Dross Hopper


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Common

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Dross Hopper

Creature — Insect Horror

Sacrifice a creature: Dross Hopper gains flying until end of turn.

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Dross Hopper Discussion

Shinwizzles on Marchesa, the Black Rose EDH: Steal Yo Gurl!

6 months ago

LeeRoy_Jenkiins, your mention of Souldrinker reminded me that I do have Unspeakable Symbol in the deck, which has been an absolute all-star. I like Souldrinker, but I don't like that he only puts the counter on himself. I'll consider finding a spot in the deck for him if I make some cuts.

I like Spawning Pit, but I'm on the fence. I'd never use the creature generation ability, meaning it'd only be a 2-mana sac outlet. While that in and of itself might not be too bad, I'm not sure if I want a card that I'd only use half of in the deck, especially when there are so many 2-mana or less sac outlets out there (Goblin Bombardment, Viscera Seer, Carrion Feeder, Skullclamp, Greater Gargadon, Bloodthrone Vampire, Dark Privilege, Dross Hopper, etc).

I think you've got a good point about boardwipes too. I should find some more to put in the deck. Been thinking about Damnation and, as you'd suggested previously, Toxic Deluge.

Thanks for the suggestions!

THE_WTF_Brewer on

2 years ago

Thanks for the input Fayrawks, But I think Dross Hopper is better beacause it provides it's own death trigger. I might test Lightning Coils, but i don't think it will make the cut. I try to win that turn, so the 5+ elementals aren't ideal.

Fayrawks on

2 years ago

Thoughts on Spawning Pit to replace Dross Hopper? And maybe replacing a Return to the Ranks with a Lightning Coils?

NewHorizons on Liliana, Heretical Healer: She Will BLOW Your Mind

2 years ago

I think you might have one too many boardwipes in there especially with all the tutors you have. However it could just be integral to your gameplan to only have lili on the field and it could depend on your meta. If you find it's too many I would take out either Extinguish All Hope or Crux of Fate.

I must not be getting a major part of the deck because I can't imagine why some of these sacrifice outlets to flip lili would be worth a card. Cards like Shifting Wall and Death Cultist Cabal Trainee and Bile Urchin are dead drops on an already flipped Lili as far as I can tell. Phyrexian Marauder and Endless One and Dross Hopper also seems to just exist to die. Fume Spitter seems like it might have some utility against some good cards like Lotus Cobra but it still feels weak for edh standards. Same with Heap Doll.

I'm not sure what your devotion usually is in this deck, but I can't imagine it would be enough for an effective Gray Merchant of Asphodel.

Some cards I thought of adding: Dark Prophecy. This is obviously good with all your sacrifice creatures.Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder. This guy gives you presence and fodder for your sacrifice engines.Grim Haruspex. You seem to have a lot of nontokens dying in here. This fits with that and gives you some advantage for otherwise sub-bar sacrifice abilities.Harvester of SoulsOgre SlumlordLifeline - you're liable to have your dead creatures you sacrificed to liliana return and since none of them seem to be sorcery speed you could do them every turn.Pawn of UlamogBig Game Hunter - Great with liliana's madness effect and otherwise still good.Vampire Hexmage - Better by far than Dross Hopper. Can kill planeswalkers and hydras while flipping lili at the same time. And you can always tutor for Dark Depths for an alternative win-condition.

MagicalHacker on Liliana, Heretical Healer: She Will BLOW Your Mind

2 years ago

Trtl, after considering that someone could just Clone/Reanimate my Vampire Hexmage to Hero's Downfall my commander, it could be more of a liability than an asset. To a lesser extent, Crypt Creeper could prove to be used similarly against my strategy, so I don't think I need a second Heap Doll.


Vampire Hexmage
Crypt Creeper


Bloodthrone Vampire
Dross Hopper

MagicalHacker on Liliana, Heretical Healer: She Will BLOW Your Mind

2 years ago

Getting the winning loop of Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip's emblem plus Gray Merchant of Asphodel/Kokusho, the Evening Star plus a sac outlet has been happening much too infrequently for my tastes.

Would replacing Vampire Hexmage and Crypt Creeper with Bloodthrone Vampire and Dross Hopper be a poor direction?