Sludge Crawler


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Battle for Zendikar Common

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Sludge Crawler

Creature — Eldrazi Drone

Devoid (This card has no color)

Ingest (Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, that player exiles the top card of his or her library)

: Sludge Crawler gets +1/+1 until end of turn

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Sludge Crawler Discussion

Wahrghoul84 on W/b Eldrazi Taxes

1 week ago

@ToolmasterOfBrainerd, Sludge Crawler does work. He may be a 1/1, but with his pump ability, he doesn't stay small. It may be mana hungry, but in a deck with Eldrazi Temple it's not that bad. I am never sad to see him and my opponents are never happy to see him. As for the curve thing, look up a few B/W Eldrazi Taxes lists...

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on W/b Eldrazi Taxes

1 week ago

Sludge Crawler doesn't seem very good. Although it can exile cards for wasteland strangler, as a 1/1 it won't be damaging players very often. I'd recommend Judge's Familiar or Thraben Inspector instead.

Also for the correct mana curve, you should be playing 8 or 9 1-drop creatures. I guess extra removal could balance it out, but the tempo loss of no turn 1 play hurts a lot.

NobleGhost117 on Eldrazi exile

3 weeks ago

Alright, okay. Sit down, buckle in because as someone who loves Eldrazi there's a few suggestions that you may just love for this deck.

If this deck is based around exiling your opponent's stuff (be it library or on the field), then mana ramping into big eldrazi to finish off the game, you're gonna want a rather focused deck. Things like Drownyard Behemoth aren't great because, in order for you to reduce it's cost to something practical, you either need to sacrifice your big finishers OR one or two mana dorks. Neither of these are great. Instead there's a very interesting finisher in Ulamog's Despoiler. It costs less mana for a larger creature that will beat your opponents down faster.

The other problem with the current concept is your average converted mana cost for your stuff. Right now it's 5.70. To put that in perspective, on average to cast something in your deck you're going to need 6 mana. Even if you have a few mana dorks on the field, you won't have a noteworthy field presence until at least turn 4. What you're gonna want to do is add lower cost creatures and remove some higher cost ones that don't really impact the game immediately. I'll break down specifics below:

Blisterpod: Great early blocker that turns into mana. 10/10 would include in ramp.

Eldrazi Skyspawner: Same as above, except you get the mana right away AND you get a flier.

Fathom Feeder: Holy crap is this guy value. A 1/1 deathtoucher that ingests. Your opponents are damned if they block, damned if they don't. Not to mention he's late game card draw with ingest. Absolute favorite low-cost eldrazi right there.

Sludge Crawler: A cheap ingester that is pumpable late game. Easy include

Wasteland Strangler: Stat-wise this guy kinda sucks, but if you ingested a card earlier in the game, he turns into a 3/2 for 3 mana that is also a potential kill-spell on a stick. Brain blast.

Oblivion Sower: This guy is no joke. He's a mid-cost eldrazi that will not only exile your opponent's top few cards, he will also potentially ramp into more mana that will help you cast even more big things.

Finally there's a few non-creatures I want to talk about. You have From Beyond for constant mana-ramp, as well as tutoring for an Eldrazi card. A good 1- or 2-of in the deck. For more control cards, you have Transgress the Mind for hand-hate and Titan's Presence for easy removal if you have a large eldrazi in your hand. Remember that anything with Devoid is considered colorless, so you could reveal a Dread Defiler and it would still be fine.

Hope this helped, and I'm sorry if I came off as angry or rude. I really love the deck concept :)

ChrisKrow on Blue/Black Eldrazi Control

4 months ago

To make a control deck, you will first need to fill the board with little creatures to up your defense, which is something hard for this deck, since the cast cost is really high. i recommend getting a set of Mist Intruder, has flying and a low cast cost. In addition, ,Prophet of Distortion,Sludge Crawler and Salvage Drone make great additions too.

Sargeras on The Eldritch Truth (Bloodborne Eldrazi Theme Deck)

4 months ago

Interesting deck, so +1, I have a few suggestions,

  1. Make sure that the hubs for this deck state both casual and gimmick, that way you don't have to say that you are playing casual, the hubs say it for you! (Just a little thing though)

  2. I get that this deck is RB which means it wants to be aggressive, but you have some shifting themes here, on one hand, you have aggressive beaters that can swing for a ton of damage, and then there Ulamog and Bane of Bala Ged which you will likely never cast in a single game (Good luck casting 7 & 10 drops with 22 lands) My first suggestion would be to cut Ulamog and Bane (I know they are fun but you likely won't cast them) and replace them with 2 more Dust Stalker and 1 more Endless One.

  3. Replace Processor Assault with Flame Slash, slash came from rise of the Eldrazi and does basically the same thing with way less cost.

  4. Behind the Scenes: Skulk would allow creatures like Sludge Crawler to get in for damage and allow you to Ingest cards without having to worry about blockers (they slither around). This would probably come in over Forerunner of Slaughter since the card just doesn't do too much imo.

  5. I'm not a particular fan of tap-lands, Sulfurous Springs would be ideal since you can play cards and effects for both anyway.


WiltLeafElves on

4 months ago

maybe you could include some Complete Disregard (it exiles), and some Sludge Crawler, I've seen some Black and UB eldrazi deck work well with exiling opponent creatures, then wasteland strangler to remove another creature. nice deck,+1 as well

WiltLeafElves on Bad Eldrazi Deck 2.0

5 months ago

Kozilek, the Great Distortion isn't exactly a good tourmanent staple (hasn't seen play since it came out, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger is always better. Submerged Boneyard is not a good dual land, Sunken Hollow and Choked Estuary are better. also, a lot of your eldrazi are very slow. to make it faster, i would recommend 4x Wasteland Strangler 4x Sludge Crawler and 4x Salvage Drone and a couple Fathom Feeder. also, Endbringer is a good finisher. also, more Matter Reshaper is good.

you could also have Thought-Knot Seer and Reality Smasher . also, Swarm Surge as a finisher.

sideboard Void Winnower, and Transgress the Mind.

Argy on Is there a place for ...

6 months ago

As far as I'm concerned every deck with a strong vision of how it will win, and how it will stop its Opponents winning, is viable.

As long as you are happy with not coming first at FNM. Although sometimes that is a pleasant result.

You are going to need some early Eldrazi with Ingest to get the most out of Wasteland Strangler. I know you have Transgress the Mind but I believe you will need more than just that.

Sludge Crawler and Culling Drone might be what you need.

An early Creature with Deathtouch would also be useful. You'd be surprised at the tempo advantage that can give you.

It lets you use a Creature as thought it is a destruction spell.

I consider Thought-Knot Seer essentially in this type of deck.

You might want to look at adding Harsh Scrutiny. I run it in a Control deck and the extra hand disruption + Scry is invaluable.

I would suggest that you build a deck so that I can test it and give you further advice.

That's what I find most effective.

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