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Creature — Zombie
Carrion Feeder can't block.
Sacrifice a creature: Put a +1/+1 counter on Carrion Feeder.
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Carrion Feeder Discussion
16 hours ago
One thing to consider is that tokens do not go to the graveyard, so creatures like Stitched Drake aren't doing too much for you here. You would have to exile something important, like a Lord, in order to get it onto the field and that won't do you any good.
If you're going to have something like Zombie Infestation, you're going to want to pair it with a spell like From Under the Floorboards so you get the most out of each card. Sure you can discard a Zombie and bring it back later, but that's a lot of effort and mana that you really can't afford as you're trying to get as many creatures on the board as quickly as possible.
I would drop Carrion Feeder. Sure you can sac Zombies to buff it but considering how many Lords you'll have the tokens will be more powerful than what Feeder would be. You're losing out by sacrificing the tokens. I would also drop Army of the Damned, at its CMC makes it difficult to cast and even then you'll have multiple means of generating Zombies. If you up your instant/sorcery total, something like Rise from the Tides is a better option.
Finally, I would drop Dark Ritual. Sure, you can use the mana to get a higher-CMC creature or spell out early, but that spot would be better suited toward something like Compelling Deterrence, which is incredibly good control and a perfect fit for a deck like this. You'll want early-game control, more than just Murder, to protect yourself for the first few turns until you can create a sufficient board presence.
Hope this helps!
2 weeks ago
Maybe consider Living Death if you end up in a scenario where you've run out of gas, or need another alternate way to potentially win.
Also surprised you dodged the Boonweaver combo!
In case you didn't know of it, it would go like this:
With a sac outlet like Carrion Feeder, etc:
Sac Boonweaver, Pattern triggers, searching for Karmic Guide which brings back Boonweaver and Pattern.
Sac the Hunter to bring Karmic back, along with Boonweaver and Pattern.
Sac Boonweaver to find Reveillark
Sac Karmic, then Reveillark to return Karmic Guide and Fiend Hunter
Use Karmic to return Boonweaver
Sac Boonweaver to get anything
Sac the Fiend to return Karmic, which returns Reveillark, rinse and repeat.
2 weeks ago
DragonHaiku Mortician Beetle is really cool. I like how MM17 reinvigorated the pauper decks, especially the BG sacrifice decks. BG Sacrifice (Aristocrats) could be built up as a low to the ground like I did with a only 1-2 CMC threats and answers or can be built to become mid range control variation. I personally prefer the quick beat down / combo and the potential to win as quickly as turn 3. I like the instagrow nature of the deck. 1 CMC 1/1 beats turn 2/2 beats. 2 CMC 1/1 beats turn into 3/3 beats and everything does a 1 for 1 for maximum edict protection.
I also love the synergy between 4 Unearth and the 2-for-1 creatures. The mana ramp creatures do their job, but are more a temporary mana bump to move the clock up. The deck if it never sees a Carrion Feeder can also play an aggro beat down against Mystical Teachings decks.
Tragic Slip is a mandatory 4 of and is basically a 1 CMC kill anything. It is the bees knees of removal when in the right shell.
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
Add-Shepherd of Rot
1 month ago
very great start. i would start by playing more tutors Dark Petition and Beseech the Queen are some good budget ones( Vampiric Tutor is ideal for life loss. graft is really powerful in this deck, so adding a couple of cards such as Novijen Sages and Vigean Graftmage ( also using Sidisi, Undead Vizer with graft or Unspeakable Symbol and marchesa lets you tutor every end step). i would also run 1-2 more sacrifice outlets like Bloodflow Connoisseur and Carrion Feeder to easily dodge removal (mostly exile effects) take out Grim Return and replace it with Victimize. Chromatic Lantern is very good in any deck and especially if you're running more then 2 colors. Vampiric Rites could be switched with Greed. cards like Phyrexian Arena and Phyrexian Reclamation are great for advantage and help trigger dethrone. Insurrection will most likely just win the game on the spot and stealing all your opponents creatures ( using dethrone, marchesa's ability and a sac outlet) Opal Palace lets marchesa enter with a +1/+1 counter. even cards as simple as Mulldrifter and Burnished Hart can easily pull you ahead in the game.http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/marchesa-the-black-death-2/ heres my deck list if you wanna check it out.
1 month ago
Cmasa435, I have Replaced Evolutionary Leap for Birthing Pod, Morbid Curiosity for Dictate of Erebos, and Sangromancer for Gray Merchant of Asphodel. As for the other cards you've suggested: I like Yahenni, Undying Partisan over Carrion Feeder, Sifter of Skulls is my Awakening Zone on legs, Spawnwrithe doesn't fit so well, & I like Puppeteer Clique & Hope of Ghirapur, but have no clue what I'd take out for those.
1 month ago
ahhhh, gotta love typos. The deck looks great, might I suggest Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Hope of Ghirapur, Puppeteer Clique, Awakening Zone, Dictate of Erebos, Birthing Pod, Grisly Salvage, Carrion Feeder, and Spawnwrithe. Merchant gets nuts fast drain and gain all day, Hope is a early sac that drips value, Clique takes your opponents dead stuff and makes it yours, Zone give you little mana guys and sacs, Dictate is more death, Pod is just insane sacs and searches, Salvage adds something to hand and fills the grave, Feeder is a sac outlet that can get huge, and Spawnwrithe goes insane if it hits a player.