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Creature — Thrull
Sacrifice Blood Vassal: Add to your mana pool.
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Blood Vassal Discussion
5 months ago
If you are looking for some budget options on creatures that go to the graveyard themselves, Burnished Hart would be another good option. Black has some nice mana critters like Blood Vassal and the smaller Blood Pet that can sac themselves. Cards with the Evoke mechanic could also be helpful for you, like Shriekmaw. Using cards with Echo is a good idea, so might look at creatures with Fading or Vanishing as well (Skyshroud Behemoth comes to mind as an example). Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord might give you some good synergy in putting creatures in the graveyard and doing extra damage with them. Sac outlets like Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Ghoul will help get critters to the graveyard, and a Butcher of Malakir will make other players sac their creatures along with them, increasing the counters you can throw on Kresh.
I've never played with him before, but there looks like lots of potential there, and lots of options. Some cards that recur themselves like Endless Cockroaches (although the three black might be tough to pull off), Reassembling Skeleton, and Sanitarium Skeleton offer some consistent although small recursion. Other good recursion options include Phyrexian Reclamation, No Rest for the Wicked, Haunted Crossroads, Palace Siege, and Oversold Cemetery can make sure you creatures keep coming back to sacrifice again.
I hope that helps out. He looks like a fun Commander to run with.
6 months ago
bushido_man96 Thank you for the suggestions. I thought about the Yavimaya Elder, but I decided to remove him in lieu of ETB effects. However, I am not against some test playing with him to determine how well he fits with the deck. In regard with Blood Pet and Blood Vassal, I will definitely add them to my acquire board and test play with them as well. I like the idea of adding value with triggers and ramp, especially since Meren gets hated out the game fairly quickly.
NV_1980 Thank you as well for the suggestion. I do already have Hermit Druid in the deck. However, I will definitely add Life from the Loam and maybe Harvester of Souls to the deck. I like the added synergy of milling myself and getting Life from any card draw trigger.
Unfortunately, the playgroup at the LGS doesn't have a ban on infect cards, so Winding Constrictor may very well be detrimental to me in the long run. Otherwise, great suggestion.
6 months ago
I like to run Blood Pet as a great one-drop ramp and sac to Meren, and his buddy, Blood Vassal. They are great, because they don't need an outlet to sacrifice to, and ramp nicely. I also like Yavimaya Elder, as he works almost like a second Solemn Simulacrum.
Nice build! I love my Meren deck.
9 months ago
TheChaosVault: thanks for your upvote!
I got like 20 paper pauper decks, but I'll get back around to playtesting this one soon and I'll look into it more then. Thanks again!
1 year ago
Mana Vault on T1 lets you cast Sidisi on T2.
Mox Jet - obvious but you most likely won't get one cheap.
...can't think of any more accelerations right now, hope you find some usefull!
1 year ago
In Commander, there are in fact more than two black thrulls. There's Armor Thrull (one of my favorites), Necrite & Mindstab Thrull, Blood Pet, Basal Thrull & Blood Vassal, Exhumer Thrull, Thrull Champion, Thrull Parasite, Thrull Surgeon & Thrull Wizard... and that's pretty much all the good ones in mono-black.
I love thrulls, btw. =)
Also, check out this link for excellent tribal support: The Bones To Build Your Tribal Deck
1 year ago
So you play your eggs (cheap artifacts that draw cards when you sacrifice them), then use lands like Archaeological Dig, Ghost Quarter and Crystal Vein, artifacts like Ashnod's Altar, and creatures like Basal Sliver, Blood Pet, and Blood Vassal to generate mana, then pass the mana through your eggs to get white mana and draw cards. Cast Second Sunrise to bring everything back. Then, use Codex Shredder to bring back the Sunrise. Respect and profit. Now, it's more difficult to pull off without Krark-Clan Ironworks, but it's doable. It may not be consistent enough for you, but if you like it, it's a pretty neat combo, IMO.