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Skirsdag High Priest
Creature — Human Cleric
Morbid — , Tap two creatures you control: put a 5/5 black Demon creature token with flying onto the battlefield. Activate this ability only if a creature died each turn.
Skirsdag High Priest Discussion
6 days ago
I highly recommend adding four more land to your deck as you are not a low cmc elf deck with lots of mana generation creatures in the ranks.
1 week ago
@Gadianten Thanks for the suggestions and upvote :)
I need to try Gift of Immortality ...it should work well with a lot of cards in the deck. I considered running Lifeline , but I decided it was to helpful for my opponents, although I might swap it in at some point.
My playgroup is a bit slower early game, so I try not to explode too early in most cases...otherwise I would totally run Dark Ritual .
I really like Skirsdag High Priest . He does not work in a lot of decks, but could do well in here, especially if I have a lot of tokens out.
1 week ago
Looks good and love the commander. +1
1 week ago
here is some cards that I use, Palace Siege and Spoils of Blood or Skirsdag High Priest and Graveblade Marauder or Accursed Witch Flip and maybe Call for Unity or Congregate and Imposing Sovereign and Doomed Dissenter and Absolute Grace or finally Phyrexian Rebirth .
3 weeks ago
I like the changes! Looks like a solid deck. The last thing I would do to tune it is look at the bottom end of the curve. Gibbering Fiend and Pilfering Imp are cute, but now that you've removed your token producers, you'll have a tough time feeding Demonlord of Ashmouth , Eater of Hope , Xathrid Demon , Shadowborn Demon , and Infernal Offering . You've still got some cards that care about going wide, like Torrent of Souls , Hellrider , and Skirsdag High Priest .
The rate on Hordeling Outburst is good. For a reanimator deck, Skirk Ridge Exhumer , Cryptbreaker , Call the Bloodline , and Silversmith are also good. At the top end of the curve, Abhorrent Overlord could also warrant consideration. Also, in the land slot, if you feel your manabase is good, I like Kher Keep . Speaking of the manabase, Urborg Volcano and Tresserhorn Sinks are better in your deck than Evolving Wilds or Terramorphic Expanse . Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace is a good utility land for reanimator. Also, Pyramid of the Pantheon and Molten Slagheap are real bad. Myriad Landscape is miles better.
My favorite low-curve option for pumping out bodies is Hanweir Garrison . Hanweir Battlements would be a sweet addition, as well, and I think it's better in this deck than Hammer of Purphoros . You don't really want to be taxing your lands with a deck full of 5+ drops, and I could say the same for Underworld Connections . It looks like a budget Phyrexian Arena , but it's really not. You're pretty good on card draw at this point, but if you really feel the need for another source, Night's Whisper is a clean, solid option.
1 month ago
Generally your card selection here is at too high a mana cost, no 1 mana spells is a big deal, especially when, off the top of my head; Viscera Seer , Mortician Beetle , Deathgreeter , Quest for the Gravelord and Thoughtpicker Witch all exist. Modern is a fast format, spells which cost 4 or more mana need to have significant impact to be playable, spells that cost less need to be the most efficient version. For example, you might think that these three cards would be ordered in playability thus: Murder > Victim of Night > Fatal Push , the opposite is actually true Fatal Push is the best of the 3, it is one of the best removal spells in Modern... In a deck focused on sacrifice though Tragic Slip is also a good choice.
Cards like Grim Haruspex , Skirsdag High Priest and Bone Picker are ideal for this sort of deck as you net an additional benefit from the sacrifice. A card like Scavenger Drake can't be played until turn 4, Mortician Beetle is potentially there on turn 1. If you want a finisher in this sort of deck Demon of Death's Gate would be a classic option. Cards which can return themselves also have value Bloodsoaked Champion and Reassembling Skeleton would be examples.
Try to organise the deck so that you have more 1 drops, than 2, more 2 than 3 etc, keep in mind though that functionally Bone Picker should be a 1 drop in your deck, so there is a little wiggle room. I hope this helps, good luck brewing your deck.
1 month ago
Xynarth: Yeah, I already thought on cutting Skirsdag High Priest. He seemed underwhelming to me as well. Have you thought about the combo of Divine Visitation + Requiem Angel yet? With a sac outlet it goes infinite like Darkest Hour + Teysa, Orzhov Scion .
1 month ago
I know! The struggle is real! Haha!
What I like about the Jar is that you put one of those cards in hand. However, you have to pay 3 and tap. As opposed to Shadows, you just get value for free. But the Jar is basically a tutor once you get enough counters on it really... And considering how often you'll be recycling your own board, it should be easy to sift through the entirety of the deck.
I've been going back in forth in my mind about Revel in Riches. If it weren't for the fact that it only triggers on your opponents' creatures dying, then I'd say keep it. Have it in your sideboard, and if ever you play against another sacrifice heavy deck, slot it in. Needless to say, it earns you points for style if you win with it!
That said, I'd definitely keep the Pitiless Plunderer. He basically turns all your sac outlets into Phyrexian Altars by generating Treasures. Bonkers. Easy to go infinite with it.
As for Nether Traitor, I'd slot him in instead of something like Skirsdag High Priest or Falkenrath Noble. Skirsdag is just meh, and by replacing the noble, you trim your curve. It's literally the only reason I don't like him (4 for what he does is too much, it's why you have Zulaport Cutthroat and Blood Artist instead).
Skirsdag High Priest occurrence in decks from the last year
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