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Creature — Zombie
Drakestown Forgotten enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it, where X is the number of creature cards in all graveyards.
2B, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Drakestown Forgotten: Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.
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Drakestown Forgotten Discussion
1 day ago
Ob Nixilis, the Fallen, Lifeblood Hydra ,Kalonian Hydra, Ivy Elemental, Ignition Team, Hooded Hydra Heroes' Bane, Hamletback Goliath, Gyre Sage, Grenzo, Dungeon Warden, Golgari Grave-Troll, Genesis Hydra, Furyborn Hellkite, Foe-Razer Regent,Drakestown Forgotten, Cytoplast Root-Kin
2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to write down all those suggestions.
I did have a lot of Basic lands, I replaced eight of them with Dimir Guildgate, Temple of Deceit, Sunken Hollow, Smoldering Marsh, Temple of Malice, Crumbling Necropolis, Vivid Marsh and Barren Moor. I also cut Mycosynth Wellspring < Gem of Becoming and Manalith < Fellwar Stone which I think are superior.
I followed your advice and replaced a few removals and less good board wipes. Sudden Death < Doom Blade, Consuming Vapors < Dreadbore, Grasp of Darkness < Cemetery Recruitment, Extinguish All Hope < Victimize and In Garruk's Wake < Syphon Flesh.
Still tweaking a few things left and right, let me know what you think. Thanks !
5 months ago
A good trick for getting more punch out of Alesha is to run guys who have more power than their printed stats might indicate. For instance, Arcbound Overseer has 0 power when he's in the graveyard, but as soon as you return him, he's attacking for 6! Other examples include Clockwork Dragon, Drakestown Forgotten, Nighthowler, Sewer Nemesis, Thought Gorger, Ignition Team, Crovax the Cursed and Workhorse. Your opponents will be surprised how often "2 or less" won't feel like it!
Other cards that fit your general strategy include Grenzo, Dungeon Warden and Unearth, which can return a lot of the same cards as Alesha. You might also want more removal, such as Bone Shredder, Ravenous Baboons and Garza's Assassin. Good luck!
1 year ago
Another few possibilities: Noosegraf Mob, Zombie Master, From Under the Floorboards (if its not too much work), Ever After, Dark Salvation (also may be too much work), Undead Alchemist, Lotleth Troll, Endless Ranks of the Dead, Diregraf Colossus, and Drakestown Forgotten.
1 year ago
Hey there! Thanks for looking at my deck (Let 'em Die [Primer: Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker])! Here's some general suggestions for you:
Pawn of Ulamog and Sifter of Skulls are amazing token producers. The eldrazi tokens they make can be used for mana ramping, and can sacrifice themselves for death triggers. Neat! I'm testing out the Fabricate abilities of Weaponcraft Enthusiast and Marionette Master as well.
Smothering Abomination, Harvester of Souls, and Grim Haruspex are great for generating card draw for every creature that dies. Vampiric Rites is a 1-drop enchantment (kinda hard to remove) that gives you card draw. Maybe take out the one-time use spells like Read the Bones for these.
I personally like Deathgreeter over Bottle Gnomes, and it has pretty consistently done a higher amount of life gain. Zulaport Cutthroat is a must-have, IMO. It's often my quickest wincon. Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Falkenrath Noble are good for this too, if you have ways to reduce their power to recur them.
You do have a fair number of things with >1 power, or that boost their power. I might recommend Plagued Rusalka, Fume Spitter, and/or Necropede as ways to reduce the power of your bigger creatures, or as a form of removal against your opponents. Maybe instead of Drakestown Forgotten.
You have a lot of discard effects (which is good!), but several of them are sorcery speed (Sadistic Hypnotist, Brain Weevil, Augur of Skulls) or need to be paid for (Drainpipe Vermin). Or that don't recur at all Sadistic Augermage. I might recommend more stuff like Noxious Toad, Mesmeric Fiend, or Disciple of Phenax. That can be used on each opponents turn.
Scarblade Elite doesn't work unless you have another Assassin in graveyard, and only up to 4 times max, and doesn't even recur itself under Shirei. And I like Dutiful Attendant over things like Death Denied or Gravepurge. Maybe look into Living Death as well?
Hope that's not too much info! Welcome to the Perpetual Weenie Murder Club!
1 year ago
Card Draw, Spells, Cool Zombies, and other cards to get advantage.
Dromar's Charm, Brilliant Ultimatum, Reviving Vapors, Azorius Charm,Painful Truths, Agent of Erebos, Corpse Augur, Corpse Harvester, Drakestown Forgotten, Scourge of Nel Toth, Stitched Drake, Stronghold Assassin, Unbreathing Horde, Undead Gladiator, Angelic Renewal, Behind the Scenes, Zombie Infestation, Necromancer's Stockpile, Dark Tutelage, Dawn of the Dead, Hatching Plans, Military Intelligence, Reparations, Soul Snare, Vampiric Rites, Recoil, Witch's Mist, Spear of Heliod, Sinister Concoction