Creature — Human Cleric
IntimidateWhenever Blind Zealot deals combat damage to a player, you may sacrifice it. If you do, destroy target creature that player controls.
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Blind Zealot Discussion
1 month ago
Yeah, Razaketh is currently definitely less epic than Grislebrand. But that doesn't mean his card will be lame, nor does it exclude the possibility of him returning in some form or fashion.
Dredge4life, dbpunk, I definitely saw more than a couple hints that the Gatewatch will be parting ways sooner rather than later. After the battle with Razaketh, Chandra and Nissa intimated that they support splitting up the team for safety's sake. That's just story evidence, totally neglecting MaRo's news about less Gatewatch on Monday. And, before we get concerned for Bolas's safety, don't forget that there's a 0% chance that WotC will kill off one of the Multiverse's top four villains (alongside Phyrexia, Eldrazi, and Yawgmoth...with a very close fifth of Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded, wink wink).
All that summed up means the Gatewatch will not come away unscathed, even if there's also a 0% chance WotC will kill off any of the 5 faces of Magic at this time. Like y'all mentioned, somebody's gonna get wrecked in HOU. However, if you're still concerned the good guys are winning too much, I'll always do block drafts of New Phyrexia with you to change the mood up(; nothing like Blind Zealot, Corrupted Conscience, and Dismember to brighten one's day.
Personally, though, I'm content in light of Monday's announcement by MaRo that WotC is aware that their lore is imperfect, and they're clearly listening to player feedback to improve as quickly as they can. With so many players reading excellent stories like this week's, I'm sure the trend with lore will be overall positive, even when there are some shortcomings.
4 months ago
First of all, with this high CMC you need 24 lands.
While I understand you are trying to sacrifice your creatures for beneficial effects, the high converted mana cost of your deck makes it kind of hard to work with.
Here are some lower cost creatures that could be good:
Augur of SkullsBasal Sliver (mana accelerator to cast Ruthless Deathfang faster)Bile UrchinBlind ZealotBlood BairnBloodthrone VampireCarrier Thrall (mana accelerator, 2x creature)Corpse HaulerDeath CultistDemonic Taskmaster (need tokens spawn everyturn)Devouring SwarmWestvale Abbey Flip This is a must have.Disciple of Griselbrand Save yourself.Doomed Necromancer Worth it.Eldrazi Skyspawner Mana acceleratorFont of ReturnFume SpitterGnawing ZombieGutless GhoulMerciless ExecutionerMortician Beetle -------> Cause why not.Nezumi Bone-Reader ControlPawn of Ulamog mana acceleratorQarsi SadistQuest for the GravelordThoughtpicker Witch controlThrull Surgeon controlVampiric RitesVoracious Null
Skirsdag High Priest Isn't this amazing?
9 months ago
Cutthroat il-Dal, Dauthi Cutthroat, Dauthi Ghoul, Dauthi Horror, Dauthi Jackal, Dauthi Marauder, Dauthi Mercenary, Dauthi Mindripper, Dauthi Slayer, Dauthi Trapper, Dauthi Warlord, Faceless Devourer.
9 months ago
I would say skulk, fear/intimidate, and landwalk abilities.
11 months ago
11 months ago
Alesha needs a good number of creatures to work best, i think you should definitely play more than 30. Some suggestions (not all of them creatures): Ponyback Brigade, Duplicant, Karmic Guide, Blind Zealot, Buried Alive, Bone Shredder, Shizo, Death's Storehouse, Siege-Gang Commander, Marsh Flitter, Filth, Nahiri's Machinations, Skullclamp, Swords to Plowshares, Hanweir Battlements.
I think you should cut Hold at Bay, Avenging Arrow, Show of Valor, Safe Passage, Messenger's Speed, Lava Axe, Great Teacher's Decree, Flurry of Horns, Spite of Mogis, March of the Returned. None of those are good cards.
As far as protection of Alesha goes, Emerge Unscathed and Center Soul seem like two good options that you are missing, rebound makes them better than Gods Willing.
1 year ago
I had a couple more ideas for you, some are a little pricey though: Mother of Runes is super cheap, has lots of synergy with Alesha, but is also great in case Alesha is not there.
Nahiri, the Harbinger allows you to dig through your deck, discard creatures to get them into play on the cheap via Alesha, incidentally answers creatures, artifacts and enchantments, and even has a relevant ultimate ability.
Reliquary Monk is not quite Reclamation Sage, but close enough.
Blind Zealot works great with Alesha, and is also cheap enough to just cast it.
1 year ago
I would make the deck revolve more around Marchesa, protecting her via shroud/hexproof while abusing the Dethrone ability to make unblockable creatures bigger and bigger. (basically, I would go more aggro...)
Stab them in the back: Benthic Infiltrator, Deathcult Rogue, Dimir Infiltrator, Invisible Stalker, Latch Seeker, Mindmelter, Neurok Invisimancer, Shadowmage Infiltrator, True-Name Nemesis, Stronghold Overseer (<3)
I could find some use/space for: Marchesa's Smuggler, Lazav, Dimir Mastermind, Indulgent Tormentor, Defiler of Souls, Prince of Thralls, Merciless Executioner, Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis, Olivia Voldaren($$$)
Marchesa + sacrifice enabler +: Act of Treason, Threaten, Traitorous Blood, Word of Seizing, Conquering Manticore, Dominus of Fealty, Harness by Force, Mass Mutiny, Molten Primordial (it even has a crown!), Zealous Conscripts, Slave of Bolas, Soul Ransom