Sidisi, Undead Vizier

Sidisi, Undead Vizier

Legendary Creature — Zombie Naga

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Exploit (When this creature enters the battlefield, you may sacrifice a creature.)

When Sidisi, Undead Vizier exploits a creature, you may search your library for a card, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pioneer Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Sidisi, Undead Vizier occurrence in decks from the last year

Sidisi, Undead Vizier Discussion

LitchOubliette on Commander Staples Cube

5 days ago

Changelog (22/11/2020)

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Mana Fixing

Optimator on Siblings Of The Dead

4 weeks ago

Nice list! My only suggestion would be to try to add Sidisi, Undead Vizier. She's absolutely godlike in my Gisa & Geralf deck (Rooftop Experiments (Zombie Tribal)). I cannot recommend her enough.

dingusdingo on Commander Legends card is going …

4 weeks ago

I find it no coincidence that the majority of posters freaking out in this thread are primarily casual brewers. I have been thinking and discussing this card with friends since it was spoiled, and I think it is far from the death of competitive, and I urge anyone claiming that to think about the actual decks of competitive edh. I think this card will cause the most damage to casual and high powered jank decks, and its impact on cedh will be limited to a small handful of decks that will run it.

It is obviously a powerful card, but the cedh meta is already full of powerful cards. We should begin by evaluating how the card works and is used

  • 3 of the same color mana, only to be used on commanders. Outside of some niche cases like using the mana for Glissa Sunseeker, the mana will be used to accelerate into commanders.
  • Commanders with WUBRG costs will benefit the least. Commanders with 1 or 2 colors will benefit the most. This is due to how the colored mana goes into casting costs. For example, Kess, Dissident Mage will only be able to get 2 ramp from it, as the cost only allows 2 of the same colored mana to be used. However, the lotus will work well with commander tax and be fully usable anytime after the first time a commander is cast
  • If your commander is already in play, drawing a lotus will not advance your game plan in the slightest (this is a very important caveat)

Competitive decks already tend to run commanders low to the ground. Competitive decks also splash harder in 3-5 colors, with 1-2 color decks being less common. You also see quite a few 3 and 4 color partner piles in competitive. Jeweled Lotus has bonus value with double the amount of targets, but once again you are getting lots of waste because the desirable partners are already low CMC to cast. Many will choose to ignore the lotus for their partner piles, most notably Tymna + Thrasios

I firmly believe the biggest splash this will make in competitive is with all-in combo decks and strategies. Having the possibility of a dead draw later in the game if it isn't in your opening 7 is a big turn off for many decks, especially when layering is so heavy and slots are already at a premium. Decks that are all-in don't mind mulliganing to find Jeweled Lotus, and it will do its best work when in the opening 7.

Here is my list of what decks I think will possibly run Jeweled Lotus and why

  • Urza, Lord High Artificer: Hit turn 1 Urza's easily. It is a Mox Sapphire if drawn after Urza is already in, negating the dead draw possibility.
  • Sidisi, Undead Vizier: This deck is all-in to play Sidisi and find Ad Nauseam. The 3 mana burst can hit a lot of fast Sidisi's, but it can also be useful if Sidisi gets countered and you need to get to 7 mana to try again. Sidisi can mulligan aggressively to find Lotus if it wants to
  • Godo, Bandit Warlord: 3 mana towards your 11 mana to win. It is colored, so can be used to play Godo, allowing you to keep hands with exclusively colorless mana. Godo is another deck that can mulligan aggressively for Lotus
  • The Gitrog Monster: This deck is very commander dependent, and totally willing to sacrifice cards to ram the commander turn 1 or 2. Once again, this deck will be aggressively mulliganing anyways
  • Prime Speaker Vannifar: Get commander in, tap it to win. Hitting turn 1 Vannifars will help the game plan immensely. Helps to recover when you need to play commander a 2nd time for a win attempt
  • Elsha of the Infinite: Can use all 3 mana produced, avoids dead draw scenario by playing it off the top. This deck is 100% commander dependent, so having 3 towards playing Elsha a second time is good insurance for the deck.
  • Tasigur, the Golden Fang: Able to play Tasigur faster without delving your entire graveyard or having any graveyard at all. Not a huge power swing like other commanders, but a very likely include. In fact, you can use the lotus, then delve it, effectively making it 4 ramp for Tasigur's first cast.
  • Muldrotha, the Gravetide: Can't be used as combo back up for LED, but it can come back from the GY for free in case Muldrotha gets removed to make subsequent casts easier. Once again, not a huge power swing but noticeable and likely inclusion, especially since the Muldrotha combos require Muldrotha on the field
  • Kraum, Ludevic's Opus: The main partner commander I think that will really want the lotus. Landing this turn 1 or 2 will let the Kraum player quickly and easily bury others in card advantage.
  • Tana, the Bloodsower: The only other partner commander I think will really want to auto include the lotus. Getting this out turn 1 can build up saprolings very fast, and it makes the Tymna coming in after extremely live. Will probably only be seen with Tana + Tymna, but that is the primary Tana partner for cedh anyways

Jeweled Lotus may see play in other decks as it is the flavor of the month, but I bet that ultimately many competitive builds will abandon the card. Some decks are uniquely positioned to capitalize on the speed of a commander landing sooner, and those decks will really love the card.

The printing of Opposition Agent will likely cause significantly more problems for the format, especially since Maralen of the Mornsong became a deck overnight. Coincidentally, Opposition Agent shuts down about half of my list of decks positioned to abuse the new lotus, and the half it leaves won't combo out to win as soon as the commander resolves from the fast mana.

Jeweled Lotus is a powerful card, and Wizards should never have printed it. That being said, I firmly disagree that it will kill competitive edh, and I firmly believe it will do far more damage to casual and high powered decks.

griffstick on Is Competitive Phage Possible?

1 month ago

I suggest building a cedh with Sidisi, Undead Vizier as the cmdr and throw phage in the deck.

mrmateoja on Marchesa, Karate Chop Surprise!

1 month ago

Lokotor, thanks for the suggestions. Very helpful.

I have recently found myself with more haste enablers on board than I need. Urabrask the Hidden would be the first one I cut. Crashing Drawbridge has been great to protect Marchesa early since it can come down before her and allows her to get a +1+1 counter immediately.

The avg. CMC shows artificially high because of Blasphemous Act. It is actually closer to 3.3 CMC for what I usually cast Blasphemous Act for. That said, lowering the avg. CMC even more is a work in progress. Balancing efficiency with the Timmy in me has always been a challenge...

I have plenty of card draw in this deck, so churning through my library and hitting land drops has worked well with 35 lands, though 36 would feel better. There are actually 9 sources of ramp in here, NOT including the Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar or Phyrexian Tower.

The real value I find with Sidisi, Undead Vizier and Rune-Scarred Demon is the ability to recur them to keep tutoring for answers or win cons once they’re on the battlefield. My meta is a little slower and our games tend to go long. Rune does double duty on attacks as a flyer and Sidisi does double duty as a sac outlet.

I have added Scroll of Fate to my short list. I’ll start testing that one.

Lokotor on Marchesa, Karate Chop Surprise!

1 month ago

your average mana costs seem a bit high. you have 13 CMC 5+ creatures. that's over 1/3 of your creatures and definitely way too many considering you only run 35 lands and maybe 6 mana ramp effects.

i don't think you need haste enablers all that much personally, but between Crashing Drawbridge Ogre Battledriver and Urabrask the Hidden i'd cut urabrask and probably the drawbridge even since it can't attack.

i know you're running Sidisi, Undead Vizier and Rune-Scarred Demon as tutors, but consider that since they're so expensive that you can't really play them AND sneak attack etc. in a turn. you really want tutors to be as cheap as possible.

consider adding Scroll of Fate as another way to cheat things in.

you may also like this primer for some ideas

Zinon on Zombie tribal

1 month ago

Havengul Lich, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Rooftop Storm make a really good combo, a Demonic Tutor type effect for 1 is quite good

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