Creature — Elemental

When Mournwhelk enters the battlefield, target player discards two cards.

Evoke (3)(Black) (You may play this spell for its evoke cost. If you do, it's sacrificed when it enters the battlefield.)

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Lorwyn (LRW) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Pauper Legal
Casual Legal
Noble Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal

Mournwhelk Discussion

DaitokujiAmnael on Death is For Other Colors

11 months ago

Also if you want some removal and disruption, Evoke cards like Shriekmaw and Mournwhelk will give you twice the etb triggers.

VietMoneys on

1 year ago

You won't feel so sexy when I use it and Heartstone to cheat out Herald of Leshrac and Mournwhelk for no mana, KittenPetter!

Firebones675 on Liliana's Sadistic Desires

3 years ago

I've found Magus of the Abyss to be decent for crowd control and to flip lili. Also a lot cheaper than The Abyss, the card it was based on. Also an evoked Shriekmaw can flip lili. So can the pother black evoke creatures ( Offalsnout/Mournwhelk)

ironmindraph on Freedom By Death (Mikaeus RIX updated)

3 years ago

GolgariGravePact Thank for the Mournwhelk suggestion.After some tries I just officially added it to the deck and he's here to stay.

DaftVader on Build Your Own Dragon (Pauper Exhume)

4 years ago

What about Mournwhelk? If you evoke it before reanimating it, that means that they have to deal with it with four less cards, and with the evoke cost it's easy to get into the graveyard.

singood on Esper Evoke

4 years ago

Hey Cony, thanks for the suggestions.

Augur of Skullsis a definitely a better card than Mournwhelk in a vacuum, but is capable of bigger plays by forcing a discard-4 while sticking around as a reasonable 3/3. On the other hand, Augur is much better when cast by itself, so some combination of the two is probably what I'll go with.

I have no argument for your other card suggestions. Barrens is a strict upgrade and Angler is powerful enough it can be fit in without much synergy needed.

As for the change in shell, you might be on to something but that might be a challenge for another deck. This is really a mid-rangey Orzhov deck splashing blue just because Mulldrifter is an insane card. Something like Condescend could potentially work with the mana but doesn't seem all that great even coming from the sideboard.

triproberts12 on

4 years ago

Yep. Grinning Ignus is a great combo engine, but it needs a supportive shell. I can see the deck going a very different direction with a black control shell using Mournwhelk and some janky Grinning Ignus combo (Although the deck already feels pretty janky, especially when you're playing against something OP like Delver).

triproberts12 on

4 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion. Generator Servant is the last addition to the deck and easily the weakest 2-drop. I was running black for Mournwhelk and Undying Evil instead of green for Walker of the Grove before and using Manaforge Cinder to help mana-fix. However, I found that getting an explosive start was far more important than mana fixing- Smokebraider, Evolving Wilds, and huge Mulldrifter draws cover that base more than adequately. Prophetic Prism does a great job fixing, but if you have a better suggestion for ramp, I'd be more open to it.

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