Caustic Caterpillar


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander 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.

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Caustic Caterpillar Discussion

enpc on Weenie Hut Jr

1 week ago

Just noticed, y u no 7 fetches? Also, both Reclamation Sage and Caustic Caterpillar are better than Harmonic Sliver.

BaneoftheSith on Super Budget Mono-Green Ramp

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,

For Artifact and Enchantment removal, you're better off with Nature's Claim or Naturalize but only in the sideboard, bring them in if your opponent fields that type of deck.

heavenorhell on Meren of Clab Nel Toth (swampwalk)

4 weeks ago

One recommendation I'd make is to replace (or add) the Viridian Zealot with Caustic Caterpillar. Its easier to cast and has the same function.

mvas on Enter, The Meren-nator

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 :) :

-Why did you include Protean Hulk, listed as a finisher, but haven't added the rest of the combo (Phyrexian Delver, Walking Ballista)? By itself, Hulk isn't such a great card.

-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.

-If you can, make room for Elvish Mystic. It helps with Contamination, and mana accelerations is just allways good to have. Adding Dryad Arbor and Green Sun's Zenith wouldn't hurt either.

-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.

-Having some wraths effects in the deck can be useful too. You can rebuild from a boarwipe much faster than your opponents; exploit that. Toxic Deluge and Damnation are the best.

-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!

chadsansing on Exploring Beatdown

1 month ago

I like your creature list a lot!

Maybe also an Aegis of the Gods to buy some time with a Mark of Asylum in the deck, as well? An Asceticism and/or a Steely Resolve might also help protect your creatures.

Some other value creatures to test might include Caustic Caterpillar and Terastodon.

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.

Genesis Wave and Green Sun's Zenith might be good mana sinks, and Shamanic Revelation might complement the card draw of Harmonize.

Happy brewing!

chadsansing on Pihn's Eldrazi Cult

1 month ago

I like the synergies here! I am working on a similar list at Mazirek Counters.

Have you ever tested with Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos to tax your opponents with additional sac triggers?

Parallel Lives is a nice complement to Doubling Season, and cards like Phyrexian Reclamation and Vampiric Rites can help you loop sacs for value. Fecundity and Greed can help with card draw.

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!

merrowMania on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 month ago

enter image description here - 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.

t3hdarkness on Grow strong. Embrace power. Seek vengeance.

1 month ago

Thank you for your input pjeseb

Spore Frog is an excellent addition and Caustic Caterpillar would provide some redundancy behind Viridian Zealot

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.

I like the Archfiend of Depravity in your Until the Lambs Have Become Lions: Meren and I think that would be an excellent way to apply pressure without drawing too much aggr

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