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.)
|Have (2)||metalmagic , Hardhitta7|
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Profane Command occurrence in decks from the last year
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Profane Command Discussion
2 months ago
Feed the Swarm is pretty cheap and versatile removal to consider. Fact or Fiction or Read the Bones or even Altar's Reap might also be nice as it seems card draw might be a bit weak Thoughtcast is even better I bet with the Treasure synergies. Murder or Doom Blade or Tragic Slip or Price of Fame or Defile or Cast Down or Drag to the Underworld might also be nice to deal with enemy threats or blockers. Force of Despair is another good cheap effect that can help push through for attacks. Costly Plunder turns a treasure into cards which is nice and on theme. Profane Command is also surprisingly cheap for the versatility. Damnable Pact is neat as you can target an opponent to deal lethal or yourself to draw. Cranial Plating is a pretty awesome equipment with treasure too. Armix, Filigree Thrasher although not a pirate, has a cool synergy with treasures. AEtherize is a neat wrath effect that is cheap. Memory Lapse and Unsubstantiate is a counterspell that feels less controlling since they keep the card. Tolarian Winds is a one sided Windfall which is interesting. Thassa's Intervention is another potential counterspell that doesn't feel so controlling. Distant Melody is also probably a great card given all the Pirates. Merchant's Dockhand interacts nicely with Treasures.
3 months ago
Optimator: Hello there! Always gotta love Vilis decks, especially as detailed as this one :D A lot of cards in Maybeboard would fit the deck really well (I just have no idea why you got some cards two or three times there), but I would try to minimalize the maybeboard as much as possible, to not look the deck so chaotic.
I run Vilis in my Syr Konrad's For the Void deck.. he doesnt really fit the theme/idea of the deck so well, but Vilis is just too badass to cut out :D (anyway, any feedback/suggestions would be welcomed aswell <3 )
Some cards in deck I would cut, why, and their replacement:
1) Falkenrath Noble - might be a nice card in an aristocrat deck, there isnt really any way to generate->sac big amount of your creatures to abuse Falkenrath Noble as much as possible, also costs . If you want an aristocrat, Bastion of Remembrance could be a possible option aswell. Its cheaper, gives you a 1/1 token and has the same effect as F.Noble. Sure, can't attack or block, but Bastion is also harder to remove since its an Enchantment.
2) Leaden Myr - as you already mentioned, a possible cut for some other mana-rock.. I would switch it for Malakir Rebirth Flip as an another kind of "protection" to either Vilis or another important creature at the moment. With Vilis on board, it even draws you two cards (destroy protection, draw two cards, triggering aristocrat-like effects at instant speed for only ? YES PLEASE! ). In worse case scenario, its also additional land drop. Another possible replacement could be Blood Celebrant, which synergies well with both Vilis and K'riik.
3) Liliana's Contract - would probably fit better in some Demon tribal deck or Conspiracy deck. You also have only six Demons in your deck, all of them with fairly high mana cost. As a better card-draw, I would add either Greed, since it draws you 3 cards with Vilis on board, maybe even Skullclamp that would draw you two cards every turn with Ophiomancer, but Greed would be most likey better option, since there isnt really any other way to generate a lot of tokens every turn.
4) Crux of Fate - no Dragons in your deck, not even so many of them in black in general, so outside of politic reason, other 5CMC or less boardwipes would be better. I personally love Life's Finale, its more expensive than Crux of Fate, but enables you to look and search in target opponent's deck and put up to 3 creatures from their deck into theri graveyard, which would synergize with Chainer, Dementia Master, Geth, Lord of the Vault and some other.
5) Ruinous Path - sorcery speed removal is kinda meh, so something like Hero's Downfall is just better. I personally like Eat to Extinction, even if its more expensive, it helps with top-deck managment (+exiles targeted creature/pw).
6) Cut few swamps for:
6a) Cabal Stronghold - Stronghold is cheap, can tap itself for and can give you plenty of later on.
6b) Emergence Zone - I personally love this utility land, just because it gives you spells Flash whenever you sac it. It doesnt ETB tapped and can help you casting some stuff when you sac it.
7) Chaos Wand - might be a fun card, but doesnt really fit the deck at all. I would cut it for Bontu's Monument to make a lot of your big black stuff cheaper and another small source of life-gain.
8) Big mana-rocks: Gilded Lotus and Thran Dynamo - I used to run those too, but slowly started replacing them with cheaper mana rocks like Thought Vessel and Arcane Signet. Hedron Archive is okay-ish since it can draw you two cards when you no longer need it, but with Vilis and especially mono-black, there can always be enough card draw.
9) Spellbook - would be fine, if you didnt manage to get your Reliquary Tower or Venser's Journal on board, but otherwise its just a dead card that does nothing to you anymore. I would rather replace it with Ivory Tower to get some life back.
10) Curtains' Call - I would replace this one for one of the following:
10a) Devour in Shadow/Vendetta - cheap removal that can potentionaly draws you X cards aswell.
10b) Dismember - depending on how big the creature is, but since you could cast it for only one and draw 4 cards aswell, its decent choice aswell.
10c) Snuff Out - free removal in 99.999% time, which can draws you 4 cards aswell, but not for black creatures, which, depending on your opponent's deck, might be important. Still most likely a better option.
10d) Tragic Slip - goes through indestructible, but requires a creature to die to be maximum effective, which might be sometimes a problem. Still, really good one.
10e) Malicious Affliction - another cheap removal, which is also locked to non-black creatures, but is able to destroy two creatures if a creature died already, so similar issue like Tragic Slip.
10f) Profane Command - I just totally love this card. Its not instant, but can be really flexible in various situations, so I would probably go for this as a replacement.
10g) Erebos's Intervention - similar to Profane Command, it flexile aswell, providing you to remove some indestructible creature and get some life; or serves as a fairly decent graveyard hate at instant speed.
I won't go through cards in maybeboard, even though there is plenty of really nice cards that would work so well in Vilis's deck, like Bolas's Citadel, Doom Whisperer, Font of Agonies and Phyrexian Reclamation and many more, it would just be a little too much, I would say... :D
I hope some of my suggestions will help, gonna upvote this for sure, just because it looks really nice, especially with so many possible cards that could easily fit so well :)
3 months ago
I've been "upgrading" the deck a bit recently with some cash from selling some old Pokemon cards I had laying around (seriously, check if you have any old ones... some are worth a LOT).
I've been focusing on lowering the average CMC of the deck and making it more consistent! I've also added few more cards that can regain me life, mainly to balance out the damage many of my own cards deal to me! I'm swapping out my Swamps with Snow-Covered Swamps to fuel Dead of Winter, a pet sweeper of mine. I'm also preparing for the possibility of a Snow theme in the 2021 sets!
I've added some more large-scale removal options, including Dead of Winter, Archfiend of Depravity, as well as some new pinpoint removal options with Hagra Mauling Flip and Noxious Gearhulk. I'm hoping all the removal will make Revel in Riches (which I've finally gotten around to adding after so many recommendations) a viable win condition!
The cards that I've been cutting have mainly been ones I've found sitting dead in my hand for many games because they're just too situational. Skeleton Key costed too much just to have the chance to Loot a few times, and relied on having a Creature in play that could attack without dying instantly. Supernatural Stamina had a best case scenario of getting a 1-for-1, and maybe triggering an ETB effect again, and the new card Malakir Rebirth Flip does a very good impression, but with the bonus of being a and in an opening hand. Plaguecrafter and Massacre Girl weren't tooooo bad, working well with recursion effects and Mimic Vat, but I found they were often dead in my hand for many games.
The only card I've recently cut that I think I might try to fit back in is Desecration Demon. This absolute BEATSTICK has performed really really well! He's also a pretty good resurrection target, and most games I find ways to play him over and over again (I think my record is 6 times in a 1v1 match). He works very well with Profane Command as he's so cheap! His downside of being able to be tapped at start of combat with a Sacrifice tends to be almost totally negated in this deck, which actively wants your opponents Creatures to die!
I've recently gotten a copy of Chainer, Dementia Master, which I'm going to try out as an alternative commander for this deck when I'm feeling extra spicy. I might end up putting him in the 99, maybe replacing Geth, Lord of the Vault, who can't target my own creatures? If anyone has experience with Chainer, I'd love to know how well he works in the 99!
Anyway, Commander Legends looks like it's not going to give me tooo many new toys for this deck (although War Room looks pretty good!). If anyone has any further suggestions or any questions, I'd love to hear them!
4 months ago
Ramp (12): Burnished Hart, Nirkana Revenant, Pitiless Plunderer, Solemn Simulacrum, Ashnod's Altar, Mana Crypt, Sol Ring, Sword of the Animist, Thran Dynamo, Black Market, Revel in Riches, and Cabal Coffers.
Card Advantage (10): Erebos, God of the Dead, Midnight Reaper, Razaketh, the Foulblooded, Night's Whisper, Read the Bones, Sign in Blood, Geth's Grimoire, Skullclamp, Costly Plunder, and Skeletal Scrying.
Removal (16): Murderous Rider, Plaguecrafter, Shriekmaw, Bone Splinters, Consuming Vapors, Profane Command, Virtus's Maneuver, Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted, Cast Down, Drag to the Underworld, Erebos's Intervention, Gang Up, Hideous End, Tendrils of Corruption, Dictate of Erebos, and Grave Pact.
4 months ago
Yeah Tragic Slip probably isn't so good here, but I really like the art. :^)
Anyway, if you're attached to the idea of using the group hug mana elements, there are probably a few other take outs we can find. Truthfully Gargos, Vicious Watcher might be able to come out. Only reduces the cost of a handful of cards and his passive doesn't have a ton of synergy in this deck. Maga, Traitor to Mortals seems like a good card to sub out for a few reasons, the big two being it's very black intensive and it only kills one player. Black cards you have that also have the potential to kill a player Damnable Pact and Profane Command at least have some utility to them outside of slaying someone and they aren't quite as hard to cast. From what I can tell, the only time you're going to be using her is when you can go infinite, and even then you're only going to kill one person. You could also maybe take out another land since you have plenty of ramp.
Side note, I just realized that Stroke of Genius was in your maybeboard and it's $5. Maybe it was always like that, but I could've sworn when I first got my set it was only like $1.50 or something, maybe even less. Very unfortunate. :^(
4 months ago
There's one problem with Swamp Mosquito, it's laughably bad, not even kidding. Sure, it has evasion, but what else. Even if I consider the perfect scenario of Runechanter's Pike giving +10/+0, that would just mean one poison counter. There's a reason no one plays it.
I was almost forgetting to talk about the Specter. It's definitely a good card but a win more card rather than an efficient threat. Being a 1/1 just means it dies to pretty much anything. The ability to sacrifice itself to force the opponent to discard is nice. However, that also means I would be down a threat. Definitely a good consideration for a budget deck but has no place here.
Yawgmoth just doesn't work, plain and simple. Not enough creatures to sacrifice. The ability to proliferate is nice, but if I don't have a lot of cards in hand he's just gonna do nothing, which is why I actually decided do to cut a copy of Raven's Crime for a Liliana of the Veil, since in the early game, as well as the mid/late game, she acts as Disruption and Removal, while possibly truly being a wincon with her ultimate.
Profane Command looks silly because it is, at least in this deck. It's too much of a mana sink for a deck that doesn't want one. It would be nice to reanimate some of my fallen threats. However, paying 5 mana to reanimate a Crusader or 4 for a Stinger is a terrible rate, to such a point I would rather run Unearth. Same for the removal. Why pay 5 mana to give -3/-3(-2/-2 if I pay 4) when Yahenni's Expertise gives -3/-3 for the whole board while allowing to cast practically any card in my deck for free? Also, it's very hard to have multiple creatures on the battlefield for the Fear mode to be worthy manawise. In that case, I would rather run Dirge of Dread.
As I mentioned Unearth, I should say something about it. Maybe it could be worth in other builds, but I'm not a huge fan of it. It's not something that develops my game plan. Having the ability to recur a threat is nice. Still, it doesn't seem particularly interesting enough to take out a removal/discard spell for it. If I had to choose a Reanimation spell, it would definitely be Agadeem's Awakening Flip as it wouldn't take a slot due to it being able to be played as a land and has the potential to reanimate more than one threat.
Bontu's Last Reckoning is already on the sideboard. Having it as a mainboard is not a good idea. I don't want to rely on a boardwipe that effectively makes me lose a turn.
With all that being said, there's actually two suggestions that I like and have already been considering, Skithrix and Karn. The Dragon would be a sideboard card against more grindy matchup less because of the regeneration and more due to being able to have haste. A 4/4 hasty flying infect creature is terrifying. Karn would be more of a tech against artifact decks since I can't run Damping Matrix because of my own equipment and Mazemind Tome. The wish ability would be just the cherry on top. The problem with both of these is that I don't know what I would cut for them.
4 months ago
with very limited pump spells, have you considered Swamp Mosquito over the myr, it provides a second evasize flyer for the same cmc
that said i would probably want to go a little more midrange and run Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon and Whispering Specter spector is devastating if they've taken only a few counters and is directly in Unearth range. the dragon is the card i want to be playing after a board wipe (or before if you can regen it)
Yawgmoth, Thran Physician could also be another effective wincon, being able to just discard to win, and also kill off problematic combo creatures is useful.
lastly the package the deck could really use is Karn, the Great Creator, wishboard, with Contagion Clasp, the myr and sword in sb seems strong, while providing the deck with more silver bullets and ways to protect itself.
i don't like the current expertise boardwipe, im tempted to say Bontu's Last Reckoning
i know it may seem silly but you may want to seriously consider Profane Command, removal, reanimation and mass evasion is really strong
4 months ago
Hey GalaxyCat! Thanks so much for taking the time to take a look and comment. Teysa, Envoy of Ghost is an awesome general and I just had to build this deck around her. I know there are other Orzhov options, but she is just so cool. Like you, I tried to synergize my build around life loss and life gain. I really like the push and pull of these two mechanics and try to do that behind the scenes while using Teysa as a deterrent for my opponent's attacks. Thanks for sharing your list, it looks great! One card that I run that sticks out for me is Ajani, Strength of the Pride. Four mana to exile all of my opponent's artifacts and creatures is just so good. Also, if we are talking removal, Fumigate does some work and Profane Command is really flexible. Thanks again, let me know if you have any cards that you really like running in yours that I might not have in mine.