Witherbloom Apprentice

Witherbloom Apprentice

Creature — Human Druid

Magecraft — Whenever you cast or copy an instant or sorcery spell, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Witherbloom Apprentice Discussion

Grubbernaut on What are some combos that …

3 days ago

My favorite thing is a forced draw with Thoracle trigger on the stack. A closer example to yours is Chain of Smog + Witherbloom Apprentice; you wait until they discard their hand, then counter/remove.

memdem on Abazan Junk

1 week ago

I completely agree. This is a deck that I have been trying to find other that would be alot better than pests because I agree with you they are just a much weaker version of Lingering Souls. And adding Siege Rhino is something I didnt realize would be good with bounce. When I was making this deck I didnt look at the synergy with Satyr Wayfinder. And this deck in my casual playgroup is good but having random stuff like Witherbloom Apprentice just to get the pings of of its magecraft ability.

Also please help with this deck and keep in mind that it is budget and you pointing this out has really helped.

meijirestored on pm me pest tokens

3 months ago

Swapped in 2 more Valentin, Dean of the Vein  Flip, 2 more Daemogoth Titan, and 2 more Poet's Quill; Swapped for Culling Ritual and Rushed Rebirth, and updated sidebar. Fielding one Witherbloom Apprentice, might replace him with something lifelink.

LMK if I should take out Moldervine Reclamation, Sanguine Indulgence, and Village Rites (and lands) to make it standard format... feel free to suggest replacements. currently feeling Village Rites -> Deadly Dispute, Sanguine Indulgence ->??? Moldervine Reclamation -> Poet's Quill Moldervine Reclamation -> Essence Infusion

StopShot on 9/13 Commander Banning/Unbanning

4 months ago

Step 1: Cast Worldfire.

Step 2: With Worldfire on the stack, activate ability of either: Blisterspit Gremlin, Brimstone Trebuchet, Lightning-Rig Crew, Lobber Crew, Nettle Drone or Thermo-Alchemist.

Step 3: With ability and Worldfire on the stack, cast either: Dualcaster Mage, Fork, Fury Storm, Increasing Vengeance, Reiterate, Reverberate or Wild Ricochet targeting Worldfire.

Off-color options: Basilica Guards, Basilica Screecher, Blind Obedience, Crypt Ghast, Kingpin's Pet, Syndic of Tithes, Thrull Parasite, Tithe Drinker, Witherbloom Apprentice, Refuse / Cooperate, Insidious Will, Narset's Reversal, Twincast, Naru Meha, Master Wizard.

(This is by no means an exhaustive list, it just happens to be the best mana-cost effective cards I could find.)

Ardees on Chef Dina cEDH

4 months ago

FastNLow Well one of my heuristics when building a combo-oriented deck is that, unless the combo is highly easy to obtain and defend (e.g., the thassa oracle and Demonic Consultation combo, where blue counters protect any other counter or removal, and is achieved by a total cmc of 3), combo pieces should also be useful in addittion to being combo pieces. This is also the reason why I removed Witherbloom Apprentice and Chain of Smog, which required Dosan the Falling Leaf to ensure I would not end up with no ends and a fairly useless permanent (Witherbloom Apprentice).

Based on this, I have opted out of Triskelion because the card per se is not really that exciting, mostly because a very low reward for its mana cost. True, Triskelion and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed do not nee a sac outlet to enable the combo. However, if you simply add Phyrexian Delver and/or Body Snatcher, you're able to reanimate Protean Hulk to tutor for all the pieces you need (generally Viscera Seer or Carrion Feeder). Body Snatcher is an amazing card - it also helps you get rid of Mikaeus or Hulk if they are both stuck in your hand, and to reanimate them right away with a sac outlet. Bare in mind that if you are looking for the Mikaeus+Ballista combo, you need at least one of these two, otherwise Mikaeus+Ballista only trigger infinite LTB and ETB (Ballista pings itself). You can see more about this synergy line on my deck I linked before. But going back to the main point, Ballista is a card that can remove on t1 or 2 some early ramp creatures, or some cards such as Esper Sentinel. Phyrexian Delver and Body Snatcher are enablers that are useful under different circumstances, and same with Viscera Seer and Carrion Feeder.

Of course, I'm talking from a Meren perspective. But as a Golgari, the synergy works for every deck developing around hulk (in fact, at times I win on the hulk combo line without even casting Meren during the whole game).

Hope this clarifies!

Ardees on Chef Dina cEDH

4 months ago

In my optmized Meren Surgical Toolbox [2K22] I run Protean Hulk to fetch for Mikaeus and Walking Ballista and another sac outlet (Carrion Feeder or Viscera Seer). I've found no use with Disciple of the Vault or Melira other than the combo, which is not the case for Walking Ballista (can ping low creatures such as birds of paradise or elves).

I also removed the Witherbloom Apprentice and Chain of Smog combo as in cEDH it is too easy to counter. Players can wait for you to discard your hand, then counter the copy once you've out of cards.

I'd recommend try out Mindslicer and Dauthi Voidwalker. They are by themselves excellent cards, and together they create quite a nasty synergy. They are also tutorable by Protean Hulk in one shot.

Cool deck nevertheless!

Minousmancer on Witherbloom Storm (Budget)

8 months ago

Hi razelfark

I like the this deck concept I have several similar(I'll list one with the simplest concept I use) I love Witherbloom!

My suggestions come in your Lands, ie. instead of 2xCrawling Barrens, I'd run 4x Faceless Haven I'd also suggest running 26 lands if you are going to run with "Manlands". I would use 4x Darkbore Pathway  Flip. No "jungle hollows" nor "Campus" they are too slow for Witherbloom. 9x Snow-Covered Forest and 9x Snow-Covered Swamp . One because the are considered "Basic" Land and two it only takes 3 Snow-Covered Lands to activate Faceless Haven instead of 4 for crawling barrens.

Have thought about adding Plumb the Forbidden ? With Witherbloom Apprentice and Bastion of Remembrance it's like a machine gun and since it Drain Life they can't "prevent damage" from it.

Also the Learn mechanic with cards like Eyetwitch + Sedgemoor Witch is great for more canon fodder like Pest Summoning or Necrotic Fumes .

Here is the deck I had mentioned sharing with you earlier.

The Flood (Halo)

These are all just my suggestions, take them with a grain of salt. Ultimately what matters is designing and playing a deck you like/love.

balangaz on Hogaak

8 months ago

Putrid Imp é um efeito que te interessa nesse deck?

Só pra eu saber, se a carta eventualmente vira rara, tá banida?

Spider Spawning e Worm Harvest (se legal), muito caros? Tem tbm Tend the Pests .

O combo de Witherbloom Apprentice e Chain of Smog é rareless.

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