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Target player sacrifices a creature, then gains life equal to that creature's toughness.
I'm curious why aren't you running Blood Baron of Vizkopa ?
Here is my current Golgari deck I threw together last night Soylent Green Is Centaurs!. Not really a Scavenge deck, but it has the ability to Scavenge with Varolz, the Scar-Striped . Say my opponent is about to kill one of my creatures, well I can just sacrifice it to Scourge of Skola Vale or use Devour Flesh to kill my own creature, off set the loss with some life gain, and then I can just scavenge it again later with Varolz if i need to. The Golgari are all about the environment man. They're sticklers for recycling. I mean, Scavenging a Polukranos, World Eater is fun. Another good Scavenge card is Boon Satyr . Four +1/+1 counters for three mana, plus it has Flash and Bestow. You can attach it to something, let the enchanted creature die, make Boon Satyr a creature, Scavenge the dead creature for counters to put on Boon Satyr . Not to mention that Erebos, God of the Dead is able to be Scavenged as a creature in your graveyard so five +1/+1 counters for four mana is pretty good. With that said, Nylea, God of the Hunt is six +1/+1 counters for four mana. And trample and more counters. Good luck!
I think the point he was getting at is that you should consider kill spells that give something to the controller, so that when they go to get rid of any creature you control, you can cast one of them in response. It's actually a really good idea. Not to mention that Devour Flesh will get around Hexproof and Indestructible creatures.
i didnt see supreme verdict in there. That is actually a really good card i thought about putting white in my mill deck for cards like that but if you were just putting in for sphinx then no. Normally mill doesnt play many creatures so you dont have blockers so those are good cards. if you are really wanting to get rid of big guys especially like Blood Baron of Vizkopa (who really sucks by the way) then you may want to just add Devour Flesh in the side board. Also i don't know if you know but you can activate Duskmantle Guildmage first ability more then once. My point Jace, Memory Adept 0 ability 10 card mill Duskmantle Guildmage first ability activated twice 20 damage a win con. combo i only had once in my deck but im gonna bump it up to at least 3. Also let me tell you this people will tell you Crypt Incursion is pointless and should be taken out that they dont see the point in it DONT LISTEN TO THEM! you need that card. I had a guy give me the game because of that card your at like two life about to die BOOM! your at 42 life with some to spare. if there is anything else let me know :)
lol, actually you never said he didn't have a whole lot of CONTROL that would work with him, you just said he doesn't have anything to play off of from the theros block. Even still, there is Dissolve
, and Swan Song
which are all pretty solid counter spells for everything that the Theros block offers. The new Dictate of Kruphix
is good for card draw and the downside of giving your opponent cards should hurt too much. If your playing control you should have plenty of answers anyways. Then you even have the option of splashing white for bant which gives you access to new cards like Banishing Light
, Decide, Aegis of the Gods
and Eidolon of Rhetoric
which all have the potential to at the very least be sideboard worthy in a bant control deck.
Just because Arorsthrar see's him being used in a control deck doesn't mean that'll be his only use. I could see him possibly making an appearance in very creature heavy simic midrange deck. Utilizing ramp, Prophet of Kruphix and Kruphix himself to to pump out massive Mistcutter Hydra s and making huge Polukranos, World Eater s with the extra mana you can gain with Kruphix. Arbor Colossus can be included as another big threat with reach and/or Prognostic Sphinx could see it's way in there to constantly set up your draws with it's scry 3 ability. As rotation happens and the top decks lose some key pieces (everything but thassa and Master of Waves for mono-U and Desecration Demon , Underworld Connections , Ultimate Price , Devour Flesh and possibly Doom Blade if it's not in M15 for mono-B) it'll open up the door for new things (possibly UG) to maybe have an impact and the standard meta.
if you were still looking at High Priest of Penance you could substitute Pharika's Cure for Devour Flesh and use it on the priest. then you get to chose what gets removed and you gain the life as well.
I'm very glad that you said what the acronym stands for in the title, because people with vivid imaginations might jump to conclusions :)
I'm not sure if I would even bother having the one Gray Merchant of Asphodel . You shouldn't care much about life gain if you're putting a card in a slot only for that purpose in aggro. I'm not sure about running Whip of Erebos either. If the game reaches the point where you have to rely on it to survive, you've probably lost anyway. Besides, you don't want too many 4 drops because Pain Seer could really hurt you then. Plus you have Devour Flesh in a pinch, say you're up against the rope vs. Red Deck Wins and they only have one burn spell to nuke you. I might add another Thoughtseize because it is extremely important for this deck against control and the usual suspect, Supreme Verdict .
I know he isn't a demon, but have you seen the new creature Brain Maggot ? I think he would work well in tandem with Master of the Feast by being able to get rid of those cards that they get to draw. In fact, though I haven't seen people mention it, I'm pretty sure he was designed with Master of the Feast in mind, since they draw on your turn. Plus, he's cheap to cast.
Rapid Hybridization and Devour Flesh with Soul Ransom is Dirty. When they activate the cost on Ransom, you can destroy that creature in response. Giving you two cards, they discard two, and you get either a 3/3 frog or some life! Haven't seen anyone make Soul Ransom work, so hopefully you can!
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