Creature — Zombie Knight
When Murderous Rider is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, put it on the bottom of its owner's library.
(You may cast Murderous Rider from exile if you sent it on an adventure.)
Instant — Adventure
Destroy target creature or planeswalker. You lose 2 life.
(You may cast Swift End for from anywhere that you have the permission to cast this, then exile it on an adventure instead of putting it into your graveyard. When you have not chosen to cast Swift End, this card is treated only as Murderous Rider in whatever zone it is in.)
(Example scenarios for Swift End: You may cast this off of Melek, Izzet Paragon. You may not target this with Snapcaster Mage. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben increases the cost of this. Electrodominance requires X=3. If your opponent owns this and you cast it, only you may cast Murderous Rider when it goes on an adventure. You may cast this from a cascade spell if the spell has a cost greater than Murderous Rider's cost.)
|Have (3)||jpv , , jecder|
|Want (3)||JScotty296 , Mortiferus_Rosa , savagechickenheihei|
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|Throne of Eldraine (ELD)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Murderous Rider Discussion
8 hours ago
3 days ago
The deck is in the 'help' section so I'll leave some ideas... I hope I'm not being presumptuous:
You may want to consider running all the relevant Zendikar fetches; I see you're missing Marsh Flats, for example. They're expensive, but you're running Underground Sea so I'm assuming budget isn't really a problem. The reason I say you should run them is that a. they'll make your Jace, the Mind Sculptor's Brainstorm ability that much better, and b. they'll let you run ACTUAL Brainstorm effectively. I've found cantrips to be really effective in EDH, and I think in addition to Brainstorm you should run Ponder and Preordain in pretty much any blue deck.
I think Murderous Rider is likely better than Hero's Downfall. It does tuck itself when it dies, which means reanimating it could be a little tricky, but having the extra value of being able to cast it as a creature seems a strict upgrade from just an instant.
If you do end up running Jace's Archivist from the 'Maybeboard,' consider running Geth's Grimoire, Waste Not and/or Bone Miser. I've always been a fan of the discard subtheme in EDH, and it goes pretty well with reanimation strategies. If you do consider running those cards, it's worth noting Windfall, Liliana of the Veil, Raven's Crime and Words of Waste are also really synergistic with them.
Lastly, I think Graveborn Muse has a spot in this deck. I know you said you aren't looking for zombie tribal, but she's at worst a Phyrexian Arena and you're tangentially making more zombies anyway. I feel like most of the time she'll draw you somewhere between 2 and 4 cards, which seems like it makes her worth it.
Right. That's all I got. Good luck!
4 days ago
You don't have that many spells to disrupt your Opponent. Murderous Rider is fairly important in the current meta.
You might also,consider what I call the counterspell, Supernatural Stamina
Deck is fun to play, and has a good curve.
4 days ago
So thinking about what you said and i'd like to go full control. Perhaps add in Murderous Rider and add some black kill spells. Drop the Nadir Kraken and Ashiok, Dream Render, perhaps jace as well. Add in Anticipate for draw. Remove Drowned Secrets as well. Perhaps for Ashiok's Erasure? What do you think?
4 days ago
Hi, KaraZorEl, thank you for the comment, feedback is always appreciated. However, it seems you have completely misunderstood the intention of this deck. This isn't an abzan midrange deck, this deck is about suddenly winning the game out of nowhere.
Hexdrinker just straight up wins the game if left unchecked.
I will give you that Murderous Rider is the weakest link mainboard right now, but there's no other creature with converted mana cost 3 or less than can just straight up kill a creature or plainswalker like that.
Castle Locthwain is actually turning out amazing. I need all the card advantage I can get, and the Horizon lands are great, but they die when used. I don't care about the loss of life or I wouldn't be playing Modern with shock and fetch lands.
I already have Abrupt Decay, and that can kill everything with converted mana cost 3 or less. Despark gets rid of anything that costs 4 or more, thus covering every mana cost that exists in magic. No need for anything else.
Wheel of Sun and Moon gets played a ton! It is perfect grave hate tech against the usual suspects like Dredge, Phoenix, Jund, and Yawgmoth, but also works wonders against Urza because it doesn't hate just on creatures. It stops the Thopter Sword combo in its tracks.
And lastly, never, ever Gaddock Teeg. The two biggest parts of the deck are Collected Company (a spell with converted mana cost 4 or more) and Chord of Calling (a spell with converted mana cost X in the casting cost). Why would I want to handicap myself like that?
6 days ago
Might be worth chucking in a couple of Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth in there. Nykthos exploits your massive amount of devotion and allows for some massive swings with Dread Shade, or just huge turns casting big threats (the deck has a fairly high cmc). Urborg turns your Castle Lochthwains and Nykthos into swamps for the benefit of Witch's Cottage and Liliana of the Dark Realms.
You don't have a lot of sacrifice outlets for Liliana, Heretical Healer, so I'm not sure you can get the most out of her. Murderous Rider is a superstar card and having a maindeck capacity to kill walkers is super handy. It also can add to your devotion unlike most removal spells.
1 week ago
Thanks for the input, and yeah there's some definite upgrades for the deck now. I built this deck for M20 Standard before Throne of Eldraine was released & made only minor adjustments since. Despite burning up all my coins & gems on packs of Throne, I STILL haven't been able to get a single copy of Murderous Rider so he's out for now, but I'll likely make room for him by dropping Drag to the Underworld once I can get one & wildcard a couple more.
I've made some other tweaks too, but I don't consider this deck done; more just trying to weigh out different options based on the average mechanic(s) of decks I run into.
1 week ago
I agree that you could definitely use some hand disruption in here - if Thoughtseize is out of your budget you could look at Inquisition of Kozilek or Collective Brutality. The later of which pairs extremely well with Bloodghast.
Doom Blade is a little weak for modern - maybe consider stronger removal like Fatal Push or Murderous Cut. Go for the Throat or Victim of Night are also options, though not as strong in my opinion. Hero's Downfall and Murderous Rider fit the bill too.