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Enchantment Creature — Horror
Bestow (If you cast this card for its bestow cost, it's an Aura spell with enchant creature. It becomes a creature again if it's not attached to a creature.)
Nighthowler and enchanted creature each get +X/+X, where X is the number of creature cards in all graveyards.
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1 week ago
The cards I would start with cutting are: Luxa River Shrine, The Chain Veil, Festering Mummy, and Nighthowler. They are fine cards, just not as synergistic or powerful as what you are trying to add in IMHO. Happy gathering!
2 weeks ago
My little playgroup used quite a bit of Bestow back in the day. Granted, we were defaulting to casting Boon Satyr and Herald of Torment as creatures, but my friend usually bestowed Nighthowler, often onto a Herald or something like High Priest of Penance. On the other hand that does leave a lot of Bestow creatures... pretty sad still.
2 weeks ago
@ amh62993 - This deck is horrific!
...bad puns aside, allow me to suggest a few things for your consideration.
Consuming Aberration is a card I think has a place in any Dimir build. Many think it is only relevant in mill decks, but really this beast just minds its own business. Sure, you won't win the game with this as your only mill engine. But you will definitely put your opponents at a disadvantage while you get a huge beater.
The following creatures are part of the Consuming Aberration Fan Club: Sewer Nemesis is the president; Nemesis of Reason is the treasurer; Nighthowler hypes up the group; Guiltfeeder is the jerk that makes fun of people outside the club; Geralf's Mindcrusher is the guy that only comes like twice, never to be seen again.
Phyrexian Revoker is wonderful commander hate (or any creature with an activated ability too good to let happen)
Mindleech Mass is expensive to put down, but that ability...
Void Maw can be a finisher late-game.
Greater Harvester (which honestly feels more like a Demon than a Horror)
And, of course, Phyrexian Librarian
Good luck, and happy deck-teching!
3 weeks ago
This is a super cool deck. Lot of fun. One thing that im not sure how you feel about, but Phenax, God of Deception is very fitting along with cards like Nighthowler, Mortivore, Sewer Nemesis, etc. I've had great luck with it (especially if i have a token or two from Sidisi, Brood Tyrant. Phenax makes it way easier and more consistent to trigger Sidisi).
What's interesting is with this layout you have here, Sidisi doesn't make or break the deck. A lot of options here for win conditions. Great stuff.
My favorite so far is to Traumatize myself, sack two lands for Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord, Flashback Dread Return for Mortivore or Nighthowler (sometimes both or Body Double) and mill them with Phenax, God of Deception tap trigger or kill them with Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord mana ability.
4 weeks ago
Nice, simple idea for modern. I think the secret to running budget black decks are a lot of hand disruption and a stable manabase. If you can find some of the more budget b/g lands, that will help. Llanowar Wastes, that sort of thing. Scythe Leopard, Gatecreeper Vine and Liliana's Elite are likely to underperform compared to some other dirt-cheap options.
General advice- go heavy on one colour so that you can pack your deck with cards of that colour then leave the other for later in the game, where you can afford to be paying mana with lands that come into play tapped.
This means either early game black (hand/board disruption) or early game green (Elves of Deep Shadow/Sakura-Tribe Elder). What you choose to focus on can then inform the cmc and gamplan for the rest of your cards. Either way, lots of 1 and 2 drops will help you survive.
I'll start with disruption options- Vendetta, Victim of Night, Smother, Geth's Verdict Bile Blight etc for creature removal, Duress, Black Cat, Ravenous Rats, Rotting Rats, Nezumi Bone-Reader and Thoughtpicker Witch for hand disrution are all solid choices that match your game plan.
Interesting or efficient creature options Rot Shambler/Mortician Beetle (growing threats), Zulaport Cutthroat/Blood Artist (lifedrain and victory without attacks with a sacrifice outlet), Dross Harvester (bolt and path resistance), Ogre Slumlord for rat tribal combo , Pawn of Ulamog/Sifter of Skulls for more tokens, Quirion Dryad/Vinelasher Kudzu for growing threats Bloodthrone Vampire/Indulgent Aristocrat/Carrier Thrall for vamp tribal, Nest Invader for more token/ramp, Boneyard Wurm/Satyr Wayfinder/Graveblade Marauder/Nighthowler/Splinterfright/Gnarlwood Dryad are all fairly functional for a more graveyard-reliant setup, and Svogthos, the Restless Tomb is a cheap and functional manland.
Sideboard options Elvish Eulogist(in an elf heavy list) Elvish Hexhunter Vampire Hexmage Bottle Gnomes Dryad Militant Delirium Skeins etc. There is a lot out there in these colours.If a lot of cards are ending up in the graveyard as the game draws out, spells like Hooting Mandrills, Gurmag Angler or Become Immense start becoming more valuable.
The question is always going to be what is my opponents plan, and how do I stop that- are my opponents playing Rest in Peace or smilar to deal with graveyard shenanigans, will they kill me before I kill them as every card in their deck is effectively Lightning Bolt, or will they be able to Remand all my spells while they hit me with Delver of Secrets Flip. Things that disrupt their plan are usually good, especially when they help your plan.
There are a lot of cards to much around with and play- I'd reccomend testing online before going hunting for things specific, focus on a single strategy when picking cards and if you choose to go less-budget, focus on lands first. Reliably casting spells is the core of the game.
1 month ago
Hey friend. Just a couple suggestions to build on the good idea you've got going.
First, I'd cut down to 60 cards. 60 gives more consistency, since the probabilities will be higher that you draw your good spells.
I'd add in cards like Wreath of Geists, Strength from the Fallen, and Nighthowler for added grave synergy. I'd find slots for these by taking out Nissa, Pit Keeper, Ghoultree, a few Profaners, and maybe the Wayfinder. My reason being that you don't need to bounce their creatures if you can smash through with massive creatures.
Finally, I'd think about reducing your sorceries, since your deck wants as many creatures as possible in the grave. Deranged Assistant, Thought Scour, Nyx Weaver, etc. There are some creatures who have low CMC but also have Trample, which will help get damage through when they're buffed by your auras. I'd also recommend those (search T/O for recommendations)
Hope that helps! Let me know if I can help any more! Good luck brewing.
1 month ago
Consuming Aberration gets huge in multi-player. Nighthowler and Bonehoard also work great on Lazav, especially multi-player. The best thing about him is that his name doesn't change when he changes so it still counts as commander damage even when he hits as an Ulamog or whatever. If mill-buff is something you like, there is also Trepanation Blade but I'm not as in love with that one myself.
1 month ago
I knew it.