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|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
|Pauper Duel Commander||Legal|
Creature — Zombie
When this dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), create X tapped 1/1 green Squirrel creature tokens, where X is this creature's power.
Andramalech on Dingus Tribal
6 months ago
- Profane Tutor
- Force of Vigor
- Terminal Agony
- Ignoble Hierarch
- Tourach, Dread Cantor
- Sword of Sinew and Steel
- Dauthi Voidwalker
- Ornithopter of Paradise
- Nested Shambler
Formatting won't allow me to show the retro frame, but all of these do various bits to your end, and have a retro-framed alternative printing. And minus Force of Vigor, most of these are relatively cheap. I hope it helps!
BruhYouFarted on Rakdos Aristocrats
10 months ago
Also, I would personally either chuck the com-bo into the sun or go all in. Is this a combo deck, or an aggro/stompy one? Because if you're going aggro, you have 7 wasted slots, and if you're playing combo, you have 32. All in, or duck out. Simple as that.
If you want to go stompy, I'd personally recommend Nested Shambler or Grim Initiate for their Double-Lives, and possibly a full set of Myr Servitor for grindy matches. If going in for the combo, go with Viscera Seer, Dusk Legion Zealot, Street Wraith, and Sign in Blood; with an Impact Tremors in the back because Spoiler Alert: Control Decks don't care too much about your 99/99 Carrion Feeder unless you're able to wrestle them into submission with your lack of card advantage.
This is not meant to be harsh, just to say the reality. I wish we were in a Magical Christmas Land where this kind of decks can fly, however that is not the timeline we live in.
PuritanPuree on Oops, All 1 Drop Zombies
1 year ago
Kazierts Yeah I know that combo and it would be super sweet. Sadly, it doesn't cost 1 mana to play, so it doesn't fit the deck theme. Also, it's really effing expensive right now, so... no. I was definitely considering Shambling Ghast though when I was making the deck, but ultimately went with Nested Shambler because it can make so many more creatures to sac to the various sac outlet I have. But maybe Ghast's -1/-1 is just better overall. It's not like it costs any more to recur than Shambler.
Kazierts on Oops, All 1 Drop Zombies
1 year ago
Have you ever heard of the Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar combo? You can sacrifice the crawler infinitely to the altar in order to grow Champion of the Perished or gain infinite life when Prism Ring is on the field. Also, since you can't really grow Nested Shambler, I'd suggest swapping it with Shambling Ghast from AFR.
Masterful on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer
1 year ago
Eloniel We have 6 actually (you may have missed Nested Shambler), but I still don't find 6 to be enough to justify running such a slow engine. I ran the odds in a calculator, and there's a 60% chance we'll have a 1-drop by turn 6. Since Abiding Grace is useless otherwise, it'd be a dead card too often to run with this few 1-drops. Even though it'd be active 60% of the time, its payoff isn't great enough to warrant that risk. I could see it and Lurrus of the Dream-Den in a different build with probably 8+ one drops. If you want to play it in this build, it wouldn't be horrible. It's just too risky a card for me to personally include it in the decklist.
kirbysan Unfortunately, Inkshield is too expensive and situational. Leaving up 5 mana for a card at instant speed will slow down our gameplan. Most of the deck is focused on developing creatures and piecing together engines at sorcery speed. Leaving up such a massive situational spell will hurt our ability to develop and won't necessarily pay off. That being said, it's a very fun card. I could see it in a build with more fun instant-speed tools like Orim's Chant, Mana Tithe, Withering Boon, etc. That way, it wouldn't feel as bad to leave up mana since we'd likely be able to cast at least some of our stuff if inkshield goes to waste. If you think Inkshield would be a fun inclusion, don't be afraid to play it yourself. "Gotcha!" cards can be some of the best moments in EDH.
BruhYouFarted on Almost Broke The Format, Until …
1 year ago
I have been silently in the Pauper community for a while now. I like building decks around unique cards that not many people talk about. Ive made decks (on Goldfish) centered around Mortis Dogs , Nested Shambler , Bayou Groff , Morselhoarder + Power of Fire + Sinking Feeling , and Ghostly Possession + Palace Guard . Most decks go nowhere, from a lack of flashiness to a lack of supporting cards. I decided to peek inside the MTGO exclusives, the Master's Editions, since those sets could dictate Pauper legality. When I peeked around with Master's Edition 4, I saw a pretty interesting card, Library of Leng . I thought of useful synergies for it regarding its "If an effect causes you to discard a card, discard it, but you may put it on top of your library instead of into your graveyard" effect, and found Drannith Stinger and Drannith Healer . My thought process was that using these cards, i could cycle a 1-mana cycler, (ex: Frostveil Ambush ) and recur it using the libraries affect; creating a ping machine. I than remembered that Street Wraith was a thing, and my mind was blown. You see, you could turn-1 Library of Leng , turn 2 a Drannith Stinger or a Drannith Healer , and than turn 3 either a Drannith Stinger (or a Drannith Healer if you didnt have one) and swing. OP at 18, You at 20, and 2 2/2 Citizens of Drannith on the board (Again, the only combo of the 2 creatures that wouldn't work would be 2 of the Drannith Healer s), and a Street Wraith in hand. Than, cycle Street Wraith over and over. you have either created a machine that domes each player for 1, or a machine that does it for 2. Either way, as long as you had a life advantage, you could win on the spot. Just to make sure that this worked, I went to the rulings on The Gatherer. My heart was broken. On October 4th, 2004, this was alarmed: "You can’t use the Library of Leng ability to place a discarded card on top of your library when you discard a card as a cost, because costs aren’t effects." I was in disbelief. I thought I had broken Pauper, or at least invented a new deck, but no. Soooo, back to the drawing board. The Library still seems like a great card, but I need enough good synergies to make a full list. Any synergies or recommendations would be welcome. Faithless Looting or Merfolk Looter , Anyone?
KibaAlpha on Teysa Karlov’s Double D's
1 year ago
There are only two cards I don't own in paper, Volrath's Stronghold and Nested Shambler .
If your statement of your deck being more powerful comes from the competitive meter, you're best off ignoring that. It's so inaccurate it's not worth paying much attention to.