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Each player sacrifices a creature.
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Innocent Blood Discussion
16 hours ago
Is this for 1v1 or multiplayer?
Stranglehold is a good card against them. Other than that, I've found sweepers and blockers can do the trick. It depends how much protection/evasion your Narset player uses in their deck.
Edict effects would work well too, since Narset is usually their only creature. Diabolic Edict, Chainer's Edict, Fleshbag Marauder, Innocent Blood, Liliana of the Veil, Merciless Executioner, Slum Reaper, Smallpox, Syphon Flesh, Tyrant's Choice.
So Black-Red looks like a good choice. Maybe use Mogis, God of Slaughter as your commander?
6 days ago
Happy to help you out AinsleyTheGod, so here are some ideas for you:
Both of the previous commenters have some good ideas, but before you start grabbing upgrades suggested, you probably want to answer the question of how competitive you are looking to be? If you're wanting a fun home-brew in a casual meta, then there really aren't any wrong answers. Playing cards that you find fun and entertaining is all good in that case, so adjust the deck to your personal preference/flavor. On the other hand, if you are specifically looking to become more competitive against all comers, then job number one needs to be to reduce your CMC curve significantly while increasing your turn speed to get Sheoldred into play ASAP.
Considering your commander's strengths are forced sacrifice and reanimation, your best bet is to build primarily around that synergy. To that end, there are a ton of creatures lower on the mana curve that will provide an upgrade in synergy as well. I would suggest the following that you don't currently have included in your deck: Viscera Seer, Zulaport Cutthroat, Fleshbag Marauder, Merciless Executioner, Stinkweed Imp, Ophiomancer, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Su-Chi, Phyrexian Delver, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Rune-Scarred Demon and Razaketh, the Foulblooded. Each has their own way in which they improve the overall synergy, with the higher CMC options providing significant benefits or board presence, which will almost always require your opponents to deal with them immediately, clearing an easier path for your commander as well.
In addition to creatures, you'll want to increase the number of cards that will fill your graveyard with select creatures, as well as increase the number of ways to reanimate them, and even sacrifice them, typically for your benefit, but also to your opponent's detriment. The following would be my initial suggestions based on those criteria: Entomb, Innocent Blood, Reanimate, Animate Dead, Exhume, Vampiric Rites, Buried Alive, Necromancy, Ashnod's Altar, Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos. There are numerous other options to fill these criteria as well, but sticking with the lowest CMC options, these are among the best.
Also, black has great options for ramp, tutors and card draw, so accelerating the deck and finding what you need shouldn't be an issue. Among the best low CMC options for these purposes include: Dark Ritual, Bubbling Muck, Vampiric Tutor, Sensei's Divining Top, Expedition Map, Demonic Tutor, Cabal Ritual, Sign in Blood, Night's Whisper, Beseech the Queen, Phyrexian Arena, Necropotence and Diabolic Tutor.
Hopefully you find these suggestions helpful - obviously some of these options aren't necessarily budget friendly, but as you accumulate more of them, focusing on the most affordable first if necessary, the end result will be a significant improvement in consistency and performance from your deck. Best of luck with your deck brewing, and have fun with it.
1 week ago
Sinkhole isn't good right now with the current state of the meta. I'd add mroe critter destruction such as Fatal Push. Innocent Blood should be a 3 of and Thoughtseize is better than Inquisition of Kozilek in Legacy. If you're going to run Bitterblossom mainboard then The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale will definitely work against it. Would you want to pay all that mana to keep your tokens around? Also, Bitterblossom goes good with Gate to Phyrexia. +1
1 week ago
Yup. Soulstoke's ability just sets up a delayed trigger to sacrifice the creature it put into play when the end step arrives. The creature can die or be sacrificed to any creature sacrifice effect before that time comes. Be it Fling, Ashnod's Altar, Lord of the Pit, Innocent Blood, etc. It just has to have survived its attack, assuming you do attack with it.
1 week ago
Couple ideas to make this even more brutal: -1 Swamp +1Altar's Reap, -3Cruel Feeding, +3 Innocent Blood, or keep Cruel feeding and move Shrivel to side? Forced sac on both sides makes the deck even more aggro! You could also make room by going -1 on Infernal Scarring.
2 weeks ago
Check out my Pox deck for some ideas: Ring Around the Rosey
2 weeks ago
If you can amplify your sac effect to make opponents sac, like with a Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos, or Butcher of Malakir, you might be able to clear away enough blockers for a sweet Vraska, Scheming Gorgon ultimate. Innocent Blood might help, too, as might other token producers like Carrion, Grave Titan, and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet.
3 weeks ago
You might be better able to take advantage of sac effects with something like Grave Pact + Dictate of Erebos + Butcher of Malakir + Cauldron of Souls + Phyrexian Reclamation. Innocent Blood, Fleshbag Marauder and Merciless Executioner all work really well with Mazirek and Meren, as well.
If you'd ever consider testing with Meren in your 99 and with Mazirek as your commander, I run a similar list over at Mazirek Counters. Feel free to stop by if it's ever useful to compare notes.
Have fun brewing!