Deathgreeter

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana (DDD) Common
Shards of Alara (ALA) Common

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Deathgreeter

Creature — Human Shaman

Whenever another creature is put into a graveyard from play, you may gain 1 life.

Deathgreeter Discussion

Archon_Bel on First, Do All Harm...

6 days ago

LadyZ

Undying Evil is actually meant to be used more as a combo piece than as one time protection or recursion effect; it essentially functions as a one drop creature with undying since it can make any creature in the deck gain undying. It's especially fun with something like Wurmcoil Engine, though at that point it'd just be overkill lol.

Fleshwrither is a great card to have since it puts creatures directly onto the field. Good for searching out things like Endling , Sengir Autocrat , or Vindictive Vampire for value or to close games out. It actually technically won me a game today by placing Vindictive Vampire on the field, after which I gave it Phyresis and finished an excessively long game out of nowhere.

I think that my cuts will be Deathgreeter and Bontu's Monument . I'm really kind of iffy about cutting them, but I have three other Artist effects that actually ping opponents. The cost reduction from the artifact is nice, but most of my creatures aren't terribly expensive and I haven't really had many issues in having sufficient mana for my turns.

I'd definitely welcome more cut suggestions, though, from you or anyone else who wants to comment. Anyway, thanks for your advice!

LadyZ on First, Do All Harm...

6 days ago

I'm always bad at cutting cards, but I'll give you my best suggestions.

Definitely Doomed Dissenter and Blood for Bones , I agree with you that cutting Dread Presence is a bit iffy

Undying Evil is one I'd cut. Like sure its either protection or a decent way to give you more sacrifice fodder, but it's only one extra use of a card unlike Reassembling Skeleton .

I see why you're running Deathgreeter , but to me it feels like there are much better death payoffs.

And I don't think you need Fleshwrither , you already have two perfectly good tutors in Diabolic Tutor and Scheming Symmetry

multimedia on K'rrik's Pact of Cruelty

1 week ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help.

Cards to consider adding that are within the budget here:

Fast mana is great with Krrik because you want quick to play him from the Command Zone. More the better; other ramp to consider adding that's within the budget:

Gravecrawler with Carrion Feeder and Aetherflux Reservoir is a combo to win the game with Reservoir. Feeder because it's a Zombie with Phyrexian mana lets you cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard for 2 life. These two without Reservior have other utility such as adding many counters to Krrik since each time you cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard. Extort ( Pontiff of Blight , Crypt Ghast ) is also good with this Zombie interaction.

Winter Orb because of Phyrexian mana affects you less than opponents. This is vile land disruption. Font of Agonies with Phyrexian mana which can power it both ways getting a lot of counters and letting you destroy a creature for , 2 life. This card can keep your opponents from having a lot creatures on the battlefield.

You're playing a lot of high mana cost creatures which makes fast reanimation ( Entomb , Reanimate ) powerful especially with Vilis and Razaketh. Might even want to consider expanding even more with reanimation. If choosing to attack with Krrik infect is vile. Glistening Oil can be nasty since when a +1/+1 counter is put on him it takes away the -1/-1 counter that Oil puts on him.


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Elixir of Vitality
  • Gate to the Afterlife
  • Golem's Heart
  • Luxa River Shrine
  • Profane Memento
  • Staff of the Death Magus
  • Pristine Talisman
  • Bloodhunter Bat
  • Reaper of Sheoldred
  • Demonlord of Ashmouth
  • Curse of Fool's Wisdom
  • Subversion
  • Noxious Gearhulk
  • Diamond Mare
  • Caged Sun
  • Alhammarret's Archive

These suggested cuts are many cards that can gain you life. I don't think you need this many, it's kind of overkill. Pontiff of Blight , Gray Merchant of Asphodel , Kokusho, the Evening Star , Exquisite Blood and if you choose to add Aetherflux Reservoir are life gaining cards that can also be win conditions. Demon's Horn , Prism Ring , Deathgreeter , Whip of Erebos is a lot of additional cards for life gain. Fast mana is important, and it's missing here. I think it can improve your deck more than other cards that can gain you life. Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on The Black Death

2 weeks ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help.

Cards to consider cutting to make 100:

In your forum topic you said you're not worried about reducing the high avg. CMC by cutting high CMC creatures because you can pay Phyrexian mana to reduce their cost. This is true to some degree, but you're not always in every game going to have Krrik on the battlefield, access to Phyrexian mana, and the times when this happens then having a lower avg. CMC will allow you to actually play Magic.

The other problem is why play worse high CMC creatures then Vilis, Broker of Blood , Pontiff of Blight , Sheoldred, Whispering One or Reiver Demon ? There's no reason to jam a bunch of other high CMC creatures just because you can. These creatures especially the interaction of Vilis, Pontiff with Krrik are better than all the other high CMC creatures who are within the budget here. You would rather draw them then the others therefore make it easier to draw them and don't include lots of other high CMC creatures?

Pontiff of Blight giving extort to all creatures you control is good especially if you're playing a life gain strategy. Extort can be paid for with Phyrexian mana, that's what makes it busted. Each extort trigger can be paid with 2 life, but if you have three opponents you gain 3 life for each trigger, you gain 1 life per opponents who loss life. This means you extort for free and also gain 1 life after each trigger. Even if you only have two opponents you're still getting to extort for free because of Phyrexian mana.


Before you can do anything with Krrik and Phyrexian mana you have to get him on the battlefield and this means getting four mana (colorless or black). First priority for upgrades to consider is adding more early game ramp that's within the budget:

The strength of Krrik is Phyrexian mana, but to take advantage of this you want lots of other one mana cards. When you play Krrik you want to right away start giving him counters:

Cremate, Wisps, Tainted are not usually playable cards, but with Krrik they are because they're free to cast and most draw a card. For one mana or free Symmetry can get you Necropotence into your hand.

Two drops are also good, not as good as one drops, but still good value with Phyrexian mana:

You could fit Demonic Tutor and Diabolic Intent in here if you wanted by cutting some cards that are by no means as powerful as either because these tutors can get you Necropotence , Bolas's Citadel or Aetherflux Reservoir ; all more impactful cards/game winning cards. Consider cutting these cards to add Demonic/Intent? Most of these cards are high mana cost redundancy which are not needed:

I offer more advice if you would like. Good luck with your deck.

hungry000 on Karlove One Another

1 month ago

Hmm... the only clear cuts I would make are

Cordial Vampire --> Skirsdag High Priest

Sheoldred, Whispering One --> Demon of Dark Schemes

Orzhov Charm --> Dictate of Erebos

Black Sun's Zenith --> Massacre Girl

Dross Harvester might be better than Deathgreeter , as well. Sacrificing 3 creatures with Teysa out gains you 6 life with Deathgreeter and 12-4=8 life with Harvester. Though since their cmcs are different and I don't really have a grasp of how fast EDH is it's hard for me to say without testing.

KibaAlpha on Teysa`s Death Party

1 month ago

In my opinion there is a lot of room for improvement. No disrespect meant.

I suggest finding a spot for the following cards.

For recursion

Phyrexian Reclamation , Malevolent Awakening

Prevent Opponents from gaining Life

Tainted Remedy , Erebos, God of the Dead provided your meta plays lifegain.

Lifegain for Yourself

Deathgreeter

Card Draw

Greed , Midnight Reaper , Grim Haruspex

Ramp

Smothering Tithe , Burnished Hart , Knight of the White Orchid , Crypt Ghast , Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , Cabal Coffers , Ancient Tomb replacing Temple of the False God

Sacrifice Outlets

Spawning Pit , Bloodflow Connoisseur , Carrion Feeder , Altar of Dementia ,

Replace Elspeth, Knight-Errant with Liliana, Dreadhorde General

Boardwipes

Toxic Deluge , In Garruk's Wake

After a boardwipe use Command the Dreadhorde take control of opponents creatures and/or Planeswalkers from their graveyard to use as you see fit.

Other cards to strongly consider would be

God-Eternal Bontu , Bontu's Monument , Expedition Map

There is much more I can say and recommend but this is enough for now.

Good luck and happy brewing.

Beartribul on Yawgmoth's revenge

2 months ago
We have to combos: Butcher Ghoul + Genesis Chamber + Yawgmoth, Thran Physician draws as many cards as you have life. you can make this by any two undying creatures or with one undying creature and one combo enabler. those + Yawgmoths first ability draws you cards, kills your dudes and makes you lose as much life as you want. The plan is to draw to Blood Artist , Zulaport Cutthroat or Deathgreeter . Now you can draw cards without killing yourself. Then you draw cardsk, play your fast mana and with that play Putrid Imp that lets you discard cards and most importantly Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre that suffles you graveyard. Then you either win by drawing cards with Blood Artist or Zulaport Cutthroat on the table until your opposition dies or you exile their decks with Bitter Ordeal .
Backup combo is Aetherflux Reservoir + Bolas's Citadel + Sensei's Divining Top that you tutor with Insidious Dreams . Just play Insidious Dreams discard three cards, tutor combo on top of your library in order that Bolas's Citadel is on top. Then you just draw and play the citadel and with that cast reservoir and top and then draw and cast top from the top of your library until you have enough life to kill your opponents with reservoirs ability.
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Deathgreeter occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.12%