Filth

Creature — Incarnation

Swampwalk

As long as Filth is in your graveyard and you control a Swamp, creatures you control have swampwalk.

d_iros on Stax Colony

4 months ago

Also added Filth + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth for evasion, Filth can be fetched with Entomb. Also added Mogis's Marauder.

Mtydemon on Wilhelts Zombos

7 months ago

Maybe you can run Filth + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Buried Alive or Entomb to get stuff in your grave.

linksdeity on Help with Voltron protection and …

9 months ago

Hello,

Let's begin with evasion - because answers run out and might not even be there.

My favorite way to make Volrath unblockable is discarding Filth with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth in play. I also love Rime Transfusion and having Snow Covered Swamps. Manifold Key does double duty by also untapping big mana rocks or other toys like Quicksilver Amulet. Dragon Shadow is a decent option, and helps most of the other big creatures. Whispersilk Cloak is obvious, as is Rogue's Passage.

Some less obvious plays are using instant speed board wipes via Vedalken Orrery to clear the field right before your turn so nothing is left to block - or similar instant speed board wipe effects like cycling a Decree of Pain. Things like Pestilence/Pestilence Demon can clear the field with little threat to a pumped up Volrath. You could include a Breaker of Armies, which would absorb all of your opponents blocking creatures or also be discarded to Volrath for 8.

Ok, then you have protection. Normal stuff like Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves. Volrath gains a lot of protection and evasion from the swords of X and Y. Light and Shadow is a must play. Feast and Famine is a very high recommend followed by Fire and Ice. Imp's Mischief is invaluable in redirecting removal or countering a counterspell. You can run Not of This World for a good counter. Veilstone Amulet is a good option for protection as well.

Really you want some protection but if you focus more on ramping, haste, evasion, and other ways to continue putting pressure and threats out then the odds are that you will find a way through. Command Beacon and Netherborn Altar can help Volrath be cheaper, or even cheated into play. Have some reanimation effects, preferably those you can use repeatedly like Strands of Night and Sheoldred, Whispering One. Artisan of Kozilek is amazing when you can hit 9 and bring another major threat out. If they "deal" with Volrath it just means they have less answers for Phage the Untouchable or Blightsteel Colossus, or the next time Volrath lands and swings.

Asgeren on Help with Voltron protection and …

9 months ago

This is the deck.

https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/volrath-no-school-like-old-school/

The thing is that I'm restricted to old borders.

So this is my evasion: Dauthi Trapper Filth Dauthi Embrace Manifold Key Dragon Shadow Sword of Light and Shadow Sleeper's Guile

This is my protection and recursion: Soul Channeling Sword of Light and Shadow Shallow Grave Animate Dead Reanimate Strands of Night Doomed Necromancer Apprentice Necromancer

I am currently trying to fit in Shade's Form but other than this I'm not finding much protection.. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Crow-Umbra on

1 year ago

If you're going for a more aggro & attack based Alesha build, I highly recommend using a Menace sub-theme. My Alesha deck was more aggro-focused at first, but I recently rehauled it to be more Aristocrats/Combo. Menace can help your creatures get through for damage. I'd suggest checking out:

For evasion help

For creatures that "hit heavy" despite their power, especially if they have Menace or other evasion:

sleeper_agent007 on When Hel freezes over (Crimson Vow update)

1 year ago

What about leaning into flashback/Retrace/jump-start a bit more combined with cards like Mesmeric Orb and Secrets of the Dead ?

Filth and Runechanter's Pike for the voktron kill.

NAT0 on Dead Tide MK1.5

1 year ago

couple of thoughts to possibly help with efficiency: Entomb , Gravebreaker Lamia , Final Parting , Burning-Rune Demon . i can see Filth and Vengeful Pharaoh being useful but not sure if they need to included.

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