Creature — Horror
When Netherborn Phalanx enters the battlefield, each opponent loses 1 life for each creature they control.
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|Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1)||Uncommon|
|Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Netherborn Phalanx Discussion
4 months ago
Exsanguinate, Torment of Hailfire, Painful Quandary, Breathstealer's Crypt (love this one!! Like, a lot), Forsaken Wastes, Vile Consumption, Sovereign's Bite, Profane Command, Phthisis, Famine, Undermine (love this one!), Clutch of the Undercity, Twilight Prophet, Netherborn Phalanx, Ob Nixilis, the Fallen, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Erebos, God of the Dead, Duskmantle Seer, Dire Fleet Ravager, Urza's Guilt, Laquatus's Champion, Howling Banshee, Pierce Strider
5 months ago
Looks good! You might like these: Fierce Empath (works nicely with Woodland Bellower), Recruiter of the Guard, Brutalizer Exarch, Skyshroud Poacher, Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero, Ramosian Commander, Cateran Slaver, Forerunner of the Coalition, Blood Speaker, Self-Assembler, Dimir House Guard, Netherborn Phalanx, Nethroi, Apex of Death, Priest of Titania, Wirewood Channeler, Luminous Broodmoth
5 months ago
Teferi's Veil is an old-school piece of Sedris tech that you might like. Attack with unearthed creatures and the veil will phase them out after combat, so they won't be exiled at the end of the turn because they no longer "exist".
You might like these too: Deadeye Navigator (you probably know this already but if two or more effects would exile something at the same time, you choose which occurs. so exiling an unearthed dude with Deadeye or similar effects gets around the unearth downside), Ghostly Flicker, Displace, Wormfang Drake, Changeling Berserker, Faceless Butcher, Worldgorger Dragon, Peregrine Drake, Mulldrifter, Intuition, Final Parting, Thalakos Deceiver, Solemn Simulacrum, Triskelion (combos with mikaeus. also decent with a flicker loop), Netherborn Phalanx (finds either piece of the mike & trike combo. could also unearth later to sneakily kill a token player)
11 months ago
Thank you, thank you. I'm saving a list of all these spicy suggestions so I can pick them up soon (I think I only own one or two of them) and start making some heavy edits. It's funny because I dropped Diabolic Tutor for Netherborn Phalanx , but thinking about it now, the tutor makes more sense. The drops I mainly have in here to lower cmc average, but you have some suggestions here that will make cutting them easier. Shrapnel Blast is getting axed. I found a Blood Crypt I think I'll put in here too.
1 year ago
This deck is very cool!! Perfect choice of partners. You might like these: Astral Drift , Bone Miser , Bag of Holding , Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar , Dimir Infiltrator , Drift of Phantasms , Dimir House Guard , Netherborn Phalanx , Sword of the Paruns , Chakram Retriever , Gemstone Array , Prismite , Cascading Cataracts , Syr Konrad, the Grim , Turntimber Sower
1 year ago
Netherborn Phalanx is kinda like what you are looking for, Poisonbelly Ogre isn't great but it does that thing. There's Massacre Wurm for some creature pain. That all I found in black. But if you are just trying to hurt your opponents for playing creatures? There's Kaervek the Merciless , he is really good at that. There's other ways to hurt you opponents. Like Polluted Bonds or Painful Quandary . There is lots of ways to create the pain train, if you need help building that deck , I'm your guy. Just tag me in the deck you start to build or are already building and I'll lend my hand.
1 year ago
Also, I see Helm and Trike combo at a glance. Since both of those have pieces costing the same, you can use Clutch of the Undercity , Dimir House Guard , Ethereal Usher , and Netherborn Phalanx for additional tutors. Also, Walking Ballista is a second copy of Trike.
1 year ago
I like Undying Evil for this kind of deck. Does great things with Gary, Tree of Perdition, etc. Also, since you can sac at instant speed, Mesmeric Fiend permanently exiles, since you can sac it in response to the ETB trigger, making it better than Kitesail Freebooter and other newer cards that have been worded to avoid that interaction. I agree that Grave Pact is a must-have. Some more ramp and card draw wouldn't hurt. I'm partial to Jet Medallion , Charcoal Diamond , Mind Stone , and Thought Vessel for rocks, and Syphon Mind is my favorite mono-black draw spell.
As for lands, Crypt of Agadeem would be good here. Phyrexian Tower just got reprinted. It's a bit pricey, but it is VERY good, and having been $60 just a few months ago with no likely reprint in the near future, pick it up now. Temple of the False God is a bad card, full stop. It is never correct to include it. Ever. That's not just me talking, but virtually every EDH content creator out there.
I'm not sure how you feel about the budget issue with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed , but it would be a very good addition, even before taking the combo with Walking Ballista or Triskelion into account. It's a solid addition to a black deck, and there are some affordable tutors that can get both pieces like Beseech the Queen , Diabolic Intent (on theme, so maybe add it regardless), Sidisi, Undead Vizier (also on theme!), and Netherborn Phalanx .
As for reanimation, Rise from the Grave is pretty inefficient, and upgrading to Animate Dead , Victimize (on theme!), Dread Return (apparently there's a lot of sac'ing in black, who knew?), Sepulchral Primordial (great with repeatable ETB effects), Rise of the Dark Realms (expensive, but a black staple in EDH), Necromancy , Thrilling Encore (great if you can sac with Dictate of Erebos or Grave Pact ), Ever After (one more mana for twice the value), Whisper, Blood Liturgist , Champion of Stray Souls (so much sac'ing), Hell's Caretaker (again, so much sac'ing), Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni , Rescue from the Underworld (on-theme), Infernal Offering (sac!), Necromantic Summons (strictly better than Rise), Zombify , and Footsteps of the Goryo (...sac).