Creature — Dauthi Minion
Shadow (This creature can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)
Whenever Dauthi Mindripper attacks and isn't blocked, you may sacrifice it. If you do, defending player discards three cards.
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Dauthi Mindripper Discussion
2 months ago
n0bunga: Thanks for the fast response! Here are my thoughts on those:
Archetype of Finality was an attempt to make sure Alesha (and the reanimation target) survives combat. Did you not find it useful enough in that role?
I see your point on Azorius Justiciar.
I have Stonehorn Dignitary in here already, but I thought it might be handy to have Blinding Angel for redundancy (and since it has evasion, it might stick around to keep one player locked down while I use my recursion on something else).
Awwwww, I like Dauthi Mindripper to make Alesha into ": Target opponent discards three cards."
Kor Cartographer was there to grab Shocks, and the Flagstones/Crucible/Stack combo is WAY too much money if I plan to build this IRL.
I also see your point on Noosegraf Mob. Getting ten power for 2 mana is pretty sweet though...
Netherborn Phalanx is too conditional, I guess...
I can't afford Fulminator Mage. For now, Goblin Grenadiers will have to take that slot. There is frequently someone with no creatures in my meta, though, so I think he'll go through a reasonable amount of time.
Oppression is so viciously fun, though. And I don't plan to cast many spells, since much of my deck works by recursion from the GY...
2 months ago
Okay, let's get at 'er. Let's weed out the ones that offer the least amount of misery and perhaps contemplate more hate:
Let's cut the non-staxArchetype of Finality - deathtouch is nice, and I thought of this in my alesha build but ultiamtely it's not going to be something you buried alive or entomb for.
Azorius Justiciar - similar reasons as above.
Dauthi Mindripper - discard is nice, but we can get meaner
Kor Cartographer - ramp is fine, but we've mana rocks for this, and and I'll be perfectly honest I was never in need of it. If you want to go that route, Flagstones of Trokair, Crucible of Worlds and Smokestack can help recur that.
Noosegraf Mob - not feeling this, you've the ability to create 5 zombies as sac fodder, which I totally get, but I feel we can do more, or that your other creatures do more outside of token gen.
Netherborn Phalanx - contingent on others always having a creature. I'd rather you board in Reveillark to complete the Karmic Kombo.
Vampire Hexmage - unless you're planning on going Dark Depths, I'm not too keen on this dude.
Rotting Rats, Delirium Skeins, Oppression - I like the idea of these. Their detriment is your benefit, but Wild Guess helps you in that you choose when you discard, and you draw from that. Nahiri, the Harbinger could also benefit greatly here. She's card advantage and filtering, removal and a useless ultimate we don't care for.
Possibility Storm - Why's this here?
4 months ago
Why discard one card at a time when you can make them discard three with Dauthi Mindripper?
9 months ago
Cutthroat il-Dal, Dauthi Cutthroat, Dauthi Ghoul, Dauthi Horror, Dauthi Jackal, Dauthi Marauder, Dauthi Mercenary, Dauthi Mindripper, Dauthi Slayer, Dauthi Trapper, Dauthi Warlord, Faceless Devourer.
10 months ago
Insurrection and Mob Rule are obviously the best type of this effect for commander, but personally for Marchesa I'm a fan Thalakos Deceiver. Just swing at the player with the most life, it gets a counter, grab a creature from anybody, and it comes back at your end step. (Dauthi Mindripper is super good for the same reason.)
Other than that, Zealous Conscripts (and to a lesser extent Conquering Manticore and Molten Primordial) are good because you can cycle them with +1/+1 counters and Marchesa. I'd definitely avoid including a targeted version of this effect on a sorcery though. Relying on cycling Archaeomancer for an effect that small is just poor planning.