Murkfiend Liege

Murkfiend Liege

Creature — Horror

Other green creatures you control get +1/+1.

Other blue creatures you control get +1/+1.

Untap all green and/or blue creatures you control during each other player's untap step.

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Murkfiend Liege Discussion

multimedia on Im new to this

2 months ago

Hey, well done for being new, for less than $50 you put together a deck and included many untappers which are good with Garth. Interesting Wizard subtheme with Azami.

These are all staple budget cards in Commander and other than Sol the other cards are rainbow ramp/color fixing for five colors.

You lack a win condition, a game plan to win the game. Jeskai Ascendancy can combo with Retraction Helix + Sol Ring or Everflowing Chalice to make all creatures you control as big as you want, loot (draw/discard) as much of your deck as you want and Sol makes extra colorless mana.

When you control Ascendancy target Garth with Helix. If you control Sol then tap it to make two colorless mana and tap Garth to return Sol to your hand. Cast Sol for one mana which triggers Ascendancy to untap Garth and repeat. Use this combo to make Garth huge to attack. Regrowth cast from Garth can recur Helix to make this combo repeatable.

Unblockable is a powerful ability to give a high power Commander since you only have to do 21 Commander damage to a player for them to lose the game. Whirler Rogue's activated ability can make Garth unblockable and Whirler is a creature who benefits from blink to create more Thopters.


Consider expanding on blink with more repeatable sources? Teleportation Circle is good, but more repeatable blink will give you more chances to reset Garth and since you have so many untappers that's kind of important to get more out of Garth especially with Jeskai Ascendancy and Murkfiend Liege. Soulherder can repeatedly blink Garth at your end step. Brago, King Eternal can repeatedly blink Garth when it attacks and does combat damage to a player. When this happens Brago triggers to blink any amount of nonland permanents you control which includes Garth as well as any creatures who have an enter the battlefield trigger.

An effect that's good with Garth, blink and untappers is haste, to be able to tap Garth the same turn he enters the battlefield (ETB). Temur Ascendancy gives Garth haste as well as repeatable draw since Garth and Shivan Dragon have more than 4 power. With Ascendancy and blink from Soulherder right after Garth ETB then you can tap him to cast any one of the three instant options: Disenchant, Terror or Braingeyser. Only one of these three because you're blinking Garth at your end step which is not a main phase.

Brago, King Eternal's blink is different since it happens at the end of combat meaning that at your second main phase if Garth has haste he can tap to cast any of the options including the sorcery speed options: Black Lotus, Regrowth or Shivan Dragon.

If interested I offer more advice in another comment. Good luck with your deck.

Krom3 on Koma, Serpents and Ladders *Primer*

4 months ago

Question, I just built a Koma deck and noticed that Opposition is insane with it's ability to tap down peoples stuff including lands by just tapping sneks instead of saccing them.

Was that card considered for your deck at all and if so was there a reason you decided to cut it? too mean possibly? I've land locked people on upkeep a couple games in a row with Opposition and Seedborn Muse/Murkfiend Liege now and it gets pretty brutal and Staxxy so I can understand if you cut it for that reason but I was just curious.

Kazierts on Bant Stoic Control [Budget/Casual/Primer]

5 months ago

Many other people also said this. The thing is, they're just ramp for the early game. Once I hit what I need, they're no longer useful. However, here are some interactions they have with the deck:

  • Soulherder untaps any, if I need, at the end of my turn. Sure this doesn't guarantee I'll have instant speed interaction, but will still have mana on my turn.

  • Murkfiend Liege untaps and buffs them.

  • Evolutionary Leap turns them into any other more useful creatures, which is why it doesn't matter if they don't untap. They're fodder in the mid to late game.

I should also say that I played this deck against my other decks (I bought this one on paper), and this "nonbo" has never come up even once.

Arthur_194 on Vorel's Hydras and Hybrids

5 months ago

Hey, nice deck. Is it new, or are you on a budget?

I have played Vorel for several years, take a look at my deck. I'm not a fan of those simic mana artifacts. You cold use Vorel's ability on Everflowing Chalice and Astral Cornucopia to generate lots of mana.

There are definitely some cards that dont do much that are worth cutting off your deck. Like Elvish Mystic, Krasis Incubation, Dragonscale Boon, Nature's Panoply, Quirion Elves, Thrive...

It's nice to have some "win" cards, like Overwhelming Stampede and Triumph of the Hordes to beef up your creatures and swing them all at once. Also Blue Sun's Zenith works perfectly as card draw, that can also force an opponent to draw his or her whole deck if you have the mana late in the game.

If you're looking for cheaper cards, consider Strength of the Tajuru, Inspiring Call, Blue Sun's Zenith, Stubborn Denial, Champion of Lambholt, Murkfiend Liege, Scute Mob, Curse of the Swine.

And aren't you running too few lads?

monkeyofficeboy on Ezuri, Claw in Progress

7 months ago

Update 1 Cards Added In

Vigean Graftmage A cheap creature, with some +1/+1 syneregy, and a useful ability too. An easy add.

Cloudfin Raptor Another cheap creature that triggers Ezuri, and a flyer too. On top of that Evolve will help out too if it triggers.

Bring to Light A way of finding a flyer, a mana rock, or another creature. Not the cheapest card, but pays for itself with its ability to cast the follow up card for no mana.

Primeval Bounty Triggers Ezuri with its tokens, adds counters when non-creatures are cast, and some incidental Lifegain too? Easy add, just a shame its expensive.

Treasure Cruise In this deck the graveyard is dead space, so Delve is perfect here. More card draw is no bad thing.

Thrummingbird A cheap flyer that triggers Ezuri, and can also Proliferate too.

Hornet Queen Yes, it's a token generator, but the tokens are so very useful its worth the price. Plus triggers Ezuri too.

Sagu Mauler Potentially a finisher that can protect itself, and when it comes in as a Morph it will trigger Ezuri too. This is an experimental add to see if it works the way I hope it does.

Fathom Mage An Evolve card that adds card draw too. On top of that it triggers Ezuri, and I can never resist a foil!

Vorel of the Hull Clade Really obvious inclusion for boosting counters, and has great synergy with Ezuri.

Murkfiend Liege No they aren't counters but boosting the power of all blue and green creatures, plus having them available every turn is too tempting not to include.

Simic Manipulator Again an Evolve card and a way to make use of lots of +1/+1 counters.

Temple of Mystery Slow dual land with an additional Scry. An easy change for one of the many basics.

Yavimaya Coast Untapped dual land, foil, and allows me colourless if i don't want the pain. An easy swap for a Vivid land.

Botanical Sanctum If I need it untapped, it comes in untapped. If I can afford to wait, then well it gets played later! Again an easy upgrade on a basic.

Hinterland Harbor Again another easy swap for a Vivid land. If it comes out at the right time then it gets played untapped. If it doesn't then, well... I guess I didn't need it that badly.

Llanowar Elves More mana. Triggers Ezuri. Easy.

Animation Module Plenty of opportunity to trigger, and gives more Ezuri triggers too. Can also add more counters to other things too. Its versatility makes it an easy inclusion.

Primordial Hydra A big finisher that leans into the Counters theme.

Managorger Hydra Another creature that has the potential to grow into a large finisher, with Trample to get me there.

Elvish Mystic See Llanowar Elves

Skyrider Elf If I am honest this is basically a placeholder for something better, but its a flyer and also has good synergy due to convergence.

multimedia on Aesi precon upgrades [Help Needed]

8 months ago

Hey, well done upgrading the precon on a budget.

Some advice is to lower the mana curve by cutting several high CMC creatures (5 CMC or higher). Aesi, Meloku the Clouded Mirror , Tatyova, Benthic Druid , Rampaging Baloths , Avenger of Zendikar , Murkfiend Liege and Serpent of Yawning Depths are your best high CMC creatures.

An advantage that Aesi has is able to draw cards on your opponent's turns, if you can put a land onto the battlefield. Creatures who can tap to let you put a land from your hand onto the battlefield let you at instant speed do this effect thus you can do it during an opponent's turn. Simic Growth Chamber , Guildless Commons or Ghost Town can bounce themselves back to your hand. You can keep putting one of these lands onto the battlefield and draw with Aesi.

These are low CMC creatures who can first help to cast Aesi by putting lands from your hand onto the battlefield for ramp. Then when you control Aesi they're enablers with lands in your hand to draw cards. Because these creatures tap then they have great interaction with Retreat to Coralhelm and most with Murkfiend Liege . You can untap them, then potentially keep putting lands if you have in your hand onto the battlefield and drawing with Aesi.

Meloku the Clouded Mirror can be fuel to put lands into your hand to then put them onto the battlefield. If putting a land that ETB untapped then you can tap it for mana before you bounce it to pay for the activation to bounce it back to your hand.

These creatures can combo with Retreat to Coralhelm and if you're interested I can explain more in another comment. Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on

9 months ago

Hey, well done on a budget upgrading a precon for a first Commander deck.

There's some cards in the precon to consider adding:

  • Meloku the Clouded Mirror : one of the better budget cards with Aesi because it can bounce lands you control. It can be a repeatable source of flying tokens, landfall triggers or best of all draw with Aesi.

  • Spitting Image : can copy any creature on the battlefield including an opponents creature. Retrace is the reason to include this because by discarding a land you can cast it again from your graveyard and keep doing this as long as you have a land in your hand to discard.


With Murkfiend Liege and Retreat to Coralhelm you can take advantage of Llanowar Scout and Zimone, Quandrix Prodigy who can tap to put a land onto the battlefield. This interaction if you have lands in your hand lets you trigger Aesi on your opponents turns. Can also abuse this interaction with Simic Growth Chamber or Guildless Commons because these lands can bounce themselves back to your hand. Either one lets you trigger Aesi and draw a card on each opponents turn.

Some other cards $1 or less each to consider adding:

Some other budget lands $1 or less each to consider:

If interested I offer more advice including cuts to consider. Good luck with your deck.

abby315 on Riku! Reku! Rikoo!

10 months ago

Here are my picks for weakest cards, without much justification except that for the most part I don't see them doing anything important with Riku, too expensive for what they do, or are too specific:

Spore Frog
Animist's Awakening
Desperate Ritual
Parcelbeast
Reshape the Earth
Sakura-Tribe Scout
Savage Ventmaw
Seething Song
Deconstruct
Hypergenesis
Sunbird's Invocation
Pull from the Deep Volcanic Vision
Wild Ricochet
Hazoret's Undying Fury
Brainstorm
Surrak Dragonclaw
Swarm Intelligence
Dual Casting
Volcanic Torrent
Decimate (since you need all legal targets, it can be awk to cascade into this one)
Amulet of Vigor
Trinket Mage
Murkfiend Liege
Wort, the Raidmother
Mana Reflection
Genesis Ultimatum
Cast Through Time

And I'm also recommending cutting all of your X spells that can be hit and missed with Cascade: Electrodominance
Genesis Wave

However, I'll echo what another commenter said in that cascade doesn't interact with Riku all that much. I mean, you can copy the permanents or spells cast off of Cascade, but you can't meaningfully copy the Cascade cards. You could choose to cut the Cascade package instead. It's up to you and what you want to play.

So that's my first evil pass at 30 cuts. :)

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