Catacomb Sifter

Catacomb Sifter

Creature — Eldrazi Drone

Devoid (This card has no color.)

When Catacomb Sifter enters the battlefield, put a 1/1 colorless Eldrazi Scion creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add to your mana pool."

Whenever another creature you control dies, scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Catacomb Sifter occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Golgari: 0.12%

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Catacomb Sifter Discussion

elkym on Deceiver of Form Combo

6 days ago

Last thought-- I hadn't realized how effective the Conduit of Ruin was for getting Pathrazer.

A splash of Black might make you a lot more flexible-- Catacomb Sifter has a lot of value for you.

Azeworai on The Warriors Follow

1 week ago

Rankle, Master of Pranks tends to be one of the better engines in the deck, allowing for sacrifice, eating at each players' hand, and drawing cards in a pinch. Winding Way is one of the cards that permits the deck to run so few lands (only 31), so I am not too comfortable cutting it.

Woodland Bellower can only find green creatures, which is only a secondary colour of the deck. It can notably find Eternal Witness and Reclamation Sage, but not much else.

Catacomb Sifter is an interesting one. I often find it gets me quite a bit of value, but I could see cutting it pretty easily. Falkenrath Noble can also be lacking, but effects that gain life every time something dies tend to be sought out in-game.

For fodder, I want to primarily have a low curve early game, being turns one through three, then play a sacrifice outlet and draw engine turns three and four. What you suggest is a little too expensive for what this deck currently does.

Pitiless Plunderer is fine, but a 1/4 for four is not appealing, especially in a deck that is not very mana-hungry.

Korvold, Fae-Cursed King is going in here over Smothering Abomination, but I simply do not have one yet.

deathchobo on The Warriors Follow

1 week ago

probly cut Rankle, Master of Pranks for Phyrexian Altar and cut Winding Way for Pitiless Plunderer, i would cut Catacomb Sifter for Korvold, Fae-Cursed King mithg cut Falkenrath Noble for a Woodland Bellower as some great target like Grim Haruspex Imperial Recruiter Blood Artist and the like . ON a diferent note i would personaly( it is just my opignion feel free to disagree) change the foder part to make it creature with biger upside like Prossh, Skyraider of Kher Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder Nesting Dragon Spontaneous Generation but then if you go with these change you would have too boost the ramp since they have a higher mana cost then what you are runing

LordBlackblade on [Help wanted] - Meren of ...

2 months ago

Well, here's my deck for reference: Going Down to Value Town.

Looking at your list, I would probably cut either Viridian Emissary or Catacomb Sifter . I tried both of these cards at one point, and they just don't quite get there if you know what I mean.

stwnrpwnr on Korvold, the hangry kang

3 months ago

Thank you. I have Grumgully, the Generous and Catacomb Sifter in a binder. Definitely putting those in. I'm going to go pick up Nim Deathmantle and Murderous Redcap tonight. I'm also thinking about Furnace Celebration , maybe Triskelion .

Panas on Korvold, the hangry kang

3 months ago

Hey there,

Going infinite in Jund is easy and fun. Any of the persist creatures (e.g. Murderous Redcap ) go infinite with Bad Mike or Grumgully, the Generous . All you need is a free sac outlet like Ashnod's Altar .

The altar creates an infinite loop with Nim Deathmantle and any creature card that brings two bodies to the field like the aforementioned persist dudes or others like Catacomb Sifter .

You can take a look at my Sek'kuar deck here for some inspiration.

yomagest on Vampires and Eldrazi

3 months ago

Really like the synergy between Eldrazi Displacer and Brood Monitor , Catacomb Sifter ,

but i'm not sure if Pack Rat really pays off, you already have to pay 5 Mana and sicard a card just to get that card and another Rat token.

Brood Monitor gives you 1 Creature and 3 eldrazi tokens for 6 Mana, in addition its synergy with Eldrazi Displacer is simply insane.

I don't know if there's an green or black alternative to Eldrazi Displacer , i guess not, but its 1 white mana cost is indeed annoying.

Maybe theres a white alternative to Pack Rat .

Also depending on your playstyle Hornet Queen could be an alternative to Brood Monitor , depending on how often you want to use the mana gain of the eldrazi tokens. Also the active effect of Eldrazi Displacer gets more efficient with an increasing mana cost of the exiled target creature.

Good luck with your deck! Looks really fun to me :)

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