Shizo, Death's Storehouse
Tap: Add (Black) to your mana pool.
(Black), Tap: Target legendary creature gains fear until end of turn.
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|Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR)||Rare|
|Champions of Kamigawa (CHK)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Shizo, Death's Storehouse Discussion
1 month ago
1 month ago
Peoni Thank you for the suggestions.
What are your opinions on Niv-Mizzet, Parun vs Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind or both?
With Jace, Wielder of Mysteries and Thassa's Oracle is it realistic to try and win this way? I guess 100 cards seems like a lot to me compared to 60?
For Kederekt Parasite My only red permanents are Kess, Dissident Mage and Nekusar, the Mindrazer and Magus of the Wheel but I'm not sure if that really counts.
For 2 cmc rocks am I better off playing those rocks during turns 2 and 3 or playing other cards since most of my non-land cards are 2-3 CMC. Or if I should put bigger mana rocks in like Gilded Lotus to help my mana base later.
My thought with the transmute cards was that a lot of my cards are in the 2 or 3 CMC range. I can definitely see removing Dizzy Spell and Brainspoil since I also have other ways to tutor.
My thought with Diabolic Edict was that it gave me an extra option for sticking on Isochron Scepter. Maybe there are some better Isochron Scepter options here?
With Cowardice I was thinking that it could help protect my creatures and keep the cost of recasting Nekusar, the Mindrazer under control. Also with Minamo, School at Water's Edge, Shizo, Death's Storehouse, and Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep I can bounce opponent commanders. Also it would prevent opponents from using Lightning Greaves / Swiftfoot Boots or creature decks pumping up their creatures.
With the bounce sub theme my thought was that it put more cards in hands to be discarded and to hit with wheel effects and the it can also handle indestructible permanents (I'm not too sure how important that is in EDH) also with Warped Devotion it adds some extra discard.
I am definitely leaning into playing less creatures so that I can play board wipes more freely.
Thank you for the suggestions.
I hadn't thought about how the Day's Undoing end of turn effect prevents all the triggers.
For The Rack would you also recommend removing Quest for the Nihil Stone since it also operates on opponents having no/low cars in their hand? Although it hits all opponents and does more damage.
With Consecrated Sphinx and The Locust God it would be the highest CMC card in the deck except for Curse of Fool's Wisdom. Although I still don't have a good feel for EDH so I'm not too sure if 6 CMC would be too high?
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Winds of Change
1 month ago
Soul Shatter is 100% getting added when it's released... mainly because it has fantastic art... but also, it's impossible for it to brick on a token, compared to Liliana's Triumph. Check out Feed the Swarm from Zendikar Rising, some targeted Enchantment/Creature removal in Mono-Black, it's a Sorcery, but hey, you take what you can get!
Blast Zone looks really good! I don't know how I missed it, maybe I thought it was a Ratchet Bomb effect, taking too long to get online, but with the ability to charge and detonate it in a couple of turns is great.
Oubliette Is really cool, but my meta has loads of Artifact/Enchantment removal, so i'd rather kill a commander to increase its tax.
Nevinyrral's Disk Looks like a good board wipe that doubles as Artifact/Enchantment removal. It's a bit expensive for me, but it does enough that I can probably justify it. I might swap Deathbringer Regent for it as they fit a similar slot in my deck.
Mind Twist and Syphon Mind look cool, but when i'm up against decks that want their graveyard filled, it might be too much of a risk. Along those lines, Tymaret, Chosen from Death has really over performed in my meta. The lifegain is incidental, but being able to clear graveyards of problematic cards repeatably is fantastic, especially on a cheap creature that often has 6+ toughness, so is a good blocker
I do really like Read the Bones, and extra cheap card draw might help compensate for my low land count. It's a shame it's not an Instant, but I might try swapping it out for Ashling, the Extinguisher for a while!
I'll keep an eye on Agent of the Fates and Memorial to Folly, they have seemed ok in the games i've run them, especially Agent of the Fates, which won me a game by itself last night but ill see how they would compare to an Edict spell or basic Swamp when I draw them from now on!
1 month ago
Blast Zone - Helps mitigate black's weakness of artifact/enchantment interaction while fitting into the landbase. Cut blighted fen for it (not sure if budget)
Withering Boon - No one expects it, plus it looks cool (not sure if budget)
Shizo, Death's Storehouse - Unblockable (although not budget)
Oubliette - Commander removal that hurts red and black players through new phasing rule. Highly recommended, especially if you face a lot of black in your meta as you say you do (which makes me wonder why you still run slaughter pact)
Extinction Event - Good against all the black in your meta. Not necessary but nice
Nevinyrral's Disk - Cheap way to deal with artifacts and enchantments
Jet Medallion - Ramp, plain and simple, would cut leaden myr despite it being a body, if anything because it's a body I would cut it for this. Plus, this helps you chain multiple spells by making each cost less rather than adding mana. It doesnt fuel artifacts, but its still very powerful
Mind Twist - One of the best discard spells, hands down. It's at random, and while you don't face much blue in the meta, it is counterspell bait at worst, absolutely horrific at best. Do not sleep on this, especially in 1v1.
Card draw is nice, not all of these are needed....
Syphon Mind - Not as good in 1v1, but good in multiplayer
Read the Bones - Scry and draw is very helpful
REPLACE Agent of the Fates with Liliana's Triumph - You use your removal which either could have killed an opposing creature at best. At worst, your removal couldn't have killed an opposing creature so you use this removal on Agent to attempt each opponent to sac a creature of their choice. I suppose with all your removal they don't have many choices, but this seems very, subpar. The deathtouch part might be relevant, but I find you can make better use of this slot. Lili's triumph is cheaper at instant speed without the need of your own removal spell.
Ashling, the Extinguisher - Too much mana to be removal bait at best case. When if they want to kill any of your creatures, they can.
Deathbringer Regent - Too much mana, too many restrictions. Not worth it IMO. Can be replaced with a better wipe, more utility or card draw!
Tymaret, Chosen from Death - You already have better grave hate and lifegain. Lose the redundancy for more card draw or better utility.
grasp of darkness is located under the creature section of your primer FYI
-Memorial to Folly - I disagree, I think coming in tapped and not being a swamp to fuel stronghold, defile and more is not worth the loss in tempo. I feel in black you can/have better recursion.
2 months ago
I'm a bit tired so I hope my comments make sense. First of all, +1.
You have a lot of combos, some pieces of the combo provide value on their own, others do not. Defiant bloodlord and Vito are redundancy that IMO are not needed as a wise opponent would just get rid of exquisite blood, rending the other cards you draw to be useless. And by useless, I mean requiring that your commander stay on board and that he connects in some way. Your deck is very very reliant upon your commander, and thus need ways of protecting him. Going back to combos, Bloodchief is decent on its own, mindcrank is not. Remember you need to ensure an opponent loses life for bloodchief.
With little reanimation, Mikeaus + Triskelion doesn't feel too powerful. Mikeaus is great on it's own, but triskelion is not. Magus + Umbral Mantle/Sword of Paruns is cute but not great. Its on a 5 cmc creature with no haste and the sword/mantle are only good with Magus and dead draws in every other situation. If you truly want the infinite black mana route, add the rings in your maybeboard. As an artifact it is less likely to get blown up that a creature and can be used the same turn (not much a difference but true nevertheless). Rings can draw you cards with top, adding in fetches can help ensure smoother draws with top deck filtering and ramp with rings (not to mention bolas citadel synergy), additional activation of aetherflux should you get high life but non-infinite, wishclaw, doubling cube, obelisk ,etc...
Under your description + decklist, you have helm of awakening + leyline = Kill player. I think you mean Helm of Obedience. I don't see torment of exsanguinate in your decklist, I assume you took them out? Given that we are taking out some of the combos, you should add one whose pieces work well on their own. You already have Ashnods, + Grave Titan + Nim Deathmantle = Good times
Single card Discussion....
Blast Zone - Can deal with problematic artifacts/enchantments
Command Beacon - For when people kill your commander a bunch and you're in a tough spot
CUT Cabal Stronghold - Takes too many basics/too long and little payout for what it's worth. Add in one of the above 2
CUT Rogue's passage for Shizo, Death's Storehouse - Upgrade
What is the purpose of Phyrexian Alter? I feel like I'm missing something obvious....?
CUT Dark confidant - Your avg CMC is too high and its too risky IMO. If you want card draw, get burst card draw such as Necropotence (it will make that thought vessel put in more work)
Lightning Greaves - Protect commander and provide haste
Infernal Darkness - If you want to be that guy, gives you a turn or 2. Best played after a mass board wipe to ensure no dorks/rocks can circumvent this. At worst, its counterbait so the blue player has to respond. At best, it time walks them. Worth considering although not necessary.
Does final parting search for Reanimate + Villis? Or something like Mike + Trike when you already have a reanimate on hand?
OVERALL: I like this deck. I've only played against 2-3 Krrik decks but they were all faster/lower to the ground. I feel that by having so many backup wincons, you take away support from the primary wincon. Alternate wincons are good, but not when they circumvent plan A. Since you haven't played this out yet, give it a shot in it's current state, see how it goes and adjust from there + my suggestions. Be sure to let me know what you think of each suggestion.
2 months ago
Ahoy there! I also built a rat deck some time back, so I might be able to give you some suggestions! First, lets take a look at your ramp and lands. Having the right ramp and lands can be very very very strong in commander, and it should always be properly used.
Since you are in mono black, there aren't too many land options out there for you. But one I would definitely include is the Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth + Cabal Coffers combo. It can get you a LOT of mana very fast. Also consider Cabal Stronghold, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, and Shizo, Death's Storehouse. Since you have a lot of Swamps, I would also consider some nice colorless sources, like Ancient Tomb, Wasteland, maybe Maze of Ith, Strip Mine, etc. These can be extremely useful, especially in mono decks.
Now on to ramp! A mono colored deck should have 6-7 ramp spells in my opinion, and here are some I would consider. Dark Ritual, Jet Medallion, Lotus Petal, Thran Dynamo, Mana Vault, etc. Ramp can be extremely useful, and there are much more expensive options but these are very good to start with.
There are many fun ways to make rats! I would consider everything above, and I hope it helps you on your journey in this deck! If you found this helpful be sure to check out and upvote my decks (Double Trouble EDH, and give me suggestions if you have any! Anyways though, good luck on your deck, hope this helps, and have a great day!
3 months ago
I agree, rats are amazing :)!
For such an amazing theme, you should include some amazing ramp and lands. You do have a mono deck, so I understand lands can be a bit difficult, however I have some in mind that may be of interest to you.
- Cabal Coffers
- Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
- Cabal Stronghold
- Ancient Tomb
- Shizo, Death's Storehouse
- Bojuka Bog
- Phyrexian Tower
You might find some more sweet lands here
As for ramp, I would consider some of the following.
Also in general, I would consider adding Rat Colony, Necropotence, Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Intent. Some of the cards I mentioned previously may be on the expensive side, but I promise they are worth it and can help your deck perform much much better! If you want any more advice or have any questions feel free to post them on my wall, I'd love to help and I check tapped out often. Also feel free to check out some of my decks, (Double Trouble EDH! If you like it consider upvoting it, or giving me any suggestions. Anyways, hope this helps, good luck on your deck, and have a great day!
3 months ago
Thornwood Falls > Evolving Wilds
Golgari Guildgate > Terramorphic Expanse
Fetid Pools > Zagoth Triome
Simic Guildgate > Yavimaya Coast
Dismal Backwater > Underground River
Sunken Hollow > Gemstone Mine
Jungle Hollow > Hall of the Bandit Lord
1 Swamp > Shizo, Death's Storehouse