smoothly. I run 37 lands that tap for mana, along with 6 mana rocks, and I'm constantly thinking of adding more rocks. I recently added a Black Market to help with ramp, we'll see how much that helps, and I've had a Smothering Tithe in it since it was released.