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Sheoldred, Whispering One
Legendary Creature — Phyrexian Praetor
Swampwalk (This creature can't be blocked as long as defending player controls a Swamp.)
At the beginning of your upkeep, return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, that player sacrifices a creature.
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Personally, I don't think that Kardur exhibited poor threat assessment. In a vacuum Lightpaws is the most threatening deck. You just have to give her a little breathing room and it is over. Personally, I like to have activated GY hate. That way you can wait for as much information as possible to decide who you are hitting with it. You may also be able to get value from threat of activation without having to actually activate.
I think that one point that many people miss, and especially people who complain about other people's threat assessment, is that not all threats are equally bad to all players. If I am playing Tokens and someone without game winning stuff in their GY plays Sheoldred, Whispering One I am much less concerned than if I am playing Voltron or another "go tall" strategy.
3 months ago
If you can go infinite with Haakon's ability, usually via a 1 or 2 drop you can recast either for mana to cast it or have extra for infinite mana, any aristocrat payoff will win the game, as will Tendrils of Agony since Haakon lets you cast from graveyard a knight infinite times. It's card intensive, but using Haakon lets me use Liliana's Standard Bearer in the deck, a card that has drawn me more than 10 cards some games, and can go infinite with Haakon's ability potentially (until you deck yourself I guess), using a 1 drop to generate mana to recur the bigger knight a few times. It's a pretty easy combo to tutor out with Protean Hulk, but now that I finally got the right art for Gravecrawler, I added that with Protean Hulk to make infinite sacrifice wins really easy to pull off. It's easy to interact with, but I can hopefully rebuild if I need to via my recursion. Protean Hulk can find Gravecrawler, Carrion Feeder, and Pitiless Plunderer to get infinite death triggers, so at end of turn you use Meren to bring back Protean Hulk to sac it to find payoff creatures to win on the spot. This is better than Haakon, but the OG Gravecrawler art is unsettling!
I do agree though, you don't really need to go infinite with Meren to win or have fun. Meren can win grindy games with Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest and Sheoldred, Whispering One. I still find space for Visara the Dreadful for situations like that, where I need repeated targeted removal to win, and to swing if there is nothing better to do she's still a 5/5 Flying. Not sure I'd recommend that card to anyone else, but I usually like seeing it.
4 months ago
If you don't mind ending up infinite, you can use Exquisite Blood, which combos with any effect that makes opponents lose life when you gain life, like Vito or Sanguine Bond. You could try Lich's Mastery as a later game card to close things. Stuff with Extort on it might also help to close games that are close. Veinwitch Coven seems interesting maybe? Yawgmoth, Thran Physician is often useful. Sheoldred, Whispering One is a pile of value, if overpriced. If you find a lot of people play lots of graveyard based decks in your area, Coffin Queen can reanimate anything for cheap (and exiles it after, handy for opponent's key creatures).
4 months ago
It's pricey, but if you're using Bolas's Citadel, Sensei's Divining Top feels pretty good. War Room, Castle Locthwain and the new Dockside Chef might smooth rough hands out, a thing Top is always great at. Swarmyard can regenerate one of your snakes at negligible cost. Ogre Slumlord makes rats, but it does it whenever stuff is dying, so giving out deathtouchers to other people feels less bad if this guy is out. Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is a really useful card if you want to run Cabal Coffers, turning all lands into swamps. Sheoldred, Whispering One is a repeated source of recursion, if a bit clunky, that also is a hate piece once she's out. In this deck, I'd probably run 'land into mana' creature like Sakura-Tribe Elder over Golgari Signet, same MV but a sturdier source of ramp that also puts a body in the graveyard.
Cool Commander, always wondered how Pharika would play. Deathtouchers are pretty nasty, and being able to give them out seems super-sneaky.
4 months ago
TLDR: Hoping to find a 3 or less black creature card that when it's sacrificed lets me either put a card from my deck into my graveyard or from the graveyard onto the battlefield.
Here's how I want the deck to play: Instead of waiting for a sorcery or enchantment card to pop up to get cards out of my graveyard, I am trying to make it where I nearly always have a creature that can get cards out of the graveyard, or summon a creature that can.
For example if I don't draw any Doomed Necromancer, There's a very good chance I'd still at least draw a Fiend Artisan so that I can get a Doomed Necromancer out. Note these aren't the only cards I have for this purpose, just using the combo as an example.
My problem is I am having trouble finding good cards to sacrifice for Fiend Artisan or other cards I have like Victimize that fit well towards the goal of the deck. I've found plenty of good cards to sacrifice like Archfiend's Vessel or other cards that give life or create tokens when they die, but none of them feel like they contribute towards the goal I am working towards: Getting cards out of my deck into my graveyard, or cards from my graveyard onto the battlefield.
Something that lets me draw a card when it dies would probably be the next most useful thing.
If it helps, here's some other cards I'm planning on putting in the deck to give you a better idea of what I'm going for: Sheoldred, Whispering One, Shalai, Voice of Plenty, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Hell's Caretaker, Oriq Loremage, Undead Gladiator
The only color mana I'm currently planning on using is black, though I am considering adding some white.
4 months ago
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