Unsung Heroes: Moriok Replica

ajani bannerThe latest unsung hero is a humble artifact from the Scars of Mirrodin block, Moriok Replica:

moriokreplica.hqMy Meren deck has seen its first share of action, as is detailed below, and the cards that have impressed me the most are Sakura-Tribe Elder and Moriok Replica, both for generating experience counters and making good use of them. The former, however, is an EDH staple, by all rights, while the latter is oft overlooked. According to EDHrec, it is present in only 111 decks in total.

Granted, it is five mana total, which is quite inefficient, but it is so much easier to recurr than its Sorcery counterparts (Night’s Whisper – 577 decks, Sign in Blood – 1255 decks, and Read the Bones – 1261 decks respectively). Granted, the Sorcery versions of the effect has been reprinted in Commander products among other places, meaning there are probably far more of them in circulation among EDH players.

In any deck that can run Moriok Replica and recurr it repeatedly, either through generals like Meren, Karador, Glissa, or Alesha, or through cards like Phyrexian Reclamation, Genesis, or Mimic Vat – give Moriok Replica a shot. I can almost guarantee you won’t be dissapointed!

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  1. Grim Lavamancer

     /  November 17, 2015

    Two extra cards are never something to wrinkle your nose at, and the 2 life cost is usually completely insignificant in an EDH game – even if you use him multiple times. Black isn’t my forte so I’ve never used him, but I’d definitely consider him if I ever build a deck with a resurrection theme.

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