Bereavement

Bereavement

Enchantment

Whenever a green creature is put into a graveyard from play, its controller discards a card.

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Set Rarity
Seventh Edition (7ED) Uncommon
Urza's Saga (USG) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Bereavement Discussion

Futuremonk on Grismold: The Worst. Gardener. Ever.

6 months ago

It can also be a surprise move where you let your opponents get a few plants, then cast Bereavement and something like Plague Mare on the same turn and they all discard their hands. Again, there are extra sac outlets, so you could sac all your tokens before casting it and then anything that gives creatures at least -1/-1 would work too.

DarkHero on Grismold: The Worst. Gardener. Ever.

6 months ago

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Bereavement doing more harm than good? Your actively trying to kill your own tokens, most of which are green, and do in fact hit the graveyard before disappearing, so your likely to discard your whole hand.

I don't see anything benefiting you from discarding.

Izzet0712 on The Apothecary

1 year ago

Thank you for the feedback!

I will admit I’m having trouble picking a theme for the deck. I tend towards enchantments primarily because that’s what I play in legacy so it’s a familiar strategy. That said I haven’t settled on that strategy and if I do I’d certainly include the enchantress’s and whatnot. Regardless of this I can’t deny the synergy with constellation, which is the main reason for including as many enchantments as I did.

On Reverent Silence yes it hurts me a lot. Another reason I’m shying away from the enchantress strategy, regardless it wipes out all of my opponents snake tokens I give them as well as helps with the false cure kill. That being said I have pernicious deed and plague boiler to wipe the snakes and I realize false cure’s inconsistency so I can understand cutting this, but I think I would need more convincing as I’d really like to make false cure work.

Spidersilk Armor is a great suggestion and I will definitely add that in

I understand Cabal Stronghold . Urborg still works with basic land types other than swamps as they still have the basic super type. Having 26 basics I think it’s safe to use it but I could certainly be wrong.

I agree that I really need to focus the deck. I had a couple of ideas I’ll elaborate on but most suffer from Pharika being the commander as there are certainly better options for each strategy. Most of the cards are picked for the apothecary theme or to tie it together.

The Mending of Dominaria was chosen simply because it has mending in the name. World Shaper was added to supplement it. Along with Seed the Land and Squandered Resources . Squandered resources I felt kind of tied into the theme as well as helped to do more instant speed exiling. Definitely need more ways to abuse it if that’s what I focus the deck on though and then The Gitrog Monster is almost certainly a better commander.

Enchantments I think has already been elaborated on. She makes the snakes and is about the only form of synergy I could find with her.

Reanimation. This strategy gets kinda cheesy which is why I didn’t include the usual suspects such as chainer and his targets. But I can’t deny it’s strong. So I included a decent amount of to-hand recursion to make up for it. Regardless this theme is a nonbo with the commander. So I’m probably not going to focus on this strategy too hard.

I know Bereavement affects me but my thinking is that I generally won’t care about my stuff being in the yard, especially assuming I go the reanimation route. I think I could have the opportunity to manipulate this to get my opponents into topdeck mode though and win from there. (Not a lot of draw engines are ran, been trying to get them to use wheels as my most common group members use R/W)

JuQ on The Apothecary

1 year ago

What's the point of Reverent Silence in an enchantment deck? You would get better use of Rampage of the Clans instead, you would at least en up with a bunch of 3/3.

Do you know Bereavement will make you discard, too?

I fail to find any cohesive mechanical theme in the deck, is the deck only meant to have a vorthos apothecary theme? I mean, it's an enchantment deck, but I don't see any synergies appart from that. I would fin some way to mill your deck (or maybe everybody's) to have plenty of stuff to exile or anme or return to your hand, like the The Mending of Dominaria or World Shaper you already run but doing it more consistent in the deck.

I would add Spidersilk Armor because the mere threat of having deathtouchers that can block flyers will make your oponents think about attacking somewhere else, a virtual pillow fort.

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth ony gives the type swamp (and the ability to tap for black mana) to all lands, but they won't count towards Cabal Stronghold unless they are natural basic swamps.