Morbid Opportunist

Morbid Opportunist

Creature — Human Rogue

Whenever one or more other creatures die (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, tokens are put into the graveyard before ceasing to exist), draw a card. This ability triggers only once each turn.

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Morbid Opportunist Discussion

Masterful on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

1 month ago

kirbysan Eloniel esperdeathblade Halestor19 Sorry for the late response! I should have the crimson vow update coming soon. For my thoughts on the cards you mentioned, Kaya, Geist Hunter is a bit win-more. Her +1 isn't useful, and her -2 is slow to use repeatedly. I'd run Anointed Procession over her if you want this effect. However, tokens aren't the main strategy of the deck, and she doesn't actually produce any on her own.

Morbid Opportunist and Welcoming Vampire, like Kirbysan said, don't have as high a ceiling as our current draw pool. It's nice they trigger off of tokens, but only drawing one card per turn is a bit slow compared to our other cards. They're great budget options to replace any pricy card draw though.

Haunted Library, being something we can't trigger ourselves, doesn't synergize much with the rest of the deck. It's nice in slow, grindy situations, but we'd prefer creatures we can sac immediately.

Shattered Sanctum is a fine budget replacement for any of our current lands, but we don't actually need more duals, especially some that conditionally enter tapped. The only land we have that can enter tapped is Fabled Passage and that's because it can generate value with Brought Back et al. With the amount of fetches we have, color consistency isn't a problem. I also wouldn't replace a basic with it, since we need our basics for Land Tax, Keeper of the Accord, etc.

Storm of Souls is the best card we're getting with this set. It does everything we want in a mass reanimation spell, and funnily enough, them turning to 1/1s is somewhat of an upside for Skullclamp reasons. However, I wouldn't replace Agadeem's Awakening  Flip for it. Awakening is played in a land slot since it's essentially a swamp with a small life tax that doubles as a huge reanimation spell. Not that I will, but I would replace a swamp over awakening any time. It's one of our best lands. I'm probably going to replace Command the Dreadhorde because we care more about reanimating our whole graveyard for no life than having the option to reanimate opponents' creatures. While we could play both, they fill the same niche, and we have tutors for when we really need this effect.

Persistent Specimen has a lot of potential. I'm on the fence about it. On the one hand, it's good redundancy for when our Reassembling Skeleton is lost or when we need to draw either. On the other hand, we have so many tutors that I'm not sure how much more we gain by running two of these. By costing 3 to reanimate, it requires an extra source of mana generation to go infinite, so I'm going to bench it for now.

Thanks for being patient and keeping up the discussion! I'll get the update out soon.

kirbysan on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

2 months ago

Morbid Opportunist & Welcoming Vampire both have the "only once per turn" tag. This makes them infinitely worse than other cards that don't have the tag so I'd doubt they make the slot.

johnwayne1488 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

3 months ago

How's Grim Hireling doing for you, i was considering it but i'm trying out Morbid Opportunist at the moment!

skeletonkey8 i used to run Wickerbough Elder but found that the 1 snake i get for 5 mana to destroy 1 thing was not worth it, i am considering adding Llanowar Elves just because it's cheaper and really nice when it flips and attacks and destroys for free, great add.

Love the new primer update!

multimedia on Do you consent?

4 months ago

Hey, Nightmare Shepherd is a good budget card with Gonti because he's your Commander. When Gonti dies you choose to send him to your graveyard instead of back to the Command Zone. This triggers Shepperd to exile Gonti, but since Gonti is changing yet another zone then when you exile him you can choose to then put Gonti into the Command Zone. When this happens you get a 1/1 legendary Gonti token that triggers his ETB ability when it's created and Gonti goes back to the Command Zone. This interaction is repeatable as long as you can cast Gonti from the Command Zone.

Magus of the Coffers + Sword of the Paruns is a budget way to make infinite black mana if you control at least six Swamps. Use this combo with any sac outlet such as Viscera Seer to infinite cast Gonti from the Command Zone to exile all your opponent libraries or exile tons of opponents cards and cast them all. Bubbling Muck can help to make black mana to assemble this combo.

Strionic Resonator can copy Gonti triggered ability. Profane Tutor is a new budget tutor and Infernal Grasp is new instant creature removal. Morbid Opportunist once on each player's turn cares about any other creature who dies to draw.

Good luck with your deck.

iammute on ping home the bacon (Zagras EDH)

4 months ago

Noire_Samhain Thanks for your comment. Florian is a cool card but I don’t think they’re quite right for this deck. My ping effects are reserved for creatures and typically used at the last possible moment (not during my turn). Even if I were to trigger from combat damage I’m wary of his effect. I could potentially lose a powerful card forever or have to put it to the bottom of my deck to save it.

Morbid Opportunist is more in line with the card advantage I’m looking for. It’s a relevant creature type at a good slot on the curve. With the amount of creatures that incidentally die in multiplayer games I think it’s very strong even with the once per turn clause.