Yawgmoth, Thran Physician

Yawgmoth, Thran Physician

Legendary Creature — Human Cleric

Protection from Humans ((Remember the acronym debt.) This creature can't be damaged, enchanted, equipped, blocked or targeted by anything Human.)

Pay 1 life, Sacrifice another creature: Put a -1/-1 counter up to one target creature and draw a card.

, Discard a card: Proliferate. (Choose any number of permanents and/or players, then give each another counter of each kind already there.)

Yawgmoth, Thran Physician Discussion

CasualCucumber on I think I'm too picky

1 week ago

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed , Urza, Lord High Artificer (you can build him without being all cutthroat), Yawgmoth, Thran Physician , Archangel Avacyn  Flip and The Gitrog Monster (can also be build in a fun way without going into the combo route) - all of these cards should fit what you seek: some good lore, good art and a good amount of text.

Azeworai on Alesha, Who Smiles at Death Commander

2 weeks ago

Ah, I had long-tinkered with an Alesha list for quite the meiny of months, whereupon I have a fair number of suggestions for consideration in your ranks.

Meseems Callous Bloodmage is one of the best cards in the new set for inclusion, as it does three relevant things for any given circumstance. Choose wisely.

Any aristocrats list is incomplete when bereft of Skullclamp . Overplayed? Overrated? Too powerful? Is it too efficient? Perhaps you are tired of acknowledging its existence? Is this jest overlong all for the sake of an ensuing sentence? No, no, yes, maybe, and yes. (Just play it.)

Yawgmoth, Thran Physician is a particular powerhouse. He does everything. Maugre the cost of one life, he enables a draw engine and sacrifice outlet. So much for so little.

False Prophet is a most splendid wrath, for, ere his calamitous demise trigger, you may sacrifice your board and ravage all others.

Feldon of the Third Path , however sorrowful his tale, is quite the potent artificer. Bringing back many and wreaking havoc upon all is a brutal combination that can act as a backup version of the commander.

Rummaging effects are perhaps something of which I am too fond, yet here we are. Rummaging Goblin , Anje Falkenrath , Plargg, Dean of Chaos  Flip, Deal Broker , Smuggler's Copter , and Mad Prophet are all ones I would seek to add.

I much enjoy Painful Truths in any multi-coloured Black deck. Sign in Blood and Night's Whisper are equally enjoyable.

Retribution of the Meek is a splendid wrath, typically decimating the opponents' populous.

There are also the intrinsic staples that I may as well proffer by name: Blood Artist , Swords to Plowshares , Despark , Anguished Unmaking , Vindicate , Path to Exile , and Fellwar Stone .

Thus is all, dear folk. But, might all of your foes be met with a despairing shriek as Karmic Guide has her fun casting demise.

Lastly, the deck name could use a little work. Yes, it may be forthright, but, opt for something with flare. Let it be histrionic! Brutal! WONDERFUL!

Thence I leave.

Here is my own list, if you deign to care: Quondam Foes

Wolffang988 on Korvold, the Draconic Railgun *Primer*

2 weeks ago

Zidawn A good question! When I initially designed the deck I was intentionally steering clear of the more meta Korvold decks and focusing more on victories through fun (and occasionally convoluted) methods, but those decks are certainly meta for a reason and it could be interesting to integrate some ideas and combos from those! I deliberately did not include Food Chain + Squee, the Immortal in this deck but it’s a tried and true method of pumping Korvold to ridiculous amounts of damage very quickly and you could easily swap out other cards to make room for the combo. (For example, I’ll be removing Yawgmoth, Thran Physician later this week to do some testing with the new Strixhaven cards!). I’d also had a focus on keeping the cost fairly reasonable for the deck but if you have no reservations on spending then you could certainly find higher value lands for the mana base as well! The deck functions well in my usual playgroups but I could definitely see room for improvement if you wanted to run it in a more hardcore group or even a tournament. I’ll be making some changes to the deck over the next couple weeks as I experiment with the Strixhaven set, and if I come up with any other ideas I’ll let you know!

Housegheist on Life Tribute

3 weeks ago

First of: You have 13 cards with white pips.... but only swamps as lands?

Andy it seems linke Elenda, the Dusk Rose could be a nice addition as she delivers lifelink und lifelinkers when she dies. Heliod, Sun-Crowned looks like he could power up your lifegain-theme.

As you are generating tons of life Yawgmoth, Thran Physician and K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth are made for your list. In addition Dream Devourer could ramp you und protect you from discard.

And what about aristocrats favourite sac-outlet Ashnod's Altar ?

You have 21 cards mit cmc 5 or greater which seems a lot. Have you already tested is? How does it perform so far?

Omniscience_is_life on Steep Price to Pay (Dina, Soul Steeper)

1 month ago

Obahai thanks for commenting! Yawgmoth, Thran Physician is going in straight away, appreciate you bringing him up--I'd entirely forgotten he existed ;)

Mister_Lich on [Upgraded][C20] Symbiotic Swarm - Ikoria Nightmare

1 month ago

This deck is so nice. Mutate is a weird mechanic, at least in my play circle. Only thing I missed here is ways to sacrifice your own cards, as you can exploit getin' 'em back. Phyrexian Tower , Phyrexian Altar , Fiend Artisan , Birthing Pod or even Yawgmoth, Thran Physician could work nice in this deck. Also, Solemn Simulacrum and Sakura-Tribe Elder can help this deck to ramp faster, specially in combination with Luminous Broodmoth . The demon-goat-cat-thing commander is heavy on mana with his mutate ability. You also can put some "death traps" there and here. Caustic Caterpillar for example. It works very well with the reanimation mechanics. I would take out Sylvan Caryatid , the Defender is a trap, and you can't use Mutate on humans, so Slippery Bogbonder also don't fit. Bassara Tower Archer , Gladecover Scout and Paradise Druid are cheaper options for Hexproof. You will need Hexproof. Nethroi is a huge menace, specially when starts to absorb creatures.

Anyway, good job.

Jman1139 on Extus and the blood avatar

1 month ago

This deck seems sweet. One thing I think would make it better is taking out some of the generic staple ramp and removal and replacing it with ramp and removal that helps the decks strategy.

For the ramp, might I suggest Priest of Forgotten Gods as a great source of card advantage, removal and mana with all of your tokens. Pitiless Plunderer is also great for fueling the mana needs of decks like this, It is the single best card in my korvold deck and I'd be surprised if it didn't do work here.

For the removal there's numerous options of sackable creatures to pay off all your triggers such as Plaguecrafter , Merciless Executioner , Fleshbag Marauder , Demon's Disciple , Shriekmaw (this feels like too many as you still want a few instant speed, no restriction pieces of removal to save you in a pinch but take your pick of your favourite).

Now for draw, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician is one of the most broken cards in any aristocrats deck,it's a sac outlet, removal for small creatures and it draw hella cards, definite include if you can afford the fairly large price tag. Now there aren't that many cards that draw whenever a TOKEN creature dies but there are a few more niche ones that I'd include, Species Specialist would be good if you have alot of one particular type of token and Dark Prophecy is good if the mana base can support triple black. Also if you're worried about having enough nontokens to sac that you won't run the classics like Midnight Reaper i'd take another look at the Judith, the Scourge Diva in the list I'd also recommend the commander storm cards as they seem very cool in the list when you're repetitively casting the commander, especially the red one letting you basically recast the commander for every casting of it before. Theres also Ashnod's Altar and as another great sac outlet for the deck although idk how much you'll need when you've a guaranteed sac outlet in the command zone. If you're looking for cards to cut I'd immediately look at the instants and sorceries that are just generically good if you're planning on building solely around the back side. I'd also look at the expensive token makers such as Marionette Master and Siege-Gang Commander as those are effects you want earlier in the game. This deck seems very cool and I feel like there's a lot that can be done with it and I do love aristocrat strategies, one of the reasons black is the best colour.

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