Just wanted to take a moment to highlight one of my favorite designs from last year.
I underestimated this card as part of my pool during BRO prerelease but man was it essential towards being undefeated in three rounds. A 3/1 is always welcome in aggressive decks, it's somehow a Zombie which gives it additional play with Champion of the Perished
, artifact typing is sometimes relevant for interactions with Welder or Daretti, Scrap Savant
, and most importantly it has a recursive ability to keep applying pressure in the late game that is not limited to sorcery speed. This just checks off all the boxes for me in giving aggressive decks more threats that offered varied gameplay and ways to approach combat. Bringing it back as a 4/2 in the later game is big for applying the pressure necessary to close out the game and can trade up very well with big blockers at that point in the game. Best of all being able to come back for a mere
is massive allowing you to create cheap sac loops via something like a Carrion Feeder
and a Midnight Reaper
to replenish your hand.
The recursive creature suite in black has really been beefed up a ton in recent years allowing for it to more consistently attack on a different axis with chip shots via Blood Artist
or Judith, the Scourge Diva
. The activated ability to just return can do a Bloodsoaked Champion
impression in the later game allowing you to push through suicidal attacks just to punch in that extra bit of drain. We've also gotten the likes of Skyclave Shade
and Tenacious Brawler
in recent years which both fulfill similar roles, but I think this might have the most ways to synergize with various different themes (zombies, artifacts, +1/+1 counters, etc.) offering the most dense package of the three.
I'd highly recommend giving it a run if it's not already on your list, was very impressed by the resiliency in my last cube draft.