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- Altar of Dementia + Dockside Extortionist + Underworld Breach
- Altar of Dementia + Karmic Guide + Saffi Eriksdotter
- Altar of Dementia + Renata, Called to the Hunt + Woodfall Primus
- Altar of Dementia + Puppeteer Clique + Renata, Called to the Hunt
- Altar of Dementia + Juniper Order Ranger + Woodfall Primus
- Altar of Dementia + Juniper Order Ranger + Puppeteer Clique
- Altar of Dementia + Ivy Lane Denizen + Woodfall Primus
- Altar of Dementia + Ivy Lane Denizen + Puppeteer Clique
- Altar of Dementia + Good-Fortune Unicorn + Woodfall Primus
- Altar of Dementia + Good-Fortune Unicorn + Puppeteer Clique
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Altar of Dementia
Sacrifice a creature: Target player puts a number of cards equal to the sacrificed creature's power from the top of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
2 days ago
1 week ago
Use Animate Dead to take control of Shivan Dragon from an opponent's graveyard. Sacrifice to Altar of Dementia. My question comes in can I use Myrkul, Lord of Bones ability to exile it and make an enchantment copy?
1 week ago
Well they just reprinted Mesmeric Orb and Altar of Dementia in Brothers War. Neither card even needs a color to cast 'em. Which in a 3 color deck is kinda nice. Stinkweed Imp + Tortured Existence lets you dredge for 5 every turn. Angel of Suffering from new capenna is pretty sweet too. Party on.
1 month ago
2 months ago
There is also Necrotic Ooze, Phyrexian Devourer and Triskelion (or Walking Ballista) which will just kill everyone as long as you have some MV in your deck left. I think you can assemble this combo pretty easily with Buried Alive or some self-mill. I use Gravecrawler/Feeder/Plunderer myself, and I dig them out with Protean Hulk, which can then generate infinite Experience for Meren, making it possible for her to reanimate it for you to find a payoff for death or etb.
Hulk can also dig out Disciple of the Vault, Melira, Sylvok Outcast, Lesser Masticore and Viscera Seer or Feeder, which will just win on the spot usually. I will say, you do have to target with Disciple, so you can get blanked if someone has protection of some kind, so I don't use this combo myself, but it seems solid (if low on redundancy). It might be worth mentioning, but your Mazirek is very useful with any Persist creatures, since Mazirek can put a +1 counter on one if you have 2 you can sacrifice separately, this will go infinite with any free sac outlet, like Viscera Seer.
If you use Hulk, there is Activated Sleeper, or Phyrexian Delver which can extend your Hulk's lifespan to dig out more stuff. I'm pretty sure there are a few more out there, but I think Sleeper is the best.
I'm guessing you're not really looking for cEDH type stuff, but if you want really spicy stuff, I could direct you to very strong Meren lists you can get ideas from. I have a Meren deck that's roughly High Power atm, able to be extremely harsh to the board but also able to combo off fairly quickly/consistently if I want to. Nel Toth Community College and Round Table is the list, which has the cards sorted into custom piles to make it easier to understand (debatable if that was a success, you can switch it at the top of the decklist). Key points I'd suggest you consider is running tons of non-artifact, non-spell ramp, mostly creature based, enough to shave lands down at least somewhat, and an emphasis on small creatures that can either sacrifice themselves or something else. I would also suggest finding ways to substitute everything else with creatures, Meren really wants to have access to creatures and sac outlets, so stuff like Dockside Chef and Skullport Merchant can be better than other, non-creature options (other than busted ones like Ashnod's Altar, Phyrexian Altar, and Altar of Dementia that are just amazing). I even run Lurking Predators to just dump creatures onto the board, usually as sacrifice fodder, because I have over 50 creatures in the deck, it's very possible to get more than 2 creatures in a cycle.
Hope some of this helps!
2 months ago
Thanks for the comment, SmirkyDog593. =)
For Mortarpod to work, it seems we'd need to also add haste. In order to equip it to a land, it would have to be a creature, in order to sacrifice it, it needs to be a creature, and in order for our commander to bring it back, the land has to be a creature. So, if we have a continuous effect that turns our lands into creatures to do all that, then come back into play with summoning sickness. Thus, we are unable to tap the new lands for mana to continue to equip Mortarpod and going near-infinite enough to kill everybody. Unless, of course, we initiate an infinite mana effect prior to do doing so, so there's a lot more moving pieces to get that concept working. Unless I'm wrong, lol.
Spitting Spider honestly doesn't excite me for the cost, and it absolutely requires our basic commander/enchantment combo in play in order for it to work. That's not necessarily bad, but if I were that concerned about flyers I'd rather the removal not be as conditional. I think I'd prefer a good old fashioned Hurricane or maybe Arashi, the Sky Asunder that's the same cost as the spider. Silklash Spider is pretty efficient, too.
I do like your suggestion of Perilous Forays, thank you!
I also like Nemata, Grove Guardian, but the cost is high. I know we can get a ton of mana, but it's at the expense of maybe not doing something else. I'll have to think on it, but I like it!
Evolutionary Leap is pretty great, yeah! Thanks!
Altar of Dementia was already in the Maybe pile, so I agree. ;)
2 months ago
I cannot express how much I LOVE this concept. As soon as I played the first test and got the infinite combo I was estatic about it. I do have some suggestions.
Nemata, Grove Guardian creates saporlings and works in conjunction with the treefolks and Life and Limb cards.
Evolutionary Leap lets you get all your creature cards out if you wanted.
I would also suggest you put in Altar of Dementia as another way to win.
2 months ago
For decent salt but fun game I'd focus run some staxy type card.
Archfiend of Depravity weep tokens decks
Sepulchral Primordial steal 3 creature at once
Molten Primordial steal 3 creatures
Tymaret, Chosen from Deathgrave hate that works well with commander to limit the randomness
Altar of Dementia free sac plus many more upsides
Syr Konrad, the Grim with cards entering and leaving graves a decent wincon
Hofri Ghostforge double use etbs with other upside
Sire Of Insanity especially in a low budget slowing down the game works well in your favor. Also a blue players nightmare
Burnished Hart ramp
Tragic Arrogance you choose kinda boardwipe
Command the Dreadhorde Greatness at any cost
Victimize 1 bad guy fir 2 good guys. Seems legit
Painful Truths draw 3
Skullclamp for all the dorks out there. Let's make them useful
Helm of Possession trade your borrowed creature for a newer model
Smothering Tithe do you pay the tax?
Leonin Arbiter did you pay that tax
Wayfarer's Bauble ramp
Ruthless Technomancer ramp reanimation
Hoarding Ogre budget ramp
Fracture flexible removal
Stinging Study good with commander
Archon of Emeria 1 spell per turn
Rule of Law 1 spell per turn
Any of the Fleshbag Marauder effects
Visions of Ruin ramp kinda but mostly removal
Thrilling Discovery card draw
Echo Chamber fun card
Spreading Plague neat includes not great
Grave Betrayal steal creatures
These are just a few ideas. You'll have to mess with it from there.