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Creature — Eldrazi
Devoid (This card has no color.)
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice a creature.
Whenever you sacrifice a creature, draw a card.
Smothering Abomination Discussion
1 day ago
hey, Endrobot! you asked me to come up with some cuts for the deck in return for upvotes, so here I am! hmm tough decisions here.. theyre all very synergistic, but I'll do what i can to the best of my ability. Reassembling Skeleton works well because you can sac,bring back and repeat as long as you have the mana but he doesn't have a death trigger. Hunted Witness , Doomed Dissenter , Doomed Traveler , Imperious Oligarch & Orzhov Enforcer are great low cmc creatures that synergize really well with teysa, but maybe theyre just not inpactful enough for EDH? i dont know you dont want to cut too many low cards. Plus, they all make tokens when they die and with teysa out, they make double tokens, with lifelink and vigilance so maybe just a few of those? maybe Batwing Brume ? its a cool effect and i see the synergy but i would put in a Path to Exile instead? Smothering Abomination works well too, and card-draw is essential. but his ability doesn't double trigger with teysa. plus, it seems like you have plenty of draw. Pitiless Plunderer is good..good ramp..but if youre gonna run him id throw in a Revel in Riches as an alternate win-con. but what Kiba said: it is better at flash speed. a Vedalken Orrery would be great if it wasnt $30. i only own one now im considering putting it in my teysa build instead of my new chainer deck. hmm more cuts more cuts... if youre gonna keep your deck low to the ground and not take out all of those two drops like i said (which cutting low cmc cards may be a bad idea, i'll admit) then you could afford to cut a couple lands? you have ramp with Solemn, the hart, all the rocks and the plunderer. it shouldnt be too bad cutting at least one or two lands. especially with the new mull rule. Sorry. I'm all over the place with my suggestions. I certainly hope I was atleast some help. Please let me know what you end up doing! im curious now. and i like what you got here, btw. +1 from me!
1 week ago
i personally like Moldervine Reclamation over Fecundity . Smothering Abomination draws you as many cards as your commander and sacrifices a creature each turn. Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest can mean a LOT of +1/+1 counters, especially with Dictate of Erebos , Grave Pact , or Butcher of Malakir . And Attrition makes for great removal
3 weeks ago
I'm really liking the focus you have here -- duplicate effects for Grave Pact / Dictate of Erebos and the trifecta of Doubling Season , Primal Vigor , and Parallel Lives is great redundancy. In my build I went less redundancy (apart from both Primal Vigor and Doubling Season included) and more card draw, through Fecundity and Smothering Abomination .
My thoughts on your most recent change log: Tana is a valid cut for you, I think. I'm able to get her out on Turn 3 every now and then, turn 2 once so far, and turn 4 almost every game, so there is almost 100% chance someone is getting hit with her. If everyone gets their board state up quick, then she sits back and waits until Reyhan can dump counters on her head or I can give her fear/pump. I'm almost 100% of the time okay trading her into a ton of saprolings after a Kessig Wolf Run pump to kick start my token engines.
Your whole manabase I actually envy, mine has proven to not always give me the red I need so I'm looking at tweaking it a bit here soon.
Yahenni, Undying Partisan is an interesting take-out, he's on my testing list, I think. Gift of Doom looks great, I look forward to hearing out it hold up in testing. Looking elsewhere there isn't much else that would come out instead of Yahenni, Undying Partisan , though, so I think that's the right cut.
I'm gonna be interested to hear how Mana Crypt plays out -- 3 life is not insignificant when it ticks every turn, but I bet the speed really makes up for it. I dislike durdling in my builds when I can help it, so don't run Chromatic Lantern in my current build.
As always, a great source of inspiration here, for sure.
1 month ago
Thank ya! I am a fan of Moldervine Reclamation mainly because I wanted to slot something in that was the same CMC as Black Market that still provided advantages to the deck while on a budget. I don't think any of the new cards appeal to me yet besides Sanctum of Eternity from C19, but some of the reprints surely do. Beacon of Unrest getting reprinted again is nice and so is Grimoire of the Dead . Both were above the $3-$5 mark so hopefully we will see the prices drop more for them as well as Solemn Simulacrum , Sol Ring , Lightning Greaves and some other staples. That would be very nice.
Godzerker To answer your question I think you could slide Phyrexian Arena in for Moldervine Reclamation , or Smothering Abomination , or even a basic land. I think you could make it work. Just never drop below 36 lands.
Are there any Commanders that you guys are interested in lately? I know I have been looking to revamp my WG token deck with a RWG deck. I am also thinking about brewing Morph and a Landfall deck.
1 month ago
3 months ago
Possible includes for you:
3 months ago
he creates his own +1 counter and gives us some free sacrifice fodder and both of those are good things, but ultimately he's just a (resilient) aggro threat. at CMC3 i think he's definitely worthwhile in that role too. for me, I'm not looking for that type of card at the moment, but he is on my radar for sure.
I'm pretty happy with using evasive creatures like Thief of Sanity , Nicol Bolas, the Ravager Flip, Smothering Abomination , Wurmcoil Engine , Drana, Liberator of Malakir , etc... as aggro threats at the moment.
I'd say krenko is a good choice in that role and would recommend giving him a try if you need that.
3 months ago
Serkus I haven't gone through the rounds fully testing Fleshwrither , Smothering Abomination , and Spark Double yet. They were all added at the same time shortly after WAR dropped, so it just hasn't been long enough for me to say yet. so far things are going well though.
I plan to test the new Yawgmoth, Thran Physician as well, assuming he is not $$$$. my guess would be that I'd drop something like Smothering Abomination or Impaler Shrike as they're also 4 drops that act as card draw. i'm leaning on shrike at the moment, but time will tell.
I think yawgmoth is a good fit. he gives a sac outlet and card draw, along with possibly some removal (I wouldn't count on it though). i'm hoping to pick one up in the near future if i can.
Smothering Abomination occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.04%
WB (Orzhov): 0.49%