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Creature — Eldrazi Drone
Devoid (This card has no color.)
When Blisterpod dies, put a 1/1 colorless Eldrazi Scion creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add to your mana pool."
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5 days ago
Well, I would start off by saying there are two primary archetypes for sacrifice decks. Rally and Aristocrats. Rally lists focus on filling your graveyard with 2-3 cmc creatures, reviving them with Rally the Ancestors and the sacrificing them all -- likely with 2-3 Blood Artist effects in play to win. Aristocrats lists tend to focus less on 'combo' and more on 'synergy', and try to gain advantages through sacrifice effects. There has been some blending between the two archetypes recently, but I still feel they are distinct enough to be different.
There are then color combinations within each of the archetypes. Rally is often done in or . Aristocrats lists are often or . However with 3 color mana bases often comes a higher costs as fetch lands and shock lands are not always cheap. Two color mana bases are often fairly affordable, and you often can get away with no shocks or fecthes. With that being said, the first suggestion for a creature I would suggest is...
Bloodghast. However, he works best with fetch lands. In a pinch, you could use Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds, but they can feel pretty slow. But the ability to sacrfice Bloodghast, play a fetch land to return him to play, sacrifice him, sacrifice the fetch land to place another land into play to return Bloodghast to play so you can sacrifice him again -- that can add up to a lot of value.
Along similar lines, Gravecrawler can also generate a lot of advantage if you are playing enough zombies to have one in play with a fair level of consistency. Relentless Dead and Cryptbreaker can put in a lot of work with this guy.
While not all in black, Doomed Traveler, Tukatongue Thallid, Lingering Souls, Kitchen Finks, Bloodsoaked Champion, Mogg War Marshal, Sacred Cat, Voice of Resurgence, Tidehollow Sculler, Blisterpod, Bitterblossom, Orzhov Pontiff, Elenda, the Dusk Rose, and Keldon Marauders can all be sacrificed for good value.
As far as sacrifice engines go, Falkenrath Aristocrat, and Cartel Aristocrat are the namesakes. But Nantuko Husk, Bloodthrone Vampire, Greater Gargadon, Hidden Stockpile, Viscera Seer, Tymaret, the Murder King, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Bontu the Glorified, Mind Slash and Teysa, Orzhov Scion are all good ways to keep sacrificing permanents. I also like Fleshbag Marauder, Sidisi's Faithful, and Sidisi, Undead Vizier, but they only sacrifice one thing upon etb.
Value is also important to consider as there are a number of cards that fit well within these lists, but do not necessarily read 'please sacrifice me', or 'sacrifice all the things.' But, they can certainly give you the gas to pull ahead. Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat's advantages can be obvious in a deck like this. Additionally, Eternal Witness, Dark Confidant (or Asylum Visitor for budget), Phyrexian Arena, Smuggler's Copter, Collected Company, Return to the Ranks, Eldritch Evolution, Abzan Ascendancy, Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip, Grave Pact, Lord of the Undead+Nameless Inversion (also works well with any other zombie) might all have places in different shells.
These are just a cards that might be interesting. I don't want to build your deck for you. But if any of those cards piqued your interest, I can certainly throw out some additional ideas that play well with the cards you liked.
3 weeks ago
LoPhat thanks for the up vote and the suggestions. Ill look into the fight spells and will add Gyre Sage to my buy list. Im hoping to get some Llanowar Elves at the Dominaria prerelease. Then I can remove all the Blisterpods from the deck. Theyre a decent replacement, but Id Rather run the Elves. Thanks again for the help!
4 weeks ago
I love cards like Skin Invasion Flip! Will be added to one of my decks for sure! Also Fecundity is a great option. Ranger's Guile has already been replaced. Blisterpod could help but i have no shortage on creatures eatable creatures. Some burn spells could help me out i totally agree.Thanks for the ideas!
1 month ago
Sweet idea, didn't know Thunder-Thrash Elder was a thing!
What do you think about Blisterpod? It gives you multiple bodies to Sacrifice and can even ramp you into your big finishers.
As a card draw engine, I can recommend Fecundity to keep the action going.
I would also cut a couple of the high cmc cards to make room for a playset of Lightning Bolts since they give you a way to interact with your opponent as well as giving you more aggressive draws. Given that you can afford them, a playset of Bolts can be used in almost any red deck in Modern, so they are definitely worth the money.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Huh? I don't think it has any particular clash, apart from Mycoloth + Blisterpod and they should just be cut from the deck right away. Everything else is about dealing combat damage with creatures that are naturally evasive and getting cards from it, with a bit of defense/disruption thrown in for good measure, and Chasm Skulker as a finisher that grows better through the game. Whether it's a realistic plan is something else.
3 months ago
How do you find Selesnya Evangel to work for you? It seems a little slow.
Blisterpod is another great saccable creature that leaves behind a dude when it dies.
Rancor seems like a far better option than Dark Privilege to me. You'd rather be sacrificing your creatures you pump your dudes than regenerate, Rancor is cheaper, and returns itself to your hand after your creature dies.
3 months ago
Hey, I like your approach, but are you sure you want to play green mana just for Blisterpod, which is probably worse than Doomed Traveler would be in your list that cares about white creatures a lot, and Nissa? Nissa is a great card, and helps this deck a lot, no question, but she forces you to play lots of forests, which in turn makes Spectral Procession tougher to cast. Being mono white would allow you to play cards like Brave the Elements and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar instead.