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|Masters Edition (MED)||Common|
|The Dark (DRK)||Uncommon|
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Eater of the Dead
Creature — Horror
(0): If Eater of the Dead is tapped, untap it and remove target creature card in a graveyard from the game.
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Eater of the Dead Discussion
3 days ago
Let me know how it goes. I am super curious to know if this could work.
I play a Phenax Commander deck that works off of synergies with rares like Consuming Aberration and Eater of the Dead . My immediate impression of Persistent Petitioners was that its the closest thing to Phenax that Pauper is going to see. Had me geeking a little bit.
If mill is repeatable through your creature base, your instants and sorceries could potentially be more dedicated to control and punishing opponents who come for you, rather than needing to run weaker spells that mill.
1 month ago
I would suggest a little more removal/board wipes. AEtherize and Whelming Wave are good on a budget. In Garruk's Wake Bontu's Last Reckoning and Decree of Pain are also good budget boardwipes. Also a few good targeted removal spells Hero's Downfall to deal with planes walkers and Malicious Affliction since you have a sacrifice subtheme. Nighthowler Mortivore and Eater of the Dead go good with mill theme. And probably good use some more cars draw Ambition's Cost Ancient Craving Treasure Cruise and Blood Divination are good on a budget.
2 months ago
I think that Intruder Alarm has a place in every Phenax deck. It's so good to be able to keep your creatures untapped and not have to worry about tapping them to mill until you know they will untap immediately so you can always have blocks up. It is also almost criminal to not be running Eater of the Dead as, depending on the decks you are playing against, it often goes close enough to infinite against opponents and mills them entirely with just the one card. I also believe that Ravenous Trap is an absolute bomb when you're playing mill against a reanimator deck.
I'm not crazy about the one off spells that just mill for a few, especially because these decks are often trying to play the long game because milling 300 cards not easily done against more aggresssive decks (ie almost every other deck ever). So for me I tend to focus less on slowly ticking away at my opponents libraries and more worried about controlling my opponents until I can combo off, and I tend to have more success with that. Especially because most people tend to not enjoy watching their deck get thrown away.
2 months ago
2 months ago
Eater of the Dead. While it isn't always an infinite combo, it should mill your opponent(s) a good amount.
3 months ago
No mill deck is complete without Mesmeric Orb! Just try it once! It really warps games!
You could also put in Laboratory Maniac and Dread Return as backup Plan B (Cast or reanimate the Lab Maniac, or even flashback the Dread Return if you have both milled. Then use Phenax's ability on yourself to mill yourself out and cast a draw spell).
Last but not least, Eater of the Dead with Phenax out has a high chance of milling ALL your opponents in one shot. Play at your own risk!
3 months ago
I've got Fraying Sanity for when I play one-on-one, but against 4+ other players I went for things that don't target just one opponent. Fleet Swallower is a good idea; I'll see if I can work it in, but I just added Eater of the Dead, so we'll see how that works out. Thanks!
4 months ago
I LOVE combos as this deck has many...
By the time I get Phenax, God of Deception out in turn 5 (sometimes 4), I will typically have solid, high-toughness blockers (which will each mill) and some other way to ramp up the mill... (Enchantments like Fraying Sanity, Sphinx's Tutelage, etc) (Creatures like Consuming Aberration, Wight of Precinct Six, Nighthowler, etc) (Untap specific creatures to hit twice, like Pemmin's Aura or Freed from the Real)
Phenax plus Eater of the Dead on turn 5 is typically game over.
I like Isochron Scepter, but need the blockers out to take the heat until turn 5.