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Quote from nope.avi any arguement that this is broken with sol ring is stupid. It's such a broken card it's even restricted in edh.
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Quote from happyrockI have played Lyzolda for a long time and hopefully some of these tips will help you out.
+Horobi, Death's Wail (machine gun on a recurrable dude)
Awesome. I missed this guy when I put the list together, will add in.
+Fulminator Mage (I dont like to abuse land destro effects which is what harvest does...i do like to be able to shut down broken lands at will which is what a recurrable dude does for you)
I haven't really like Shivan Harvest so far so I'm fine cutting it. Have you tried out Goblin Settler and/or Avalanche Riders yet? I don't like that you can't sac the mage to Lyzolda and still get his ability.
+Butcher of Malakir....gives you a copy of the best effect in the deck.
7 mana is a lot for an easily killed Gravepact. He's a creature so he can be recurred but I've been happy with the amount of removal I have so far so I'll hold off.
+Victimize....sack bloodghast for 2 better guys...yes please
Definitely feel like I need more reanimation and this is fantastic. Will add.
+Buried Alive....another tutor for bloodghast, nether traitor, and squee or get 3 utility guys late when you are set up with dance of the dead, phrexian reclaimation, or tortured existance.
I'm sold. Will add.
+Kagemaro, First to Suffer....reusable wrath effect...self sacking
He kills my general though and I'm happy with my amount of removal.
-Shivan Harvest (i like fulminator mage better)
-Quietus Spike (for horobi, Death wail...strict upgrade imo)
-Gobling welder (for buried alive..underwhelming....our artifacts are not good enough for him focus on recurring our dudes..thats our strength)
I had one in my binder for years now and never used him. Since I so rarely build red decks I wanted to play him but you're right, he isn't very good so he's out.
-anger (for butcher....imo haste isnt a huge deal for us)
Hadn't thought about cutting Anger. Guess I'll see how much I like In the Web of War and add him back in if I want more haste.
-yawgmoth's will (for vitimize....most the time we will get more with victimize then will)
Yawgmoth's Will is more dependent on having lots of mana but it is pretty ridiculous if you have enough. This deck can consistently make land drops so in the late game this can be extremely strong. It also has a pretty low curve so you should be netting pretty good card advantage.
-thought gorger (for kagemaro...i tried gorger after seeing this and have never wanted to cast him....i even like malfegor better)
I've really liked this guy so far. Now gamebreaking or anything but you can repeatedly cycle through your hand while filling your graveyard with a little reanimation. He also protects from mass discard and Mind Twist type cards which are pretty heavily played in my group.
alot of your deck looks like mine and it seems we have very similar tastes in the way we like to run lyzolda. Lemme know what you think.. I think I will try to post my deck here to get this thread going again. I love lyzolda so much and would really like to see some constructive ideas
on a parting note i also like attrition, faceless butcher, and Shriekmaw in this deck....
Adequate removal already for my group. If anything I probably need more artifact destruction.
Quote from DonaldMy previous update was pretty successful in making the deck how I wanted it but I started to notice Lyzolda not doing much and me wanting to push the punisher theme more. I decided that I should switch to a more appropriate general in Kaervek, the Merciless and fully support the punisher theme. The OP has a rough list of the new version of this deck but I could definitely use some feedback. There is a small land destruction theme and I am purposefully avoiding cards that can potentially help my opponents like Spiteful Visions. Also thinking of cutting out more creatures and running things like Spreading Plague and Lethal Vapors however that would make it much more difficult to get Kaervek in play.
Quote from ilcapoMaybe if you look cards like Breath of Malfegor (kinda like Exanguinate) that can punish everybody at the same time and adding things like Furnace of Rath or Wound reflection could be really nasty . They will be all at low life and nobody will do the first move to mess with you. They will be all affraid to get that final blow. This deck is going to bring TONS of hate, you you better be ready for it. Wildfire sounds like a interesting card for this deck. I also notice that you have many gamebreking sorcery spells...so, what about Mirari?
Quote from ISBPathfinderKeep in mind that Starstorm hits flyers and Earthquake does not. Other than that yes I believe that might be a good call.
Teferi's Puzzle Box would also be a bit of a dick move as it combos itself into Underworld Dreams very quickly. It is a bit of a crazy card though because you will see the best cards of each of your opponents decks played every turn while you let it run its course. It is sort of funny though because if you have Manabarbs in play people will be tapping down a ton of mana every turn because its a use it or loose it sort of game once the box hits play.
Quote from Beuford k. PartridgeIt was my first idea to build Kaervek that way before I found a more suitable path for me with him.
Quote from Beuford k. PartridgeIm wondering how those 2 damage nudges work out for you? It was my first idea to build Kaervek that way before I found a more suitable path for me with him.
Also, do you equip the Darksteel plate to Kaervek? I have a whole bunch of Mind Control(and such) players in my area so I learned to not use it anymore..
How does your Night Dealings work out for you? Still not sure if it is a good one unless your costs are about the same.
Have you ever tried out Void? It is great against those Sword of [insert here] decks.
I also love Painful Quandary.. it makes playing a card with Kaervek out even more fun.
Quote from Beuford k. PartridgeNightmare Incursion is pretty much a place holder for Praetor's Grasp.. since I have no Urborg it is a rather expansive preemptive removal. Consume Vapors on an Uril, the miststalker is great.