Murderous Redcap

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal

Murderous Redcap

Creature — Goblin Assassin

When Murderous Redcap enters the battlefield, it deals damage equal to its power to target creature, player or planeswalker.

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.)

Poolplayer on Hammer Smashed face

1 week ago

Hammers from a couple sources but it's all about laying the smack dowh with Colossus Hammer + Murderous Redcap + Brass Squire for immediate 12 to face. This feels good and have had many solitaire hands end by turn 5.

wallisface on the ol sack nd back

3 months ago

Your land count looks waaay too low considering how high your curve is. Burn decks run 19 lands and only run 1-2 mana spells.

Personally I think you need at least 23 lands (yes, even with the birds). In addition to this i’d suggest lowering the curve, 8 4-mana cards is a LOT in modern (that typically struggles to run more than 4).

20 creatures is also too low for Collected Company to be usable (Murderous Redcap is excluded here as he’s too high cmc), your odds of hitting two creatures becomes faaar too unreliable. For CoCo to be remotely playable you need to be running at least 24 creatures it can grab, but 28+ creatures is preferable.

Balaam__ on Many Blessed Returns

5 months ago

@Batman18 sure, you could run Murderous Redcap if you wanted to. I went with Geralf's Messenger because it’s easier to cast initially and in case our engine goes offline it’s a bit more viable all around (Undying > Persist in this case).

Nathanael97 on the ol sack nd back

5 months ago

This deck does not need red mana. I would cut all the lands that add red, since you can cast Murderous Redcap for 2BB.

Lokotor on Marchesa, The Black Rose - Primer

5 months ago

Quodan Last_Laugh

I don't think Mahadi, Emporium Master quite makes it. The fact that it can only trigger on your own turn makes it a bit too limited for my liking. I would probably go for Pawn of Ulamog in that slot as it both gives mana and an additional body to sacrifice for more value if you prefer. If you're looking for something in this slot and not running Pitiless Plunderer you may want to consider that.

Mari, the Killing Quill is currently still in the testing phase for me. I've only been able to get her out a couple times so far (I probably should just tutor for her in games) but she can trigger on her own as she is an assassin, and the fact that she gives herself deathtouch comes in handy as well. Additionally, the exile triggers on a creature dying for any reason, independent of having any rogues etc, which is very handy given how common graveyard decks are.

Alongside her I have Dauthi Voidwalker and Oona's Blackguard for tribally relevant cards, but I would like to get maybe one or two more playable cards in that vein to be totally happy. Among current options Zulaport Cutthroat, Ghostly Pilferer, Morbid Opportunist, Grim Hireling, Murderous Redcap, Guildpact Informant, and Glasspool Mimic  Flip strike me as being possibilities, but I'm not sure where I want to go on it at the moment.

I prefer Talisman of Creativity over situational ramp cards like Mahadi since it's valuable even on an empty board. If anything I'd cut something like Mari or something that similarly creates situational value in a different area, like Thief of Sanity if I felt I'd prefer to trade card advantage for more ramp.

llamahero on Treasure Zoo

6 months ago

Infinite-ish Combat: Hellkite Charger + Savage Ventmaw

Infinite Combat #1: Hellkite Charger+Savage Ventmaw+Wulfgar of Icewind Dale with infinite /

Infinite Combat #2: Hellkite Charger + Grand Warlord Radha + 5 additional creatures. More than 5 additional makes infinite /

Infinite Combat Extras:

-add Azra Oddsmaker or Gallia of the Endless Dance to draw entire deck.

-add Ognis, the Dragon's Lash for infinite tapped treasures

-add Professional Face-Breaker for infinite untapped treasures and impulse draws

-add Legion Warboss for infinite hasty Goblin 1/1 R

Shock Persist Combo: Murderous Redcap + Falkenrath Aristocrat or Immersturm Predator + Grumgully, the Generous or Rhythm of the Wild, choosing +1/+1

Bramblecrush Persist Combo: Woodfall Primus + Falkenrath Aristocrat or Immersturm Predator + Grumgully, the Generous or Rhythm of the Wild, choosing +1/+1

Persist Combo Extra:

Ca1m_down on BlitzKrieg

6 months ago

Hey, cool list. I think there are a couple of different ways of building Henzie and I feel like you have a couple of different ideas going on here. Here are my thoughts on the different themes you can focus on that synergize with Henzie's abilities:

Cost reduction (making big impactful creature cost as little as possible to cast multiple in a turn every turn) Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma, Nylea, Keen-Eyed, Cloud Key, The Immortal Sun, Marauding Raptor, Heartless Summoning, Krosan Drover, Goblin Anarchomancer, Semblance Anvil

"Blink" (lots of undying, persist, and plenty of "Feign Death" effects to maximize etb/dies triggers and keep the creatures after blitz) Cauldron of Souls, Conjurer's Closet, Kaya's Ghostform, Supernatural Stamina, Blood for Bones, Undying Malice, Minion's Return, Demonic Gifts, Abnormal Endurance, Unholy Indenture, Return to Action, Fake Your Own Death, Flayer of the Hatebound, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Puppeteer Clique, Woodfall Primus, Murderous Redcap, Faceless Butcher

Value Town (maximize card advantage, keep the cards flowing, recursion, keep non-creature count low) Guardian Project, The Great Henge, Greater Good, Lifeblood Hydra, Demonlord Belzenlok, Gorex, the Tombshell, Deadwood Treefolk, Acolyte of Affliction, Evolutionary Leap

I think doing a combination of these three things is solid, but I'd recommend focusing on one and trying to keep the game plan somewhat focused. My brew leans towards Value Town.

Things in your current list that I'm a little skeptical of:

Sundial of the Infinite I think since Henzie is only giving us a small mana discount, this would just be used as a weird "your creatures have haste". I think you often want to take advantage of the "when this dies, draw" rather than 1+ mana cost reduction.

Deathreap Ritual This doesn't trigger if your creatures are dying in your end step to blitz, creatures need to die before the end step for the Ritual trigger to go on the stack. Even if that wasn't the case, I feel like it's better in decks where you're the one making sure it's triggering on each of your opponents turns. What Henzie is doing doesn't really help with doing that. I feel like Moldervine Reclamation would be similar in concept, but more synergistic once the deck is going (but I also don't think it's worth an inclusion).

Living Death How are you filling your yard? Henzie doesn't get cards into your yard very quickly. I think the is a card that fits better in decks that are doing plenty of looting and self milling. It's very likely the other graveyard players will benefit more than you when you cast this.

Most of your creatures that are less than 4 cmc don't seem like they do enough with Henzie to take a slot. I think you'd be better off if your CMC<4 mana stuff was non-creatures that ramp and/or setup for your game plan. I can understand the sac outlet ones if you're really taking advantage of the instant speed aspect, but most of the time you're having to sac end of turn anyway, so I think it'd be better to take advantage of the better payoff of the non-creature sac outlets (like Evo Leap, Vampiric Rites, the various Altars, Greater Good, etc.) As far as mana dorks, I feel like 2 mana ramp spells will help more in the long run. I don't think Henzie is powerful enough of a turn 2 play to risk losing mana sources to pings and/or wraths.

All that being said, it's great seeing other peoples takes on Henzie. I've certainly gained a bunch from reading your comment on my decklist and thinking critically about yours. I'll try and keep my list updated as I play it more. It's been a blast so far. If I didn't already have a black based "blink" deck I think I'd probably lean Henzie towards that strat. :)

wallisface on why is birthing pod banned

7 months ago

vishnarg very interesting. Yeah I just went back and found the ban announcement, and Siege Rhino is mentioned as being one of the options pod decks could grab - which is quite interesting. I'd seen some other articles mentioning the deck often going for infinite damage/health with Kitchen Finks/Murderous Redcap, and Melira, Sylvok Outcast, so was pretty surprised to see Rhino was also part of the picture.

Yes every card I listed was printed after Pod left the format, but its still completely relevant to the original question - because this question is whether or not Pod can be unbanned. If Rhino was enough to cause wizards to ban the card the first time around, that shows there should be no way it can afford to be unbanned now - because the examples I gave are all of vastly stronger creatures. Rhino may have been a powerhouse back-in-the-day, but there's a good reason it sees no play now, and I really doubt it would be in included in any Pod deck today if Pod were to be unbanned.

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