Necropolis Fiend

Necropolis Fiend

Creature — Demon

Delve (Each card you exile from your graveyard while casting this spells pays for .)

Flying

, , Exile X cards from your graveyard: Target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Necropolis Fiend Discussion

Darth_Savage on zombievine

4 months ago

With Faithless Looting (alongside Hogaak) banned, a Golgari shell might well be the best way to approach graveyard decks. However as someone who played Hogaak and before that Hollow One (with the Vengevines) in modern I'd say your missing a payoff creature. The problem with Vengevine is it dies and is exiled to Anger of the Gods which is a pretty common sweeper. You really want one of the bigger delve beaters here; Tombstalker Hooting Mandrills Gurmag Angler Necropolis Fiend Tasigur, the Golden Fang Become Immense or with perhaps a little work Soulflayer

My plan has been to try Tombstalker, I'm not sure it's good enough and unlike Hogaak can't be recurred, the other option that might work in a Vengevine shell, if you want the blue splash is Skaab Ruinator which is both a zombie and a horror, which might still be relevant... The deck list I'm working on is Ode to Hogaak if you fancy a look.

Gummyboys on hogaak's smack attack

5 months ago

Deck's really cool. But I have a few suggestions (Take them with a grain of salt)

Add: Nyx Weaver , fills your graveyard and can get you back an important card. Soul's Majesty , A worse Rishkar's Expertise is still pretty good. Winding Way , Helps fill up your hand and your graveyard. Springbloom Druid , Ramps, provides a creature to convoke, and puts a land in your graveyard to help delve Hogaak. Worm Harvest / Spider Spawning , Puts lands into your graveyard and makes a bunch of tokens. Also can be played from your graveyard when you inevitably mill them. Feed the Pack , Turn's Hogaak into a ton of wolves which you can use to convoke him. Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord , benefits from having a big graveyard and can sacrifice hogaak or any other creature to take out chunks of people's life totals. Regrowth , just a nice card to have when you're milling yourself.

Remove: Golgari Brownscale , it only dredges 2 cards at a time, and takes up your draw to do so. I think it's too slow. Necropolis Fiend , This card's just going to eat away at your graveyard, for not much payoff. You want your graveyard full for cards like Hogaak and Izoni. Slitherhead , Just doesn't do much to be honest. You can do better than a single +1/+1 counter. Viscera Seer , Doesn't do much either. It's basically 2 mana to draw a card, the unearth isn't going to useful very often. Vilis, Broker of Blood , Awesome, awesome card. But you don't have any ways to reanimate him or get him into play otherwise, and 8 mana seems like a lot for a deck with 35 lands. Doom Blade , Not the worst, but there's some better removal spells that aren't any more expensive. Immortal Coil , This card is only good if your graveyard has more cards in it than your life total, and it also is probably going to eat at your graveyard a lot.

ArchonBlue on Esper Control

9 months ago

PlatinumOne is trying to change your deck from Esper Control to Esper Death's Shadow. I wouldn't go down that route, as it's a totally different deck and I think Esper Charm is phenomenal in a Control build. Also Delver of Secrets  Flip is bad in Modern because it's so fragile, so I don't know he would suggest that.

If you find that you want more win conditions, there's plenty you can build into Control without changing the entire archetype. More Snaps, Vendilion Clique , Creeping Tar Pit , Gideon, Ally of Zendikar , Elspeth, Sun's Champion , Torrential Gearhulk , Tombstalker , Necropolis Fiend , and Tasigur, the Golden Fang are all good options.

Darth_Savage on Grixis (mostly) Toolbox (probably)

1 year ago

Phyrexian Obliterator, is actually not that difficult to play around, Dismember, a Revolt Fatal Push or a Morbid Tragic Slip will all kill it, without triggering it's ability as will a Delve Murderous Cut, which will also kill Eidolon of the Great Revel without triggering it. Also the Eidolon normally appears in burn lists, just take the two damage if necessary and move on, throw some lifegain in the deck like Alms of the Vein or Sovereign's Bite and play through.

If you want removal on a creature then Necropolis Fiend would fit your bill. Or, since your using Dredge cards anyway, you could try Necroplasm, there are lots of ways to add +1/+1 counters... To use Vengeful Pharaoh as a removal tactic would require three copies, you also need a spell like Cathartic Reunion or Thought Scour to kick it off and the reason Dredge is powerful now is Creeping Chill.

I'm still not clear on what it is you are aiming to do, what is your win condition? Is this a graveyard (dredge, reanimation) deck, or a pyromancer (high spell count) deck, or is it a fast mana deck using Dowsing Dagger? At present your deck is like a mash of 3 different ideas, the best decks are those which are consistent and have a singular goal.

I happen to have a deck that uses Phyrexian Obliterator, want to know the funny thing, it's a Devotion deck, I want the Obliterator as an enabler for Gray Merchant of Asphodel which is the primary wincon, it looks like this Sweet (black) devotion. Essentially it's a zombie tribal deck, which leverages the devotion mechanic. That single sentence description is what you want to have, for your own deck.

Darth_Savage on Drake infestation

1 year ago

You might be able to use Shadowstorm Vizier in the same way that the RB Hollow One deck uses Flameblade Adept. I probably prefer Haunted Dead to Call the Bloodline too and the Archfiend of Ifnir might be better as one of the delve cards; Gurmag Angler, Tasigur, the Golden Fang, Empty the Pits and Necropolis Fiend.

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