Creature — Dauthi Soldier
Shadow (This creature can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)
Dauthi Slayer attacks each turn if able.
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|Tempest Remastered (TPR)||Uncommon|
|Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Dauthi Slayer Discussion
11 months ago
Halbrech, thanks for the insight. Dark Prophecy is definitely something I'm considering. I'll probably pick up some copies when I get a chance and do some more playtesting. Vampiric Rites is certainly an option as well. I just need to figure out if the mana cost is worth gaining 1 life instead of losing 1.
As for Bloodchief Ascension , I was looking into the rules when I got my Forbidden Orchard s and I think it does actually work. From what I read, tokens that die do hit the graveyard, then are removed from the game as a state-based action. If you found some official rules that state otherwise, please point me to them.
Viscera Seer looks absolutely amazing and I'll definitely be checking out that card. Zulaport Cutthroat also looks nice. It's a pity that it only works with your creatures and not the opponent's, but at 2 CMC and with 1 power vs. the 0 on Blood Artist , it's worth a look.
I won't lie, getting the Bloodchief Ascension s stacked sometimes takes time. I usually get attacks in via flying tokens from Bitterblossom and Bloodline Keeper Flip (also my prime targets for equipping Mask of Memory , so I get good dual-use from them). It's true that a single Bitterblossom token won't get the job done, but two of them will. Still, it wouldn't hurt for me to consider swapping cards to add something deadlier. I've built up quite a collection of black cards while developing this deck. Fun examples include Ogre Marauder , Dauthi Slayer , and Blind Zealot . If you have more suggestions for creatures or other effects for easily delivering that 2 life loss, I'm all ears.
As for Elixir of Immortality , I've had dozens of games where it's saved my life in the early-mid game against aggro decks, allowing me to pull out a win later when I finish assembling my engine. Having that 5 life on demand is not to be underestimated, and the dual purpose of shuffling your graveyard back into your library stops mill decks and even has a little synergy with Beseech the Queen in the rare case where all four copies of something have made it into your graveyard. It also mitigates the negative impact of discarding, when that's a factor.
Long story short, I appreciate your other advice, but experience has taught me to never give up those elixirs.
1 year ago
Neat budget build, some questions though:
1 year ago
There's lots of decks like that, if format is not important. My own deck (Death in the Shadows) in Pauper:
Turn 2: Swamp, Phyresis , attack for 4 Poison Counters
Turn 3: Predator's Gambit , attack for the win
7 Cards, many of which can be replaced. The deck can also win by turn 3 with Rite of Consumption by going for damage instead of infect. Does require some luck, but not too much, Dark Ritual is the main thing you need.
1 year ago
1 year ago
Since you plan on running mono-black devotion, I would recommend running a creature-base with a as a minimum in their mana costs, since Gray Merchant appears to be the only one in your deck who does. Some creatures that come to mind are Dauthi Slayer, Chittering Rats, Liliana's Specter, and Liliana's Shade. Another creature that benefits from black devotion in the pauper format worth considering is Marshmist Titan because he's easy to get out with enough devotion on the field. Hope this helps!
Might also be worth considering more two drop cards because your mana curve tells me that you need them. Maybe some draw power from Sign in Blood would be appropriate, but you can also add some removal like Chainer's Edict or Victim of Night.
2 years ago
One or two Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx can work wonders, as can Dark Prophecy, maybe as a sideboard choice. I have a similar deck that runs Dauthi Slayer and Bloodghast instead of Gifted Aetherborn and Relentless Dead, but now I'm thinking of swapping them out. Cool deck!
2 years ago
That is a valid point. I have the collective brutality and a shambling vent. I could probably do with a lifelink creature instead of Dauthi Slayer. I was looking at Tithe Drinker: The extort could be very useful later in the game, or Nip Gwyllion as a 1 drop early blocker, but adds no real value later.
I went with Disenchant istead of Fragmentize because its an instant and because early game Chalice of the Void on turn one is difficult to deal with. I felt using a 2 drop instead would take them off gaurd atleast the first time. Disenchant is a valid option though.