Rot Shambler


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Uncommon

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Rot Shambler

Creature — Fungus

Whenever another creature you control dies, put a +1/+1 counter on Rot Shambler.

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Rot Shambler Discussion

metalevolence on

1 week ago

to be completely honest, I think crypt of agadeem is just too slow and bad to make work in any format except kitchen table casual

That said, you could use a few more ways to get cards in your graveyard, and you need to max out on black creatures wherever possible. The profane commands could probably be switched out for some big dumb black creature(s), I'm not sure what might be good and budget off the top of my head.

Also consider adding anywhere from 2-8 black cycling creatures for powering up crypt and getting more dredge triggers. Idk if Street Wraith is in budget, but there's also stuff like Horror of the Broken Lands, Monstrous Carabid, Architects of Will, Lurching Rotbeast

I also just realized this list has zero interaction with the opponent outside of profane command... This deck is far too slow to win without disrupting the opponent. At least look for some black creatures that can interact with your opponent in some way like Shriekmaw or Big Game Hunter or something, idk if there are any that are good in modern. If not then you'll have to jam some fatal push/abrupt decay/inquisition of kozilek.

willis1234 on Bittersweet Suffering

3 weeks ago

Corpsejack Menace Rot Shambler Sporesower Thallid are fungi friends that could be useful.

Brutal_B on Budget Sacrifice (suggestions plz)

1 month ago

I'd replace Festering Goblin or Festering Mummy with Bond Beetle as I find it hard to justify playing cards that give -1/-1 until end of turn on opponent creature unless there's some specific benifit.

Rot Shambler, Bloodbriar, Voracious Null for a bit of muscle gain.

Why aren't you playing Bontu the Glorified? He was made for decks like this.

Brindle Boar for some quick lifegain.

And then there's creatures with undying and unearth that are easily brought back for a second sacrifice.

Ever thought about running Awakening Zone or From Beyond? You could use the Eldrazi spawns/scions as mana ramp or chump blockers or sacrificial minions as long as you have an outlet.

Bontu's Monument and Rhonas's Monument for cheaper creatures.

I have a casual deck titled Suicidal Thoughts that focuses on sacrificing. Check it out if you're interested.

Helium on Meren Of Clan Nel Toth

3 months ago

Take out----------Replace

Zulaport Cutthroat---Blood Artist (zulaport is good but only works for you, Blood artist works for everyone)

Wood Elves---Dawntreader Elk Wood elves cant sac on its own

Viridian Emissary---Devoted Druid Viridian cant sac on its own

Rot Shambler---Merciless Executioner too slow, why not sac now and make everyone sac

Skullwinder---Fauna Shaman Skullwinder is more a political card used to make friends, no one wants to be Meren's friend so why not find all the cards in your deck you want and stock your graveyard

this is just a start but what I would keep in mind with this deck is can it benefit from sac or can it sac on its own? if not it probably should not be in this deck.

gumbogogo on Mushroom Boi Beat Down

5 months ago

Yes. Yahenni, Undying Partisan would fit the deck nicely. Just keep in mind that you need to find a balance of...

  1. Creatures you want to sacrifice
  2. Ways to sacrifice them
  3. Interaction(kill spells) and card advantage
  4. "Dying" synergies like Zulaport Cutthroat and Rot Shambler

The only way you'll find the balance you like is by playtesting, but I feel like this is how I would prioritize the list. Maybe look for cards that can cover multiple bullets like Catacomb Sifter, Scrapheap Scrounger, Bone Splinters, etc., that way you can tighten up your list.

BlurrySC on Liliana/Golgari Sacrifice Deck

6 months ago

Bloodflow Connoisseur is probably better than Rot Shambler as it acts as its own sacrifice outlet. Maybe run both? I think you would need to try both out and see which one works better. Other cards to look at are Viscera Seer, Nantuko Husk, Blasting Station. Might also want to consider adding Blood Artist and Grim Haruspex for extra value.

Fallerup on Bontu's Glorified Death Triggers

6 months ago

I like this deck a whole lot. it's the sort of deck I like to play. I made a budget version of this for those that may not want to spend over 100 $ on a deck. it has Winding Constrictor for extra +1/+1 counters, so Rot Shambler grownes twice as fast for every death. I might look into putting some From Beyond in the deck or at least in the sideboard.

here is the deck by the way

Phoenix9978 on Displace that Sh!t (infinite combo)

7 months ago

Thanks again for the comments Soulus101 and Charles_Grimlie :)

I will definitely try using the Rot Shambler in the deck as an alternate win condition as a 4,000,000,000/4,000,000,000 creature is sure to make people pause.

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