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, Sacrifice a creature: Return target creature card from your graveyard to play. Play this ability only during your upkeep.
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Hell's Caretaker Discussion
6 days ago
Mcoronato, yeah, despite dark ritual being a god awful card to look at, I find that it is a really good black ramp that deserves a set of 4 in most black decks that are looking to get control early. It's practically a black lotus for black. Of course, it costs one so its three mana turn one, not 4 like the lotus. As far as how to fit it in, you could look to add some more token generation, then you wouldn't need as many creatures. Spells like Sengir Autocrat, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, Skirsdag High Priest, Sorin, Solemn Visitor, Lingering Souls, Secure the Wastes, and Sram's Expertise are some good ways of creating tokens to sacrafice.
Finally, what's going on with your sideboard? Seems a little out of place lol :)
1 week ago
added Hell's Caretaker. With snakes available to sacrifice this will allow me to pull from graveyard and get creatures for added ETB eccects (the minus counters in particular) Added Gray Merchant of Asphodel. This can owrk nice for late game garnering some nice life in a multiplayer format as well as pose a threat from graveyard with Hell's Caretaker pulling him back in for a snake. Thornbite Staff on the caretaker can lead to a loop. Added Rendclaw Trow more snakes. Added Incremental Blight ,Cinderbones and Viridian Corrupter again the more wither I get out there the better and less reluctant an enemy to attack as I can get snakes and insects out of it.
1 week ago
Squirrel_of_War thank for taking the time. Ill agree with you on Hell's Caretaker and Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder. They both don't really fit in the deck. Blightsteel Colossus is in there to support the infect strategy and is pretty easy to cast when i get infinite mana. The main strategy is to create an infinite loop with a sac outlet and a persist creature. Bloodspore Thrinax along with Melira, Sylvok Outcast are main combo pieces that act as alternates to Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest if he doesn't stick on the field. Gyre Sage is going in as soon as i get my hand on one, same for Swarmyard and Kalonian Hydra. I never heard of Blighted Fen before so thanks for bringing that one up! I love the flavor and it fits the theme so definitly going in.
1 week ago
Some cards that cone to mind right away:
- Crop Rotation
- Marsh Flats
- Misty Rainforest
- Windswept Heath
- Myriad Landscape
- Blighted Woodland
- Blighted Fen
- Dust Bowl
- Eldritch Evolution
- Mutilate + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Some things from the maybe board that really need to go in would be:
- Kalonian Hydra, if it sticks, you win.
- Gyre Sage, huge mana maker.
- Swarmyard, protect your bug-wizard!
Some cards I would remove:
- Hell's Caretaker, does nothing unless he sticks around a full turn, easy to kill, can only use during upkeep.
- Blightsteel Colossus, great card but in this deck he just doesn't fit the theme as well as some other choices.
- Bloodspore Thrinax, decent card but there are better options for the slot.
- Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, underwhelming.
2 weeks ago
@ amh62993 - This deck is horrific!
...bad puns aside, allow me to suggest a few things for your consideration.
Consuming Aberration is a card I think has a place in any Dimir build. Many think it is only relevant in mill decks, but really this beast just minds its own business. Sure, you won't win the game with this as your only mill engine. But you will definitely put your opponents at a disadvantage while you get a huge beater.
The following creatures are part of the Consuming Aberration Fan Club: Sewer Nemesis is the president; Nemesis of Reason is the treasurer; Nighthowler hypes up the group; Guiltfeeder is the jerk that makes fun of people outside the club; Geralf's Mindcrusher is the guy that only comes like twice, never to be seen again.
Phyrexian Revoker is wonderful commander hate (or any creature with an activated ability too good to let happen)
Mindleech Mass is expensive to put down, but that ability...
Void Maw can be a finisher late-game.
Greater Harvester (which honestly feels more like a Demon than a Horror)
And, of course, Phyrexian Librarian
Good luck, and happy deck-teching!
3 weeks ago
Welcome to EDH, my personal favourite format, and my personal favourite commander, Ghoulcaller Gisa!
I absolutely love this general because you can make whatever you want from her, I see all kinds of different takes on the deck.
Kokusho, the Evening Star is great to sacrifice, just go ahead and heal yourself based on other's life totals
to buff your zombies, I see you have added Coat of Arms, don't ever remove this, its probably your strongest synergy.Zombie Master, Corpse Harvester, Unbreathing Horde are all good to continue this growth effect.
Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Increasing Ambition, Beseech the Queen, Demonic Collusion are all good options for tutors, I think you ought to include atleast 2 more, maybe 3 depending on how combo-y/ synergistic you want to make this deck.
Rise of the Dark Realms is sometimes a win con, other reanimation effects include Sheoldred, Whispering One, Dutiful Return, Dread Return, Death Denied and ESPECIALLY Hell's Caretaker, love this guy...
I could go all day with suggestions, shes really a canvas in terms of generals, you can do just about anything you want to do that is under the spectrum of black, by all means, completely ignore every suggestion I have made, this is a good deck as it stands for multiplayer already.
I hope this helps as a resource though in case you want to take it one direction or the other.
remember that Ghoulcaller Gisa's ability doesn't have to be used on your turn, so its important to only use it when you absolutely have to, unless your zombies have haste, that is... but remember that the zombies usually don't have haste and they need to wait a turn to be used, so you can wait until the end of an opponents turn, or the beginning of another's or even respond to effects on the stack with her ability.
I hope this helps! Cheers!
4 weeks ago
1 month ago
Hey MrKrabs, thanks for the feedback!
As far as Auriok Champion, Ranger of Eos, and Recruiter of the Guard go, I would totally run them if I could get ahold of them. If I was in a position to buy them, I'd do it. But I'll stick them in my maybeboard for now to keep under consideration.
Springjack Shepherd looks pretty cool, and I think my white devotion could cause a big payoff for it, so I'll totally try to squeeze that one in!
Rally the Ancestors looks like a solid option in place of Immortal Servitude. My concern with Servitude was that it has to hit a specific CMC, and even though I'm pretty high in 2- and 3-drops, I was kind of worried it would sit in my hand and not do much too often, which has seemed to be the case. Rally looks like a good replacement, and obviously the exile part is something that can be worked around with sac outlets, but my original reason for using Servitude was not necessarily to get back sac fodder, but to get back important pieces that benefit from the sacrifices going on. I know reanimation isn't a huge focus of this deck, but I feel like it would bite me in the butt to not have a little more beyond Sheoldred, Whispering One and Hell's Caretaker.
Ad Nauseam and Children of Korlis look interesting. Vizkopa Guildmage's inclusion in the deck is tenuous. She's probably better for Karlov than Teysa (though still pretty good with soul sister-like effects in play), and this is really more of a Teysa deck. I just kind of thought Karlov would be fun every now and then, but if I were to focus on him, there's a lot I would change, such as definitely including Animation Module.
Question for you about your deck though. I see you have Aetherflux Reservoir in it. I recently put this in my deck and had a good time in it during a game. Obviously my deck has a fair amount of lifegain, though it could be (and will get) better. But I'm just wondering how consistent it will be. Even though I played a modest amount of spells, the lifegain form the Reservoir did actually save me in a game and even got me to a point where I could fire it off. Do you feel like it's been consistently worth playing in your deck? I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts about it.