Endless Cockroaches


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual 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
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Portal (POR) Rare

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Endless Cockroaches

Creature — Insect

When Endless Cockroaches is put into to a graveyard from play, return Endless Cockroaches to its owner's hand.

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Endless Cockroaches Discussion

Drew_64 on LTE3 | Aluren Combo

1 month ago

found this deck as i always use your meren deck for reference.

Another Aluren combo would be Blood Artist + Endless Cockroaches if you had a sac outlet.Blood Artist could also help with the Cavern Harpy combo too, as you would be hitting the whole table, not just one person.

Big fan of this deck, will be stalking it for ideas im sure!

bushido_man96 on Help with a Kresh Deck?

1 month ago

If you are looking for some budget options on creatures that go to the graveyard themselves, Burnished Hart would be another good option. Black has some nice mana critters like Blood Vassal and the smaller Blood Pet that can sac themselves. Cards with the Evoke mechanic could also be helpful for you, like Shriekmaw. Using cards with Echo is a good idea, so might look at creatures with Fading or Vanishing as well (Skyshroud Behemoth comes to mind as an example). Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord might give you some good synergy in putting creatures in the graveyard and doing extra damage with them. Sac outlets like Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Ghoul will help get critters to the graveyard, and a Butcher of Malakir will make other players sac their creatures along with them, increasing the counters you can throw on Kresh.

I've never played with him before, but there looks like lots of potential there, and lots of options. Some cards that recur themselves like Endless Cockroaches (although the three black might be tough to pull off), Reassembling Skeleton, and Sanitarium Skeleton offer some consistent although small recursion. Other good recursion options include Phyrexian Reclamation, No Rest for the Wicked, Haunted Crossroads, Palace Siege, and Oversold Cemetery can make sure you creatures keep coming back to sacrifice again.

I hope that helps out. He looks like a fun Commander to run with.

Drew_64 on Meren toolbox Deck

2 months ago


Meren is my fave commander, definitely some interesting ideas im gonna consider stealing for my deck!

Considering the number of low cmc creatures you have, you could consider Aluren, combine that with Endless Cockroaches and Zulaport Cutthroat + a sac outlet, and it's a win, if you arent averse to going infinite. It will depend on your meta though, as it's a global effect.

Seeing as you have Protean Hulk and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, you could consider Walking Ballista if you can find space for it.If you have a sac outlet, sac the hulk, get mikaeus + ballista, ballista dies, comes back with a counter, remove it to ping someone, sac it, and repeat.I'm personally not a fan of the combo, but it's definitely worth considering.

I will always recommend Spore Frog as it's my favourite card in the game, and would super recommend Eldritch Evolution, as it's so versatile.

Hopefully some of those suggestions were useful.

Steelspike on More combo help!

2 months ago

For token etb goodstuff, Panharmonicon/Anointed Procession with Suture Priest/Soul Warden and any of the "when you gain life, X happens" effects.

Token producers in Esper: Hidden Stockpile Thopter Spy Network. Stuff like that. Also, there's Endless Cockroaches, Reassembling Skeleton and all the Persist and undying creatures with Solemnity.

Killer_Tofu on Liliana, Heretical Healing

3 months ago

I like your spin of the deck. re-animator is definitely strong and there are some great options I see that I had considered when building mine. I will be returning after more games, because you've got a lot of great toys here :)

I like the Ophiomancer a lot ! A recurrable token to sac while producing an amazing blocker to really muk up the grounds sounds great !

Endless Cockroaches for another great sac option seems nifty as well

How do you handle problematic artifacts/enchantments ? Or do you find them not to be much of a problem when piloting the deck ?

Snacrifice on Aluren Combo

5 months ago

You might enjoy Carrion Feeder as a cheaper alternative to Bloodflow Connoisseur.

Relentless Dead and Weatherseed Treefolk(though treefolk sadly doesn't trigger aluren) give you alternatives to Endless Cockroaches or just more redundancy to get that effect out(and has a nice effect on relentless of letting you bring back Carrion Feeder

My only worry is you don't have anything to help your creature swing in. For a cheaper version of Grave Pact on a creature, try Abyssal Gatekeeper.

Tukatongue Thallid, Brindle Shoat, Doomed Dissenter and Blisterpod would give you tokens to churn more sacs out(and more bodies to throw on attacks say)

Dutiful Attendant doesn't return itself, but can wheel Wall of Blossoms or one of your key pieces back into your hand.

Young Wolf and Rendclaw Trow get you two sacs for one creature.

Love Aluren shenanigans! :D

TheMadRocketeer on Red / Green Weenie Roast

6 months ago

Still experimenting with the card list.

Tested against a deck that ran Dictate of Erebos with cards like Endless Cockroaches. Painful. Best answer was to try to wait and just use flyers when they came out, but he had sac outlets as well, so no-go.

First Cut:
1x Barbed Foliage (Didn't do much. Would work against endless 1/1 tokens, as in a Presence of Gond deck.),
1x Caltrops (Didn't do much. See comment just above.),
1x Flamewake Phoenix (nonbos with AEther Flash).
1x Sylvan Primordial,
1x Polis Crusher (to help with enchantments),
1x Ember Swallower,
1x Chandra's Ignition.

Will Try Next:
1x Sylvan Primordial,
1x Polis Crusher (May keep after all.),
1x Ember Swallower.
2x Natural End (Helps with non-creature problems. My ramp supports this over Naturalize.),
1x Fleetfeather Sandals (Very useful. Wanted another. Bladed Pinions would be good in this slot too.).

AEther Flash has been good, but it comes out late against some decks. If I drop them, I could add back in Flamewake Phoenix and Polis Crusher.

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