Flayer of the Hatebound

Flayer of the Hatebound

Creature — Devil

Undying (When this creature is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, if it had no +1/+1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a +1/+1 counter on it.)

Whenever Flayer of the Hatebound or another creature enters the battlefield from your graveyard, that creature deals damage equal to its power to target creature, player or planeswalker.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Rare
Dark Ascension (DKA) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Flayer of the Hatebound occurrence in decks from the last year

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Flayer of the Hatebound Discussion

Last_Laugh on Marchesa's Undead Army enCOUNTER

3 weeks ago

I have some suggestions for you. I'll try to keep things budget(ish) friendly and I'll break it down by category. If you want help suggesting cuts, just ask.

ETB/Death Abuse: Sage of Fables and Metallic Mimic allow you to abuse these triggers on everyone's turn instead of once per round. Sage also immediately protects Marchesa and doubles as an infinite combo piece with Ashnod's Altar and Flayer of the Hatebound.

Draw: Midnight Reaper and Grim Haruspex are amazing here. Baleful Strix is another option worth considering.

Discard: Oona's Blackguard and Sadistic Hypnotist help seal up games tighter than a Dolphin's butthole.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

Cmi1103 on Traitors, Aristocrats, and Regicide | Marchesa EDH

1 month ago

I love Marchesa she is one of my favorites. Creatures can become so hard to get rid of. Flayer of the Hatebound would be a great addition. Undying will guarantee it gets a counter and will help reap the benefits of sacrificing creatures.

Last_Laugh on Marchesa, The Black Rose - Primer

1 month ago

Flayer of the Hatebound + Sage of Fables + Ashnod's Altar for infinite draw/damage.

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Altar of Dementia + any non-human Persist creature for infinite mill. Replacing Altar of Dementia with Ashnod's/Phyrexian Altar will fuel a game ending spell also.

But honestly even with all those combos the deck typically wins through etb/death trigger abuse coupled with aggro and a bit of resource denial like Oona's Blackguard / Sadistic Hypnotist .

I have a bit more non-combat finishing reach in mine with Metallic Mimic + Kokusho, the Evening Star or Gray Merchant of Asphodel . Jokulhaups with your creatures coming back reliably ends games also.

Strangelove on Marchesa, the last rose

1 month ago

Wassup LordWaterbird, +1!

@Your post

I built a bad Black Rose Budget Deck and a Black Rose EDH Index of anything I found that might fit.

Something that has always helped me is adding custom tags to count draw and ramp, like so:

1x Yawgmoth, Thran Physician #Draw #Sacrifice #Removal

If you really want to cap Marchesa's power level at 7/8 I think you'd have to gut many of the fun cards and play a really consistent, conservative midrange style with lots of interaction or MLD to really be an 8.

That'd be pretty spikey, but here are a few alternative (6-7/10) ideas:

Don't skimp on mana! 5 Ramp and 36 Lands is low. I'd go up to 37 lands and 10 ramp at least, prioritizing 2 drop ramp... eg. Talisman of Dominance , Talisman of Indulgence , Fellwar Stone , etc.

Lean into aggro/midrange... BBB, BB, UU, etc, are really going to slow you down. I would only run cards with those costs that can compare to Necropotence , Yawgmoth, Thran Physician , etc. Eg. Grave Pact is good, but Plaguecrafter does more (...also Merciless Executioner / Fleshbag Marauder ). If you're trying to wipe the board, I'd go for Massacre Girl / Profaner of the Dead , etc.

Vigean Graftmage ... really good with a Sac outlet. Olivia, Mobilized for War is similar if you have good draw.

Fire Covenant ... awesome card. Dethrone is tricky and so you need to be able to consistently manipulate life.

Thalakos Deceiver and Zealous Conscripts .... Stealing cards is a lot of fun.

Flayer of the Hatebound ... this card is MVP in Marchesa. Add this.

Aiden_Phelps on Budget Dredge

1 month ago

I'm not sure what your stance is, but you may want to consider using proxies. You could also consider Manaless Dredge. It's cheaper and more efficient than this list. If neither of these options strikes your fancy, then I have some suggestions for your list. Take out the 4 Creeping Chill s. Replace 1 with another Hogaak, 1 with another Putrid Imp , and the other 2 with Flayer of the Hatebound . Flayer will be your main reanimation target for Dread Return and should close out the game if you reanimate it. A Dread Return package in the maindeck is certainly not ideal though. You should definitely be playing Cephalid Coliseum . It's an uncounterable "Dredge 15ish" that you can usually play around turn 2-3. I'd consider taking out your fetches for these. Those are all the changes I'd make to the maindeck and the next changes are all for the sideboard. Chain of Vapor is what I personally run to deal with permanent-based graveyard hate but that usually fits better into the more explosive lists that can run Lion's Eye Diamond . Therefore, you'd probably have more success running 2 Serenity and 2 Nature's Claim . 4 Leyline of the Void is always a good idea. 3 Silent Gravestone in the sideboard doesn't hinder your plans as long as you don't run it alongside Dread Return and it protects your graveyard against Surgical Extraction . Playing 3 Lotus Petal in your sideboard can help your deck be more explosive when it needs to be. Lastly, 1 Ashen Rider should be in the sideboard as a reanimation target if you suspect that your opponent may have or may board in an Ensnaring Bridge to stop your zombie army. Once again, I'd reccommend that you either proxy the LEDs or play Manaless Dredge (both of which are better options than playing this list), but if that's not an attainable goal, then making these changes to the deck should be the best thing you can do for the deck. I hope this helped you out! Have a wonderful day!

Last_Laugh on Marchessa, The Black Rose

1 month ago

I've been playing Marchesa for over 5 years now and I have several suggestions. I'll try to break it down by category.

Enchantment Removal: Chaos Warp 100% deserves a spot here. Don't let problematic enchantments like Solemnity or Rest in Peace wreck your day.

Draw: Midnight Reaper , Baleful Strix , and Skullclamp .

Discard: Oona's Blackguard and Sadistic Hypnotist . Discard helps seal up games tighter than a dolphin's butthole.

Tutor: Diabolic Intent is arguably better than Demonic Tutor here.

Combo Pieces: Ashnod's Altar

Ashnod's Altar + Flayer of the Hatebound + Sage of Fables for infinite damage and card draw.

1: Sac Flayer to Altar for , Flayer immediately comes back with a +1+1 counter and hits anything for 5.

2: Use the floating with Sage to remove Flayer's +1+1 counter and draw a card.

3: Rinse and repeat until all opponents are certifiably dead!

Let me know if you're picking up what I'm putting down... I can suggest cuts. In the meantime, feel free to check out my list, it's one of the top rated Marchesa lists on this site. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

Last_Laugh on Lie, Steal, Cheat, and SURVIVE!

2 months ago

Why no Sage of Fables my man? It does 3 very impactful things here... 1: It immediately protects wizards (i.e. Marchesa) and makes wizard etb/death triggers very abuseable, 2: It actually makes for decent card draw, and 3: It's a combo piece with Flayer of the Hatebound and Ashnod's Altar .

  1. Sac Flayer to Ashnod's and float the . Flayer immediately re-enters from Undying and hits someone for 5.

  2. Use the floating with Sage to remove Flayer's counter and draw a card. Rinse and repeat until all opponents are certifiably dead.

Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them Upvotes are appreciated.

Last_Laugh on steallin' n' killin'

2 months ago

Also, Sage of Fables . It helps immediately protect wizards (i.e. Marchesa). it draws cards, and it's a combo piece. Flayer of the Hatebound + Ashnod's Altar + Sage of Fables = infinite card draw and damage.

  1. Sac Flayer to Altar and float the .

  2. Flayer immediately reenters from Undying and hits someone for 5.

  3. Use the floating with Sage to remove Flayer's counter and draw a card. Rinse and repeat until all opponents are certifiably dead.

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