Doomed Necromancer

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Premodern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Doomed Necromancer

Creature — Human Cleric Mercenary

, , Sacrifice this: Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

SteelBlood2 on Looking for a good card …

6 months ago

TLDR: Hoping to find a 3 or less black creature card that when it's sacrificed lets me either put a card from my deck into my graveyard or from the graveyard onto the battlefield.

Here's how I want the deck to play: Instead of waiting for a sorcery or enchantment card to pop up to get cards out of my graveyard, I am trying to make it where I nearly always have a creature that can get cards out of the graveyard, or summon a creature that can.

For example if I don't draw any Doomed Necromancer, There's a very good chance I'd still at least draw a Fiend Artisan so that I can get a Doomed Necromancer out. Note these aren't the only cards I have for this purpose, just using the combo as an example.

My problem is I am having trouble finding good cards to sacrifice for Fiend Artisan or other cards I have like Victimize that fit well towards the goal of the deck. I've found plenty of good cards to sacrifice like Archfiend's Vessel or other cards that give life or create tokens when they die, but none of them feel like they contribute towards the goal I am working towards: Getting cards out of my deck into my graveyard, or cards from my graveyard onto the battlefield.

Something that lets me draw a card when it dies would probably be the next most useful thing.

If it helps, here's some other cards I'm planning on putting in the deck to give you a better idea of what I'm going for: Sheoldred, Whispering One, Shalai, Voice of Plenty, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Hell's Caretaker, Oriq Loremage, Undead Gladiator

The only color mana I'm currently planning on using is black, though I am considering adding some white.

Nordlys on Mercenary Surprise

7 months ago

pescyn my man, thanks again for the comments! Spineless Thug is a piece of marvel!

Never forget Phyrexian Driver our tribal lord... >.<' Thank you WizardsoftheCoast, we couldn't have asked for more.

Regarding the deck price... wow, damn! When I made this, cards like Imp's Mischief were less than a buck each (gotta sell them asap!). I've got the deck on paper except for the lands Volrath's Stronghold which are not core at all. Urborg and Shizo can be easily cut too. The Nykthos are pretty usefull though.

I'll duplicate the deck into a budget version and remove the "budget" tag from here. Thanks for pointing it out Devil_Amigo

WolfishHat the "shroud from black" ability of Mercenary Informer doesn't apply while in the library, only when it's on the battlefield so yes, it can be fetched with Cateran Summons and brought back to life from the graveyard with Doomed Necromancer after being discarded by Mercenary Knight , without a single Orzhov land. Though it's kinda excessive for what it does, it can be done if it's worth for you, yeah.

im_just_a_lamp_bro on Liesa's L.I.P.S

7 months ago

Suggestions ans thoughts regarding your development based on my games and changes so far so far:

Plaguecrafter I found it to be immensely useful against planeswalker-focused decks which I didn't really have an answer to before but is still perfectly fine as a mini sacrification forcer. I just got Graf Reaver from a booster, but I don't know if the targeted removal will do any better. I think not, mostly because most players habe three planeswalkers at most.

I also use Reassembling Skeleton to make my life easier while I haven't found Winding Canyons or Vedalken Orrery yet. Sacking it in loop for two mana a pop to force the enemies to sacrifice is much easier than to try and spare my creatures for the perfect moment. If no sacrifice pact is on the field, it still makes good use of excess mana.

Helm of Possession is also nice to get rid of opponents creatures, or just to pull in more sac fodder that isn't even ours. It's not as cheap as I'd like though and doesnt scale particularly well. I haven't tested how it plays but I think it could work out.

Mind Slash works as a supplememt to sadistic hypnotist and replaced grief for me. I didn't like grief for its high recasting cost, so I put this in and throw cheap stuff at it.

Consider Library of Leng to make the effect of Mindslicer completely irrelevant to you. I saw that you removed the reliquary tower; I did the opposite and additonally play a Thought Vessel. Is there a reason you removed the tower? I think it has no downsides.

For the last part I currently run Nullpriest of Oblivion but consider replacing it with Doomed Necromancer. They're both cheap enough and I like to have yet another cog to protect Liesa (well, or get her back for cheap), as well as fetch stuff that went in the graveyard unprotected.

I really like the Tourach, Dread Cantor you put in, I think I'll get him as well. Not sure if I'm willing to pay the 25 bucks for the Stoneforge Mystic, it doesn't seem powerful enough to me. I also removed Alms Collector and didn't miss him so far.

LB0818 on Waking the Dead! (Meren)

7 months ago

Removed Ochran Assassin added more creature-based reanimation Doomed Necromancer also trying out Grim Hireling removed Victimize which I realize is reanimation. But I believe Meren of Clan Nel Toth is better with creature-based effects.

RambIe on An Afterlife Commander

9 months ago

I was thinking has access to a ton of humans that provide utility by sacrifice themselves
Some Examples:Cathar Commando,Priest of Fell Rites,General Kudro of Drannith,Plaguecrafter,Doomed Necromancer,Benevolent Bodyguard,Children of Korlis,Martyr of Sands,Bounty Agent,Garza's Assassin
There to many to list here but there is enough to continually feed Ramos and tormad engine creating 3/3 zombie tokens every turn while also keeping the board in check by recurring the utility

legendofa on Selesnya Counters But Not

10 months ago

Pyrohemia is a red equivalent to Pestilence.

If you're trying for a Reanimator angle, Unmarked Grave from Modern Horizons 2 and Entomb from older sets are worth looking at, depending on format and budget. For the actual reanimation spell, Reanimate and Exhume are generally better than Doomed Necromancer. These aren't exactly budget cards, though, if that's a consideration.

sad_2980 on Zurdur

11 months ago

Love the deck! I have a few suggestions for cards that could be cut and some suggestions for what might replace them. I tried the keep the suggested cards reasonably priced. I have a few of them in my binder that I will give you next time we play.

Suggested removal - Most of these cards I figured could be easily upgraded with cards that add more value, utility, stax, or interaction:

Suggested additions:

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