Creature — Zombie Horror
As an additional cost to cast Skaab Ruinator, exile 3 creature cards from your graveyard. Flying You may cast Skaab Ruinator from your graveyard.
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|Innistrad (ISD)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Skaab Ruinator Discussion
3 months ago
lagotripha, so I tried to make two new versions of the deck using black and white instead of green but I wasn't able to make them work. Now I will try to use some of the cards you suggested here.
At the moment I'm using Logic Knot like you suggested and it works pretty well, even though it has some kind of conflict with Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, but I think that giving this deck some more counters is necessary. Anyway, since Uro requires to exile 5 cards, it steal resources to all the cards using gy. I removed Skaab Ruinator before him for the same reason.
5 months ago
Intended for Modern/Casual FNM (not too competitive playgroup)
With Modern Horizons Legalizing Fact or Fiction I have been trying to build around it and Im having trouble.
Can anyone give me a decklist/shell and or other ideas for using FoF without Snapcaster Mage... I seem to be stuck.
11 months ago
If you go with the living end plan then
is far superior to
, its an enchantment, so its damn hard to remove for most decks.
(imho arcanist is burtal when it has plenty of cmc 1 sorceries to flash back form the grave, in such situations its on par with snapcaster mage or dark confidant, however this deck lack support for it)
If you want to stick with the 6+ cmc random colored dudes then you need some way to ramp into them as plan B, or maaaaaybe you could try to build a transformative sidebaord to mill your opponent (in slow interactive matchups).
But in all honesty Hedron Crab & Stitcher's Supplier are very bad options compared to the miriad of cycling creature at living end's disposal.
You could easily jam Wurmcoil Engine & Pathrazer of Ulamog into UR living end variants - and stuff like Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip as a discard outlet, and as a spell recursion engine.
P.s: I completely get the sentiment behind the deck.
My second ever brew attempt was trying to make Skaab Ruinator work in modern with a self-mill deck. It did go very poorly.
(Back in the stale Twin & Pod meta days)
Problem is that dredge is part of the format and hate cards are built (and put into sideboardds) that are ready to fight dredge, and completely obliterate other pure graveyard based decks.
To say the least its hard to make work a graveyard based deck.
On the other hand decks that have secondary gameplans like Living End, Hollow One, Phoenix decks, Obzedat's Vengeance ...etc. can find success.
1 year ago
Lightning Bolt is just strictly better than Wizard's Lightning , so you should be at a 4/3 split or maybe even 4/4 if you are trying to go aggro. Skaab Ruinator is not that good because you have no way to get creatures in your graveyard. To slow things down, remove some aggro creatures and put in Kess, Dissident Mage , and to speed things up, try to lean into wizards with Soul-Scar Mage and Adeliz, the Cinder Wind . If you want to be midrange, Young Pyromancer could be good, as well as Fatal Push , or my favorite budget alternative Tragic Slip as removal. Serum Visions can help set up delver to flip earlier if you are all in delver. Remand can disrupt your opponent's tempo while cantripping on your side. I hope these can help you with your deck, and happy brewing!
1 year ago
The "problem" with Nemesis of Mortals is that it lacks evasion and if I was using a card which cared about creatures in the graveyard it would probably be Skaab Ruinator and I'd go back to 3 colours. By all means test it, but I suspect it will just be chump blocked and that it isn't really better than Gurmag Angler Tasigur, the Golden Fang or Hooting Mandrills which don't care about card type...
1 year ago
With Faithless Looting (alongside Hogaak) banned, a Golgari shell might well be the best way to approach graveyard decks. However as someone who played Hogaak and before that Hollow One (with the Vengevines) in modern I'd say your missing a payoff creature. The problem with Vengevine is it dies and is exiled to Anger of the Gods which is a pretty common sweeper. You really want one of the bigger delve beaters here; Tombstalker Hooting Mandrills Gurmag Angler Necropolis Fiend Tasigur, the Golden Fang Become Immense or with perhaps a little work Soulflayer
My plan has been to try Tombstalker, I'm not sure it's good enough and unlike Hogaak can't be recurred, the other option that might work in a Vengevine shell, if you want the blue splash is Skaab Ruinator which is both a zombie and a horror, which might still be relevant... The deck list I'm working on is Ode to Hogaak if you fancy a look.