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, Sacrifice Caustic Caterpillar: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
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Caustic Caterpillar Discussion
1 day ago
Honestly this deck seems way too slow...and it doesn't seem like you will ever get the mana to cast cards above 4 CMC until like turn 6 or 7...one of the ways to get past this is to have derevi/other creatures hit other people but none of these creatures are really meant to do that...the ones you have are meant to control the board (good choices on some of them). This deck honestly feels like a bunch of silver bullets against the decks you play against...and at least from my experiences these cards need to be on the battlefield like t3 at latest...You seem to be playing derevi staxs but a really slow version.
Like you have the stax down but i don't see how you expect to win...if it is with those big CMC creatures then you need a way to get that much mana...namely you have little to no mana ramp my suggestion would be to put in every single 1 cmc mana dork...like Llanowar Elves these will also help you use derevi's ability. And cards like Edric, Spymaster of Trest are natural includes in a derevi deck, because derevi is meant to swing at people and you might as well draw when you do it.
add: Stasis if you are going stax might as well put this in Tocatli Honor Guard 1 CMC blue cantrips...most of them if you can... Reclamation Sage and Caustic Caterpillar a good way to finish out the game...honestly just put in an infinite combo can't see anyone having a problem with it considering the rest of your deck.
Sigarda's Aid not enough use out of it...like 6 cards total will benefit
Heidar, Rimewind Master where are your snow permanents? are they the lands?
Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith too much CMC for your deck doesn't really do that much
Avacyn, Angel of Hope Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite Iona, Shield of Emeria Sigarda, Host of Herons Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger Argentum Armor Boundless Realms i'm sure these do a lot exspecially Elesh Norn but how do you expect to cast the cards...you are playing stax and while derevi can bypast most of this it will still effect you.
4 days ago
I would cut: Caustic Caterpillar, Dawntreader Elk, Deathbringer Regent, Deathcap Cultivator, Decimator of the Provinces, Diligent Farmhand, Farhaven Elf, Golgari Raiders, Lotleth Giant, Mulldrifter,Satyr Wayfinder, Stinkweed Imp,Wood Elves, Deep Analysis, Spider Spawning, Worm Harvest, Chemister's Insight, Molderhulk, Shriekmaw, Shadowborn Demon, Night Incarnate, Deathbringer Regent
TL;DR Too much ramp, some non-synergistic cards, board wipes shouldn't be necessary if you are playing aristocrats. Some of the cards depend on casting from your hand rather than ETB. These are just my suggestions feel free to adjust as you see fit.
If I am missing something about these cards let me know. Also, you can look at my decklist if you want to here: Sidisi, Self-Mill, Surveil and Explore I just got the Golgari Guild kit so my Sidisi deck is different now.
6 days ago
Ramp is super important in EDH, but Muldrotha opens up less traditional options that end out being far superior when Muldrotha is in play. Cards like Font of Fertility and Wayfarer's Bauble may be sub-optimal in most decks, but in Muldrotha decks their value increases ten fold. You can use them in the early game for ramp, then use them over and over in the late game for ramp, as they are permanent cards that Muldrotha can cast from your graveyard. Here's a few more that I use in my budget Muldrotha deck: I already mentioned Font of Fertility and Wayfarer's Bauble; Coiling Oracle, Dawntreader Elk, Diligent Farmhand, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Silverglade Pathfinder (most discarded cards can be played from the yard with Muldrotha), and most importantly Hermit Druid and Song of Freyalise. Let me explain why those are the two most important pieces of ramp for Muldrotha. Hermit Druid doesn't ramp per-say, as the basic land only goes to your hand. What it does do for you though is mill the hell out of your library if you keep your basic land count down. This means that when Muldrotha hits the battlefield, you'll essentially have a 20+ card "hand" in your graveyard. Song of Freyalise turns all your little x/1 dudes into mana rampers for two turns, then allows you to attack all out. This means every third turn all your creatures are Indestructable, Vigilance, and Trample; letting you plan around it for some crazy turns.
The same thing can be said for most aspects of the deck. Here are some great removal pieces tied to either creatures, artifacts, or enchantments: Seal of Doom, Seal of Removal, Executioner's Capsule, Bone Shredder, Merciless Executioner, Fleshbag Marauder, and sort of Baleful Strix (it has deathtouch). Here's some good artifact and enchantment removal: Seal of Primordium, Acidic Slime, Caustic Caterpillar. Here's other various good things that are re-usable from your graveyard: Diplomatic Immunity for keeping your commander safe, Swiftfoot Boots for the same reason. Elephant Grass means you can pay 1 mana per turn to have this effect in play by sac'ing it and playing it again, rather than the escalating cumulative upkeep, Mystic Remora is also great for the same reason. Lotus Petal provides re-usable free ramp. Dawnstrider gives you repeatable fogs. Siren Stormtamer is a repeatable counter to keep your team safe. Spore Frog is one of the core pieces of the deck, letting you fog every turn for 1 mana.
One thing you'll want to do with Muldrotha is make sure your creatures, artifacts, enchantments have somewhat even distribution, so you can play many cards from your graveyard per turn. A lot of these effects are tied to creatures though, so in my Muldrotha deck I like to gain additional benefit from sacrificing these creatures or permanents. Cards like Dictate of Erebos/Butcher of Malakir force all your opponents to sac a creature whenever you lose one. Since you're sac'ing for the creatures effect anyways, you get to double dip a bit. Other cards that help here are: Catacomb Sifter for scrying, Grim Haruspex for draw, It That Betrays for some fun shenanigans, Sifter of Skulls for ramp + more things to sac, Smothering Abomination for more draw and a sac outlet.
If the sacrifice route tickles your fancy, then you probably want to run some sacrifice engines. Here's some good ones for Muldrotha: Altar of Dementia is a free sac engine that fills your yard, perfect here. Skullclamp is both a sacrifice and a draw engine. Lots of creatures that are good with Muldrotha are x/1, so Skullclamp becomes crazy efficient, especially since you can replay the lost creature.Grimgrin, Corpse-Born is another free sac engine that powers himself up and lets you use his removal ability. Hell's Caretaker can sac a tiny creature to return something awesome from your yard when the commander isn't around, or if you dont have the mana to play it from the yard. Izoni, Thousand-Eyed comes into play with lots of sacrifice fodder, and for [b][g] you can sac a creature and draw a card. Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord can use his ability as a win-con, especially when paired with Grimgrin, Corpse-Born.
My absolute favorite card with sacrifice focused Muldrotha decks hands down is Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest. All your x/1 sacrifice fodder turns into a terrifying army with this guy. The best thing about him, is his ability triggers whenever you sacrifice a perminant. That means things like Executioner's Capsule and Seal of Primordium will trigger his ability, and more importantly cards like Terramorphic Expanse, Evolving Wilds, Blighted Woodland and Myriad Landscape. Everything you sac increases the power of your army, and every time you sac something you're getting a ton of value. The Gitrog Monster pairs really well with Mazirek. Sac a land every turn, draw more cards, play more lands, trigger the +1/+1 counters on all your creatures every turn. Tons of synergy.
Anyways, sorry for the wall of text. I just finished doing a ton of research for my Muldrotha deck to make it as good as I could for around $100. Hopefully some of my research will help you in your efforts :)
1 week ago
Wall of text Imminent,
Hello, I've been playing cEDH for a while now as i Don' have a karador deck have planned on making one but know metas pretty well. Now I will be generalizing Metas I see and know from experience playing against various types of cEDh decks. First on your lands I think 38 is a few too many i play The Gitrog Monster with 33-36 lands (depending on the cuts i Make). The extra mana producing lands like Ancient Tomb are good generally so those are fine to keep in. However buddy lands like Woodland Cemetery can end up holding you back from an explosive first turn. Finally the Last land is Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth This will help storm decks that require specific colors to be tapped otherwise they will peter out due to not being able to cast the right spells they may draw into but that will allow them to use any mana they want for black. Your creature base is good and you have the boonweaver combo naturally but you are missing creature ramp besides the Birds of Paradise and Elves of Deep Shadow you are already using, such as Avacyn's Pilgrim Llanowar Elves Fyndhorn Elves and Elvish Mystic. They give 1 mana for 1 mana even though they dont have instant gratification due to summoning sickness they are still good and vital for a turn two Buried Alive to setup the combo depending on your hand. Now for answers in your creature base the numbe rone thing working against is graveyard hate like Rest in Peace run in stax and especially zur stax Nihil Spellbomb run in storm decks like Kess, Dissident Mage and Zur the Enchanter which is just to name a few. So we need an answer and yes spells work just fine but we are playing a reanimate deck so something that we can get back in case we need another answer is nice. Thus bring me too Caustic Caterpillar and Reclamation Sage while i would suggest the first the later works well too just two more mana to cost or get with Green Sun's Zenith. I believe you have a good choice in enchantments However Phyrexian Arena is a Little slow in our format I would consider cutting it for something like Dark Confidant due to it being cheaper and faster even though it may hurt more. Also In the case of your combo pieces being exiled due to a mill effect or general graveyard hate I would suggest adding insurance known as Pull from Eternity and Riftsweeper. For artifact ramp I think it wouldn't hurt to add Golgari Signet Selesnya Signet and Orzhov Signet for color fixing as well as netting one mana after activation. as well as cutting Chromatic Lantern due to it being 3 mana and you having plenty of dual lands in your deck. Also adding Green Sun's Zenith and Arbor Elf for a turn one two land play is quite nice as well as it acting as a tutor for another creature. I'm not gonna touch too much on your spells since Im not too familiar with how good things like Cataclysm are in your cedh play group or how it acts in general it seems good on paper but i can't say but adding Noxious Revival would be good since its a free instant that allows you to before your turn put a combo piece that got countered or destroyed on top of your library to draw it for turn to recast. This way you don't have to just rely on a six drop aka Sun Titan alone to get those back for you.
2 weeks ago
Here might be some recommendations that you might find useful.
Hope that helps!
2 weeks ago
I was actually running Apprentice Necromancer for awhile, I always felt that it was a bit too slow. In addition my meta is super heavy on graveyard hate, in your perspective would you still consider running Apprentice Necromancer?
As for Avacyn's Pilgrim I am in a bit of a dilemma in what I would cut for it, as I been running into a bit more white since the re-inclusion of Fiend Hunter and Silence/Angel's Grace tech. Boreal Druid I would not include due to heavy color requirements.
2 weeks ago
Caustic Caterpillar Font of Fertility Vessel of Nascency Deglamer Unravel the Aether Viridian Emissary Thrashing Brontodon Splendid Reclamation Predatory Urge Regal Behemoth Swiftfoot Boots Lightning Greaves
3 weeks ago
TheErebos Hey buddy, just some suggestions for this deck as I love reanimator and Meren has been my buddy for awhile ;P
These are some budget cards that do tremendous work and doesn't combo out to boot xD
Viscera Seer, Plaguecrafter, Carrion Feeder, Satyr Wayfinder, Dance of the Dead, The Gitrog Monster, Reclamation Sage, Mindslicer, Corpse Augur, Caustic Caterpillar, Life / Death, Living Death, Stitch Together.