Ophiomancer

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare

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Ophiomancer

Creature — Human Shaman

At the beginning of each upkeep, if you control no Snakes, put a 1/1 black Snake creature token with deathtouch onto the battlefield.

Ophiomancer Discussion

Metroid_Hybrid on Ayara of the one night stand

1 week ago

I like the idea of a quasi- Zulaport Cutthroat in the Command zone..

Ayara synergizes with the passive token generators used in the classic Contamination -lock ( Bitterblossom , Dreadhorde Invasion , Ophiomancer , etc.), even if you don’t run the dreaded Contamination itself..

Also, I see your Greaves, but a pair of Swiftfoot Boots is usually a good idea too..

Lastly, although the strategy of my deck is ultimately different, you should consider some of the Undying synergies in my deck (Undying Phyrexian Aristocracy) for some inspiration..

bradtheimpaler13 on The Court of Locthwain

1 week ago

Cool deck!! I think you could probably cut Dark Ritual as its only a one time boost. I would run something like Blood Pet or Blood Vassal instead. Or if you find that you aren't lacking in the mana debt. Then go with the Ophiomancer or Ogre Slumlord .

SynergyBuild on Mono black aggro DONE OUR WAY

2 weeks ago

Contamination feels at home if we had Ophiomancer and Bitterblossom effects, but then I feel that Rankle, Master of Pranks is also a requirment, making us more of a normal black-stax build rather than a stax-aggro. I will look for other ways of improving that style and perhaps it is the best method!

Wolfpig on | Curse of the Dragon |

2 weeks ago

Korvold not being a reliable sac outlet I suggest these, Viscera Seer and Prossh, Skyraider of Kher .

Korvold is more of a , hey I'm glad you were here when all that happened card. He's the perfect battlefield ascetic for sac decks.

These cards are also way better token producers than some of this stuff you have, although bitterblossum for sac tokens is kind of Meh IMO. Its a great card, but those tokens are more useful as attackers.

Also cards like Phyrexian Reclamation are really handy and cheap. Nice deck, reminds me of my deck in some ways ☠ вℓσσ∂ ση cняιsтмαs ☠.

Zaarlock on Cyka Komrade Blyat

1 month ago

Cheap cards u should get some amount of:

General value goodstuff:

Bloodsoaked Champion

Grim Haruspex

Midnight Reaper

Ophiomancer

Zulaport Cutthroat

Westvale Abbey  Flip (you're gonna love this one, it's especially good if you like having token generators)

Skullclamp (probably the most powerful equipment in the game. And drawing cards is fucking awesome)

Removal:

Swords to Plowshares

Plaguecrafter

Kaya's Wrath

Anguished Unmaking

Grave Pact

Reanimation (very good when you're actively putting cards from your deck into your graveyard):

Dread Return

Karmic Guide

Reveillark

Phyrexian Delver

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip

Victimize

Animate Dead

Sac outlets:

Viscera Seer

Carrion Feeder

Cartel Aristocrat

Yahenni, Undying Partisan

High Market

Tutors:

Ranger of Eos

Diabolic Intent

Enlightened Tutor

Beseech the Queen

Dark Petition

Mausoleum Secrets (very cool in your deck)

Lands:

Orzhov Basilica

Scoured Barrens

Concealed Courtyard

Command Tower

Caves of Koilos

City of Brass

Isolated Chapel

Tainted Field

You should probably choose whether you want the deck to be more or less focused on tokens. If you don't want tokens to be a main theme, you should probably just run Ophiomancer and a couple other generators and put in more reanimation effects like Phyrexian Delver .

You should still run Karmic Guide and Reveillark no matter what you do because they're too good not to. With a sac outlet, you can sacrifice them and bring them back an infinite number of times and kill your opponents with Komrade.

I would run quite a few sac outlets to make sure you can keep sacrificing your stuff for value. The best ones are Viscera Seer , Carrion Feeder and Cartel Aristocrat . Skullclamp works especially well with sac outlets

K1ngMars on What Creature Should Replace Teysa, ...

2 months ago

I definitely confirm what's already been told you by others. Cards have to be included only if they support your deck's gameplay and/or flavour. You may include some pet cards just for fun, but trust me, sooner or later, you'll find a game in which you draw one of those and you'll be screwed... It happened to me too, it's a matter of trial and error sometimes.

Anyways, if you desperately need cards that punish your opponents from attacking you, I'd suggest: No Mercy , Dissipation Field and Dread just to name some from the top of my head. Remember though, that if you're dealt lethal damage, the triggered ability of all those cards, Teysa EoG included, will fizzle because you're dead (and as a state base action your spells, permanents and such are exiled). That's saying that those cards won't help you when facing lethal damage.

On the other hand, if what you need are tokens, I'm sure you'll find better options depending on the deck and/or needs you have. I think of Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder , Ophiomancer or any of the plentiful white effects to create tokens, like Secure the Wastes , or to double them like Anointed Procession .

If you need good protection creatures, again, it depends on your colors and deck strategy. Do an advanced search on Scryfall with keyword "protection" and some commander identity color limitations and you'll be good to go.

LadyZ on Chainer, Dementia Master Reanimator

2 months ago

There's a few cards that I would suggest for your deck since you're mono-black. Gauntlet of Power and Caged Sun are both amazing ways to ramp, and both buff your entire board. Bubbling Muck is almost always better than Dark Ritual . And if you're running snow-covered swamps, I'd take a look at Dead of Winter .

There's also a bunch of really good reanimator/aristocrats stuff I feel like you're missing. Corpse Connoisseur is an amazing way to dump creatures into your grave. Pitiless Plunderer has a great death payoff. Life's Finale lets you look through an opponent's deck for reanimation targets. The upcoming Syr Konrad, the Grim looks crazy for this deck. And lastly, Sidisi, Undead Vizier is an amazing, recurrable tutor.

For cards I would at least consider cutting, Vindictive Lich , Mikaeus, the Unhallowed , Ophiomancer , Bloodthirsty Blade , Exhume , and Night's Whisper are the first that come to mind

DarkHero on Marceline, The Vampire Queen

2 months ago

Previous suggestions are correct. Olivia isnt generally considered the best Vampire Tribal commander, but her ability makes for fun tricks. You kind of need to decide if you want tribal, tokens, combos, or counters to focus on. If your goal is stealing creatures with Olivia, there are easier ways even in vampires i.e. Captivating Vampire

A trick I've learned:

Ophiomancer or Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder + Conspiracy naming Vampire makes tons of vamp tokens plus anything that isnt a vampire now is.

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Ophiomancer occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.17%