A Meren of Clan Nel Toth graveyard play deck. It's all about recursion and ETB/LTB effects. With Meren of Clan Nel Toth, Sheoldred, Whispering One, and Deadbridge Chant as reliable ways of pulling from the graveyard and Buried Alive, Corpse Connoisseur and a ton of tutoring in there to get what I need it plays pretty well.

Have the Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Triskelion infinite combo in there as a win-con, but the primary is have either Butcher of Malakir or Dictate of Erebos on the board with some token creation creating an I Sac, You Sac situation. Main goal is to keep the opponent's board state nonexistent. Sac outlets are Carnage Altar, Skullclamp, Ghoulcaller Gisa, and Flesh Carver.

Besides the main sacrificing meta there's a token sub-theme provided by things like Ogre Slumlord, Golgari Germination, Gutter Grime, Mycoloth, and Ghoulcaller Gisa.

Have Burnished Hart, Sakura-Tribe Elder, and Yavimaya Elder in there for my ramp options.

Will post updates as I try out different cards and builds for the deck.

Any recommendations or advice on how to further improve the deck would be greatly appreciated. Also looking for some input on how to make this more competitive. I play with a pretty strong group and I would like it to hit the point that I'm able to hang in there a little better.


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Out: Grafted Exoskeleton

In: It That Betrays

Pretty self-explanatory on this one. Exoskeleton was a low utility card that I replaced for what basically amounts to a win-con for this deck, despite the high cost.


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Date added 4 years
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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

8 - 0 Mythic Rares

32 - 0 Rares

22 - 0 Uncommons

15 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.81
Tokens */* Horror, Garruk, 2/2 Zombie, */* Ooze, 1/1 Saproling, 1/1 Worm, 0/1 Eldrazi Spawn, 1/1 Rat, 3/3 Beast
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-1 Grafted Exoskeleton main
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