Quote from Silvercrys3467 »Gonna have to /backup dancer as well, probably moving houses here soon.
If the game hasn't fired by the time we're settled in, I might /in.
I've actually never even heard of Eurovision, so
Quote from BigBooy »By itself does Painter's Servant enable any combo's in this deck? I get that it lets you recur your artifacts and lands but we already have Yawgmoth's Will/Buried Ruin for that (I don't know if the primer list is up to date but you've even got Shrouded Lore in there). Additionally, those cards are usually the ones you would want to recur the least, unless I need a combo piece back (why not just go for a different combo?) I usually want to recur tutors and draw spells the most.
Not saying it's not worth a slot, just trying to think about where it fits in the deck.
Edit: It's probably also worth considering that if you name black to improve Xiahou value then you blank your Snuff Out and Slaughter Pact.
Quote from BigBooy »I'm surprised to see no mention of Ransack the Lab. Just comparing it to nights whisper convinced me to at least give it a shot. It digs deeper at the cost of giving you one less card BUT it fills your graveyard with other cards that you can then access earlier than you would otherwise with Xiahou. Also, it's not technically "Draw" which gets around Chains in a slower build.
Also, Vilis, Broker of Blood is going to find a home in my build as my 1 reanimation target. The deck already runs Entomb and Reanimate so having a good target is worth it and this one draws you 8 cards straight away when you Reanimate him.
Here is my list for reference: https://archidekt.com/decks/53194#Xiahou_Dun,_The_One-Eyed
Alpine Guide - Doesn't get anything versatile, so you pretty much want to play it off of a non-basic or artifact-based start. That's not the greatest situation, but doable. Not running, though.
Goblin Engineer - Yeah, this is the only card that's really worth it. A second welder with a tutor? Sign me up.
Mox Tantalite - I think this card is absolutely worth consideration, but its drawback might push it out of contention. Maybe. It is pretty good.
Prismatic Vista - I do Rings of Brighthearth fetchland shenanigans. This card slots right in.
Chandra, Acolyte of Flame - With an increase in playable planeswalkers in the last set and this one, this card slots in easily.
Chandra, Awakened Inferno - This seems like goodstuff. I was thinking it might end up going in, but as a second thought, kinda meh on it for now. The +2 is SO good, even if the card itself doesn't synergize well.
Chandra's Regulator - If this wasn't legendary, I'd regretfully decline. As is, I'm still not sure. But it does do a lot that we like, so I'll at least give it a test-run.
Glint-Horn Buccaneer - This is tempting. Very tempting. I think it's just not quite worth it, but it may be reconsidered later.
Mask of Immolation - Budget Goblin Bombardment. Not worth it for me, but a decent option, I suppose.
Mystic Forge - I kinda want to test this. I don't like it, but it has potential. I think overall, though, I'mma stick with my gut. Maybe someone else can give it a try?
Field of the Dead - This is going to be a hard card to cut for, but I want to see if I can make it work.
Lotus Field - Without Hexproof, I'd drop this like hot garbage, but with it, this is quite the card. Worth at least testing.
Force of Despair - A free destroy spell/wrath of this sort is at least worth consideration.
Mox Tantalite - I don't like it enough to run it, but it is a cool card.
Prismatic Vista - Already running all the fetches that I can, why not another?
Legion's End - Not quite versatile enough.
Scheming Symmetry - Super tempting, but it's just not quite good enough. A good opponent always grabs removal.
Lotus Field - Now this I like. Without Hexproof, I'd drop this like hot garbage, but with it, this is quite the card. I can't believe I'm saying this, but this might even replace Lake of the Dead in the long term.
Quote from DementedKirby »Interesting... I will probably just maintain my primers here just because they have some history and have been here for a while. There's lots of discussions and I believe that they'll still be useful if I'm still able to edit and maintain them. That being said, the staff here at MTGSalvation have made the experience and forums an amazing place and their dedication deserves way more merit and credit than can be given. I hope that, once MTGNexus is up and running, an announcement can be made and thus be able to create an account there (and hopefully no one takes my username ). It won't be easy juggling between being active in two different sites, but I will probably only be attentive here to my primers. If the exodus towards MTGNexus is a certain thing, then I will join that immigration.