Hand control through abuse of Shirei's EoT trigger.



SmokeyBear15 says... #1

Hi there! Fellow Shirei player here (Let 'em Die [Primer: Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker]).

Some great discard creatures are Augur of Skulls, Thrull Surgeon, Black Cat, Nezumi Bone-Reader, Ravenous Rats, Brain Maggot, and Mind Slash.

Replace Diabolic Tutor with Sidisi, Undead Vizier for a creature based tutor that doubles as a sac outlet with a good body.

Use Smothering Abomination, Harvester of Souls, and/or Grim Haruspex instead of Geth's Grimoire and Greed. Bone Shredder could replace Bone Splinters or Murder. Skirsdag High Priest and Marsh Flitter are little guys who make tokens for you. Spawning Pit makes little guys too, and as a cheap and free-to-use sac outlet, it can replace Corpse Harvester or Blasting Station. And maybe Expedition Map instead of Skull of Ramos.

You need more creatures in for these to really work, but with less then 20 I'd say you need more little creatures anyways for Shirei to really shine.

July 28, 2016 2:48 p.m.

While I do appreciate the advice, there is a reason I've avoided using stuff like Sidisi and the Haruspex. The power on them is too high, making it impossible to abuse them in the face of removal. With Apprentice and Doomed Necromancer in the deck, it's possible to add them in, but I feel like it's still a bit annoying. Regardless, thanks for the advice!

August 9, 2016 10:14 p.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.30
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