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Tekuthal, Inquiry Dominus
Legendary Creature — Phyrexian Horror
If you would proliferate, proliferate twice instead.
, remove three counters form among other artifacts, creatures and planeswalkers you control: Put an indestructible counter on Tekuthal, Inquiry Dominus. ( can be paid with either or 2 life.)
1 week ago
Because it's in the same deck, what if I exile Tekuthal, Inquiry Dominus from my grave with Patchwork Crawler, and try to use Tekuthal's activated ability...? I'm assuming the name in the card text will change to Patchwork Crawler, so I can put an indestructible counter on it?
3 months ago
I think that this deck list is still a bit unfocused. It is basically saying that it wants to stall things out and win with poison counters, and it has the Magistrate's Scepter + Coretapper + Atraxa, Praetors' Voice combo for infinite turns, but there are a number of cards included that will only do synergistic things some of the time that will water down your meaningful draws.
Some cards to consider to increase your potential to kill with poison counters include Evolution Sage, Tekuthal, Inquiry Dominus, Inexorable Tide, and Phyresis Outbreak. I'm also kind of partial to Viral Drake. Tekuthal can act as an alternative to Coretapper for your Magistrate's Scepter combo.
I think that a lot of your STAX stuff will often feel lackluster since you aren't running any support to help you break parity on them. To get the most out of Winter Orb and Stasis it helps to have cards such as Nature's Will or Sword of Feast and Famine. There are also cards that tap down permanents/artifacts that you can use to tap down the Orbs at the end of your opponent's turn so that you can untap all your lands on your turn.
Cards that drain life like Scheming Aspirant and Bloodchief Ascension probably aren't worth it if you are trying to kill with poison counters. The life gain that you get off them is also pretty negligible. Although, if you had Mindcrank to combo with the Ascension it could function as a backup win condition.
You don't actually run that many cards that put counters on themselves or other cards you control, so Power Conduit and Soul Diviner look pretty lackluster on the basis of them not likely being consistent value when you draw into them.
I don't know what your commander meta is like, but in general there isn't a lot of targeted land destruction in casual games. Tomik, Distinguished Advokist will rarely be of any worth in most casual groups unless you regularly play against someone who uses cards like Crucible of Worlds to net value off of fetch lands and utility lands.
You have very few artifacts that send themselves to the graveyard. I think there is an argument to be made that you will rarely get much value out of Glissa, the Traitor's ability, even taking into consideration the possibility of getting back artifacts that opponents destroy. Still a decent blocker I guess. A more general effect like Eternal Witness in that slot may provide more consistent value though.
Those are just a few suggestions. I could think of more once I have a better idea of how you are looking to develop the deck further.
3 months ago
Serum Snare Don't ditch Fading Hope for this but def consider as add-on Tekuthal, Inquiry Dominus PHENOMENAL creature on its own without the last activated ability Academy Loremaster this is sick because if you play instants, you can ignore her downside and just play cards on opp's turn
4 months ago
A recent reveal for one of the upcoming precons has dropped a very interesting planeswalker, Vronos, Masked Inquisitor. This is the planeswalker from Inistrad that cursed Garruk killed. Despite his fate, he's kinda a big deal for the superfriends format.
5 loyalty to start
+1 Phase out 2 other planeswalkers at your end step and they stay that way until your next turn. Can be arranged so Atraxa proliferates them before they phase out. Use spark Spark Double on Vronos, and they can target each other with this ability as well as another planeswalker each. This feels like genuinely great protection. Especially for a plus ability. This is the big ticket reason this planeswalker matters.
-2 For each opponent, bounce a nonland permanent into that players hand. 2 loyalty for 3 threats delayed. Seems like a really good deal to me. Might be more useful then the plus ability depending on the board state.
-7 Target artifact you control becomes an unblockable 9/9 contruct artifact creature that gains Vigilance and Indestructable. Can be activated immediately with DS and survive. Probably not an Ulti you'd want to pop off most of the time, but if you really need that blocker or to preserve a mana rock, it's there for you. Pairs well with Tezzerets flying Thopter tokens.
For your consideration. Don't know if or where you might try to slot him in and neither do I, but even though I'm still puzzling over how to swap in Tekuthal, Inquiry Dominus for my own version of this deck, I'm really giving serious thought toward this new walker.
6 months ago
also regarding creatures to keep: Blightbelly Rat Blightwidow Bloated Contaminator Branchblight Stalker Cankerbloom Fynn, the Fangbearer God-Eternal Rhonas Hand of the Praetors Hooded Blightfang Ichor Rats Ichorspit Basilisk Necrogen Rotpriest Pestilent Syphoner Phyrexian Hydra Poison-Tip Archer Scheming Aspirant Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Thalia and The Gitrog Monster Toxic Nim Tyrranax Atrocity Tyrranax Rex Venomous Brutalizer Verdant Sun's Avatar Whispering Specter Evolution Sage Norn's Choirmaster Raven Guild Master Tekuthal, Inquiry Dominus
cutting Bortuk Bonerattle; Copper Longlegs; Deathmist Raptor; Ezzaroot Channeler; Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma; Ravenous Sailback; Shifting Ceratops; Topiary Stomper; Tranquil Frillback; Faceless Devourer; Mage Hunter; Spiteful Returned; Suq'Ata Assassin. probably could do with a few more creature cuts, especially if I want to throw some of the planeswalkers I found for the maybe board in there.
6 months ago
Balvron Thanks, man! Happy to help, really.
So the core of the / presence in the deck should be devoted to Dorks, Ramp and Tutors so that you can quickly get the deck engine up and running. Getting your commander on the field and geared up as quickly as possible is everything in this new context. Some cheaper options for Tutors are Diabolic Tutor, Profane Tutor, Mastermind's Acquisition and Increasing Ambition. I'd really recommend just biting the bullet and slotting in the more efficient ones like Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Diabolic Intent & Wishclaw Talisman though. Cheaper card draw options like Phyrexian Arena & Dark Tutelage are also pretty solid. Necropotence, Black Market Connections & Dark Confidant are up there, but worth it.
The only thing you need for is for card draw and interaction, with a few key Proliferate pieces that you'll be able to Tutor for when the time is right. Spells like Brainstorm, Ponder, Tolarian Winds, Impulse, Preordain & Serum Visions provide decent gas for cheap. Classics like Counterspell, Delay, Negate, & Dispel protect your game plan. Flux Channeler & Tekuthal, Inquiry Dominus are probably the only Proliferate pieces you'll need, but I'd Throw a Serum Snare in there too. Mystical Tutor, Rhystic Study & Mystic Remora are always nice to have as well.
The few things you'll need for here is to Tutor up gear for your Commander with cards like Enlightened Tutor, Idyllic Tutor, Steelshaper's Gift & Open the Armory, and occasionally control the board with Swords to Plowshares or Path to Exile. I'd also recommend some Stax pieces like Silence, Grand Abolisher, Smothering Tithe, Esper Sentinel, Archivist of Oghma & Drannith Magistrate for good measure, & some more Commander protection with Mother of Runes & Giver of Runes.
6 months ago
Balvron Welcome back to the game! As I'm sure you know, a lot has changed.
So, my personal deck building philosophy these days is to decide how the deck is going to win with specific cards and work backwards from there, filling in the rest of the deck with the means to win with those specific cards (ramp, draw, tutors, etc.)
I'll get straight to the point, I think a better approach would be to use your access to 4 colors to quickly Tutor up gear for Atraxa, Praetors' Voice such as Phyresis, Grafted Exoskeleton and Swiftfoot Boots as the backbone of your infect strategy. Cards like Enlightened Tutor, Steelshaper's Gift & Open the Armory can help with that. There are also a lot of tutors in Black like Diabolic Tutor and Grim Tutor that can get you where you're trying to go.
I'd also Include a high density of mana dorks like Bloom Tender & Llanowar Elves since you're in Green. That, along with a decent number of mana rocks like Sol Ring & Arcane Signet will help you get your commander out in the early game, as well as allow you to cut down on lands to between 29-35, depending on the numbers.
As for proliferation, I'd recommend cards like Flux Channeler, Inexorable Tide, Tekuthal, Inquiry Dominus, Viral Drake & Thrummingbird. There are also control options like Serum Snare, Reject Imperfection & Brokers Confluence.
8 months ago
+1. So any updates for Brother's War, Dominaria Remastered and Phyrexia: All Will Be One? ONE seemed to have a huge number of gems for superfriends?? Vraska, Betrayal's Sting, Ichormoon Gauntlet, and Tekuthal, Inquiry Dominus all seem strong?