Creature — Human Warlock
When Chittering Witch enters the battlefield, create a number of 1/1 black Rat creature tokens equal to the number of opponents you have.
, Sacrifice a creature: Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn.
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|Throne of Eldraine (ELD)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Chittering Witch Discussion
4 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
These might interest you: Dawn of the Dead, Dark Ritual, Blood Pet, Black Market, Pitiless Plunderer, Smothering Abomination, Harvester of Souls, Aetherworks Marvel, Carnival of Souls, Epicure of Blood, Champion of Stray Souls, Sengir Autocrat, Chittering Witch, Marsh Flitter, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, Priest of Gix
2 months ago
I see a few things problematic with the decklist. First, a distinct lack of ramp. Two, a lack of early game, which can be fixed by ramp. Three, there are a lot of places to fit creatures to die.
So, what I would recommend:
Mana dorks are fantastic in aristocrat decks, for they can be sacrificed if they must. Birds of Paradise, Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves, Elves of Deep Shadow, and Boreal Druid each fill the best role at one mana. I've enjoyed Skull Prophet greatly, for it fills the graveyard with fodder.
Other than that, two mana ramp is best. But you're in Green! Get those Arcane signets out of here. Rampant Growth, Nature's Lore, Into the North (try a few snow basics), Cultivate, and Kodama's Reach are all lovely.
Then, of course, there are some includes that should go in most aristocrat lists:
So, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician is the single greatest card for this style of deck. It offers draw, murder, sacrifice, and cannot be tapped by Aphetto Grifter. Run it despite the ten-dollar price limit.
Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip transforms far too eath in strategies such as this. Grisly Salvage can fuel graveyard chicanery. And Once Upon a Time is something I put in literally every green deck I own, for it is most potent.
Alright, now upon what I would ablate:
Chittering Witch is too slow for fodder and the sacrfice ability is not gratis. Thrashing Brontodon is too much mana. Mazirek just doesn't do enow; she wishes to put counters upon creatures that are meant to die. Deathsprout is too much mana. Deflecting Swat seems lacking. Find / Finality is just too much to cast. Taste of Death is actually just useless. Witch's Oven is too limited.
Okay then. That shall be all from me! You may peer upon my list here if you care.
Crow-Umbra on Aleshé
3 months ago
Hi there, I saw your deck on /r/EDH, and thought I'd offer some pieces of feedback, as I've been brewing and playing Alesha a lot these past few months.
Personally, I'd suggest removing both Grenzo and Chainer, as they aren't super consistent, and their abilities can compete with Alesha's activated ability. If you want repeatable discard, I'd suggest Perpetual Timepiece and/or Sands of Delirium. Perpetual Timepiece can also be an insurance piece against graveyard hate. Also, you may want to replace Ashnod's Altar with Altar of Dementia, since you can either self-mill or ping opponents.
In a similar vein as the suggestions for Grenzo and Chainer, check out Twilight Prophet as a potential replacement for Mentor of the Meek. Mentor's activation may compete with Alesha in early turns.
Also, I'd suggest Smothering Tithe over Greed, since opponents usually don't pay the Tithe cost in earlier turns. Similarly, Curse of Opulence can help you ramp and shift a target to someone else's back.
Shifting Shadow can help filter through your deck and also fill up your graveyard
You may want to consider replacing Elenda with something like Noosegraf Mob or Chittering Witch. Elenda may get hated out before she gets big enough for a decent pay off. Noosegraf Mob will "punish" opponents for just playing as they normally would, and can be recurred, and Chittering Witch will always ETB with at most 3 tokens (or however big your games usually are). Chittering Witch also has a sac outlet that can be used for removal, but does compete with Alesha.
If you'd like, check out my Alesha deck Awkward Eye Contact with Death. My build is a bit more of combo/go wide with evasive creatures if combo fails or isn't online yet. I run stuff like Impact Tremors and Syr Konrad, the Grim, to get group-slug damage off of ETBs and LTBs. In my description, I also have some links to other Alesha decks I used as primers, and there is some good feedback in my archived comments.
4 months ago
The above comment about sums it up for me, unless you were planning to take it in a combo or other kind of direction! Here are some good Nethroi targets that have low power but make tokens or have good effects when they enter:
Deep Forest Hermit
Ghave, Guru of Spores
Trostani Discordant Trostani's Summoner
Here are some 0-power utility creatures to consider, because they're free to reanimate if they get killed:
Birds of Paradise
Embodiment of Agonies
Golgari Grave-Troll (also a great include because Dredge can fill your GY)
And you'll also want at least a few additional Mutaters in case you have Nethroi out and want to trigger it again:
...all seem like good includes.
Hope this gives you a good place to start and a list of interesting cards to consider. Many are very affordable. Now I kinda want to make a Nethroi deck.
4 months ago
It depends on what else your opponent has on the battlefield and what they decide to do when you activate Chittering Witch.
When you sacrifice a creature to activate the Witch, Dictate of Erebos triggers. The trigger is put onto the stack on top of the Witch activation and will resolve before the Witch activation resolves. If your opponent sacrifices a creature other than Athreos for the first Dictate trigger and this makes the devotion to drop below 7, then Athreos won't be a creature when it's time to sacrifice something to the second Dictate trigger.
4 months ago
I was playing against someone with an Athreos, Shroud-Veiled who's devotion had reached 7 so was a creature. I sacked two rat tokens to Chittering Witch which gave their Atraxa, Praetors' Voice -4 and killed it. My Dictate of Erebos triggered twice from the rat tokens and they were forced to sac two creatures. They argued that they didn't have to sac Athreos, Shroud-Veiled as he was no longer a creature. Is that right?
5 months ago
Looks low on creatures, I wonder how consistent this would play? Abhorrent Overlord Sengir Autocrat Chittering Witch Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder all belong here. Plus Panharmonicon loves Ayara. And the biggest wincon she pairs with is Plague of Vermin ! Its like a MUST include, since you automatically win as ling as you have highest life total. I think you are really low on creatures overall, so Sheoldred, Whispering One really isnt doing much of anything except attracting a removal spell, but a Nightmare Shepherd seems ok.