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Necropolis Fiend Discussion
4 weeks ago
So I'm building a deck ATM which is likely to at least have a sub-theme of creatures with activated abilities. The Commander is Tasigur, the Golden Fang and I'm looking for some advice on creatures with good activated abilities which ideally both interact with the graveyard and get some value out of running Training Grounds and Heartstone.
If anybody can help with things that fit this description perfectly or even partially, I'd be very thankful. Creatures like Tasigur, Magus of the Will, Necropolis Fiend are ideal, and creatures like Taigam, Sidisi's Hand, Deathrite Shaman and Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip are still appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
3 months ago
To make it delve, take out white/red (leave in your favorite), and build a stronger mana-base. Then add in the following delve beauties:
Whip of Erebos (Legendary so maybe just 2)
Make sure to keep Tasigur, the Golden Fang a 4-of.
Other good cards to hold the deck together:
6 months ago
Interesting. A few pointers/suggestions; Your CMC (converted mana cost) is extremely high, hovering around 4.5. A good number to try and start at is around 3 to 3.5, and tweak it from there. Your deck also seems to have a bit of an identity crisis, where it is both big butts, life gain and sacrifice all at once. I would try and focus on two of those instead of all three. Since you said this is mostly for friends, i assume that it isn't super competitive, so here are a few suggestions for cuts and suggested replacements: Baleful Eidolon- its just a 1/1 deathtouch for 2 unless you pay a ton of mana. Replace with Sakura-Tribe Elder for ramp. Eater of Hope just a mediocre creature, replace with Silklash Spider so you can have a big butt and deal with fliers. Hollowborn Barghest is just a bad creature, really. replace with Blinding Angel or Defiant Bloodlord, which both do cool things. Necropolis Fiend just fights with your little bit of recursion. Id replace with Murder or Hero's Downfall so you have a kill spell. I would love to give more suggestions right now, but i don't have enough time right now. leave a comment on my wall or reply to me and I'll definitely get back to you. And welcome to Commander!
10 months ago
Okay, so for this deck I would absolutely say less "threats", and more "enablers". In this case, I mean cut down on the delve fatties, and include more cards that put cards in your graveyard to take advantage of (though Tasigur is too good not to run a playset of in my opinion). For starters, any kind of land that sacrifices itself for another is straight value, because it's essentially a free card in the 'yard. With unlimited budget, I would recommend a playset of all fetches in black and/or green, but in this case you just want a full playset of Evolving Wilds. Otherwise, cut down on your number of Hooting Mandrills and Necropolis Fiend for some Corpse Churn, Perpetual Timepiece, Bitter Revelation, or Crop Sigil. Lastly, I would think about including some creatures that like being milled, discarded, or in the graveyard, like some Haunted Dead, Scrapheap Scrounger, or Bloodsoaked Champion.
10 months ago
Love this deck, I (sadly) love Tibalt as a character so I'm glad to have found a deck that actually makes him work!
The changes I made when playing was replacing Blood Moon with Kolaghan's Command (Blood Moon was too rich for my blood, and Kolghan's is too good to leave out!) I also switched out Stomping Ground for a basic Mountain, seemed like a bit of an odd pick for me.
I'd love to see a Necropolis Fiend work it's way in here, but based on it's cost and the fact you'd be discarding a lot from your graveyard as it is, I can see why you left him out.
All in all a solid deck and a great use of the so-called "useless" planeswalker. Thanks!
11 months ago
If you want to stay mono-black here are some good cards to consider:
Liliana's Caress - Amazing card that makes them lose life for doing what you already want to do.
Ensnaring Bridge - Can very easily nullify creature based decks by turn 3. Granted if they get rid of it they would've built up and destroy you on that one attack.
Bojuka Bog - Great land for you. Since you're making them discard this helps nullify graveyard strategies. If you play against dredge, jund, or blue strategies that utilize Snapcaster Mage discarding cards isn't as worst as it is for other decks.
Elixir of Immortality - This is a maybe card, but while your opponent is discarding everything you can reshuffle your graveyard into your library to make sure you don't run out of gas. I would say playtest that one.
Infernal Tutor - Amazing tutor for your type of deck. You can use it to get another discard card, or if your hellbent you get any card you need for the situation.
23 lands is a lot for a deck that is mostly 1 and 2 mana CMC cards. I would recommend dialing back to 21 at most. Maybe even 20 would work. 3 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth seems like a lot being that it is a legendary land. Maybe go down to two. Because you play 4 Smallpox, you shouldn't need another six creature removal spells. I understand Hero's Downfall for planeswalkers, but Victim of Night is probably too redundant. Draw power is somewhat limited in black if you don't have creatures. But a couple cards to consider could be Night's Whisper or Sign in Blood mainboard. Since you're mono-black I would recommend Sign in Blood for the off chance that you could target an opponent to win the game.
1 year ago
Just thought of some other awesome options. Dead Drop, Tombstalker, Gurmag Angler, Murderous Cut, Necropolis Fiend, Shambling Attendants, Sibsig Muckdraggers, and Sultai Scavenger could all be possible main deck options. Faultgrinder and Ingot Chewer for the sideboard. Some of these may be decent options for what you're going for of course you would have to balance the delve aspect. I think you ahould remove Tasigur, the Golden Fang because you can't activate his ability 9based on your current mana base) and you can't play both since he is a Legend.