Zulaport Cutthroat

Zulaport Cutthroat

Creature — Human Rogue Ally

Whenever this or another creature you control dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, tokens are put into the graveyard before they cease to exist), each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Zulaport Cutthroat Discussion

DreadKhan on Its Just a Flesh Wound (Budget cEDH Meren)

2 weeks ago

It's an infinite combo engine in my Meren deck, but I will say you need 2 or more cards to actually go infinite with it, a way to generate mana from bodies, and a way to generate bodies. The mini-wipe ETB offers a way to get enough energy to hopefully start the chain, but you really want a creature that makes lots of bodies you can reanimate, and something like Pitiless Plunderer or Phyrexian Altar (or Ashnod's Altar and Bog Initiate if you're weird) to make it infinite. I use Mitotic Slime as my main source of bodies, and the ability to reanimate anything after I've got infinite mana/reanimations is pretty consistently good enough to win the game. I often use Blood Artist or similar to win on the spot at this point.

It gains some viability points from the fact that Golgari is very good at tutoring the Demon up, as well as combo pieces. It's rare that I don't win if I can set this combo up, but it is possible to have infinite mana/reanimations and have nothing else worth reanimating, and no cards in hand, so you'd just be stuck hoping to draw Zulaport Cutthroat or similar to close. This can happen if everyone's graveyards are exiled, which Farewell can do (and which people should be running more and more often).

In my deck, I have other reanimation sources that can power up Demon of Dark Schemes to use it to reanimate Sidisi, Undead Vizier or Protean Hulk (or something similar) in order to win, so even if it's not infinite, it's ability can still be very powerful. If your playgroup has lots of players that use big creatures, the Demon can reanimate them for you as well, which can sometimes close the game.

It's biggest weakness is that you can't really dig it out with Protean Hulk, it's MV is so high it'd feel pretty bad to just find that in many cases. If you're not ever going to go infinite with it, going finite can still be pretty good, it's only 2B to reanimate a creature, and something like Underworld Hermit or Avenger of Zendikar can bring plenty of bodies along, allowing you to build up an army. If you've got lots of Aristocrat payoffs, just generating the Energy for your next reanimation can be powerful.

Gorbah on Bloodline of an Ancient Coven

2 weeks ago

Hello Iblis,

I normally edit the changes to my deck immediately but now I swapped around 15 cards and I never really took the time to update my page here, I will check my binder soon and list all the cards up that have been swapped for the new version of my build, it's been a blast to play this version! Nearly every game starts explosive now, hyper aggro build like some say it. We are going extremely wide now on our boardstate so cards like Zulaport Cutthroat & Brutal Hordechief are must have non-vampire creatures in this brew. The hordechief has won me several games! Be sure to try him out!!

Thanks for the nice PS message bru! Love it! Greetz

TheNinjaPhoenix on An Actual Ninja Phoenix Deck

1 month ago

Stardragon - ah, thank you so much for the detailed comment. Lots of great suggestions there. Some are ones I thought of this morning after actually waking up and not hastily working on a deck past midnight!

Anax looks great, I'll definitely add to the list!

I love the two recursion cards you've mentioned, Exhume is worth the cut for them.

Cards like Zulaport Cutthroat and Blood Artist are a must, as is Dictate of Erebos, I can't believe I forgot them.

I love the boardwipes, as well as Cover of Darkness and Goblin War Drums.

Fervor and Heartless Summoning also are great additions.

I think my major issue here is saturation. With only 100 cards and over 130 cards so far, it will be a challenge trimming the deck while keeping it comeptitive and fun. I am thinking of skimming down the phoenix total, as well as some of the Changeling cards.

Stardragon on An Actual Ninja Phoenix Deck

1 month ago

Since you choose Desecrated Tomb and Tormod, the Desecrator why not Anax, Hardened in the Forge so you get a 1/1 bat, a 2/2 zombie and a 2/2 satyr when a creature dies or returns form the graveyard?

Some extra on death mileage particularly with your altar (I would consider Ashnod's Altar as well)- Pitiless Plunderer for more mana, Species Specialist or Dark Prophecy for card draw, Zulaport Cutthroat, Blood Artist or Bastion of Remembrance for some life gain/drain action or Butcher of Malakir and Dictate of Erebos so when you lose a creature they do too

I saw you have some recursion why not consider Return from Extinction and it's upgraded form Raise the Draugr? I would cut Exhume for one of these they cost the same and can bring back two phoenixes or ninjas and doesn't have the downside of letting your opponent bring a card back. and they cost less though they don't put on to battlefield so that may not be to your liking

Extra board wipes that won't hit your phoenixes (though will hit your ninjas) are Magmaquake, Earthquake, Faultline and Subterranean Tremors

More damage- Berserkers' Onslaught, Wound Reflection, Gratuitous Violence

Harder to block Phoenixes so you can ninjutsu even easier- Goblin War Drums, Intimidate, Cover of Darkness

Maybe Heartless Summoning-to make your commander cheaper to cast in the graveyard (the only time you should cast this from your command zone is the first time, and anytime is get's exiled as this way you can ignore the commander tax as much as possible)

And don't forget Fervor so all your birds are hasty and can attack as so as they on the field so you ninjutsu even faster

Gadianten on Orah's Dirty Clergy [Aristocrats EDH]

1 month ago

Alright, you NEED Buried Alive as it will enable you to abuse tools you already have in the deck. Choose Yawgmoth, Thran Physician + Karmic Guide + Reveillark and [Insert Reanimate like effect] to revive Reveillark to make a Yawgmoth's Bargain that murders your opponets creatures. Draw cards until you get a winning combo while clearing the board of all creatures you dislike. It is VERY easy to draw 20 or more cards this way and if you have lifegain you can draw as many cards as you want. I cant overstate how powerful this ability is and if you have something like Zulaport Cutthroat out you pretty much win.

Some other considerations for the deck are Edgewalker for the discounts, Priest of Gix for reanimation mana abuse, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim as a sacrificial outlet of mass destruction and Heliod's Pilgrim as a useful in tribe tool box fetch creature. I think a good tool box would be Gift of Immortality and Dance of the Dead in addition to your current Animate Dead. Pretty helpful to ensure a way to revive off a Buried Alive play. Gift of Immortality is pretty funny with cards like Selfless Spirit or even Yawgmoth, Thran Physician for value.

TheoryCrafter on Need help deciding on a …

1 month ago

I'm going to side on Mogis in part because I'm into Punisher and in part if you get Tobran and Mogis on the battlefield at the same time you can inflict more Commander damage in a turn with Mogis than with Tobran. Forcing an opponent to sacrifice a creature becomes even more useful if you run it against a Voltron Deck.

Again I'm siding with the Multicolor. Dina can also offer aristocrat support. Sacrifice a creature, if you control Zulaport Cutthroat you gain 1 life. If Vito is also on the battlefield you gained 1 life, but your opponent loses 3. Then you activate Vito's ability and Dina has lifelink. If you can get her trample, depending on the creature you sacrificed, that's lots of Commander damage and lifeloss. If you cast Pest Infestation the previous turn that's a huge pain in the tail for your opponents.

I hope this helps. Happy Hunting!

AstroAA on What's in the Box? Oh! It's a Combo! (Karador)

1 month ago

Hello!

I'd recommend adding in sac outlets that allow you to kill your own stuff easier, such as Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar. Meanwhile, if you wanted to get more use out of permanents entering the battlefield, you could run Altar of the Brood.

Zulaport Cutthroat is also really nice for providing additional redundancy for Blood Artist, and Bastion of Remembrance fulfills a similar role. You can also include Carnival of Souls if you really wanted to for more mana. Pair with Pawn of Ulamog for more mana shenanigans.

I'd also recommend running more removal, such as Nature's Claim or Return to Nature as something like Rest in Peace or Grafdigger's Cage completely screws you over and you don't currently have many cheap ways to respond to those type of effects. Krosan Grip is also great for this. If you want it on a creature, Reclamation Sage is great as it's fairly cheap and you can recur it; Caustic Caterpillar is another option.

In addition, creatures like Reassembling Skeleton and Gravecrawler are also great for additional sacrifice fodder.

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