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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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1 week ago
Chrome Mox. Lotus Petal, and Dark Ritual can potentially start your reign of terror on turn two or even turn one. I run the Flip Chandra version of this, and can say the less time spent as a creature the better. Of course what I'm suggesting is a "God Hand" , but when it works it feels extra good. Plus drawing the cards later in the game are never dead draws.
T1 Land, Dark Ritual, Lili
T2 Land, Attack with Lili, Phyrexian Dreadnought, Flip Lili, +2 Lili
T1 Land, Dark Ritual, Lili, Chrome Mox/LotusPetal, Phyrexian Dreadnought, Flip Lili, Lili +2
I second Shriekmaw. and suggest Phyrexian Dreadnought as he kills himself immediately for a Lili proc. Probably Entomb and Victimize tpp. Cards I like the least...beseech the queen and phyrexian reclamation.
1 week ago
The final weakness you have stated is the only reason I opted to make a Ravos, Soultender sac deck as opposed to meren. She's just so powerful and the addition of green is just crazy! Had I have made this deck I would have used Savra, Queen of the Golgari and Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord. You could also add Dark Prophecy for some extra card advantage and who doesn't love Shriekmaw?!
1 week ago
3 weeks ago
I personally thing you would do better with Horde of Notions as your general. I know a guy at out local shop who has a crazy amount of synergy with the lorwyn block evoke elementals, like Mulldrifter, Shriekmaw, and Slithermuse, while also boosting the mass removal with Bane of Progress and Dread, while Purity and Omnath, Locus of Rage provide deterrence.
it also would make sense for Dust Elemental, Grave Sifter, Incandescent Soulstoke, Smokebraider, and Flamekin Harbinger if you end up going that route. Finally, Thunderblust or Torrent Elemental are decent assault cards that provide recursion.
3 weeks ago
looks like you are also missing some typically OP-in-Chainer cards as well:
dude. Gonti, Lord of Luxury
1 month ago
Consider expanding on the +1/+1 counter theme that Kresh is using? Cards that give your creatures bonuses for having counters:
- Bramblewood Paragon
- Tuskguard Captain
- Rishkar, Peema Renegade
- Winding Constrictor
- Kalonian Hydra
- Battlefront Krushok
- Oona's Blackguard
Giving Kresh trample seems very good because otherwise he can just be chump blocked constantly. Giving him trample with spells is really a one shot deal where as using some creatures that can give him trample can last longer.
As far as the sacfrice theme with Kresh you can also expand on it using more creatures that give you value before they die and they die without needing to use other cards:
These creatures are removal spells who also die by themselves.
Creatures with evoke seems good with the Kresh because you get value from them using their low evoke cost and then they die by themselves. Creatures who are evoked do enter the battlefield and then they die. They work with abilities that want creatures to die such as Kresh. Brairhorn for example is a nice aggro evoke creature that Kresh can really benefit from.
Creatures with exploit such as Sidisi lets you sac a creature even itself and get value.
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Perusing the internet this morning, I came across the "seven by nine" rule. If your not familiar with it, you can check it out here, under note three - http://www.quietspeculation.com/2011/05/building-depietro-depauper/
Anyways, I found it quite brilliant. I broke out my EDH deck (The Cairn Nel Toth) and decided that it needed a serious overhaul.
I decided that my nine "slots," if you will would be the following:
Sacrifice Fodder (CMC 1 or less)
Sacrifice Fodder (CMC 2)
Sacrifice Fodder (CMC 3 or greater)
Utility/assorted random cards
So i started sorting the piles, and quickly realized I had too many cards for some slots, and not enough for others. I started the long, laborious, and painful process of cutting cards. I couldn't quite cut enough cards from the utility pile, so I decided I would have nine utility cards, and only six distinctly self-mill and CMC three or greater sacrifice fodder cards, because a lot of other cards can do those things in addition to doing their main purpose (if that makes any sense).
Anyways, I'll list the cards I have for each slot (its quite different than the original deck). Also, many cards serve multiple purposes, so I'm putting them in the category of their MAIN purpose.
Self-mill - Golgari Grave-Troll, Life from the Loam, Altar of Dementia (The best card in the whole deck, hands down. Not even kidding. Every Meren deck should run this card), Mesmeric Orb, Grapple with the Past. I need one more card for this slot (Stinkweed Imp?).
Sacrifice Outlets - Ashnod's Altar, Skullclamp, Attrition, Mind Slash, Evolutionary Leap. I don't love one-off sacrifice spells, but I have the slot for one. I've been debating between Altar's Reap, Morbid Curiosity and Eldritch Evolution.
Thoughts? What cards should fill my unfilled slots? Any cards I should replace?
1 month ago
I would take out Shriekmaw to prevent having to splash . Instead how about something like Flickerwisp, Reflector Mage, or Fiend Hunter? Fiend Hunter is most like Shriekmaw just better, since when fiend gets blinked, I'm pretty sure the first target is permanently exiled, and the second one comes back like normal when fiend leaves the battlefield. Good luck!