Necrotic Hex

Necrotic Hex

Sorcery

Each player sacrifices six creatures. You create six tapped 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens.

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Necrotic Hex Discussion

Orange+ on Pinball wizard

2 months ago

Hey xram666, thanks for your suggestions :)

I have had a look at Endless Swarm, and also other potentially good epic cards like Eternal Dominion, Neverending Torment, and Undying Flames. My problem with these cards is that 1) I don't feel like its safe to cast them early, so if I happen to draw them to the first Golos, Tireless Pilgrim activation, its kind of a waste; and 2) they are a bit boring. I mean, if I play Neverending Torment, I wont be able to play any more big sorceries for the rest of the game. And playing big sorceries is kind of the point of this deck. That said, it could be really good, especially if I have a Reliquary Tower on the board, and have gotten to cast one of the draw spells. That should easily give me a hand of 15 cards.

I really like Feral Incarnation, and will probably add it right in :D. I've done the comparison on token producers really easy for myself (and maybe a bit stupidly), and I am currently just adding power together. So for most of my token spells, they add up to about 8, like Elemental Masterpiece, which is 4x2 in power. So since 3x3=9, it beats several of the ones I have included :)

The categories are a bit tangled, but I like them the way they are. Some spells are a bit hard to place, like Inspired Ultimatum and also Necrotic Hex, because they could have been placed in more than one category. What I've done is added them in the category which identifies why I'm playing the card. And in the case of Necrotic Hex, I'm playing it as a board wipe variation that is able to clear indestructible creatures. Might switch things around later on though, nothing is set in stone.

Hour of Reckoning is good, and I have thought about playing it, but I just barely felt like not doing it. I don't want to swap out a board wipe that doesn't kill Golos for it, and the ones that don't kill him have nice side effects, like killing all enchantments and artifacts or giving me tokens. It's also a bit scary to let tokens live when I know of quite a few decks that like to spam tokens. In many cases, those are the most important board wipes - Like if your playing against Krenko, Mob Boss, and he has created 300 goblin tokens, but they have summoning sickness and there's no sac outlet. I don't know.. I might have to think more about how well Hour of Reckoning would work in the deck.

xram666 on Pinball wizard

2 months ago

Nice deck: +1 from me for sure.

A really interesting card for token production: Endless Swarm. Somewhat dangerous but winning with this card definitely feels satisfying.

Another option for tokens would be Feral Incarnation

By the way. I would additionally add Necrotic Hex in the token category.

With only token aside your commander you can also think about Hour of Reckoning

wilie345 on Resolve to Dissolve

2 months ago

I was looking thing over again and you might want a board wipe or two and maybe upgrade the removal options.

Soul Shatter and Eat to Extinction are solid options. Soul Shatter hits everyone's biggest and sometimes you want to exile something more than destroying a creature. I'd swap Murder and Naturalize for these two.

For board wipes my recommendation is Extinguish All Hope and Necrotic Hex I'm not sure what I'd swap out for these though.

MaltOMeal on Absolute Theocracy

5 months ago

Sup lobsternips!

As a baseline, you'll need to add lands, which I'm sure you know. Since you're making Treasure and Gold tokens in this deck you'd probably be good with roughly 34-36 lands, leaning more to the most mana color you'll need, say like a 25/25/50 split if thats what you're going for.

- We'll cover your cards to include by type, so lets start with creatures. I like the Angels, Demons, and Dragons subtheme, if you were considering it I'd try and include Kaalia of the Vast if you can get your hands on one, otherwise just slim down on the tribal stuff, reaching too far into each different theme could result in inconsistencies and clunky play. I've been there, it sucks a lot. (Unfortunately, you can't run Shalai, Voice of Plenty since she has a Selesnya color identity)

-When it comes to your Dragons, I think you hit the nail on the head, nothing I would really change or take out. Allows for Magda, Brazen Outlaw to have a decent outlet if you don't want an artifact.

-Finally, the other things you've got going. Dockside should just be an auto-include, albeit a heavy price tag, but if you can get one you should definitely include it.

  • Dark Impostor , while mana intensive is still a decent mana sink that can function effectively as targeted removal. Definitely keep your edict creatures, they are super useful and trigger Negan, and thats what you want.

  • Starnheim Aspirant is useful if you go super heavy into the Angel theme, but if you skimp on the Angel theme this could very often be a dead card.

  • Storm-Kiln Artist , I like this a lot for this deck, can be a beater, and generates value.

  • Vault Robber , seems bad, and bad to do. Synergizes with Magda and makes Treasure tokens, but thats really it... PLUS it requires you to have a creature in YOUR grave. I'd cut this, but if you have a reason to play it I'm not seeing immediately play it in your deck.

  • Viscera Seer , good card, good sac outlet, not much else to say.

  • Creatures I'd include based on what I've seen: Solemn Simulacrum , Burnished Hart and Mayhem Devil . Some good ramp and a decent damage dealer if you'd like to play a cheap one. Plus the Devil is great at just 3 mana.

First thing I wanna point out is the abundance of them, its good, but its quite a few. I like the variety of them though, from token generation to mana value, all of them are GOOD in a sense.

  • Angelic Renewal is basically a one time effect. While good, there are better recursion spells out there, but this one does fit the Angel theme so thats really cool. :D

  • Land Tax : Definitely play this if you want more inclusions in your deck and want to play less lands, but don't forget to have a focus on more basic lands for the landbase.
  • Luminarch Ascension is subject to removal by other players, and somewhat makes you a target, but with Divine Visitation and your non-Treasure generators make this super useful.
  • Aside from that, I think that's a decent spread of enchantments. Nothing to add really, love the inclusion of the Sagas and Revel in Riches .

    I'm sure you'll add more later, but here are some I'd DEFINITELY include:

  • The three signets for your colors, Arcane Signet as well.

  • Goldvein Pick : hidden tRAESurES!!!
  • Inspiring Statuary for a low mana investment, you can effectively keep your Treasures around, or use your Gold tokens twice(tap it for colorless, then sac it for colored mana).
  • Panharmonicon to double up on edict effects.

  • Not much in this category outside of removal or token generation.

  • Wouldn't run Secure the Wastes strictly because it doesn't put Humans into play, play the sorcery option Martial Coup instead if you want a token creator with some OOMPH.

  • I'd recommend more removal, but with everything else considered I think you're pretty much good here. Really like the Crackling Doom and Vona's Hunger inclusions.

    OOOOkay, lots to look at here.

  • Mortuary Mire : Get that creature back in play!
  • High Market : Useful when Dictate of Erebos is in play.
  • Sanctum of Eternity / Command Beacon : You never know when you might need to use them. Negan can get expensive real fast.
  • That basically does it for my brief review, hope I was of some help!

    GrixCHIM on Ayara Rat Plague EDH

    5 months ago

    I see your deck is budget, and I wanted to suggest some budget inclusions for cards that would create tokens that also trigger Ayara's drain ability.

    Chittering Witch creates RAT tokens!!

    Abhorrent Overlord Generates a LOT of harpy tokens as your devotion to black will be large with Ayara in play.

    Rise of the Dread Marn is a great way to refuel your board with black creatures after a board wipe or large death effect.

    Lab Rats is a great way to slowly add more rats to the field with enough mana for the buyback price.

    Josu Vess, Lich Knight can be brutal with Ayara on the battlefield if the kicker cost is paid.

    Necrotic Hex can be a good board clearing effect that also makes black creatures.

    Your deck could also use some cards to help find your enjoyed rat cards. Some budget options in black include Diabolic Tutor , Mausoleum Secrets , and Ratcatcher !

    Some cards you're using aren't especially great in a singleton format. Cards like Compound Fracture and Hunt for Specimens could be replaced with Defile and Callous Bloodmage respectively.

    Have fun playing EDH! The best suggestion is to play with others and learn what cards you like and dislike using and adapt with new cards that fit your budget.

    Mortarpod on The Dwarven Toolbox

    7 months ago

    I appreciate the rec, Gontilordofmtg!

    I know a lot of people are also running the Clock of Omens combo in addition to the Cloudstone Curio combo in their Magda builds, but for the moment I'm trying to avoid any infinite combos. I've actually been having a lot of fun using her as a sort of toolbox commander.

    As for Sarkhan the Masterless , I still have yet to play him in a game. My hope is that my dragons, changelings, and changeling tokens from Birthing Boughs will be enough to dissuade people from swinging in when my dwarves are already turned sideways. Plus I think he's pretty flavorful for the deck.

    I'd be curious to know if there are any other dragons/artifacts you think would be good tutor targets to function as removal or protection from removal. I managed to dodge a Necrotic Hex via Worldgorger Dragon in my last game, and it was hilarious to see everyone's reactions.

    Ardees on The Scarab God

    10 months ago

    Liliana's Devotee, Necrotic Hex, Shepherd of Rot, Tormod, the Desecrator, Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, Dread Summons are cards to consider

    Liliana's Standard Bearer and Midnight Reaper as draw engines.

    Opposition Agent and Hullbreacher for control.

    Tortured Existence and Graf Harvest make an incredible synergy.

    Mindslicer and Living Death are a must.

    Price of Fame works well with its surveil ability (you can discard creatures in graveyard and use them with your cmd), plus is an excellent removal.

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