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, Sacrifice Caustic Caterpillar: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Caustic Caterpillar Discussion
1 month ago
Curse of Surveillance: Yeah, one of the scarier pieces of art so far. Get some gloves!
Spellrune Painter: Not really a fan of this design; feel that there's not enough of a payoff for managing the tension between one ability that rewards you for casting multiple spells and another that rewards you for not casting.
Stuffed Bear: Haha so goofy, I love it. Kinda wish it became a 2/2 with a 1 + 1 cost tho but whatever
Sigarda's Splendor: Meh, not the hero mono-white EDH is holding out for. You've all heard the criticism of Phyrexian Arena by now, and this is both more expensive and requires you to jump trough a hoop, all while making it harder to synergize life gain with life payment.
Lier, Disciple of the Drowned: Spells, period? Were they concerned with mindless counterspelling being too efficient for card advantage? Anyway, EDH-blue got unholy abominations like Resculpt available to it, so the lack of counterspells isn't as painful as it could be. Both Dralnu and Kess have been successful in EDH, but I can't say how much Lier trading extra colors for the ability to flashback more than will hurt him. Also, the flavor text foreshadowing more lovecraftian gods feels kinda redundant with Emrakul chilling in the moon, even if it's not new.
Moonsilver Key: oof, looks like Avacyn has gone and lost her head again
Vadrix, Astral Archmage: Obviously similar to Mizzix of the Izmagnus. Similarly to Spellrune Painter, I feel the actual day/night part is kinda incidental and self-deafeating. You can use power-boosting spells as rituals. Runechanter's Pike has found a home! Also, while I mean no offense, I feel like it was a mistake to include a bald black wizard-man with a black beard, white robes and a blue jacket in the same set as Teferi. (Yes, the latter has hair on his head but it's cut very short.)
Outland Liberator: That's more like it! The front is already rubbing shoulders with Thrashing Brontodon & Caustic Caterpillar, while the back gives pretty incredible repeatable value. (Also, is the flavor of the front that she gets eaten by the wolf?)
Ludevic: Yeah I always felt that the flavor justification for Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist being red was off, the guy's so unfettered... and it looks like he's gone completly off the rails here! Despite being an absolute clusterfuck, his backside has managed to avoided Horror-typing. (And yes, Olag seems to be him and not just a new creation.) Mechanically, I feel like he's mostly a The Mimeoplasm that traded green for more self-sufficiency. He might be more useful in the 99 as a self-miller that can eventually reanimate something.
Katilda, Dawnhart Headwitch: You leave my poor furries alone, they've suffered enough! Anyway, People-elfball goooo
Dauntless Avenger: Quite nice payoff for aristocrats decks
Morbid Opportunist: I like this design, making sure something dies each turn sounds pretty fun. No nontoken clause either!
Hound Tamer: How is the flipside a "Pup"?
1 month ago
Hey, well done on a budget, nice foil Goldspan and SL Dreadbore :)
Consider more ramp with Korvold? More one and two drop ramp sources:
Korvold is powerful as Commander when playing lots of ramp since it helps to cast him faster and then that ramp can fuel his sacrifice. This makes playing lots of redundant ramp actually a strength.
Animation Module + Ashnod's Altar + Korvold is a combo to draw as many cards as you want, make Korvold huge, make as much colorless mana as you want. Without the combo Module is a nice repeatable source of tokens for sac fodder because of Korvold.
Add Pitiless Plunderer to create tons of treasures. Plunderer and a different sac outlet such as Viscera Seer or Goblin Bombardment could replace Ashnod's Altar since it only costs 1 mana (1 treasure) to make a Servo with Module. Bombardment is an excellent low CMC budget sac outlet.
Ramunap Excavator lets you abuse lands as the permanent to sac with Korvold. Caustic Caterpillar and Seal of Primordium are upgrades for artifact/enchantment removal spells because they can sac themselves as well as be saced at instant speed. Plaguecrafter is a nice creature removal effect in multiplayer Commander who sacs himself.
Prossh, Skyraider of Kher as the high end has synergy with Korvold. It's a sac outlet and it makes Kobold tokens to sac. Farseek is an upgrade for Rampant Growth because you have Overgrown Tomb and Stomping Ground. Harrow is an upgrade for Cultivate because you sac a land to cast it.
If interested I offer more advice including suggestions of cuts to consider. Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
The best solutions with that in mind that I could come up with are:
3 months ago
Cards like Evolving Wilds and other fetch lands are extra good in Korvold, since they sacrifice themselves! Viscera Seer is an amazing sac outlet that works well with all your card draw, and Goblin Bombardment is a great outlet that was just reprinted and is now pretty budget. Sakura-Tribe Elder and Caustic Caterpillar are more excellent options for your deck.
Many aristocrats (sacrifice-based strategy) support/payoff cards are a $1-3 nowadays, even the commons and uncommons, so that makes such a low budget extra challenging. Korvold should be able to support even a powered-down deck, since he's such a beating just on his own.
4 months ago
Zoo is going control! I played a very interesting build of Zoo that incorporated a slew of one drops to recur with Abiding Grace . I was able to seal a quick game 1 with an incidental Rest in Peace backed by Sterling Grove s but ok some bleeding from Wild Nacatl and Vexing Devil . Eventually I got Solitary Confinement to seal the deal. In game two it looked very similar but I got surprised by Caustic Caterpillar which with Abiding Grace are my board up as they could sacrifice Caterpillar between reanimation triggers. Owie. I had to lean more heavily on those Sterling Grove s and mulled to six with double Grove. They had Ranger-Captain of Eos as a tutor but I had developed my engines behind some prisons and eventually was able to toss a spare Grove to get some angels for the finish.
That was a scary one and Abiding Grace alongside strong self-sacrifice creatures like Caterpillar and Spore Frog could really cause some problems for many decks. Very fun. I got my eye out for this graveyard based Zoo build.
5 months ago
psionictemplar Yes, I have tried Genesis in a couple of versions of this deck, but it's just too slow imo. I guess it's good in a long, grindy match-up, but I tried making this a viable competetive deck, so I'd rather focus on comboing on turn 3, rather than using Genesis on turn 7 or 8. I guess, you could put 1 in a sideaboard vs control match-ups, but otherwise it's just too slow. I mean Caustic Caterpillar seems perfectly fine imo, if you want to replaces forces in the sideboard, I'm sure it'll work just as great. However I prefer Force of Vigor , because it hits muplitple targets (gravehate and one of our main counters, Blood Moon ). So yeah, that's why I chose these cards. Thanks for the suggestions:-)
5 months ago
I am glad you deck cycled this because I had a couple ideas. Had you ever tried Genesis as a way to get lark back? Might be some extra gas for those control matchups. Little bit slow, but powerful. The other thing I was thinking about was if you could make use of Caustic Caterpillar . Its pretty much common in the devoted druid lists and might work well here as well. Maybe try these in place of the force's?