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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|Masters Edition (MED)||Common|
|The Dark (DRK)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Eater of the Dead Discussion
scaevola23 on Phenax
2 months ago
I'm open to all suggestions especially for how to fix the mana and speed.
3 months ago
As a side note, I generally don't like using infinate combos, and I know there are two in the deck with Duskmantle Guildmage + Mindcrank and Freed from the Real + King Macar, the Gold-Cursed + Phenax, God of Deception . The first is in there in case, for some reason, it's not possible to mill my opponents out (I.E. They have something like Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre and I haven't drawn my graveyard removal). The second is effectively a targeted board wipe and won't win me the game. Since my playgroup is rather cut throat and is playing stuff like sliver decks and mind control decks, this is one of the few infinite combos that I'm fine with. Personally, I think Eater of the Dead and Consuming Aberration are way worse with my commander than King Macar, the Gold-Cursed.
3 months ago
I’ve played Phenax mill for a while, and he works really well as a defensive deck with Wall creatures and milling at the end step. Creatures such as Wall of Frost, Glacial Wall, Guardians of Meletis, Wall of Junk, etc. Slap a Slagwurm Armor on one of those puppies and someone’s deck will be hurting. Illusionist's Bracers then make a creature double mill, which could mean game over if on your Consuming Aberration.
Other cards that get stupid powerful in this kind of deck are Wight of Precinct Six, Mortivore, and Eater of the Dead who can mill potentially infinitely (especially with the aforementioned equipment cards).
Best part is most of these are very affordable, others look like they've gone up in price a bit since I got them, and even adding just a few can beef up Phenax because they all synergize with him alone.
4 months ago
6 months ago
I could not find room for Keening Stone. I feel like if I cut any more creatures, tutors, combo pieces or toolbox cards to stay alive I will be watering down the deck.
6 months ago
Eater of the Dead has the potential to chain off endlessly for the win.
7 months ago
So I think you should run Preordain in addition to your Ponder. It's a similar effect and is a powerful t1 play. I wouldn't run Brainstorm until you run at least three more fetches, though they don't have to be Zendikar/Onslaught fetches to work; consider Terramorphic Expanse, Bad River or even Prismatic Vista.
I think you should run Toxic Deluge, though it can be a bit pricy. Have you considered running snow-covered lands and Dead of Winter? I'm a big fan, even though it gives you less control than Toxic Deluge.
In general, I do not like 3-mana mana-rocks at all -- 2-mana mana-rocks are common enough, and 3-mana mana-rocks feel like they're just a turn behind. In that vein, I think you should cut Darksteel Ingot and Dimir Locket for cards like Dimir Signet, Coldsteel Heart, Sky Diamond or Charcoal Diamond. These are especially good if you lead with a t1 Sol Ring or choose to run Ancient Tomb.
So, I think you should definitely look at running Eater of the Dead. It's a REALLY old card (1994), but it's actually kinda funny in Phenax, God of Deception. You can use its ability to exile a creature you've milled and untap him, then tap him using Phenax and repeat.
You could consider running Lantern of Insight or (if you got $$$) Field of Dreams. These can give you intel as to whether you want to mill an OP before they draw or on their end step, which in turn lets you choose their draws for them. (In modern/some legacy, this is called 'lantern control.')
One thing that I notice frequently going wrong with decks with generals who don't directly produce card-advantage is that they often simply run out of cards. I highly suggest bringing Fact or Fiction in from your maybeboard, and potentially running things like Chart a Course, Night's Whisper, Treasure Cruise, Necropotence, Dig Through Time, Chemister's Insight etc. to make up for this.
Right. That's all I got. Good luck.
7 months ago
Eater of the Dead should be your best friend. mill yourself a little, and he just goes off.