Sunday, September 29, 2013

Lyzolda, the Blood Witch

The more I play with my various Commander decks, the more their identities develop. I have four current decks based around generals with sacrifice focused abilities: Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord; Marrow-Gnawer; Teysa, Orzhov Scion; and Lyzolda, the Blood Witch.
Lyzolda is my "big play" deck. It is chock full of cards that make for interesting decisions and explosive blowouts. Playing into the ethos of Rakdos, this deck is all about having a great time on the way to (and back from) the graveyard. When Lyzolda's in charge of the party, no one rests for long.

General Lyzolda, the Blood Witch
Avatar of Woe
Big Game Hunter
Blood Artist
Bloodgift Demon
Bone Shredder
Cemetary Reaper
Coffin Queen
Corpse Connoisseur
Disciple of Griselbrand
Falkenrath Noble
Golgari Thug
Harvester of Souls
Havoc Demon
Massacre Wurm
Mephidross Vampire
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed
Nether Traitor
Pawn of Ulamog
Reaper from the Abyss
Reassembling Skeleton
Rune-Scarred Demon
Scavenger Drake
Sepulchral Primordial
Skirsdag High Priest
Black Sun's Zenith
Buried Alive
Grim Harvest
Rescue from the Underworld
Grave Pact
Oversold Cemetary
Phyrexian Reclamation
Animate Dead
Tombestone Stairwell
Underworld Connections
Avalanche Riders
Conquering Manticore
Crater Hellion
Flayer of the Hatebound
Magma Phoenix
Mindclaw Shaman
Molten Primordial
Rage Thrower
Viashino Heretic
Zealous Conscripts
Warstorm Surge
Deathbringer Thoctar
Murderous Redcap
Cauldron Dance
Darksteel Ingot
Mimic Vat
Rakdos Cluestone
Rakdos Keyrune
Sol Ring
Talisman of Indulgence
Solemn Simulacrum
Nim Deathmantle
Akoum Refuge
Auntie's Hovel
Barren Moor
Blood Crypt
Bojuka Bog
Command Tower
Dragonskull Summit
Evolving Wilds
Forgotten Cave
Polluted Mire
Molten Slagheap
Mystifying Maze
Rakdos Carnarium
Rakdos Guildgate
Rocky Tar Pit
Smoldering Crater
Spawning Pool
Tainted Peak
Temple of the False God
Terramorphic Expanse
Tresserhorn Sinks
Urborg Volcano
Winding Canyons
8 Swamp
5 Mountain

This deck is all about things not staying dead. With Lyzolda on the table everything gets crazy. Cauldron Dance has been the source of many awesome memories.
This deck used to be loaded with "kill on sight"cards like Bloodchief Ascension and Vicious Shadows. While Lyzolda still commanders the board clearing combos of Mephidross Vampire/Mikaeus and Deathbringer Thoctar/Triskelion, I try to only use those to keep the peace and not dominate. But hey, I have to win occasionally.

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