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- Ornithopter + Scrap Trawler + Viscera Seer
- Grave Pact + Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet + Viscera Seer
- Grave Pact + Ogre Slumlord + Viscera Seer
- Glen Elendra Archmage + Sage of Fables + Viscera Seer
- Act of Treason + Viscera Seer
- Glimpse of Nature + Viscera Seer
- Archaeomancer + Viscera Seer
- Reveillark + Saffi Eriksdotter + Viscera Seer
- Karmic Guide + Saffi Eriksdotter + Viscera Seer
- Renata, Called to the Hunt + Viscera Seer + Woodfall Primus
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
|Pauper Duel Commander||Legal|
Creature — Vampire Wizard
Sacrifice a creature: Scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
legendofa on The Modern Zombie
2 weeks ago
If you add a sacrifice outlet like Viscera Seer or something, you can supercharge Gravecrawler's and Razorlash Transmogrant's interactions with Champion of the Perished and the assorted "Whenever a Zombie dies" cards.
How competitive do you want this to be? I'm thinking Razorlash Transmogrant's ability might be a little too slow even with the discount, and Lotleth Troll doesn't seem to be pulling a lot of weight.
DreadKhan on EDH Merens Reanimator
1 month ago
In my Meren deck, I don't run a lot of bigger creatures, even though the deck has decent odds of ending up with huge amounts of mana, stuff like Beast Whisperer/Grim Haruspex draw cards off of creatures either entering or leaving the battlefield, there are lots of variants of both of those effects, and these will let you play many spells in a turn, rather than play one huge thing. I don't think your MVs are a huge problem, but the 'top of my curve' creatures are Razaketh, the Foulblooded, Protean Hulk, and Sheoldred, Whispering One, the first two can win on the spot or very quickly, while Sheoldred is a bit more questionable, a lot of people find stuff like Sheoldred tends to be too slow in todays game, so even that is a card I'm considering switching out for lower to the ground stuff. I checked and atm I have 14 1 drops, which is a few more, there are plenty of decent 1 drop mana dorks you could throw in to both lower your curve and possibly raise your consistency, though the best is Elves of Deep Shadow, since your deck cares more about Black mana.
As a general rule of thumb for Meren, if you can do a thing with a creature instead, you probably should unless the creature option is truly awful, I run 55 creatures in the 99, and I'm still thinking about sneaking more in by taking out things like Artifacts. Creature payoffs are better than artifact payoffs in Golgari, and Meren can't recur non-creatures.
For sac outlets, you ideally want a selection of 'free' sac outlets, ones that only use a creature and no other input, so stuff like Viscera Seer, Carrion Feeder, Woe Strider, any of the good altars (Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, and Altar of Dementia are my all very good), Sadistic Hypnotist is insanely useful (it is a 5 drop though), if you have 4 drops that matter you can use Dimir House Guard because Transmute is a good mechanic if you care about the MV and it's also a free sac outlet. I think you can throw in a few sac outlets that are more limited, stuff like Helm of Possession, Phyrexian Tower, Hell's Caretaker, Altar of Bhaal, and Ritual of the Machine are all beefy effects, even if you can only use them once per turn. I really like stuff like Sakura Tribe Elder because the card provides it's own sac outlet (but only for itself), ymmv but I think you're taking a risk by running something like Solemn Simulacrum over Dawntreader Elk or Diligent Farmhand, 4 mana is a ton and it lacks a self destruct feature.
One option some people end up taking is replacing Meren as the Commander, not because she isn't strong enough but because the play patterns are pretty consistent, once you've figured out what your deck is trying to do, Meren is usually very predictable, so some people prefer something like Baba Lysaga, Night Witch. She offers card draw and a sac outlet in the Command zone while caring a lot less about creatures in particular, so you'd have more freedom in terms of card types.
Hope some of this is helpful!
DemonDragonJ on Warteye Witch or Phyrexian Vivisector?
1 month ago
bushido_man96, I do, indeed, have Viscera Seer in that deck.
Also, no one has yet answered my next question: does Phyrexian Vivisector's ability trigger from its own death? Its ability does not say "another creature."
bushido_man96 on Warteye Witch or Phyrexian Vivisector?
1 month ago
I'd rather run a sac outlet like Viscera Seer that does what you want. I'd focus more on draw than scary effects.
DreadKhan on Meren Reanimation
1 month ago
If you want some low to the ground sac outlets, two 'free' (no cost beyond the creature being sacrificed) outlets are Viscera Seer and Carrion Feeder. Woe Strider is also interesting, hope that gives you some more ideas!
SefTheReject on Mono-Black Exquisite Vito
1 month ago
All suggestions are mono black vampires and fit more of an aristocrats build.
Lords - Captivating Vampire buffs the squad and gives the ability of stealing an opponent’s creature
Vampire Nocturnus buffs the squad, gives evasion and since you’re mono black can play with the top of your library visible
1 drops - Knight of the Ebon Legion is the best 1 drop vamp imo. Can buff itself, gains permanent buffs and doubles as removal mid-late game
Viscera Seer a great sac target and let’s you scry 1
Vampire Cutthroat has skulk and lifelink
Vampire Lacerator a 2/2 for 1, you take one damage unless your opponent has 10 or less life
Indulgent Aristocrat a decent buffer with a sac engine
Guul Draz Vampire gains a buff if the opponent has 10 or less life
Pulse Tracker opponent takes 1 damage when it attacks
2 drops - Cordial Vampire not a lord in name, but has that buffing ability and triggers when ANYTHING dies. Buffs the team more efficiently than any lord imo.
Bloodghast a vital piece imo, it can’t block, but comes back when you play a land
Blood Artist a key piece for an aristocrat build, combos great with cordial and Vito
Asylum Visitor for card draw and the ability to come back
Kalastria Highborn great addition for a drain and gain/aristocrat build
Vraan, Executioner Thane combos great with Vito
Stromkirk Condemned can buff the team for a turn
Vampire Hexmage great sideboard piece for dealing with counters
Gifted Aetherborn might be favorite vampire, but doesn’t fit an aristocrat build
3 drops - Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord the only walker you need. Buffs, gives deathtouch & lifelink to a vampire, acts as a Lightning Helix and you cheat out a vampire
Silversmote Ghoul is a perfect target for Sorin’s second ability and comes back at the end of your end step
Vampire Nighthawk one of the best vampires imo, has evasion, deathtouch and lifelink, but doesn’t fit the aristocrat build
Nighthawk Scavenger a vampire goyf
Drana, Liberator of Malakir has evasion, first strike and buffs attacking creatures
Lands - Cavern of Souls an absolute MUST for any tribal build
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth flips things to swamps
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is great for all devotion the build will have
Castle Locthwain for card draw later
Prismatic Vista, Verdant Catacombs, Polluted Delta, Marsh Flats & Bloodstained Mire to fetch and thin out your deck to keep the gas flowing.
Sleepysherlock on Spell-Slinging Mardu Copies
2 months ago
Lot of my suggestions are leaning into tokens because Blood Avatar clearly wants that, and if i can find a spell that makes tokens than Extus will be happy too. Thats my idea.
Big Score, Unexpected Windfall, Blood for Bones, Rakdos Charm, Fiery Confluence, Crackle with Power, Storm King's Thunder, Bonus Round, Sram's Expertise, Electrodominance, Jaya Ballard, Liliana, Dreadhorde General, Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Assemble the Legion, Secure the Wastes, Call the Coppercoats, Fury Storm, Ashnod's Altar, Prosperous Partnership, Divine Visitation
Let's take a short break here, because you need better creatures. Creatures that have VALUE as you recast them over and over, maybe even discard outlets. I hate to say it (and i'm not going to list them) but Aristocrat creatures are ideal here because they are cheap, and gain life which can then be used to cast wild stuff like Bolas's Citadel.
Dragonmaster Outcast, Viscera Seer, Cathar Commando, Leonin Relic-Warder, Mondrak, Glory Dominus, Lagomos, Hand of Hatred, Pitiless Plunderer, Mahadi, Emporium Master, Woe Strider, Ophiomancer, Mayhem Devil, Children of Korlis, Insolent Neonate, Elenda, the Dusk Rose, Sengir Autocrat, Syr Konrad, the Grim, Sun Titan
Also if this just ins't the direction you wanna go thats ight
slasherturtle on Gimme That!
3 months ago
I fucking adore this deck, I don't have too many notes.
Arcane Lighthouse would be nice to take control of creatures with Hexproof or Shroud.
Something like Phyrexian Tower, Viscera Seer, or Yawgmoth, Thran Physician might be nice so you can sacrifice the creatures you steal for free if you can't untap Merieke, or if you use something other than Merieke to steal it.
Exsanguinate/Torment of Hailfire and maybe even Sphinx's Revelation would both make good use of your infinite mana combo, since there aren't too many payoffs for it. Without a few decent X spells you might find it doesn't do a lot for you.
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