Erika Shiragami [EDH]


The Tentacled One
Biollante is a monster that is part Godzilla, part rose, part dead lady. Makes sense, right? Nethroi is a monster that is part cat, part nightmare, and part beast. Somehow, Biollante is also Nethroi. I don't make the rules. There aren't any great commanders for W/B/G Pattern Rector shenanigans. In the past, I used Karador. Nethroi is just a bit more useful than Karador, or so I've come to believe. I really wanted build a Pattern Rector deck again. So, here we are.

1 Nethroi, Apex of Death

1 Abdel Adrian, Gorion's Ward
1 Academy Rector
1 Allosaurus Shepherd
1 Animate Dead
1 Apprentice Necromancer
1 Arbor Elf
1 Arid Mesa
1 Assassin's Trophy
1 Avacyn's Pilgrim
1 Bayou
1 Bazaar of Baghdad
1 Birds of Paradise
1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Body Snatcher
1 Boseiju, Who Endures
1 Buried Alive
1 Carpet of Flowers
1 Carrion Feeder
1 Chrome Mox
1 Crop Rotation
1 Crucible of Worlds
1 Culling the Weak
1 Dance of the Dead
1 Dark Ritual
1 Deathrite Shaman
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Diabolic Intent
1 Dread Return
1 Eladamri's Call
1 Elves of Deep Shadow
1 Enlightened Tutor
1 Entomb
1 Eternal Witness
1 Fiend Hunter
1 Flooded Strand
2 Forest
1 Fyndhorn Elves
1 Gaea's Cradle
1 Genesis
1 Godless Shrine
1 Golgari Grave-Troll
1 Golgari Thug
1 Harrow
1 Karmic Guide
1 Knight of Autumn
1 Life from the Loam
1 Lion's Eye Diamond
1 Llanowar Elves
1 Lotus Petal
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Marsh Flats
1 Mikaeus, the Unhallowed
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Necromancy
1 Necropotence
1 Overgrown Tomb
1 Pattern of Rebirth
1 Phyrexian Tower
1 Plains
1 Polluted Delta
1 Prismatic Vista
1 Protean Hulk
1 Razaketh, the Foulblooded
1 Reanimate
1 Regrowth
1 Reveillark
1 Riftstone Portal
1 Saffi Eriksdotter
1 Savannah
1 Scalding Tarn
1 Scrubland
1 Sol Ring
1 Stinkweed Imp
1 Strip Mine
1 Sun Titan
1 Survival of the Fittest
2 Swamp
1 Swords to Plowshares
1 Sylvan Library
1 Takenuma, Abandoned Mire
1 Temple Garden
1 Terastodon
1 Triskelion
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Verdant Catacombs
1 Victimize
1 Village Rites
1 Viscera Seer
1 Volrath's Stronghold
1 Wall of Roots
1 Wasteland
1 Windswept Heath
1 Wooded Foothills
1 Worldly Tutor
1 Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth


The Tentacled One
Lost my first game with this one when I had a slow start and no answers to anything. One of my opponents ramped and rushed out a Narset Transcendent, ticked the planeswalker up and used its ultimate, ending the game uneventfully.

Second game, I had a slightly better start, but not a great one. Worked to turn things around. With Viscera Seer as my only remaining creature I was able to cast Dread Return on Karmic Guide, bringing back Reveillark. I cast Knight of Autumn to blow up an opposing Mimic Vat, and was able to combo off. Looping Karmic Guide, Abdel Adrian, Reveillark, and Knight of Autumn for infinite life and infinite soldier tokens, I thought I'd be stuck in a position of needing to pass the turn, and was scrying stuff the bottom of my library to look for my best topdeck. I was pretty stupid about this, actually. I'm rusty with this sort of deck. I had Bazaar of Baghdad in hand and hadn't dropped a land yet, so I was scrying and struggling to think of what I wanted on top. Then I noticed that I could just have Karmic Guide bring back Razaketh, the Foulblooded from my graveyard, sacrifice soldier tokens and tutor up anything I needed. So I put the Trike & Mike combo in my graveyard and brought them back for infinite damage to my opponents.