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Creakwood Liege Discussion
7 hours ago
Commander / EDH
SCORE: 6 | 14 COMMENTS | 473 VIEWS
1 week ago
First of all thank you all for commenting! I really appreciate you taking the time to suggest things to help improve my deck!!!
Mj3913 Yavimaya Elder looks like a great choice! I think i'm going to run Hardened Scales for now, the cheaper (mana) card seems like a good play early and something tricky to play later when i'm setting up an alpha attack. I also hope the new card Winding Constrictor ends up cheaper (price) than Hardened Scales so i can make that swap
Triton 1. Putrefy vs Shriekmaw? Putrefy is much cheaper (price) and is an instant so it's got a leg up, but Shriekmaw can be more easily reanimated and has evasion. Any thoughts on which to run?2. Blood Artist is a little of out the budget right now. I run 15 cards that cost more than a dollar
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seb9011 1. I had just recently swapped out Viscera Seer for Carrion Feeder for budget reasons, do you know of any other cheap (price) sac outlets?2. Creakwood Liege and Ophiomancer are also outside the budget, though they are definitly good cards that i would want to run with no budget3. I'll pose you the same question, Putrefy or Shriekmaw? evoke is a clever way of triggering Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest that i hadn't thought of, though it is much pricier.4. I really like reanimation effects, especially because golgari has soo many good ones! I'm hoping Phyrexian Reclamation and Strands of Night provide the heavy lifting i need from budget cards.5. I get what you're saying about value cards, and i would argue that grave titan is on theme with my deck though sadly out of budget. Sidisi, Undead Vizier also falls into that category unfortunately. 6. Krosan Grip is fighting Tribute to the Wild for a slot. i'm running alot of artifact and enchantment destruction attached to my creatures so i'm inclined to the cheaper (both!) option. 7. Savra, Queen of the Golgari is a cool option but again i'm running with a very strict budget (another theme I'm discovering lol) and she needs the right circumstances to be good. Grave Pact effects are super good in this deck some maybe i look into another, situational one.8. Thanks again for the time, suggestions and thoughts!!!
2 weeks ago
So obviously I don't know your deck better than you do so none of my suggestion will be perfect, but here we go. I enjoy the idea that you have going on with From Beyond but the deck needs easier ways to sac creatures. Viscera Seer will allow you to sac creatures at instant speed (in case for example someone wants to kill a creature just sac in response) and lets you scry (which is cute). Creakwood Liege is a card that I would enjoy but I understand why some wouldn't - it's slow, but being able to pump out easy creatures to sac is helpful and Ophiomancer provides a similar effect and a turn earlier.
With this deck, evoke is your friend and Shriekmaw does the trick nicely.
What I love about Mazirek is that she has an obvious theme with sacrificing creatures but she also opens up easily to several sub theme ideas. My personal favorite would be reanimate effects. Animate Dead is a first though and Reanimate, while costing a bit more, does the job nicely. With this sub theme you don't have to be afraid to sacrifice your biggest or most important creature. Buried Alive is another card that would fit nicely with this sub theme and even without you can get creatures that brings itself back such at Reassembling Skeleton (which I saw you have)) Bloodsoaked Champion. Another easy (and obvious) sub theme is +1/+1 counters. Corpsejack menace is ideal here and so is anything with devour, but personally I enjoy reanimate :).
Commander has become very much so about combo and great interaction but I also feel simply value cards should see more attention. Grave Titan I understand may be hard to fit in strict budget lists but is still a card that should be under consideration. Grave Titan is really just a good card on its own but on top of that he creates sac-able creatures and has an etb trigger which could pair well with reanimate effects. Sidisi, Undead Vizier is another card that falls under this category. She is good on her own but because of your commander you can abuse here ability even more. Also Krosan Grip is one of the best artifact / enchantment removal in commander and is very cheap. Also, Savra, Queen of Golgari is possibly worth testing. I know she really only works with creature sacrificing (plus she isn't as much of a friend with scions) but still she could perform well. I'm not saying she HAS to go in the deck but is something worth considering.
Hope this all helped! The deck is looking sweet.
3 weeks ago
MagicPlayer2845 those are unique suggestions, so I appreciate that a lot. However, I'm not sure most of them are necessary. The Creakwood Liege is super solid for example, but I'm not sure I have a place for it.
3 weeks ago
Suggestions:Rakka Mar Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper Scavenging Ooze Bloodhall Ooze Creakwood Liege Jund Battlemage Eldrazi Monument Night Soil Druids' Repository Harmonize Ordeal of Nylea Shamanic Revelation Selvala's Stampede Alpha Authority Gratuitous Violence
1 month ago
Oh boy! You know just what to make to get me all riled up! I'ma toss a bucketload of thoughts at you, and you just pick 'n choose, okay?
To further exploit sac'ing there's Butcher of Malakir.
Golgari Germination is a two word way of saying "value".
Mycoloth is wgere the fun really begins.
Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest is absolutely bonkers!
Mortician Beetle will repay you generously for sac'ing.
Culling Dais can yield a massive reward.
Altar of Bone is an amazing tutor.
Abzan Ascendancy is marvealous, and pairs well with field of souls.
Evolutionary Leap does all kinds of good things.
These are my immediate thoughts. More might pop up later. Stay pufft!
1 month ago
As someone who has played meren for a long time and is a huge fan of reanimator, this is what came to mind:
First off, glad you chose Meren, she's an awesome commander. Kudos.
What direction are you trying to go with your deck? do you want your deck to be more elf-centric or build more around Meren?
What your deck looks like from looking over the cards in your list, is an elves list, but with Meren as the commander, which is slightly awkward for a few reasons.
Your list looks to go wide with elves and like any other elves list, really wants Craterhoof Behemoth. If you choose to go with a more elf-centered deck like this, Ezuri, Renegade Leader is the commander you are looking for.
If you choose to stay with Meren, you might want to rethink the list almost entirely. Meren is an awkward commander for this list for the following reasons.
There are almost no sac outlets - Meren needs tons of sac outlets to enable you to fill your graveyard with value creatures for recursion to take advantage of her exp counters. Try Ashnod's Altar, Viscera Seer, High Market, and cards of the like.
There are almost no ways to get exp counters on Meren without relying on your opponent to kill your creatures - creatures that sacrifice themselves such as Spore Frog, Fleshbag Marauder, Merciless Executioner, and Sidisi, Undead Vizier are essential in getting exp counters on Meren quickly in the early and late game.
3.Your creatures are extremely susceptible to mass removal - A Meren deck is known for its ability to live through any mass removal and still keep going, so you'll want cards like Animate Dead, Reanimate, and Living Death to keep your board state alive through a board wipe.
- You need way more artifact and enchantment removal - Meren catches A TON of graveyard hate from artifacts and enchantments because of her ability to win on turn 3. Three to four pieces of removal for these problems is usually standard.Try Acidic Slime, Krosan Grip, Woodfall Primus, Terastodon
6.There is not much mass removal - not the biggest issue, but Meren is known for living through removal, It comes in handy quite a lot.
7.You want a maximum hand size with Meren - Thought Vessel and reliquary tower do not provide synergy for the deck. You want to have cards going to the graveyard.
Tutors - up to you if you want to run them, but they are great for the deck.
Creatures - If you are looking to build a go-wide strategy in Meren, I recommend token generating cards and cards with the "devour" mecahanic like Mycoloth, Grave Titan, Creakwood Liege, Avenger of Zendikar, and Craterhoof Behemoth.
Everything here is meant to be constructive, and in no way negative. Hope this helped!
Check out my deck. Its by no means budget, but has some cards you may be interested in. Meren Smokes Stacks
1 month ago
Some good cards to consider: Attrition, I use this card a lot, it's great but does have the potential of being a dead card. Evolutionary Leap is a fantastic enabler, just straight gas. Also why not run both Awakening Zone and From Beyond? I run those, Bitterblossom, and Creakwood Liege in my deck. I am going in a different direction I think though with sacrifice being the main engine in my deck.
Here is mine if you want to look at it: Bring it back Meren