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Creature — Minion
Echo (2)(Black) (At the beginning of your upkeep, if this came under your control since the beginning of your last upkeep, sacrifice it unless you pay its echo cost.)
When Bone Shredder enters the battlefield, destroy target nonartifact, nonblack creature.
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Bone Shredder Discussion
3 weeks ago
A good trick for getting more punch out of Alesha is to run guys who have more power than their printed stats might indicate. For instance, Arcbound Overseer has 0 power when he's in the graveyard, but as soon as you return him, he's attacking for 6! Other examples include Clockwork Dragon, Drakestown Forgotten, Nighthowler, Sewer Nemesis, Thought Gorger, Ignition Team, Crovax the Cursed and Workhorse. Your opponents will be surprised how often "2 or less" won't feel like it!
Other cards that fit your general strategy include Grenzo, Dungeon Warden and Unearth, which can return a lot of the same cards as Alesha. You might also want more removal, such as Bone Shredder, Ravenous Baboons and Garza's Assassin. Good luck!
1 month ago
I'm a little lost as to where you're trying to take this deck. First thing I see is you should try and have a better removal package, Big Game Hunter is good, but like Bone Shredder and such is kinda meh, especially if you're having trouble getting out Alesha in the first place. Try Utter End and Hero's Downfall and such like that, i know you can't reanimate an instant but you also don't have to attack before getting rid of something. I think your biggest trouble is gonna come from filling you graveyard and card advantage. More stuff like Entomb and Living Death will help, but black/white in general tends to have card advantage problems. Maybe look into more tutors too. What are your main hits for your revelark combo? Redcap, Artist, or Cutthroat? When you're not comboing off what do these cards do for you? without massive creature generation it's hard to utilize them effectively. You have some good creature token generators, but is it enough? maybe more flicker effects would be in order for that. Also, board wipes are almost necessary in EDH.
I would put in the spy and the nemesis for the Soltari Visionary and Gonti, Lord of Luxury, because as much fun as Gonti sounds, he's opponent only and odds are you're not gonna get anything relevant. plus you can target yourself for the mill and fill your graveyard.
also you're gonna get wrecked by the first graveyard hate card.
1 month ago
I completely forgot about Bone Shredder, he was removed from the initial version of shirei, when it was still more of a bog standard shirei deck. and the meta here had quite a few artifacts, will definitely pick up, but keep on stand by. In a more casual format i'd rather run Reaper from the Abyss (they're both end step triggers) once i've got an engine going, reaper is much nicer. granted i dislike reaper, since he garners much more aggression from the board, but still.
love the other suggestions, although Black Market i've always found it was a "win more" kind of deal, once i have an engine where i can generate lots of counters i don't need them, but i may find a spot as the deck develops.
and yeah, kind of why I don't run Contamination I still want to have friends.
1 month ago
slaughter pact for Bone Shredder has more value, ignoring echo cost to remove nonblack creature each turn with shireo without the risk of lands not untapping and losing outright.
also dread return for the Wake the Dead card that slipped through the cracks, specially with Big game hunter, your new bone shredder, its won me games against kozilek and maelstrom decks.
Nim deathmantle I though was nice too, but in global wraths, shirei has to leave play to be brought back by it, as such all the triggers that would of happened for other creatures don't happen and all you end up with is avoiding the commander tax for 4. Id run Meekstone or Jet Medallion or Lifeline instead.
id also recommend removing phyrexian reclamation and maybe even gate to phyrexia if your meta doesn't have completely dangerous artifacts. you'd get more use from cards like Black Market or Contamination which yes, its beyond degenerate in shirei. Vampiric Rites or Dark Prophecy if you notice you run out of cards, even minorly, I'm usually 5+ while extra draw triggers are happening.
you want to rune Volrath's Stronghold, but you may also want to consider Crypt of Agadeem or Lake of the Dead or which is almost necessary Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx or Phyrexian Tower . recently I added Strip Mine to deal with bounce lands.
2 months ago
Hi Pudding_PopFirst of all I really like your Agro style of attack with this deck. And making this to teach someone with in mind, I think it's straightforward enough to not confuse anyone so good on you! foxboy93 is right in most of his suggestions though as far as dealing with artifacts and enchantments as well as discard/draw fuel. Mindless Automaton in particular is an unbelievable card in my own Alesha, Who Smiles at Death deck, it does more work than almost any other card. Also, Magus of the Disk is a creature form of the disk that can be recurred with Alesha and is cheap money wise. But I don't see a whole lot of creature removal from your actual creatures, which is a huge opportunity with Alesha. I'd really recommend some cheap creatures like Bone Shredder or Ghitu Slinger, but also since you have more attacking synergy here, there are some cool force blocking cards that would definitely help you keep the board clear. Invasion Plans has almost no downside for an Agro deck like yours since you'll likely be tapped out anyway, and you can ram Tajic, Blade of the Legion into any difficult creatures. Brutal Hordechief does the same thing and drains your opponents when you attack, but you have to pay for the force block. Stern Constable will also help you discard important creatures and tap down blockers or annoying creatures, and at 1 mana, it's a game changing turn 1 play. If you'd like I'm updating my Alesha deck now if you wanna take a look at it, it's more controlling and "deathy" haha but your Agro is something I've considered making mine for a while now. Alesha's smiling ear to ear
2 months ago
I got an EDH deck I am working on also with Alesha but with a lower budget. Good stuff. Plus one from me. Also consider Bone Shredder and Mind Maggots as they synergize well with this deck. Glowrider and Vryn Wingmare can also complicate things for your opponents.
2 months ago
hmm I'm thinking of cutting out Phyrexian Reclamation, Bone Shredder, Spike Weaver or Spore Frog ((not sure if I need both)), and Jarad's Orders for mana dorks listed in the maybe pile, mana rocks such as Mana Crypt or a Sol Ring, or for Fierce Empath he has 8 targets as of now and a Necromancy.... cuts are tough at this point.
2 months ago
One of my favorite Commanders to use is Meren of Clan Nel Toth. Running lots of annoying ETB guys like Bone Shredder, Acidic Slime, and Reclamation Sage along with sac outlets (Altar of Dementia and Birthing Pod are bananas). Meren pulling things out of the grave to either the hand or the field is crazy value, and a few other reanimation cards help on the off chance she is stuck in the Command Zone. One interesting thing about her is that usually she ramps like nothing I have ever seen, using Sakura-Tribe Elder multiple times a game nets so many lands its not even funny. A friend of mine has hard cast her for 12 and still came back and creamed us.
This next example is gonna sound odd but hear me out. Sakashima the Impostor has always been interesting to me, can be any creature, is in your Command Zone, and can be bounced to the hand. With her, LOTS of clones come into play, so instead of stealing their stuff you copy their stuff (though being in blue you can also use Control Magic and company). And another fun thing about her is that because she keeps her name when cloning you can dodge the Legend rule.