4 months ago
Personally I don't really like mana rocks which don't give at least half the value back you put into them. So I would probably take the Mana Geode out and put Signets, a Fellwar Stone or even an Expedition Map in, seeing that you run Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth .
7 months ago
Liliana, Dreadhorde General in the best Lilly for zombies in my opinion.
Living Death to clear the board. Just sacrifice your own stuff before you cast it for maximum profit.
Noxious Ghoul is another amazing way to clear the board
Shepherd of Rot can be good early or late game and does a ton of damage to everyone with enough zombies in play
Here’s the link to my list if you want to check it out. It’s a little more competitive but still very casual to play if you ignore the combos. Scarab God and his undead apostles
1 year ago
I hear you on the reusable ramp cards, but Expedition Map is part of a suite to specifically assist with getting Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth online - it's why I'm running other land tutor cards like Nylea's Intervention, Pir's Whim & Sylvan Scrying as well.
1 year ago
I totally agree with most of your suggestions, however, cost is still a consideration as this list is something I'm trying to build IRL. Once I've finished building the deck in this form, I'll definitely be looking at getting some of those other cards. Many of those are cards I'd like to add to my collection as EDH staples anyway, things like Ancient Tomb, and a full set of fetchlands (as needed by Umbrella corporation). In the meantime, would you suggest I cut Orzhov Basilica for a basic?
As for ramp, do you have any suggestions for cuts? That was one of the hardest things when building this deck. The Pearl Medallion, Jet Medallion, and Arcane Signet are worthy additions, though, like I said, I'm not sure what the cuts would be. I'm not cutting Weathered Wayfarer as i consider it to be one of the best cards in the deck. It allows me to get Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth easily as well as Vesuva and whatever other nonbasics i might want.
2 years ago
Hear that _NotJohn_, in fact I had it in here previously as it's one of my fave ramp cards in green. Once I decided to slot in Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , I made some land tutor accommodations to assist, hence the inclusion of Expedition Map, Pir's Whim & Sylvan Scrying. I agree that it's not technically a ramp card, but it plays into my big mana strategy and it made the most sense to categorize it under ramp. My flawed logic explained!
2 years ago
Are you specifically looking to ramp with artifacts? In my dimir list I've been using the monoblack ramp combo Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and if running enough lands with basic land types coffers is quite often good ramp on it's own. You could throw a Expedition Map in there for some consistence.
2 years ago
Ahh, you're looking for help with mana! I'm not sure you're budget, but I'll give you some ideas!
Mana Flare Cheap option, but helps everyone playing
Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth give you a lot of black mana
Treasonous Ogre can give you red mana, but costs life
3 years ago
Mana Vault on turn one allows you to cast your general turn two. I imagine one of the challenges with this general is his costing 5, as lack of access to another color means your options for ramp are rather limited. By the same token, Charcoal Diamond , Coldsteel Heart , Chrome Mox and the Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth combo are your friends as well.
Nausea is good for you, as it gives you a way to kill off a bunch of little creatures and rebuy their ETB triggers. As Non-Linear points out, Grave Pact is good in your deck. Nausea makes it into a one-sided board wipe.
I see Demonic Tutor is in your 'Maybeboard.' I feel that this should be in the main deck of any black EDH deck if at all possible. It simply gets whatever you need more efficiently than anything else can.
Qarsi Sadist allows you to drain an opponent for two at each end step, if you have it exploit itself each time and Shirei stays on the board.
Night of Souls' Betrayal is an interesting thought. With a carful build, it could probably bust the deck wide open, as it auto kills each 1/1 and then brings them right back each end step. Pairing it with something like Burglar Rat , Skyscanner , Pilgrim's Eye , Black Cat or other such creatures seems simply rude as ****.
Finally, regarding the lands, I haven't had much luck with Crypt of Agadeem . You might want to replace that, Mortuary Mire and Memorial to Folly with basic lands. I also don't think Ghost Quarter is very good in EDH, unless your meta plays some powerful utility lands like The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale or Glacial Chasm . Ancient Tomb is a better Temple of the False God , but it is a more expensive card.