Creature — Zombie Cat
Menace (This creature can't be blocked except by two or more creatures.)
, Sacrifice another creature or planeswalker: Put two +1/+1 counters on Dreadmalkin
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|War of the Spark (WAR)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
1 month ago
Absolutely brilliant name, I just can’t help thinking that this deck might work better if it was just rakdos. Atris, Oracle of Half-Truths’s effect is nice but not the greatest and Reconnaissance Mission seems awkward to cast on curve with the double blue. Cards like Dreadmalkin, Grimdancer, Frillscare Mentor and Hunted Nightmare seem like stronger includes, and by removing the blue your mana might be more consistent? This will make the deck much more aggressive, and I don’t know if that is where you want to take the deck, but it might be something to consider. Castle Locthwain might be a nice addition too, even if you decide to stick with grixis. Hopefully this is helpful, and good luck with the deck.
1 month ago
Vito1014 Have you considered Tentative Connection instead of Claim the Firstborn ? May be worth a maindeck IMO. We usually always have a creature with menace, making it the same cost as Firstborn but with far greater effect. Favorite steals so far include big 4,5,6-drop monsters, whack them with it, and then sac to Dreadmalkin What's your favorite usage?
2 months ago
Xenkay I really like those ideas. However I'm thinking maybe Blazing Volley to the sideboard for now and Hunted Nightmare to the maybeboard. This deck is next in line for me to build. So I'll do some actual plastering irl to get a bettergauge. For now I replaced Dreadmalkin in for Elite Headhunter. I think that's a great call. Cheers
2 months ago
I am running a similar deck and found myself beeing successful with Dreadmalkin. It's a cheap 1 drop with menace, which can serve as an emergency sacrifice outlet in combination with Tentative Connection (which also gets cheaper with you having menace creatures PLUS your enemy has one creature less to block with). Pestilent Spirit works really well with Blazing Volley since it is killing everything your enemy has for very low manacost. I don't really like Elite Headhunter because it is very expensive to make it worth and slows you down hard. Instead I would throw in some Hunted Nightmare. Very good stats for 1BB and your opponent has to think hard if he either removes it or keep it and the Deathtouch-Counter (which is irrelevant anyway in a menace-focused deck).
2 months ago
Dropped 3x Call of the Death-Dweller ( Without Dreadmalkin it's just a revive 3 cost ), 3x Heartfire ( Heartless Act almost always better ), 3x Unexpected Fangs ( Each time I use this the creature gets a control spell to the face ) and 4x Dreadmalkin ( Just can't get value out of this guy )
Added 4x Heartless Act ( Staple in any black IMO ), 3x Judith, the Scourge Diva ( Mirror matches I kept losing to this card ), 3x Nightmare Shepherd ( 4/4 flying base is nice and all these creatures are also nice as 1/1 because of the bonuses they give )
Might also drop 1x Sonorous Howlbonder because he doesn't stack with himself.
2 months ago
Uh... Im not sure you know what your commander does based on your creature pool. On a scale of 1-10, i would rate this a 1.5, but i'll help you with that. You might as well be running Golos, Tireless Pilgrim. You have a small number of Dragons in the deck, and I noticed a bunch of useless non-dragon creatures in the deck.
32 lands is wayyyy to few, and you have an awful mana base, even on a budget, having only 1 tri-land and a random af arrangement of shock and gain lands.
You have little ramp, if any, which will slow you down greatly in a format such as commander Another concern is your lack of mana rocks. Why only one signet?
Your removal is pathetic, to be honest, with only one murder. Removal is IMPORTANT in commander, being used at both utility and a rich bargaining tool in the political side of the format.
But enough with flaming the deck, here is what I would put it.
First off, let's talk about your commander. It supports a heavy dragon tribal theme, and you want nearly all of your creatures creatures that either add to this theme or ramp you to get him out earlier. If you are to be running a non dragon creature, make sure it is a utility creature such as Reclamation Sage that can either ramp you or get rid of problems on the board.
Here is what I would cut if i was building him:
Ajani's Pridemate - No lifegain synergy and bad creature in EDH
Brineborn Cutthroat - A 2/2 with flash wont cut it in Ur
Corpse Knight - No sacrifice theme
Dreadmalkin - cmon, really?
Empyrean Eagle - Other cards do this a lot more efficiently
Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch - No madness or counter theme
Faerie Vandal - just no
Garenbrig Carver - bad in general
Gravedigger - not a dragon
Grumgully, the Generous - not efficent
Venerable Knight - no synergy in deck
Manalith - You can keep it in, but it isn't very good
Compelling Argument - 0 MILL THEME!!!
Here is what I would add:
Dryad of the Ilysian Grove - Can ramp you AND fix your mana
Dragonspeaker Shaman - cuts down mana cost drastically
Dragonlord Kolaghan - Haste enabler and good beater
Dragonlord Dromoka - game winning lockdown effect
Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund - haste enabler
Kokusho, the Evening Star - good beater with amazing ability
Birds of Paradise - great mana dork
ALL the signets (Emphasis on ALL)
All tri-lands from Tarkir and Alara
Try to get all 10 fetch and shock lands if at all possible
This is just a few thing I think the deck could need, obviously it needs ore board wipes and wincons, however this is a good place to start. I want to be clear, I dont hate the deck, but I Think it needs improvements to become and 8. For your first commander deck, it's just fine. Thanks for reading. Cheers
2 months ago
Given that all of your creatures already have menace, I feel that Iroas is sort of unnecessary here. His cmc is also high for an aggro deck, so additional 1 drops with menace could take his place. I feel overall this menace build wants to be very low to the ground, mostly 1 and 2 drops with some essential 3s like Sonorous Howlbonder at the top along with possibly cards like Hunted Nightmare. One drops aren't very strong unfortunately,Village Messenger Flip (gets menace after transformation) Dreadmalkin and Insolent Neonate come to mind as the best available you aren't already playing. However, at 2 Kari Zev, Skyship Raider and Relentless Dead are fairly good here. Even if relentless dead can only get itself back, that's still a decent 2 drop with some resilience to removal spells. Malkin is also a zombie, and Plague Belcher has some great synergy with relentless dead as well. You can put the counters on relentless dead and pay the B to get it back. Its pretty greedy, and the Hunted Nightmare is probably just better, but they both have downsides in their own ways. Unfortunately the good menace creatures seem to clog up the 3 spot. Rampaging Ferocidon, Sin Prodder, Grimdancer and Pestilent Spirit all fall at 3 and you cant play all of them along with Howlbonder and Hunted nightmare.
4 months ago
I am happy to receive advice on this deck. I Haven't changed it too much yet. Dreadmalkin is certainly a placeholder of a card.