Bridge from Below

Bridge from Below


Whenever a nontoken creature is put into your graveyard from the battlefield, if Bridge from Below is in your graveyard, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.

When a creature is put into an opponent's graveyard from the battlefield, if Bridge from Below is in your graveyard, exile Bridge from Below.

Bridge from Below Discussion

Daedalus19876 on And I Jund can’t seem to get enough of you!

2 weeks ago

Have you considered Bloodsoaked Champion as another option for infinite combo lines? I'd also highly recommend Yawgmoth, Thran Physician as a sac outlet, he's absolutely amazing card draw and removal.

Beyond that, I'm not convinced by Bridge from Below here. I know why it gives you amazing value, but I find it's too easy for an opponent to sacrifice something and automatically turn it off at the worst possible time. Have you tried Smothering Abomination as a great source of card draw here?

Abraxas3719 on Sharuum the Dredgemon

1 month ago

First let me say I love the idea behind this deck. I love infinite combos, I run an infinite mill in my modern list.

Second, I personally cant see thos as an FNM just due to its price, but I also am a budget leaning player so please dont take offense.

And Third, since Bridge from Below is banned in modern I would suggest swapping your black for green and running Midnight Guard + Presence of Gond you can then add something like Altar of the Brood or Blasting Station + Ornithopter with an Enduring Renewal

Like I said though I love the idea and inspiration

Strangelove on Hogaak: My Favorite (Infinite) Combo Deck

3 months ago

@SueMe Your reasoning is solid, thank you! It helps the theory-crafting a lot!

Rn I'm looking at all the possible ways to play Hogaak on turn 1... but it's looking like the only way through the mana-gate to play two creatures for a turn 1 Hogaak is with Lotus Petal / Dark Ritual / Chrome Mox / Mox Diamond ...or discarding Bridge from Below and playing a Phyrexian Marauder / Stonecoil Serpent / (etc) for 0. The Bridge combo seems pretty niche, but I'll definitely run Ritual (and Moxs when I'm rich).

If you need another discard outlet, there's Oona's Prowler ... if letting everyone discard isn't too much of a drawback.

Corpse Dance ... do you mean just so you can rearrange your graveyard aesthetically? (note 404.2: that is illegal xD). Delve is one of the few mechanics that actually enables Dance and lets you manipulate the top creature to resurrect whichever you like. Goes infinite with Phyrexian Altar + Symbiotic Wurm .

SueMe on Hogaak: My Favorite (Infinite) Combo Deck

3 months ago

Thanks for the upvote and the suggestions!

Yeah Zombie Infestation is definitely one of my favorites.

At first, I was skeptical about the Syr Konrad, the Grim idea, because it seemed to be doing exactly what our combo was doing, and I didn't want to use up another card slot for another Altar of Dementia , but after some thought, I'm starting to reconsider. Maybe Konrad doesn't need a combo to be deadly. I'm picturing a scenario with Konrad on the battlefield, and then resolving a Living Death . Or even just drawing a whole bunch of cards, then discarding a whole bunch of creatures. It'll be something interesting to try out.

I put Desecrated Tomb into my Marchesa, the Black Rose deck, and it did really well, but I don't think it'll do too well in Hogaak's case. In general, I try to stray away from exiling creatures from my graveyard, but even if I did start exiling them, I don't picture myself getting that many bats....

I've never been too much into the token build. I usually don't need a whole bunch of tokens to replay Hogaak, though there are a couple times when I'm short on creatures. I don't think I'll need the Plague of Vermin or the Spontaneous Generation if I'm being honest.

You're right, there's little reason not to include Deathrite Shaman . Maybe I'll take out a Wood Elves for it.

I feel like for each person who makes this deck, they have to make the decision between Hermit Druid and Traverse the Outlands . I personally think I'm fine without the Hermit, so that's why I don't include it and have the Traverse instead.

Now Cadaverous Bloom .... Wow. Just wow. I think this card is busted, and I'm surprised that this is the first time I've ever heard of it. I know it exiles, but that's a small enough price to pay when you're drawing 8 cards a turn. A definite include.

I think I've put in and taken out Skirge Familiar twice now. It's good, but sometimes I need to replace it with some better stuff. For example, that Cadaverous Bloom you just mentioned! If I have the space, I'll add it in.

Hmm. My second Corpse Dance suggestion. I'll give it some thought, but as I said earlier, it hampers my ability to keep my Bridge from Below s on the top of my graveyard.

I think Living Death is enough. I don't particularly need a whole bunch of mass recursion.

Again, thanks for the suggestions! I know I'm rejecting a whole lot of them, but I'd rather stay honest, than give people my false opinions. But that doesn't mean people shouldn't give me a whole bunch of suggestions; the more the merrier!

gingerthewritingdog on Manaless Dredge

3 months ago

After playing this deck for quite a bit I have found that one of the most effective gameplans is to fill up your graveyard with creatures that you can get onto the battlefield for free, then sack them to Dread Return a Balustrade Spy , which mills your entire deck. Next, use the other Dread Return s and some more expendable creatures to get back Flayer of the Hatebound as well as Flame-Kin Zealot to buff the army of zombies you made from your Bridge from Below s and swing for game. If that attack doesn't instantly win you the game, all of the creatures returning from your graveyard on your upkeep, which trigger flayer, should do the trick.

Flooremoji on Upcoming B&R Announcement

5 months ago

Neoform, if you can count that, building SnowShift.

I would love to see Hogaak banned, and I don't think even if he is selling packs that having such a broken deck in modern is making WoTC money, especially because some people are temporarily quitting because of him. I hate the static ability PWKRs, they are so staxy, and I wouldn't mind if they went, but I doubt it will happen. (Karn and Teferi mostly, I like Narset better for some reason.) If Faithless went, I wouldn't be sad, but I think Stirrings is the only reason so many decks are viable. I'm also wary of SFM, mostly because its good enough for Legacy, which has many more broken things you can do. I also think that jund is in a good place right now, and that I wouldn't risk that.

I would very much like to see Bridge from Below unbanned, because there is no need to kill the deck, just return it to a state where it is slightly better then it was, because of the other MH1 cards that were included. I also would like to see what Artifact lands and Hypergenesis would do to the format, as a test.

I believe Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis will be banned, with one other change to the format.

heckproof on Upcoming B&R Announcement

5 months ago

Hey all,

If you haven’t noticed, Modern kinda blows chunks to play right now because of Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis . Last B&R announcement, most everyone missed the fact that the big Ho was actually a problem card even without Bridge from Below , myself included.

The next B&R update is Monday the 26th (if I’m remembering correctly). I’m wondering what everyone’s view is on said announcement, so if it’s not too much trouble, I’d like everyone to respond with 4 things:

  1. What deck you mainly play in Modern

  2. What cards would you like to see banned (if any)

  3. What cards would you like to see unbanned (if any)

  4. What your prediction is for the actual announcement.

Or don’t, and feel free to respond however you like.

I’ll give my thoughts:

  1. I play mainly Skred Red and Mono-Green Stompy (in paper). I’m currently building Jeskai Draw-Go.

  2. I’d love to see a couple cards go. Mainly, I’d like to see Teferi, Time Raveler go. This ban will never happen in real life, but I wish it would simply for quality-of-life. T3f3ri leads to really unfun game states because he locks out interaction. I also feel like both Ancient Stirrings and Faithless Looting are problematical because they are absurd enablers. I don’t think they will be banned, but I feel they ought to be unless an unban occurs (I’ll talk about that in a minute). Finally, I’d like to see Hogaak go. I think I’ll get my wish; if not, I might be done with Modern for a while.

  3. Wizards has indicated that they don’t want to ban enablers like looting. I can understand that. That said, I believe Preordain needs an unban. The fact that Blue doesn’t have the best card selection spell in Modern baffles me. Which deck unfairly benefits from Preordain? U/R Storm is far from tier, and blue-based control often needs to hold up interaction turn one, making Opt a reasonable contender. In any case, it wouldn’t be broken. The glaringly obvious unban, however, is Stoneforge Mystic . Modern is a brutally fast format with either blazingly quick kills or crushing levels of interaction. A squire that maybe gets you a Batterskull or Sword of Light and Shadow on T3 doesn’t seem great to me, even in a grindy matchup. The only reason SFM is still banned is that it’s too expensive to let loose into Modern. If anyone sees a reprint set with SFM in it, expect to see an immediate unban.

  4. Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis will be banned. No other changes.

Oh, and one last thing, too: please, please be civil in this forum. The last time I asked about a B&R announcement, at least two guys devolved a conversation about Ancient Stirrings being okay for the format into a verbal slugfest. None of that, please. It’s tiresome and obnoxious; plus, you just come off like an incredible heel.

With all that aside, I’d love to hear from y’all!

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