Why Lurrus maindeck, not as a companion? Free token. The older, and uglier, brother of [[Viscera Seer]] who while being more expensive comes with free fodder, can recur itself (although not sacrifice itself), and can be a decently sized creature when you bring it back.

When Woe Strider enters the battlefield, create a 0/1 white Goat creature token. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.) When talking about food – you can’t go on a diet while playing this deck.

Every card put in our graveyard can be used to our advantage. I found out that I wanted something that 1) is unconditional creature removal 2) exiles the target to get rid of some troublemakers like Klothys, God of Destiny or Rekindling Phoenix 3) targets planeswalkers, like Teferi, Hero of Dominaria. Most Rakdos Sacrifice decks in historic I’ve seen play with Lurrus of the Dream Den as a companion – here’s a sample decklist.

4) This deck is at its best when it combines multiple cards together: Cat is weak without Oven, Priest is poor without creatures to sacrifice, Devil is a vanilla 3/3 without anything being sacrificed, and Kroxa is a weak discard spell without a way to fill our graveyard. With multiple food tokens on board and a Cat in graveyard, you can enter full control to sacrifice them one after another in response to your own triggers. 2 Eat to Extinction: I’ve been trying different kinds of removal in this deck since the release of Theros. It also served as a Fabled Passage with a 2-mana activation cost, so our mana wasn’t that much hurt by running it. 4 Stitcher’s Supplier: One small creature from Historic, one giant leap for the whole archetype.
You can Claim your opponent’s mana dorks to break even on mana or sometimes even gain it with something like Selvala, Heart of the Wilds. The idea is the same as vs other aggro. Updated July 29, 2020, Stay a while and listen! Dreadhorde Butcher turn 2 is harder to cast with early Tower; we don’t run as much cheap Tower-fodder as Lurrus versions and don’t have Bolas’s Citadel that we want to put into play ASAP. 2) This deck loves to use and abuse graveyard shenanigans. MTG Arena Free-to-Play Guide: How to Maximize Value on Your Account, Orzhov 8-Dancer: The New Tier 1 Monster in Historic, 4 Control Decks To Get You to Mythic for the November 2020 Ranked Season. Viscera Seer is still probably better in most decks that want sac outlets though.

Would that it were 2/3 instead of 3/2 so I could play it in [[Alesha]], Alesha - (G) (SF) (txt) (ER)[[cardname]] or [[cardname|SET]] to call. Slaughter-Priest of Mogis – I played with it for some time and it worked fine, but Dreadhorde Butcher is so much better against aggro due to the death-ping trigger. These tend to be rather good match-ups – just Claim their important creatures or kill them with Devil, exile their graveyard with Ashiok, and you should be in a good spot.

I think that RB Kroxa Sacrifice is an interesting deck to play with lots of choices, and that it can hold its own against most decks in Historic.

Access to more sideboard cards, most notably. Yeah i like this alot too, what the hell do i take out for it though? This is still a good card but Yahenni not only protects herself but also becomes a respectable threat.
So if you want all hell to break loose, better do it on your opponent’s turn to have your triggers resolve first. 3) This is the kind of deck that takes a defensive role vs more aggressive decks like Goblins, MonoG, or Gruul, while being the beatdown vs slower decks like Esper control, Field of the Dead, Temur Reclamation, or turbo ramp. They are also useful vs artifact aggro based on Tempered Steel.

Yes, it negates Woe Strider’s goat, but that’s a small price for saving us. This is a really good card. If a card has multiple abilities giving you permission to cast it, such as two escape abilities or an escape ability and a flashback ability, you choose which one to apply. All Rights Reserved. Don’t play it too early though – wait for your opponent to have some zombies to use it as a zombie-wrath. I don’t want to rely on graveyard synergies too much, in case of some hate post-board. The draw option is best when you’ve played your hand on curve, and your opponent is slower on tempo and has more cards in hand than they can play over the next few turns. If opponents disrupt our key pieces, especially by removal that exiles, we struggle. Stay aggressive early game and look for sideboard cards, as Ashiok with Virulent Plague can shut down the opponent’s deck pretty hard.

Kroxa has forced my opponents to discard so many crucial cards and taken away so much of their life, especially late game when they didn’t have cards in hand. Sacrifice another creature: Scry 1. It does a similar job to the 1 maindeck Lurrus, but Call is more of a faster 1-time boost that is useless with an empty graveyard, while Lurrus is always a 3/2 lifelink body, gives more value over time, and allows us to recur Ovens we mill with Supplier. Escape - , Exile four other cards from your graveyard. If you play Kroxa from hand while already having another on the battlefield, it doesn’t get sacrificed. There are many different versions of this tale, but here’s the one I was told: Allow me a brief digression, for I’m afraid that from time to time I will have to change the way I impart my teachings, to help you younglings understand this old man’s prattling.

If it is a permanent spell, it enters the battlefield and will return to its owner’s graveyard if it dies later. There’s also Vraska’s Contempt available in Historic, which might be better if the meta gets more aggressive, but in vacuum, surveil 1 synergizes much better with the rest of the deck than lifegain. Sit at the campfire, as today at dusk I shall begin the tale of a legendary elder giant called Kroxa and his little cat familiar, as they ventured into the perilous world, encountering fields full of zombies, ferocious goblin tribes ready to attack anyone who stood in their way, and wise magicians who possessed the power to manipulate time. 1 Witch’s Vengeance – for Goblins and other tribal matchups. Woe Strider escapes with two +1/+1 counters on it. Check.

You could discard from your hand to feed the escape cost with extra lands. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Woe Strider escapes with two +1/+1 counters on it. Capitalize on those, make some mayhem! MTG Arena Zone © 2020. Ultimately the removal that hits yahenni would also make this Strider's recursion meaningless too, so Yahenni requiring less to continue being a sac outlet for you should be more useful. Sacrifice another creature: Scry 1. 3 Claim the Firstborn: In this deck, this is a split card with the first half being nuts and the one you use most of the time: “Destroy target creature with CMC less than 3. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.) I could also imagine cutting Lurrus and Rankle for 1-2 Rites and 1-2 Calls to play Jegantha as a companion, at least for game one and the post-board games where we don’t need to side in Ashiok. Don’t hesitate to eat your food for Mayhem Devil pings or to get more life vs aggro. Strider also provides an infinite sacrifice outlet, allowing you to sacrifice Cat to scry 1 and return it as many times as you have food tokens accumulated. (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its escape cost.)

Shutting down Fabled Passage, Cultivate, Golos, and Scapeshift is very nice. Who can predict what the future holds? Exile removal – lets you keep your creatures in graveyard for later usage.

Stats are decent for its cost, which isn’t a huge deal in our format but not totally insignificant either. My [[Chainer, Dementia Master]] reanimator deck is probably gonna use Woe Strider instead just because it's a better value to recur/built in recursion/high curve.