Creature — Minion
When Body Snatcher enters the battlefield, you may discard a creature card. If you don't, remove Body Snatcher from the game.
When Body Snatcher is put into a graveyard from play, remove Body Snatcher from the game and return target creature card from your graveyard to play.
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Body Snatcher Discussion
2 days ago
3 days ago
MxdDrnk75Body Snatcher is what makes the new Protean Hulk unbanning so strong. As you can have hulk hit the graveyard by himself with 0 other cards on the field or in your hand and still pull off the full combo. Phyrexian Delver is a great card and I may pick one up eventually for the deck as general backup.
The rest of the cards you've mentioned are actually just strong Meren cards in general. This deck is about as strong as Meren can get "imo" but when I'm playing with friends or in a LGS I can choose not to just walk over people. It's fun to wood elves a Panharmonicon, then Conjurer's Closet it at end of turn to drop 4 lands in a turn. Selvala, Heart of the Wilds like you said adds very little value to the deck over all. However dropping her early can give you 2 or 3 extra mana if you need it. She may get dropped one day for the Delver above or some other green mana ramp card instead.
Thank you for the good comments man :)
3 days ago
How competitive are you trying to make this? IS this for 1 on 1 play, or group games? What are some of the decks you are facing doing that stop you? I have some suggestions of cards to think about changing, but I don't know if you need them in your deck to fight something in your meta.
Is Selvala, Heart of the Wilds producing in your deck? It doesn't seem like she would be, because you only have 7 creatures with over 3 natural power, so I imagine you are usually netting 2 additional mana from tapping her. With your creature power curve so low I wouldn't think you were drawing off her first ability that often. Try seeing how often people draw from her besides you and how often you tap her for more than 2 extra mana.
Do you mainly Body Snatcher when you are going for the win? Without a way to get it back from exile, are the 1 less CmC and no life loss better than running Phyrexian Delver that you can recur if someone stops your win?
3 weeks ago
5 months ago
I actually used to have a black deck like that, I do not have the expensive cards, but this deck was fast and mono black coloured.
It had, among some other things, 4 Hidden Horror, 4 Body Snatcher, 4 Dark Ritual, 4 Animate Dead, 4 Dance of the Dead, and a combination of Scion of Darkness, Draco, and Nicol Bolas (not hard casting him anyway). I think I also had Bog Witch, and Jet Medallion in there....and certainly removal (Terror, and Dark Banishing at the time) to remove pesky blockers
Play was simple:Either turn 1 Dark ritual > Hidden Horror and then turn two animate Draco and start swinging, and remove blockers
Or turn 2 Dark ritual > Body Snatcher and then as above (if body snatchers get's killed it's even easier)
You virtually always have drawn some ramp so a turn three big bad monster was certainly no exception.
5 months ago
Why not include good tutors? Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are a must in B and in mono B you should use Dark Ritual as well, maybe Culling the Weak too, if you feel you have enough cheap creatures to sac. That's some huge speed boost that you don't want to miss. I would also suggest you exchange some of the worst mana artifacts in here...if you are still collecting the cards for the deck, why not collecting the better ones in the first place? Some are a bit expensive but you can also improve your speed with cheaper mana artifact, if you choose the better ones. How much do you want to spend on the deck in general?
8 months ago
smackjack: Sorry for the late response to your question. It has been a shitstorm of a day... My essentials only reanimation package includes Buried Alive Entomb Intuition, Animate Dead, Reanimate and Victimize. With the proper amount of quality tutors and ramp, these cards can facilitate turn 2-3 victories like clockwork if you play combo creatures like Necrotic Ooze and mike+trike. Even if your goal is to just cheat fatties into play you really can't go wrong with any of those cards. The only card I know of that puts cards in the graveyard and reanimates them is Body Snatcher.
9 months ago
So a couple of changes:
So higher cost, higher quantity draw. Another ETB removal creature. More instant speed removal. Potentially another -1 effect to support Ascendant Evincar.
Depending on the strength of the meta Erebos, God of the Dead could swap to the commander slot. Or I could try Chainer.