Hecatomb

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition (MED) Common
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Rare
Fifth Edition (5ED) Rare
Ice Age (ICE) Rare

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Hecatomb

Enchantment

When Hecatomb enters the battlefield, sacrifice Hecatomb unless you sacrifice four creatures.

Tap an untapped Swamp you control: Hecatomb deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

Hecatomb Discussion

[email protected]_only on Erebos, Discard and Value

6 months ago

have you considered Zulaport Cutthroat as a 2nd blood artist effect? only works for your creatures, but with sac outlets it works wonders.

Sifter of Skulls is another token generator for sac bait, and the tokens themselves can sac for mana.

if you're already mono black, and generating sac fodder, Hecatomb might be up your alley for removal effects

Liquidbeaver on Rataliation

1 year ago

NV_1980: It only took me like half a year to get back to you, but here we are!

I've never seen Hecatomb before, but I really like it, especially because of the high basic land count of this deck, and how it compliments Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth.

I'm actually in the middle of a small rebuild of this deck, and I am definitely going to playtest with Hecatomb in it for some added pinging. It will be especially nice later game or when I have no cards in hand and have no use for the land that turn.

Great suggestion!

Paladin_11111 on MONO-BLACK Endrek

1 year ago

Love the Hecatomb NV_1980. And yes, I will definetley check out your mono-black. Thanks man.

NV_1980 on MONO-BLACK Endrek

1 year ago

I think Hecatomb would be nice for this deck :) My own mono-black deck uses Mikaeus as its commander. Check it out if you want.

Force_of_Willb on Butt Stuff

2 years ago

Suggestions:

Endbringer because of the untap during each upkeep and versatility of the card.

Edifice of Authority its like a lamer Icy Manipulator which is also good.

Hecatomb don't know if you want to sacrifice 4 creatures, but then it turns all your swamps into "Pingers"

Being Black you may have trouble dealing with Artifiacts. Have you thought about Karn, Silver Golem to animate them and then kill them?

Mirage Mirror seems pretty mean, you can stack the triggers and might still end up with a copy of the first target until end of turn.

you only have 5 zombies but Zombie Trailblazer can be tapped the turn it comes into play

and lastly for $#its and giggles squee's toy of death

Reverie42 on Meren's Returning Army

2 years ago

You're running a couple of things I've considered but never tested that I'd love to get your opinion on. Do you find that Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat do good work? I've been considering them since I have so many tokens, so I'd be curious to hear how they work for you. Also, do you generally find that you're able to get Reclamation Sage in the graveyard easily when you want to? I'm currently running Viridian Zealot for the self-sacrifice, but I've been thinking that rec sage might be better.

In terms of possible replacements, there are a couple of things you might try:

  • I'm not convinced that Diligent Farmhand is better than Sakura-Tribe Elder. It seems like the best possible upside is that you play it T1, take T2 off to sac it and ramp in to Meren T3 and put it back on the battlefield, at which point it costs 2 mana to sac it again. If it were Elder, you could play something T1, then play and sac it T2, play Meren T3 to return it to hand, and then it's still only 2 mana to play and sac it again. The fact that you can just get a free land off of Elder any time you need it with Meren and 2 experience seems a lot better than maybe getting to fetch it direct to the field sooner.
  • Conjurer's Closet seems right on the edge of worth it. You currently have 10 hits in the deck, but a bunch of them aren't very good hits. Something like Thragtusk might be more likely to pay off. Or even if you left in closet, Thragtusk would make another strong target (and be in-flavor with Kokusho).
  • It may be worth cutting one of Mind's Eye or Deathreap Ritual. They're both a lot less efficient than the other card draw and having a card that does something right away might be good. A decent option could be Hornet Queen, which gives draw power w\with Skullclamp and Evolutionary Leap. It also lights up Hecatomb and Westvale Abbey on its own or give you a pile of stuff to sac to Bloodspore Thrinax or Mycoloth. There's probably some magical Christmas land whene you sac out queen and the bees to Thrinax, then fetch it back to the field EoT with Meren to get a 7/7 and 4 5/5's.

NV_1980 on Rataliation

2 years ago

Love this deck! Solid +1. Have you considered Hecatomb? Not sure if it would fit the theme or whether it would really add to your overall strategy, but I thought I'd give it a shout-out because I've used this card to great effect in black EDH token decks.

Eiti3 on THROUGH ANGER, WE HUNGER FOR GOD

2 years ago

It actually took me till about turn 8 when testing this deck vs 3 others to realize that this deck was creatureless. Don't know how you do it, but you keep creating decks that I love. +1 good sir .

Suggestions/questionable cards:

  • Lake of the Dead + Crucible of Worlds. Lake is great for extra mana when needed; and crucible for when you discard and/or combo with Lake. Maybe I'm stubborn and think missing land drops is bad.
  • Isochron Scepter: I count 9 instants this works well with. I'm not sure how often you'll have a hand, but when I playtested, several times I got a full hand back with Geth's Grimoire and Waste Not.
  • Hecatomb: Go full jank... if you want... I once had 8 creatures from other players, and another time had 5 zombies from Waste Not. Ehhhhhhh? I could see it helping out, but certainly situational.

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