As an addition cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a creature.
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Village Rites Discussion
51 minutes ago
Kind of noticed your deck idea is lacking on pest token generation and a strong consistent closer. I have tried and witnessed a couple variants and see you are missing some of the strong combo pieces that would likely help your build.
Would suggest putting the Hunt for Specimens in your main board and putting a couple copies of Pest Summoning in your side. This will help give you some more sources of token generation access to you main board outside of Sedgemoor Witch but also give you more tokens if played after the witch is on board.
Another strong spell Plumb the Forbidden will give you explosive turns of damage as a sac outlet for your tokens and spell stacks to create tokens with your Sedgemoor Witch or great amounts of drain with Witherbloom Apprentice . The spell also doubles as a way to sacrifice your board in response to a sweeper to refill your hand (be mindful not to sacrifice Witherbloom Apprentice or you won't get spell drain triggers).
The enchantment Bastion of Remembrance is also highly recommended as this makes sure you get life drain to happen even if you don't have Vito or Dina on board. The enchantment also is not legendary meaning you can get multiple triggers unlike the creature options.
If you feel you need more draw, then I would suggest Village Rites . It is a cheap draw spell that has combat trick potential and can be used to give you a response to removal.
Personally I am not a big fan on the Witherbloom Command and would cut from these to make room for the suggestion as most of its options are very restricting for sorcery speed.
Pending on how you want to drain your opponent I would suggest trimming some copies of Dina, Soul Steeper and Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose if you need the extra card slots, or trimming/cutting Witherbloom Apprentice . Personally I am fan of the apprentice, but the decks more focused on Sedgemoor Witch sometimes skip on it.
Hope these suggestions help. Let me know if you have any questions and I can get into more details on the cards I suggested.
6 hours ago
1 day ago
Ty once again! I might drop something else for Village Rites . I usually end up top decking which is why I added more draw.
1 day ago
razelfark - What do you think about the Village Rites now that I'm getting a type of card draw off the Eyetwitch ? Would that be first to go? Right now I'm testing with keeping Shadewing Laureate , because Eyetwitch seems to give it a bit more value. Thanks again!
1 day ago
6 days ago
it seems to me that you could get better card draw with value if instead of Ancient Craving and Ambition's Cost you ran the ones like Village Rites , Altar's Reap , Costly Plunder , or Bankrupt in Blood
1 week ago
Spoke more to iamhikari.
Arcane Signet is ~$2 now too.
At the risk of too many more enchantments Hidden Stockpile could provide both token generation and a sacrifice outlet.
Depending on how much you prefer turn-after-turn enchantment based draw like Phyrexian Arena you could instead use burst draw, like Night's Whisper or Village Rites ....1 mana to turn your creature into a draw spell in response to a boardwipe or block? Can be really effective.
And alternatively, with this amount of boardwipes and low CMC removal, you might just want to stick to the big value beat-sticks like the Despot and Terror as wincons rather than Aristocrats.
1 week ago
Agadeem seems to be an obvious inclusion, don't know how I forgot to put it in. Ayara auto-replaces Vito, cuz I already was thinking about cutting him. However if Pawn of Ulamog ever makes it into historic, I'd play him rather then Ayara. Honestly, I do not know if I should run the Oven, it's mainly there for the "cat oven" combo. But it doesn't really appear to do that well. Maybe 2 Village Rites instead? However, I'm not sure if I'd run Castle, cuz the deck doesn't have extra mana most of the time. So castle's ability basically doesn't exist in 99 out of 100 cases. Is a potential tapland worth it? (I'm not saying it's not, I'm just not sure).