Artifact Creature — Zombie
When this enters the battlefield, target opponent reveals their hand and you choose a nonland card from it. Exile that card.
When this leaves the battlefield, return the exiled card to its owner's hand.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Tidehollow Sculler Discussion
5 days ago
I did something like that with Training Grounds. You're missing so many good cards... like Training Grounds. I don't see a date but Valki, God of Lies Flip is better than Tidehollow Sculler. Then, there's alsways Pack Rat. Draw 2 from Nicol Bolas, BB to make rats.
And with Zirda and/or Training Ground... Lavaclaw Reaches is one of those sneaky manlands that can get huge.
3 weeks ago
The deck looks good but seems somewhat slow. Some suggestions IMO would be:
Out 4 Cryptbreaker for 4 Undead Augur which gives a lot of card advantage with no life loss thanks to Zulaport Cutthroat and Wayward Servant. The problem with Cryptbreaker is that it needs 3 zombies to draw a card. The Augur also pairs great with Village Rites and Bone Shards for more card advantage. If any board wipe happens, you can sacrifice your zombies to Carrion Feeder to trigger the Augur to easily rebuild.
Out 6 Plains for Fetch Lands that can fetch a swamp (Marsh Flats is at it's cheapest)
Out 1 swamp and 2 Castle Locthwain for 3 Geralf's Messenger. With a smaller average CMC, you can cut a few more lands for more creatures. Keeping just 1 Castle is also good enough since Augur in the main deck gives more cards than the Castle's ability.
Unearth over Blasting Station if you already swapped out some land for Geralf's Messenger. These two, at the very least, makes the opponent lose 8 life; more with Cutthroat and Knight on the field. Reanimating other creatures is also another viable strategy to get out of a tight situation.
Ghoulish Procession over Jadar since it's a nonlegendary permanent that can potentially make more zombies to fuel an aristocrats strategy and trigger ETB and death triggers.
1 month ago
Definitely a good suggestion! I've not seen that card before, it might work out better than Tidehollow Sculler.
2 months ago
3 months ago
lagotripha Thank you for commenting. Tidehollow Sculler is one of my favorite cards but I did not run it here for a number of reasons. I don't want to run more than 8 flickerable creatures, so basically I'll be comparing it against Burglar Rat .
The rebound from Ephemerate is usually wasted with Sculler, which means it only exiles 1 card permanently and 1 card until it dies, compared with rats discarding 3. Also, if we have a sculler on the field and topdeck ephemerate, we can't really do anything either.
Usually the sculler will end up dying, making the combo only a 2 for 1 (instead of a 2 for 3), either because the opponent has nothing else to spend their removal on or because it was sacrificed to our own Smallpox (having rats/grief with a smallpox is much less awkward since we don't care as much if they die).
There are only 8 pieces of targeted hand disruption (inquisition + grief) here for a reason because drawing into that kind of spell late game is much worse than a normal discard effect since opponents will frequently hold lands. By turn 3, which is when you can cast sculler+ephemerate, you usually want to be just powering out as much discard as possible instead of targeted discard.
Rats gets around leyline
Regarding the sideboard slots, I would rather run more hate cards.
I hope this answered your question.
3 months ago
If you are running ephemirate in B/W discard without Tidehollow Sculler , why? It is at least competing for sideboard slots.
4 months ago
I'm looking to sell the cards, but if anyone has any good modern trades I'm down to check them out.
4 months ago
I feel like leaning far harder into 1 and 2 drops would make the pyre/Vial/Crawler setup a lot stronger. Just 'fetch a zombie from your deck each turn' is pretty strong.
Undead Augur Draws cards, likes sacrifice, on type&theme, cmc right for gravecrawler.
Cryptbreaker ditto, but also a 1 drop.
Tidehollow Sculler Hand disruption is goood