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Creature — Human Shaman
Whenever another creature is put into a graveyard from play, you may gain 1 life.
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2 weeks ago
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A manland that is put into a graveyard counts as a creture as it moves to the graveyard, and triggers effects like the morbid mechanic or Deathgreeter, but as soon as it changes zones - i.e. goes to the graveyard, it ceases being a creature, and has no memory of its activation.
In the graveyard it is just a land.
I have a follow-up question, though, if that is okay: I played an Athreos, God of Passage deck in tiny leader, where I sometimes manifested cards with Qarsi High Priest. In the case that a noncreature card is manifested (say a basic land), and then dies, it was indeed a creature on the battlefield, and Athreos will trigger as it dies. Is it returned to my hand like any other creature if my opponent doesn't pay the 3 life?
1 month ago
Nice looking deck! I love "death-tricks."
I got a few cheap suggestions also:
1 month ago
I like the idea, tried it for a little while, it's often a bit too slow. But man, what a lot of fun!I didn't see any uncommon, maybe replace Deathgreeter with Blood Artist? It will raise your mana-curve a little bit but it also could be more efficient at dealing blows to your opponent.
2 months ago
Hey, love the deck! Man, a deck like this really makes me wish Skullclamp was printed as a Common.
Some ideas: first, gotta repeat the oft-suggested Perilous Myr. It's perfect as either sac fodder or as a chump blocker, and you don't have to worry about colored mana.
Unless I've misunderstood the rules, abilities like Undying and Persist should be potent here. Everyone knows the Pauper staple Young Wolf, but even more potent in this deck is Undying Evil; just play it before a sac or in combat after blockers are declared.
Now, Burn decks are probably going to give you trouble, since even though creature death works for you, they can really shoot you in the foot by taking out Carrion Feeder and Plagued Rusalka. I'm not sure how to stop that from happening, but some ideas for how to help take the fight to 'em:
Deathgreeter will slow them down. It's got great synergy not only with your sac strategy, but also Tragic Slip and your Sideboard removal cards. Also pairs well with the aforementioned Undying; between that and your sac strategy, you'll get maximum bang for your buck out of every creature that dies.
What happens if you can't use your creatures as chump blockers because your opponent isn't attacking, but also don't have Carrion Feeder or Plagued Rusalka ready to go? Bonesplitter is a super-affordable pump that makes your creatures into chump attackers. It puts pressure on your opponents to either block & destroy your creatures, or take massive combat damage. Reusable too! If you're willing to put down a little more money, Rancor is a direct upgrade over that, provided you have the green mana.
What happens if Carrion Feeder is ready to go, but you don't have enough creatures to sac to pump it as much as you need? As long as you can sac at least one, Hunger of the Howlpack gets Morbid no problem.
2 months ago
Also, I'm not sure how to reconfigure your deck, maybe -1 Lightning Bolt -1 Terminate -2 Butcher Ghouls, but you might be interested in Impact Tremors. and maybe Deathgreeter and/or Hissing Iguanar for your sideboard?
Hope that helps! Otherwise I like this deck. =) +1
2 months ago
Some stuff I think could be changed out.
Concealed Courtyard is a guildgate the majority of the game, might be better as a basic?
Sanguine Sacrament seems like a possible cut.
Caged Sun is another possible cut. I'm really of the opinion that these cards are only good in mono color decks.
Cards that work well with your commander
Ashes of the Abhorrent, Auriok Champion, Authority of the Consuls, Blood Artist, Deathgreeter, Falkenrath Noble, Patron of the Kitsune, Resplendent Mentor (combo with Famished Paladin , Righteous Cause, Riot Control, Soldier of the Pantheon
2 months ago
eyessky: ok, so now, despite your suggestion to remove , which does make sense, consider this with me...
-1 Falkenrath Noble because I only have one, he never comes out, and I don't seem to need him. (dammit.)
My thinking is, the two decks (the Foul-Tongue Shriek deck and this one) actually ARE doing the same thing though, abusing ETB and ETG triggers. Meanwhile, consider that the other deck might be getting distracted with the ETB triggers, and should instead focus on flooding the field ASAP for Foul-Tongue Shriek, also ASAP.
We've seen how having Deathgreeter and/or Hissing Iguanar out during combat is huge, so if I double-down on ALL ETB/ETG triggers in this deck, then I can swing out, lose my Soul Wardens and Hissing Iguanars during combat, get value out of it, and then cast another 2nd main phase. triggering Impact Tremors, ofc.
I feel like the Force is telling me this deck is best as Mardu, idk why....
2 months ago
I can see you are working on a bit of a budget so I will try to stick to budget suggestions, but I am going to make a few suggestions that are more expensive for you to shoot for later.
I think the deck is good for a first run. I understand that it isn't quite where you want it yet, and you have ideas of what you want to add; I suggest adding those to the Maybe Board or Acquire Board to keep others from suggesting cards you already have in mind.
Firstly, recursion is great, but right now I see no way for you to get your creatures into the yard aside from attacking/blocking. So I recommend the following list for making sure you always have a reanimation target:
- Buried Alive
- Entomb (Note this can also put non-creatures that have good interaction in the yard)
- Heir of Falkenrath Flip
- Jaya Ballard, Task Mage
- Altar's Reap
- Apprentice Necromancer
- Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
- Barter in Blood (Also hurts your opponents
- Blind Zealot
- Boggart Arsonists (Land destruction too)
- Boggart Loggers (Land destruction too)
- Bone Splinters
- Bontu the Glorified
- Breath of Fury Highly Recommend (as long as you have the mana to keep bringing creatures back you have infinite combats - add Sword of Feast and Famine for more degenerate plays)
- Abyssal Gatekeeper
Secondly, I think you need to trim most of the creatures in your deck that have more than 2 power so that you have more reanimation targets for Alesha. I suggest replacing them with cards that have good ETB effects such as:
Lastly, you will want some cards that benefit from all the death you will be causing. I suggest the cards below:
This is by no means an extensive list as I just spent a short time searching based on cards I already knew paired well. Most of these should be rather cheap additions and fairly easy to come by.
Hope this helps.