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Whenever another creature you control dies, put a +1/+1 counter on Rot Shambler.
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Rot Shambler Discussion
1 month ago
Hardened Scales, Twilight Drover and Requiem Angel are ones that i considered but cut, although i do love how they fit in the deck and i would love to eventually fit them in, as well as Walking Ballista. I have chosen Dictate of Erebos and not Grave Pact because of the mana requirement, though again both would be good. how does Unruly Mob and Rot Shambler feed the combo exactly in a way my other pieces dont?
1 month ago
1 month ago
Honestly, the best advice is to identify your 9 best cards, acquire 4 copies of them and add 24 lands to the result. The best way to improve a deck is consistency.
Your current deck plays 19 lands with close to 0 fixing and multiple 5-drops. Additionally, the color requirements on cards are very strict, exacerbating the problem. You are not losing to your friends blue/white deck, you are probably losing more to your own manabase. The word manaBASE is very apt - if the base of your deck is not right, nothing else is optimal.
Amonkhet block has a nice theme in Black/Green that is based on -1/-1 counters, which work great with liliana. Liliana is a 7 drop, so you need 23-24 lands to play her consistently at turn 7. We can focus the rest of the deck to get you easier and more safely get to liliana.
I will suggest dirt cheap cards to get to add to the deck:
4 Disciple of Bolas, 4 Rot Shambler, 4 Viridian Emissary, 2 Ulvenwald Mysteries, 1 Liliana, Death Wielder, 4 Reaper of the Wilds, 4 Doom Blade, 4 Primal Druid, 4 Dutiful Attendant, 4 Bone Splinters, 2 Qarsi High Priest, 23 lands
I jammed as many playsets and cheap thematic cards that work off of sacrificing your own to get ahead as possible. The idea is to profit from stuff dying, especially your own, and if it does not pan out, ultimate Liliana to get everything back.
2 months 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.
3 months ago
3 months 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.
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.
I have a casual deck titled Suicidal Thoughts that focuses on sacrificing. Check it out if you're interested.
5 months ago
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.
8 months ago
Yes. Yahenni, Undying Partisan would fit the deck nicely. Just keep in mind that you need to find a balance of...
- Creatures you want to sacrifice
- Ways to sacrifice them
- Interaction(kill spells) and card advantage
- "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.