Drowned Rusalka

Drowned Rusalka

Creature — Spirit

(Blue), Sacrifice a creature: Discard a card, then draw a card.

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Guildpact (GPT) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Noble Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal

Drowned Rusalka Discussion

Red_X on Counter your Blessings (Esper Spirits)

1 month ago

So, modern bant spirits runs a few things that you don't have and you don't seem to have great replacements for.

1) You don't have any acceleration. Bant runs Noble Hierarch and Collected Company, which either get their creatures out a turn early or get the two creatures for the price of 1. You can remedy this with your own acceleration with things like Aether Vial or by slowing your opponent down with things like discard spells like Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize

2) You're not running all of the best spirits. Supreme Phantom and Spell Queller are two of the best cards in the deck, and you're not running them. Additionally, things like Spectral Sailor are not the end all be all, but they are much better than things like Drowned Rusalka

3) Your deck is confused. You're running spirits, which are tempo cards, lingering souls and altar's reap which are value cards, and phyrexian rebirth, which is a control card. Spirits tends to have a bit of value built into a tempo deck, but I'd cut back some of the value/control only cards like deathknell kami and phyrexian rebirth.

All of my suggestions are ignoring your budget, but you may need to take that into consideration when building your deck. Here's a couple of resources on bant spirits and on how to buid your mana base (I think you're running too many lands) if you want some more ideas.

https://www.channelfireball.com/all-strategy/articles/is-bant-spirits-replacing-humans-as-the-best-tribal-deck-in-modern/

https://www.channelfireball.com/all-strategy/articles/how-many-lands-do-you-need-to-consistently-hit-your-land-drops/

Cloudchaser.Kestrel on The 8th Plague by Vas

1 year ago

Awesome take on this deck!

I see that the Locus god is fairly new at the head of this deck, but looking at what you have here I find myself wanting to take more advantage of his specific abilities.

Have you considered Drowned Rusalka , Carnage Altar or other effects of that sort? You can turn the tokens into mana - why not cards? And the Rusalka goes infinite with Alhammarret's Archive and Phyrexian Altar

The deck seems super blue heavy, and I think lacks some of the power red could offer. I especially note the lack of Past in Flames

Was the previous general Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius ? Where is he?

enpc on Derevi, Budget cEDH

2 years ago

If you're going to play Protean Hulk, I would highly recommend playing either Starved Rusalka or Drowned Rusalka. It lets you Flash hulk into rusalka + Karmic Guide, bringing back hulk and providing a sac outlet for him so you can do something like fetch Saffi Eriksdotter+ Trophy Mage who in turn gets Blasting Station. Outside ofthat, it just provides value which is only ok, but having it provide a direct line to your win condition (albeit requiring additional mana) makes it much better.

TheDuggernaught on sacrifice value deck ideas?

2 years ago

In just , I can think of Viscera Seer, Drowned Rusalka, Sidisi's Faithful, Bloodthrone Vampire, Nantuko Husk, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, and Bontu the Glorified. if you want to splash red, then Greater Gargadon, and Insolent Neonate are also very good. I also might suggest you take a lot at Rally the Ancestors decks. They might be right up your alley. They often abuse casting rally on your opponent's turn to block their creatures, and then sacrifice all of the creatures to prevent the exile clause -- often times doing a lot of damage in the process with Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat.

SigHappy on Modern Locust Combo. Help me Improve!

2 years ago

Chino90 Hi and thanks for the comment! Regarding your suggestions, i think you missred the comboes part, since Cryptolith Rite is an important piece of many comboes and so it is Drowned Rusalka. Electrolyze is a very nice card, but since i'm not counting on instants and sorceryes damage to end my opponent, i think that Lightning Bolt as a removal is just better, even if it doesn't draw me any card. Finally, adding Curiosity and Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind combo (while it is one of my favorite combo) i think would end greatly slowing the deck down, while providing only one singular combo. Btw there are plenty of EDH decks that revolve around Niv and Locust god, you may like them :). Anyway i will take into consideration all of your suggestions, thanks again for your time .

TheVectornaut on Modern Locust Combo. Help me Improve!

2 years ago

Insolent Neonate is not better here than Drowned Rusalka since only the Rusalka can combo off with Cryptolith Rite. Birds of Paradise may be better than Judge's Familiar though.

Chino90 on Modern Locust Combo. Help me Improve!

2 years ago

I would cut cryptolith rite for some Sakura-Tribe Elder. Cut Drowned Rusalka for some Birds of Paradise.

Insolent Neonate is better than the rusalka

Electrolyze seems nice for your deck.

Chasm Skulker is a nice card that benefits from drawing.

Curiosity + Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind could be a secondary wincon.

n0bunga on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

3 years ago

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Drowned Rusalka?

Whoops keep forgetting the text on those invocations.

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