1 mana hate creatures

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Posted on Aug. 29, 2019, 10:18 a.m. by GhostChieftain

I am trying to find all of the 1 mana hatebears (hatecubs if you will) to see if any are worth slotting into any future cedh decks so I can stop/slow my opponents turn 1 and 2 plays. I would love to be able to just do a gatherer search on this, but hate pieces have such varied wording that I would be bound to miss something.

So far the only ones I have come up with are Deathrite Shaman and Dryad Militant .

Once again, I am only looking for the 1 cmc creatures that have an effect that slows or stops an opposing strategy. I feel confident I have all I need in higher cmcs.

Joe_Ken_ says... #2

Giver of Runes and Mother of Runes could be qualified since they protect your cards from removal that some decks tend to run a lot of.

Not creatures but Tormod's Crypt and Grafdigger's Cage are graveyard hate.

It’s really not a good selection at the 1 drop slot once you get to 2-3 cmc there are a lot more options.

August 29, 2019 10:30 a.m.

GhostChieftain says... #3

Mother and giver don't really fit the bill as a hate piece. They are nice cards for sure, but not something to really stop a strategy unless the strategy is targeted removal and that seems just god awful.

I would greatly prefer creatures because I enjoy creature based combo decks(i.e. I am a filthy hulk player) and it is easier for me to toolbox for creatures because of that. I am all too aware of the cheap noncreature gy hate because my creature combos also tend to use the graveyard.

You are totally right about it opening up at 2-3 mana, but I feel as though this is important for me to look into so I get better at my playstyle. Thanks for your help

August 29, 2019 10:44 a.m.

Caerwyn says... #5

There's a couple of 1 CMC creatures you can sacrifice for assorted effect, though most of them tend to be pretty limited to specific situations (to find these, you can run a gatherer search with "sacrifice" "creature" "CMC = 1").

I went through the entire list of 1 CMC creatures, and there really are not many great options. Here's a list of I came up with of creatures that (a) don't require a sacrifice to use, and (b) might be considered hatebears (though some are so niche that they bearly made the cut).

August 29, 2019 11:04 a.m.

Hex Parasite for walkers.

August 29, 2019 12:15 p.m.
August 29, 2019 2:15 p.m.

jordanalessi says... #9

August 31, 2019 8:53 a.m.

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