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 Post subject: Kneel to Phyrexia - Sheoldred and the Contamination
AgePosted: 2011-Aug-21 5:46 am 

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Location: Stockton, CA
She who commands the new hordes of Phyrexia, the one who holds all secrets of life and death within her grasp:
Sheoldred, Whispering One

The unstoppable power of Phyresis incarnate spreading contagion across the lands, and with it the might of Phyrexia :
Contamination

Things pertaining to the reprocessing of organic matter from dead to animate Phyrexian perfection:
Living Death
Dawn of the Dead
Dread Return
Profane Command
Exhume
Golgari Thug

Spells and minions by which the minions of the impure may be purged:
Black Sun's Zenith
Dregs of Sorrow
Ashes to Ashes
Kagemaro, First to Suffer
Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief
Royal Assassin
Reiver Demon
Seal of Doom
Shriekmaw
Corrupt

Powerful magics for the complete and irrevocable ruination of any plainswalker to stand in the way of the Horde:
Nightmare Incursion
Sadistic Sacrament
Exsanguinate
Consume Spirit
Reito Lantern

The engines by which Phyrexia gains the knowledge to complete The Great Work:
Graveborn Muse
Sign in Blood
Promise of Power
Phyrexian Etchings
Greed
Seizan, Perverter of Truth
Ambition's Cost
Moonlight Bargain
Moriok Replica
Demonic Collusion
Rune-Scarred Demon
Buried Alive
Night Dealings
Corpse Connoisseur
Diabolic Tutor
Liliana Vess

The near unlimited resources gifted unto Phyrexia for the completion of The Great Work:
Bubbling Muck
Cabal Ritual
Dark Ritual
Grim Monolith
Caged Sun
Magus of the Coffers
Bog Witch
Soldevi Adnate
Burnt Offering
Solemn Simulacrum

Creatures and spells to wage great wars with:
Nightmare
Xathrid Demon
Lashwrithe
Razormane Masticore
Enslave

Sheoldred's sway over life and death is so great she can even stop others from working necromantic magics:
Leyline of the Void

The lands controlled by Sheoldred. Someday she may even reclaim Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, where the body of the great Father of Machines lies dead or dreaming. (out of character, a Bojuka Bog would be tits also.)
Crypt of Agadeem
Dakmor Salvage
Cabal Coffers
Deserted Temple
Swamp x 31

Usually people scoop to Contamination-lock, or I play it like the Midrange deck it is. My favorite wins, however, are Reito Lantern/ Demonic Collusion or Night Dealings and one of the big X spells or the Sadistic Sacrament/ Nightmare Incursion. Even if you don't get milled to death, it's really demoralizing in a game of EDH to have someone go through your library and remove all of your hate/ combo pieces/ mana ect ect ect. The deck's brutally fast and efficient.

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5 Star Generals:
Ghave, Guru of Spores - Broken pile of infinite bullshit
Sheoldred, Whispering One - KNEEL TO PHYREXIA
Lyzolda, the Blood Witch - Aggro/ Control/ Recursion
Wort, the Raidmother - Destruction as only a goblin can do
4 Stars:
Sygg, River Cutthroat - More murder for my money
Hazezon Tamar - Hold on, Hold on...ok, take 60 haste trample
Numot, the Devastator - Wizard Tribal
Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile - She's got a Sword of Kaldra and a Whispersilk Cloak, g2?


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 Post subject: Re: Kneel to Phyrexia - Sheoldred and the Contamination
AgePosted: 2011-Aug-21 7:28 am 

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Things that go great with Contamination:

Breeding Pit
Skeletal Vampire
Eon Hub
Bitterblossom
Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder
Lab Rats
Skirk Ridge Exhumer
Acorn Catapult
Diamond Kaleidoscope (also, mana accelerator, albiet slow.)
Nuisance Engine
Sliversmith
Throne of Empires

Things that go in monoblack decks:
Nezumi Graverobber
Promise of Power
Gauntlet of Power
Sol Ring
Demonic Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Mimic Vat


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 Post subject: Re: Kneel to Phyrexia - Sheoldred and the Contamination
AgePosted: 2011-Aug-21 4:48 pm 

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Location: Stockton, CA
I recently dropped Skeletal Vampire, I find that accelerating into the general is 90% of the time enough of an engine for the Contamination. The deck almost always drops a turn 4 or 5 Sheoldred. If I had a Lab Rats I would put it in here, or a Disturbed Burial. The deck would do well with a Nezumi Graverobber, Geth, Lord of the Vault, Gauntlet of Power, Sol Ring, Mana Crypt, Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor and Mimic Vat, but most of those I only have one ofs on other decks.
*And a Sacrifice

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5 Star Generals:
Ghave, Guru of Spores - Broken pile of infinite bullshit
Sheoldred, Whispering One - KNEEL TO PHYREXIA
Lyzolda, the Blood Witch - Aggro/ Control/ Recursion
Wort, the Raidmother - Destruction as only a goblin can do
4 Stars:
Sygg, River Cutthroat - More murder for my money
Hazezon Tamar - Hold on, Hold on...ok, take 60 haste trample
Numot, the Devastator - Wizard Tribal
Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile - She's got a Sword of Kaldra and a Whispersilk Cloak, g2?


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 Post subject: Re: Kneel to Phyrexia - Sheoldred and the Contamination
AgePosted: 2011-Aug-21 5:06 pm 
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I'm an advocate for Springjack Pasture where possible, the card does basically everything. It creates blockers, translates excess mana into more mana to use, it's a slightly slow swiss army knife in a land. Also, it's another way to feed Contamination.

Anyways, your list looks maybe a bit too dependant on end game bombs, I'd have to actually play it before saying that for sure, but I can't imagine that you keep hands that are low on acceleration often.

Bog Witch plus Sheoldrad looks like a really, really grotesque engine though.. ever pulled that off?


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 Post subject: Re: Kneel to Phyrexia - Sheoldred and the Contamination
AgePosted: 2011-Aug-22 2:42 am 

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Also,if you are ever looking for a backup Contamination, try Infernal Darkness. It does not screw up your Coffers mana.

Null Rod might be good in case someone manages to sneak in some coloured mana-generating artifacts like Darksteel Ingot, Coalition relic, etc.

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Nath of the Gilt-Leaf - BG Enchantress a.k.a. Group Anti-Hug pile of ill goodness.

Intet, the Dreamer RUG Manaramp a.k.a. the Lucid Dreamer

Tariel, Reckoner of Souls RWB Sneaky Blinks a.k.a. oops, I accidentally put an infinite combo in my deck.


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 Post subject: Re: Kneel to Phyrexia - Sheoldred and the Contamination
AgePosted: 2011-Aug-22 4:35 pm 
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I don't know if mine is going to be too flavor-centric or not flavorific enough, but you can check out my list and reasoning here: http://musevessel.wordpress.com/2011/06/02/gbm20/

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 Post subject: Re: Kneel to Phyrexia - Sheoldred and the Contamination
AgePosted: 2011-Aug-24 11:58 pm 

Joined: 2010-Jul-29 3:01 am
Age: Wyvern
Location: Stockton, CA
@ Gravy: I agree completely with the Pasture, I even built a stupid casual deck that was knights, Godhead of Awe, those Shepherds, and Fanning the Flames (Comet Storms now, I guess). The deck is not slow at all. The late game bombs are actually mid-game reanimation targets, or I stall into me having 24 mana by turn 11. It plays very midrange and I've really never ran against any one deck that just wrecks it. It is tooled for multiplayer, however I have beaten Rafiq and Zur nearly every time I've played against them 1-vs-1. Also, Bog Witch gets kill spelled more often than Sheoldred does, I swear. But it is so sweet when I 4th turn Sheoldred from Bog Witch, pitch Rune-Scarred, and then reanimate next turn into a Contamination.

@ Hamjam: I was thinking about Infernal Darkness, need to find one other than online. Null Rod, on the other hand is a completely overlooked suggestion, thank you for that one.

@ defenestrator: I chose to use a lot of black staples because even if I have a theme deck, I want it to win and look to make it efficient as much as possible. However, I feel cards like Exsanguinate fit the theme, as to me it's the Phyrexians reprocessing more stuff for their own gain.

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5 Star Generals:
Ghave, Guru of Spores - Broken pile of infinite bullshit
Sheoldred, Whispering One - KNEEL TO PHYREXIA
Lyzolda, the Blood Witch - Aggro/ Control/ Recursion
Wort, the Raidmother - Destruction as only a goblin can do
4 Stars:
Sygg, River Cutthroat - More murder for my money
Hazezon Tamar - Hold on, Hold on...ok, take 60 haste trample
Numot, the Devastator - Wizard Tribal
Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile - She's got a Sword of Kaldra and a Whispersilk Cloak, g2?


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 Post subject: Re: Kneel to Phyrexia - Sheoldred and the Contamination
AgePosted: 2011-Aug-25 3:24 am 
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Location: Washington D.C.
Acorn Catapult

Even squirrels must submit to the power of Phyrexia!

EDIT: OMG... Grave Pact + Fleshbag Marauder! How are these not auto-includes?

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 Post subject: Re: Kneel to Phyrexia - Sheoldred and the Contamination
AgePosted: 2011-Aug-25 8:52 am 

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I really don't feel the need for much more to support the cost of Contamination, I've yet to run into a situation where I needed to play it without having the lock, and if it get stopped that's what the Reito Lantern's for (Well, not all). I even have a Catapult because I bought Ghave (delicious delicious infinite combos). The Grave Pact/ Fleshbag thing is a great lock, I've got it in my Lyzolda deck, and I'm about to throw a Butcher of Malakir in it. However, this deck is more focused as a midrange kind of deck. I need a Plague Wind and Damnation over Fleshbag/ Grave Pact.

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5 Star Generals:
Ghave, Guru of Spores - Broken pile of infinite bullshit
Sheoldred, Whispering One - KNEEL TO PHYREXIA
Lyzolda, the Blood Witch - Aggro/ Control/ Recursion
Wort, the Raidmother - Destruction as only a goblin can do
4 Stars:
Sygg, River Cutthroat - More murder for my money
Hazezon Tamar - Hold on, Hold on...ok, take 60 haste trample
Numot, the Devastator - Wizard Tribal
Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile - She's got a Sword of Kaldra and a Whispersilk Cloak, g2?


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 Post subject: Re: Kneel to Phyrexia - Sheoldred and the Contamination
AgePosted: 2011-Aug-25 10:11 am 
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Fleshbag Marauder works well with Dawn of the Dead (and of course Sheoldred).

Syphon Flesh could be another good inclusion to keep opponent creatures to a minimum (and sac for the Contamination cause).

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 Post subject: Re: Kneel to Phyrexia - Sheoldred and the Contamination
AgePosted: 2011-Aug-25 5:11 pm 

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Fleshbag Marauder was dropped from the deck a while ago, it really never seemed to do anything that the deck didn't do better in other ways. I'd rather reanimate Kagemaro, Drana, Shriekmaw or use Black Sun's Zenith or Reiver Demon. Syphon Flesh was considered for a while but I decided not to, I dropped Syphon Mind and Syphon Soul previously for more direct ways of getting the same wanted result(Moonlit Bargain and Exsanguinate, specifically).

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5 Star Generals:
Ghave, Guru of Spores - Broken pile of infinite bullshit
Sheoldred, Whispering One - KNEEL TO PHYREXIA
Lyzolda, the Blood Witch - Aggro/ Control/ Recursion
Wort, the Raidmother - Destruction as only a goblin can do
4 Stars:
Sygg, River Cutthroat - More murder for my money
Hazezon Tamar - Hold on, Hold on...ok, take 60 haste trample
Numot, the Devastator - Wizard Tribal
Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile - She's got a Sword of Kaldra and a Whispersilk Cloak, g2?


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 Post subject: Re: Kneel to Phyrexia - Sheoldred and the Contamination
AgePosted: 2011-Aug-27 1:41 pm 

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Age: Wyvern
Location: Stockton, CA
Gate to Phyrexia + Spine of Ish Sah

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5 Star Generals:
Ghave, Guru of Spores - Broken pile of infinite bullshit
Sheoldred, Whispering One - KNEEL TO PHYREXIA
Lyzolda, the Blood Witch - Aggro/ Control/ Recursion
Wort, the Raidmother - Destruction as only a goblin can do
4 Stars:
Sygg, River Cutthroat - More murder for my money
Hazezon Tamar - Hold on, Hold on...ok, take 60 haste trample
Numot, the Devastator - Wizard Tribal
Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile - She's got a Sword of Kaldra and a Whispersilk Cloak, g2?


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