Artifact Creature — Masticore
As an additional cost to cast this spell, discard a card.
: Lesser Masticore deals 1 damage to target creature.
Persist (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.)
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Lesser Masticore occurrence in decks from the last year
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Lesser Masticore Discussion
1 week ago
This isn't a bad start for a 1st attempt. However, you may want to become a tad more creature focused and elevate the quality of the creatures - Lampad of Death's Vigil could be replaced by Viscera Seer a free outlet that gives you a scry. Additionally, you could add Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit and Lesser Masticore - with that free sac outlet you could scry through your whole deck and if you add an aristocrat like Blood Artist or Cruel Celebrant you can drain table; though I would definitely see if your group would be okay with combos before implementing them into a deck :) anyways, hope you enjoy the format.
3 months ago
Looks like a standard casual build. I'll reccomend running Nature's Claim, Assassin's Trophy, Blood Artist, Lesser Masticore,Footsteps of the Goryo, Protean Hulk, Apprentice Necromancer, Necromancy, Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed - though a few of these I'll only suggest running them if you're looking to up the power like hulk and mikaeus the unhallowed
5 months ago
There are many steps in the casting of a spell, but the two that we are concerned with here are the last two. The penultimate step is the paying of all costs, which includes the discarding of a card in the case of Lesser Masticore. At this point, the Vengevine is in your graveyard. The final step in casting a spell is that spell is considered "cast". This is the point that Vengevine triggers. Since it is in the graveyard, it will trigger.
Hope this helps!!
5 months ago
So let's say on Turn 2, I cast Burning-Tree Emissary and then follow it up with a Lesser Masticore, and to pay the additional cost of the Lesser Masticore, I discard a Vengevine. Would the Vengevine trigger?
I am unsure if the Vengevine is already in the graveyard when it sees me casting the Lesser Masticore, or if I am already casting the Lesser Masticore when I have to pay the additional cost of discarding the Vengevine.
Thanks in advance for any help.
5 months ago
Hello everyone, since this worked out so well in the past, I once more ask for your input. I have a pretty solid Meren of Clan Nel Toth deck and I'm looking into improving it a little bit here and there.
Decklist can be found here:
Recent ideas that came to my mind are the inclusion of mana dorks to speed things up. What came to my mind are:
But I'm not sure whether they are worth it and what to cut for them. Alternatively I could use 1-2 more manarocks like Talisman of Resilience.
Furthermore I alwas wanted to include Wurmcoil Engine and while it's certainly not necessary in a combo deck, it's still a decent card to reanimate if the combopath is blocked or if more time is needed to prepare.
There still is the Hulk pile of Melira, Sylvok Outcast, Lesser Masticore and Disciple of the Vault which I'm debating to include, but the cards in seperate don't offer much value apart from being sac fodder and in case of Masticore a discardeffect (which is the same with Triskelion but he's just one slot vs three slots).
If you've come this far, I thank you for your time and your opinion on the deck and the presented ideas. Stay safe!
7 months ago
7 months ago
Cool deck. May I ask, why Lesser Masticore? To me it doesn't look like much.