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Archfiend of Depravity
Creature — Demon
At the beginning of each opponent's end step, that player chooses up to two creatures he or she controls, then sacrifices the rest.
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Archfiend of Depravity Discussion
1 week ago
Great deck! Reminds me alot of how mine once looked.
Cards that I can see that I would consider subpar/not synergistic enough, if I were to run them myself:
Pathbreaker Ibex: Great card, I think it could gain an immense amount of power if you ran Lord of Extinction
Wall of Blossom: Personally I'd run Vulturous Aven over this, lets you get an experience counter too and you can target itself. I never had a problem with it being 4 cmc as Meren can easily rack up counters.
Mazirek: The counters can pile up quickly and he can get out of control, but the problem is that Meren wants your creatures dying so those counters won't be sticking around for long. You could replace him with Victimize?
Champion of Lambholt: You're probably better off running something that'll really give your deck a kick. For example, from your sideboard I can see Shriekmaw in there, WHY? I'd slot this back in your deck asap as he's an absolutely abusable monster in mine.
Cards you should add:
Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip!!!!!!!Liliana is an absolute monster in this deck and there's alot of factors I'll need to cover to get this point across. Firstly, she's a creature to start off with and Meren adores creatures being in her graveyard. Therefore Liliana is a very easy card to get back to the field especially due to her low cmc. Secondly, the way she flips to her Planeswalker side is hilariously easy (Have I mentioned that Meren loves things dying?). Once you flip her with easy you gain a 2/2 zombie which you can easily just use as sacrifice fodder or a nifty little attacker. Her first ability (+2) is one sided, everyone chucks a card into the graveyard. But you don't care about cards going to the graveyard, that's just a second hand to you because of all your reanimation effects. Her second ability (-X) allows you to reanimate any non-legendary creature that you have in your graveyard. Just another big stupid reanimation effect that can grab almost any creature is just great. Her third ability (-8) is potentially game winning in almost every deck, especially this one. You see, we want things to be constantly dying and once she has this emblem, every time something dies it just comes back to the field under our control. Now we run alot of destruction effects such as removal, gravepacts and stax effects so we'll be constantly forcing our opponents to sacrifice things (which will in turn come back under our control). I just cannot stress enough how great of a card Liliana, Heretical Healer is in this deck
Perilous Forays: Great card to help you ramp and gain experience counters, note that it can grab cards such as Overgrown Tomb etc
Protean Hulk: Even if you're not trying to combo off, this large toad,frog,thing is pure valuetown.
Dawntreader Elk: Such an amazing ramp card for Meren
From Beyond: Just another great Awakening Zone effect
Sheoldred, Whispering One: I can't believe that she hasn't been considered, she gives you everything Meren has ever wanted.
Dread Return: Great reanimation card for Meren
For any more ideas or suggestions on stuff to shove into your deck to make it synergise better or be more powerful check out my old Meren deck: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/meren-carrion-queen/I ended up changing it to the Karador deck you commented on, but I'm planning on rebuilding her so that I'll be running her + Karador
1 week ago
Along lines that might be better for balance, maybe Sinkhole and replace Archfiend of Depravity with Anowon, the Ruin Sage since tron only wants one thing out anyway. I would also consider cutting Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger for some other large colorless creature that is still scary but isn't so oppressive, or you could add in some of the black exile spells like Hour of Glory or Sever the Bloodline.
2 weeks ago
Sorry for wall of text but I have a Meren Toolbox deck and here are some of my thoughts on what is good to use.
I would replace Shriekmaw with Bone Shredder. You can return it with Meren easier due to its lower CMC and it self sacrifices if you dont pay the echo cost (to make it easier to get into the graveyard).
Also, you already have Sidisi, Undead Vizier as a repeatable tutor card, and even Rune-Scarred Demon (which i think is inferior to Sidisi anyways), why also run Razaketh, the Foulblooded who has a ridiculously high CMC and requires sacrificing other creature and paying 2 life to search? A far better tutor that is easier to use is Yisan, the Wanderer Bard. More similar to Birthing Pod granted, but they go strait to the library and if you need to you can always sack Yisan to reset his counters. Entomb is also a fantastic tutor for this deck (as long as you arent planning on playing 1v1) and Corpse Connoisseur is Entomb on a creature.
Mindslicer is great for shredding opponents hands.
Agent of Erebos is great for destroying opponents graveyards.
1 month ago
Another good combo I also found that I think would work in your deck is In Garruk's Wake+Grave Betrayal+Archfiend of Depravity. When you cast any of those, if you cast something like Army of the Damned you would also almost definitely win the game. Another great card I saw is Avatar of Woe. It would also work very well with Grave Betrayal. Also, one last thing, Sanguine Bond works on multiplayer games also, as the target can change each time the effect is triggered. But now that I look at it, I don't think you need it as you do have, as you said, 4 Vizkopa Guildmage.
1 month ago
1 month ago
I have some suggestions. I have had my meren deck since she first cam out so mine is tuned pretty well. And what I've found that you should consider is token control. That is the one thing that can beat meren. Such things as Virulent Plague and Archfiend of Depravity help with that tremendously. you might want to throw in Slum Reaper + Merciless Executioner + Fleshbag Marauder they are just great at reoccurring. Also Grave Pact + Dictate of Erebos never hurt. I also love the card Woodland Bellower it's a great search for Spore Frog haha just suggestions but u may want to play a different style then that. If you like these check out my meren deck and you might find some more suggestions. First upvot!
1 month ago
This doesn't seem like a deck that wants Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. It's mono colored, but it's focused on keeping creatures OFF the board. Also, there aren't too many colored mana symbols in their mana costs, and I wouldn't count Archfiend of Depravity towards your mana symbols at all, because you don't need much ramp once you're past 5 mana. I would try to get Ghost Quarters and maybe Bojuka Bogs.