Shriekmaw

Shriekmaw

Creature — Elemental

Fear (This creature can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.)

When Shriekmaw enters the battlefield, destroy target nonartifact, nonblack creature.

Evoke (You may cast this spell for its evoke cost. If you do, it's sacrificed when it enters the battlefield.)

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

Shriekmaw occurrence in decks from the last year

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Shriekmaw Discussion

Jman1139 on Extus and the blood avatar

2 weeks ago

This deck seems sweet. One thing I think would make it better is taking out some of the generic staple ramp and removal and replacing it with ramp and removal that helps the decks strategy.

For the ramp, might I suggest Priest of Forgotten Gods as a great source of card advantage, removal and mana with all of your tokens. Pitiless Plunderer is also great for fueling the mana needs of decks like this, It is the single best card in my korvold deck and I'd be surprised if it didn't do work here.

For the removal there's numerous options of sackable creatures to pay off all your triggers such as Plaguecrafter , Merciless Executioner , Fleshbag Marauder , Demon's Disciple , Shriekmaw (this feels like too many as you still want a few instant speed, no restriction pieces of removal to save you in a pinch but take your pick of your favourite).

Now for draw, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician is one of the most broken cards in any aristocrats deck,it's a sac outlet, removal for small creatures and it draw hella cards, definite include if you can afford the fairly large price tag. Now there aren't that many cards that draw whenever a TOKEN creature dies but there are a few more niche ones that I'd include, Species Specialist would be good if you have alot of one particular type of token and Dark Prophecy is good if the mana base can support triple black. Also if you're worried about having enough nontokens to sac that you won't run the classics like Midnight Reaper i'd take another look at the Judith, the Scourge Diva in the list I'd also recommend the commander storm cards as they seem very cool in the list when you're repetitively casting the commander, especially the red one letting you basically recast the commander for every casting of it before. Theres also Ashnod's Altar and as another great sac outlet for the deck although idk how much you'll need when you've a guaranteed sac outlet in the command zone. If you're looking for cards to cut I'd immediately look at the instants and sorceries that are just generically good if you're planning on building solely around the back side. I'd also look at the expensive token makers such as Marionette Master and Siege-Gang Commander as those are effects you want earlier in the game. This deck seems very cool and I feel like there's a lot that can be done with it and I do love aristocrat strategies, one of the reasons black is the best colour.

SquishyIsMe on Extus and the blood avatar

2 weeks ago

Lots of this is what I would put in this deck, a few swap outs for creatures could be more ETB creatures that way if you cast Extus for his front you can get double value out of them. Stuff like Plaguecrafter Shriekmaw and Slum Reaper are just a few of those examples. Also doubling on Extus's ability might prove useful so stuff like Ravos, Soultender and Sheoldred, Whispering One would also make great additions. Since The back side cares about sacrificing creatures tokens are an easy way to get things to sac for the sorcery side so doubling up with Anointed Procession is a good idea. If we cast the Sorcery side a bunch of times we can also get a lot of value out of cards like Empyrial Storm Skull Storm and Fury Storm allows us to copy those spells in multiple instances as well as a Commander's Insignia may prove useful if you want to swing with creatures/tokens. Swap kill spells and throw in spells that make your opponents sacrifice as the Sorcery side already does that and throw in a Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip to get more benefit (Had to fix my first comment mb)

Spirits on Undying Persistence

3 weeks ago

Forgot my friend Erebos, Bleak-Hearted , definitely one of my fav's and fits your indestructible/god theme too. Phyrexian Arena is a good 6 power draw.

Last couple topics,

I made an assumption and grouped Draw above Damage, and Deathtouch above Token.

Deathtouch 16%, Control 16%, Damage/Life 15%, Recursion 8%, Token 6%, Draw 6%, Discard 2%, Ramp 2%, Land 29%

Further on Card Advantage (which includes draw):

I know why your doing it and the thought process behind it, but here's an alternative perspective.

Your cards like Blood Divination , Costly Plunder , Pitiless Pontiff , Bone Splinters , Final Payment , Severed Strands , Spark Harvest are usually paired with LTB effect (like your damage/life and afterlife abilities), more along lines of Grave Pact (Also Dictate of Erebos , Butcher of Malakir , Dark Prophecy , Nightmare Shepherd , Etc.) or Reveillark / Academy Rector types.

The issue is Blood Divination why not Necropotence ( Greed ) for CMC1 less, and no sacrifice, let's you refill your hand anytime, Grim Haruspex /Etc. Why Spark Harvest / Bone Splinters over Swords to Plowshares or Path to Exile or Mortify or even Bloodchief's Thirst / Generous Gift if your after planeswalkers.

So how are creatures getting into the graveyard, if your not sacrificing them along with other effects, a value engine!! Skullclamp is a necessity, Viscera Seer is strong, Phyrexian Altar (this card is cEDH level though), more things like Priest of Forgotten Gods & Ayara, First of Locthwain . Why sacrifice a deathtouch creature to LTB damage/life when you can Corpse Knight instead and get the value up front? Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Village Rites is ok because its CMC1 and Instant, you don't need tutor in battlecruiser/low (up to power 5), but cards like Diabolic Intent which also feed into things like Mausoleum Secrets are value. Ashnod's Altar , Doom Foretold , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , etc.

Key is value in / value out. Don't waste the value out just to enable your recursion. Value-in, Value-out, then recur. More Immortal Servitude (battlefield), less Soul Salvage (hand). Reanimate / Animate Dead (anyone's graveyards), Unburial Rites , Victimize , Agadeem's Awakening  Flip, Revival / Revenge , Command the Dreadhorde , Blood for Bones .

Luminous Broodmoth / Lurrus of the Dream-Den could be some cool interaction with the graveyard.

Topic Interaction:

Kinda touched on it, in previous. Control 16% is quite a bit, inline with power level. If you replace Ashen Rider , Bone Splinters , Final Payment , Severed Strands , Spark Harvest . Some should become the "sac outlets", like Skullclamp / Viscera Seer and some just better interactions (Instant speed whenever possible). Anguished Unmaking , Utter End , Swords to Plowshares , Merciless Eviction , Plaguecrafter / Demon's Disciple (Better Fleshbag Marauder unless your utilizing the Zombie part), Shriekmaw , Path to Exile , Generous Gift , Deadly Rollick , Dire Tactics , Hagra Mauling  Flip, Unmake there's lots.

Burglar Rat : If you like him! Elderfang Disciple , Yarok's Fenlurker , Rotting Rats (with Unearth).

If you want to jump on a teams chat or anything when you have some time happy to help, just discord chat me, hopefully something that helps you focus this deck to a 4-5

BrassLord on Moraug's Mile Time

1 month ago

Cool deck! Honestly seems like a surprisingly good Voltron commander, as you can get several combat steps out of nowhere. Maybe adding in some swords or things with double strike like Shriekmaw would give it, like QUADRUPLE strike! Just cool for an, oops surprise lethal!

Surprised not to see a Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker in there somewhere! It does infinite combo with Combat Celebrant , but even if you choose to play it just for value, you can get a lot of miles out of copying Scaretiller , Solemn Simulacrum .

Reverberate Shunt and Deflecting Swat are all useful if you're finding yourself playing in a counter heavy meta! Just redirect the counter to any of these spells. Coastline Marauders is one of those cards I think is a very good underrated budget card! Glad to see it getting some use!

beets on Horde of Notions - Elemental Tribal

2 months ago

sorry for the double post but.... i just realized some more cards that you really don't want to be running currently. Prismatic Geoscope is extremely expensive for a ramp spell. i would try replace this with a cheaper ramp spell. a simple Rampant Growth or Farseek would do well here.

i don't know why you are running Murderer's Axe... is it because you want to discard cards? if so i would instead replace it with either Chainer, Nightmare Adept if you wanna stay budget, or Fauna Shaman if you're willing to spend more on this thing. both give great value, and synergize with your deck better than this equipment does. which would you prefer: discarding a card to give +2/+2? or discarding a card to cast any creature from your graveyard and give it haste? notice you could recast Shriekmaw for it's evoke cost of every turn. that's value!

or Wolf of Devil's Breach. this card could also be a wincon for your deck and am surprised not to see it among your list already.

Realm-Cloaked Giant doesn't fit in your theme at all unless you are running Maskwood Nexus. so unless you're going to put that in there, i'd replace it with another board-clear spell.

and finally, i forgot some really important elementals that you will WANT to run in this deck!

you really need some cheaper spells to cast on early turns... Ashling the Pilgrim and Brighthearth Banneret are both amazing. Ad Brighthearth is ramp, which every deck needs.

Slithermuse is another evoke elemental, and this one cast refill your hand! again, every deck needs to draw cards.

Animar, Soul of Elements is also HUGE ramp. worth the price.

Muldrotha, the Gravetide let's you cast so many more spells each turn! definitely going to be happy whenever you draw her.

Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar is just a huge monster..... paying for a creature with potentially 20 power is too cool to pass up.

alright i've chewed your ear off enough...... good luck and have fun deckbuilding!

zamiero on Vial and Ghost!

3 months ago

3> Ahhh I've been wanting to play with Obosh, the Preypiercer and Angrath's Marauders - glad you found a spot for them. While you're at it, you could also consider other "damage doublers" such as Wound Reflection and Fiendish Duo. I've thought about a Vial-Smasher deck with a White partner just to add Gisela, Blade of Goldnight.

3> I see you enjoy big monsters and X-spells here. Oh to be young again... but seriously, this seems like a good deck to play them in as you would be rewarded. Instants are your friend, as you can Smash Vials on everyone's turn! No Comet Storm?

3> I would be worried about Vial-Smasher getting nuked from orbit as soon as your turn passes and it's no longer indestructible. You'll find Heroic Intervention and Slippery Bogbonder will help with targeted Exile removal. You already have Destroy and Sacrifice covered I see.

3> I see some cost-reduced and commander-free spells in there, but you have a limited suite. While doing research for my thoughts on Vial-Smasher, I found the following might be helpful - list is just copy/paste, so it will include some White and/or Blue cards:

3> I see some cost-reduced and commander-free spells in there, but you have a limited suite. While doing research for my thoughts on Vial-Smasher, I found the following might be helpful - list is just copy/paste, so it will include some White and/or Blue cards:

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