Syphon Flesh

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Uncommon
Commander Anthology (CM1) Uncommon
MTG: Commander (CMD) Uncommon

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Tokens

Syphon Flesh

Sorcery

Each other player sacrifices a creature. You create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token for each creature sacrificed this way.

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Syphon Flesh Discussion

TangoWithTojo on Onslaught of the Scarab God

9 hours ago

So Scarab God is one of my favorite commanders so you're in luck. I have a lot of recommendations for you. Lets start off with creatures. Creatures: Though you want mostly zombie tribal, you do want a few largely impactful cards that you can discard into your graveyard and recast with The Scarab God . Some cards I'd recommend are Sheoldred, Whispering One , Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur , Sower of Discord <--- This card in combination with Paradox Haze + Wound Reflection make for an extremely quick kill for 2 people, Noxious Ghoul , Ghoulcaller Gisa , Eternal Skylord , Gleaming Overseer , Undead Alchemist , Corpse Connoisseur , Lord of the Accursed , Lich Lord of Unx and Gisa and Geralf

Lands: First of all your Crypt of the Eternals isn't legal in your deck as it has red mana. Now lands are usually the most expensive part of a deck but also the most important part of the deck. If you're willing to cough up the money or want to get proxies of them here's my recommendations: Cabal Coffers , Command Tower , Crypt of Agadeem , Fabled Passage , Field of the Dead , Myriad Landscape , Nephalia Drownyard , Phyrexian Tower , Polluted Delta , Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , and Volrath's Stronghold . If you have a way of making a proxy I'd also recommend Underground Sea because this card is ridiculously expensive. Then equalize your basic lands a bit more with 13-14 swamps and 7-8 islands.

Sorceries/Instants: My recommendation is remove all of your instants and sorceries with the exception of From Under the Floorboards , Syphon Flesh , Army of the Damned and Zombie Apocalypse . Now simply replace them with Restless Dreams , Mind Bomb and Careful Study so you have more discard outlets.

Artifacts/Mana Dorks: Most of your artifacts and mana dorks are good but could use some tuning. My recommendation is to swap Dimir Locket with Dimir Signet . Swap Prismatic Lens with Arcane Signet . Swap Star Compass with Commander's Sphere . Swap Charcoal Diamond with Darksteel Ingot . Then as an alternate win condition, you can toss in a Mindcrank and Strionic Resonator to mill your opponents as they take damage and then allowing you to double Scarab Gods ability.

Enchantments: You're missing out on some amazing potential with enchantments. Keep all of the ones you have but think about replacing Monastery Siege with a Rhystic Study or The Immortal Sun . Now I'm just gonna list off a lot of enchantments for you that work wonders in this style of deck. Pick and choose which ones you want: Tortured Existence , Zombie Infestation , Curse of Disturbance , Phyrexian Arena , Grave Pact , No Mercy , Dictate of Erebos , Liliana's Mastery , Open the Graves , Rooftop Storm <-- this one is a must have. Wound Reflection and finally Grave Betrayal . Your Endless Ranks of the Dead is new to me btw and I'll definitely be adding that one into my Scarab God deck. That thing is nuts.

Lastly your Maybeboard, the only cards I'd recommend putting in is Torment of Hailfire and Grave Titan . The rest are either unnecessary or do more harm than good. Though if you do want a planeswalker I'd highly recommend Liliana, Untouched By Death . She synergizes with the deck extremely well, especially if you have Rooftop Storm on the battlefield because now you can just recast everything from your graveyard for free.

Spirits on Glissa, Scrap Trawler $50 EDH

1 year ago

Hi Chill_Casual,

Appreciate the recommendations. Do or Die $1.79 will be a bit tough, can hit several creatures, but probably miss the creature that the real problem.

Call to the Grave $1.00 is nice because it's recursive in nature, wish I had more Zombie to support it, but Glissa, the Traitor I try and keep her on the board, have to evaluate a financial cut to make this fit.

Syphon Flesh is good, CMC5 so will figure out what can come out, still need more swamp ramping, and perhaps a targeted removal. But this could be a good start, also supports the Call to the Grave.

babushkasara on COPYPASTA MILLER

1 year ago

Lazav is a super cool commander to build around and I like where you're going with the deck. However, you've got a really high average cmc with VERY little ramp. You've also got very little card draw in the two best colors for it.

Ramp:

Card Draw:

Removal:

Cards I'd take out:

  • Coercion - that's a lot of mana for EDH single target discard
  • Take Possession - 7 mana...

A good counterspell for this type of deck is Perplex.

If you're interested, I've got a Dimir Mill deck Oona, Queen of the Mill and an Esper 'steal your stuff' deck Sphinx-Demon-Wizard Tribal - Yennett that might be able to give you some more ideas. Also I think you have two copies of your commander in there?

babushkasara on COPYPASTA MILLER

1 year ago

Lazav is a super cool commander to build around and I like where you're going with the deck. However, you've got a really high average cmc with VERY little ramp. You've also got very little card draw in the two best colors for it.

Ramp:

Card Draw:

Removal:

Cards I'd take out:

  • Coercion - that's a lot of mana for EDH single target discard
  • Take Possession - 7 mana...

A good counterspell for this type of deck is Perplex.

If you're interested, I've got a Dimir Mill deck Oona, Queen of the Mill and an Esper 'steal your stuff' deck Sphinx-Demon-Wizard Tribal - Yennett that might be able to give you some more ideas. Also I think you have two copies of your commander in there?

Chill_Casual on Glissa, Scrap Trawler $50 EDH

1 year ago

Syphon Flesh, Call to the Grave, and Do or Die can hit multiple creatures. Wonderful deck, +1 from me!

FogonaFrog66 on “Allow Me to Show You True Power”

1 year ago

I also worship at the throne of the Great One. A worthy pawn could be Plaguecrafter. Even the name is on theme. Other than that, any Grixis deck could use Chaos Warp for problematic Enchantments, Cyclonic Rift because we’re already here, and Vandalblast to put you further ahead. My current Commander, Thraximundar could also serve the Dragon, and keep his hunger for power satiated. Enjoyed the deck, have fun with it!

kdmurphy001 on Really tall Scarab bug

1 year ago

Ditch Pongify for either an X Card Draw spell or Curse of the Swine. Ditch all the mana rocks. Add in Phyrexian Altar. Also Altar of Dementia + Rooftop Storm + Gravecrawler = game.

Might look at Volrath's Stronghold for a land. Ever think of using Syphon Flesh. Ever think of putting in cards like Illusionist's Bracers or Rings of Brighthearth ? Think I like Rings better in this deck. Also since you have blue you could run Fabricate too (to get Altar). Something like Flesh-Eater Imp could also one shot someone /w ease - wouldn't even need RoofTop Storm (Imp, Equip Boots, sac some shit, swing dead (easier if you say have Warchief out).

Just some ideas.

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