Zariel, Archduke of Avernus

Zariel, Archduke of Avernus

Legendary Planeswalker — Zariel

+1: Creatures you control get +1/+0 and gain haste until end of turn.

0: Create a 1/1 red Devil creature token with "When this dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, tokens are put into the graveyard before they cease to exist), this deals 1 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker."

-6: You get an emblem with "At the end of the first combat phase on your turn, untap target creature you control. After this phase, there is an additional combat phase.

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Zariel, Archduke of Avernus Discussion

TypicalTimmy on How Good is Greed in …

1 month ago

Repetition is key to success, in all things in life. This is true with financing, learning a new skill like playing a guitar, pulling oneself out of depression, and yes winning in MTG.

The more reliable of a deck you have, the easier you will win. Reliability can often be found in using repetition. If you have multiple copies of similarly-functioning cards, the likelihood of at least drawing into one of them throughout the course of the game greatly increases - and your potency exponentiates as you get more and more online.

For example, in my Lathliss deck I have many, many cards that do ETB damage effects;

I also have many, many cards that all enable haste;

My point is, having repetition in decks is a great way to ensure your deck functions the way it should, at all times. Is Greed strictly worse than Necropotence? Sure. But is having a second drawable engine a good idea? Yes.

I think it's fine. If it's budget and that's what you can afford without proxies, keep it. If you can afford Necropotence, put that in instead. But if you can make room for both, or even a few more, go for it.

Even if you only get 1 card off of Greed per rotation of the table, because you leave a single pip of open at all times just in case, that's still a lot of advantage.

Consider it in this regards: The very first time you activate Greed, it effectively becomes a Cantrip - It replaced itself in your hand. Every moment thereafter is gravy. With just one activation per rotation of the table, you effectively double your draw:

  • Draw step
  • Activation

This is immense. Just that one card really does help out a lot. Greed isn't a terrible card - Necropotence is just better. But being "better" does not automatically make everything else "shit".

Dragon Tempest is strictly better than Impact Tremors, but being able to hit 1 damage to each opponent over-and-over-and-over-and-over-and-over again, it all adds up. Nobody's laughing when Impact Tremors dishes out 10 damage to three opponents - a total of 30 damage over the table. That is a HUGE, heh well, impact.

I'd say keep it. It does more good than you might think ;)

paintman37 on Bloodthirsty 4 u (RB Spells)

2 months ago

If Florian and bloodthirsty are what the deck is built around, I would focus more on damaging my opponent and using creatures that effect that. I think you're right that Onyx is too expensive, I'd suggest Zariel, Archduke of Avernus, who's 0 ability can give you more damage on an opponent, but that's my personal opinion. Onyx gives constant damage with magecraft and can help with it's -3 removal. I'd DEFINITELY play Warlock Class in this, an insane amount of constant damage if it gets to 3rd level. Sedgemoor and Magmatic can definitely be replaced but with what I'm not sure, depends on what you want to do specifically with the deck. The only other suggestion I can think of off the top of my head would be Kardur's Vicious Return to get a creature back from the graveyard. The best use I'd see for it would be bloodthirsty adversary so you can use the mana you'd spend for it's summoning cost to help buff it up. This is a really cool deck but it's really up to you what you want to specifically focus on. Best of luck.

TypicalTimmy on Anyone else notice the extremely …

3 months ago

wallisface, just pulled them all out. 16 in total.

And it looks like it's 6 bundles

Defied-27 on One hell of a deck (Budget)

4 months ago

GrimlockVIII It does indeed, I didnt find a workaround that seemed fun to me as of now. I started thinking about Zariel, Archduke of Avernus however.