Witch's Oven

Witch's Oven

Artifact

, Sacrifice a creature: Create a Food token. If the sacrificed creature's toughness was 4 or greater, create two Food tokens instead. (They're artifacts with ", , Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 3 life.")

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Witch's Oven Discussion

TriusMalarky on Bringing Turbo Fog to the …

1 week ago

The main problem with Fog style lists is that Enchantress does basically the same thing with Solitary Confinement, except more compact and with a better shell.

That said, you could theoretically assemble a much weirder concept. Using cards like Hope of Ghirapur and Judge's Familiar to assemble other locks, something like Ravenous Squirrel to act as a big beater, and cards like Rally the Ancestors to bring everything back.

I recommend the Cauldron Familiar Witch's Oven combo to go with Ravenous Squirrel. You can also use Thraben Inspector as a draw engine -- just sac it to Oven or another sac outlet and get all the clues you need.

It might work pretty well, but I'm no aristocrats player so I couldn't tell you.

1empyrean on Ragavan, Boatswain of the Dragon's Smile

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the suggestions. Yes, it's a bit of a chaotic deck. I sought to integrate multiple themes and lots of ideas, so an apparent lack of focus was pretty much inevitable. I haven't had issues with the deck not working, though.

First, the suggested cuts:

While Pillardrop Warden and Cogwork Archivist might be a little less efficient than other options, they are a bit more flexible in how they are used. The archivist is useful if I want to put Glimpse of Tomorrow back into my library They both also have reach.

Tavern Scoundrel and Witch's Oven are good ways to sacrifice something that might otherwise be exiled, stolen, or temporary. I can sacrifice Homura, Human Ascendant  Flip to flip him or gain control of an artifact with Confusion in the Ranks. It's a useful effect to have access to.

Mishra's Self-Replicator is a good mutate target, and I can trigger it fairly easily.

Delina, Wild Mage can copy Legendaries. I could run Helm of the Host for this effect, but this is what I am using for now.

Avarice Totem disrupts plays and scales extremely well in the late game. It can be tutored with Urza's Saga as well.

Chandra's Ignition is a solid asymmetrical board wipe, and good for clearing away pesky utility creatures.

Second, your suggestions:

I have a few options for more draw that I'm already thinking about, and utility lands are something I can easily play around with. I eventually need to add my Treasure Vault and Goblin Welder to the deck, but they are tied up in other decks at the moment. I think impulse draw isn't ideal for this deck. If I end up exiling Glimpse of Tomorrow because I can't cast or suspend it.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Ragavan, Boatswain of the Dragon's Smile

3 weeks ago

So what is the goal of this deck? Is this sort of a chaos/token deck? I can see the skeleton of the strategy, but I also see theft, pirates, and burn. My main suggestion would be try to trim some of the out of place cards. Thoughts on things to include/remove regarding the token/chaos strategy:

Possible additions:

Trailblazer's Boots or Prowler's Helm - low mana investments that let Ragavan be nearly unblockable. I currently don't see that many ways that allow Ragavan to get through late game.

You run enough pirates that Breeches, Brazen Plunderer might be worth it

Ardent Elementalist is a new card that is the red version of Archaeomancer

Curse of Opulence - easy tokens and mana

There are a fair number of goblins that come with tokens so I would look into some of those

Rionya, Fire Dancer for temporary token copies for your best creatures

I see very little in the form of card advantage so you might consider things like Light Up the Stage, Ignite the Future, Faithless Looting, Mask of Memory, etc.

Some utility lands like: Treasure Vault, Geier Reach Sanitarium, Myriad Landscape, Kher Keep, Buried Ruin, Dormant Volcano, and Maze of Ith or Thaumatic Compass  Flip/Spires of Orazca

Possible cuts (most of these are odd fits or just inefficient cards that have better alternatives):

Pillardrop Warden, Cogwork Archivist, Witch's Oven, Tavern Scoundrel, Mishra's Self-Replicator, Delina, Wild Mage, Avarice Totem, Chandra's Ignition (great card, but not at it's best in this deck).

Overall I like the deck idea, I just feel it needs a little more focus. +1 from me.

Pheardemons on That is the most Rakdos way to win

1 month ago

With the current build, that's what I do if I can get more than one Witch's Oven on the field. Its also one of the reasons I am debating in including Deadly Dispute or Village Rites. Thanks for the thought Lethos!

Lethos on That is the most Rakdos way to win

1 month ago

Pheardemons, I see your point. I think the lists I used to run had more sac targets like Carrier Thrall, Reassembling Skeleton, or Dreadhorde Butcher so I was able to get away wit it.

Something to think about though, you can count on your opponent trying to remove some of your more important cards, and just bank up extra food by sacking them first with Witch's Oven. This lets you sac Cauldron Familiar for other things like Spark Harvest and still return him to the battlefield with the extra food.

Pheardemons on That is the most Rakdos way to win

1 month ago

Lethos Thanks for the comment and suggestion!

My only worry about Spark Harvest is that the creatures I do care to sacrifice are being sacrificed to something else (Cauldron Familiar and Witch's Oven) and the ones I don't want to sacrifice unless absolutely necessary (Mayhem Devil and Zulaport Cutthroat) I want to keep on the board. Granted, if the problem is big enough then I don't care. I do have the tokens from Chandra, assuming she stays alive long enough. It's a thought. Thank you.

Pheardemons on That is the most Rakdos way to win

2 months ago

Hello there Saccox! While it's not a bad card, the problem with him is because the effect doesn't last. Chandra, Acolyte of Flame sacrifices her permanents at the end step, Witch's Oven I don't tend to use until my opponent's end step with Cauldron Familiar , and with God-Eternal Bontu Slaughter-Priest of Mogis could be worthless if my opponent has any kind of chump blocker. I don't sacrifice enough at one time to make him super powerful. Thanks for the comment!

Heliogabale on The Sin of Gluttony

3 months ago

I like a casual list with a strong theme! I hope you have a forgiving meta where you can actually play and enjoy this deck.

To follow up on the previous comment, this is the perfect deck to play the Cauldron Familiar + Witch's Oven combo.

Other obvious Food cards that would fit nicely are Gilded Goose and Tireless Provisioner .

Also on-theme and with the potential to be valuable are Cream of the Crop and Second Harvest .

Hope this helps!

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