Choose two —
- Target player loses X life.
- Return target creature card with converted mana cost X or less from your graveyard to the battlefield.
- Target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn.
- Up to X target creatures gain fear until end of turn. (They can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.)
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Profane Command Discussion
3 days ago
I love rat decks! For the longest they were my top favorite deck (then Dinosaurs came and took that spot).
Anyway, I have a few questions. The first is your Isochron Scepter+DR/CR; how does that make infinite mana? You have to tap Isochron which should end the loop. Also, it's 5x Swamps, not 6x for your Magus+Mantle combo.
Ratcatcher is a good tutor for rats. CMC is a bit high, but it lets you find a rattie and draw for turn. Profane Command is a good game ender. Ruin Rat and Rancid Rats are good deathtouch ratties that I noticed you missed. Swarmyard is a good land in rattie decks.
1 month ago
I think this is neat... something that I have used in my grixis deaths shadow variant was Profane Command... with Eos tutoring DS this might be really nice as a 1-of to get graveyard recursion and evasion and other utility.
2 months ago
Nice rat deck! :3
I might consider to swap the following cards:
Out: Blood Divination for: Bankrupt in Blood for - same amount of cards, but BiB costs less to cast, but requires sac 2 creatures.
Out: Coat of Arms for: Haunted Crossroads/Mortuary - You run not small amount of non-rat creatures. Even if CoA can buff your army of rats a lot, it also affects your opponent's creatures, but that depends on what kind of deck they use. Some kind of creature recovery could be definitely nice too.
Out: Rats' Feast for: Suffer the Past - Not a rat related card, but its strictly better version.
Out: Palace Siege - Im not really sure about this one, but I think that you would be better with any other creature recovery card/life pinging card. I would either use Force of Despair (board wipe if someone goes crazy; combos with your Thrilling Encore, which also works well with Living Death) or Profane Command, which is very flexible card.
Out: Temple of the False God for: Crypt of Agadeem/Bojuka Bog/Cabal Stronghold/Reliquary Tower...
Some more cards that could help aswell:
Emergence Zone; Path of Ancestry; Myriad Landscape; Altar of the Brood; Village Rites; Phyrexian Arena/Necropotence; Blanket of Night (budget version of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth); Unearth.
Cards that DemMeowsephs mentioned are also very good and strong, just not very budget friendly. Just like Cavern of Souls.
2 months ago
Pretty interesting deck :3
I could suggest:
Massacre Wurm - small-scale boardwipe (+Sudden Spoiling); MW also supports your Forbidden Orchard + Illness in the Ranks to slowly drain your opponents out.
Liliana of the Dark Realms - Her ultimate would help you a lot to cast big Exsanguinate/Torment of Hailfire. It might not always work, but you can at least fetch few swamps out of the deck.
Lake of the Dead - A bit pricey land from Reserved List, but it might help a lot aswell.
Grim Return - This could be good, when your commander kills something, just cast this, stealth the killed creature and re-do it next turn? Maybe.. just maybe.
Bloodcurdling Scream/Howl from Beyond - Ramp up, cast this and swing for lethal c.dmg with Umezawa?
Tainted Strike - Sneaky infect? Also insant for only one !
Big black spells with X? Consume Spirit - any target with lifesteal; Damnable Pact - possible card draw or finisher;Death Cloud - big mean cloud!; Death Wind - single target version of Black Sun's Zenith; Profane Command - this card is just great.
Black Market can be silly on its own, even sillier in token decks though... I personally buff it even more with Desecrated Tomb + Tortured Existence (+Phyrexian Altar to go infinite etb/etg triggers). I think any deck running black could use Tortured Existence, just to recover any creature from your graveyard you need at the moment and/or for madness.
2 months ago
Really cool infected themed deck! I would probably recommend:
Life's Finale - fairly nice board wipe with ability to put into graveyard 3 creatures from any opp's library, which you could reanimate later. Also fits infect/phyrexian deck fairly nicely.
Profane Command - gives X of your creatures Fear to kill your opponents easier with infect damage.
Mimic Vat - Ability to create token of any of your creatures with infect every turn? Seems pretty decent to me :D And it also counts ANY creature that dies. In my opinion, this is one of many card that can theoretically fit in any deck. It also works pretty great with Rings of Brighthearth and Strionic Resonator, but its for another deck I guess. Bonus point: the new art of Mimic Vat from Theros Beyond Death has really nice art (even the older one has).
Emergence Zone - fairly nice utiliy colorless deck. Again, in my opinion it can be used in many, many decks. :D
Homeward Path - You probably dont want to get your infect creatures stolen and hit your own face... :D
Lake of the Dead/Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx - very pricey lands, but they can help a lot in mono black deck. Myriad Landscape is also fairly nice in mono color decks.
Haunted Crossroads/Mortuary/Tortured Existence - I use those cards in my Syr Konrad, the Grim deck, which work just great. But they might be fairly good in any other deck, just to get your creature back and draw it right away (which can be really easy in black). You could also abuse Haunted Crossroads/Mortuary with Bolas's Citadel, but I dont feel like it fits here (even how powerful that card is).
After all, playing full infect deck might be dangerous, depending on your playgroup, ofc. I personally play Tainted Strike in my For the Void deck. Its great card for Syr Konrad, together with any boardwipe OR Tortured Existence, Desecrated Tomb and Phyrexian Altar.
3 months ago
Most of your board wipes are on the rather high end of the mana curve, I would recommend swapping some of them out for (in terms of mana cost) cheaper cards. Unless you are using them specifically for their extra or asymmetrical abilities, but even if you are I would say you would want at least 3 cheap or cheaper board wipes such as, Damnation, Toxic Deluge, or Profane Command. In terms of extort, some of these cards are pretty bad despite having that ability, cards such as Basilica guards should probably be replaced with more mana efficient extortioners. I would also recommend, adding in some on theme win cons the best of which being Debt to the Deathless
3 months ago
Exsanguinate, Torment of Hailfire, Painful Quandary, Breathstealer's Crypt (love this one!! Like, a lot), Forsaken Wastes, Vile Consumption, Sovereign's Bite, Profane Command, Phthisis, Famine, Undermine (love this one!), Clutch of the Undercity, Twilight Prophet, Netherborn Phalanx, Ob Nixilis, the Fallen, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Erebos, God of the Dead, Duskmantle Seer, Dire Fleet Ravager, Urza's Guilt, Laquatus's Champion, Howling Banshee, Pierce Strider
4 months ago
Totally hear what you're saying Xodious, the potential for mega value is there. I've gone back and forth on the inclusion of Hydra Broodmaster and ultimately decided that it's too expensive and too slow for that payoff. I like the cast hydras as they give immediate value with Zaxara on the table and Genesis Hydra is no exception as there's lots of goodies in this deck that I enjoy casting for free (hell, with the infinite mana engine I can just draw most/all of my deck on Genesis cast to grab Akroma's Memorial and swing in for the win). Profane Command is also an infinite combo direct damage win condition + I like the versatility of the modal spells.