Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Commander 2014 (C14) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Jace vs Vraska (DDM) Uncommon
Tenth Edition (10E) Uncommon
Ninth Edition (9ED) Uncommon
Eighth Edition (8ED) Uncommon
Visions (VIS) Uncommon

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Creature — Human Assassin

First strike

When Nekrataal enters the battlefield, destroy target nonartifact, nonblack creature. That creature can't be regenerated.

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Nekrataal Discussion

CivilizedSin on Sidisi, Brood Tyrant EDH Deck

1 week ago

Haha I understand the struggle entirely! Personally, I'm only running a handful of non-creature-based removal, and they are less reactionary and more game ending in the form of Living Death, Cyclonic Rift, and In Garruk's Wake. I'm currently only running a single non-creature-based form of spot removal in Go for the Throat, but have found a lot of success in creature-based options like Nekrataal, his new and improved version of Ravenous Chupacabra, Shriekmaw, and Bone Shredder.

Additionally, I've toyed around with the idea of Mystic Snake and Profaner of the Dead, but haven't directly tested them myself, however, I do have a HUGE love for Glen Elendra Archmage.

JuQ on Weenies Who Smile At Death

3 weeks ago

I'm preparing a deck with Alesha and your's looks pretty much like what I have in mind.
You probably know already, but creatures that enter the battlefield attacking won't trigger "Whenever this attacks" type abilities, they must be declared attackers for that to happen. So if you bring Ankle Shanker or Tajic, Blade of the Legion with Alesha they won't do their thing that turn.

Do you want more deathtouch? Basilisk Collar to get access lifelink and Quietus Spike to force your oponents to feed creatures to Alesha.

I'm always trying to find a good deck to use Sunforger, this may be it.

These colors have bad card draw, Ghirapur Orrery would be good on this deck.

Retribution of the Meek and Slaughter the Strong are board wipes perfectly tailored for Alesha.

You could swap Palisade Giant for Protector of the Crown lower toughness but it gets you card via monarch, the deck is quite aggressive so getting the crown back shouldn't be a problem, or you can just animate him again.

Ravenous Chupacabra is Nekrataal without restrictions (and a much funnier name).

From your primer:
"Master of Cruelties + Strionic Resonator OR Illusionist's Bracers: For reducing multiple opponents to 1 health"

That doesn't work that way. Master of cruelties' ability doesn't have a target, it just affects the defending player, even if that player has hexproof or shroud. If you copy the ability it will still be affecting the defending player, you can't choose any other.
MoC's ability is a triggered ability and you won't be able to duplicate it with the Illusionist's bracers, they only work on activated abilities that are always written in the form "Cost: Effect."
In your deck Illusionist's Bracers would only be useful with Feldon of the Third Path (technically also work with Kytheon and Mirror entity, but copying their ability is redundant). I dont see the Bracers on your deck list so I guess you took them out already.

Tehlu on Splinterfright's stroll through the boneyard

1 month ago

Thanks PraetorDragoon! 5 CMC is a bit worse, but I think I will change the Nekrataal and the Ravenous Chupacabra for some copies of the Shriekmaw, then. The point of them is just destroying the creatures, anyway.

[email protected]_only on Slaughterhouse 9000

1 month ago

I'd argue that Gonti, Lord of Luxury fits better for jack - the whole ability to use an enemy's deck against them, along with deathtouch, and a hint of class.

other options that I thought about for him were Dire Fleet Ravager or Nekrataal. (although the ravager fits well for Hatchet face too, or Nekrataal for murderrat)

For Crawler, there needs to be some built in regenerate - Slith Bloodletter and Mortivore come to mind, but if you wanted to keep it legendary, Korlash, Heir to Blackblade works too. Masticore fits more for the acid spitting aspect, but not so much for the growth / adaptation.

Burnscar feels like Jaya Ballard, Task Mage

Darkling Stalker could go for alot of the lesser members, like night hag or Nyx. Avatar of Woe wise feels like it belongs in the deck somehow.

Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni as a non-general version of bonesaw?

just tossing out ideas, seeing if anything sticks. Not finished with worm, only around chap 27 at the time of posting this. glad to see another story-based deck around!

RobotCowhand on Just your typical Alesha deck

3 months ago

Daring Demolition is basically pay 4, destroy a creature. I don't ever think I've seen a vehicle in a game of EDH.

I'd look to put a removal effect on a Power 2 creature so Alesha can bring it back.

Banewhip Punisher - Recur it from graveyard, then pay 1 black, sac it to kill a creature. Mad value!

Big Game Hunter - Discard from hand, pay 1 black, kill a power 4 or greater creature. Then recur later in the game.

Final-Sting Faerie - More situational

Garza's Assassin - Amazing. Bring back with Alesha, sac it, kill a nonblack.

Nekrataal - same deal as above

Triton on

3 months ago

Protector of the Crown, Gravedigger, Cadaver Imp, Lieutenants of the Guard, Nekrataal, and maybe Village Bell-Ringer. These cards just seem a tad lacking.

MegaMatt13 on Yahenni: There are Benefits to Dying

3 months ago

Srhike, thanks for the suggestions. I think Curtains' Call may be better in my playgroup though. I already have some conditional removal like Nekrataal and Attrition. I want some instant speed removal with no strings.

Themysteriousone, good suggestion. I don't own a copy but it looks cheap to pick up. I'll consider getting a copy and finding room. I may have enough self-recurring creatures in here but more playtesting will figure that out.

Enral, nice suggestions. Only reason I haven't put in Grim Haruspex in yet is because I've prioritized cards that care about anyone's creatures dying and not just my own (like Harvester of Souls). However Grim Haruspex may still be worth it. I like its cheap casting cost and I do have a fair number of non-token creatures of my own dying.

scotchtapedsleeves on Weenies Who Smile At Death

3 months ago

brandonsperry25 Thanks for commenting! Here's what I think;

Archetype of Courage: great idea with the low powers, I'll figure out a way to slot it in!

Fervor/Mass Hysteria: I don't really need much haste given that Alesha, Who Smiles at Death's ability already brings creatures in attacking, but it could be nice to have!

Mardu Ascendancy/Launch the Fleet: Alesha doesn't really do tokens too well... Probably not gonna include these

Banewhip Punisher: Recurrable removal? Always good! Similar to Nekrataal, but with an upside and a downside. Might switch something for it eventually!

Spear of Heliod Puts my creatures in range of a few of my power-related board wipes, not gonna include.

Thanks for commenting! Link me to your deck when you get the chance to post it!

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