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Sacrifice a creature: Put a charge counter on Spawning Pit.
(1), Remove two charge counters from Spawning Pit: Put a 2/2 Spawn artifact creature token into play.
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Spawning Pit Discussion
1 week ago
As you asked, a couple of haste enablers I don't see on your list that I run are:
- Sarkhan Vol - four mana and gives +1/+1.
- Goblin Bushwhacker - two mana and it gives a +1/0 boost.
- Anger - with sac outlet for Haz, should be easy to get him in the bin. The nice thing about these is they don't need to already be on the field, like the Ogre Battledriver
A few other cards from my list I will point out for getting has off the field:
- Spawning Pit great free sac outlet that lives through wraths, then pumps out creatures
- Martyr's Cause another free sac outlet that protects you.
- Whitemane Lion Stonecloaker These both let you bounce Haz to hand so you can afford to cast him again and can be done in your upkeep before you get the tokens.
3 weeks ago
Marath is a powerful combo engine. I agree with most of the stuff above in regards of how to fix your early game. A few other cards that can be good in Marath are Ashnod's Altar, Blasting Station, Spawning Pit, Altar of Dementia, Fecundity, Primal Vigor (not as budget as it used to be), Fires of Yavimaya and Anger. If I can think of anything else, I will post. But when you edit your deck, look at your mana curve.
3 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
Love the idea, but it needs some work. First off before I use constructive critisism until this thing is in the dirt, let me say that I am glad that someone finally found a way to break chronozoa, thank you.Second, here are some cards that you are running that are frankly, garbage.
Sphinx's Revelation Good card, but... you will never need 4, drop that number to 2 if you REALLY like them. If you are that concerned about drawing cards, use Blue Sun's Zenith as a better replacement.
Anointed Procession This is what is considered a "win more" card. You have no need for this thing at all, its only good with the combo, and it only does a little extra.
Now, about what can be done to this deck or added to it I would say should be as follows.
More threats. This combo is absolutely absurd, but you have a problem, you have a too small chance of drawing your pieces. Thus, you added card draw. This is a good start, but you need to make this more resilient. This can be done with cards like Geist of Saint Traft, Celestial Colonnade, or, as a possible finisher, Elspeth, Sun's Champion.
Elaborate on the deck's combo. This combo is an absolutely bonkers thing, especially in modern, take advantage of what Solemnity is giving you, the key to infinite combos. Add more Phyrexian Unlife, maybe slash black for a Zur the Enchanter, or Geralf's Messenger, play absurd things like Kitchen Finks, Glen Elendra Archmage, or some janky stuff like Jotun Grunt, Krovikan Whispers, or, if you want to be a major jerk, Phyrexian Soulgorger. And if you REALLY want that juicy card draw, Survivor of the Unseen, and Wall of Shards can become an OP Wall of Omens
Getting solemnity. This is your power-card, getting it can be the problem though, for this, I suggest Idyllic Tutor, or the aforementioned Zur.
However, do realize, that in order for this deck to work, it should at least be able to function without your precious Solemnity on the field.
In any case, this seems like an un-flushed out idea, so I suggest that you try tinkering with it some more, see how good you can make it!
1 month ago
Funkydiscogod I do quite like the idea of Evolutionary Leap, though not being able to board wipe with it like Spawning Pit is too bad. However, if I have Cryptolith Rite out, I can just tap the creature I'm sacrificing for the mana to sacrifice it lol
The removal ideas are great, especially Flesh Allergy because of that second effect of dealing absurd extra damage after I already board wipe myself.
One weakness of this deck I need to address is how to get zuberas back out of the graveyard once they're in there. With all these extra cards, Bloodbond March may very well get cut and then I'm only left with 3 copies of Immortal Servitude in the entire deck to get things back out of the graveyard. That may cause some problems for the deck. Evolutionary Leap and Bloodbond March might actually work quite well together though. Any other thoughts there? I also need to address protecting Shirei once he's on the field too.
1 month ago
Funkydiscogod: Great suggestions. I always wanted to use Spawning Pit in this deck somehow without relying on Shirei, and the Cauldrons are a great way to do that. My concern about them is the mana cost to get it out reliably along with enough zuberas, but with Cryptolith Rite that might not be a problem.
The only reason Ancient Ziggurat isn't in the deck is because it's both not budget and a non-basic land, so I can't tutor for it with Kodama's Reach, otherwise it would be perfect. But I can't rely on card draw for land in this deck.
Using Shields of Velis Vel with Spawning Pit is also quite interesting, but too circumstantial to use effectively in this deck when there is limited space already for what is needed. Interesting ideas though! Keep em coming. I'd love to see a budget deck like this hold its own in a modern setting.
1 month ago
Also, Cryptolith Rite and Kodama's Reach are good, but you could probably change up the lands, and not need them. Ancient Ziggurat is one of the better ones for you, since it's only your Zubera that are colorful; the rest of your spells are only black and green.
Perhaps Cauldron of Souls or Cauldron Haze would work in this deck? Especially if you can get some effects like Spawning Pit that'll let you sacrifice creatures anytime, rather than the one-shot effects like Thunder-Thrash Elder. It would effectively double the number of Zubera sent to the graveyard in a turn; and you'll get them back anyway.
I don't know, just brainstorming.