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Sacrifice a creature: Nantuko Husk gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
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Nantuko Husk Discussion
1 day ago
Bloodflow Connoisseur is probably better than Rot Shambler as it acts as its own sacrifice outlet. Maybe run both? I think you would need to try both out and see which one works better. Other cards to look at are Viscera Seer, Nantuko Husk, Blasting Station. Might also want to consider adding Blood Artist and Grim Haruspex for extra value.
1 day ago
So, you have plenty of cards that have upside when you sacrifice them, but you have too few sacrifice outlets to support them. A card you may want to look into is Retribution of the Ancients combined with your Young Wolf and Strangleroot Geist. Because you can remove the +1/+1 counters from the undying creatures, they can die and come back again. This is a pretty powerful combination. To support this, you might want some more sacrifice outlets. Nantuko Husk is good, as is Bloodflow Connoisseur and Viscera Seer.
The key is to playtest the deck a lot and see what works, and what doesn't, and adapt your cards accordingly.
5 days ago
It seems like Avacyn's Judgment and Abandon Reason are meant to be cast for Madness? If so, Bloodrage Brawler is awfully inconsistent here, as there's no way to be sure you'll have a hand with both Bloodrage Brawler, Avacyn's Judgment in a game, and it's even less likely you'll have the mana to cast both of them in the same turn. I'd recommend either replacing the Bloodrage Brawlers with the suggestions below, scrapping Abandon Reason, or both.
Bloodrage Brawler is an incredibly aggressive card, I'll admit. However, there are some creatures that are quite a bit more synergistic with your deck. Nantuko Husk, Carrion Feeder, and Blood Bairn help your creatures die without Distended Mindbender. Perilous Myr and Goblin Arsonist are relatives of Mudbutton Torchrunner.
It seems like Distended Mindbender and Avacyn's Judgment are your sac outlets right now. Your opponent isn't going to block your Mudbutton Torchrunners if they're going to take 3 damage for it - they're just going to let the 1 go through. So, you need ways to power them yourself. Again, Nantuko Husk, Carrion Feeder, and Blood Bairn will all do that job for you, and Artillerize and Fling are cheap, sometimes even better, substitutes or alternatives.
For a budget deck, your mana base is to be expected, but it can be better. Rakdos Guildgate is a dual land, sure, but entering the battlefield tapped without anything else means it's outclassed by others. Akoum Refuge and Bloodfell Caves are gainlands in Rakdos colors. Rakdos Carnarium is a tapland that bounces one of your own lands, which can be bad or good, but helps you stay on curve the turn after, unlike the Guildgate. Temple of Malice is a scryland, which might not be so useful, but it's still better than the Guildgate by virtue of its scry. Dragonskull Summit is probably your best bet for a dual under $5/each, though, because it's not necessarily a tapland as long as you have a Swamp or Mountain.
Soul-Scar Mage and Abandon Reason are really weird cards in this deck. You have no burn spells (which might be something to consider) if you don't hit creatures with your Torchrunner or Showstopper, so I would consider either burn spells or better combat tricks. Red has much better combat tricks than Abandon Reason, like Brute Strength, a red Giant Growth.
Sorry for the wall of text; I hope it helped.
2 weeks ago
Instead of the Wilds, maybe look at the Pain Lands. The life loss should be negated by the servant. Underground River, Arcane Sanctum, Dromar's Cavern, and Crypt of Agadeem are also options. But, this deck looks pretty solid! I would still skip the Executioners in favor of a better zombie lord. A zombie army with menace is almost always a game win. Another card I forgot to mention is Behind the Scenes. Skulk + Menace = unhappy enemies. Finally, Carrion Feeder and Nantuko Husk are excellent sac outlets. A must for zombie tribal.
2 weeks ago
Tragic Slip is a great card for zombie decks... or Fatal Push if you can afford it (take out Bone Splinters). Lord of the Accursed is an excellent 4-of from Amonkhet. Carrion Feeder and/or Nantuko Husk is great for zombie sacrifice. I also think you should have 4 Diregraf Colossus. Gravecrawler is AMAZING. If you can get a few Diregraf Captains as well as Plague Belchers to pump your zombie army. Also consider Fetid Pools in place of the Wilds.
3 weeks ago
I feel like Nantuko Husk is more efficient if a sacrifice outlet.
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
Yahenni is in the Maybe board, I just wish he was more than a free sac outlet. I am trying with Bontu for maximum synergy, until it's not practical.
Still waiting on the AKH release to get some live testing in and see how it runs. It may turn out that Yahenni will be the centerpiece of the deck instead of Bontu.
I am sorely missing Nantuko Husk in Standard at this point.