Sifter of Skulls
Creature — Eldrazi
Devoid (This card has no color.)
Whenever another nontoken creature you control dies, put a 1/1 colorless Eldrazi Scion creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add to your mana pool." ( represents colorless mana.)
|Have (2)||metalmagic , gildan_bladeborn|
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|Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||None|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Sifter of Skulls occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
WB (Orzhov): 0.47%
Sifter of Skulls Discussion
1 month ago
Is the creature we are Looping creating mana via treasures or Eldrazi Scions? Dire Fleet Hoarder,Wily Goblin,Carrier Thrall then everytime we loop we are building a stockpile of mana for our future turns.
But we can get more than just value from the creature we are sac'ing oh much much more, how about value from the sac outlet it self? Viscera Seer Start scrying through your deck for your combo pieces ThermopodAshnod's Altar Help you generate more mana for more cards to be cast from hand for multiple card loops Carrion Feeder Keep adding +1/+1's to make a threat that needs to be dealt with before it spirals out of control Spawning Pit why not add more tokens to this to create a potential army of 2/2's that can snap into existence at instant speed? Greater Gargadon How about ticking down a clock to a 9/7 coming to smash your enemies into small digestible pieces?
You think we are done with what value we can get from Looping? not even close, what about other effects that occur when they see cards getting sac'd for greater good of value? Zulaport Cutthroat,Falkenrath Noble,Syr Konrad, the Grim This will start putting pressure on opponent's life totals whenever you sac a creature, or cast in the case of Bontu's and special mention to Syr Konrad as he also does damage when they go back to hand from your yard...oooh that value.
You want card draw? we got it,now its not as clean as blue draw and it does have a distinct smell of decomposing flesh but hey we will take it. Smothering AbominationGrim HaruspexMidnight Reaper even Hazoret's Monument as you do cast in a loop and remember all discard cards will be put back to hand via Garna's ETB.
What all this mana positive and mana neutral creature casts lets us do is frankly more of the same, play multiple creatures a turn to make multiple treasures or make multiple tokens or scry multiple times it all depends on the set up you have at the board at the time but the more creatures to sac the more effects, the more the merrier the bigger the better.
We now have an infinite loop going and this deck can use this in multiple ways to end the game. Refer to the infinite loops section to see all the options
Do we instead haveDesecrated Tomb or any creature that creates tokens as part of our loop? make sure to end the loop with several millions tokens created and stop the loop with Garna in play, all your tokens now have haste.... Good game? This can also be done is a few other more janky ways using Spawning Pit and either Ashnod's AltarPitiless PlundererSifter of SkullsBlood PetCarrier Thrall and clever use sage of sac'ing for counters and then sac'ing for mana ( or just allays sac'ing for counters if Plunderer or Sifter are in play).
2 months ago
I really want to put in some ways to make sure my creatures have 1 or 0 power when they die (I currently have 6 creatures that don't fit Shirei's requirement -- Crypt Ghast, Grim Haruspex, Midnight Reaper, Pawn of Ulamog, Phyrexian Plaguelord, and Sifter of Skulls). I was thinking at first that I should do -1/-1 effects like Phyrexian Plaguelord, but there aren't really enough that make the cut beyond that one. After that I found Sorceress Queen, which seemed promising, but again, there aren't very many effects like her. Any suggestions?
3 months ago
No problem! Ogre Slumlord and Sifter of Skulls also do similar things to Pawn of Ulamog if one of those seems like a more attractive option or you want to run multiples of the effect, although in my opinion Pawn is the best of the three.
3 months ago
Red_X I made some changes inspired by your comment, I think I may be missing something as it still takes until about turn 8 to reliably win on one turn and it's with less damage. to defend some of my original List however, Risen Reef because it is an enter the battlefield effect combos nicely with Journey to Eternity Flip or Supernatural Stamina and being able to play the land directly seemed to bring more benefit than Elvish Visionary and the splash generally had no downsides. Blisterpod and Risen Reef would often allow me to play Liliana, Dreadhorde General on turn 4 or 5. I do greatly agree with Blood Artist, Bloodthrone Vampire, and Immortal Servitude. I'm working on bringing the deck from a more casual speed to a competitive modern speed, and would love to be reliably going wide with tokens by turn 4 in order to rogues passage Bloodthrone Vampire for lethal on turn 5. I also have an attachment to Parallel Lives but it does often slow me down, do you know of a card with similar effects (maybe Sifter of Skulls) but is actually cheaper and legal in modern?
5 months ago
Looks great! Personally I would make these swaps:
Vraska's Contempt --> Syr Konrad, the Grim. I think you don't need creature removal since your general does that, and you could probably easily get rid of any problem planeswalkers by just wiping the board and swinging.
tempestman on tbd
5 months ago
Some suggestions: - Blood Artist - Solemn Simulacrum - Doomed Necromancer - Nether Traitor - Bloodghast - Golgari Thug - Bloodsoaked Champion - Corpse Hauler - Shriekmaw - Grim Haruspex - Sifter of Skulls - Sakura-Tribe Elder - Hooded Hydra - Mitotic Slime - Abyssal Gatekeeper - Hell's Caretaker - Plaguecrafter
5 months ago
Hey again Rasaru. Cool deck! I really dig the auras like Shades Form. You might like these cards: Cauldron of Souls, Dross Scorpion, Sangromancer, Syr Konrad, the Grim, Endless Whispers, Last Laugh, Lifeline, Dingus Staff, Profane Memento, Kothophed, Soul Hoarder, Colfenor's Urn, Sengir Autocrat, Chittering Witch, Sanctum of Eternity, Sifter of Skulls, Infernal Genesis
6 months ago
How are you getting the infinite mana for the reassembling skeleton and phyrexian altar? I have to have a Pawn of Ulamog or Sifter of Skulls or Pitiless Plunderer or Desecrated Tomb in addition to the altar and the skeleton