Sifter of Skulls

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Rare

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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.)

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Sifter of Skulls Discussion

darkmatter32x on Yahenni Voltron Control

6 days ago

@Kamerot Thanks for the comment. Definitely adding Sifter of Skulls into the main deck, don't know how he flew past my radar when I was looking for creatures.

However Butcher of Malakir's mana cost is insanely high for this deck, and in addition he eats a lot of removal once he is on the board.

Merciless Executioner and his twin brother Fleshbag Marauder used to be in the deck, their ability is one time use and I couldn't get a lot of value out of them.

Grim Haruspex used to be in the deck, its ability however don't trigger on tokens therefore not a lot of value. He may slip into my "maybe board"

Kamerot on Yahenni Voltron Control

6 days ago

Love your commander, looks like a lot of fun to play. Only things I can really suggest could be Sifter of Skulls. It can get you even more creatures to sacrifice and control the board state, and maybe Butcher of Malakir, although it's got a high cmc.

2 more suggestions are Grim Haruspex for additional card advantage and Merciless Executioner. Again, awesome deck! +1

Force_of_Willb on Mirror Suicide

1 month ago

how about Blood Artist or Zulaport Cutthroat to kill opponents when comboing off Blowfly Infestation and Nest of Scarabs.

Catacomb Sifter or Reaper of the Wilds to scry through the entire deck, Fecundity to draw your entire deck.

Necroskitter to take your opponents creatures

haven't figured out how to get infinite mana yet as Pawn of Ulamog and Sifter of Skulls is nontoken death triggers...

TehGrief on Yahenni of the Endless Offerings (EDH)

2 months ago

@xSKINCOLLECTORx,

Ogre Slumlord is invaluable in comparison to Pawn of Ulamog or Sifter of Skulls, in the sense that his ability triggers on opponents creatures as well as your own. He is well worth the higher CMC.

A critical mechanic of Yahenni of the Endless Offerings (EDH) is for opponents to be forced into sacrificing their creatures.

Equally as critical is for the player to also have creatures to sacrifice. As much as the utility of the Eldrazi Scions and Spawns is enjoyable, and as you mentioned invaluable in certain situations; it is important to have creatures to react to sacrifice triggers.

An Eldrazi Scion or Spawn lose their value when they are targeted with spells like Altar's Reap, or used for activated abilities such as Attrition or Vampiric Rites. Whereas a 1/1 Rat Creature Token from Ogre Slumlord I can sacrifice without a second thought.

This deck has a strong focus on knowing when sacrifice and when not to.

Again, I will still strongly consider Pawn of Ulamog in the future, and I do appreciate your time and recommendations.

Getting feedback or hearing more ideas is one of the best ways to craft the most intricate decks.

TehGrief on Yahenni of the Endless Offerings (EDH)

2 months ago

@xSKINCOLLECTORx,

Thank you for your recommendations,

  • Ogre Slumlord was already part of the original deck list.

  • I had originally considered Pawn of Ulamog in the original deck list, but it hadn't made it to the final cut. I will consider it again in the future. It will be added to the maybe board.

  • Sifter of Skulls is a strictly worse version of Pawn of Ulamog (in my own honest opinion), and probably won't be considered above or alongside Pawn of Ulamog; having two of the same delayed abilities is redundant.

KingMathoro on On a Pale Horse

2 months ago

Hello there as a fellow Meren enthusiast I feel I may have some advice for you. You certainly have a lot of creatures and while Momma Meren loves her some creatures I feel as though you have a few too many. Verdant Force is a prime example of a card of which there are better options in the form of enchantments like how you have From Beyond in your maybeboard. It is much better because it m=has more survivability and it costs less. Another card that plays off of that is Awakening Zone. Both create tokens that Meren can sac. A few other creatures that are in my experience under performers are Great Oak Guardian, Vulturous Zombie, Centaur Vinecrasher, Cloudthresher, Kessig Cagebreakers terastadonBlood Bairn, Apocalypse Demon, Sifter Wurm, Hooded Assassin. They have a high cmc and/ or don't really do all that much. A few options for replacements would be things like Dictate of Erebos, Black Market, Diabolic Tutor, Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Reclamation Sage, Beseech the Queen, Animate Dead, Strionic Resonator, Spore Frog(a champion of a Meren deck is this frog let me tell you), Viscera Seer, Merciless Executioner, Fleshbag Marauder, Buried Alive, Eldritch Evolution, Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, Beast Within, Pawn of Ulamog, Sifter of Skulls, Evolutionary Leap, Gonti, Lord of Luxury, Smothering Abomination, Living Death. They offer Meren much more support and help you get the most value out of what you got going on. Because when you have too many creatures the lack of support spells like the ones mentioned above can really slow you down and make you more vulnerable to board wipes and the like and limit your potential wincons. I would also heavily consider Dictate of Erebos over some of the curses because it can just do a lot of work for you. Another thing I noticed is you have Dredge listed in your tag list and I don't really see that much of a Dredge-y presence in the deck. Those are just some thoughts I have after playing both Budget and Much more Expensive versions of Meren for quite a while. But if you don't like what I have to say that's cool. I don't mean to offend at all. And ultimately the choices are your's anyways. So please tell me your thoughts on what I brought up!

Also here is my take on budget Meren that I mentioned earlier. Who Needs $200+ Dollar Decks???

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