Tithe

Tithe

Instant

Search your library for a Plains card. If you control fewer lands than an opponent, you may search your library for an additional Plains card. Reveal those cards and put them into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

Tithe Discussion

temeref on Traumatide

5 months ago

mlequesne, hey, fair warning, big ol' blurb incoming. I really appreciated you getting my thought train going again since it's lead to a really fun night of brainstorming ways of getting the Isochron Scepter combo into the list and I wanted to talk about it a bit.

Initially I was skeptical about the combo since Dramatic Reversal didn't target anything or provide too much on it's own. That said, I still don't think it's the perfect new addition, but it's definitely not useless. In playtesting it usually ends up being used as a minor ritual to net 1 mana. On the other hand, Isochron Scepter is an AMAZING new addition. Like, I didn't realize how many solid targets I already had in the deck for it! In the realm of infinites, for 7 mana both Path to Exile and Tithe loop with Emeria Shepherd and Repository Skaab as long as any Plains remain in the deck, and I can replace Reanimate with Shallow Grave to loop Repository Skaab since it sacrificing itself gets around SG's EoT exile. For just solid value being able to cast Lim-Dul's Vault every turn for Axis of Mortality seems nice, being able to fill the graveyard with Entomb is a decent option as well, and of course there's always Swan Song. On the rare occasion that I do get Dramatic Reversal on the scepter, Cephalid Illusionist can actually mill the whole deck and win like that, Verity Circle can tap everything forever, Vilis, Broker of Blood gets silly, Magus of the Bazaar and Mirror-Mad Phantasm mill as much as needed... honestly the options are crazy.

Anyways just wanted to say thanks again for getting me back in the groove. I've already ordered in the new additions and can't wait to get them sleeved up.

Phoenometroid on Licia, First Sword of the Mardu {Primer}

6 months ago

I've been working to push Licia, Sanguine Tribune for quite a while, especially more into that Mardu Philosophy I came to love. I found out VERY quickly I get a mass amount of hate from my Edgar Markov with my playgroup for how aggressive he is for sure. I do very much love playing themed or tribal based decks. I discovered that I play too many Mardu decks which thins out my card availability for keeping all the decks solid until I amass extra copies of stables. Seeing this framework and the stratagems you provide for Licia is just WOW!

Sadly I don't have many of those expensive cards to piece in now, Wheel of Fortune, Necropotence, Scrubland, Dark Confidant, Enlightened Tutor, Sensei's Divining Top or Tithe but I'm sure I can found some counterparts to use instead.

What do you think of replacing Glory-Bound Initiate with Lone Rider  Flip? Also if you have any deck builds or ideas for Kelsien, the Plague I'd love to know your feedback on that, he's another Mardu favorite of mine.

Beebles on Dynamite with a Laser Beam

9 months ago

np!

Tips for cuts:

  • Armored Skyhunter has been whiffing too often in my testing and I removed it. So that’s a contender imo.
  • Totem-Guide Hartebeest seems overcosted for it’s effect. You are in black ;). You have access to better tutors.

If you like those painlands, please do check my landbase for more of them you could add. And since you run Tithe and Weathered Wayfarer, do check my “Less Lands Matter” section in my description for some sweet ramp tech ;).

Luciferian on March Inside

9 months ago

That sounds like a very interesting deck, do you have it here on tappedout, I would love to check it out.

I wouldn't say Solemn Simulacrum is great, but I would definitely run it over Tithe or Verge Rangers . I thought about switching it with Burnished Hart , but haven't gotten around to testing that yet.

For a Mardu deck, it does surprisingly well in both ramp and card draw (thanks Queen Marchesa (long may she reign)) aspects so Land tax effects don't trigger often after early game. I am sure Tithe is great when you need it, but I don't think its worth running 3 of ( Land Tax , Knight of the White Orchid )

To answer your question though, in combination with creature recursion I find Solemn Simulacrum more useful.

RambIe on ugg i need help

9 months ago

enpc please don't give up. i really do need the help
your advise is solid and do appreciate it. fetch's would work with almost any other deck. its just these colors options are limited with Tithe by itself i run out of targets and the one fetch i am running becomes a fetch basic with out slowfield stinkhole.
i've spent since February obsessively tuning this deck to consist run a 4 card combo with in 8 turns, while being resistant enough to play through what ever is thrown at it to stop it, and at the same time still being able to stop others. now im trying to do it in 6 turns. if it is possible, the answer is not going to be easy

firja, is a tempo for me to. if i ramp up and blow out my hand i shut down my biggest card vantage. so it is limited to two cards per turn. in an ideal situation ill play two sorcery speeds on my turn and then two instant speeds on opponents turns. the deck is playable with 2 mana, accelerates with 4 mana, and peaks at 6 mana.
cantrips really are the key to success, i have to cast 2 to draw 1. this math fails and already leaves you with no cards in hand. thats why weird cards like Defiant Strike , Purify the Grave , Cremate perform amazing in this deck even though the abilities them self's are week

Vessiliana on March Inside

9 months ago

Thank you for taking the time to answer! In the end, my own "knights" deck is a changeling one run off Reaper King , with maybe two actual knights in it, so I can really feel you. Do you find Solemn Simulacrum to be more useful than something like Tithe or even Verge Rangers ?

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