Mortician Beetle

Mortician Beetle

Creature — Insect

Whenever a player sacrifices a creature, you may put a +1/+1 counter on Mortician Beetle.

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Common
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Mortician Beetle Discussion

Boza on Build around cards

1 day ago

Tortured Existence is the ultimate pauper build-around card. You can build any colors of deck around it.

Barring the established decks, there are tons of fun to be had:

Pestilence is very fun to build around.

Briarhorn + Mortician Beetle.

heck, I have even made a deck around Erratic Explosion.

Keep Watch + Rites of Initiation + tokens.

Madness decks with something like Arrogant Wurm.

Spell_Slam on Dip the Tip

2 weeks ago

Snuff Out would be better than Terror, I think.

This seems like a good deck for Tortured Existence. It would allow you to reuse some of your more useful ETB/LTB triggers.

Krosan Tusker is a very overlooked draw spell. It's a 3-mana, instant speed, uncounterable Divination in Green that guarantees you a land. I would play it over Bequeathal.

Carrion Feeder is pretty much the best sac outlet out there, in my opinion. It should really be in this list somewhere.

With all the saccing you're doing, I think Mortician Beetle could give you a lot of free value. It also counts the opponent's sacrifices, so it works well with something like Slum Reaper or Abyssal Gatekeeper.

Wail of the Nim is a good, versatile boardwipe that can feel one-sided. I would play this over Sandstorm, which can be a bit narrow.

With all your ramp and Ashnod's Altar, you could support a very big Death Denied, which could take the place of some of your worse draw.

Gangrenous Zombies seems like a better choice for you than most of your boardwipes, even without snow-covered lands (if you want to save some money, just get 3-5 snow-covered swamps and fetch them out).

dpluseave on Mono Black Devotion (Sacrifice)

3 weeks ago

Blood Artist triggers if any creature dies, Zulaport Cutthroat only activates when one of your creatures dies. This really isn't a deck that attacks much if at all. My attackers end up being Carrion Feeder and Mortician Beetle. everything else is better served in the sacrifice combo.

Boza on Arakdokrats

2 months ago

Permanent sac outlet = Bloodthrone Vampire
Non-permanent sac outlet = Heartfire

That is indeed a minus falkenrath noble.

Necratog is uncommon and thus not legal in pauper, but if it was common, it would not be good enough probably. If you want a giant creature for cheap, Gurmag Angler is your guy.

The fetch lands work to trigger the Mortician Beetle.

A good ratio is that in your creatures 1/3 are sac outlets, while 2/3s are things that generate value when sacrificed. I think the current list is still a bit low on sacrifice outlets.

[email protected]_only on Korvold sac values

2 months ago

Seal of Doom, Seal of Primordium, Executioner's Capsule?

probably don't want spark elemental, and cabal therapy can swap out for the Cabal Therapist.

Cauldron Familiar would be good with all the food, as would Trail of Crumbs

other random suggestions: Sorcerer's Broom, Springbloom Druid, Goblin Kaboomist, Izoni, Thousand-Eyed, Mortician Beetle, and Blood Aspirant

passimo on Golgari feeding grounds

3 months ago

Twist35: thanks man, I knew that suicide hub wouldn't really fit, but I couldn't find the right one! As for your suggestions, Carrion Feeder surely is very good, but in this particular case I prefer the vampire because she can really deal 20 damage in one turn (helped by other spells), and maximize the effect of Essence Harvest and Miming Slime . Mortician Beetle feels definitely good, maybe I'll pur him in instead of Aphotic Wisps , that I was thinking of removing, and some more creature would really help. I'll think about the "more card recursion" side, but I think that maybe I'll only add 1 more Unearth . Grisly Salvage is nice, I don't really know what would need to be removed though. Anyway, thanks for your advices!

Twist35 on Golgari feeding grounds

3 months ago

I don't think this is a suicide deck, aristocrats would probably be a better hub. Other than that the deck looks pretty cool, maybe add some more repeatable sac outlets. Carrion Feeder . Mortician Beetle is a very synergistic card. I would add some more card filtering and recursion, like Raise Dead and Grisly Salvage anyways, happy sacrificing!

Funkydiscogod on Feed Das Beetle

3 months ago

You could probably squeeze a lot of value out of Animation Module .

It's too bad about the timing with Priest of Forgotten Gods and Mortician Beetle that you can't use the priest mana to pay for the module triggers.

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