Creature — Spirit
Instant and sorcery spells you control have deathtouch. (Any amount of damage they deal to a creature is enough to destroy it.)
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|Ravnica Allegiance (RNA)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Pestilent Spirit Discussion
2 days ago
I don't think I saw those cards in your list or the comments above, so here you are:
They're in your colors and very casual, I hope this helped :)
1 month ago
2 months ago
I am running a similar deck and found myself beeing successful with Dreadmalkin. It's a cheap 1 drop with menace, which can serve as an emergency sacrifice outlet in combination with Tentative Connection (which also gets cheaper with you having menace creatures PLUS your enemy has one creature less to block with). Pestilent Spirit works really well with Blazing Volley since it is killing everything your enemy has for very low manacost. I don't really like Elite Headhunter because it is very expensive to make it worth and slows you down hard. Instead I would throw in some Hunted Nightmare. Very good stats for 1BB and your opponent has to think hard if he either removes it or keep it and the Deathtouch-Counter (which is irrelevant anyway in a menace-focused deck).
2 months ago
Have you considered running Pestilent Spirit? It turns Blazing Volley into a one-sided one mana board sweeper, makes Shock into a cheaper Heartless Act, and makes Chandra's Pyrohelix into a two for one. Best of all hes a 3/2 deathtouch menace three drop so hes a royal pain to fight
2 months ago
Given that all of your creatures already have menace, I feel that Iroas is sort of unnecessary here. His cmc is also high for an aggro deck, so additional 1 drops with menace could take his place. I feel overall this menace build wants to be very low to the ground, mostly 1 and 2 drops with some essential 3s like Sonorous Howlbonder at the top along with possibly cards like Hunted Nightmare. One drops aren't very strong unfortunately,Village Messenger Flip (gets menace after transformation) Dreadmalkin and Insolent Neonate come to mind as the best available you aren't already playing. However, at 2 Kari Zev, Skyship Raider and Relentless Dead are fairly good here. Even if relentless dead can only get itself back, that's still a decent 2 drop with some resilience to removal spells. Malkin is also a zombie, and Plague Belcher has some great synergy with relentless dead as well. You can put the counters on relentless dead and pay the B to get it back. Its pretty greedy, and the Hunted Nightmare is probably just better, but they both have downsides in their own ways. Unfortunately the good menace creatures seem to clog up the 3 spot. Rampaging Ferocidon, Sin Prodder, Grimdancer and Pestilent Spirit all fall at 3 and you cant play all of them along with Howlbonder and Hunted nightmare.
5 months ago
Oh man nice deck!! I recently put one together as part of a white elephant exchange in our playgroup and I landed him. I finally got it to a nice spot and took a nice win tonight, essentially casting Kaervek the Merciless early (turn 3) and controlling the board and pinging to death. I used the Pestilent Spirit and lots of cheap damage spells to keep the board clean. Seems to work well.
6 months ago
Legendary Enchantment Creature - Demigod
Anthousa's power and toughness are each equal to twice your devotion to green.
Deathtouch, indestructible against deathtouch
When Anthousa attacks, it fights up to one target creature an opponent controls.
N / N
Another demigod or wild card
1 year ago
Hey gdm1989, thanks for the suggestions! Unfortunately, I don't have any instant or sorcery spells that do damage, so Pestilent Spirit doesn't do anything here. Bolas's Citadel is interesting, and I'll probably give it a try when it comes out! Sensei's Divining Top , however, isn't very good with more ways to interact with the top of my library, so I probably won't add that just for the Citadel. Liliana's Triumph is already in my maybeboard/"to be tried" list. Massacre Girl is a sweet card, and I'm brewing her her own deck, but she doesn't belong here because if she kills anything, she'll kill Toshiro and Crypt Ghast , probably also Chainer, Dementia Master , and those are too important to us.