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Grim Haruspex Discussion
3 days ago
Well for starters you can cut Bitter Ordeal and Zulaport Cutthroat since those were only in there for the Hapetra/Blowfly combo. You're not likely to be able to kill your opponents with them just by sacing Apostles.
I think you could safely cut 2 or 3 Apostles to free up space, and I'm noticing that it's typically better in playtests to grab Harvester of Souls with the Apostles than Rune-Scarred Demon. Maybe Rune-Scarred Demon could be cut?
3 days ago
This looks like it would be a lot of fun to play. If you're looking for more card draw options, black has plenty of good ones in Necropotence and Phyrexian Arena. If you'd like to stick with drawing in the theme of Dragon Appeasement, look at Fecundity and Grim Haruspex. I don't know if you really want to skip your draw step, but if you don't, these two cards will work better for you than Dragon Appeasement.
I'm curious what you use Conjurer's Closet for in this deck? It seems like it would fit better in a blink-themed deck, but I could have missed something, too.
Overall, I think you've got a creative and fun build here. Nice work!
3 weeks ago
I love Marchesa, extremely fun commander especially in a fun casual playgroup. Can be very interactive with itself and make for a hell of a commander game. But I would like to give some suggestions to this deck.
Lands: Im not going to tell you to run every fetch and shock land. What I will say is that you are running too many. You have 38 lands with a four-drop commander and on top of that currently your decks highest point in its mana curve is three. Running less lands will open up a.) for more cards to run. B.) Wont allow for you to be drawing solely into lands every turn. I am a strong believer in 34 lands being the best number except in a few decks like my stax brago.Single Target Removal:Everything except Zealous Conscripts is pretty great. Not necessarily a bad card, it can definitely get a large creature out of your way when you are attacking but I wouldnt really count it as removal. Not necessarily a bad card though it does go infinite with kiki jiki mirror breaker but thats not necessarily a fun win for a casual playgroup and doesnt really fit your theme. Instead of this I would run capsize. Has a buyback effect which is insanely strong and it can be your saving grace in a lot of games.
Creatures:Ok so I cant use your custom categories for this part because yours says you have 8 but in actuality you have 37 so Im going to either say very briefly why I like a card or dislike a card.
Baleful Strix: I dont like this one, a card that would be fantastic for this is Solemn Simulacrum. This card solves a dual purpose. One, it will draw you a card and two, it will get you a land. And with your commanders effect you can get this twice for four mana (Or more if you get more +1s on it) effectively getting to draw a card and search for a land for two mana. Value you town baby! Lol
Blood Tyrant: Dope, fun burn card that they legit cant kill unless they exile it. Might put a bit of a target on your back in a super casual playgroup, but everyone likes to feel powerful haha.
Bloodflow Connoisseur Obvious synergy with your deck, also you can do this at instant speed, so if someone tries to exile one of your strong creatures in response you can sac it.
Burnished Hart Not a fan, never have been. Some disagree, do you dude.
Dack's Duplicate Cause why not, anytime you need to copy a new creature just sac and choose a new target. I love it.Disciple of Bolas Uhm, im just not personally a fan of this card, like it has good effects but it feels pretty eh to play Drana, Liberator of Malakir Dope +1
Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch Meh, its alright but a lot of the things that give +1s isnt fast enough to make use of the haste.
Falkenrath Aristocrat You dont have a surplus of humans to sac to get this.
Flayer of the Hatebound Undying cards with persist are infinite with a sac outlet just saying. If you added Cauldron of Souls you could make this etb infinite and take everyones creatures and swing out.
Grim Haruspex Sure why not
Grimgrin, Corpse-Born Thats pretty value
Hound of Griselbrand Definitelly could find something with better value.
Marchesa's Smuggler Could be good if you do some sac infinites with mikaeus but if you were looking for a card to get rid of this could go.
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed The big daddy, legit love this card. Super good in your deck as-well. A win you can put in with this is Walking Ballista I would highly suggest this just because I feel like at a certain point in some casual games they become almost unwinnable because of everyones super inflated board states.
Molten Primordial Great card, if you can put +1s on the stolen cards then sacrifice them they are permanently yours
Mulldrifter Honestly you could play this with the Laboratory Maniac combo. If you put persist on this card you can infinitely draw your deck with mikaeus on board. Then play lab man and win the game. That combo would be pretty convoluted so your play group probably wouldnt get salty about it. Either way though this card is value town in your deck.
Necropolis Regent Dope
Olivia, Mobilized for War Fantastic in combination with a good draw engine.
Olivia Voldaren Not exactly sure what purpose she serves in this deck.
Oona's Blackguard Dope
River Kelpie Really good
Sage of Fables Only using this card is actually not that good of value, why use this card that pretty much only puts the +1s on your commander when you could run something that gives +1s to everything.
Treasonous Ogre Not worth dude,
Vigean Graftmage Not enough value, what creatures have insane tap abilities that this is worth?
Viscera Seer Goochi
Zealous Conscripts This isnt that great of a card as said before
The only other thing I wouldnt use in this deck is the planeswalker, when the heck are you ever going to get that out hahaha.
Well, that took me about an hour, sorry there arent like a ton of suggestions about cards it was more general about deck building. Keep me updated on what you think of my suggestions or what not and if you dont agree with me on some of my thoughts Im down to talk about it and see if Im wrong!
Also, yes I do realize I suggested some cards you already have. I apologize for any cards that i suggested that were already in the deck.
3 weeks ago
@ArcticJohn I would say Grim Haruspex definitely fits the theme better and may work better in this deck. Asylum Visitor may be a better overall card though. And I am skeptical of Pain Seer a little bit. I don't think there will be too many opportunities to attack with it. I rarely attack with Dark Confidant unless the board is all clear or I want it to die. Our other attackers all have some type of evasion or are available to return from the graveyard if the got blocked and die. Plus you wouldn't be drawing until at least turn 4 and that is only if it survives its attack. With Grim Haruspex a lot of times you will be able to play it and sacrifice something immediately or in response to them killing the Haruspex. You will be at least drawing something off of it.
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3 weeks ago
ok so I'm not sure how I feel about Grim Haruspex... she has been lack luster in a lot of games so far. I mean I see the value she brings to a board wipe or consent sacking fodder but that just hasn't been happening. Maybe the cards have not been properly tested but I do notice that most Meren decks have her in the mainboard so I decided to give her a try. Anybody have any thoughts on this?
4 weeks ago
I've got to give a shoutout to my girl Meren of Clan Nel Toth. While most Meren decks (including my own) are far from budget, Meren can easily be built in a budget shell. In fact, you are likely to have many of the necessary cards lying around. Key cards include Fleshbag Marauder, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Viridian Emissary, Spore Frog, Caustic Caterpillar, Grim Haruspex, Satyr Wayfinder, Victimize, and Jarad's Orders. Of course, the deck can abuse many less budget cards (Eternal Witness, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Hell's Caretaker, Fauna Shaman and Entomb) but it is not even close to necessary for a starter shell. Also, keep in mind, not all cards are as expensive as you might think. In my deck, I find that Seasons Past and Demon of Dark Schemes are extremely powerful.