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- Bitterblossom and Smokestack - Upkeep triggers
- Does Smokestack Sacrifice Itself?
- Sacrifice Protection / Upkeep trigger order / Oblivion Ring - Multiple Questions
- Can I sacrifice something for multiple reasons?
- If I have multiple things that happen during my upkeep, can I decide in what order they happen?
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may put a soot counter on Smokestack.
At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player sacrifices a permanent for each soot counter on Smokestack.
6 days ago
Shattergang Brothers would make a very interesting Stax commander, if you have the cards to build it. Having said that, you'd be leaving out two of the best colors to use in Stax, but it wouldn't be impossible.
Is Jund Superfriends Stax even a thing? I don't know. But it sounds like something I'd personally try to build. Probably not even close to the best way to accomplish an Every-Garruk deck, but you know how I roll ;)
Combination Turbo Fog, Land Hate and Toxic Battleground, with the various Garruk incarnations providing the endless supply of tokens. Not a lot of Tax power without white or blue, but you could add all the classic artifacts, like Trinisphere, Defense Grid, Sphere of Resistance and so on. Add in Tangle Wire, Smokestack and so on. Black is by far the best Stax color anyway, and Jund is the second best land hate color combination next to Naya. This could totally work.
And then nobody will ever want to play against it. Ever.
1 week ago
Omen of the Sun on curve and useful.
Knight-Captain of Eos might be overkill but something to do with all those soldiers.
Field Marshal great lord.
Esper Sentinel quality 1 drop, artifact AND a soldier.
4 weeks ago
Huh. I had heard that Stax came from $T4kS (The $4k ($4,000) Solution, with the $ and T switched), with influence from Smokestack. Is that wrong?
Fall to Despair
Noncreature spells cost more to cast for each noncreature spell that player cast this turn.
At the beginning of each end step, if a player cast no spells this turn, that player discards a card.
No glory. No opportunity. Nothing but a bleak and unforgiving destiny.
Create a creature that wants you to have a specific number of cards in hand, like Triskaidekaphile.
1 month ago
Dreadhorde Invasion's similarity to Bitterblossom and Ophiomancer was mentioned, but this trio of cards also represents what is generally available in Mono-Black to establish a soft-lock with Contamination and/or Smokestack..
2 months ago
I co-sign almost everything ldvatwa said, but I'm here to take it a step further..
You lack only one of the upkeep token generators in Mono-, that is Dreadhorde Invasion. Despite that, you otherwise have all the token generation in the world for . A couple of stax pieces like a Contamination & Smokestack, etc., could easily slide into here without changing very much at all..
Finally your land situation. I think you will want to cut down on your non-basic utility lands. Even though you are running Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, you will want to maximize your Swamp-count to consistently get the most out of Cabal Coffers (and goes triple for Cabal Stronghold), or if you even want to consistently play your Everglades & Lake of the Dead!
I would cut Barren Moor, Hagra Broodpit Flip, Malakir Mire Flip, Phyrexian Tower, and Vesuva; all for basic Snow-Covered Swamps... and maybe a Karn's Bastion since you are running several Planeswalkers..
5 months ago
Always wanted to make something with this dude but I never knew what to do. This strange pile of cards is beyond interesting. It's a cohesive strategy with focus. Inexpensive but it gives off competitive vibes.
Your maybe board:
Temporal Trespass YES.
River Kelpie fits the commander and strategy so well.
Everything else I was indifferent about but I have never piloted this list so you would know better than I.
I'm just going to spitball some cards that came to mind that might fit your unique deck design:
Forbid a reusable hard counter that feeds your discard/graveyard strategy.
Long-Term Plans my favorite blue tutor.
Deserted Temple more versatile Minamo.
6 months ago
As people in the thread said, if you really wanted your playgroup to hate you, things like Armageddon, Null Rod, Deafening Silence, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Rule of Law, Archon of Emeria, Angel of Jubilation, Thorn of Amethyst, Sphere of Resistance, Winter Orb, and Smokestack are all super fun cards you can run.
7 months ago