As an additional cost to cast Abandon Hope, discard X cards.
Look at target opponent's hand and choose X cards from it. That player discards those cards.
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Abandon Hope Discussion
3 months ago
Anthem of Rakdos, Cutthroat il-Dal, Infernal Tutor, Jagged Poppet, Rakdos Pit Dragon, Twinstrike, Rakdos Augermage, Rakdos Guildmage, Rakdos Ringleader, Absorb Vis, Abandon Hope, Abyssal Nocturnus, Amok, Avaricious Dragon, Avatar of Discord, Banshee of the Dread Choir, Behold the Beyond, Bola Warrior, Bottomless Pit, Burning Inquiry, Cabal Conditioning, Cabal Shrine, Creeping Dread
8 months ago
I'm just getting back into magic myself, so I'm not sure of what guidelines Modern decks have to follow. However, here are some nice cards for your strategy that you may want to consider: Distress, Geth's Grimoire, Liliana's Caress, Mind Warp, and Abandon Hope
Also adding the combo of Anvil of Bogardan and Library of Leng is very nice, because it constantly allows you to look at two cards, keep your favorite and put the other back on top of your library. Plus, Anvil of Bogardan forces them to discard every turn.
As far as what I don't like about your deck: Black Vise seems pretty useless since you're trying to make them discard. I don't really see the point of Browbeat or Gitaxian Probe, but perhaps you can explain them to me. Mind Slash also doesn't seem like a great option since you don't have many creatures. Plus the abilities of the creatures you do have are probably worth more than playing Mind Slash... So, a good card, but an easy cut.
8 months ago
well, Neighbor, i normally just save my removal for those small fliers. I have regenerating creatures so defend against ground creatures. In terms of how to avoid them in the game, just getting the hand to zero asap will be your best bet against this. After looking at your deck, I noticed two things: 1) you have too much discard. you should have more versatile discard options. Funeral Charm should be a 4x, and things like Augur of Skulls can be an endless blocker and discard. since you are on a budget, that really limits your options in terms of 8-rack. there really is just a fixed list that works. other variants will really not be as good. 2) if you are playing legacy, you should play cards that are legal only in legacy, such as Abandon Hope, since thats just OP. if not, then just make it in modern.