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Whenever a player sacrifices a creature, you may put a +1/+1 counter on Mortician Beetle.
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Mortician Beetle Discussion
1 week ago
Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox is my big list of everything I've (somewhat) tested in mono black in modern. Feel free to look through - its grouped by card effectiveness.
There are a lot of cards that aren't good enough to be 'everyone uses 4', and so the supply massively exceeds demand once they rotate out of standard and they end up pretty cheap and working pretty well. Good enough to win FNM, not quite enough for major tournaments.
Sign in Blood and Night's Whisper are perfect examples. They're premuium quality card draw- they're just outclassed by Dark Confidant and Phyrexian Arena, so they don't see regular play. They're a fantastic engine in budget lists.
For this specific list, I'd look out for copies of Mortician Beetle, Genesis Chamber and Carnage Altar. There are some interesting sacrifice outlets out there, but they're mostly tuned for combo rather than value.
Similarly, there are spells in B/R like Rakdos Charm which are amazingly versatile and effective sideboard cards that there are more copies of than people playing those colours in modern, and as such are cheap.
All that said, this is substantially more together than my first few MTG decks, and I see a bright future deckbuilding if this is the quality of list you are starting with.
4 weeks ago
qwertyking Yeah, I was thinking about adding a sac engine of some kind, but apart from the Mortician Beetle and Quest for the Gravelord which completes easily anyway, I'm not really that dependant on sacrificing early on. I've changed Butcher Ghoul to Carrier Thrall for some additional easy sacrificing and to help mitigate land destruction from Smallpox and to help cast Desecration Demon more easily.
1 month ago
Well I mean Scapeshift traditionally wins the game in its current deck.
That being said it might pair well with Mortician Beetle
1 month ago
since you sacrifice a lot, Mortician Beetle could be a 4/4 or 5/5 or even bigger very soon.
2 months ago
lol, Crack the Earth is awesome! I didn't even remember that card!
It's a more versatile Innocent Blood, and seems better than Misguided Rage. If you were thinking Rakdos, I'd say Innocent Blood because it will also trigger Mortician Beetle. Since you're thinking Gruul, then Crack the Earth obviously, and maybe you could make use of things like Blisterpod, Goblin Arsonist or Bequeathal.
2 months ago
Another thing we learned in our testing: Brian needs a back-up plan. Since other than his ability to grow he's vanilla, he needs protection and strong support, or else the decks all seem to need a Plan B. Hence combining him with something like Mortician Beetle or Fling or Gurmag Angler is often necessary.
2 months ago
Shadow63- Mortician Beetle is a great suggestion.
Gattison- Nice to see you again lol. Wild Cantor seems nice. Also, Seal of Strength and Llanowar Augur seem awesome because not only does Bloodbriar get +3/+3, he also gets a +1/+1 counter out of it. I might do red because of the options. I’m glad to be a part of Team Brian! Thank you!