|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|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|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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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.)
12 hours ago
Ok, now I'm off my phone and on my computer, and this goes a bit easier. There are a lot of budget cards that are solid for Meren. Caustic Caterpillar and Viridian Zealot are great self-sacrificing utility. Spore Frog can really lock down a table. Cards like Fleshbag Marauder , Plaguecrafter , and Shriekmaw are all good removal spells that help put counters on Meren. Butcher of Malakir is budget Grave Pact you can run.
Now, that all said, I'm not sure how exactly you want to win with the deck, but Aristocrats tend to be budget, and you can run several of them to bleed the table dry that way doing what Meren wants to do; have critters die. Blood Artist , Zulaport Cutthroat , Poison-Tip Archer , Syr Konrad, the Grim , Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord are all good budget options for this strategy. But there are other directions you could go; it's up to you. What do you want your deck to do?
I hope this has helped out a little more.
1 month ago
I think Yawgmoth is a good choice against big creature/ramp decks.
Having Damnation is a good start to beating these types of decks. Dead of Winter with Snow-Covered Swamp and Crux of Fate are underrated board wipes in Commander. Yawgmoth's -1/-1 ability can kill little creatures and then make your opponents sacrifice big creatures ( Plaguecrafter , Fleshbag Marauder , Dictate of Erebos ). Ravenous Chupacabra and Shriekmaw can really ruin an opponent who ramps into a big creature to then have it killed. Since Ravenous and Shriekmaw are creatures that makes reanimation and recursion good with them. Ob Nixilis Reignited is another way to kill big creatures which is nice with proliferate from Yawgmoth.
With black you can go completely over the top of ramp decks with reanimation ( Buried Alive , Animate Dead , Victimize ). Use it on flying creatures such as Vilis, Broker of Blood and Rune-Scarred Demon . You can play cards that create tokens ( Nest of Scarabs , Dreadhorde Invasion , Pawn of Ulamog ) which can be good blockers against big creatures who don't have trample or flying.
1 month ago
I have to suggest Panharmonicon here. That's your ticket to that extra point of damage, and it provides you a lot of value with all your ETBs. I would consider Dusk Legion Zealot , Skyscanner , and Shriekmaw if you go that route. Rune-Scarred Demon too.
1 month ago
Skydaddy Glad to hear that you've been having a good time so far with your own Chainer build, unfortunate that you weren't able to pull the W in the end. I haven't been keeping up to date with my lists in general lately, but if I can spot some free time this week I'll make this list a top priority to update. For example, I've been trying out Vicious Shadows and it's been a monster of a closer card so far. Dunno yet if it's good, but it feels fantastic when it goes off.
In terms of includes from the newest standard set, the really strong contenders for this deck are Thrill of Possibility , Witch's Cottage , and Castle Locthwain . I could see Murderous Rider as a neat alternate choice vs. things like Shriekmaw or Ravenous Chupacabra , but you lose a lot of sick ETB ability abuse. Syr Konrad, the Grim is a little bit too expensive for what he does IMO, but I will be testing him out. The Drawbridge that gives everything haste is also pretty neat, but I will probably be slotting that into my G/W decks first, as there are fewer mass-haste effects in those colors. Keep having fun with your deck dude, I wish you good luck in your upcoming games =]
2 months ago
Incandescent Soulstroke is a must-have in Elementals as it is a lord and allows you to cheat out creatures.
Smokebraider is also better than the current mana dorks as it taps for any mana.
I also do suggest you splash into 5 colors as you have a wider variety of elementals to choose from. While I recognize and respect your want to stay budget, having a 50$ limit instead of 36$ will help this deck's viability significantly. Unclaimed Territory would help with mana fixing Nova Chaser is extremely powerful You also said you had difficulty dealing with big creatures, Shriekmaw is an elemental that would give you some removal. Woodland Wanderer can also be a 6\6
3 months ago
you might want to look at Fling and Thud being able to attack with Lightning Skelemental and then sac it to do the damage again. It's sneakier than Assault Strobe . While Temur Battle Rage and Uncaged Fury are at least at instant speed,they again might make your creatures a bigger target to remove if they see it swinging with double strike. You probably want some removal or discard Launch Party is a great way to take advantage of your guys that sac at end of turn anyways. Hellspark Elemental is a no brainer as well. Your better off dropping Shriekmaw for out right removal or burn and while Nova Chaser is cool I wouldn't run 4 they curve out for how fast this deck could play. Ideally you'd probably bump the number of Flamekin Harbinger and drop your Nova Chaser to 1-2 the harbinger tutors your nova chaser. I'd also dump the sundial for some combination of the elemental friendly Chandra's that are around there's like 4-5 to choose from.
3 months ago
3 months ago
Snowmen1 Sundial of the Infinite is actually one of my favourite cards to play in this deck because of the unique effect, it being such a weird and unused card, and the splash of control it adds to the deck! (although it doesn't come up very often) Funny you should mention Spark Elemental because it was actually the original 1-drop for this deck! It actually got replaced with Lightning Serpent because of the late-game mana dump that you mentioned. Not too sure about the direct damage spells as Shriekmaw absolutely destroys most creatures and can be sideboarded for Guiltfeeder , and really controls the board when you can play it multiple times with Thunderkin Awakener . Altough, Lightning Axe does play into the discard strategy so I'll have a look for sure! As for the Nova Chaser s, the idea is to bin them via Tormenting Voice or Incandescent Soulstoke so that they can be reanimated by Thunderkin Awakener . Their champion effect also allows for cards like Shriekmaw 's and Flamekin Harbinger 's abilities to trigger multiple times for added value. Furthermore, championing a Thunderkin Awakener when it enters removes it from combat and can protect it from dying while adding a lot of pressure. Although, it may be worth cutting one or two to make room for some other stuff. The toolbox sideboard is an amazing idea so thank you for that suggestion! Unfortunately Thoughtseize and Collective Brutality are a bit too pricey for me, although you're correct in saying that they'd make good additions, maybe even on the mainboard! Thank you so much for all the suggestions and feedback!
Shriekmaw occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.05%
BUG (Sultai): 0.7%