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1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy 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
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Pre-release Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Standard Legal
Standard Brawl Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal


Creature — Phyrexian Bird Horror


Whenever Thrummingbird deals combat damage to a player, proliferate. (Choose any number of permanents and/or players with counters on them, then give each another counter of a kind already there.)

Andramalech on Enamored Rotpriest

3 months ago

wallisface you make some good points about this deck, but maybe you haven't seen Infect/Toxic shells enough to note their significant weakness; they're flimsy. In fact a lot of the community who don't play/don't like infect/Toxic decks, do actually have the commentary that the construction seems weak and unreliable. I detailed some follow up commentary to try and respond to each of your individual criticisms.

  • if we want to improve consistency in terms of "What's the back up plan" then maybe we include the well-known Glistener Elf. Or as I have detailed through other comments, Bloated Contaminator, Thrummingbird, etc.

  • this shell is a combo shell, and that being said I fully admit that yeah. The deck is kind of.. enamored by the Rotpriest. That was.. well, that was the point of the list. To have a deck that (inb4 glass cannon) focused on the Rotpriest because I really like the creature.

  • you said Ivy, Gleeful Spellthief wouldn't care about any of my spells being copied but do you know who does care when I target my own creatures? Rotpriest cares.

  • another comment was about Phantasmal Image being useless, but the utility exists in copying any of our own bodies on entry, or better yet, copying whatever big beefy dude your opponents have cast. Is it a strong choice? I mean, no? We could pick something better here but we're getting into the nuance of what/how/why to use something else, and that's more a reflection of one's own playstyle.

I'd recommend you check the commentary with BotaNickill because they were very helpful with deck construction, discussion, and direction, and we discussed how the shell could be built differently for different circumstances.

If you have any further questions about how this deck functions, please check the deck description, updates, and other comments detailed above before posting.

Tl;dr: the deck isn't meta, and honestly is not that good. If you feel it could be built better based on your own thoughts, I agree; it probably can. And would encourage you to build your own. Best of luck, wallisface.

Andramalech on Enamored Rotpriest

5 months ago

BotaNickill Simic has provided me with the capability to guarantee my Priest sticks around, or at the very least we're avoiding traditional "dies to this" mentality, whether that's harsh blockers (we go flying and pick Thrummingbird) or were out classed in Beef ( we choose Bloated Contaminator ) but for the majority of the interaction, it's nice to have them lose a 2 to 1 type interaction with removal when you hold up a Fading Hope or something similar like how I hold up March of Swirling Mist. I'd strongly recommend you look into Bant Infect shells in order to see what handles best for you, but I promise Infect works best as a two color shell, because once we've hit three it tends to favor a Midrange style of play. Hope this was helpful! Best of luck building. :)

capwner on Oath of the Birdwatch

5 months ago

Gaea's Cradle / Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip?

Also I want more birds. Keeper of the Nine Gales, Augury Owl, Commander Eesha, Thieving Magpie, Ledger Shredder, Emeria Angel, Wingmate Roc, Suntail Hawk, Thrummingbird, Soulcatchers' Aerie, Airborne Aid just some ideas

Enduring Ideal with Dovescape is a classic

Spitting Image is a cool card I forgot about that one.

Overall cool list, lots of interesting cards. Like I said I'd like to see more bird stuff since the deck seems to be more about flavor than being super competitive, plus low cost flyers synergize well with Derevi!

Andramalech on Mono Blue* Prowess

6 months ago

I really appreciate the simplicity of this build, and it's efficacy. Plus one from me! Elusive Otter loves what you're doing here, but isn't invited to the table. If I'm not mistaken, I think that Blighted Agent and Thrummingbird are also capable? It's been awhile since I've harped over commons. Sometimes the best decks are the simplest, and this feels like RDW can GTFO. great build, sir.

Squidcod on BerryCounters

1 year ago

Totally seeing that, there's actually probably even some easier ways with some of the cards I'm seeing that have reusable proliferate, just losing that first turn is a thing that will probably get you focused to death.

My workspace is over here Theorycrafting counter deck But, Karn's Bastion would probably work for yours, or your Flux Channeler. Guildpact Informant, Inexorable Tide, Thrummingbird, or Viral Drake are also good candidates.

That said you filled out a lot of my blue cards.

I think I'm shifting to Atraxa, Praetors' Voice which is an expensive card, but I splurge when it comes to lynchpins for a deck.

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