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Creature — Zombie Troll
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Lotleth Troll Discussion
5 days ago
Goyf would shine in this shell if you dropped the devotion route and went straight rock, but I like keeping things more spicy ;) I love the idea of Eldritch Evolution in this build, I'll have to think about that more, thanks for the suggestion.
I think your build is sweet. Lotleth Troll is one of my favorite cards, and Deadly Allure with Obliterator is boss, I use to run it myself. How does your build match up in a competitive meta? Have you had much success with it?
6 days ago
My Meren duel commander deck started out much the same way, a budget deck based on the pre-con with a couple dozen cards I had lying around that fit the deck and has grown from there. I am going to throw a couple of cards I think you might want to run in no particular order but feel free to take a look at my deck and make some comparisons.
For a start I would look at your instant-speed removal. Fatal Push, Dismember, Abrupt Decay, Go for the Throat and Smother are all cards I would run in any duel commander deck in golgari colours though Smother only really gets good once you are in a competitive meta where fast games keep the average CMC of creatures low enough to keep Smother relevant.
Since you are already running Buried Alive/Jarad's Orders and Victimize I strongly suggest you run Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Triskelion as a way win the game on the spot. Mike and trike are individually powerful cards and mike especially synergies very well with most of what a Meren deck is trying to do in general. More often than not you don't even need Trike to win with Mike in play. Another great wincon for Meren is Blood Artist.
Overall I think you creature count is a bit low, though I can understand that you are making room for stax pieces. In no particular order take a look at Lotleth Troll, Scavenging Ooze, Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip, Wood Elves and Thragtusk. Each one of those creatures are all-stars in my deck.
I worked out after much testing that cutting all non-creature mana acceleration was the way to go, but your mileage may vary.
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1 week ago
wellll.... you could borrow a gimmick from other tribals and bring in Aether Vial (and forget all about budget... but your lands aren't exactly all that budget either). But then it would just be a kind of bad merfolk...
wouldn't it be possible to get some use out of cryptbreaker (apart from chump blocking, that is) somehow? There aren't exactly any great 2 cost zombies apart from Lotleth Troll and that would have helped a bit.
Sideboard: I think your deck could use Withered Wretch in some matchups. Keeps goyfs at a manageable size, fits with the tribal theme, and can ruin an eldrazi that tries to shuffle in after going to the GY.
2 weeks ago
No, for several reasons:
2/ Vengevine is not cast - it has a triggered ability, so you cannot counter that with Trap.
3/ Lotleth Troll has already resolved by the time it is possible to cast Gravecrawler.
4/ You cannot retroactively counter cards like Troll or Crawler which have already resolved.
2 weeks ago
No you cannot. By the time they resolve they are no longer spells and are rather permanents. Spells are only spells on the stack, permanents on the battlefield, and cards anywhere else.
It's also worth noting that Vengevine is not being cast so you would have to pay the for it because your opponent only cast two spells.
2 weeks ago
i would switch nighthawk for a Vengevine. Take a look at my RBG vengevine deck which is fairly similar to yours. perhaps look at Relentless Dead.I wouldnt switch Lotleth Troll for Grim Flayer as lotleth has alot of utility and can even ensure flayers delirium comes online.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Great deck, +1 from me! I have made one of these decks and I have a few suggestions: 1) Nantuko Husk, to provide extra sacrificing while buffing itself. 2) self mill cards like Commune with the Gods and Mulch. 3) Entomb. 4) discard cards like Fauna Shaman and Lotleth Troll. 5) everyone sacrifices cards such as Barter in Blood.