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Creature — Insect Horror
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At the beginning of your end step, return to your hand all creature cards in your graveyard that were put there from the battlefield this turn.
9 months ago
Depending on your play group, I'd say that for the 1 cmc more, Zendikar Resurgent's card draw for playing creatures, especially in a deck with 34, is incredible value. You get twice as much mana AND your creatures are replacing themselves with new spells to play.
For Meren of Clan Nel Toth, I personally would cut Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger... But that's because I think he's a bit of an ass hole hahaha. As a more obvious value exchange, I'd say Gleancrawler as Meren gives you a free creature returned to the battlefield (cheating for big ETBs and expensive creatures) every turn and is 4 cheaper. Maybe Ingot Chewer, however Meren makes cards like that good - so I'd stick by trying a trade with Gleancrawler.
I hear you with the Dictate vs. Grave Pact, especially if that's what your meta calls for. I don't always have a quick free sac outlet out, but if I know I can play one the next turn "keeping that mana up" isn't really "keeping it up", it's just as if you played it your turn but nobody knows about it - better yet, they will stay away from you that cycle cause they think you have some 5cmc response up your sleeve, then you play it right before your next turn to feed Kresh for an attack they didn't see coming. And as per a comparison to Urborg Justice, I think they would only be similar in 1vs.1 games, except Dictate of Erebos sticks around, a repeatable Justice for 3cmc more... that hits all your opponents, which might make or break a game for someone as hungry as Kresh. However, Urborg Justice is still a fantastic card, that I forgot about, so thanks for the reminder :). I have a token based Kresh I'm building which that'll be going in.
I do feel Dictate of Erebos, in this context, is better than Shattergang Brothers due to the free effect that also discourages people from removing your creatures, even when you don't have mana up. I think the brothers are better in a deck that doesn't have the high mana curve you mentioned, and that also makes token artifacts and creatures so you have enough to sac where your opponents can't pick and choose so easily when you can only afford triggering it 2x and they have 5 or more options to sac. But that's just my opinion based on my meta.
11 months ago
Sorry for double post but i just saw that you are missing some key cards (imo): Journey to Eternity Flip - not only an additional form of protection for your CMD but also another way of recursion if your commander gets shut down
Sylvan Safekeeper - protection is everything cause you want to be able to have your cmd on the board for as long as possible.
Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar - with all your cycling lands and ramp you will get a hughe Multani that swings for a lot, with trample AND reach. A great finisher !
If you run into a lot of graveyard hate here are also some suggestions that might help you a bit: Gleancrawler - all creatures you sac during your turn will just get back to your hand so you dont need to rely on Muldrotha alone. Golgari Findbroker Eternal Witness but just for permanents... but w8... we mostly play permanents!! Psychic Spiral - If someone wants to exile your yard just shuffle it into your library and punish him straight away!!
1 year ago
1: Instead of Crypt Ghast, I'd add Black Market. That way, you get mana from creatures dying instead of how many swamps you control. Getting swamps and lands is often harder than getting things to die.
2: Instead of Gleancrawler, add Journey to Eternity Flip. First off, gleancrawler doesn't help your strategy too much. Secondly, if a board wipe goes off, gleancrawler won't bring anything back while journey to eternity will A. Return a creature then B. be able to return more later for possibly less.
3: Torment of Hailfire is kind of better than Exsanguinate. First off, it can possibly just board wipe them. Secondly, it could just kill them outright. Either way, it's more devastation for less mana.
- Instead of Nether Traitor, I'd put Korozda Guildmage in. Nether Traitor is cool and all, but for what it does, it's not the best. Korozda can give a creature intimidate and +1/+1, as well as create you a good number of saprolings and give you some death triggers.
1 year ago
The following cards may be of interest to you: Charnelhoard Wurm, Gleancrawler, Fleshbag Marauder, Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Caustic Caterpillar, Meren of Clan Nel Toth, Stalking Vengeance. Neat deck! Don't see Adun often. +1 from me
1 year ago
Originally I had a lot more graveyard recursion in the deck, but as I cut cards to get down to the deck limit as well as to focus my build a bit more, I found i cut a lot of it out. I did still leave in the cards Treasured Find, Beacon of Unrest, Nim Deathmantle, and Gleancrawler as backup for when I need something back from the graveyard, with the Gleancrawler and Deathmantle especially good when I am forced to sacrifice a card instead of a token. I'm hesitant to add Vigor Mortis, though I think it's definitely worth considering in the sideboard for when I face board-wipe decks. I do like the re-usability of Phyrexian Reclamation better, since most of my creatures are low casting cost anyways.
I have been looking for better ways to throw in a card advantage though, and Phyrexian Arena fits the bill perfectly! Thank you for that suggestion.
1 year ago
Insect tribal is great! One of my personal favorites is Gleancrawler.
1 year ago
Deck description isn't updating... but yeah, I'm working on getting more rocks and duals/fetch for the curve. I like the potential with Protean Hulk->Gleancrawler if they don't have instant speed yard hate. Vedalken Orrery/Seedborn Muse are a must in my playgroup of almost entirely blue. Ishkanah, Grafwidow is there purely for the wombo with Spider Spawning, she'll probably come out once I pull it off once.
Thanks for the feedback _
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