Ancient Craving

Ancient Craving


You draw three cards and you lose 3 life.

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Ancient Craving Discussion

king-saproling on orzhov life gain

18 hours ago

You might like these: Marauding Blight-Priest, Vampire of the Dire Moon, Vampire Cutthroat, Speaker of the Heavens, Griffin Aerie, Indulging Patrician, Witch of the Moors, Light of Promise, Vizkopa Guildmage. These cards are neat because they weaponize your life gaining effects. Some card-draw effects might help too: Greed, Ambition's Cost, Ancient Craving.

Personally I would cut out these to make room for better cards: Soul Shepherd, Serrated Scorpion, Lone Missionary, Loxodon Restorer, Revered Unicorn, Vampire Neonate, Sunspring Expedition, Font of Vigor, Healing Salve, Alabaster Potion, Drudge Skeletons, Child of Night, Bloodhunter Bat, Blood Glutton

Stardragon on Board state getting you down? Try Nukes!

2 days ago

griffstick why all the sacrifice creature spells draw a card spells? this deck doesn't have a lot of recursion (actually i don't it any) nor a great number of token generation and a lot of the creatures are high mana cost creatures so you'll be losing more tempo than you gain from the card draw. Though Natural Order is good one since roughly half my creatures are green. Why not instead Ambition's Cost, Ancient Craving, Abzan Charm, Blood Pact, Crushing Disappointment or Night's Whisper. Just wondering why your so set on me sacrificing my creatures

Strangelove on Carth, Knight of Farron Keep

1 week ago


Above are all great suggestions! (expensive tho)

I would run 38 lands and 10-12 ramp that are all cmc 2 to see turn 3 Carth most of the time.

The enchantments feel odd to me. I'd cut them.

-1 Cunning Rhetoric -1 Pestilence -1 Sandwurm Convergence -1 The Eldest Reborn

-1 Vivien's Grizzly... too mana intensive -1 Vengeful Pharaoh... if you're not milling this, its not worth

Cut some boardwipes. Think about how often you want to cast them in a game. I'd run 4.

For planeswalkers I like to run each one that makes a token or reanimates a creature.

I'm a fan of +1 Elephant Grass.

And more draw! Stuff like Syphon Mind, Read the Bones, Night's Whisper, maybe even Ancient Craving, Harmonize, etc.

Oakhame Adversary and Ohran Viper are decent rattlesnakes.

Metroid_Hybrid on Yargle Voltron Infect

2 months ago

I have a foiled out Yargle deck too! It's been through several revisions, and it is as powerful as it is meme-able..

Lt. Yar-Kul and the Swamp Monsters *F*

Commander / EDH Metroid_Hybrid


But as far as my advice... There are several things in your Maybeboard that should already be in the main list, as well as cards that should be added back in. I am also thoroughly disappointed in the lack of Grafted Exoskeleton & Inkmoth Nexus . I could go on, but instead I'll let you know what you can comfortably cut in favor of much better cards. First, Aetherflux Reservoir doesn't make much sense here.. Also, if you're going to be running a full suite of Fetch-lands & the best-of-the-best Mana Rocks in the game (in a Mono-colored deck too), then you can comfortably cut the budget Mana Rocks: Arcane Signet , Charcoal Diamond , Fellwar Stone , Gilded Lotus , Guardian Idol , Prismatic Lens , Star Compass .. Finally, if you're going to be running ALL the best Tutors, then the 4-CMC draw spells are going to be as redundant as they as they are expensive ( Ambition's Cost / Ancient Craving )..

TheShadowNite on king-saproling

4 months ago

Hmm, this is strange. As far as I can tell, the endpanel and endaccordion lines are in the code, but it's not showing up in the description. I put the code for the description in a code box if you want to glance over it. Thanks for your help dude!

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BrassLord on Dead Men Tell (some) Tales

4 months ago

TheShadowNite hahaha, I was about to say, in goldfishing your hands I had the same experience! I think you have a good mass of Dredge creatures and grave enablers, so you could fill the grave, but then it'd stall out, either having to wait a turn for tap lands, or not being able to mutate the commander for an effect. It sounds weird, but maybe Drownyard Temple might have a place in there as a one off? Also I'd be interested in something like Dakmor Salvage . Just another dredge option if it hits the grave. (Though I may be a bit biased, I really like The Gitrog Monster hahaha)

I think the one off draw effects come down to personal preference. I typically like having repeated things like Phyrexian Arena Sylvan Library stuff that can get repeated use over the course of a game. Though I also play in a meta that has a lot of board wipes and tax effects, so resolving one is important as the games go a bit longer and I have to recoup after an Armageddon or Wrath of God resolves. I WILL say that I've had good experiences running one off card draw effects in jank tribal decks like Treefolk, where just jamming in a TON of card draw means you can keep drawing action and eventually flooding the board with crappy creatures lol.

I could see one off card draw working in your deck! In particular if you're working with a budget! There were some hands that were JUST close enough to being bomb, but fell short on lands or action. Black has a plethora of card draw one off options. like Sign in Blood Ancient Craving Night's Whisper .

Also maybe some food for thought? Since you have a lot of dredge creatures and dorks, something like Plumb the Forbidden , Costly Plunder could work, as you could replace the first draw with the dredge trigger, which would then still have a play by simply recasting the creature.

Just some ideas to playtest with!

abby315 on Release of Lore

4 months ago

What a fun idea for a deck! I love creative uses for Tormod.

Painful Truths is often going to be a better Ancient Craving in your 3c deck. Night's Whisper is also a good option. I would also really think you'd want Faithless Looting both for the discard and the flashback, and Valakut Awakening  Flip is a nice self-wheel plus a land-drop if you need it.

There's also Throes of Chaos , which is a fun little Cascade engine that makes sure you don't have dead draws late in the game.

If you find you want to turbo your GY a little more, consider dredgers like Stinkweed Imp paired with self-mill, the best of which is probably Altar of Dementia and Mesmeric Orb .

Mizzix's Mastery also seems like a good "win the game" option for you!

Mentor of the Meek is a nice card-draw engine with Tormod.

WhiteTrashMagic on Teysa Karlov’s Double D's

5 months ago

it seems to me that you could get better card draw with value if instead of Ancient Craving and Ambition's Cost you ran the ones like Village Rites , Altar's Reap , Costly Plunder , or Bankrupt in Blood

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