Creature — Elemental
Splinterfright's power and toughness are each equal to the number of creature cards in your graveyard.
At the beginning of your upkeep, put the top two cards of your library into your graveyard.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Splinterfright occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
1 day ago
Good start! You might like these cards: Morality Shift, Skullclamp, Kaya's Ghostform, Mimic Vat, Death's Presence, Gutter Grime, Splinterfright, Underrealm Lich, Sewer Nemesis, Boneyard Wurm, Nighthowler, Mortivore, Lhurgoyf, Syr Konrad, the Grim, Grim Haruspex, Moldervine Reclamation
4 days ago
Looks good! You might like these: Illusionist's Bracers, Animate Dead, Death's Presence, Gutter Grime, Skullclamp, Kaya's Ghostform, Journey to Eternity Flip, Black Market, Pitiless Plunderer, Morality Shift, Phyrexian Reclamation, Mortivore, Nighthowler, Splinterfright, Gleancrawler, Sakura-Tribe Elder
1 week ago
Isn't this backwards of how these leagues normally work? I thought the winner is the only one that doesn't get the budget bump, so the most powerful deck doesn't snowball.
Anyway, Mindwrack Harpy is the most pushed intro deck card I've ever seen. That's my first add.
I also like putting in more creatures with ETB effects. It's kind of awkward that you'll want to tap mana dorks for Hogaak. Glowspore Shaman, Golgari Thug, Crow of Dark Tidings, Gamekeeper, and Mire Triton can all help get Hogaak out by turn 3 if you have a good turn 1 play.
There are a lot of good gold cards in BG graeyard stuff, too: If you have anyone that's relying on indestructibility, Drown in Filth is a good budget option to feed your graveyard. If you're built around Hogaak, I'd think it should regularly be a hard removal spell with upside. Nyx Weaver is just a great card in any graveyard deck, and cheap, too. Jarad's Orders is a good double-tutor. Underrealm Lich is worth the $2, in my opinion. I would also ask yourself whether Eternal Witness is $3.50 better than Acolyte of Affliction/Golgari Findbroker/Treasured Find. Storrev, Devkarin Lich didn't get much fanfare, but the power and price tag are there.
Animist's Awakening is good value at just over $1. World Shaper and Splendid Reclamation are a little more expensive, but higher impact than other $4-5 cards I see in the list. Lower on the ramp ladder, note that Harrow and Springbloom Druid put a land in the yard. Funeral Rites isn't a bad draw spell for this deck. Same for Winding Way, Gather the Pack and Relentless Pursuit. Syphon Mind doesn't have much to do with the theme, but I start with it in most of my black value decks. Dark Deal could be very good, especially if your draw power is maximized and you can use your yard as a second hand. Greenwarden of Murasa is just a powerful card. Same for Phyrexian Delver.
Some other general budget cards for considering: Ransack the Lab, Corpse Churn, Dead Reckoning, Grapple with the Past, Hatchery Spider, Millikin, Mindwrack Demon, Once and Future, Splinterfright, The Mending of Dominaria, Skullwinder, Blood for Bones, and Vigor Mortis.
1 week ago
Have you considered Splinterfright? It mills like the Nyx Weaver, while growing like the Nighthowler. It also works really well with Deadbridge Chant; though it may be a bit on the expensive side, it seems like it would fit here as a one of. Hope this helps.
3 weeks ago
2 months ago
Thanks DirtNastyLow. I meant to put Splinterfright in the "if you have a few extra bucks..." section but forgot. I could maybe see playing one copy of Gnaw to the Bone but you really want to minimize the non-creature spells in this deck in order to get the most out of your graveyard. I might even sub in something like Ravenous Chupacabra for Status / Statue if you've got a couple extra bucks.
2 months ago
Impressed on the sheer budget-ness of this one (even by your standards). Have you considered Gnaw to the Bone ? Pretty great budget card imo. Also it might not be within budget, though still fairly cheap, I've had a decent bit of luck running Splinterfright .
2 months ago
KaiserChronic While I found that a lot of the graveyard filling cards are pioneer legal, the best payoffs are not. Boneyard Wurm , Ghoultree , and Splinterfright are out. Molderhulk is very average, if he had trample or higher power would be a lot better. Golgari Raiders is not bad, but slower.