Devouring Strossus

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Premodern Legal
Vintage Legal

Devouring Strossus

Creature — Phyrexian Horror

Flying, trample

At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice a creature.

Sacrifice a creature: Regenerate Devouring Strossus.

Octrate on An Old-School Nightmare

4 months ago

Oh this? This is beautiful.

Reading through your decklist was a massive nostalgia trip. Can’t even remember the last time I’ve seen a Devouring Strossus or Spirit of the Night. Thanks for reminding me of the good ole days. It’s so easy to get swept up in the new that I frequently forget what makes the game so memorable.

Not to mention, you definitely reminded me of how much I’ve missed playing Coffin Queen.


10 months ago

Here are some other recommendations if you like:


Nether Traitor, Thalakos Seer, Blighted Agent

Big Boys that aren't Eldrazi

Deep-Sea Kraken, Ancient Stone Idol, Chancellor of the Spires, Devouring Strossus, Denizen of the Deep, Hullbreaker Horror, Icebreaker Kraken, Inkwell Leviathan, Kederekt Leviathan, Leviathan, Nezahal, Primal Tide, Tidespout Tyrant

Since ninjitsu bypasses attack triggers, then cards like Leviathan can actually be semi-viable. Good luck with the new concept, I know that I'm going to be making a ninja demon/kraken deck that should be absurd.

Mortlocke on New hubs to be added

1 year ago

Hello legendofa,

I propose a new hub to be added: Phyrexian. During Modern Horizons 2, 225 creatures were retconned into having the Phyrexian creature subtype to join Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider . Additionally, there were a smattering of Enchantments, Artifacts and etc that ether have the Phyrexian subtype or create creature tokens that do. Thanks to this retcon I now have a deck that has a Phyrexian tribal theme. For your reference, below is a full list of spells that were affected by WotC's Phyrexian errata.


S1ayerMonkey on What are some fun mono …

4 years ago

I've recently completed building a deck based around Whisper, Blood Liturgist where the main idea is to get big creatures into the graveyard and then recur them. Originally I wanted to try a dimir version of Mayael the Anima, but there just aren't enough cards to do so effectively. This left a reanimator strategy.

Most mono-black reanimator decks seem to be built on one or more of three creature types: Zombies, Demons, and/or Vampires. In the spirit of the original concept, I want to avoid something you'd typically see in mono black and just play some fun non-zombie, non-vampire, and non-demon creatures.

I'd like to get suggestions for some fun to play fatties for a casual or mid-level commander setting.

I know there will be suggestions of the beloved Grave Titan or the new Torgaar, Famine Incarnate, so I'll just throw out there that I'd really prefer to stay away from super obvious suggestions. Perhaps suggest a card like Devouring Strossus, or Distended Mindbearer, or some other unusual card.

Thanks in advance!

The current version of the deck is here:

Whisper, Blood Liturgist

Commander / EDH S1ayerMonkey


Aleph-Null on

4 years ago

harbingerofduh i appreciate the feedback, the elves are good suggestions. And I do suppose dark ritual isn't really necessary. My strongest weapon would between Devouring Strossus Sisters of Stone Death and Phyrexian Obliterator The main tactic ive been using is Skullbriar, the Walking Grave just constantly attacking, and being as much of a pain to whoever. He seems to get big on his own so I removed a bunch of cards that place counters on him. Also if I get Zombie Master out and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth skullbriar can swampwalk.

Teemursu on The Blackrose Horror (horror tribal)

5 years ago

Too bad Void Maw doesn't quite synergise with our commander. It was one of the first favorite cards I played with.

But! Devouring Strossus is another card I loved and should work here.

NV_1980 on Meren's Returning Army

5 years ago

Hi Caeruleus; thanks for your suggestions. No +1 though? Such a shame ;) I had Reclamation Sage and Sylvok Replica in here before, along with the other enchantment/artifact removal stuff and decided to remove them. Reason: the deck already had plenty of other ways to deal with artifacts/enchantments.

I agree that Vulturous Zombie is just a big, fat flier and that Rune-Scarred Demon or Devouring Strossus could at least be just as effective. I'm going to give that one some thought.

I'm not sure what to think about the Dilligent Farmhand suggestion. What the hell is 'Muscle Burst'?

Caeruleus on Meren's Returning Army

5 years ago

Hi :)

I appreciate this deck: the list looks pretty enjoyable. I just have a few of cards I think should be cut in favour of more interesting cards. If you want to keep the effect I've made some suggestions for alternatives in the slots; but really you could take those slots and put anything in there.

Happy Brewing & dream big! :)

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