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Eater of Hope
Creature — Demon
, Sacrifice another creature: Regenerate Eater of Hope.
, Sacrifice two other creatures: Destroy target creature.
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Eater of Hope Discussion
1 week ago
Hey friend (: it's my pleasure.
First, for potential cuts: Bloodbriar (there are better options like Mortician Beetle), Agent of Erebos, Eater of Hope, Pharika's Mender, Skullwinder, Vampire Aristocrat (see Bloodthrone Vampire), Vampire Nighthawk. Also, depending on how you feel about your top-curve creatures, those could be flex spots.
I love how strong this deck is with ETB abilities and "when this dies" abilities. Treasure Keeper is phenomenal, for one. You've also got excellent one-shot sacrifice outlets like Devour and kickers and so forth. The permanent sacrifice outlets like Viscera Seer and Jarad are great, but there are few enough of them that you might have trouble sticking a sacrifice outlet.
So, what I would focus on at this point would be finding ways to cheat your fatties into play from the grave, and finding redundancies in your "permanent" sacrifice outlets. There's nothing worse than being a reanimator player with no grave and no ways to sacrifice creatures (it happens...and not always on bum draws). Splinterfright, Jarad's Orders, self-mill like Deadbridge Chant, and anything Dredge (like Stinkweed Imp) will fill your grave with creatures for you, so that when Meren has sixteen counters you'll actually have targets worth pulling. Disciple of Griselbrand, Nezumi Bone-Reader, Birthing Pod are all ways to get more sacrifice triggers when you want them. And don't be afraid to up your curve with Xathrid Demon or other high-CMC win-condition-like cards.
Then, I guess if you're feeling extra adventurous, I'd investigate ways to produce more tokens, because a lot of those sacrifice effects are still powerful for non-tokens, and tokens will help you go wide when you stick Pathbreaker Ibex. Golgari Germination, Verdant Embrace, Ogre Slumlord are all options. The worst part about GBx reanimator imo (I run Karador, Ghost Chieftain) is that the endgame is pretty grindy, so going wide with tokens is a must for me if you want to play a second game.
So, in summary, the deck is super strong in staples/ramp/card draw/core mechanics. Self-mill/extra sacrifice/token synergies are things you can pick and choose to personalize and make it fun for you, the pilot. Best of luck, and be sure to mention me if I can help with anything else!
1 month ago
Commander / EDH*
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I've been thinking of replacing Eater of Hope with Harvester of Souls and Young Wolf/Wall of Blossoms with Viridian Emissary. I also want to make room for Golgari Signet/Cryptolith Rite and Nyx Weaver.
1 month ago
Interesting. A few pointers/suggestions; Your CMC (converted mana cost) is extremely high, hovering around 4.5. A good number to try and start at is around 3 to 3.5, and tweak it from there. Your deck also seems to have a bit of an identity crisis, where it is both big butts, life gain and sacrifice all at once. I would try and focus on two of those instead of all three. Since you said this is mostly for friends, i assume that it isn't super competitive, so here are a few suggestions for cuts and suggested replacements: Baleful Eidolon- its just a 1/1 deathtouch for 2 unless you pay a ton of mana. Replace with Sakura-Tribe Elder for ramp. Eater of Hope just a mediocre creature, replace with Silklash Spider so you can have a big butt and deal with fliers. Hollowborn Barghest is just a bad creature, really. replace with Blinding Angel or Defiant Bloodlord, which both do cool things. Necropolis Fiend just fights with your little bit of recursion. Id replace with Murder or Hero's Downfall so you have a kill spell. I would love to give more suggestions right now, but i don't have enough time right now. leave a comment on my wall or reply to me and I'll definitely get back to you. And welcome to Commander!
2 months ago
I do respect you not using Infinite combos and the list seems solid!
Perhaps it may need more early game ramp, to give it some momentum? Diligent Farmhand, Yavimaya Elder and Yavimaya Granger (don't pay the echo of course) give you extra sac triggers whilst finding land cards.
I don't want to bombard you with card suggestions, but my Prossh decklist may give you some inspiration!
2 months ago
Perusing the internet this morning, I came across the "seven by nine" rule. If your not familiar with it, you can check it out here, under note three - http://www.quietspeculation.com/2011/05/building-depietro-depauper/
Anyways, I found it quite brilliant. I broke out my EDH deck (The Cairn Nel Toth) and decided that it needed a serious overhaul.
I decided that my nine "slots," if you will would be the following:
Sacrifice Fodder (CMC 1 or less)
Sacrifice Fodder (CMC 2)
Sacrifice Fodder (CMC 3 or greater)
Utility/assorted random cards
So i started sorting the piles, and quickly realized I had too many cards for some slots, and not enough for others. I started the long, laborious, and painful process of cutting cards. I couldn't quite cut enough cards from the utility pile, so I decided I would have nine utility cards, and only six distinctly self-mill and CMC three or greater sacrifice fodder cards, because a lot of other cards can do those things in addition to doing their main purpose (if that makes any sense).
Anyways, I'll list the cards I have for each slot (its quite different than the original deck). Also, many cards serve multiple purposes, so I'm putting them in the category of their MAIN purpose.
Self-mill - Golgari Grave-Troll, Life from the Loam, Altar of Dementia (The best card in the whole deck, hands down. Not even kidding. Every Meren deck should run this card), Mesmeric Orb, Grapple with the Past. I need one more card for this slot (Stinkweed Imp?).
Sacrifice Outlets - Ashnod's Altar, Skullclamp, Attrition, Mind Slash, Evolutionary Leap. I don't love one-off sacrifice spells, but I have the slot for one. I've been debating between Altar's Reap, Morbid Curiosity and Eldritch Evolution.
Thoughts? What cards should fill my unfilled slots? Any cards I should replace?
3 months ago
I have a few suggestions:
You are playing one of the best color combination for boardwipes. If things go wrong a well placed Supreme Verdict, Wrath of God, Merciless Eviction, Fumigate, Terminus or Cyclonic Rift can turn the table in your favor or win you the game. Boardwipes are very strong in the EDH format.
35 lands without any mana rocks is quite slow for a deck like this. Maybe you could consider adding some ramp to ensure that your strategy starts pumping before your opponent's. I'm talking about cards like Azorius Signet, Dimir Signet, Orzhov Signet, Sol Ring, Thran Dynamo, Basalt Monolith etc etc.
As for your removal you heavily rely on Pacifism effects. If that's what you absolutely want, go ahead, but if you'd like a bit versatility (sometimes an enchantment or something else might prevent you from gaining life of playing at all), cards like Anguished Unmaking, Counterspell, Mortify, Return to Dust and Utter End could be pretty interesting.
Might have a few cards that comes to mind. I hope any of those cards were inspirational to you :P
3 months ago
Eater of Hope and Abhorrent Overlord do synergize very well together but to use them as mass removal is very expensive mana-wise. I'm not sure what your budget is like but if you wanted to make this combo better you could include things like: Black Market, Blood Artist or Grave Pact effects, or even something like Grave Betrayal or Harvester of Souls for a little bit more advantage. Hope this helps to at least give you ideas!