Creature — Insect
FlyingSacrifice a creature: Devouring Swarm gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
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Devouring Swarm Discussion
3 months ago
First of all, with this high CMC you need 24 lands.
While I understand you are trying to sacrifice your creatures for beneficial effects, the high converted mana cost of your deck makes it kind of hard to work with.
Here are some lower cost creatures that could be good:
Augur of SkullsBasal Sliver (mana accelerator to cast Ruthless Deathfang faster)Bile UrchinBlind ZealotBlood BairnBloodthrone VampireCarrier Thrall (mana accelerator, 2x creature)Corpse HaulerDeath CultistDemonic Taskmaster (need tokens spawn everyturn)Devouring SwarmWestvale Abbey Flip This is a must have.Disciple of Griselbrand Save yourself.Doomed Necromancer Worth it.Eldrazi Skyspawner Mana acceleratorFont of ReturnFume SpitterGnawing ZombieGutless GhoulMerciless ExecutionerMortician Beetle -------> Cause why not.Nezumi Bone-Reader ControlPawn of Ulamog mana acceleratorQarsi SadistQuest for the GravelordThoughtpicker Witch controlThrull Surgeon controlVampiric RitesVoracious Null
Skirsdag High Priest Isn't this amazing?
8 months ago
Im thinking of switching out Altar's Reap, Sadistic Hypnotist, and either Devouring Swarm or Nantuko Husk for + + . The Altar is only a one time draw which is less useful than an infinite combo, especially if Smothering Abomination is on the field. The devouring swarm and nantuko husk are just extra sac outlets. The sadistic hypnotist, he doesnt have a game winning ability. I could also take out Toxic Deluge as i do not have any infinite life combos.
1 year ago
I've had a mike combo deck for quite awhile starting with the Mikaeus, Extreme Sub $20 Budget EDH after i acquired him in a trade.
Personally i would drop Sifter of Skulls for Pawn of Ulamog the card is almost strictly better for mike because when Pawn of Ulamog dies you also get a token mind you it's a 0/1 instead of a 1/1 but serves the same purpose. Also for Recursion Diabolic Servitude works really well as you can resolve the undying trigger before the exile trigger and get Diabolic Servitude back to your hand. Also Nim Deathmantle is crazy good with mike as + + + any creature = infinite dies and ETB effects. Another great recursion card is Strands of Night.
While this does look like a great start you have 3 very exploitable weaknesses
Weakness #1: You have literally 1 answer to enchantment's and artifact's if Spine of Ish Sah has already been used or get's countered or even if the have a way to recur Leyline of the Void or Rest in Peace you lose.
Weakness #2: Complete Dependency on Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, if anyone has played against your deck more than once they will quickly realize that all they have to do is keep Mikaeus, the Unhallowed off the board and you more than likely can no longer kill them.
Solution: Consider other win cons like + + for infinte dies/etb/token/colorless mana.
Weakness #3: Too many creatures are only good with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed as a sac outlet or sac engine. if Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is unusable due to cards like Nevermore or Declaration of Naught. Creatures like Chainbreaker or Devouring Swarm are literally useless. The only way you may be able to win after that is by recurring Gray Merchant of Asphodel over and over with Phyrexian Reclamation.
Looks pretty solid in terms of creature hate, recursion, ramp, card draw, and tutors though.
Here is my own Mikaeus, the Unhallowed deck if you would like any idea's. Although I still haven't started/finished the description listing all of the combos and what not yet, But i will soon.
Hope i was helpful and may your hands be full and your mana plenty. =D