Rot Shambler

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Limited Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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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

1621dudes on Ghave, Daddy of Spores and Combos

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?

Philigan87 on Ghave, Daddy of Spores and Combos

1 month ago

Ghave is a really dangerous Commander, as infinite combos are easy to achieve. Phyrexian Altar and Earthcraft can act as pseudo versions of adhnods.

Dictate of Erebos and Grave Pact turn your sacs into removal.

Rot Shambler, Twilight Drover, Requiem Angel, Unruly Mob and Hardened Scales all feed the combo.

Use responsibly.

Boza on Advice on Building deck for ...

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.

metalevolence on

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.

willis1234 on Bittersweet Suffering

3 months ago

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

Brutal_B on Budget Sacrifice (suggestions plz)

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.

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

5 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

8 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.

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