Caustic Caterpillar

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic Origins (ORI) Common

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Caustic Caterpillar

Creature — Insect

, Sacrifice Caustic Caterpillar: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

Caustic Caterpillar Discussion

multimedia on Help with Meren plz

6 days ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. enigmadox gave you great advice; I'll expand on it some.

Include budget creatures who can sac themselves because these creatures can give you experience counters without needing a sac outlet which is another card. Needing both a creature and a sac outlet to sac that creature is more difficult to get then just needing a creature. Sac outlets are also good and you should include them, but they're not as important in my opinion as creatures who can sac themselves.

Four drop Meren can benefit from early game ramp to be able to possibly play her turn three. Budget mana dorks can be ramp in the early game or sac fodder in the mid/later game to get experience counters.

Budget lands to consider adding:

Other budget cards to consider adding:

If you like some of these suggestions I offer advice on cuts to make. Good luck with your deck.

dingusdingo on Reki, Kamigawa doing its best

2 weeks ago

Alrighty roo, let's spend 10 minutes fixing your deck

Thoughts

Aluren + Cloudstone Curio + any 2 legends 3 CMC or below = draw your deck.

Don't run Reap . It depends on opponents board state to function, meaning it is unreliable.

You are running Snow-Covered Forest but don't have Mouth of Ronom slotted. Low opportunity cost land that allows mono G to have a targeted creature nuke.

Add Prismatic Vista for increased deckthinning.

There are a whole host of other legendary cards you can be running that are 3 CMC or less. Replace any combat oriented or random buff artifacts/creature (most of the 2/3/4 CMC legendary artifacts, and also Skyship Weatherlight) with some of the following

Voltaic Key works with Paradox Engine and Sensei's Divining Top to draw deck. You already slot the other two. Key also lets you ramp or get value from other artifacts.

Inventors' Fair opens many winning lines from many board states, usually by fetching Paradox. Expedition Map lets you get to Inventors' Fair more often.

You should really up creature tutor density, and add some value targets. Eldritch Evolution Chord of Calling Finale of Devastation Natural Order Time of Need Woodland Bellower Summoner's Pact Uncage the Menagerie Weird Harvest

Adding in value creatures that can be grabbed from tutors gives you a far greater chance to escape from nasty artifacts/enchantments Caustic Caterpillar Reclamation Sage Manglehorn

Burgeoning Mirri's Guile Earthcraft and Oath of Nissa have far less value here than you think. I would cut them all, except possibly Earthcraft due to how well it works with Paradox engine. You should add Squirrel Nest as an alternate wincon if you keep it.

Why are you running Strip Mine ? You run no other stax pieces and no land recursion.

zentahryn on Muldrotha, the Stax Queen

1 month ago

Hi schnernv, sorry for the delay.

I really like this deck.

Winter Orb and some artifact destruction ( Seal of Primordium or Caustic Caterpillar ) work wonders!

Smokestack usually go to 4 counters, cheap permanents are great.

My favorite play is Contamination , locks most of the people out of the game.

Now I need some efficient way to deal with planeswalkers, Pithing Needle is not enough... Thinking about The Immortal Sun or going big with Karn, the Great Creator plus Mycosynth Lattice .

I'm testing some improvements:

Karn, the Great Creator replacing Null Rod .

Rhystic Study replacing Mystic Remora , based on my local meta.

Bloodchief Ascension replacing Magus of the Abyss , Magus never help to much, interaction between Zur's Weirding and Ascension are much better.

Narset, Parter of Veils replacing Chains of Mephistopheles , instant and sorcery spells are too valuable to just throw them in to the grave.

Ashiok, Dream Render replacing Nihil Spellbomb , two for one here.

Tanhathan on Muldrotha, Digging my own Grave

1 month ago

Hey! Thanks for the sugestions.

First, I realize that I'm a dumbass: I balanced the cards type so I would have more opportunities to recure...BUT! I hadn't fully read Muldrotha's ability: I can only play permanents from the graveyard. So I'm thinking about completly going overboard with permanants and keep only a few instants or sorceries (at the risk of not interacting much with what's being cast at instant speed).

Seeing how my mana curve is distributed, I'm not sure I need the Temple of the False God , so I migh go back to 36 lands.

Lazav is indeed a great way to keep yourself afloat if Muldrotha is undisposed. Great idee, thanks. Acidic Slime has a great ETB effect but I'll rather use something like Caustic Caterpillar if I can get one since it can sacrefice itself.

Also, you are very right about the lack of wraths. I intend to add a few recuring permanent that can wrath. I'm thinking Nevinyrral's Disk and Phyrexian Scriptures .

Also yes, Grave titan is awesome. But it's a bit expensive, I'll see if I'll add it directly or later if I want to pump up the dec.

Thanks for everything.

Natalbee on

2 months ago

Thanks for the help, GhostChieftain!

Dance of the Dead is on the "pricier" side, but you're right - a 2 mana enchantment that reanimates is too good to pass up, especially in this deck. I'll try and work it into the cost.

I've never played with sac outlets like Viscera Seer and Carrion Feeder ... do you think they're vital to a deck like this? What is their primary use case?

I'll look into adding some land auras. Do you think I should run those over cards like Rampant Growth and Cultivate ? And after looking at your list I'm considering these cards (around $1):

Greater Good (ok, it's more than $1 but it's too good)
Vryn Wingmare
Razaketh, the Foulblooded (I have an extra copy)
Qasali Pridemage
Phyrexian Revoker
Phyrexian Delver
Lotleth Troll
Caustic Caterpillar
Aven Mindcensor

Again, I appreciate the help!

Solarfall13 on Gitrog Dredge Combo [Primer]

2 months ago

Is there a reason Caustic Caterpillar is used over Krosan Grip ? Seems like Cursed Totem is more likely to hose us with the former and the latter is basically impossible to interact with.

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Caustic Caterpillar occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Green: 0.16%

Golgari: 0.52%

BUG (Sultai): 0.76%