Creature — Homunculus
, : Create a 2/2 blue Homunculus creature token, then sacrifice a creature.
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|Ultimate Masters (UMA)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Stitcher's Apprentice Discussion
9 months ago
Dedicated zombie tribal could be cool, and it seems you're already headed in that direction, so I'd check for any specific zombie lords you're missing ( Lord of the Undead for example) if you want to pursue that direction for your deck.
As for specific adds and subtracts;
Subtracts; Killing Wave (people will just pay the life for what they want to keep, I'd replace this with Torment of Hailfire or Exsanguinate or an actual board wipe). Bontu's Last Reckoning almost makes you skip your entire next turn just so you can cast Damnation for one less mana. I'd recommend Mutilate over it if anything. Cruel Edict is bad, Liliana's Triumph and various other cards are much better for this effect, probably including Innocent Blood . Liliana's Elite is probably mediocre most of the time, Liliana's Reaver is just bad. Graveyard Marshal isn't actually great for zombies, there are lots of better ways to make zombie tokens if you want. I wouldn't recommend him. Desecration Demon will probably never be useful in EDH so I wouldn't recommend him, if your opponents really can't just handle taking the 6 damage to the face in the air then they'll definitely just have a creature to sacrifice to stop it. Its not a good card in EDH at all unfortunately. I think Greed or Erebos, God of the Dead > Arguel's Blood Fast Flip. Also, I wouldn't recommend some of your planeswalkers; i love liliana but some of those cards are downright useless in EDH (if you manage to do a single thing with Liliana, Death Wielder I'd be shocked).
Add; Dictate of Erebos ( Grave Pact with flash). Dark Prophecy , Midnight Reaper and various other similar effects to help you draw more (which I think your deck will want to do, and black has a million options for drawing cards, especially when things die). Definitely Corpse Augur and Graveborn Muse too. Toxic Deluge is also a better board wipe than most of your removal. I'd probably recommend Stitcher's Apprentice as well, to help you get some cards in your graveyard. I'll think of more if you want, there's such a wide variety of cards to use in black zombies.
Also, your deck has multiple tutors, but not really any obvious win conditions to look for. Can you tell me what you think you'll be tutoring for most of the time? I'd say Gray Merchant of Asphodel as its probably your strongest card, but you also don't have much reanimation to back it up a lot of the time.
1 year ago
2 years ago
There's some random shaman that comes up in multiple cards over the course of Khans block. That's the kinda thing I'm looking for. Also, enemy colored dragonlords. They haven't been mentioned and probably don't exist, but one can dream, right?
I would only except Fblthp if he was broken af, 'cause anything else is a letdown. I want it to happen, but I think Wizards would nerf/ban it. Same with Oglor. (See Stitcher's Apprentice)
3 years ago
What do you think of the land distribution? It's light on Blue spells, but heavy on blue mana because I can't be in the position to not have Stitcher's Apprentice on the field killing humans and kicking off the combo. Should those two Island be 2 Swamp instead?
Also, the Captains seem unnecessary, especially Drogskol Captain. In playtesting, spirits are the token I see the fewest of. They really need Requiem Angel late game to start increasing their population.
All tips are welcome. Is there an easier way to kick off any of these moves? An enchantment I'm forgetting maybe?
3 years ago
Lol, an ETB effect means an Enters The Battlefield, so with Stitcher's Apprentice you could either run some kind of artifact maybe or something that says "whenever a creature enters the battlefield, do a thing" or since it then says sacrifice a creature you could run a "whenever a creature dies, do a thing" card. As an example of these effects, Abzan Ascendancy has both of the types of effects I mean.
And the only advantage of having 3 of 1 versus 1 of 3 is consistency. I also might suggest against Coat of Arms since in a tribal format it also gives your opponents creatures buffs.
3 years ago
I like this! Have you thought about maybe some kind of ETB effect to benefit off Stitcher's Apprentice? Also, maybe less 1-of, like, maybe drop Coat of Arms and Obelisk for +2 Doors or a variation thereof?