Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CMT) None
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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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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Shriekmaw Discussion

Jagg3r5 on Who Needs $150+ Decks???

3 hours ago

Depending on how it's used/ what's needed, Ravenous Chupacabra may be a better option than Shriekmaw. The latter is good because of the evoke and fear when it is on board, but the former doesn't have the targeting restrictions. Just out of curiosity is there a reason you left out Disciple of Bolas? He's a staple in most sac decks, and for good reason, so curious as to why he's not included in this build. I realize there's not a ton of beef to throw under the bus here, but just a thought.

Vininn126 on Goodstuff

10 hours ago

Most recommended:Dreadbore


Hero's Downfall

Bojuka Bog

Second recommended:

Jace's Archivist

Nature's Lore

Nature's Claim

World Breaker


Mwonvuli Acid-Moss

Woodfall Primus

Maybe some other red land hate or something, for pesky lands

Maybe Ramunap Excavator if you keep wheels, it works with things like Azusa and Oracle of Mul-Daya

Third Recommended:

Keranos, God of Storms

Card draw (if you don't want wheels, but wheels are also fine)



Recurring Insight

Blue Sun's Zenith

Fact or Fiction

Maybe a few board wipes like Crux of Fate

or Damnation

Poooosssible cuts include


Azusa, Lost but Seeking

Temple of the False God


Murkfiend Liege

Lightning Greaves

Tehlu on Splinterfright's stroll through the boneyard

1 day ago

I know and Shriekmaw perfomed nicely in the match I played. I am thankful for that suggestion. Korozda Guildmage would be interesting to keep in the battlefield the power of a Splinterfright that gets targeted to be destroyed... I will think about it. But as Ghoultree, even though it is better, I don't think it would be too different. So I will keep the Nemesis of Mortals, for now.

Thank you once again, PraetorDragoon!!

xyr0s on Black/White Flicker - Dale

2 days ago

Yeah? Then how about abusing evoke? It works a little bit the same way: You play a creature, say Shriekmaw, for its evoke cost. You put its ETB ability on the stack, then the evoke sacrifice, and then you play Cloudshift or another instant-speed blink, and put that on the stack. Then you let the stack resolve. That goes back to front, so your creature blinks, and comes back as a new creature, and puts its ETB ability on the stack and you resolve it, and the creature counts as a new and un-evoked creature. The evoke sacrifice comes up next on the stack, but can't happen, since the creature is new and wasn't evoked into play. And then you get the ETB trigger again, as that was the first thing you put on the stack. There you go, a 3/2 evasive creature, and 2 Terrors - just be aware that with Shriekmaw, it is not a "may" ability - you are forced to kill non-black creatures, and it eats your own creatures, if opponent doesn't have any legal targets.

Tehlu on Splinterfright's stroll through the boneyard

3 days ago

Thanks PraetorDragoon! 5 CMC is a bit worse, but I think I will change the Nekrataal and the Ravenous Chupacabra for some copies of the Shriekmaw, then. The point of them is just destroying the creatures, anyway.

hungry000 on Minotaurs Dealing 29 Damage on Turn 3?

4 days ago

If you ever think of making a sideboard, Nameless Inversion and Shriekmaw would be cool removal spells since their costs are reduced by Ragemonger and Heartless Summoning (respectively).

chadsansing on Karador - "Death is not forgiving"

6 days ago

Maybe a sac package to recur from the graveyard to help keep the board clear, like Fleshbag Marauder + Shriekmaw + Merciless Executioner or something?

Have fun playing!

PraetorDragoon on Splinterfright's stroll through the boneyard

6 days ago

Shriekmaw is a good card to add. Sure, it misses artefact/black creatures, but it has the advantage of Evoking, so it can act like a 2-mana sorcery speed removal that grows the Yard.

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