Creature — Cockatrice
Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)
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|Magic 2014 (M14)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Deathgaze Cockatrice Discussion
1 year ago
Before answering your questions i forgot the Vampire Nighthawk which is much better than the Deathgaze Cockatrice . Orzhov Enforcer is better than Hand of Silumgar You should add what you feel better with but ill give some suggestions
1) I would put all 4 mana leaks , countersquall is very mana intensive and you dont have the lands to cast it often at the right moment , thought erasure is fine but i think 4 Duress is better . here replace the sidisi pets with Gifted Aetherborn , Opt is cheaper(moneywise) than Serum Visions but the second gives more card advantage , 4 would be recommended from one of those two , I think 2 Read the Bones is enough or Night's Whisper you choose which do you prefer in your playstyle.
2)The advantage is to have always something in your hand to drop(counterspells , creatures...) for 2 mana you draw 2 cards and for 3 you scry 2 to see if you want to draw those 2 cards and then draw.
3)I dont like that card because you're giving a choice , and if they choose one that you dont want at that moment that card wont be worth it , anyway with the artifacts i recommended and mostly of your deck has deathtouch you can remove the creatures from your opponents
1 year ago
for starters you could cut down on creatures like: Aether Poisoner, Child of Night, Daggerdrome Imp, Deathgaze Cockatrice, Farbog Revenant, Feral Abomination, Fetid Imp, Flensermite, Giant Scorpion, Hand of Silumgar, Hired Poisoner, Markov Patrician, Maze Abomination, Moonglove Changeling, Moonglove Winnower, Nirkana Assassin, Queen's Agent, Rancid Rats, Ruin Rat, Scrounger of Souls, Sidisi's Pet, Skittering Heartstopper Vampire Champion and replace others for: Black Cat, Burglar Rat, Cadaver Imp, Liliana's Specter, Ravenous Rats, Twisted Abomination, Gurmag Angler but would compite with Shambling Attendants for the gy. some usefuls spells you might replace or add cound be: Blessing of Leeches, Sadistic Glee, Soul Channeling, Ashes to Ashes, Evincar's Justice, Shred Memory, Dark Bargain, maybe Crypt Incursion. im out of ideas for cards, for now, and you could add more artifact ramp or artifact that can be creatures like Guardian Idol, Wayfarer's Bauble is in every deck i play, Relic of Progenitus and Nihil Spellbomb are always good gy hate.
1 year ago
I have a few suggestions that may help improve your deck:
1) If you want to play Wretched Camel I would suggest running a few Deserts just so that the card has some value.
2) Lord of the Accursed is a great card for this deck, so I would recommend running all four copies so that there's a better chance of it turning up.
3) Lurching Rotbeast is not that great. Even though it has cycling, it's four mana for a 4/2. There are better zombies with more value out there.
4) Demystify is probably better as a sideboard card. (If you plan on playing competitively) It's not guaranteed that your opponent will be playing enchantments.
5) In Oketra's Name is another great card, but you should definitely run more copies so that there's a better chance it will be drawn.
Hope this helps!
2 years ago
Jet Medallion is not usually legal in modern.
Also, way too many high-cost easily-removed creatures. If what you want is to play control with some high-end finishers, you could try Damnation instead of various kinds of spot removal. If that is too expensive and non-budget, Mutilate is an option (but then you need more swamps, so you are sure to hit land every turn). Liliana of the Dark Realms to ensure a steady stream of swamps, perhaps?
Besides: Just get those 4 Inquisition of Kozilek/Thoughtseize. Boring and often-played, maybe, but that is because it's just THAT good to discard your opponents best card out of his opening hand. Murder is a pretty bad card (you often end up paying 3 mana to remove a 1 or 2 mana creature in modern). Fatal Push is a lot better, or Victim of Night, if you want a budget-option. Same argument in the other direction: Most removal in modern costs 1 mana. Playing 4 mana creatures that die to all the most often played removal is not going to be a winning strategy (Bloodhunter Bat, Deathgaze Cockatrice and so on). Yes, you can get them with Raise Dead. That makes it cost even more mana, and the overpriced creature is just as vulnerable the second time it's in play, as it was the first time. Suggestion: Avoid all the small creatures, and just go for control elements instead: sweepers like Mutilate, spot removal, and low-cost discard. You probably also won't get much out of those expensive enchantments, since they eat up a whole turns mana, but doesnt do anything when you play them.
2 years ago
Okay. I see how you do. But that doesn't mean I can't critique.
For more info on what else to suggest I'd like a little more info on your meta: what decks do you regularly play against?
2 years ago
Here are some deathtouch blockers, just in case you feel defense should be a focus too:
3 years ago
"If you can't say something nice, say nothing at all" actually is helpful. The problem is that you need to exert self control in order to realize that philosophy.
While your opinions may be worth sharing, they're no more or less worth sharing than other people's opinions. Your definition of fun is no more or less correct than anyone else's. Your opinion of Nesting Wurm is not more or less correct than anyone else's.
I suspect that, to some degree, your problem lies in that you have a hard time empathizing with people. Maybe you think that Deathgaze Cockatrice cannot possibly be fun because it doesn't fit your conceptualization of fun. But rather than assuming anything, why not ask?
It's probably the same disconnect that leads you so easily to harshly-worded responses and then to ad hominem retorts.
It's a problem that you're ultimately going to have to address by yourself. Re-reading your own posts would probably help. For example, you're about to post the following on a Modern Bant deck:
Rereading it in the preview screen, however, you opt for a more objective approach that considers what the other person wants:
"Llanowar Elves gets the job done, but it's not the best card for your deck. If your budget allows, you should consider using Noble Hierarch. It taps for the other colors you need and also has exalted, and it might help make the deck more competitive in your Modern FNMs."
Ask yourself: "why are people here?" It's not to listen to your opinions. Or mine. Or anyone else's. It's to participate in a community, give and receive help, and grow as players. Our perspectives as players are a part of that, and they're a means to growing as a community. Your posts would likely be more helpful and less abrasive if you approached them by asking "what do other people need?" rather than "what do I have to say?"
By the way, those of you who are instigating in this thread are in the wrong. Cut that shit out. If someone is getting to you, follow the above advice and go to another thread instead of further deteriorating this one.
3 years ago
I like Deathgaze Cockatrice. yes I am aware that there are better cards out there. no, I don't have a personal attachment to it. but it Is fun for me. i mainly play EDH now, and when you have say... oh I don't know, a Deathtouch cockatrice, to block a 10/10 coming at you, they say screw that. Do you know how many things can ping that bat? tons. do you know how many things can kill cockatrice? (I'm talking burn spells and the like) less. If my deck is not geared to life gain, then I would most likely prefer cockatrice. But yes, I find cockatrice fun. so screw you, I'm an outlier. And just because you have autism, doesn't give you an excuse to be rude. guess what, I have Aspergers, turrets, and I am inclined to sociopathic tendencies (I was also once clinically diagnosed with OCD, and that gave me very mild autism, but I don't know where that stands now). But I can see whats wrong with those. So stop hiding behind your autism, and learn a bit of courtesy. It may be hard, but it can make you a better person, and not a jerk.