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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
|Pauper Duel Commander||Legal|
Creature — Eldrazi
Annihilator 2 (Whenever this creature attacks, defending player sacrifices two permanents.)
Ulamog's Crusher attacks each combat if able.
2 months ago
Try this to speed up a little.
-3 Ulamog's Crusher \ +3 Sludge Crawler.
-6 Wastes \ +2 Sanctum of Ugin +4 Sunken Hollow.
I believe those cards are all from your chosen expansion, and should help colour fix your early game a little.
6 months ago
I'd imagine Lord of Riots to be better as an eldazi commander. Being able to cast Ulamog's Crusher and friends for free seems impactful.
Showstopper actually mentions demons in its text, which usually leads to people playing a deck.
What griffstick said seems reasonable, btw.
7 months ago
There is a great 50$ pauper deck from 6 years ago that kind of does a similar thing to mill/discard Ulamog's Crusher and then Exhume it. It uses Gurmag Angler and Hooting Mandrills as a backup. You should check it out: hasty crusher on turn 2.
10 months ago
About the Scroll of Avacyn vs Potion of Healing thing, there is a reason beyond "I like Potion better." The reason is that one of the decks I go up against frequently is the BR Eldrazi reanimation deck I mentioned in the description. The point of that deck is to Exhume back Ulamog's Crusher, and swing with Annihilator 2 on turn 3-4 (it can swing with Ulamog's Crusher on turn 1, given the perfect hand). The reason I prefer Potion over Scroll is because I want something that can draw me cards, AND act as Annihilator fodder.
I am not saying this because of unhealthy criticism, on the contrary, I am very grateful for the suggestions! I am simply saying this because I did have a better reason other than "Potion seems neat."
Thank you, have a good day, and if you can help me with this deck, refer to the description of the deck.
11 months ago
It just struck me that Isshin, Two Heavens as One works with Annihilator (see Ulamog's Crusher and friends). I'm not sure how to use that yet, or if someone famous already picked up on it, but I had to get it out of my brain and into the world.
11 months ago
I know you said that you're not a fan of Eldrazi - which is fair enough. The only one I really like is Ulamog's Crusher because it just seems strong but not ridiculous like most bigger Eldrazi are. That being said, Eldrazi Conscription I think is worth a look at. Having someone like Iroas, God of Victory become a 17/14 with Trample and Annihilator 2 (Annihilator 4 with Isshin, Two Heavens as One ) is pretty fun.
Still basically an Eldrazi though. So that aside, below are a few cards I'm interested in that you've not mentioned yet, though you've mentioned most of what I found as well.
Hoarding Ogre - 2x Treasure is great for early pressure and mana fixing in a three color deck. With Isshin, Two Triggers as One you'll be getting 2x-6x Treasure per attack (averaging about 4). Absolutely fantastic with Isshin, alright on its own. Monetarily cheap as well.
Fable of the Mirror-Breaker Flip // Reflection of Kiki-Jiki Flip works much the same as Hoarding Ogre, almost a free Thrill of Possibility, and create a token before the Combat Phase even begins allowing for additional "When Attacking" triggers.
1 year ago
I was eyeing this guy too. I have been brainstorming. Contemplating a build around him as well. Some cards that came to mind were these. Also, these are my opinions. There's nothing wrong with your deck if you enjoy it like it is. My comments are just my 2 cents. The reason I havn't really started to put this together yet is because I'm not too much of a fan of EDH decks that 100% rely on the commander being in play to net more than 50% benefit. I think this guy might be that guy that looks better that he plays out, but we'll see. The only card that can really protect this guy 90% of the time is Whispersilk Cloak. And that Cloak is 1% of your deck. Your opponent is going to put soo much pressure on your commander if they can. Which sometimes can be a good thing if you can make the creatures in the deck count as much as the commander or more in the long run.
These first two I think should be auto includes because of Monarch. They also toughness is equal or better than power, so they fit.
These others are just good ideas to ponder IMO:
Silumgar Scavenger, He just gets better when/if your crits die.
Mortuary Mire, recursion that is technically free.
Bojuka Bog, Another black auto include. People play A LOT out of their graveyards.
Bonder's Ornament, this has become my favorite pauper card draw rock. Even if others end up playing it, it will add speed to both decks. Makes for more spells being played per turn for both players, or will just net you advantage if they don't play it. Creates more interaction. Pauper decks can tend to be slow from beginning to end without a card draw engine.
Removal spells. I'd try to fit a few in. You are relying too much on Pestilence. I think i would actually consider running a Crypt Rats along with the Pestilence. You can get the rats back with TORTEX. It can get mean. Keep recycling the rats when you need to.
Ash Barrens, deck thinning.
Lightning-Core Excavator, This guy is soo good with TORTEX. It's a repeatable bolt effect and in this deck technically he's a 3/3 for .
Aquastrand Spider, could be pretty fun in this deck. He can come back with TORTEX and make more graft counters to move around. Gives himself and other creatures reach if need be. He holds equipment well. So you can move both 1/1 counters without him dying. Whilst making other crits bigger. You don't have much for flying in here.
Ulamog's Crusher, to be honest I'd run him. The value is there. He doesn't need to be a 1/8 and cost 5 to play to be good for this deck. He's just pressure mid to late game and comes back with TORTEX. You run some ramp. So he shouldn't be overlooked.
Dimir House Guard, 10% of your deck are 4 costed spells. So he's a repeatable tutor for those other 10% of spells. It goes and gets Pestilence. for a 2/3 with fear and tutor isn't terrible at all.
For now this is all I have time for. We'll chit chat here and there when you reply. Maybe we can work out a good build together and I'll start building this in paper and add it to my stack of PEDH decks. =]
Have a good one!!
1 year ago
Hey, this is a really good start for could be less than $50, but you did forget Sol Ring.
Anje Falkenrath is a nice budget legendary Vampire for repeatable loot to help to setup Olivia. Consider more sac outlets? Goblin Bombardment and High Market are excellent and Undercity Informer is fine. Consistently you really want a sac outlet to protect creatures you reanimate with Olivia from being exiled.
Falkenrath Aristocrat is a creature who Olivia can reanimate and since it has flying that helps it to survive combat since it enters attacking. Dark Privilege is a budget old/rarely seen card, but can be powerful when enchanted to Olivia. Repeatable regeneration can protect Olivia from combat damage letting her more freely attack to trigger. The creature Olivia reanimated can be fodder to sac to regenerate her which is helpful when you're reanimating a creature who has an ETB effect such as Vile Entomber. Viscera Seer is a one drop sac outlet that gives you some library manipulation to help draws.
Anje and the sac outlets are support cards and I think you can afford to cut a few high CMC creatures who have redundant effects to add them. You have many ways to tutor directly for a creature of your choice and put it into your graveyard which gives you leeway to play mostly the better creatures here to reanimate.
Some cuts to consider:
- Fractured Powerstone could be cut for Sol Ring.
- Kazarov, Sengir Pureblood could be cut for Anje Falkenrath.
- Bane of Bala Ged could be cut because Ulamog's Crusher and Artisan of Kozilek are better.
- Rakshasa Debaser could be cut since Sepulchral Primordial is better.
- Sengir, the Dark Baron could be cut since Necropolis Regent is better.
Good luck with your deck.