Each other playersacrifices a creature. you put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield for each creature sacrificed this way.
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Syphon Flesh Discussion
2 days ago
I was updating my inventory and there seem to be an awful lot of cards that are missing their Commander Anthology printings here.
Printings not found: Anger (CMT), Arcane Denial (CMT), Bathe in Light (CMT), Boros Guildmage (CMT), Borrowing 100,000 Arrows (CMT), Cleansing Beam (CMT), Congregate (CMT), Control Magic (CMT), Curse of Inertia (CMT), Curse of Predation (CMT), Curse of the Forsaken (CMT), Darksteel Mutation (CMT), Death by Dragons (CMT), Deceiver Exarch (CMT), Diabolic Tutor (CMT), Diviner Spirit (CMT), Dragon Whelp (CMT), Duergar Hedge-Mage (CMT), Evincar's Justice (CMT), Furnace Whelp (CMT), Gwyllion Hedge-Mage (CMT), Hada Spy Patrol (CMT), Krosan Grip (CMT), Leafdrake Roost (CMT), Leonin Bladetrap (CMT), Lightkeeper of Emeria (CMT), Mortify (CMT), Mother of Runes (CMT), Oni of Wild Places (CMT), Orim's Thunder (CMT), Orzhov Guildmage (CMT), Path to Exile (CMT), Pilgrim's Eye (CMT), Presence of Gond (CMT), Pyrohemia (CMT), Razorjaw Oni (CMT), Restore (CMT), Return to Dust (CMT), Selesnya Charm (CMT), Selesnya Guildmage (CMT), Serra Angel (CMT), Shattered Angel (CMT), Skyward Eye Prophets (CMT), Soul Snare (CMT), Stonecloaker (CMT), Sulfurous Blast (CMT), Swiftfoot Boots (CMT), Sylvan Reclamation (CMT), Syphon Flesh (CMT), Syphon Mind (CMT), Terminate (CMT), Thornwind Faeries (CMT), Thunderstaff (CMT), Vow of Duty (CMT), Vow of Lightning (CMT), Vow of Malice (CMT), Wash Out (CMT), Winged Coatl (CMT), Wonder (CMT), Wrecking Ball (CMT).
1 month ago
Have: Binder and $$$
Want: the following misc cards, set pictured/stated is set desired, nonfoil (yes I know some of these are REALLY cheap, but ordering them online is a pain)
4 Daze from the Duel Deck Anthologies
1 month ago
Considering your deck's theme, I'd suggest making the following cuts:
- Abhorrent Overlord; there are cheaper ways to generate tokens
- Blood Tyrant; nice creature but doesn't seem to fit in this deck's theme
- Malfegor; this fits better into a Nekusar wheel-deck
- Prince of Thralls; expensive to cast and most players will pay the three life anyway if they think you're getting something that makes you too strong.
- Rakshasa Gravecaller; too expensive CMC for what it does.
- Rune-Scarred Demon; tutoring is always nice, but there are cheaper ways to do this; consider adding Beseech the Queen instead.
- Sepulchral Primordial; nice but imho too expensive to cast for what it does.
- Triskelion; sure, it goes infinite with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed on the table. But every player in the world knows this and as soon as either Mikaeus or Trisk enters the field, you can be pretty sure every player using blue or red will have counterspells waiting for the other half of the combo. Even worse, opponents will often let you use your tutors to get the other half of the combo, and then counter your casting of the combo piece; which results in you losing your tutor for nothing.
As for additions:
- Burnished Hart and Solemn Simulacrum; much needed ramp for this color combination;
- Gravecrawler; bit expensive to buy, but very handy considering your sac theme;
- Cemetery Reaper; pours on GY-hate, gives all your zombies a bonus AND produces relatively cheap tokens, what more could you ask for?
- Lich Lord of Unx; nice token generator;
- Nightscape Familiar; nice, cheap utility creature that you can regenerate;
- Undead Alchemist; more GY-hate and another nice token generator to boot.
- Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet; one of the best creatures you could add, but he's a bit expensive ...
- Lord of the Undead; also a bit expensive, but the bonus and that recursion could really be worth it.
While we're on the topic of getting more bang for your buck, I'd also suggest getting rid of all of your sorceries, except for Chainer's Edict and Diabolic Tutor. In their stead I'd suggest some cheap counterspells and removal, Barter in Blood and some more zombie-token generator spells like Syphon Flesh and Dark Salvation. Also, add some more ramp if you can, like Commander's Sphere.
2 months ago
2 months ago
Bathe in Light, Cleansing Beam, Congregate, Master Warcraft, Wrecking Ball, Death by Dragons, Syphon Flesh, Pyrohemia, Righteous Cause, Vow of Malice, Vow of Lightning, Anger, Avatar of Slaughter, Bladewing the Risen, Dread Cacodemon, Duergar Hedge-Mage, Fallen Angel, Gwyllion Hedge-Mage, Oni of Wild Places, Razorjaw Oni, Reiver Demon, Mortuary Mire, Orzhov Basilica, Boros Garrison, Rakdos Carnarium, Zoetic Cavern
2 months ago
Carrion Feeder better sac outlet than gnawing zombies
Apprentice Necromancer hasty zombies are cool, this seems like an all star under mimic vat
Plaguebearer-anti token tech
Relentless Dead good all around card
Shepherd of Rot good with whip of erebos
Tymaret, the Murder King sac outlet with minor upsides. the more zombies in the deck the better
Anathemancer silly ramp decks with their fancy dual lands
Cemetery Reaper graveyard hate and lord
Death Baron no one will block thrax
Diregraf Colossus seems good at swarming, really good with gravecaller and phyrexian altar
Lich Lord of Unx slow token production, kinda cool win con
Lord of the Accursed another lord
Nantuko Husk free sac outlet. maybe better than ashnod's altar?
Plague Belcher board wipe i dare you
Unbreathing Horde big dumb guy, possibly hard to kill though
Agent of Erebos graveyard hate that could be repeatable
Corpse Augur card draw, you might be lacking on this type of effect right now
Drunau Corpse Trawler two zombies in one card
Forgotten Creation get that hand cycling for living death and patriarch's bidding
Risen Executioner another lord with possible upside
Undead Alchemist go wide in clever way
Undead Warchief super good card
Vengeful Dead another anti wrath tech
Custodi Lich card draw and board control
Gray Merchant of Asphodel life gain in massive swings is good in my book
Havengul Lich awesome card, would play
Lightning Reaver no one expects the hasty zombie, and gets around pillow forts. might make people target it/you
Noxious Ghoul super great card! it's been an all-star in every zombie deck i've run
Phyrexian Delver reanimation is good i hear
Possessed Skaab The zombie eternal witness?
Sidisi, Undead Vizier get your rooftop storm on curve
Woebearer slowish reanimation
Deathbringer Thoctar more creature control
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed the best lord
Noosegraf Mob go wide
Twisted Abomination good early and late
Dark Salvation flexible kill card. make sure you understand the card before goofing it up
Cemetery Recruitment cheap draw 2
Curse of Shallow Graves kinda risky token maker
Empty the Pits instant speed army please?
Gisa and Geralf the type of non zombie i like in this deck
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet graveyard hate and tokens, winner winner chicken dinner
Vizier of Many Faces the embalm is a zombie, and you can get value out of milling it
Call to the Grave a payoff card to running zombies
Ghoulcaller Gisa swarm and sac outlet
Liliana, Death's Majesty if you want a planeswalker
Stitcher Geralf remember you can exile the creatures your opponents mill
Syphon Flesh expensive creature kill
Ever After could be good
Zombie Apocalypse this seems great
Army of the Damned yeah zombies
gnawing zombie- i think carrion feeder is better
mind slash- really slow, like really
phyrexian crusader- if this is your only infect threat i'm not sure i like it
defiler of souls- call to the grave is better in my book
cruel ultimatum mana curve reasons
curse of the cabal see above
trophy mage non zombie
phyrexian obliterator non zombie
you could think about cutting mulldrifter and skriekmaw as well because they aren't zombies
well that's a lot to think about, i'm excited to see what you put together!!!
3 months ago
Cemetery Reaper, Cryptbreaker, Death Baron, Gravespawn Sovereign, Liliana's Reaver, Lord of the Accursed, Lord of the Undead, Noxious Ghoul, Shepherd of Rot, Undead Warchief, Vengeful Dead, Zombie Master, Empty the Pits, Feeding Frenzy, Dread Summons, Syphon Flesh, Call to the Grave, Graf Harvest and Liliana's Mastery.
3 months ago
Aside from assisting Grimgrin's ETB tapped factor, Amulet of Vigor is actually more handy than it looks considering I'm currently running 9 'enters tapped' lands. Unless I spruce up the land base, I'd have to really be struggling with cuts to consider axing Amulet. Totally agree with Syphon Flesh though, it's mediocre at best - every so often it shines but it's definitely a contender for replacement. Secrets of the Dead stays put! Not only is it fantastic from a thematic standpoint, the draw is insane with Gravecrawler in the mix (he's almost always my first tutor target as he enables virtually everything). At 3 mana, I'd hardly call it a win-more card.
Regarding your second paragraph, yeah...The overall deck synergy complements dozens of sneaky interactions.
Onto the lands - I like the idea of Crypt of Agadeem, Fetid Pools (really like the Island Swamp factor + cycling may come in handy if I pull it late game) & Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx in here, good calls. Also agree with your Island suggestion - although Blood Moon/Back to Basics are rare in my meta, it would still really suck. I would absolutely run Underground Sea but yeah, I'm not ready to drop $350 on an ABUR dual just yet. I don't think I'd cut Reliquary Tower for the aforementioned draw engine and as for Nephalia Drownyard & Balthor the Defiled, I ran both of those in here in previous iterations and ended up removing them at some point - Drownyard is too slow + too little value & I found I was running enough recursion without giving my opponents potential advantage as well.
Great feedback & suggestions McDeity, I appreciate it!