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Creature — Eldrazi Drone
Devoid (This card has no color.)
When Brood Monitor enters the battlefield, put three 1/1 colorless Eldrazi Scion creature tokens onto the battlefield. They have "Sacrifice this creature: Add to your mana pool."
Brood Monitor Discussion
1 month ago
Dear people from Tapped Out,
I have been very excited about constructing an Eldrazi Tribal deck. This will be my second deck, I will take a considerate amount of time to carefully construct this investment.
I have come as far to construct a reasonable mana base (still up for change if needed) and a few cards to help me through early game. I still want to include cards like Explosive Vegetation and Descendants' Path .
I have defined a strategy:
- Early game: ramp mana, cast Animar, Soul of Elements
- Mid game: protect Animar, cast small creatures and tutor big ones or fix card advantage
- End game: cast the big creatures, end it.
My question arose when I was evaluating cards like: Drowner of Hope , Rapacious One and Brood Monitor , which create manatokens. These are all cards with CMC ≥5. Thus I consider these cards castable mid-game. According to my strategy I want to create manaramp (e.g. manatokens) earlygame, not midgame
This conflict made me think to myself: How valuable is creating tokens? What is your guys' opinions, are these tokencreators worth keeping in my deck and should I change strategy or do I just toss em out?
All feedback is welcome! I'd love to hear your opinion.
Commander / EDH*
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2 months ago
6 months ago
What Pikobyte said. But for specific suggestions, I'll list them below.
9 months ago
I would put in Mana Echoes . It will make a ton of mana with the token producers. Also, I would put in Eldrazi Displacer. You can combo off by blinking Brood Monitor or Emrakul's Hatcher with a Blood Artist or Zulaport Cutthroat .
9 months ago
Some suggested cards by looking at your build:
Reclamation Sage - removal that you can recur.
Acidic Slime - ditto.
Ashnod's Altar - free sac outlet, ramp.
Beast Within - one of best removal spells in green.
Basilisk Collar - gains life, keeps opponents from attacking (death touch makes people weary of losing best attackee, and it becomes a board wipe with sharpshooter or thoctar - death touch, kill a creature repeat.
Below is a list of your non land cards and the role I see them in. I linked the cards that don't serve the end goal of going wide or comboing. I also high lighted cards that are either cost ineffective, or I found lack luster in my builds. Not recommending you cut them, just so you can look at them from another perspective. There are others that would be cut if needed to be more competitive and had the replacements.
1 drop (8).
1x Birds of Paradise - ramp/fix.
1x Elvish Mystic - ramp.
1x Llanowar Elves - ramp
1x Mortician Beetle - ??
1x Skullclamp - card draw.
1x Sol Ring - ramp.
1x Sudden Demise - ?
1x Tempt with Vengeance - ?
2 drop (10).
1x Blood Artist - combo piece.
1x farseek - ramp/mana fix.
1x Goblin Bombardment sac outlet/ combo piece.
1x Impact Tremors - combo piece
1x Rampant Growth - ramp/mana fix
1x Sakura-Tribe Elder - ramp/mana fix
1x Swiftfoot Boots - protection
1x Thought Vessel - ramp/unlimited hand
1x Wight of Precinct Six - ?
1x Zulaport Cutthroat - sac outlet 3 drop (17).
1x Awakening Zone - token producer.
1x Beastmaster Ascension - win con
1x Burnished Hart - ramp/mana fix
1x Catacomb Sifter - token producer/ scry
1x Champion of Lamb Holt - win con.
1x Commander's Sphere ramp/fix.
1x Cultivate - ramp/fix.
1x Eternal Witness - recursion
1x Fecundity - card draw.
1x Food Chain - combo engine.
1x Goblin Sharpshooter - win con
1x Growing Rites of Itlimoc - ramp.
1x Kodama's Reach - ramp/fix
1x Ophiomancer - token producer
1x Quagmire Druid - enchantment removal
1x Reincarnation - recursion
1x Stronghold Assassin - creature removal
4 drop (12).
1x Beast Whisperer - card draw
1x Brawn - give trample.
1x Grave Pact - stax piece.
1x Meren of Clan Nel Toth - recursion.
1x Ogre Battledriver - haste.
1x Parallel Lives - combo piece.
1x Pitiless Plunderer - combo piece.
1x Poison-Tip Archer - combo piece.
1x Purphoros, God of the Forge - combo piece.
1x Shattergang Brothers - stax?
1x Smothering Abomination - draw.
1x Xenagos, the Reveler - ramp/token producer
5 drop (6).
1x Doubling Season - combo piece.
1x Emrakul's Hatcher - token producer.
1x Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder - token producer
1x Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest - can make creatures real big.
1x Mycoloth - token producer
1x Xenagos, God of Revels - haste enabler for prossh.
6 drop (4).
1x Brood Monitor - token producer
1x Deathbringer Thoctar - combo piece
1x Dragonlair Spider - token producer.
1x Inferno Titan ??
7 drop (5).
1x Avenger of Zendikar - token producer.
1x Butcher of Malakir - stax.
1x Hornet Queen - token producer.
1x Sheoldred, Whispering One - recursion.
1x Stalking Vengeance - combo piece?
8 drop (1).
1x Woodfall Primus - removal. 9 drop (1).
1x In Garruk's Wake - removal.
12 drop (1).
1x It That Betrays - ??.
Let me know how this plays for you.
9 months ago
All solid choices, Thank you for your help it is greatly appreciated.
Some of the cards that are currently on the chopping block for me:
- Scute Mob Not quite fitting into what I am going for here.
- Wight of Precinct Six Could be very powerful but has never really done any work for me.
- Wild Pair I feel like I should just build a deck around this type of thing. Maybe Yisan? Always wanted a Mono green
- Domri Rade Meh.
- Sudden Demise very situational
- Brood Monitor Worse hatcher
- Brood Butcher Only 4/4 in stats and there are better sac effects
- Rot Shambler same as wight
11 months ago
Since you’ve listed plenty of cards that require a third card to go off, wether it’s a sac outlet or a Time Warp, I figured Umbral Mantle was worth mentioning for all the three card combos it can add to the list. This includes cards like Elvish Aberration, Emrakul's Hatcher, and Brood Monitor. If it doesn’t make it onto the list, that’s fine, though at least it can remain here in the comments in case someone is already running Umbral Mantle in their combo deck (since it allows for infinite mana with anything that can tap for more than three mana).
1 year ago
Boza, You're completely right. The more I look for actual demon cards for this build, the more i'm realizing there aren't any. I suppose I was imagining the "feel"/play style of a demon deck without thinking about the specifics and logistical issues. That being said, any thoughts on the previously mentioned combo, but focusing on eldrazi like Abundant Maw, Distended Mindbender, It of the Horrid Swarm, Mockery of Nature, and Decimator of the Provinces? If you Emerged using something like Brood Monitor then sac'ing its 3 scions for extra mana while grave pact is out, you could potentially drop one those eldrazi for "free", kill 3 creatures on entry, plus get their enter the battlefield effect. Decimator of the Provinces could also turn the otherwise "meh" scion producers and even scions into a solid push.
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