Murder of Crows


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Innistrad (ISD) Uncommon

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Murder of Crows

Creature — Bird


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

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Murder of Crows Discussion

Ravenrose on Accursed Potions and Twisted Notions

1 week ago

BringerOfStorms Trust me, I know theme building! I am attempting to make a witchcraft deck myself and I am collecting curses for it myself. I would love to play your deck - I am a little disappointed that this kind of deck is not played more often! You are also collecting Wands right? Diviner's Wand for example. Have you thought also of Murder of Crows? ... Maybe a kitty cat as well? I'll have a look for a good cat that fits with the synergy if you want me to.

Dumgoldfish124 on Bird Token/Tribal

2 weeks ago

47552 Love the idea, really creative! I have some recommendations for you though. Onto the birds!

First, if your play group doesn't mind un-cards, then Crow Storm is quite good. Other then that, Storm Crow itself, despite the memes, is not a bad card and is great in bird tribal. Murder of Crows is a really good finisher as it will deter board wipes and swing for 4 a turn. Mindshrieker is another good finsher. Swan Song and Essence Scatter are both great bird themed counterspells and Wing Shards is a great bird themed spell. Crookclaw Elder is a good draw engine and Impaler Shrike and/or Thieving Magpie add a good bit of draw. Keeper of the Nine Gales adds some great board control and helps disrupt the tempo of your opponent. Augury Owl gives some nice foresight to what is coming up and allows you to change the order or throw away the cards that are not needed. Finally, while not a 'bird bird', Soulcatcher is awesome at killing the opponent after some sacrifice shenanigans.

I also have some general recommendations for the deck. Firstly, Culling Dais is awesome. It can tap and sacrifice a bird if that bird is destroyed, turning it into another card for later on. It gets even more ridiculous with Thrummingbird increasing counters. Deluge gives all of your birds pseudo-unblockable and Gravitational Shift beefs up your birds while your opponent's ground troops get weaker. Kangee, Aerie Keeper pumps the power and toughness of all your birds while Aven Mimeomancer makes your tokens bigger. Door of Destinies does similar things to Kangee. Tezzeret's Gambit is a nice draw spell that also adds counters. Glory stops damage cold. In this deck Grafted Wargear is better then Barbed Battlegear, despite the synergy with Soulcatchers' Aerie. Cataclysm is an awesome board wipe, especially with Soulcatchers' Aerie. Masako the Humorless is nasty surprise for your opponent, especially with Glory chilling in the graveyard. Finally, with land I recommend using Nimbus Maze and Sejiri Refuge. I also recommend having 20 lands, but if 18 works, by all means, keep using 18.

I hope this helps! If you would like any help with cuts, just ask, I'll be happy to help!

FancyLadies on The Locust Army: A Day of Wrath

1 month ago

PookandPie these are some great recommendations. Thank you for taking the time to make them. I don’t like to win using Laboratory Maniac normally because it’s a cheap win. He’s there just in case I get milled which happens in my play group. However, you have shed some light on cards/combos I hadn’t considered before so I’m willing to give those a go. Breath of Fury would be pretty funny if I can pull it off and I had been considering Throne of the God-Pharaoh for some time. As for Murder of Crows, I had it in my deck but it’s high CMC was not making it worth my while.

PookandPie on The Locust Army: A Day of Wrath

1 month ago

I do enjoy a good Locust God deck. Nice job here, but I do have some ideas for additions. My deck is here, so you know from where this advice stems: Locusts, Take the Wheel~

Winning via Lab Man already on field and casting a 5 mana enchantment or 6 mana creature is fairly slow (I wound up removing Lab Man from my Locust God deck as a result because it required too much set up in colors that have a hard time tutoring creatures and enchantments). Though, I do have an alternative.

One is to run Simian Spirit Guide and Firestorm. With your whole library in your hand, exile Simian Spirit Guide for R, then cast Firestorm. You'll draw 80+ cards, so you discard 40 of them targeting your opponents and 36-37 Insect tokens to kill everyone.

'Course, if you don't want to do that I can offer another really cute card that's really solid in midrange Locust God decks. Breath of Fury is one of my more favored cards when I can't combo, and it forms an extremely cute combo with Bident of Thassa in that, if you have at least a couple insect tokens, you can slap down Breath of Fury and kill the whole table. For example, attacking with 5 tokens draws you 5 cards and makes 5 additional tokens. Then you swing 9. Then you swing 17. Then you swing 33. All of that alone is enough to deal 561 damage, and you can attack with Locust God too which will cut down anyone who has used an infinite life combo. Breath of Fury is basically one of those cards that works in The Locust God better than any other deck simply because your tokens come with built-in haste, so it's great by itself and can win games almost any time its drawn with a reasonable board presence (9 tokens will kill one player with Breath of Fury), but is backbreaking with the Bident.

Another card I have come to enjoy is Throne of the God-Pharaoh, though that's mostly because it makes killing a number of players much easier. Attacking one player with 20 tokens and then each opponent taking 20 on my end step is a way I've ended a player on more than one occasion.

Have you considered Murder of Crows? With Ashnod's Altar and Locust God, this gives you a quick and dirty way to draw your whole library. If you keep Laboratory Maniac instead of going the Firestorm route, then Murder of Crows makes an excellent little way to draw to a win. You only need to keep a blue mana open to cast Lab Man as you'll have more than enough colorless mana.

greyninja on Strange combos

3 months ago

This was a unique one that I'd never seen. It didn't work out in my opponent's favor

Can't remember the rest of the board; but I had my general The Locust God, Murder of Crows, and Psychosis Crawler on the 'field. My fiancee had Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite.

I drew a card, got a 1/1, it dies to Elesh, loot with crows, deal 1 damage with crawler, repeat until gg haha

KINGofORESKOS on Locust God (Scratch Built)

4 months ago

Maybe Laboratory Maniac, since it allows you to benefit from decking out, meaning you don't have to fear using The Locust God's ability. Purphoros, God of the Forge is a bit pricey, but he pings your enemy for 1 every time you activate The Locust God's ability. If you want to make a horde of locusts, Shared Animosity would make 5 locusts deal 20 damage. Murder of Crows makes an infinite combo with The Locust God. That is, if you have a card like Ashnod's Altar. Nice deck, keep up the good work, and I hope my suggestions help.

hoardofnotions on Tasigur counters

4 months ago

Murder of Crows can help filter, and I've always wanted to play it. And it's coming out in Masters 25 so that'll be easy

greyninja on The Locust God and his Wizard Friends

5 months ago

I was checking out your neheb deck and figured I'd swing thru here too

Murder of Crows I'm not sure I've seen before; and it goes infinite with The Locust God and Ashnod's Altar/Phyrexian Altar!!! Might have to include that in my build

+1 from me. If you have a minute, please swing by my locust god deck and tell me what you think!

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