Mortus Strider

Mortus Strider

Creature — Skeleton

When Mortus Strider dies, return it to its owner's hand.

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash (GTC) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Mortus Strider Discussion

Shogyroka on Chemical Burn [Science Experiment]

5 months ago

God, I looked so much for a deck like this. Stitcher's apprentice is one of my favourite cards, and I tried a control build with Mortus Strider in Dimir colors, but I couldn't make it work. Thank you.

maxmcnugget on I am become death, destroyer of decks

5 months ago

I am confused about some card choices: Ghostly Touch , Mortus Strider , Restless Dead , and the unblockable creatures like classic: Phantom Warrior . Are the unblockable creatures here so Lazav can become unblockable? Or for cipher/Trepanation Blade/Sword of B&M? Thanks.

Snapdisastermage on [Damia Primer] One Good Turn Deserves Another

2 years ago

I wouldn't say it's casual but not everything is High level. Would you say Aluren + Mortus Strider + Blasting Station and Basalt Monolith + Mesmeric Orb +Laboratory Maniac are decently viable combo's? Tasigur EDH is my deck. I have a reanimator and combo split. Or should I just drop the reanimator package for more combo consistency

WolverineSR_71 on Black Sac Attack!

2 years ago

Tou could try splashing blue for Mortus Strider

miampizza on Wife Deck (life drain)

2 years ago

I have a few suggestions:

Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood pretty much self explanatory as to why.

Well of Lost Dreams, Rhystic Study and Alhammarret's Archive are pretty synergistic draw engines.

You are playing one of the best color combination for boardwipes. If things go wrong a well placed Supreme Verdict, Wrath of God, Merciless Eviction, Fumigate, Terminus or Cyclonic Rift can turn the table in your favor or win you the game. Boardwipes are very strong in the EDH format.

35 lands without any mana rocks is quite slow for a deck like this. Maybe you could consider adding some ramp to ensure that your strategy starts pumping before your opponent's. I'm talking about cards like Azorius Signet, Dimir Signet, Orzhov Signet, Sol Ring, Thran Dynamo, Basalt Monolith etc etc.

I feel like Colossus of Akros, Eater of Hope, Kothophed, Soul Hoarder, Maze Sentinel and Mortus Strider are either not very synergistic or weak compared to many other possible choices.

Rhox Faithmender, Archangel of Thune (quite pricy $),Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, Sphinx of the Steel Wind could be interesting cards.

As for your removal you heavily rely on Pacifism effects. If that's what you absolutely want, go ahead, but if you'd like a bit versatility (sometimes an enchantment or something else might prevent you from gaining life of playing at all), cards like Anguished Unmaking, Counterspell, Mortify, Return to Dust and Utter End could be pretty interesting.

Might have a few cards that comes to mind. I hope any of those cards were inspirational to you :P

mrluthor on Oona, Queen of the Random Junk

2 years ago

So am I! I edited it to show the 48 cards I must include in my deck, barring the maybeboard. I'm trying to build something out of this. Im thinking I can do it three ways.

First and most boring is just to slap in whatever good stuff I own in the corresponding colors and call it a day. That sounds terrible and unfun.

The second option is to build it as a mill deck. I gave people a number of cards that put themselves on the bottom of their library so I thought Tunnel Vision would be fun plus Mindcrank and Duskmantle Guildmage.

Third option is to build an ETB deck. There are some fun creatures in there like Mortus Strider , Cavern Harpy, and Eternal Scourge. That being said I dont really know how to make this happen.

I have a smattering of decent cards in the colors but Im not opposed to spend a little bit of money on this. Though it is a budget of about $20 :/

Does that help clear things up?

spacetear on Shadows of the Martyr

3 years ago

So, I did some searching. Here's what I got to suggest:

Butcher of Malakir or Dictate of Erebos are more budget friendly versions of Grave Pact. Plus Dictate has flash for that extra surprise.

Consuming Vapors, Cruel Edict, or Geth's Verdict might be more flavor-friendly for the sacrificing theme, though I know we discussing being able to target specific opponent creatures. Eternal Thirst can turn any creature into a Mortician Beetle. Blood Artist loves when things die. Just a thought.

Have you considered splashing a color? Not more than one, that'd cut too much into the mana symbol b mana ramping things.

There's a couple versions of Sorin that might be good companions for Lilliana, Sorin, Solemn Visitor in particular. He pumps, he makes tokens to attack or sac, and he hates your opponents' dumb creatures. Splash mana symbol w of course.

Now, the big one. There's a bunch of creatures with built-in graveyard abuse to give your Reassembling Skeletons some company. Bloodsoaked Champion and Pit Keeper are wallet-friendly, Nether Traitor is worth the money, and Relentless Dead is way pricey but he's great with some zombie buddies. And if you splash mana symbol u, you've got Possessed Skaab, Mortus Strider, and Prized Amalgam.

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