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this is just plain wrong with mortician beetle(s)
Posted By: Megapossum (11/26/2011 5:06:21 PM)


This card + tokens + Coat of Arms
Posted By: ArannisNalaar (2/19/2012 6:35:42 PM)


A great card, no doubts there....the combos are nice, but I feel some of them are quite a bit contrived.

The only thing I resist liking about sacrifice-themed combos is that they are difficult to breach the gap from merely 'great win con', to 'super insanity'- i.e., chaining lots of different combos together.

You can use them with death triggers,
You make them feed themselves by finding the perfect 'opposite effect card',
You can even use Altar of Tawnos to get infinite mana to do something else with,
But so far, there is only one 'whenever you sacrifice a creature' card in Magic.

Maybe this is indicative that I'm just a Mad Johnny looking to make as many things happen as possible at once, ala 'Rube Goldberg Machine.dec'.....but I'd like to see more things that go off 'whenever you sacrifice a creature.'

4.5 stars is a LOT you know. I think that people are rating this just a bit high because of the feeling you get when your combos work. It doesn't produce mana (directly) or draw ... (see all)
Posted By: DarthParallax (3/2/2012 9:40:39 AM)


Karador likes this.. very very much.
Posted By: Mattmedia (6/8/2012 1:04:43 AM)


I want to see this, enduring renewal, and memnite. (with a DoD in the deck for fun)

@ ArannisNalaar Use Door of Destinies int that deck, not Coat of arms. With CoA, your creatures will get smaller each time you sacrifice one. With DoD, theyll just keep getting bigger and bigger.
Posted By: orisiti (6/23/2012 1:58:21 PM)


I had a thought: Get Altar of Dementia onto the field, get a creature onto the field, and use the Basalt Monolith/Power Artifact infinite colorless mana combo - ramp up enough mana, then play something like enrage on the creature, giving it a total power equal to your opponent's library size, then sacrifice and watch your opponent **** himself.
Posted By: Travelsonic (6/25/2012 11:29:46 PM)


Hmmm, let's see...I think this is the piece in my Ertai, the Corrupted/Merfolk EDH deck I was looking for:

I tap 5 Merfolk Wizards to use Supreme Inquisitor's ability.
One of those wizards is Stonybrook Schoolmaster. Its ability provides me with an extra Merfolk Wizard. I sacrifice that Merfolk Wizard to Altar of Dementia, milling my opponent for 1.
I have Faces of the Past on the battlefield, so once my Merfolk Wizard dies, my other Merfolk Wizards untap, restarting the process, exiling 5/6 of my opponent's decks and milling the other 1/6.

Janky? Of course, but this is EDH, after all.
Posted By: CarlosLiberated (8/28/2012 7:48:49 PM)


Incredibly amusing to use with Woodfall Primus and Cathars' Crusade. Mill their entire library and destroy everything they have except their creatures. Any other creatures you will likely have will be extremely large, and the opposing Emrakul, will be thinking "I'm supposed to be the extremely large monstrosity that annihilates everything..."
Posted By: Keiya (12/21/2012 1:04:48 AM)


This, Iridescent drake and false demise = GG
Posted By: Barjin-N-Blastum (1/26/2013 1:59:30 PM)


And now I wait for the day that Wizards makes the mistake of ever reprinting this in standard...
Posted By: gotthembarrels (2/17/2013 8:49:13 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!