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Creature — Beast Horror
When Ravenous Chupacabra enters the battlefield, destroy target creature an opponent controls.
Ravenous Chupacabra Discussion
1 day ago
Personally i feel that Skewer the Critics is a much better option then Shock . It will combo well with your Spawn of Mayhem and as for the Pestilent Spirit I see the reason its in but maybe try considering a creature that allows draw or maybe removal from the game when entering the battlefield. Ravenous Chupacabra , Midnight Reaper come to mind. Very solid cards. Legion Warboss feels a little out of place here but idk. I ended up removing my goblins entirely from my Rakdos as I felt they were just ok. If you want to keep the Goblin aspect I found Goblin Chainwhirler is great for small creature board wipe or Siege-Gang Commander has that more aggro aspect to him that fits well here. Maybe consider removing just one Judith, the Scourge Diva since she is a legendary and maybe adding in another Risk Factor to allow the aggro draw sooner. All in all I like it though. Good work.
3 days ago
Hi iatetoomxch i really like your list. I play a similar list. So i will give you some recommendions. Because of your direct impact preference:
- Aura of Silence - hate and destroy one ^^
- Wood Elves - really good with the recursion possibilitys
- Plaguecrafter - best. Only creature Answer for planeswalker
- Ravenous Chupacabra - destroy target creature (an opponent controls)
- Ramunap Excavator - i play this card with - Azusa, Lost but Seeking and Oracle of Mul Daya and Yavimaya Elder to ramp lands or Wasteland or Horizon Canopy
- Grand Abolisher - make your turn save
- Grasp of Fate - sometimes you want more than one thing away
- Massacre Wurm - shave live
- Bane of Progress - destroy all enchantment and artifact
good but not direct impact:
- Underrealm Lich i like him... sure to mana expensive for your meta
- Bounty Agent - idk new try to kill commander i think
- Kambal, Consul of Allocation - soft lock for life
- Mesmeric Orb really good fill for the graveyard and annoys the other ^^
- Caustic Caterpillar
- Bloom Tender
- Helm of Obedience - against my deck all who can play Rest in Peace so this is the answer...
4 days ago
Depending on what kinds of decks you're against at FNM the top decks in Standard right now are $500. These decks cost this much because of three color manabases and mythic rares. The more colors you play the more money you will need to spend on a playable manabase. This doesn't mean that all decks are this expensive. If you like aggro then there's plenty of less expensive options.
You can make monoblue fliers aggro for $100, monowhite History aggro or monored burn aggro for about $150, Azorius aggro for $200. These decks can compete and win at FMN and these deck prices include full sideboards. They're all relatively simple to play, easier than most decks to learn quickly if this is something you care about.
Honestly, you want to be in white not green if you want to play aggro because white gives you the most one drop creatures as well as Venerated Loxodon , Benalish Marshal , Unbreakable Formation , expensive but powerful History of Benalia and Conclave Tribunal which is a very good budget removal spell that can remove any nonland permanent. You can add blue to white for more options, but doing this means count on adding $50 to the total deck price because you'll need 8x rare dual lands.
If Green is the color you want to play than aggro is not the best option. Green is good for midrange, but midrange is not a type of deck you play with a low budget especially with green. The current explore package: Jadelight Ranger , Merfolk Branchwalker and Wildgrowth Walker is not very expensive and it's powerful, where you want to be with green.
These go well with Golgari; deck is $200-300 depending on how many Carnage Tyrant and Vivien Reid you want to play. These cards are powerful, but expensive and you want at least one of each to increase the competitiveness of the deck. Black is added to green for some less expensive cards: Find / Finality , Ravenous Chupacabra , Midnight Reaper and nice sideboard options. Vraska's Contempt is an expensive black card and depending on your FNM meta, the amount of Planeswalkers you're against, you may or not need it. As a midrange deck Golgari is pretty easier to understand, but it's going to be more expensive than other aggro decks.
If any of these options interest you I offer more advice if you choose one.
If Simic is what you want to play than my advice is look at midrange not aggro. But as far as competitiveness Simic is worse than Golgari. If I was to build a less expensive competitive Simic midrange I would build around Hadana's Climb Flip using the explore package of creatures with Growth-Chamber Guardian and Zegana, Utopian Speaker . Hydroid Krasis is by far the best Simic creature in Standard, but it's ridiculously expensive. Blue provides some good sideboard cards.
Here's an example Simic Climb Midrange.
6 days ago
Protean Hulk seems less good without a wincon to back it up, and Villainous Wealth doesn't seem to synergize all that well either--it's just a big X cost spell. Noxious Gearhulk also costs a lot of mana for the effect that it gives--I'd look more towards something like Ravenous Chupacabra for that type of effect.
6 days ago
1 week ago
Personally, I'm a bit surprised to see neither Llanowar Elves nor Hunted Witness here. The Elves seem very effective for curving into Militia Bugler on turn two; Witness would be highly effective for podding and chumping. Having a 1cmc creature also allows you to chain upward from generic tokens. Tithe Taker and Ministrant of Obligation are other possible omissions that might be worth adding. I do like your inclusion of Tempest Caller; it's a really devastating tutor target. I think Bugler is a very powerful and flexible card here, and I'm also liking Bishop of Rebirth when you're able to reanimate Exclusion Mage or Deputy of Detention to get rid of lethal blockers, and then reanimate Mirror Image to keep doing it.
So, as I see it, your biggest reasons to play white are Militia Bugler and Bishop of Rebirth, with Knight of Autumn also doing some work. Deputy of Detention, Bishop of Binding, and Shalai are strong toolbox options but don't do anything once podded away. Lena fights boardwipes but otherwise just puts you farther ahead when you've already got a board. She does help cement victory when eventually podded into End-Raze Forerunners, though.
Unfortunately, I'm not sure that's better than playing black. Ravenous Chupacabra and Hostage Taker are kind of better than Deputy of Detention and Bishop of Binding. Muldrotha, the Gravetide is kind of better than Bishop of Rebirth. Izoni, Thousand-Eyed is kind of better than Lena. And you get Journey to Eternity Flip for inevitability and occasional soft-locks with Frilled Mystic /Hostage Taker/Chupacabra. So it really comes down to Bugler and Knight of Autumn vs. Thief of Sanity in the 3cmc slot. Bugler is better for the pod plan; Knight of Autumn helps beat MonoRed and Wilderness Reclamation . However, Thief of Sanity can randomly win games singlehandedly against a variety of decks, and you do retain access to the cards if you pod it away.
For reference and consideration, here's a streamlined version of MTGgoldfish's BUG Vannifar list that went 5-0 on Arena Best-of-Three:
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1 week ago
Personally, I would cut Ritual of Soot . I think that card is way better coming out of the SB, but main-decking it seems a bit risky, unless your local meta is very low-drop heavy.
Just my perspective, but your sideboard looks a little bit like its just more of what your deck already does, and not a toolbox to adjust your deck to better your chances against another matchup. I don't know if things like more copies of Hostage Taker , Ravenous Chupacabra , or even the copy of Quasiduplicate actually help you turn the tables against your worse matchups.
Something like Duress is a staple of SBs for black decks, as it hits control hands hard on T1, and in the current meta you can usually grab something out of mono-Red's hand too. Any of the three cards I mentioned above could also be boarded out for Spell Pierce or more Dive Down , to help you in matchups where your creatures are targeted.
1 week ago
If switching to Karador, there is a bunch of options you can go for. Obvious notion aside, it will be a creature heavy build. Depending on your meta albeit, you can go quite a couple different ways. You can go heavy reanimation route with a multitude of ETB/LTB effects. Or you can go dredge heavy if your meta isn't too grave hate oriented. There is also attrition route as well using hatebears and all the self sac'ing route to clear the board to establish your presence. Lastly there is also Karador Enchantment route as well.
If it were me, I would consider moving towards an enchantment/control route. Using creatures to pull off threats and remove things I don't like. Having a consistent sac outlet on the field and whenever I see something I want gone, I will either Reclamation Sage , Ravenous Chupacabra , or Plaguecrafter it. With Smothering Tithe it makes it get so many treasure tokens, plus support from Pitiless Plunderer as well. Tutors are a must for consistency, but you can also dig for cards using Disciple of Bolas or Corpse Augur . Even Grim Haruspex , their are plenty of options. The only thing is to streamline the deck and the budget you have available.
Ravenous Chupacabra occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%
W/U/B (Esper): 0.09%
BUG (Sultai): 0.12%
All decks: 0.01%
All decks: 0.5%