Cumulative upkeep (1)(Black)
At the beginning of each upkeep, if Tombstone Stairwell is in play, each player puts into play a 2/2 black Zombie creature token with haste named Tombspawn for each creature card in his or her graveyard.
At end of turn or when Tombstone Stairwell leaves the battlefield, destroy all tokens put into play with it. They can't be regenerated.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Tombstone Stairwell Discussion
1 month ago
I love the deck!
I've really wanted to mess around with Tombstone Stairwell, but I have yet to get my hands on a copy.
I'm curious how Alhammarret's Archive and Bone Miser have worked for you. I tried the Archive for a bit, but found myself wishing I just had another zombie to slam more often than not, but admittedly I cut it pretty early in testing. Miser is something I've considered adding because it synergizes so well with Varina, but I'm skeptical that it's impactful enough at 5 mana.
I feel like Sorin could easily be swapped out for Liliana, Death's Majesty. It reanimates anything for -3 and it's +1 advances your Living Death/Zombie Apocalypse shenanigans while netting a zombie. For 1 extra that seems a little more on the nose.
My build tosses in The Scarab God as well because it's just bonkers if you go wide and nobody has a board wipe on hand. It can single handedly take over games and can get you back on board after the aforementioned board wipe.
3 months ago
Changes for now -- REMOVED: Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Cavern of Souls, Dreadhorde Invasion, Tombstone Stairwell, Tragic Slip, Ugin, the Ineffable, Awaken the Erstwhile, Bitter Ordeal, Whip of Erebos, Grimoire of the Dead
ADDED: Liliana's Standard Bearer, Bastion of Remembrance, Deadly Rollick, Nesting Grounds, Netherborn Altar, Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Black Market, Bloodchief Ascension, Imperial Seal, Nightmare Shepherd
5 months ago
Sheoldred, Whispering One -> Tombstone Stairwell: the first looked like the kind of card that does anything i was looking for in this deck. Unfortunately, i usually end up not casting her because of her high mana cost. The second gives a bunch of tokens each turn and works great even if you don't pay the comulative upkeep.
5 months ago
TheBoraxKid Thanks for your suggestions. I've recently bought some cards from a friend of mine who sold his collection and some of the cards you suggested were in there. Ayara, First of Locthwain, Blowfly Infestation and Bubbling Muck were among them and i'll try and eventually put into the final list. Grave Titan is not in the list because i wanted to lower the mana curve. Jet Medallion is an auto inclusion if it weren't for the price.
I saw your deck and left a +1. I'm also testing (not the best moment to do that, so i was testing to be more precise) Tombstone Stairwell.. this card played well the few times i used it. I've not access to a lot of mana but in a more performing build like yours may be even better. I got the idea from the primer deck https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/black-plague-on-the-rocks-yawgmoth-edh-primer/ the owner of the list explained to me how good the card was in the comments and i wanted to give it a try. It looks busted so you may want to try it too.
5 months ago
Ever seen Tombstone Stairwell? Not sure if it would actually be any good but it's pretty cool
6 months ago
And please stop buying a years supply of everything, thank you.
Thats the first time I have seen Tombstone Stairwell :)
6 months ago
So I've recently built a Yawgmoth, Thran Physician deck that I have not play-tested yet and I used your deck as a heavy influence to some degree, I was curious if you could explain Tombstone Stairwell to me. Looking at your deck was the first time I've ever seen it and was a little confused by the card. Any help would be appreciated.
7 months ago
Tombstone Stairwell can provide massive payoff for kresh if he's on the field