At the beginning of your upkeep, destroy target creature with a -1/-1 counter on it.
Printings View all
Combos Browse all
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Crumbling Ashes occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
Crumbling Ashes Discussion
1 week ago
I do have a -1/-1 counter list with Kels at the helm. It features stuff like Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, Crumbling Ashes, Blowfly Infestation, Nest of Scarabs and Necroskitter, but it feels less focused than this list. I'll likely revisit it and make it public.
2 weeks ago
Some good infect cards: Contagion Clasp, Contagion Engine, Grafted Exoskeleton, Phyrexian Juggernaut, Blightwidow, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon (if you're not on a budget), Inkmoth Nexus, Corpse Cur, Core Prowler, Virulent Wound, and Crumbling Ashes.
I hope you have fun having no friends! ;]
2 months ago
Hey this is a great primer! I've been building a Tayam deck myself though it seems we went pretty different directions with it. I had a few questions and curiosities and would love to get your thoughts / advice if you wouldn't mind.
How well do you feel that the mana dorks add to your ramp as opposed to say, adding more fetches and then recurring them later on?
I'm really interested in some of the higher CMC choices you made - I'm especially curious as to how you feel Meren performs in this deck and whether she's a "must include" for consistency. I''m also intrigued by your inclusion of Shalai, Voice of Plenty, would you think something like Keensight Mentor could also be a good form of getting counters?
My deck had utilized a lot of token generators like Bitterblossom and Pawn of Ulamog for sacrifice based value, yours seems to have a lot fewer and don't have any persist creatures - I'm guessing you still can get a lot of value. Do you think a bunch of token generators may not be really necessary in this sort of deck?
I'd also really like to know how you feel about proliferation cards - I was looking at cards like Pollenbright Druid and Huatli's Raptor to recur for proliferation along with Yawgmoth so I could generate enough counters for Tayam, do you think those are worth the slots, or did your playtesting find that a set up like this generated enough counters for you?
I've also been a bit curious to see if there's some -1/-1 Counter Synergy that could be feasibly worked with Tayam. The big reason for this was I figured you could always remove the counters from your own creatures for the obvious benefit as well as the value of Tayam's ability, and have a card like Hapatra and Nest of Scarabs for tokens or Obelisk Spider, Necroskitter and Crumbling Ashes and Channeler Initiate for other shenanigans to get a lot of value out of it. I'd love to hear what you have to think about that sort of idea. My main thought is that it seems like it'd be fun, but probably not very feasible / consistent.
Once again, really cool deck! Definitely deserving of a +1 and a great source of inspiration!
3 months ago
Wow thanks for all the suggestions.
Blowfly Infestation I considered, however I’m not trying to kill creatures in this deck, I am very familiar with it as I run it in my Happatra deck.
Corrupted Resolve I like it, I’ll consider, however which counterspell would you cut to add in?
Cruel Sadist just puts counters on itself, and I want to put them on other things.
Rishkar, Peema Renegade I had in originally but instead added in cryptolith rite, it’s harder to remove and let’s me use all creature not just ones with counters on.
Crumbling Ashes is another tricky one, ideally I don’t want to kill the creatures I’m putting counters on, because I want to copy them with Volrath. Also, it is not a may trigger so I would have to kill something, and if it was only my creatures with a counter on I’m blowing up my own stuff.
Deepglow Skate once again, don’t need lots of counters on creatures, just one.
Grim Affliction I did consider but again, proliferate isn’t necessary in the build and I can put a counter on something for cheaper.
The cards in the fun suggestions I also looked at, but I just want to play around with putting counters on other creatures. That being said, I had not seen Musician that is bloody brilliant and is going straight in the list!!
3 months ago
Really fun build, and deliciously quirky!
A few serious card suggestions:
And a few fun card suggestions:
5 months ago
Profet93 My issue with Awaken the Erstwhile is that you discard too and that since you are facing three opponents you won't be able to get rid of even half the zombies created this way most of the times. You can't proliferate with Yawghmoth because you discarded all your cards. You need some Blowfly Infestation/Crumbling Ashes set up to make that card actually insane. On the other hand i get that Genesis Chamber is a key combo piece, i would't cut it but i still don't think you can always benefit from it more than your opponents.
Daedalus19876 i'm sure you know your deck better than i do. I was asking out of curiosity just because i'm building a yawghmoth deck myself with a lower budget and i wanted to know your opinion about those cards since i'm trying to build a version similar to yours. Also i was wandering if the deck could benefit from more protection for the commander with classics cards like Swiftfoot Boots since yawgh is the engine of the deck.
6 months ago
Based on your post I see that you have reached the dreaded "I need to cut the last few cards" part of deck building.
One thing I always do at this point is to create custom categories for the various aspects of my deck. For example, you could make "add -1/-1 counter", "profit from -1/-1 counter", "ramp", "card draw", etc, categories. This always help me organize the focus of the deck, locate cards that are off theme or oddly specific, as well as find areas where I am imbalanced (i.e. too much removal and not enough ramp).
A couple examples: Veil of Summer is a really good card, but it is pretty niche. If your meta isn't heavy blue-black or it isn't very competitive, then Veil may not be needed.
Another example is Ivy Lane Denizen . It may seem like making your 1/1 snakes into 2/2's is great, but is it really needed? Your snakes already have deathtouch so they automatically trade with anything in combat. The added 1 power on each snake is fine, but not game ending. Triumph of the Hordes , Craterhoof Behemoth , Finale of Devastation , and Beastmaster Ascension are all much better finishers and make Ivy Lane Denizen unnecessary in my eyes. If you are set on a running Ivy Lane Denizen then I would suggest trying out Path of Discovery instead. It still can put a +1/+1 counter on your snakes, but it also provides card advantage.
So in my opinion, I would consider cutting any of: Ivy Lane Denizen , Veil of Summer (depending on your meta), Eldrazi Monument , Ammit Eternal , and Bane of Progress (this is a very good card, but your deck relies too much on it's enchantments and artifacts). I would also consider cutting Blightsteel Colossus , but that is more of a personal opinion for me.
If you do find yourself wanting to consider other cards any of the following are pretty strong in Hapatra decks: Contagion Engine , Contagion Clasp , Blowfly Infestation , Carnifex Demon , Skinrender , and Crumbling Ashes .
I hope this helps and happy deck building!
1 year ago
I was pretty interested to see that Cutthroat is your only Blood Artist Like effect. Midnight Banshee going with your Necroskitter from an earlier comment would be good as well. If you are wanting to focus more so on the Proliferate, you could add some infect like cards, such as Skittles, Plague Myr , Core Prowler .
Based on how your deck performed, you were running fairly low on life, thus more Blood Artist effects I feel will keep you in the game, or at least offset your saccing and paying life to do so. Crumbling Ashes can also let you put a counter on something, then blow it up on your turn. Ophiomancer is also a solid include, giving you fodder at each upkeep.
Id also look at Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons decks to see what black cards they run, since Yawgmoth will also likely care for such cards