Creature — Insect
Whenever a player sacrifices a creature, you may put a +1/+1 counter on Mortician Beetle.
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|Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3)||Common|
|Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Mortician Beetle Discussion
1 week ago
Snuff Out would be better than Terror, I think.
This seems like a good deck for Tortured Existence. It would allow you to reuse some of your more useful ETB/LTB triggers.
Krosan Tusker is a very overlooked draw spell. It's a 3-mana, instant speed, uncounterable Divination in Green that guarantees you a land. I would play it over Bequeathal.
Carrion Feeder is pretty much the best sac outlet out there, in my opinion. It should really be in this list somewhere.
With all the saccing you're doing, I think Mortician Beetle could give you a lot of free value. It also counts the opponent's sacrifices, so it works well with something like Slum Reaper or Abyssal Gatekeeper.
Wail of the Nim is a good, versatile boardwipe that can feel one-sided. I would play this over Sandstorm, which can be a bit narrow.
With all your ramp and Ashnod's Altar, you could support a very big Death Denied, which could take the place of some of your worse draw.
Gangrenous Zombies seems like a better choice for you than most of your boardwipes, even without snow-covered lands (if you want to save some money, just get 3-5 snow-covered swamps and fetch them out).
2 weeks ago
Blood Artist triggers if any creature dies, Zulaport Cutthroat only activates when one of your creatures dies. This really isn't a deck that attacks much if at all. My attackers end up being Carrion Feeder and Mortician Beetle. everything else is better served in the sacrifice combo.
Boza on Arakdokrats
1 month ago
That is indeed a minus falkenrath noble.
Necratog is uncommon and thus not legal in pauper, but if it was common, it would not be good enough probably. If you want a giant creature for cheap, Gurmag Angler is your guy.
The fetch lands work to trigger the Mortician Beetle.
A good ratio is that in your creatures 1/3 are sac outlets, while 2/3s are things that generate value when sacrificed. I think the current list is still a bit low on sacrifice outlets.
1 month ago
probably don't want spark elemental, and cabal therapy can swap out for the Cabal Therapist.
2 months ago
Twist35: thanks man, I knew that suicide hub wouldn't really fit, but I couldn't find the right one! As for your suggestions, Carrion Feeder surely is very good, but in this particular case I prefer the vampire because she can really deal 20 damage in one turn (helped by other spells), and maximize the effect of Essence Harvest and Miming Slime . Mortician Beetle feels definitely good, maybe I'll pur him in instead of Aphotic Wisps , that I was thinking of removing, and some more creature would really help. I'll think about the "more card recursion" side, but I think that maybe I'll only add 1 more Unearth . Grisly Salvage is nice, I don't really know what would need to be removed though. Anyway, thanks for your advices!
2 months ago
I don't think this is a suicide deck, aristocrats would probably be a better hub. Other than that the deck looks pretty cool, maybe add some more repeatable sac outlets. Carrion Feeder . Mortician Beetle is a very synergistic card. I would add some more card filtering and recursion, like Raise Dead and Grisly Salvage anyways, happy sacrificing!
2 months ago
You could probably squeeze a lot of value out of Animation Module .
4 months ago
I dig the deck a lot. I like playing golgari sac/yard so here is some budget cards(50 cent to 3 dollars) that I run in my Meren deck or my Vaevictis deck. All of these cards are really good and I feel can fit in the deck. So hopefully you can use them.
Budget Reanimation: Phyrexian Delver (1.50)
Budget Wincon: Tainted Strike (50 cents)
Budget Draw: Read the Bones (25 cents)