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, Sacrifice Caustic Caterpillar: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
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Caustic Caterpillar Discussion
1 week ago
3 weeks ago
Caustic Caterpillar should be a sideboard cards and still is expensive removal, same goes for Reclamation Sage it should only be taken if you're playing Elf Tribal. Cryptolith Rite does little of you're mono colored. Verdant Rebirth seems out of place. Pulse of Murasa and Ghoultree are bad cards if you don't have a way to mill yourself.
You'll ramp faster if you board these in instead,
4 weeks ago
1 month ago
Hey there. Your deck looks interesting. I played a Meren deck myself for a very long time. I have some questions and general suggestions based on my experiencie playing in my local EDH league, which is quite competitive. Hope they help :) :
-If you intend to make this deck more competitive and consistent, I'd highly recommend cutting cards that don't impact the board the turn they come in. I'm thinking Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos. Smokestack can be too slow as well. In my experiencie these cards can be somewhat winmore; you already have lots of removal so most of the time you don't really need to add more sacrifice effects. Speaking of removal, you have to add Shriekmaw and Ravenous Chupacabra, they are bombs in a Meren deck.
-I'd cut back on the amount of highly costed bombs (5 or more CMC), and focus more on efficient creatures with enter the battlefield or sac effects that you can abuse. Reclamation Sage, Manglehorn, Skinrender come to mind. Also, Caustic Caterpillar.
-Add some more card draw/card advantage if possible. Meren can be really strong but is easily disrupted; you need more engine cards to keep the deck going if Meren is killed too many times. They are expensive, but if possible try and add Sylvan Library, Survival of the Fittest and Oracle of Mul Daya. Tireless Tracker, Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip, Courser of Kruphix and Smuggler's Copter are other really powerful and cheap cards that generate lots of advantage.
-Other useful tutors to consider, and which help increase the deck's consistency are Diabolic Intent and Eldritch Evolution, which synergize with your game plan. They can help you find the right card for each situation.
-Mindslicer can win you the game all on it's own.
-Finally, Sadistic Hypnotist is awesome.
Meren is great (she was my first commander and really got me hooked with the format), so I wish you have great success with her!
1 month ago
I like your creature list a lot!
Cards like Craterhoof Behemoth, Overrun and Triumph of the Hordes can help you close games more quickly. You also have access to a lot of wipes including Day of Judgment and Wrath of God (and several more in W). It would be a fine strategy to use something like Worldly Tutor to grab Avacyn, Angel of Hope and the board wipe a ton.
1 month ago
I like the synergies here! I am working on a similar list at Mazirek Counters.
There are some smaller value creatures that fit your sac theme, as well, that might be helpful, including Caustic Caterpillar, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, and Viscera Seer. Mycoloth is great for producing tokens for sac effects. There are lots of things to do with tokens in a sac deck :)
Finally, Cauldron of Souls can help you get 2-sacs-for-1.
Have fun playing!
1 month ago
- As it has been OFFICIALLY spoiled, we can talk about it. I like that it costs one mana to sac and has a good body, but I can't help but compare it to Rec Sage and Caustic Caterpillar. It's basically a cross between them. More testing needed, but I do not believe this will be a staple, just an option.
1 month ago
Thank you for your input pjeseb
Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip seems to fit pretty well with what the deck does but I don't really understand what Vraska the Unseen and Vraska, Relic Seeker have to offer in comparison to the threat the pose on the table.
The reason there are so many mana dorks is beacuse I've noticed that is Meren of Clan Nel Toth doesn't hit the table on turn three, she will not affect the game in a meaningful way. The rest, as you assesed, are more for combo pieces.
Mindslicer is really good, but it doesn't really hurt Daretti, Scrap Savant, Arcum Dagsson, Muzzio, Visionary Architect, or Zur the Enchanter. I feel like I would eliminating chances at table politics more than helping my own position.