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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
3 weeks ago
Alright so I made a Mairsil, the Pretender deck and finally got to playtest it today... well after about 2 games I think I have a few too many questions to reasonably run the card without clearing all of them up first. To be clear, these are questions that are mainly not mentioned specifically for mairsil and also a few rules that I am foggy on for commander
2- While a Dominating Licid would lose it's ability when it activates it's effects, would Mairsil, the Pretender retain them(and along with that would he retain all the other abilities he gains?)[I have assumed he keeps all but that one]
3-If Mairsil, the Pretender would gain all activated abilities he has from a different source(Quicksilver Elemental) would the abilities lose their once per turn stipulation[I have been operating under the assumption that they do lose it]
4- If Mairsil, the Pretender would gain Apprentice Necromancer's ability, would he be able to: Sacrifice himself to the cost, hit the graveyard, then be a valid target when the ability would choose a target(Same applies for Hell's Caretaker)[I have been assuming the answer is yes]
5- My deck involves a lot of graveyard recursion- if I were to allow Mairsil, the Pretender to hit the graveyard, would I still be able to redirect him to the command zone if an effect would move him from there to anywhere?[I was assuming yes]
6- When Mairsil, the Pretender Exiles Izzet Chemister with his ETB trigger and uses the second ability will he A) Cast each card he exiled throughout the game, B) Cast each card exiled by this instance of Mairsil, the Pretender, or C) Cast only cards exiled by the Izzet Chemister 's ability?[I was assuming B]
Alright, for now that's all I have. After I get some rulings on those and tinker with the deck some, I'll probably add to this post. Thank you in advance!
1 month ago
I like this deck a lot, it looks like a ton of fun to play.
My main suggestions would be to cut some of the higher mana cost spells and add some mana acceleration like land searching effects or mana rocks.
I see that you already run some tutors to put things into your graveyard, but it might be nice to add some tutors that put cards in your hand. I know this is a budget list so I'd suggest Dark Petition and Beseech the Queen. Demonic Collusion is also good because the buyback allows you to discard cards to reanimate.
1 month ago
@DrkNinja Thanks for the suggestions. I don't think that I'm going to make it 3 colors but Abzan Ascendancy looks like it would be awesome here if I did. To me, Den Protector seems like a less effective Hell's Caretaker and since I already own those, I'll stick with them, plus with Thornbite Staff on it, fun things happen. If you think that this deck is big, you should see my Stasis, Land Tax & Land's Edge deck that I still have. Casually played a bunch of kids with that one and they were flabbergasted. "What do you mean, 'skip my untap phase'?"
1 month ago
Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond: you gain 1 point of life, or someone bleeds even a drop of blood, you win the game by the two enchantments triggering each other until there's no one to drain any more life from.
Smokestack + Sundial of the Infinite: put a soot counter on smokestack, and use Sundial of the Infinite to end your turn so you avoid having to sacrifice anything. Eventually, your opponents are waiting to draw themselves out with no permanents on the field. Not truly an infinite combo, but an endless nuisance.
I know more, but I can't remember them off the top of my head. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is above $10, but can perform infinite combos with so many other cards that he might be worth it.
1 month ago
These kinds of creatures seem like they'll work well with cards like Soul Exchange, Victimize, Reincarnation, Hell's Caretaker, Malevolent Awakening and the like. A creature dies and makes several tokens, then use one of those tokens to recur the original creature. Yowza!
1 month ago
I play in a play group that has tons of Indestructible creatures, I simply need the -1/-1 theme the deck has going for it, on top of the Grave Pact abilities. The Plagued Rusalka has saved me from Prossh, Skyraider of Kher so many times.
We've got a guy who runs hand hate all ready, and it works great. I just don't like it, to all those who are curious about it, it wins games.
You're right to suggest grave hate too, I'll tinker with the deck and see what I come up with.
Thank you @Force_of_Willb for the suggestions, I do wonder though why you would take tree of perdition out? I just tested it, and it seemed fine.
1 month ago
Hell's Caretaker over Apprentice Necromancer
1 v 1 game suggestion for unfun Hope of Ghirapur
Suggestions to remove: Necropede, corrosive mentor, plague myr, plagued rusalla, tree of perdition, sign in blood, death denied, Jar of Eyeballs,
2 months ago
No Merciless Executioner , Grave Pact , or Slum Reaper. Also Winding Constrictor and Strionic Resonator are great for uping counters as well as bringing twice as many creatures back. Hell's Caretaker can also act as a second meren in way. And token killers would be a thing to think about as well as they are merens worst enemy.... Just some suggestions and ideas. (: I always like meren decks. Thumbs up for Corpse Connoisseur I didn't think of that one.