Feed the Swarm

Feed the Swarm

Sorcery

Destroy target creature or enchantment an opponent controls. You lose life equal to that permanent's converted mana cost/mana value.

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Feed the Swarm Discussion

DemonDragonJ on How is Red Elemental Blast …

4 hours ago

plakjekaas, no, I think that that card is perfectly acceptable, because it does not actually destroy an enchantment, it merely punishes a player for having such cards; similarly, I hope that black never again has a card that directly destroys an enchantment, as does Feed the Swarm, but instead has cards that punish players for having enchantments.

Cosmoesis on Curse me love

1 week ago

Not curses but curse adjacent flavor in goading: (12 suggestions) 1)Shiny Impetus 2)Psychic Impetus 3)Parasitic Impetus 4)Disrupt Decorum 5)Vengeful Ancestor 6)Bloodthirsty Blade 7)Karazikar, the Eye Tyrant 8)Jeering Homunculus 9)Goblin Racketeer 10)Grenzo, Havoc Raiser 11)Coveted Peacock 12)Kardur, Doomscourge

Other Curse like things with wither: (12 suggestions - some of these aren't very good and can be left out) 1)Stigma Lasher 2)Fang Skulkin 3+4)Nest of Scarabs + Corrosive Mentor 5)Everlasting Torment 6)Needle Specter 7)Midnight Banshee 8)Kulrath Knight 9)Necroskitter 10)Fists of the Demigod 11)Cinderbones 12)Oona's Gatewarden

Add 12 more lands (36 cards suggested total) + 56 cards currently on the list = 92 cards

Remaining 8 slots should be card draw, removal and Board-wipes (15 suggestions here) 1)Rhystic Study 2)Erebos, God of the Dead 3)Wheel of Misfortune 4)Shadowmage Infiltrator 5)Phyrexian Arena 6)Eye of Vecna 7)Blue Sun's Zenith 8)Tragic Slip 9)Go for the Throat 10)Doom Blade 11)Feed the Swarm 12)Ravenform 13)Chaos Warp 14)Damnation 15)Ritual of Soot

Boogsbay on Orzhov Gravecrawler/ Zombie Sacrifice

2 weeks ago

The deck looks good but seems somewhat slow. Some suggestions IMO would be:

Some considerations:

  • Corpse Knight over Wayward Servant to include Zulaport Cutthroat for ETB triggers.

  • Unearth over Blasting Station if you already swapped out some land for Geralf's Messenger. These two, at the very least, makes the opponent lose 8 life; more with Cutthroat and Knight on the field. Reanimating other creatures is also another viable strategy to get out of a tight situation.

  • Ghoulish Procession over Jadar since it's a nonlegendary permanent that can potentially make more zombies to fuel an aristocrats strategy and trigger ETB and death triggers.

For sideboard:

Devereauxx on You Can't Block This

3 weeks ago

Just some advice: you don't really have that much interaction. There is only one piece of single target removal and one counterspell in the whole deck and they're both the one Drown in the Loch. The other interaction are all situational (Aether Gale needs 6 targets to resolve) and just bounce things not destroy them. Destroying would get the creatures in the graveyard for you to reanimate. Doom Blade, Go for the Throat, Pongify, Rapid Hybridization, all budget cards to destroy creatures. Also, how do you interact with a problem enchantment or an artifact? Feed the Swarm and Ravenform are both great new cards for UB to have at least one answer to non-creature permanents after they've hit the board. I don't like to use x/10 to discuss a deck but I think you may overestimate with a 5 since there's little to no actual interaction. Otherwise this is a cool list! Thanks for sharing it.

BEDECK on Emrakul Griselbrand Avacyn Shadow Resurrection

3 weeks ago

Hmmmm. Are you really ok with all the life loss? If you happen to need to go Fetch Land > Blood Crypt > Faithless Looting > Lotus Petal > Reanimate you lose a ton of life...

I was thinking you could build the "traditional" BR Reanimator but with Emrakul (without Street Wraith, Bauble, Cabal Ritual and Simian Spirit Guide). The traditional version has a 60-80% consistency of a turn1/2 combo already.

If you choose to do so you would have 16 free slots. You could go with 4 Exhume, 4 Collective Brutality for some counterspell protection, 4 other creatures of choice that you like and 4 Thoughtseize.

I'm speaking from the veteran BR Reanimate player perspective that the opponent will usually have something to deal with you. Usually it is Karakas, Innocent Blood, Sudden Edict, Liliana of the Veil or a counterspell or something. Sometimes you can even lose because their creatures alone are faster than you (if you lose 16 life reanimating stuff).

So adding some other options as a "toolbox" could be good. Big beater creatures that mess up their plans are nice.

Sideboard

About the sideboard I was thinking the Wastelands may not be too effective.

If you are worried facing against troublesome Lands deck, I would recommend Magus of the Moon (since you can tutor and reanimate it). For creatures, usually a simple Pyroclasm does the trick. If you want to be fancy there is also Firestorm that may enable your combo.

For interaction you'll usually be worried about opposing Grafdigger's Cage, Leyline of the Void, Rest in Peace, etc. So to counter that you can either splash another color (white/green) or deal with it the same way Mono Black Reanimator deals with it: Ratchet Bomb and Feed the Swarm.

If you see too many counterspells it is always nice to have cheap good old Duress.

I think Engineered explosives was a nice touch. Just as By Force.

I think you can have a more effective 'change the target' effect with Ricochet Trap with all the blue in Legacy.

Blast Zone is interesting, but with so much Wasteland in the format it becomes unusable quite often.

I don't know what decks you are playing against and maybe it already works just fine in your meta/playgroup...

But I'm a BR Reanimator player of 6-8 years with it and I wanted to give some insights :V

BrassLord on Sheoldred's plebs

1 month ago

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmothpairs well with your commander, as you make your commander unblockable! Also any Strip Mine lands or even fetch lands can help when paired with crucible for longer, grindier games.Dauthi Voidwalker also has synergy with you milling things, which can be useful in mirror matches against fellow reanimate commander decks. I'm sure there's a bandwagon somewhere, but the ability to destroy enchantments in black is few and far between, making Feed the Swarm a weird but useful card outside of the usual flavor of black.

Silversmote Ghoul pairs really well with Gravebreaker Lamia, creating an interesting draw engine, as you can get the Ghoul back with Lamia's lifelink.

Another interesting card is Undead Gladiator. While a little underwhelming stat wise, being able to repeatedly cycle and set up your own graveyard for reanimation plays is pretty fun!

KBK7101 on Sengir and Kediss - Dark Privilege (v1.2)

1 month ago

brandonplaysmagic -- Thanks!! I always like to try and make things a little bit more interesting than having to play against Korvold, Fae-Cursed King, Yarok, the Desecrated, Kess, Dissident Mage and Golos, Tireless Pilgrim (RIP) decks all the time. Experimenting with lesser known commanders is so fun!

Diamanacle -- Tevesh Szat, Doom of Fools is an amazing card and would be a fantastic Rakdos sacrifice commander. I don't have a Vial Smasher the Fierce but he seems super good, too! Exile cards always seem to cost a bit more, CMC-wise, which is why I opted for cheaper removal like Terminate or ones that could hit multiple types like Bedevil and Feed the Swarm. It does sound like a good, though. I'll add some to the maybeboard and see which ones I have laying around. As for tutors, they'd be great and I do have a one Demonic and Vampiric Tutor along with a Diabolic Intent in other decks. I was already debating adding them in, but... I have no idea what to cut. Suggestions?

As for copying this deck, have at it! If you end up posting it on here just mention me as an inspiration or something. I'd love to see it!

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