Creature — Skeleton
When Mortus Strider dies, return it to its owner's hand.
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Mortus Strider Discussion
6 days ago
2 months ago
This looks pretty tight. I think their's a lot going on though. My initial thoughts on Kels are that she's not exactly a front line commander. She's not the star player of the deck, but gives you a good back up plan for what your decks is trying to do and I think this is mostly because she requires a mana investment to start the engine.
I took a look at few of the cards and they seam a little broad. There might be some options you can cut or replace.
Since Kels gives you access to blue, it might be nice to lean into a mill strategy, (there's a lot of support for mill being printed rn) and supplement your board with graveyard recursion.
Mindcrank would be disgusting here with all the life pings and I love the thought of it so much!
We can def hop on a call to talk strat on this. I got pretty lost in this concept hahaha.
6 months ago
Any time you are in green and want to speed up a deck, you should first make sure you are using all of the 1 drop mana dorks available to you. Birds of Paradise,Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves, Arbor Elf, Elves of Deep Shadow, Deathrite Shaman. In doing so you can drop a few lands to speed up the deck and have fewer dead draws. Mana dorks op.
There are a few cards in here that I find questionable that could be replaced for more speed and power if that is what you are looking for. Doubling Season imo is not really the way you want to go unless you are all in on either tokens or counters and I don't think you have quite enough considering the cmc of this bad boy. Darksteel Forge is weak here due to the low number of artifacts and the fact that muldrotha doesn't give a golly gosh darn about things being destroyed. That Which Was Taken is another instance of mully-D not caring about things dying too much so it could go. Planar Portal is a very high cmc for a tutor, sure it is repeatable, but a Diabolic Intent, Eldritch Evolution, Birthing Pod, Pattern of Rebirth, Entomb, Buried Alive, Intuition or Finale of Devastation would be faster and therefore stronger here. As Foretold is a sick card in formats where you can cast suspend cards for free reliably, here... you don't have enough cheap spells to get the most from it. Mortus Strider's ability is redundant and is basically just a vanilla 1/1.
A few fun cards you could add are Darkblast, Life from the Loam, God-Eternal Rhonas, God-Eternal Bontu, God-Eternal Kefnet, Lotleth Troll, Underrealm Lich, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Deadbridge Chant, Jarad's Orders, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed
I hope this wall of text has some ideas you like!
1 year ago
God, I looked so much for a deck like this. Stitcher's apprentice is one of my favourite cards, and I tried a control build with Mortus Strider in Dimir colors, but I couldn't make it work. Thank you.
1 year ago
I am confused about some card choices: Ghostly Touch , Mortus Strider , Restless Dead , and the unblockable creatures like classic: Phantom Warrior . Are the unblockable creatures here so Lazav can become unblockable? Or for cipher/Trepanation Blade/Sword of B&M? Thanks.
3 years ago
4 to 2.0
3 years ago
I wouldn't say it's casual but not everything is High level. Would you say Aluren + Mortus Strider + Blasting Station and Basalt Monolith + Mesmeric Orb +Laboratory Maniac are decently viable combo's? Tasigur EDH is my deck. I have a reanimator and combo split. Or should I just drop the reanimator package for more combo consistency