Murder of Crows

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Innistrad Uncommon

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Murder of Crows

Creature — Bird

Flying

Whenever another creature dies, you may draw a card. If you do, discard a card.

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Murder of Crows Discussion

Bork on The Loco Locust

13 hours ago

Goblin Bombardment combos with Murder of Crows for infinite damage as long as kozilek is not exiled. Personally i have had more success with Tears of Rage than with Rites of Initiation. Grenzo, Havoc Raiser is also another card that has over performed in my deck.

hoardofnotions on Tokemon *Budget* Temmet EDH

3 days ago

God-Pharaoh's Gift and Gate to the Afterlife could be good.

Murder of Crows can help fill your graveyard.

Daedalus19876 on The Ten Plagues: Locust God EDH | *PRIMER*

1 month ago

MSL2395: But Avacyn must never cease purifying! OwO

But seriously, the decks don't have TOO much in common - it's not hard to maintain them both.

Um, lemme think about the essentials here...

You definitely need SOME kind of ramp to get The Locust God out earlier. I'm using the best ramp I can find, along with Paradox Engine. But cheaper cards like Coldsteel Heart and Commander's Sphere can work over expensive options like Mana Crypt in a pinch. Or maybe one-shot rituals like Seething Song...

Other than that, the only "essentials" are hardcore draw effects (and maybe a non-combat win-con or two, if you can't push through damage with creatures for whatever reason). Specific (and mostly cheap) cards that seem like a "must" to me:

Jace's Archivist, Whirlpool Warrior, Consecrated Sphinx, Purphoros, God of the Forge, Winds of Change, Alhammarret's Archive, Brainstorm, Mindmoil, Arjun, the Shifting Flame, Shared Animosity, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth (somewhat interchangeable with Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre), and Magus of the Wheel. Windfall is a good substitute for Wheel of Fortune in a pinch.

And of course Murder of Crows, Ashnod's Altar, and Skullclamp to add some combo wincons ;) Does that help clarify things?

OctaviusFalcon on Bird Tribal EDH

1 month ago
So, I was wondering why my deck consistently underperformed, and after reviewing my deck a bit I realized I somehow ended up only running 31 lands and a lot more high cost things than I should've been playing. I also realized I was running a bit of lockdown stuff, and I think wanted to tone that down a bit in favor of more tribal support. As this was the case, I decided to fix it up a bit.

CHANGES

Abundant Growth --> Mirari's Wake

Azorius Keyrune --> Glacial Fortress

Cryptic Gateway --> Birthing Pod

Azorius Chancery --> Hallowed Fountain

Selesnya Guildgate --> Sunpetal Grove

Simic Growth Chamber --> Yavimaya Coast

Simic Signet --> Breeding Pool

Fertile Ground --> Gavony Township

Glare of Subdual --> Supreme Verdict

Opposition --> Deluge

Deadeye Navigator --> High Sentinels of Arashin

Azorius Signet --> Hinterland Harbor

Dismiss into Dream --> Beast Within

Windreader Sphinx --> Mirror Entity

Coastal Breach --> Krosan Verge

Obelisk of Urd --> Sol Ring

Bronzebeak Moa --> Wargate

Marshal's Anthem --> Bower Passage

Skullclamp --> Murder of Crows

Wing Shards --> Temple Garden

Krosan Grip --> Adarkar Wastes

Favorable Winds --> Thieving Magpie

Daedalus19876 on The Ten Plagues: Locust God EDH | *PRIMER*

1 month ago

jonfehl: Probably not; I don't have enough rituals to actually CAST the things after I pay for Past in Flames...Mizzix's Mastery, on the other hand...

Rzepkanut: I prefer Dack Fayden in the "loot 2 per turn" slot, because his -2 is more relevant I suspect, and he's slightly less mana. However, Daretti, Scrap Savant is a good budget replacement for Jace, the Mind Sculptor (oddly enough). Thanks for the idea! :)

flluid: The most jank of secret tech! ;) I even have one lying around...

tophertbone12: I'm on the fence for Distant Melody. I was going to play it (was in the maindeck), but I cut it for draw that could be used even without already having Locusts in play. I want to find a slot for it, but what would you cut? (And if you like the deck, feel free to +1!)

Wasadia123: Ooh, I like this idea! Thank you! :)

wereotter: How did I forget him??? He needs a slot. What should I cut? ;) - and if you like the list, you're always welcome to +1! haha

TwigTech: Hmmmm. I'll consider it, but Murder of Crows already goes infinite with Phyrexian Altar OR Ashnod's Altar, and goes for a simple Comet Storm...Thoughts?

Msg_magic: Seems too high CMC, unless I'm missing something?

Podder: My feelings are that I SHOULD be running them, but I generally hate counterspells so I don't include them. As this deck becomes more tuned they'll probably become necessary (since it IS a relatively dedicated combo deck and reliant on the commander)...

Crivaro: I like the idea, thanks! :) If you like the deck, +1s are always a kind gift ;)

Thank you all, once again, for your invaluable help! This deck wouldn't be half as good without you all.

TwigTech on The Ten Plagues: Locust God EDH | *PRIMER*

1 month ago

I don't know if it's been mentioned yet, but you might want to consider adding Goblin Bombardment to the deck as an additional Comet Storm. It goes infinite with Murder of Crows or any of the Skullclamp combos.

Daedalus19876 on Senehem, The Locust God

1 month ago

I appreciate the addition of a name, and I might steal it ;)

This is my list: The Ten Plagues: Locust God EDH | *PRIMER*. Hopefully it can give you some good ideas, and I'd love to hear your opinion :)

Have you considered Coalition Relic to let you cast Senehem on T4, Recurring Insight to draw massive numbers of cards, Murder of Crows for an additional combo, or Mystical Tutor/Gamble/Long-Term Plans as tutors?

I'm also totally stealing Throne of the God-Pharaoh and Commit / Memory from your list ;)

Daedalus19876 on The Ten Plagues: Locust God EDH | *PRIMER*

1 month ago

RazortoothMtg: Honestly, I don't know why Strionic Resonator was in the list. Out it goes! I also really like Flamebreak for its mana-to-effect ratio, but it got cut for more draw ;) Thank you for the help, I appreciate it!

Skulloelegy: Glad to help! :)

n0bunga: Same to you man! Trinket Mage is now in - still looking for a slot for Trophy Mage, but she'll find her way into the list eventually! :) And Lightning Storm would be a hilarious win-con, I might have to try that.

Marcs7: Thanks! I'll definitely try to include that - Blasting Station also goes infinite with Murder of Crows (which has its own utility in the deck). If you like the deck, you're welcome to give a +1 ;)

teferiofzhalfir: Shared Animosity has been consistently fantastic in this deck haha. Nothing quite like The Locust God into Shared Animosity and Wheel of Fortune, draw 7 and swing for 49. And I'm always nervous to use Coat of Arms in case I go up against a tribal deck, but I'll look for a slot :)

Zimmers_0: It's super fun so far (though I've only goldfished so far). It isn't my strongest combo deck, but it's very fun and can explode out of nowhere.

My basic assessment is that The Locust God is extremely powerful, even moreso than it appears - but it doesn't have any inherent protection, and it's very expensive at 6 mana.

If I had the money for the "real" mana rocks like Mox Diamond and Mana Crypt I think I could make it into a major threat. Until then, it will be a janky, fun combo deck that murders people with unholy plagues of locusts MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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