Cry of the Carnarium
All creatures get -2/-2 until end of turn. Exile all creature cards in all graveyards that were put there from the battlefield this turn. If a creature would die this turn, exile it instead.
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|Ravnica Allegiance (RNA)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Cry of the Carnarium occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.13%
Cry of the Carnarium Discussion
2 days ago
Hello! First of all let me say that this deck looks awesome and really fun to play. I don't really have any suggestions for the Mainboard, but I do have some for the Sideboard:
Cry of the Carnarium might be more useful to you in the current Modern meta, because there's a lot of graveyard shenanigans lying around and things that like to sacrifice creatures. You supplying free sacrificial bodies might not be so good. I understand that you rely on tokens actually changing zones and not be exiled, but sometimes dealing with the opponent is more important, also because tokens dying and draining the enemy's life is not your primary win-con. Also, Relic of Progenitus or Tormod's Crypt will help dealing with graveyard stuff as well, better than Grafdigger's Cage imo.
I think that if you need another spell to protect your own creatures Mizzium Skin might help
1 month ago
1 month ago
I'll share my experience with you. I tried a competitive UB mill in Pioneer for a while, but it was far too slow. There are not many great mill cards in Pioneer. So, I changed my build to combo-based with 4 Fraying Sanity and 4 Traumatize. And it started to work.
I think you oughta try and see for yourself. Because, let's be frank Mind Sculpt is pretty meh. And the 0/4 creatures to stop aggro don't always do the job. The only real good card is Thief of Sanity and even him is too vulnerable. The opponent won't waste removal on a wall if he can wait to target the Thief.
My best bet is that the best version of this deck is focused on combo and a possible alternate wincon with a planeswalker or a manland. Think of all the slots you'll free if you abandon the non-combo mill cards and how much you'll gain by adding cards like Cry of the Carnarium, Languish, etc.
1 month ago
This is an interesting idea and I love how aggressive it can be! I do have a few suggestions:
I think Feasting Troll King is just not good enough. It's not aggressive, so it doesn't match with your Phylactery Lich or Herald of Anguish starts, and it also doesn't give you long-term value like Tireless Tracker or Karn. It's just kind of a big dude.
I feel strongly that, instead, Herald of Anguish is a great end-game beater since it comes with card "advantage" and other good effects, and can come down much earlier than the King or can be part of a double-spell turn 4 or 5.
I'd suggest cutting the Troll Kings and just running four Herald. That would make you an aggressive midrange deck with the ability to be flexible and remove early threats, more like modern Rock.
If you do so, I think you'll want more early artifact plays. You're especially lacking two-drops. I'd suggest cutting Weirding Wood - now, you'll be ramping with artifacts instead - and adding Scrapheap Scrounger or Stonecoil Serpent.
Finally, I'm not sure about Gods Willing and Anguished Unmaking. Pioneer is really aggressive; around 30% of the meta is RDW and White Weenies, and another big chunk is the Inverter combo. Neither of those cards are good in those matchups. I'd strongly recommend running mainboard Thoughtseize or, if you can't afford those, Duress. For the other two slots, I'd recommend a painless removal spell, like Fatal Push.
I hope this helps and good luck!!
2 months ago
Languish is probably better than Cry of the Carnarium, especially if you put a Rest in Peace in your SB. It just kills more. However, Kaya's Wrath is much better. The main reasoning is that, as this is a control build, you probably want an effective wrath.
Of course, it's obvious Cry misses a lot of the creatures you are running, but you'd always rather have a full wrath than a mediocre wrath in this style of deck. It is only one copy, after all, and the situations in which it's not helpful are mostly situations in which you are winning anyways.
I'd also like to recommend Merciless Eviction as a one-of target for Grim. Since this is a toolbox deck, you should also consider more mana efficient tutors, such as Wishclaw Talisman or possibly Scheming Symmetry. However, those cards' drawbacks are significant enough for you to have to work around them, so use them with care.
Although reading above, Dark Petition does look solid as it adds the mana you may need to immediately cast the card you want to cast. It could even tutor up a Grim Tutor or Talisman, if that is ever useful in any way.
Additionally, I like the Yorion + Pact interaction. 7 turns of value should be plenty to win the game, and you should have a good number of other preventative measures, although I can't remember them off the top of my head and I'm adding this part in the preview menu.
2 months ago
I like the addition of Scrapheap Scrounger. And I've played enough MTG Arena to know cards like Thoughtseize really come in handy. I don't play enough paper magic anymore to give a good opinion on Cry of the Carnarium, but your explanation sounds good. I wanted to mention a small thing about instant removal and particularly instant removal that can target one of your creatures. If you need Delirium you can always target your own creature to help get it. And if the situation presents itself an opponent might not see that coming when attacking. Picture it, you Murder your own Deathcap Cultivator and suddenly their creatures are facing a 3/3 Gnarlwood Dryad and a 4/4 Grim Flayer. Just a thought.
3 months ago
Maybe consider Grafdigger's Cage in the side then, and main deck a different removal spell? With Oven, single target removal kinda sucks anyways. None of your creatures die to Cry of the Carnarium... That card hits everything except for Mayhem Devil in the Rakdos Sacrifice decks, as well as most in Mono-Red.