Mortician Beetle

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Common
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Rare

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Mortician Beetle

Creature — Insect

Whenever a player sacrifices a creature, you may put a +1/+1 counter on Mortician Beetle.

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Mortician Beetle Discussion

SynergyBuild on Artificial Dark Chocolate (3.4)

1 week ago

Thanks for this, I have been inspired!! (Hint: Mortician Beetle)

square711 on Speeding up Skirsdag

2 weeks ago

Raise the Alarm was actually a mistake on my part - I thought it made Human tokens, not Soldier tokens. Gather the Townsfolk is sorcery speed, which kinda sucks, but it does synergize better with the rest of the deck... but on second thought, maybe you're better off not playing either of them. Just focus on replacing your current sacrifice outlets and testing with Young Wolf to see how well it fits your needs.

Oh, and one last thing: get rid of Village Cannibals. A 2/2 that hits the board on turn 3 is too slow for Modern - if you want a creature that gets bigger as you sacrifice stuff, Mortician Beetle is your best bet.

Pheardemons on The Devourer World Of Jund

1 month ago

I'm liking the overall theme here, but question. Wouldn't Prossh, Skyraider of Kher be a better commander here? The extra tokens definitely generate some extra value for him to kill with commander damage, not to mention he creates token to help you with your devour theme.

Also, some devour creatures I think you should consider:

Thorn-Thrash Viashino - The fact that he can give himself trample makes him EXTREMELY relevant

Marrow Chomper - can help keep you in the game. Having a crap ton of creatures, but only one life, doesn't give you much of a benefit.

Thromok the Insatiable - If you are going with a devour theme, he is a must. This guy can gain INCREDIBLE power with the token theme you have.

Voracious Dragon - Definitely much better if you were to play Krenko, Mob Boss, but either way another flyer that can potentially deal some damage as well since you do play goblin token generators.

Token Generators I think you should consider.

Krenko, Mob Boss - Can win the game by himself, but for token generation this guy is insane.

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet - He only hits opponents, but he also helps HOSE graveyard strategies. Not to mention, can beef himself up if need be.

Grave Titan - I think this guy is pretty powerful by himself, but then he can also start generating some major advantage.

From Beyond - Another Awakening Zone

Hooded Hydra - possibility since you can easily sacrifice him.

Benefits from Sacrificing

Fecundity - It can help opponents, but I feel like you'll get more use out of it

Viscera Seer - Not a bad way to make sure you don't draw something useless

Mortician Beetle - Simple yet extremely effective in a deck like this

Protection

Asceticism - Dude, just yes. This card is insanely amazing.

Golgari Charm - The regenerate factor protects all of your tokens from a wrath effect. Nothing like having a winning board state, to be reset with a Wrath of God.

Others

Doubling Season - While expensive, can help with redundancy with Primal Vigor.

Parallel Lives - Redundancy again, but does stack with the others.

This is everything that came to mind at first, hope you find somethings to help your deck!

kamarupa on Haruspex

2 months ago

you just don't want to hang non-dynamic cards on a combo. Soul sisters are decent because even without the combo, they'll keep you in the game. There are other spells, though, like Mortician Beetle that really aren't very good without the combo.

wonderboyrox on Rapid Reanimation

2 months ago

Ahzrei I really like the theme of the deck you have here, but right now I see a few issues.

First of all, you have 62 cards in the deck right now.. Assuming you want to be running a 60 card deck, that should be fixed.

Arc Runner is a nice card, but think of this.. If your plan is to hard cast him, and then play Rite of Consumption before end of turn.. this is a combo that'll have to wait until turn 5 at the soonest. Not to mention that he is easily chump blocked once your opponent has the slightest idea of what you're up to (since he doesn't even have trample).


Here is what I would do:

-4 Arc Runner (Too mana intensive to allow for shenanigans)

+4 Hellspark Elemental (Better replacement for Arc Runner imo)

-4 Heart-Piercer Manticore (Too mana intensive. Also, Rite of Consumption would just be a faster alternative here.)

-4 Demigod of Revenge (Not sure he fits the theme like you may think. Official ruling of the card states: "This ability triggers when you cast Demigod of Revenge as a spell. It wont trigger if Demigod of Revenge is put directly onto the battlefield.")

+4 Demonlord of Ashmouth (This is your win con. He also allows you to sac him once at no cost = profit.)

+2 Culling the Weak (This card really speeds things up for you, potentially giving you a T2 Demonlord of Ashmouth.)

-4 Apprentice Necromancer (Soonest he is useful is turn 3, after some thought on this one, I am thinking this:)

+4 Undying Evil (...fits the theme a little better than the Necro, & useful in more situations.)

and finally..

-2 Sneak Attack (With the new lowered mana curve here, I don't see as much need for this card in the deck.)

+2 Grave Pact (Fits the theme better, and also gives more fuel to your Mortician Beetles.)

(You should also look at fixing your mana base. Even without making changes to the deck, you should be more swamp-heavy than mountain-heavy.)

Valoth on Sacrifice! Sacrifice!

3 months ago

mr_lag Mortician Beetle actually looks fun for making a deck similar to this... You've got my gears turning on building another sac deck incorporating it now... I'm sure I'll make it soon enough :D

mr_lag on Sacrifice! Sacrifice!

3 months ago

Mortician Beetle can be silly in decks like this one...

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