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Creature — Horror Mercenary
At the beginning of your precombat main phase, you may sacrifice a creature. When you do, choose a nonland card name, then target player reveals their hand and discards all cards with that name.
5 months ago
Biggest question - how competitive do you want to be? Cause there are great sacrifice cards and effects for competitive play that just shouldn't mix with things on a more fun casual level.
On the competitive end, I'd look at CMC 1 and two, with a focus on card advantage and disruption; Bomat Courier for refilling the hand, Cabal Therapist as ersatz thoughtsieze, Carrion Feeder and Ravenous Squirrel as a chunky creature and repeatable sac outlet, cards like Dockside Chef as extra squirrel copies, there are a lot of really good options.
The hard part is what you are trying to sacrifice - cards that like being in the graveyard and come back tend to get pricy, meaning that you'll probably get more from token value - Mogg War Marshal is about the best budget option, but even there its only 3 triggers for two mana. An artifacts matter list is an option - bomat courier, Glaze Fiend, the dog from the new set and so on would let you run Oni-Cult Anvil or Pia's Revolution for a lot of value, while also taking advantage of treasure, blood food and other 'artifact tokens' as they are printed.
All told, a lot of it is about the kind of deck you want to build. All in elemental awakener is great, trying to loop changelings with awakener and stuff like Prowess of the Fair is hilarious if you want to go that route too.
9 months ago
Sorry for not realizing the entire deck was meant to be CMC 1, not just the creatures. With this in mind, I got a few other suggestions.
Ghoulcaller's Chant could be an option in case you see the life loss from Phyrexian Reclamation being too much of a problem. Sure, it isn't repeatable but in some cases getting two zombies at once without losing life could be very useful.
One creature that's on tribe is Stitcher's Supplier. Since you have quite a few zombies that want to be in the graveyard in order to reanimate themselves, the Supplier can help you get them there.
1 year ago
WOTC has been printing old effect onto creatures. Cabal Therapist is the only one I can think of rn, but I believe that they are doing this to give some more counter play to these kinds of effects. I do think that they may print a creature with that effect, but I think Urza, Lord High Artificer is the closest we’re going to get anytime soon.
1 year ago
I like this list. I'd consider Become Immense as a 1-of.
If I was building it myself, I'd turn up the hand disruption, run Cabal Therapist , and throw stuff like Tainted Strike or Apprentice Necromancer into the sideboard for the sake of silly wins, but I don't think those are actual improvements to the deck.
1 year ago
I like this list, but I feel like it should be more aggressively sideboarded - with traditionally sideboard plainswalkers mainboard, you've already freed up ~4 slots for those matchups, and control lists are already about reading the meta and packing answers.
In terms of budget discard, I've always leaned into 'going topdeck mode' with symetrical discard effects like Delirium Skeins , or just trying to reccur Raven's Crime (even without land recursion, it lets you trade otherwise dead land draws for a discard). Packing your sideboard with 15 duress variants will jank out wins. Cabal Therapist might be optimal here, but Cry of Contrition and Divest will do fine.
Right now I'd lean into more instant speed removal for all the lumimancer blitz and cut some more neiche answers, but it really depends on what you expect to face. Budget lists are all about reading the meta to see what drawbacks don't matter.
1 year ago
Did you give Cabal Therapist any consideration? I'm curious if it'd be good enough.
1 year ago
You should build Blim instead. He’d be funner and also give you a sub theme strategy rather than just discard and exile. I think you can still roll with Valki and Tibby boy, but they’d be better as a surprise in the 99.
There are a lot of discard cards out there that will refine your strategy once you find them.