Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Innistrad Rare

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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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Splinterfright Discussion

Ashby on Splintertroll Howler

3 days ago

12rreber Slitherhead is in the deck because of how susceptible to graveyard hate Splinterfright is. If I scavenge a slitherhead onto him he doesn't die when my graveyard get's exiled. As far as choosing black over blue, gives me Lotleth Troll and Nighthowler and better removal.

MasterofMirrodin on Clean Mean Zombie Machine, ft. Sidisi

1 week ago

You might want to consider Nyx Weaver, Splinterfright, and Dread Return. In addition, I like Undead Alchemist when paired with Sidisi, Brood Tyrant.

I love your title for the deck.

landofMordor on Graveyard Shenanigans

1 week ago

Hey friend (: it's my pleasure.

First, for potential cuts: Bloodbriar (there are better options like Mortician Beetle), Agent of Erebos, Eater of Hope, Pharika's Mender, Skullwinder, Vampire Aristocrat (see Bloodthrone Vampire), Vampire Nighthawk. Also, depending on how you feel about your top-curve creatures, those could be flex spots.

I love how strong this deck is with ETB abilities and "when this dies" abilities. Treasure Keeper is phenomenal, for one. You've also got excellent one-shot sacrifice outlets like Devour and kickers and so forth. The permanent sacrifice outlets like Viscera Seer and Jarad are great, but there are few enough of them that you might have trouble sticking a sacrifice outlet.

So, what I would focus on at this point would be finding ways to cheat your fatties into play from the grave, and finding redundancies in your "permanent" sacrifice outlets. There's nothing worse than being a reanimator player with no grave and no ways to sacrifice creatures (it happens...and not always on bum draws). Splinterfright, Jarad's Orders, self-mill like Deadbridge Chant, and anything Dredge (like Stinkweed Imp) will fill your grave with creatures for you, so that when Meren has sixteen counters you'll actually have targets worth pulling. Disciple of Griselbrand, Nezumi Bone-Reader, Birthing Pod are all ways to get more sacrifice triggers when you want them. And don't be afraid to up your curve with Xathrid Demon or other high-CMC win-condition-like cards.

Then, I guess if you're feeling extra adventurous, I'd investigate ways to produce more tokens, because a lot of those sacrifice effects are still powerful for non-tokens, and tokens will help you go wide when you stick Pathbreaker Ibex. Golgari Germination, Verdant Embrace, Ogre Slumlord are all options. The worst part about GBx reanimator imo (I run Karador, Ghost Chieftain) is that the endgame is pretty grindy, so going wide with tokens is a must for me if you want to play a second game.

So, in summary, the deck is super strong in staples/ramp/card draw/core mechanics. Self-mill/extra sacrifice/token synergies are things you can pick and choose to personalize and make it fun for you, the pilot. Best of luck, and be sure to mention me if I can help with anything else!

CaptSillva on Sidisi's Box

1 week ago

I find that small amounts of incidental to be quite powerful in Sidisi, since her effect only triggers once per mill effect. Here is a list of cards I suggest you try out. Mental Note, Thought Scour, Crawling Sensation, Mulch, Golgari Thug, Stinkweed Imp, Liliana, the Last Hope, Nyx Weaver, Splinterfright, Pilfered Plans, Sudden Reclamation, and Ghoultree.

On a side note, I don't really know what your meta is like, but generally the countertop combo is kind of weak in commander. Other than the fact that it is harder to bring together, what made it strong in constructed was that most decks curves tended to cap out around 4-5 mana. Commander is wildly different since you will often see cards of 6+ mana even up to 10 or more depending on the deck. You can't really account for that in deck building either since the more you spread out your mana costs the less likely you are to get what you need when you need it. There is also the fact that people actually run counter measures for top in commander.

Squirrel_of_War on Varolz, the Cash-Strapped(<15$)

1 month ago

Don't forget about Splinterfright though! It puts things in the yard, it has trample if you want to scavenge onto it and most importantly it has the potential of putting up to 45 +1/+1 counters on a creature if scavenged late game. :) Also thanks for the upvotes on my decks! When you can, check out my Varolz deck.

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Squirrel_of_War on Varolz, the Cash-Strapped(<15$)

1 month ago

Some suggestions for you:

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord($.74) to throw beefed up dudes at everyone.

Silhana Ledgewalker($.49is one of the best creatures for Varolz to scavenge onto.

Thought Gorger($.20) is awesome to scavenge onto since you get a ton ood cards when he dies.

Siege Behemoth($1.05) wins games.

Sone of these may be slightly over the budget.

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