Splinterfright

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Splinterfright

Creature — Elemental

Trample

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

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Sidisi, Zombi Grill

1 week ago

Well Shamanic Revelation is good but I'd rather have Corpse Augur, Disciple of Bolas, Slithermuse, Krav, the Unredeemed, maybe Rishkar's Expertise, etc because it can over draw (which can fill the graveyard), and creatures can be reanimated again and again. Grisly Salvage, Tracker's Instincts, and Sultai Ascendancy seem like weaker cards, I'd rather want to ramp, over draw, or remove stuff. Overrun or Lord of the Accursed could be replaced with creatures like Mindshrieker, Kessig Cagebreakers, Beastmaster Ascension, Thunderfoot Baloth, maybe Overwhelming Stampede. Concordant Crossroads and Balthor the Defiled also seem like weaker cards, it will probably benefit other decks more, and BUG reanimator decks can afford to be selfish. I would also replace Splinterfright, as it could be 0/0 on curve, and isn't as strong as the golgari troll or nyx weaver.

I haven't tested this deck yet, so these suggestions might not suffice, but I hope it inspired you a bit. And I have a similar deck (Reanimator's Wet Dream: Sidisi Edition), so checking that out might also help your deck stronger.

Hope this helps

Saljen on Muldrotha, the "fun" tide

3 weeks ago

Muldrotha is such an awesome Commander. I put together my own list and have been playing it a while now. I'm going to give some suggestions based on my experience with our supreme Commander.

For ramp, you seem to be relying on traditional signets. Muldrotha makes some cards that usually aren't good, very good. Here's a few ramp cards that Muldrotha empowers: Sakura-Tribe Elder 1G to ramp early and infinite 1G ramp once Muldrotha is in play. Silverglade Pathfinder 1G Tap, move a card from your hand to your graveyard: repeatable ramp. Wayfarer's Bauble and Font of Fertility function basically the same as Sakura-Tribe Elder. There's also Blighted Woodland and Myriad Landscape. Between the 4 you have an artifact, an enchantment, a land, and a creature that you can use to ramp from the early game then continue to use repeatedly when your commander is out.

Muldrotha really loves things that sacrifice themselves to make an effect happen. You can use them to your benefit in the early game, then get repeated value after your commander comes out. In addition to the 3 ramp cards I already mentioned that sacrifice, here's a few more things that get value from sacrificing themselves: Spore Frog is probably the absolute best example. Just one green mana to fog every single turn. Siren Stormtamer is also rather amazing. As long as this bad boy is on the field, you can keep your commander or any other important creature safe from removal.

Merciless Executioner+Fleshbag Marauder are excellent pieces of removal. Sacrifice themselves and you can use it every single turn. Speaking of removal, Executioner's Capsule is a solid piece of removal tied to an artifact that you can play once a turn as well. In addition to these three wonderful pieces of removal, I'd consider running these three cards: Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos, and Butcher of Malakir. With all the repeatable sacrificing we're doing, may as well take advantage of it to keep our opponents board states nice and clean. With three copies of this effect, we can pretty reliably draw into it most games. Avatar of Woe is a surprisingly strong card in here as well. You'll trigger his mana reduction nearly every game and his ability is priceless. Pernicious Deed is a repeatable board wipe that can scale to what suits your needs. The last piece of removal I'd suggest is an EDH staple, Attrition. It enables you to trigger sacrifice affects at will and gives you repeatable targeted removal. Plus, you can just play whatever you sacrifice from your graveyard again. Value!

Mystic Remora and Elephant Grass let you use their abilities for 1 mana each turn, rather than paying the scaling cumulative upkeep. This makes them extremely powerful cards, as their effects are strong and very under costed.

There's one final piece that ties this sacrifice value engine into place. That piece is Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest. This guy turns your army of value 1/1 creatures into an actual army to evoke fear in your enemies. Note that his ability says "permanents" and not just creatures. His ability triggers when we sacrifice creatures, artifacts, lands, enchantments, or really anything.

Meren of Clan Nel Toth and Ezuri, Claw of Progress have a lot of synergy both with each-other and with Muldrotha. They can use the experience counters that the other creates, so when both are played in the same game that is a lot of value in and of itself. Ezuri works extremely well with our value x/1 creatures and can turn our small value army into an offensive threat. Meren gains experience when one of our creatures die, which we will be making happen a lot. He really shines once you've got a few experience counters in play, as he's almost like a graveyard focused Omniscience. Very strong.

In any deck where you find yourself running a lot of value 1/1 creatures, Skullclamp provides infinite value. In a deck that rewards you for sacrificing your creatures, it provides even more value. This card is very strong. Speaking of artifact staples, you're missing Sol Ring. Secrets of the Dead is almost mandatory in this deck, as it just gets incredible value.

Self-mill is something that Muldrotha gets a lot of value from. Here's some of my favorite self-mill cards: Splinterfright can be a big green trampler for only 3 mana, but he also essentially lets us draw two cards into our graveyard every turn. Nyx Weaver has the same utility without being attached to such a potentially big body. Also lets you return a needed card from your graveyard to hand when your commander isn't in play. Mesmeric Orb is surprisingly strong at filling your graveyard and can screw your opponents out of some good draws. Altar of Dementia is one of the greatest, as it's a sacrifice engine and self mill. Taigam, Sidisi's Hand provides self mill and removal and card filtering. To tie these effects together, we've got Sidisi, Brood Tyrant. In addition to being pseudo draw, all your self-milling will passively create an army of zombies!

Anyways, sorry for the wall of text. Hopefully some of this is helpful!

Saljen on Muldrotha EDH

1 month ago

I've been putting together a budget Muldrotha list and my budget constraints have led me to find quite a few amazing cards that pair with Muldrotha.

First off, with all your sacrifice/reanimator affects, using cards that take advantage of those affects will be beneficial. Butcher of Malakir, Dictate of Erebos, and Grave Pact add a lot of control to the deck. Cards like Fleshbag Marauder and Merciless Executioner get extra value, as does every one of your sacrifice engines. Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest makes these affects even more powerful. Pump up your whole army while picking off theirs or gaining value through sacrifice engines.

Nyx Weaver and Splinterfright are excellent ways to fill your graveyard in addition to what you're already running. Sidisi, Brood Tyrant also helps to fill your graveyard while providing extra value for your self milling in the form of a zombie army.

Executioner's Capsule is excellent repeatable removal that takes up an artifact slot. Very valuable. Tormod's Crypt helps shut down opposing graveyard strategies, over and over for free. Wayfarer's Bauble provides ramp in the artifact slot.

Attrition is an excellent sacrifice engine that is also repeatable removal. False Demise serves as a way to keep your commander on the battleground or take an opponents creature/commander. Font of Fertility provides ramp in the enchantment slot. Heightened Awareness is a great way to draw an extra card every turn for practically free. Monastery Siege provides similar value. Seal of Removal gives repeatable bounce in an enchantment slot. Vessel of Nascency gives repeatable draw and fills your yard in an enchantment slot.

Here's some good value cards I've found in my deck building process: Dawnstrider provides repeatable fogs while not really costing you anything once your commander is out. Hermit Druid fills your yard and provides land consistency. Waterfront Bouncer provides repeatable creature bouncing. Silverglade Pathfinder provides repeatable ramp. Hell's Caretaker provides repeatable reanimation. Coiling Oracle is full of value. Siren Stormtamer helps repeatedly keep your creatures safe. Best part about all of these is that they're easy sacrifice fodder once you no longer need the abilities and they work crazy well with Skullclamp, which is easily the best sacrifice engine you can run in this deck.

I love playing Muldrotha because I feel there are so many ways to play her and they're all viable. Hopefully this helps :)

eleventhend on Muldrotha EDH Mill/Value

1 month ago

Couple of notes up front (might just be due to ongoing edits):

  • You have 2 copies of Victory Chimes in the list
  • You only have 96 cards in the list (including the duplicate above) instead of 100

Design Strategy

Want to suggest a couple of deck strategies to consider focusing in on (they are all fairly synergistic but it might help to pick one to focus on to help the deck feel like it has a clearer win condition):

Mill-Value

With your current list of mill-value and beats, the missing pieces only seem to be ways to close the game.

Potential Additions

Discard Group Slug

I think this is a really interesting avenue for Muldrotha: running cards like Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Waste Not, Oppression, Mindslicer and Myojin of Night's Reach to clear out your own and opponents' hands while benefiting from Muldrotha and other graveyard recursion effects to allow yourself to keep making plays. It would be a deck unlike any other at our table so far.

Your win conditions could be both mill, using cards like Keening Stone to close, or life-loss with cards like Liliana's Caress and Bloodchief Ascension mixed with some mild creature beats.

Other solid cards that support this archetype:

Graveyard Theft or Pure Recursion

This concept would run recursion spells like Boneyard Parley to steal the best things from opponents graveyards. In this case, Muldrotha allows us to consistently run targeted recursion from our graveyard, and we can focus our deck construction on the grave-robbing package. Because of Muldrotha's ability, we want to focus primarily on "theft on sticks" which we can repeatedly cast as needed, likely leaning heavily into Black.

Theft on Sticks examples

Self-recursion

xyr0s on Wreath of Splinterfrights

1 month ago

2 Elvish Mystics is the same as none, I think. It's the kind of creature you bring 4 (or 8) of, because you really want to draw them on your opening hand, and their value drops fast after that.

Explore is an ok card, but with your low land count, you don't necessarily get anything out of it. Paying 2 mana to cycle a card isn't really a good deal.

It's not going to be easy for you to enable Jace's Phantasm. Sure, Hedron Crabs and Thought Scour can also hit your opponent, but then they don't hit you, and that means smaller wreath and Splinterfright.

Auras are pretty terrible in modern, even in a more casual meta, when played on creatures with no protective abilities. If you want to play those, you should consider something with hexproof.

Your deck is most likely going to fold to itself due to having too few creatures. In order to make Splinterfright into a 4/4, you need to drop something like 12 cards in your graveyard, and that's going to take some time. A higher number of creatures could solve that. For example, you could change Explore into Sakura-Tribe Elder (it gives you a land, and a dead body, which is also useful). Grapple with the Past could be exchanged for Tracker's Instincts... and Mana Leak for a couple of lands, and 2 Mystic Snakes.

xyr0s on Golgari graveyard deck

1 month ago

You could also consider Shriekmaw instead of Doomblade. It is a bit more limited in terms of targets, but you can put it into your hand with Grisly Salvage and play it for the evoke-cost if need be, or you can reanimate it with Unburial Rites. If you do this, you could also consider Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, since an evoked creature would trigger her transformation, and should you lose her, she counts as a creature in the graveyard for Splinterfright and Nighthowler, and she can be reanimated with Unburial Rites.

Not sure that Varolz, the Scar-Striped is good here. You don't really have a lot of high power/low cost creatures. You have a lot of *-power creatures instead, and they don't really do anything for you. Maybe a Reclamation Sage or a Fleshbag Marauder instead?

QuantumSkies on DeathFed

1 month ago

It's better that it's FNM and not tournament, but some fundamentals (I think) need to be addressed. How is going the route of Splinterfright and Boneyard Wurm better than what your FNM meta is (I would rather play a deck of threats that can act independently than build around some)? Is UG the color combination to build around (it is one of the cheaper color combinations to build around because its lands are cheaper because UG is typically lackluster compared to other colors in terms of removal options)? As said before, anything can be played at FNM, but that doesn't mean the build shouldn't be thought-out.

RazortoothMtg on Muldrotha, the Value Engine

2 months ago

magicthegatheringplayer37 your obviously a troll. This is why I wish T/O had a report user function :/

Anyway, staroceansurfer, the deck looks pretty sweet. Reminds me a lot of my Tasigur, the Golden Fang build - just grind out value and play a bunch of sweet cards in . Since this is Muldrotha specifically, maybe add Wayfarer's Bauble or Font of Fertility as ramp spells that synergize with your commander. However, they are a bit slower than fast mana like signets and Sol Ring, so there is a good argument against them in a faster, reanimator deck. Also, no Entomb? Seems generally better than Buried Alive at the least, since it lets you turn 2 any creature in the deck with Animate Dead. For reanimation spells, Dance of the Dead is another good one. You have to pay to untap the creature, but if that creature is Consecrated Sphinx or Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, untapping isn't super important.

Also, how good has World Shaper been for you? Obviously you can mill yourself fairly well with Splinterfright, Perpetual Timepiece, Shaper itself, etc, but it doesn't seem like you have a reliable way of getting it killed. You can always just hope someone kills it in combat or point your own removal at it, but that seems inefficient.

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