Creature — Elemental

Fear (This creature can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.)

When Shriekmaw enters the battlefield, destroy target nonartifact, nonblack creature.

Evoke (You may cast this spell for its evoke cost. If you do, it's sacrificed when it enters the battlefield.)

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR) Uncommon
Mystery Booster: Convention Edition (MYSCON) Uncommon
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Uncommon
Commander Anthology (CM1) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon
Commander 2014 (C14) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH) Uncommon
MTG: Commander (CMD) Uncommon
Archenemy (ARC) Uncommon
Lorwyn (LRW) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare

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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
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Shriekmaw occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Black: 0.27%

Golgari: 0.34%

Rakdos: 0.18%

BUG (Sultai): 0.7%

Shriekmaw Discussion

Crazy4Swift on Yarok, the Triggered - A Competitive Primer

1 week ago

Because Shriekmaw is an elemental so it triggers Risen Reef , otherwise Ravenous Chupacabra is better.

Krom3 on Yarok, the Triggered - A Competitive Primer

1 week ago

Hi, love the deck it's given me some great ideas for my own Yarok build, one question though is why run Shriekmaw over something like Ravenous Chupacabra?

Just because of the evoke cost?

GerryAvalanche on Please help upgrading my Golgari ...

1 week ago

Xica Yeah you're right, I think I'll stick with Shriekmaw for now. Its versatility fits the deck better, plus I get to use it even more often due to the graveyard spells and it opens the gate for Winding Constrictor and Wildgrowth Walker to swing in for the kill while being kind of hard to block itself.

Xica on Please help upgrading my Golgari ...

1 week ago

Scavenging Ooze is better if expect to face burn, while Shriekmaw is better in meta that lacks burn in favour of RDW decks (like prowess) and other creature based aggro.

Pluse, Deadeye Tracker already does a minor Scavenging Ooze impersonation on graveyard front.

And if you are able control the board, there is no need to have extreme large creatures to win.
Trying to use Scavenging Ooze as tarmogoyf is a terrible idea. It can sometimes accidentally end up as a big creature in ceratin non-interactive matchups, or in extreme late games. However basing your deck on growing it big is asking for trouble as it simply needs too much mana.
You would be better off with Hexdrinker as it at least protects itself once its big, as opposed to Scavenging Ooze.

In regards to cutting removal, i wouldnt touch push as "bolt the bird" is always relevant, not to mention killing manlands.
And would leave some number of assassin's trophy, as a catch all.
In general as long as you have 12-16 creatures & spells you are golden.

GerryAvalanche on Please help upgrading my Golgari ...

1 week ago

Xica These are really good points! I think I'm going to choose between Scavenging Ooze and Shriekmaw. I too thought that Shriekmaw is going to be awesome with the graveyard-returns, but I was worried if I sacrifice killing-power for another removal I probably don't need(?) Scavenging Ooze seems to be a bigger threat, but on the other hand a reusable removal seems pretty strong as well. Plus I maybe could afford cutting a Push or Decay to make room for something more aggrassive. Does that make sense? Or should I just take the Shriekmaw, since I then have all that removal and Shriekmaw may attack with virtually nothing to stop it?

Xica on Please help upgrading my Golgari ...

1 week ago

Obliterator is great when Path to Exile usage is low to non-existent and counterspells are few and far between.
Thus the card is far from its greatest in today's meta.
(However - contrary to the common misconception - getting to BBBB is easy if you manage to have 4 lands by turn 4, twhen you play a 2 colored eck)

I recommended Shriekmaw as it does something early game, and its absolutely broken with all the "return creature from graveyard to hand" spells in your deck, cards like Liliana, the Last Hope.
Sure, its far less flashy than something than Verdurous Gearhulk, and wins slower - however it keeps the field clear, and gives you time to win.
While you can VERY easily die with a gearhulk in hand before you could ever use it.

Obstinate Baloth is a great hate card against discard decks, for any deck that plays combo, and a "passable" card in the burn matchup.
Sadly hardcasting it is asking a lot.
In the sense that it does too little for its cost, UNLESS you want to simply stall a little to win with something like a lethal scapeshift.

In the era where Gurmag Angler, Thing in the Ice  Flip & Bedlam Reveler are running around the card is surprisingly squishy, to win the game.
And does too little at helping you achieve that goal, beside being a body.

Unless you run something like elves, i owuld stay away from God-Eternal Rhonas. Its a great improvement there as a recurrable pump effect in face of all the counterspells and discard.
However in this deck, its only good when you are already winning anyways, and does little to nothing in any other case.

Meachman on Yarok, Mayor of Valuetown

3 weeks ago

Yarok is powerful, but can also be a double-edged sword.

Dimir Acqueduct, Golgari Rot Farm, and Simic Growth Chamber feel like potentially dangerous lands unless you really want landfall since each one returns two lands to your hand instead of one (if you want that, Field of the Dead becomes a must). Your shock lands will also trigger twice, so be careful.

The THB omens feel like they work well with Yarok--Omen of the Hunt (over Grow from the Ashes), Omen of the Dead, Omen of the Sea.

Looks a little light on removal. Ravenous Chupacabra and Shriekmaw give you some removal options, and Hostage Taker lets you steal afterwards.

LastEdegy on Jarad vod Savo

4 weeks ago

@40601 - as much as Shriekmaw is useful to cast since it has low cmc to evoke, and i can recur it from the yard, but the nonartifact and nonblack creature only option is not as useful as Ravenous Chupacabra imo.. although i might put either Thrashing Brontodon or Caustic Caterpillar as additional artifact or enchantment removal.. thanks!

@FeJex - whoa! thanks for the suggestions! I'm definitely going to add a couple of those.. Since when I'm playtesting this deck, graveyard hate is not uncommon to put on some edh decks, and my graveyard got exiled quite a few times, and some of those cards can be a deterrent that they can't exile my graveyard that easily..

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