Devouring Swarm


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
2012 Core Set Common

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Devouring Swarm

Creature — Insect

FlyingSacrifice a creature: Devouring Swarm gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

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Devouring Swarm Discussion

ghoul_Legion on fleshbag funbag

1 month 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?

LordPenzo97 on Mikaeus The Unhallowed Infinite combos

6 months ago

Im thinking of switching out Altar's Reap, Sadistic Hypnotist, and either Devouring Swarm or Nantuko Husk for Exsanguinate + Retribution of the Ancients + Thief of Blood . 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.

ImmortalCancer on RitesoftheUnholy- Mikaeus Infinite

10 months 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 Ashnod's Altar + Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Nim Deathmantle + 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.

Solution: Run card's like All Is Dust,Perilous Vault,Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre,and Scour from Existence

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 Ashnod's Altar + Grave Titan + Nim Deathmantle 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.

Solution run infinite sac's like Carnifex Demon and Cinderhaze Wretch for added utility.

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

czblb on Sacrifical control B/R

1 year ago

Thanks felucius for comment. I might give Bloodthrone Vampire try, but I was think of Nantuko Husk and I really do not see any use of Devouring Swarm. If you'll have anything on your mind please let me know.