Slum Reaper

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Common
Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1) Uncommon
Battlebond (BBD) Uncommon
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Uncommon

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Slum Reaper

Creature — Horror

When Slum Reaper enters the battlefield, each player sacrifices a creature.

Slum Reaper Discussion

xaarvaxus on Black Creature Control

3 weeks ago

Dark Impostor is another removal spell on a stick that exiles the creature it targeted as well as gains its activated abilites, all for low CMC and low $. Same goes for Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief but she powers herself up for a quicker kill. Guul Draz Assassin and Big Game Hunter also fit into this category.

For single target kill spells: Sever the Bloodline is a bit overcosted for most targets but is a pretty good token killer, Price of Fame is cheap enough if targeting opposing commanders and lets you dig through your library looking for answers. Tragic Slip is low CMC and can be a way around indestructible.

For mass removal, Mutilate and Black Sun's Zenith are inexpensive options. Nevinyrral's Disk can wipe the board of both artifacts and enchantments which black flat out has no real way to directly deal with.

But one of black's specialties is getting opponents to sac their owns permanents, especially creatures: Gatekeeper of Malakir , Chainer's Edict , Geth's Verdict , Plaguecrafter , Slum Reaper , Fleshbag Marauder , Diabolic Edict

For some additional artifact ramp: Charcoal Diamond , Mind Stone , Worn Powerstone , Hedron Archive Unstable Obelisk with the Obelisk doubling as 'hit anything' removal and the Stone and Archive being some card draw as well.

...which leads into more card draw: Phyrexian Arena for steady card draw, Necrologia for that rush of cards.

For mono black Cabal Stronghold is a cheap option to gain extra mana late game.

I didn't price check everything listed above but nothing there should be too outrageously priced.

Scion_of_Darkness on Endless Whispers

1 month ago

I have a Whispers deck that plays:

Fleshbag Marauder

Slum Reaper

Merciless Executioner

Plaguecrafter and

Revel in Riches

Keep the board empty and win valuable Treasure

Daedalus19876 on Marchesa Marches On!

2 months ago

I'm not fully convinced by the Grim Monolith here, it's better in decks that need a huge burst of mana early, then low-cost afterwards. I don't think this deck fits that description, personally.

No Fleshbag Marauder or Merciless Executioner, but you're running Slum Reaper?

You're missing Oona's Blackguard here, which is BACKBREAKING for opponents.

Could run Unspeakable Symbol if you really want to protect your stuff.

I'd run Blasphemous Act over Damnation, though you should probably run both.

I'd want Wheel of Fortune over Windfall, though again I might try both.

Slave of Bolas and Grave Betrayal are awesome ways to get your hands on your opponents' stuff.

You need to run WAY more creatures to make full use of Marchesa's ability, IMO. My Marchesa deck (from early in my EDH career, don't judge me: *RETIRED* Roses Aren't Red: Marchesa EDH) had over 30, though it was a bit of a different take on her (much more focused on her ability and much more budget). I'd check out that link, it may give you some other ideas :)

eyes2sky on New to Pauper: The Complete ...

2 months ago

14 NEW Cards to add to our Pauper decks...looks a few decent ones!
Foil
Moan of the Unhallowed
Offalsnout
Slum Reaper
Arena Athlete
Molten Birth
Reckless Wurm
Sparkspitter
Groundskeeper
Miming Slime
Canker Abomination
Dimir Guildmage
Fire / Ice
Vessel of Endless Rest

I'm looking forward to using Miming Slime, Reckless Wurm, Foil and Moan of the Unhallowed (not many Pauper cards that can make 2/2 Zombies!). Do you think any of these downshifted cards will improve your decks? or inspire new ones?

JibJig on Vhati likes to Parti

3 months ago

Right off the bat there's some automatic includes I like to run in Golgari colors - those cards usually include some powerful effects that can effect the whole board with very little cost to you.

One of the biggest strengths black has is the ability to use what are referred to as Edict effects, which is a reference to a card called Diabolic Edict that forces your opponents to sacrifice creatures. This is powerful because no matter what you will trade a creature of yours for a creature of EACH opponent's - that's a one-for-three trade which gives you a sizable card advantage. Also sacrificing gets through pesky strategies like Indestructible or Hexproof from your opponents' commanders (chances are your opponents are going to try to protect their commanders very well).

For creatures that can do this easily, ordered from most favorite to least, Plaguecrafter, Merciless Executioner/Fleshbag Marauder (they are identical), lastly Slum Reaper. Slum Reaper is a bit more expensive but it's useful if you need more consistency of killing enemy creatures. If you REALLY want to push your opponents' creatures Butcher of Malakir can make sure no creature stays on the battlefield for very long as long as you constantly have creatures to throw into the graveyard.

You also have options in enchantments that can do this effect as well. Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos are solid options, but should only be seriously considered if you're focusing on a sacrifice theme.

Secondly, I like adding sacrifice outlets. They are powerful additions that give you an out whenever you're dealing with targeted or mass creature removal. Ideally you want your sacrifice outlets to be free, so cards like Ashnod's Altar, Altar of Dementia, Carrion Feeder, and Viscera Seer will make sure you never get nothing from a creature dying on your side of the battlefield. Other options that can play well with Vhati il-Dal are Phyrexian Plaguelord who can turn your creatures into a -1/-1 for a creature that you weaken with Vhati's activated ability. If you're going with a creature-focused combat damage strategy Evolutionary Leap and Mycoloth are good options to trade your weaker creatures for more powerful options.

I'll list some overall good cards to add for Golgari colors, as well. Ramp (Named for Rampant Growth. These are cards that generate more mana for a small investment.)

Recursion

Card Draw

Removal

These are all just some ideas I hope they help you tone the deck into the direction you want it to go into.

K1ngMars on Shrek Fottimadre Jones

3 months ago

Il tuo mazzo necessita di un buon pacchetto di removal per far morire quante più creature possibili, in modo da rendere Kresh grosso, ed allo stesso tempo ti servono cose che diano evasion a kresh per fare in modo che riesca a colpire. Farò suggerimenti su cambi funzionali e cambi di budget, sia in più economico che in più costoso.

Valuta di trovare un posto per carte che diano colpo sicuro a Kresh, come:

Valuta di inserire qualche sacrifice outlet come (nella sezione terre ce ne sono altre molto forti):

Nella sezione terre ti consiglio:

Se con queste sostituzioni nella mana base finisci per avere più di quattro terre che producono , valuta di inserire al posto di una creatura ramp la Chromatic Lantern, che è stata ristampata da poco ed è scesa.

FogonaFrog66 on Muldrotha the Wealthy

3 months ago

I really like your list! Thank you for looking at mine and giving suggestions. As I look at your list, I would:

Remove: Burnished Hart District Guide Slum Reaper

Add: Underrealm Lich Elvish Rejuvenator Venser, Shaper Savant OR Scapeshift Lazav, the Multifarious Jalira, Master Polymorphist

The best thing about her is there is really no way to do it “wrong”. Good luck!

JKRice on Oloro Stax

4 months ago

Seems like a pretty solid stax deck, but there are a few things that need to be smoothed out, mainly in your creatures.

1: Plaguecrafter is a much better option than Slum Reaper, since it’s less mana and forces a discard if there’s nothing not the field to hit.

2: Nether Traitor, Reassembling Skeleton, and Bloodghast: all good cards, but not necessarily on your deck. Even as a stax/stall deck, you are not going to beat someone down from 40 with a bloodghast. They will be able to kill it or kill you before you win. Instead, I would recommend one of three things, or a combination of them. A: put in Starfield of Nyx as a beatdown strategy. Since you have lots of enchantments, you can kill someone easily with this. B: Myth Realized get huge very fast. Since you are a grindy deck, this thing can start three shotting people before they are able to win through your stax. C: add in more stax stuff, like Vryn Wingmare or maybe something like Frozen AEther.

3: I’m not sure what Anointed Procession is doing in the deck other than maybe possibly buffing Grave Titan, but that is a marginal upside at best, and it would be better as another stax Card.

4: you have lots of lands and more than enough ramp that you don’t need them. I wouldn’t recommend playing any more than 37 lands.

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Slum Reaper occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.04%

Golgari: 0.03%