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Creature — Elemental Shaman
When Soul Snuffers enters the battlefield, put a -1/-1 counter on each creature.
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Soul Snuffers Discussion
2 weeks ago
I used to run Blood Artist, but this build didn't really benefit from slow life-gain, and I guess I thought reducing opponent's life was preferable to gaining, if I had to choose one. The Archer is akin to Hapatra, in the sense that it is treated very much like an enchantment. Archer's ability is most useful with tons of tokens in play (which happens most of the time) and then dropping either Black Sun's Zenith (risky) or Soul Snuffers (less risky). Generally speaking, lifegain doesn't do much for this build, as it's either too quick to need it, or so slow that it's losing anyway.
3 weeks ago
Archer is showing promise. 4 isn't much of a stretch considering the amount of disruption this deck runs. The build tested very strong against artifacts over the weekend, Poison-Tip Archer sealed up game 2 when I dropped Soul Snuffers as a board wipe lite. I definitely like Archer more than Throne of the God-Pharaoh as Throne depends on creatures surviving combat intact, and also Throne is passive. Unless the 4cmc proves too slow against quicker decks, I'll likely keep 2x Archer in mainboard.
3 months ago
A few thoughts to go over!
Ammit Eternal will net you snakes very quickly as your opponents cast spells. If anybody is left open, (Or you use your Whispersilk Cloak/Rogues Passage) you can extend that engine's lifespan.
Skinrender only triggers Hapatra once, but is solid removal.
Flesh-Eater Imp is a solid flying infecter that explodes a win if you have snakes to feed. Phyrexian Crusader, Phyrexian Hydra, Phyrexian Vatmother are cheap solid infect sources too. Grafted Exoskeleton and Glistening Oil turn any of your creatures into surprise infect threats. I know its not budget, but Inkmoth Nexus is going to do a LOT of work for you.
Your land base isn't bad, but could be better in my opinion by focusing harder on Basics. In addition to making you more resilient to non basic hate/punish, two color doesn't get color starved easily. Especially if you to focus on basic ramp like Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, and other similar that search Any Basic Land. Drop the majority of your lands that enter tapped with little to no other benefit. Gaining 1 life or a 0/1 plant aren't going to win you the day, and will often slow your plan painfully. Nykthos is questionable. Being so evenly split in mana costs plus so much of the deck's presence being token based, I wonder how often it will actually run positive on devotion.
5 months ago
Lol I started a deck with those in mind, but kind of in reverse. It never got off the ground, but yours might. I was leaning towards Green with Deity of Scars and Glistening Oil, and using the Oil to keep reloading -1/-1 counters onto the Deity and the Demon. Deity is kick ass with Devotion like Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Aspect of Hydra, as is the Oil at .Soul Snuffers and Necroskitter are also good.
Sorry I can't help as much with the Red.
7 months ago
Made a few adjustments.
Grim Haruspex for Lifecrafter's Bestiary. Decided the scry effect is much more powerful. Plus, seeing how I am somewhat heavy creature based, adding a green mana for a draw is an added bonus. At the same time, I dont want to be drawing into lands. Also, if I'm going to combo off (ex: mikeaus, the unhallowed and Devoted Druid, I dont want to have the ability where I have to draw, then I'll practically mill myself out. Same CMC.
Journey to Eternity Flip for Contamination. Same CMC. Nothing really changes, except for my the fact I have more control over my opponents. Forcing their lands to only produce black mana. I want to entice my opponents to use their destroy permanent spells on this rather than my combos. I'd rather have fun with it and it doesn't hurt me as much considering majority of my deck is practically black.
Serrated Arrows for Trigon of Corruption. Same CMC. I felt the need to put charge counters back on trigon would allow me to use it more often than serrated arrows. The ability to put on and take off charge counters as opposed to just take off seems very flexible.
Comment below. Thanks.
7 months ago
Daedalus19876 - Ive been tinkering with my hapatra deck lately and Throne of the God-Pharaoh has been insane. I played recently and an opponent who was playing edgar cast a Blind Obedience which just won me the game once I started making tokens. With that in mind, i started thinking Earthcraft would be great in this deck combined w/ Throne of the God-Pharaoh. Not only is is crazy ramp when you have a good amount of snakes out its a better Cryptolith Rite since it gets around summoning sickness. have you tried earthcraft? i will be testing it before spending the $30 pricetag.
I've also played other games against opposing token decks and I've realized that the more creatures on the field the better when you cast mass -1/-1 counter spells such as Black Sun's Zenith or Soul Snuffers. It just gives you so many tokens, so the more creatures on the field the better. And forget about it if you have Flourishing Defenses or Nest of Scarabs on the field; the triggers get out of control. With this in mind I think that Sylvan Offering can be a great card for hapatra and with the large amount of mana we can get from earthcraft, cryptolith rite, a flipped growing rites, or even ashnods altar it could be huge.heres a link to my deck:
Hapatra - Sneks n countersI am also testing Gruesome Fate, Grasping Dunes, Ifnir Deadlands, and Path of Discovery.I think Path of Discovery could be really great in this deck and I switched out Fecundity for it recently but haven't been able to test it. I would love to hear your thoughts about these cards!
7 months ago
Suggestions on cuts:
1 Crumbling Ashes (you have 2 copies in the deck)Serrated Arrows (honestly it's not that good. It's slow, and for 4 mana you can do lots of other things)Trigon of Corruption (see Serrated Arrows. These are both absurdly slow)Spinebiter (you could get Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon for 1 less mana and it would have higher power. Not to mention Phyrexian Hydra for 1 less mana as well. Don't bother with this awful card even if it does have infect)Twinblade Slasher is not very good and you have very few ways to buff him to reliability.Both Liliana, Death Wielder and her tutor card are terrible and you can do better than what benefits she offers over the course of 3-4 turns.Core Prowler is also pretty terrible. He proliferates once, whoo hoo. That's pretty mediocre for a 4 mana 2/2 with no evasion, and you don't have, say, Mikaeus to make repeated use of his ability.
That's 8 cuts. You should be at 102 after that and only have to cut 2 more cards.
You should look into Midnight Banshee, Soul Snuffers and Carnifex Demon. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and creatures with Undying would also be strong options because -1/-1 and +1/+1 counters cancel each other out, meaning you can re-use their abilities again and again for benefit.
9 months ago
Another thing to consider if you haven't already is cards that trigger on ETB like Warstorm Surge. The Scorpion God will most likely keep going back to your hand rather than the command zone making recasting him easier.
I feel like these effects are better in a re-animator shell or a deck where cheating creatures in multiple times is a thing... But 6 damage is nothing to sneeze at. My deck runs about 7 creatures that have ETB triggers but you could run a few more, a handful of recursion and Panharmonicon and make that a route to victory.
Soul Snuffers and Skinrender come to mind as benefiting from pan. I also think Banewhip Punisher is a very effective card for this deck. Especially if you are running reanimation at all. It all but ensures at least one creature will die with a counter on it.