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Format Legality
1v1 Commander 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
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal


Creature — Zombie Cat

Menace (This creature can't be blocked except by two or more creatures.)

, Sacrifice another creature or planeswalker: Put two +1/+1 counters on Dreadmalkin

TheRoaringRegisaur on Menace or Insane?

1 year ago

This looks great! I might be missing something, but it looks like the only way to use Archfiend's Vessel is with Call of the Death-Dweller , so it maybe doesn't vibe as well? Maybe sub for Dreadmalkin or something situational like Lightning Bolt . Good luck!

Dracoman on Yuriko Midrange

2 years ago

I think you should consider using more useful enabler like Cauldron Familiar which can drain opponents after repeated etbs, Entrails Feaster which can grow bigger each turn with no investment, or Watchers of the Dead that can act as graveyard hate

You could also add more email blurs with pseudo evasion like Black Cat which will force a player to discard if blocked, Dreadmalkin that has menace, Frost Lynx which will stop a blocker, and Illusory Ambusher which will draw cards if blocked

BRG24 on Is that a JoJo's Refreance?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

2 years ago

Absolutely brilliant name, I just can’t help thinking that this deck might work better if it was just rakdos. Atris, Oracle of Half-Truths’s effect is nice but not the greatest and Reconnaissance Mission seems awkward to cast on curve with the double blue. Cards like Dreadmalkin, Grimdancer, Frillscare Mentor and Hunted Nightmare seem like stronger includes, and by removing the blue your mana might be more consistent? This will make the deck much more aggressive, and I don’t know if that is where you want to take the deck, but it might be something to consider. Castle Locthwain might be a nice addition too, even if you decide to stick with grixis. Hopefully this is helpful, and good luck with the deck.

MalkavianPrince on Crusading Menaces *Budget*

2 years ago

Vito1014 Have you considered Tentative Connection instead of Claim the Firstborn ? May be worth a maindeck IMO. We usually always have a creature with menace, making it the same cost as Firstborn but with far greater effect. Favorite steals so far include big 4,5,6-drop monsters, whack them with it, and then sac to Dreadmalkin What's your favorite usage?

Vito1014 on Crusading Menaces *Budget*

2 years ago

Xenkay I really like those ideas. However I'm thinking maybe Blazing Volley to the sideboard for now and Hunted Nightmare to the maybeboard. This deck is next in line for me to build. So I'll do some actual plastering irl to get a bettergauge. For now I replaced Dreadmalkin in for Elite Headhunter. I think that's a great call. Cheers

Xenkay on Crusading Menaces *Budget*

2 years ago

I am running a similar deck and found myself beeing successful with Dreadmalkin. It's a cheap 1 drop with menace, which can serve as an emergency sacrifice outlet in combination with Tentative Connection (which also gets cheaper with you having menace creatures PLUS your enemy has one creature less to block with). Pestilent Spirit works really well with Blazing Volley since it is killing everything your enemy has for very low manacost. I don't really like Elite Headhunter because it is very expensive to make it worth and slows you down hard. Instead I would throw in some Hunted Nightmare. Very good stats for 1BB and your opponent has to think hard if he either removes it or keep it and the Deathtouch-Counter (which is irrelevant anyway in a menace-focused deck).

Struyk on BR Menace Aggro

2 years ago

Dropped 3x Call of the Death-Dweller ( Without Dreadmalkin it's just a revive 3 cost ), 3x Heartfire ( Heartless Act almost always better ), 3x Unexpected Fangs ( Each time I use this the creature gets a control spell to the face ) and 4x Dreadmalkin ( Just can't get value out of this guy )

Added 4x Heartless Act ( Staple in any black IMO ), 3x Judith, the Scourge Diva ( Mirror matches I kept losing to this card ), 3x Nightmare Shepherd ( 4/4 flying base is nice and all these creatures are also nice as 1/1 because of the bonuses they give )

Might also drop 1x Sonorous Howlbonder because he doesn't stack with himself.

I also always end up sideboarding Tentative Connection for Duress lol

Harbinger69 on The Ur-Dragon

2 years ago

Uh... Im not sure you know what your commander does based on your creature pool. On a scale of 1-10, i would rate this a 1.5, but i'll help you with that. You might as well be running Golos, Tireless Pilgrim. You have a small number of Dragons in the deck, and I noticed a bunch of useless non-dragon creatures in the deck.

32 lands is wayyyy to few, and you have an awful mana base, even on a budget, having only 1 tri-land and a random af arrangement of shock and gain lands.

You have little ramp, if any, which will slow you down greatly in a format such as commander Another concern is your lack of mana rocks. Why only one signet?

Your removal is pathetic, to be honest, with only one murder. Removal is IMPORTANT in commander, being used at both utility and a rich bargaining tool in the political side of the format.

But enough with flaming the deck, here is what I would put it.

First off, let's talk about your commander. It supports a heavy dragon tribal theme, and you want nearly all of your creatures creatures that either add to this theme or ramp you to get him out earlier. If you are to be running a non dragon creature, make sure it is a utility creature such as Reclamation Sage that can either ramp you or get rid of problems on the board.

Here is what I would cut if i was building him:


Ajani's Pridemate - No lifegain synergy and bad creature in EDH

Brineborn Cutthroat - A 2/2 with flash wont cut it in Ur

Corpse Knight - No sacrifice theme

Dreadmalkin - cmon, really?

Empyrean Eagle - Other cards do this a lot more efficiently

Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch - No madness or counter theme

Faerie Vandal - just no

Garenbrig Carver - bad in general

Gravedigger - not a dragon

Grumgully, the Generous - not efficent


Kronch Wrangler

Law-Rune Enforcer

Leafkin Druid

Lightning Stormkin

Loxodon Sergeant

Meddling Mage

Nimble Birdsticker

Nyxborn Marauder

Shepherd of the Flock

Spectral Sailor

Squee, Goblin Nabob


Venerable Knight - no synergy in deck


Gift of Strength



Scorching Dragonfire

Soul Manipulation


Manalith - You can keep it in, but it isn't very good

Helm of Awakening

Crystal Shard


Compelling Argument - 0 MILL THEME!!!


Moldervine Reclamation

Here is what I would add:


Dryad of the Ilysian Grove - Can ramp you AND fix your mana

Lathliss, Dragon Queen

Utvara Hellkite

Silumgar, the Drifting Death

Scalelord Reckoner

Scourge of Valkas

Dragonspeaker Shaman - cuts down mana cost drastically

Dragonlord Kolaghan - Haste enabler and good beater

Dragonlord Dromoka - game winning lockdown effect

Ramos, Dragon Engine

Drakuseth, Maw of Flames

Deathbringer Regent

Balefire Dragon

Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip

Hellkite Tyrant

Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund - haste enabler

Kokusho, the Evening Star - good beater with amazing ability

Birds of Paradise - great mana dork

Scourge of the Throne

Dragon Broodmother

Dragonlord's Servant


Swords to Plowshares

Path to Exile

Assassin's Trophy

Anguished Unmaking

Utter End

Beast Within



Krosan Grip



Kodama's Reach



Explosive Vegetation

Skyshroud Claim

Circuitous Route

Mana Rocks

Sol Ring

Mind Stone

Commander's Sphere

Arcane Signet

Darksteel Ingot

ALL the signets (Emphasis on ALL)


All tri-lands from Tarkir and Alara

Haven of the Spirit Dragon

Exotic Orchard

Terramorphic Expanse

Try to get all 10 fetch and shock lands if at all possible

City of Brass

Reflecting Pool

Fabled Passage

Temple of the False God

Utility lands:

Bojuka Bog

Reliquary Tower

Maze of Ith

Rogue's Passage


Sarkhan, Fireblood

Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner


Metallic Mimic

Icon of Ancestry

Urza's Incubator

Coat of Arms

Vanquisher's Banner

This is just a few thing I think the deck could need, obviously it needs ore board wipes and wincons, however this is a good place to start. I want to be clear, I dont hate the deck, but I Think it needs improvements to become and 8. For your first commander deck, it's just fine. Thanks for reading. Cheers

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