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Creature — Human Cleric Mercenary
(Black), Tap, Sacrifice Doomed Necromancer: Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
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Doomed Necromancer Discussion
1 month ago
Initial thoughts: Your curve is very 3 mana heavy, this is good and bad, means you can flood early, but leads to some dead draws late, assuming good draws, this will be fine.
For the amount of life you gain, Rhox Faithmender may be good in this deck. Big emphasis on may though.
For the amount of recursion you have, you need more sacrifice outlets. Diamond Valley Miren, the Moaning Well Phyrexian Tower Innocent Blood Vampiric Rites maybe even Carnage Altar Diabolic IntentDisciple of Griselbrand Hidden Stockpile Skirsdag Flayer Ashnod's Altar Attrition Bontu the Glorified
Oh, you sorta require Grave Pact I know it has a HUGE black requirement, but it's very much required in this sort of deck.
Some cards I'd consider cutting:
Arashin Cleric not good enough.
Greed you already have Erebos, God of the Dead you may as well replace with something better like Yawgmoth's Bargain Arguel's Blood Fast Flip that being said, you need more card draw. So maybe grab Necropotence or some of the other draw cards I've recommended here.
Some misc cards/tings (boom) you may want to consider:
Enchantment tribal? Constellation is a fun mechanic.
1 month ago
Hi Se7enfoot... Thanks for your comment on my B/W Clerics deck.
I have several suggestions for your deck, but before I present to you let me first address your comment.
Although your deck is B/W like the one you commented on, they meant to be different. Yours is a hybrid between life-gain deck and an aggro deck. Mine is meant to be exclusively aggro.
I have a hybrid life-gain aggro cleric deck, white the Daru Spiritualist and Shuko combo, but it is mono-white - have a look : http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/protection-clerics/?cb=1532856807.
Now, about my suggestions:
I noticed that you only have four one-mana creatures, coincidentally the Dark Supplicant only. That means that you'll never be able to have Scion of Darkness in the second turn. I would advise to add four one-mana clerics, like Mother of Runes or Soul Warden.
I don't see the use of Mikaeus, the Lunarch in a sacrificial deck. Instead, the sacrifices would acvtivate the morbid ability of Skirsdag High Priest. I would advise them instead. Plus, they are cheaper. In a way...
The Doomed Necromancer is nice, especially if you want to bring back again a Dark Supplicant and invoke another Scion of Darkness. But if you only have a Scion of Darkness, it is of no use. Put two Scion of Darkness, and one less Doomed Necromancer. Notice that the cost of the Scion of Darkness cycling ability is the same as Doomed Necromancer... so if you ever do not need the Scion in hand, just cycle it...
21 lands are not enough lands. I accept minimum 23 lands in a deck, but 24 seems the most adequate. Now, you have 21 lands, where one of them (Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth) gives no mana whatsoever. So, effectively, you have 20 lands. I would replace Urborg with two more useful lands.
2 months ago
I run a black oath deck as my pet mono-black deck, he's a great commander with a lot of versatility. Here's a couple cards that might be worthwhile. I like Bloodghast but personally I run Endless Cockroaches just because it's way cheaper and kinda funny. Consuming Vapors is a pretty good way to weed out the board and gain life in the process. Behold the Beyond is a pretty good tutor despite it's cost, and Diabolic Revelation can be a win-con depending on how hard you ramp. I would cut Cellar Door because it's too expensive and unreliable. Stronghold Assassin is a cheaper option in comparison to Attrition and Murder might do you a bit better than Premature Burial. Anowan, the Ruin Sage is good for group sac as is Magus of the Abyss. Archfiend of Depravity helps keep your opponent's board state low. I like Corpse Harvester and Corpse Augur as well. Personally, I'd cut Bloodline Keeper Flip because for his price he isn't worth it because this isn't a vampire tribal deck. Hell's Caretaker and Doomed Necromancer are good for recursion. Fleshbag Marauder is worthwhile too I think for group sac. I'm also a big fan of Palace Siege and Oversold Cemetery for passive recursion. Flesh Carver has also won me a lot of games, the intimidate is very powerful. I'd consider running Westvale Abbey Flip as well, potentially a win-con. Shade's Form and Pestilence are also pretty good enchantments. I would substitute Sorin Markov for Torgaar, Famine Incarnate, he's a sac outlet as well as a big body and you can recur his effect and even use it to bring yourself back up to 20 life. Infernal Offering is also a pretty useful card in my experience. Maybe consider Alhammarret's Archive too if you want to make your card draw and life gain more impactful. Those are just a few suggestion, hope it's helpful!! Mono-black is my passion haha
2 months ago
Couple of notes up front (might just be due to ongoing edits):
- You have 2 copies of Victory Chimes in the list
- You only have 96 cards in the list (including the duplicate above) instead of 100
Want to suggest a couple of deck strategies to consider focusing in on (they are all fairly synergistic but it might help to pick one to focus on to help the deck feel like it has a clearer win condition):
With your current list of mill-value and beats, the missing pieces only seem to be ways to close the game.
- Keening Stone to close out a player with mill
- Necrotic Ooze to take advantage of any opponents' powerful abilities
- Consuming Aberration and Lord of Extinction seem quite good
- Psychosis Crawler takes advantage of the multiple windfall effects you are running but otherwise isn't too synergistic
- Splinterfright is a cheaper Lhurgoyf with better keywording and a synergistic 'tax' that works in your favor. Terravore might be worth considering too.
Discard Group Slug
I think this is a really interesting avenue for Muldrotha: running cards like Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Waste Not, Oppression, Mindslicer and Myojin of Night's Reach to clear out your own and opponents' hands while benefiting from Muldrotha and other graveyard recursion effects to allow yourself to keep making plays. It would be a deck unlike any other at our table so far.
Other solid cards that support this archetype:
- Scythe Specter, Hypnotic Specter, Liliana's Specter
- Cabal Conditioning
- Words of Waste
- Necrogen Mists
- Bloodhusk Ritualist
- Bottomless Pit
- Sword of Feast and Famine (yeah, expensive though)
- Painful Quandary
- Archfiend of Ifnir
Graveyard Theft or Pure Recursion
This concept would run recursion spells like Boneyard Parley to steal the best things from opponents graveyards. In this case, Muldrotha allows us to consistently run targeted recursion from our graveyard, and we can focus our deck construction on the grave-robbing package. Because of Muldrotha's ability, we want to focus primarily on "theft on sticks" which we can repeatedly cast as needed, likely leaning heavily into Black.
Theft on Sticks examples
- Chainer, Dementia Master
- Dance of the Dead
- Scion of Darkness
- Chancellor of the Spires can both jump-start your mill value and borrow a winner from someone's yard. Sam has one.
4 months ago
Apprentice Necromancer, Doomed Necromancer, Molten Primordial, Sepulchral Primordial, Diluvian Primordial, Wrexial, the Risen Deep, Telemin Performance, Jace's Mindseeker, Mindclaw Shaman, Consuming Aberration, Geth, Lord of the Vault, Infernal Offering, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Sphinx of Uthuun, Civilized Scholar Flip, Dack Fayden, Sword of Body and Mind, Nemesis of Reason, Phyrexian Metamorph
5 months ago
So I've been kicking around the idea of making a semi-competitive Reanimator deck in . I'm looking for cards that can dump specific creatures from deck to graveyard. I know about Dredge (come back soon, Golgari Grave-Troll!), but I want something a little less indiscriminate.
Corpse Connoisseur: Unearth is good with Dredge, but expensive for the effect.
Is there another way to do this quickly and effectively?
5 months ago
Alright then! We can start working on improving the aspects you want. The suggestions will be easy to make, but be warned after all of this is said and done you will find yourself in the tough spot of making cuts to fit the 100-card limit. As a start, I would suggest cutting all proliferate effects in the deck, as this is not a dedicated -1/-1 counter deck. You are better off dealing with indestructible threats through other means.
Protecting your threats is not as easy as in abzan colors but jund offers some good cards to help you with that. Golgari Charm offers regeneration and added utility in removing enchantments. Heroic Intervention is an all-star in protecting your board. Asceticism is a terrible pain if it's not removed. Wail of the Nim is not as good as the other choices here but it gets the job done.
Recovering cards/threats from your graveyard are easy as well. A pet card of mine is Oversold Cemetery. Then you have cards like Victimize, Doomed Necromancer, Pit Keeper, and others already mentioned before.
I'll post some more suggestions for ramp and more after finishing work. :)
5 months ago
@Panas - You hit a big concern I've been having dead on. Yeah I have too many things going on and I should start focusing things more. Thanks for the advice.
@luther - I was meaning to get Grave Pact. Dictate of Erebos was just cheaper and at the time I just wanted to buy the bulk of my deck. I definitely agree with you on recursion and wanted to expand that part of my deck. Meren and Sheoldred are two I was planning on acquiring soon, but Doomed Necromancer, Apprentice Necromancer, and Hell's Caretaker are new options to me. Thanks for letting me know about them.