Destroy target creature or planeswalker..//Aftermath Exile target card from a graveyard. Create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.
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1 month ago
Liking the low budget. I've a few suggestions:
You probably don't need Cabal Stronghold . Not generating and not being a swamp for your "# of swamps" spells is a significant drawback. The only use for the extra mana I can see is Dread Shade which itself is a reason to want all black sources. Witch's Cottage could be a reasonable replacement.
2 months ago
I used to run a very similar deck, but in my experience Maralen is just too fragile. Expunge , Murder , Reckless Spite , Price of Fame , Murderous Cut , Ashes to Ashes , Ob Nixilis's Cruelty , Force of Despair , Never/Return , Sever the Bloodline , Silence the Believers , Cannibalize seem to me to be vastly preferable to Dash Hopes , Eyeblight's Ending , Rend Flesh , Kiku's Shadow , Withering Boon . Does Mindcrank even do anything here without Bloodchief Ascension ?
6 months ago
Sorceries: If you need some good board wipes for a reasonable cost (money wise, sadly not mana wise), I would look at something like Heaven//Earth (It couldnt find this card for some reason), You can take out flyers one turn and then save mana and let everyone forget that you have a nice boardwipe to cast right from your graveyard! In that vain of mana sinks Cut//Ribbons (It couldnt find this card for some reason) can also just end games if you can get enough mana for the second half of the spell, and as long as your graveyard isnt exiled you can get everyone at anytime. If you plan on having a good chunk of creatures tapped Harvest Season can be excellent ramp, as long as you are running a decent amount of basics. Never/Return is a good spot removal spell in your set as well, as you can take out any creature or planeswalker if needed. Beneath the Sands is a good ramp spell, that has cycling in case you don't need it. Hour of Revelation is also a great board wipe if needed.
Instants: If you want some counter spells, Cancel and Countervailing Winds are some of the better options available to you. Sadly there isn't a lot in the set to specifically target down artifacts and enchantments, but I do like Forsake the Worldly , Dissenter's Deliverance and Commit//Memory (It couldnt find this card for some reason). Hour of Glory seems like a good option for some creature removal as well, but there seems to be a lot of that from this block in particular
Artifacts/Enchantments: Seems good in these category might want to consider a mana rock like Pyramid of the Pantheon , it starts out slow, but can become a great mana source afterwards, as well as something like Sunset Pyramid for a bit of card advantage then some selection. Same goes for Riddleform , but instead of advantage it gives you a creature for a turn. and Cast Out can help take a permanent out for a bit if needed.
Planeswalkers: This one is a weird category for me to make remarks on. I know that not everyone likes Planeswalkers, but I love them. That being said though, this set has a few interesting ones, that might not be able to help you particularly much on one hand, Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh is an insane game closer, but is a bit expensive(both mana and money wise). Samut, the Tested can provide huge versatility, isn't too bad price wise, and is probably one of the better options for you. Gideon of the Trials is a pretty good flavor win, and has some good versatility but you have to pick between him being an attacker or protecting you from something big on board. and the only other one I'd even consider would probably be Nissa, Steward of Elements , not because shes that great, but because she can give you some card selection and even some good value with her  ability if used with her [+2]. I would only pick one or two of these though depending on the slots you have left from other stuff, as they give you some good value, but don't always progress your game plan with the deck by themselves.
Creatures: For the most part your creatures are fine. I'll just be putting in some suggestions for other options/utility. That being said Angel of Condemnation can be slow but ultimately help create mana ramp by flickering golos, then taking out some important creatures your opponents might lay down. Dreamstealer can offer some pretty good disruption against your opponents and make them have to keep a couple of creatures back as blockers. Majestic Myriarch might be a good finisher, but you might be good on those. Temmet, Vizier of Naktamun is also great for token decks.
Last but not least: Lands: These seem to be good, but watch out as too many utility lands can hurt your deck, and just make sure you add enough basics in for searches to actually grab the color you need. There are the cycling lands for this set, but they can be pricey :(
passascats on Slimer
11 months ago
This looks like a pretty solid list. A lot of the tweaks are going to depend on personal preference.
Here are some cards to consider:
Sprout Swarm can be really good leading into a big turn. With convoke and buy back this card can bring a lot of value.
Attrition is both a sac outlet and a way to clear threats on the board.
You might want to consider some of the bigger saproling producers so you have plenty of ammo for slimefoot. Sporemound , Thelonite Hermit , and Verdeloth the Ancient .
Cards to consider replacing:
Birds of Paradise is not really good in EDH, it's not bad, it is just ok. for ramp consider the signet.
Tormod's Crypt is kind of situational, graveyard hate is not always needed. I would consider Night Soil or Necrogenesis to add to your saprolings instead.
Doomblade, one more mana for a Hero's Downfall or a Never/Return is better bet.
Tainted Strike is dirty, and we usually don't play dirty, but it's your call.
1 year ago
You think I should move Abrupt Decay, Never//Return, or Geth's Verdict into the main board? What would you move into the sideboard? Also do you think that Hero's Downfall being an instant makes it more valuable than Never//Return?
1 year ago
Lol, yeah calmdodge it's pretty terrible. I try to play it sparingly (but it's pretty fun).
1 year ago
What about Never//Return over Ruinous path? Get the other spell to cast from your grave, remove something relevant from an opponents.
1 year ago
Thank you for the feedback
I love reset buttons/ board wipes. I. My aggro wizards I run fiery Cannonade main too. In token mirror match often it boils down to who set up better. In agro mirrors it often is "who's out of the gate first" Well with a wipe.. I can hold back, look like I'm behind and let them over commit before clearing it and building up :)
I have never considered Never//Return but will certainly look at it for sideboard since my sideboard is still in a state of flux :)