Ravenous Chupacabra

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

Ravenous Chupacabra

Creature — Beast Horror

When Ravenous Chupacabra enters the battlefield, destroy target creature an opponent controls.

Triton on Letter of Acceptance or Unstable …

1 month ago

Definitely agree against Decanter- as far as ramp goes, my personal rule of thumb for green decks is land-based ramp spells unless the rock is fast mana (a lo Sol Ring. TheOfficialCreator made some great suggestions for ramp in Meren! I'd also recommend creature-based removal as well like Fleshbag Marauder effects (absolutely backbreaking in Meren), Caustic Caterpillar, and Ravenous Chupacabra.

S1ayerMonkey on Jodah, the Necromancer

2 months ago

Jodah doesn't strike me as a commander that fits the reanimator style terribly well. If you want to go 5 colour I think Kenrith would probably suit you better, but I'll give this my best shot.

First off, I don't think throwing in as many reanimator legends as you can is the best way to go about it. A Baldor deck plays differently from a Muldrotha which deck plays differently from a Whisper deck. Even the two Chainer decks play differently from each other. You're better off to put hardly any legends in this deck at all and prioritize just a handful of them that play similarly. This way if you don't have one on the battlefield and you cast, say, Yawgmoth's Vile Offering to reanimate a creature, you could theoretically cascade into Meren of Clan Nel Toth with a reasonable amount of consistency.

Choosing the legends will pretty much dictate the style you will play. If you go with Muldrotha and Meren, you'll want to prioritize low cost toolboxy cards like Spore Frog and Ravenous Chupacabra as one of their decks normally would do. If you go with Feldon of the Third Path and Chainer, Nightmare Adept then you'll want to go with discarding big beefy threats and adding doubling effects like Parallel Lives and Flameshadow Conjuring. Sedris, the Traitor King would be an excellent legend to run alongside these two.

You also need to seriously review the structure of this deck. Your land base has far too many one-colour and tapped lands without the proper ramp package to support the colour fixing. One of the problems with 5 colour decks is the increased need to finely tune the mana base.

37 creatures is also far too many. Reanimator decks are midrange, grindy decks that require a lot of non-creature support to work efficiently. It is much better to run a suite of very specific creatures and back the deck up with instants and sorceries. I also don't see any sacrifice effects other than Victimize. These are a must. I would suggest having 8 or more sacrifice effects unless you're playing strictly for a Living Death wincon. ETBs are the meat and potatoes of these decks, and you can't take advantage of them properly without a way to return those creatures back to the graveyard. You'll also have to think of how to get your targets into the yard for reanimation. I normally put 12+ of these effects unless discard or milling is stapled onto the commander.

Overall I think it is definitely doable with this general (and certainly a unique reanimator deck if you do pull it off) but it will require some intensive effort to get it right. Definitely a wrthy deckbuilding challenge.
You're in 5 colour so you'll have access to all the best targets for whichever line of play you choose, but this will come at the cost of variety or unique cards that you often find in one and two colour decks.

Best of luck, I hope I've helped steer you in the right direction.

DaringApprentice on Every Rose Has Its Thorns V2

3 months ago

Here are some suggestions:

Utility Lands: Bojuka Bog, Hagra Mauling  Flip

Ramp: Arcane Signet, Sword of the Animist, Burnished Hart, Canoptek Wraith, Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion, Sifter of Skulls, Solemn Simulacrum

Card Draw: Laelia, the Blade Reforged, Morbid Opportunist, Keep Watch, Breya's Apprentice, Moonveil Regent, Smothering Abomination, Reconnaissance Mission, Necrologia, Future Sight, Kothophed, Soul Hoarder, Will Kenrith, Harvester of Souls, Ruin Grinder, Deepfathom Skulker, Sandstone Oracle

Targeted Removal: Rapid Hybridization, Wild Magic Surge, Terminate, Resculpt, Reality Shift, Forbid, Daring Apprentice, Transmogrifying Wand, Ravenous Chupacabra, Chaos Defiler, Glorybringer, Mystic Confluence, Necron Deathmark, Reaper from the Abyss, Rowan Kenrith, Curtains' Call, Duplicant, Meteor Golem

Board Wipes: Nevinyrral's Disk, The Phasing of Zhalfir, Whelming Wave, Ixidron, Blood on the Snow, Deathbringer Regent, Necromantic Selection

Synergy: Ghoulish Procession, Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Blight Mound, Braids, Arisen Nightmare, Fleshbag Marauder, Gravelighter, Irenicus's Vile Duplication, Magus of the Abyss, Anowon, the Ruin Sage, Ruthless Winnower, Ogre Slumlord

Threats: Quietus Spike, Elturel Survivors, Relentless Assault, Gratuitous Violence, Sarkhan the Masterless, Westgate Regent, Precursor Golem, Necropolis Regent, Walk the Aeons, Combustible Gearhulk, Embercleave, Sharding Sphinx, Angrath's Marauders

Justnastyx on Minthara Tokens

4 months ago

Possible suggestions from ya boi Seal of Doom, Executioner's Capsule, Bastion of Remembrance, Go for the Throat, Wayfarer's Bauble, Skullclamp, Whip of Erebos,Damn, Looks really good but keeps going up in price Sign in Blood,Infernal Grasp,Ravenous Chupacabra is better than shriekmaw since hes not restrictive. 33 lands is a little low for me imo Some protection for her wouldn't hurt i think the blink cards like Cloudshift, Eerie Interlude are really good because they can also blink any LTB or effects if need to like Sun Titan and also add a bit of protection from removals. Maybe some indestructible spells or enchantments.

Sheriff_K on Alesha, Who Smiles With Pride

4 months ago

In regards to Fable of the Mirror-Breaker  Flip, you're looking at it wrong, I consider it Ramp, Card Draw, and a Discard outlet.. the flipside potentially getting some value is just a bonus. And Flameshadow Conjuring is like a cheaper Strionic Resonator doubling ETB triggers for value.

In regards to the mana base, honestly I wouldn't know what to replace aside from Evolving Wilds/Terramorphic and Basic Swamps.. I don't really wanna go down on the Snow Duals, since they turn on the Duergar Hedge-Mage, and the Scry on Temples is great. You're right though about the reprinted Sulfurous Springs, it was so pricy before.

The reason I'm not running Goblin Bombardment, is because I'd rather my combo pieces be able to be reanimated with Alesha or serve another purpose (in the case of Ashnod's Altar, it's also Ramp.) Without a Goblin/Token strategy I feel Goblin Bombardment falls flat.

Skyclave Apparition IS an interesting choice.. I'd probably consider swapping Ravenous Chupacabra for it if anything, as that's the weakest ETB interaction creature (most of the others have combos.)

The main reason I don't have Exotic Orchard (or namely Fellwar Stone, since I'm still tempted to run Exotic Orchard) is because it's a gamble, since you may not always have opponents with the Colors you need.. And between Alesha's Cost and her Activation, you really wanna hit the RIGHT Colors.

As for Bone Shredder, I really like it since it sacs itself (Echo) to be recurred again later.

PS. Honestly I had no idea Flameshadow Conjuring combo'd with Felidar Guardian... lol. I only had it there for value. But yeah, there are so many combos with many interchangeable pieces in the deck, which I love.

PSS. Yeah, Talisman of Indulgence does take up a ton of budget, but it was... an indulgence ;P (not sorry for the pun.) I just wanted the symmetry/beauty(?) of having all the Talismans in the deck (same goes for the Temples, even though one of them might not be as good as the others Color-wise.)

MeneerDutchy on Henzie “The Toolman” Taylor ETB

6 months ago

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mr5cientific on Yarok home brew

7 months ago

Vilis, Broker of Blood is great but I think Titan of Industry has a lot more synergy for this etb idea

Other options

Topiary Stomper, Prosperous Innkeeper, Gala Greeters, and Quandrix Cultivator are great for ramp

Ravenous Chupacabra for more removal

Agent of Treachery for steal shenanigans

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