Shriekhorn

Shriekhorn

Artifact

Shriekhorn enters the battlefield with three charge counters on it. {T}, Remove a charge counter from Shriekhorn: Target player puts the top two cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Common
Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran (MBM) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Shriekhorn occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.05%

Shriekhorn Discussion

match_lighter on

4 months ago

I would lessen the number of Gaea's Blessing to one, Mausoleum Secrets to two, and Murderous Cut to two or three. From there you can add more creatures such as Prized Amalgam , maybe a Syr Konrad, the Grim as honorary Liliana's Indignation s, and possibly Gurmag Angler to beat into the opponent. Any way to increase your creature count to increase the power of your Indignations. Cycling creatures could prove worthwhile for both finding Indignation and increasing its power such as Windcaller Aven and Street Wraith . Lastly more mill rocks could prove worthwhile as it will make Creeping Chill and Narcomoeba better, things like Shriekhorn

rawzz on Budget Vengecrab

5 months ago

lagotripha What would you take out for the Shriekhorn ?

lagotripha on Budget Vengecrab

5 months ago

Needs more Shriekhorn . Land wise, you can still do a lot- I'm not talking hedron and fetches, I'm talking River of Tears Sunken Hollow Drowned Catacomb Fetid Pools Shelldock Isle Temple of Deceit , and Ipnu Rivulet / Scavenger Grounds .

Peisistratos on Budgetish Mill Deck

6 months ago

Mind Sculpt , Shriekhorn and Minister of Inquiries are cheap and do some notable yet silent work. The last two also do wonders with Fraying Sanity , allowing you to deploy them early and still mill 10 to 12 cards, depending on timings.

dingusdingo on Scheming Symmetry

8 months ago

Upon seeing the new M20 Scheming Symmetry I thought it had some potential for serious applications.

My first thought was slotting it in Lantern Control, being able to break parity on it with Codex Shredder and changing the Pyxis slot to Shriekhorn or something similar. It would work in tandem with or replace Whir of Invention , and breaking parity on it with a mill card means its Vampiric Tutor in modern at sorcery speed without life loss. Seems like a great application, but does the deck benefit from it over Whir of Invention or something else?

I also thought about a more control oriented build that tries to break parity on it with shuffle and mill effects outside a lantern kind of shell. Winds of Rebuke offers board control. Any kind of shuffle effect on an opponent also breaks parity on the card, so you could run cards like Psychic Surgery or Psychogenic Probe

I think there are a lot more ways to break parity on this card than people realize, and it will be Vampiric Tutor in modern. I'm also guessing buying a handful now to sell later could be profitable $$$

lagotripha on All Charged Up

11 months ago

Surge Node and Coretapper are basically mandatory for this archetype, and its worth remembering that WOTC are balancing around Everflowing Chalice and Astral Cornucopia pumping out a lot of mana.

If you are seriously looking at making it work in a super budget way, Throne of Geth and Tezzeret's Gambit should be the top end of your deck, while the rest aims to win before vast amounts of mana would have been relevant. This means focussing on one clear strategy- I'd reccomend Shrapnel Blast / Atog / Slag Fiend , but Shriekhorn mill is also an option.

If you are prepared to drop another ten bucks, you can make something fantastic built around Saheeli, Sublime Artificer who releases soon- copying onto Surge Node is strong.

lagotripha on Don't "Mind" Me

11 months ago

If you can't afford surgical, Ravenous Trap does a good impression.

There is also an alternative for budget mill- dont' play like a burn deck, play like midrange/control.

Mind Grind , Mind Funeral and Grindclock s are enough to win a game on their own, if they are paired with a decent control package.

Cards like Languish , Mana Leak , Dimir Charm , Memory Plunder etc then try to buy yourself as much time as possible. You will want to plan out your sideboard carefully- 'side 15' works wonders with this, swapping low impact cards for marginally more useful (languish for negates for example) does a lot. If you are also digging for the combo kill, some Despise or Duress should carry the rest through. There are also marginal 'pillow fort' options that are low price because they have to compete with Ensnaring Bridge - Storage Matrix in particular can work well. Haunting Echoes is an interesting option for mill, often killing combo-reliant decks dead.

If that isn't your jam Shriekhorn will help speed things up.

clayperce on Thoughts on UG Control?

1 year ago

APPLE01DOJ,
Thanks much; I'll give your Kefnet deck a hard look, for sure.

heckproof and APPLE01DOJ,
Yeah, those are all good examples.

PlatinumOne,

> weird mashup of ramp into semi-big threats with suboptimal control elements.

That's actually a great definition of what Ponza is all about! I usually describe the deck more like "aggressive ramp into bulk rares that you would never expect could be good in Modern, with an overlay of annoying mana-denial Control", but yours will certainly do. The thing is, it works surprisingly well in many metas.

> besides fetchlands, what activated or triggered abilities are you hoping to stop with Repudiate / Replicate

I actually laid that out in the deck description, but in case you missed it here it is again:

  • Opponent transforms a Thing in the Ice? Repudiate the triggered ability and our team stays on the field.
  • Opponent wants to make us sac' a creature with Lili, put a Terminus on top with Jace, or ultimate whatever random Planeswalker they have? Repudiate the activated ability and we've totally turned the game around.
  • Opponent tries to Modular a ton of +1/+1 counters onto their attacking Inkmoth Nexus, wipe our board with an Oblivion Stone, Equip a Batterskull, Crew a Smuggler's Copter, etc, etc, etc? Repudiate gives us answers (or at least options) we never had in 'normal' Ponza.

Here are more details though, looking at the top meta decks in turn ...

All that said, it's clear that in many cases a 2-mana counterspell (e.g., Negate or Mana Leak ) is better than a 2-mana stifle effect ... certainly UW Control has found that to be the case! What's not clear to me yet is if that's the case in UG Control as well ...

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