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(Black), Sacrifice a creature: Target opponent reveals his or her hand. Choose a card from it. That player discards that card. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery.
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Mind Slash Discussion
2 weeks ago
Craterhoof Behemoth to end the game after going wide with tokens
3 weeks ago
Also, consider Skullclamp to draw off of the tokens that you create, since keeping a full hand in commander is so important.
Not sure if this messes up your colors but I think Insolent Neonate could be a good upgrade to some of your one drop vampires since his ability is more relevant in a late game topdecking scenario. Along the same lines, Shadow Alley Denizen may be better than a Pulse Tracker type card as well since intimidate can be stronger than draining opponents for one (and every vampire activates it with the token!). Viscera Seer can also take advantage of the tokens you create and help smooth out those draws.
Attrition was a very underwhelming card for me for just one reason: Nonblack. A card that can be completely useless against one of the most popular colors in commander can be dead a lot of the time against a lot of creatures you want it to remove. Herald’s Horn could be good in this slot as a ramp/card advantage engine, or Mind Slash if you still want to 1 for 0 your opponents with your tokens. Inspiring Cleric also seems underwhelming, since 4 life in commander is so little and lifegain isn't a great effect in the format in general unless you are all-in on it. Consider Drana's Emissary as a replacement if you still would like the lifegain, but a card like Olivia, Mobilized for War could be better, if you have extra cards or madness vampires. Rakish Heir may also be a good replacement.
1 month ago
xLouDx There are two main ways to win. One is with staxing them out, so having Possessed Portal on the board for as long as possible is an example here and win with beats from there. The other is Squirrelcraft, so Earthcraft and Squirrel Nest make a kik-jiki like combo to make infinite creatures.
Hope this helps!
1 month ago
i think that a token generator and Mind Slash might be sweet.
1 month ago
Also, there's Havengul Lich, even if you don't use him to get activated abilities, you can still cast a wizard from the grave. There's Viscera Seer for free sac outlet that scryes. There's lots and lots of possibilities with this deck. very hard to choose.
One REALLY big thing people are overlooking in all the decks I've seen....Grave Pact...Dictate of Erebos...Butcher of Malakir..... Like I said, you are saccing copied tokens left and right, might as well get extra oomph out of them. Attrition is a good option, also Mind Slash
Get creative. This could even be a really good reanimator deck.
2 months ago
maxmcnugget I've been using Grave Pact on my hapatra for quite some time. It's really effective against targeted effects that destroy creatures, adversaries are, usually, afraid of doing anything to your minions with it in play. And comboing it with Ashnod's Altar, Mind Slash and Victimize is also great.
2 months ago
I also used to run a Meren deck and there are some cards you don't use that I personally found to be quite fun. PREPARE FOR WALL OF WORDS!
(I forget its name atm) The 2CMC Meren that prevents infect and -1/1 counters for infinite persist
Altar of Dementia It is a good sac outlet, mills yourself, or mills your opponents to death (my preferred method of winning) with infinite persist.
Greater Good Kinda is the same thing - sac out, lets you draw and discard junk.
Pattern of Rebirth Kinda was amazing with my deck. Its one flaw is it says the creature needs to hit the yard, so Leyline/RIP effects suck. This has an awesome combo with the next card
Birthing Pod - This card probably is somewhere in your deck, but I didn't see it. It is a great card, it makes your creature curve relevant (kinda important if everything good is a 3 mana thing, nothing on 4, good stuff on 5, for example), and with Pattern, I have won maannny games by patterning my Spore Fog (affectionately known as Fog Frog in my group), and pod-ing it away for 2cmc meren + a persist creature and comboing with a sac outlet.
Mind Slash A little mana intensive, but discard + sacrifice + pain-free thoughtseize was decent.
(this one is a gimmick card but I liked it)
Thoughtpicker Witch- Basically made my "favorite" opponent only draw lands for the majority of the game. Pretty effective on 1v1. Also is an exile win-con when you are infinite persisting. Kind of "win-more," but it can sac itself and come back with Meren EOT to do it again if both cards were non-lands.
TL;DR- Meren "Spore Frog Durdle.dec" was my favorite thing I built for a long while. These are cards I thought were awesome. If you ever wanna try some jank, give these cards a try if you haven't already had them in your deck and I cant see them, or if you feel like a card is being weak and you want to try something new!
2 months ago
illumfolly - CMC is too high and since most of my creatures are power 2 or less Flayer of the Hatebound is too little too late. Purphuros does his job for 2 CMC less and is easier to keep on the battlefield.
I found there aren't really enough non-black creatures for Attrition to be useful. Or I didn't have a creature to sac when I really needed to kill something. Mind Slash is too narrow and Sorcery speed hurts. Bitter Ordeal is interesting, there might be something there. Ill look more into it.