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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.)
Sifter of Skulls Discussion
1 week ago
king-saproling- I'm so glad you like the deck! It's one of my favorites to play and I appreciate the suggestions.
Herald of Leshrac is one I've not heard of, and I like it a lot for disrupting opponents and gaining free mana! If your playgroup is cool with you thieving lands, go for it.
Marsh Flitter is a token generator and a free sac outlet. Huh, I'll keep an eye on it for future.
Grinning Ignus only works at sorcery speed and returns itself to our hand, which we don't want. I like where your head is at for mana generation, though.
Carnival of Souls is a fascinating and risky way to squeeze in more flips. It does put restriction on our timing as we have to use the mana when it is created, and is a nonbo with our infinites, as they often involve putting infinite creatures into play, which would drain us at the same rate as our opponents. I think you could try it and it would be a coin flip whether it won or lost you individual games just by itself.
Braid of Fire , Black Market , Imperial Recruiter , Mana Echoes , and Teferi's Puzzle Box are all cards I have considered playing, and would certainly be reasonable inclusions! I have not included them because I don't currently own them and they are expensive.
Mindmoil would not be a good inclusion because we don't want to play spells from our hand if we can at all avoid it. It does allow us to stack the bottom of our library, but it's 5 mana do nothing, and scry to the bottom if we have spare mana after that.
Vessel of Endless Rest seems unimpactful for 3 mana and we have creatures and artifacts that do the same thing repeatably, which is what we're looking for to win.
Junktroller is great for recursion, but unfortunately it taps to activate, making it hard to go infinite. Spending the mana to activate Epitaph Golem or Reito Lantern is honestly just more reliable and abusable than tapping, as we do not run untappers.
K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth is a spicy include, though I have chosen not to do so because he only gets pumped off of casting, and doesn't contribute to a combo. He would be useful for getting black creatures out of our hand, and I assume combos with Blood Celebrant , but we have 1 card that performs that combo by itself: Treasonous Ogre .
Blood Artist I've gone back and forth on. It absolutely is worth an include, but I find that we have enough payoffs once infinite is achieved so I replaced it with redundancy in other places, like token generation
Sifter of Skulls has 4 power, which automatically excludes it from this build. It is important to get Grenzo out early to start building the value engine, so we cast him for X=1.
Here is the primer I took my inspiration from. I highly recommend reading it to get the general philosophy and lines of the deck! https://www.mtgnexus.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=22095
1 week ago
1 week ago
Hey man cool build. Definitely a +1 from me!
My version of this is a little more competitive than most, but I don't currently have my Yawgmoth deck on tappedout. Some cards that I've found particularly useful are these:
These cards give you a ton of extra creatures to sacrifice to your commander. This means you'll be drawing more cards, getting closer to your win cons, and removing more creatures via -1/-1 counters.
If you are looking for a good infinite combo (I'm not a fan of them myself, but I don't judge those who enjoy them), add in Geralf's Messenger . Sacrifice him, he comes back and drains your opponent immediately, put the -1/-1 counter on him and draw, repeat until you kill someone. The only problem is that you'll be losing life as well from your commander. Add a Blood Artist to the combo and it'll cancel out the life loss and you're infinite.
Hope this helps! If you want some interesting deck ideas, I'd love for you to check mine out and give me an upvote. Feedback is welcome!
4 weeks ago
so a couple of suggestions, Pawn of Ulamog and Sifter of Skulls are awesome in any kind of aristocrats deck where you plan to sac things. Plaguecrafter , Fleshbag Marauder and Merciless Executioner can really disrupt your opponents boardstate and hit targets that you might not otherwise beable to take out. while they are expensive both Smothering Tithe and Yahenni, Undying Partisan can help you steam roll and net value from a freshly board wiped state very quickly. I feel that you need to more clearly define your win conditions. While the sacrifice things to get value and utility while you protect yoiur boardstate isnt a bad overall gameplan as you get closer to edging out your opponents they will start to focus you. when that happens you need to beable to deal with them very quickly.
1 month ago
Flavor aside, I think you should cut the big Eldrazi (aside from card: It That Betrays, and maybe Spawnsire of Ulamog ) and focus instead on going wide with Eldrazi/Sliver tokens to take advantage of the fact that the Slivdrazi only gives out one Annihilator 1 per person. If so, token makers to consider: Sliver Hive , Birthing Boughs , Pawn of Ulamog , Sifter of Skulls , Hanweir, the Writhing Township 's components (Garrison is pretty useless but Battlements is decent since you want to attack for Annihilator), From Beyond , Growth Spasm
Also Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest to take advantage of sac triggers alongside of "It..."
Maybe Ghostflame Sliver for devoid redundancy
2 months ago
The exasperated retail worker offers a Thornbite Staff in hopes that it will quell Karen's rage. He motions toward a shelf nearby; "We carry these as well": Smothering Abomination , Hell's Caretaker , Illusionist's Bracers , Black Market , Pawn of Ulamog , Sifter of Skulls , Dread Return , Bolas's Citadel , Champion of Stray Souls , Desecrated Tomb , Midnight Reaper , Harvester of Souls , Oathsworn Vampire , Sengir Nosferatu
5 months ago
You might want some cards such as Cordial Vampire , Kalastria Highborn , Sanctum Seeker , Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle , Pawn of Ulamog (replacement for Sifter of Skulls , Legion Lieutenant , Stromkirk Captain , Drana's Emissary , Malakir Bloodwitch , Necropolis Regent , Cliffhaven Vampire (combine with lifelink for infinite damage + life), Rakish Heir , Indulgent Aristocrat , Bloodlord of Vaasgoth , and Defiant Bloodlord .
BTW What is the FNM EDH meta like at Cerberus? I'm about to complete my Angelhorde Invasion deck so anything that would help in the meta or a rough idea of some of the meta decks would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
5 months ago
When Playing Izoni, you want as many creatures as possible instead of cards that do similar things because they count as extra insects when they die. It's also worth noting that creatures are the easiest thing to pull back out of the graveyard for repeated value. I propose the following changes:
Sifter of Skulls occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
WB (Orzhov): 0.47%