Creature — Nightmare
Fiend Artisan gets +1/+1 for each creature card in your graveyard.
, : Sacrifice another creature: Search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost X or less, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library. Activate this ability only at any time you could cast a sorcery.
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Fiend Artisan Discussion
2 weeks ago
There are a lot of decent low mana sacrifice options, even in green - its been a mechanic for a long time. Fitting them into a list is trickier. Just keep your eyes on your plan and metagame and it'll come together.
3 weeks ago
Martyr's Cause and Attrition were considered but I wanted to make as much room for various other things as I could and, when I broke it down, neither of these cards fit into my game plan the way I envisioned the deck playing out. As far as single target removal goes, I know I don't have all that much, but the protection aspect of the deck has been fairly reliable and I haven't felt the need for more. I'm really liking Out of Time for both removal and protection because Tayam is sneaky.
3 weeks ago
Forgot to click the "suggestions" button, so, to recap my suggested inclusions: Duress Increasing Ambition Raven's Crime Dying Wail Headhunter Hypnotic Specter Carrion Feeder Legion Vanguard Malevolent Noble . Fiend Artisan Hell's Caretaker Golgari Guildmage Malevolent Awakening Murder Doom Blade Poison the Cup Massacre Wurm Sheoldred, Whispering One
3 weeks ago
Hello stranger, whom I have never met! Awesome concept! Some ideas that come to mind for refining this:
I think your mana curve is super high compared to the number of lands you're running. Since mono-black doesn't access to a lot of ramp, I'd suggest switching out some of your higher costs sorceries, such as Gruesome Discovery , with something like Duress . Similarly, I think that life gain cards like Increasing Ambition are too high costed, and don't really support your overall strategy. I'd suggest replacing with things like Raven's Crime , which you can retrace, or Dying Wail which offer better timing and utility.
Similarly, I think Headhunter and Hypnotic Specter probably have better synergies than your rogues. I really like [card:Black Cat], but think we could do more to trigger it on our terms. Carrion Feeder could be a cool addition, as could Legion Vanguard or Malevolent Noble .
Fiend Artisan is spendy, but would be such a powerful tutor and likely game ender in this build. Hell's Caretaker and Golgari Guildmage are significantly less powerful, but still allow you to exploit repeated triggers of your cats and Sangromancers. If you preferr an enchantment approach, Malevolent Awakening also works well.
I would definitely suggest upping the number of Painful Quandary , and definitely increasing the number of lands you're running to 20-22. I also think 4-8 removal spells, such as Murder , Doom Blade , or Poison the Cup would help respond to enemy threats and interruptions. I'd reduce the number of sorceries to make room - the looping creature threats have more of a long term board presence.
I hope this helps!
2 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions! I like the Valentin, Dean of the Vein Flip and was thinking of adding it in before you suggested it, but it may be a swap in for Fiend Artisan as it isn't working as intended. Tortured Existence is awesome and will work its way in. Still deciding on if Crystalline Giant is worth having in the deck, so I may make that change or something similar.
2 months ago
love the idea and got a lot of great cards you should consider: Erebos, God of the Dead i might run 3 of these boys. obv choice with black devotion.
Crypt Ghast is gonna pop off in this deck, no doubt. Royal Assassin as well. I'd ditch the Nightveil Specter since they could easily be replaced with Vampire Nighthawk for way more value. also consider Bloodsoaked Champion
2 months ago
RA_HORAKHTE I'll be sure to check out your Nethroi deck! I considered making Nethroi into a casual 0/0 build, but my playgroup is composed of a bunch of friends who discovered MtG together, and all play pretty casual, combat focused decks. We've always played at one of the other's houses, so I never played EDH at an LGS. I knew my other decks were probably vastly underpowered for the LGS enviroment, so I decided to take this in a combo route, rather than casual and creature focused. Ooh, I haven't heard of
before, I'll certainly consider it. I didn't include
as, while it is relatively cheap, it's still a little too expensive (in $$) for the effect.
Yeah, I had never heard of that combo before I asked for help here, and I think it fits really nicely! Hmmm, I see that Fauna Shaman 's effect is very powerful, but at the moment, for the initial version of the deck, I think it's too expensive. I'll definitely put it in the upgrades section though, as it seems really good. As I'm writing this, I just remembered I forgot to put in the guy from Strixhaven that's Entomb on a stick, Oriq Loremage I think? In regards to Fiend Artisan , when I made the first rough draft of the deck, I remembered adding him, but eventually cutting him because he was a $16 card, but now that he's $7 I think he can definitely find a place, thanks for the suggestion dude!
Oooh, I never considered Lurrus of the Dream-Den , I'll put him in the potential upgrades as well, as I'm trying to fill my graveyard with the combo, then reanimate it all at once. However, I'd be interested to see how he preforms, as I cut Sun Titan which has a similar effect, due to it seeming rather lackluster. I wonder if Lurrus' much cheaper mana cost would sweeten the deal enough to run it? I really like Eerie Ultimatum as a "second copy" of Nethroi, especially as, like you said, it can grab lands/artifacts etc. Living Death also seems amazing, for just 5 mana you can return all creatures from your graveyard to the battlefield? Yes please! Thank you for all the suggestions dude!