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Arguel's Blood Fast
, Pay 2 life: Draw a card.At the beginning of your upkeep, if you have 5 or less life, you may transform Arguel's Blood Fast.
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Arguel's Blood Fast Discussion
1 day ago
Maybe you could add Arguel's Blood Fast, as I think it would fir really well here.
3 days ago
Report from last FNM, went 2:1:
Match 1 against dredge: First game was fast and i did almost nothing. Second game was much better thanks to sideboarding. I managed to remove some important stuff with Tormod's Crypt and buy some time, land Night of Souls' Betrayal shutting down Bloodghast and Narcomoeba. But still Prized Amalgam and Conflagrate was enough to kill me. I desperately needed some other graveyard removal. But Bojuka Bog didn't show up at all and i died with Nihil Spellbomb sitting on the top of my library.
Match 2 against another dredge: First game was straightforward, i bought some time thanks to Gifted Aetherborn, but that was all, no Bojuka Bog, my only chance to win before sideboarding. Second game i won because of board sweeper followed up by graveyard removal, Mutilate and Nihil Spellbomb. Used Bojuka Bog and lifelink before it to buy some time. Game was very long, in the end i had a lot of swamps and Lashwrithe was really powerfull and attached to lifelink creature the game was over. I survived the thanks to Arguel's Blood Fast. Draw cards at the end of opponent's turn and immediately transform on your upkeep, than attach Lashwrithe to anything and job is done. Third game was similar to second, lifegain to stay in game long enough to wreck opponent's graveyard and win because of extremely powerfull Lashwrithe.
Match 3 against storm: Opponent began. I discarded two cards from opponent's hand on turn 1 and turn 2. On turn 4 i was on healthy 27 lifes. Next i was killed by 29 Grapeshots :). Before sideboard discard is my only chance, but still i'm weak against combo. Second game after sideboarding: turn 3 Lost Legacy on Grapeshot with Night of Souls' Betrayal in hand. On his turn 3 with Baral, Chief of Compliance he made something like 100 goblins thanks to Empty the Warrens. On my next turn i landed Night of Souls' Betrayal (he had no open mana, so it was safe) and scooped. Game 3 was very similar to game 2, but no so fast. There were two turns, where i was just hoping (Lost Legacy was Remanded), but once i exiled all his grapeshots and had sweeper in hand i was calm.
Notes: Victim of Night is good budget removal for monoblack, but useless against dredge (Prized Amalgam and Bloodghast). Discard also useless against dredge, so before sideboarding i have almost no chance to win.Against storm, sideboard out all spot removal and let them cast Baral, Chief of Compliance or Goblin Electromancer and handle their wincons. They have usually one before sideboard but two after sideboard. Remember Empty the Warrens! But Empty the Warrens can be handled on sorcery speed on your turn, so have all sweepers in your deck. Be careful of Remand . Lashwrithe scales really good as game goes on. Great synergy with Arguel's Blood Fast and Rite of Consumption. In one game with 7 mana i played Abyssal Persecutor attached Lashwrithe for 2 mana and 2 lifes and immediatelly sac it to Rite of Consumption. 26 lifes swing in total:)
5 days ago
These are some of the cards I'd recommend: ritual of rejuvenation , Axis of Mortality , Glorifier of Dusk, Fumigate, Vraska's Contempt, Sword-Point Diplomacy, Arguel's Blood Fast, Hour of Revelation and possibly Ashes of the Abhorrent . Cards I would probably drop are: Start / Finish, Hidden Stockpile and Desert's Hold. What are your thoughts?
1 week ago
Hey, in Standard midrange is an option:
- Gifted Aetherborn
- Glint-Sleeve Siphoner
- Gonti, Lord of Luxury
- Liliana, Death's Majesty
- Noxious Gearhulk
- Vraska's Contempt
- Fatal Push
- Walk the Plank
- Bontu's Last Reckoning
- Essence Extraction
- Harsh Scrutiny
- Deadeye Tracker
- Arguel's Blood Fast
Mono-black is better with an aggro strategy, but if you don't like playing that way try midrange/control.
1 week ago
Okay. it seems like I need a lot more draw, so I'm going to move in the direction of permanents that draw cards, because they work better with malfegor. I'm also getting rid of a bunch more discard spells, and a couple draw cards that I think could be better.
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
I have had better testing with Arguel's Blood Fast over Greed as the turn you could play greed you could also activate the blood fast. It does cost more to activate but in this kind of deck, once you have the control, I haven't found that to be a problem.
2 weeks ago
Thanks for the recommendations, and thanks for liking the deck!
Looking back, I can definitely add Arguel's Blood Fast to the sideboard, and probably taking out the sentinel totems. Both you and myonrocks have the right idea that it should be in the list for better play against control.
I like Field of Ruin, I just don't have a lot of troubling non-basics running around my playgroup. But it doesn't hurt too much to add one in anyway,so I'll do that too.
I like the versatility of Never//Return for being able to deal with creatures and planeswalkers, plus you can use Return to exile your opponents Scarab God/ any other nasty card in the graveyard. However, the slot for spot removal isn't set in stone so you certainly could use other spells.
I'd love to put Vraska in here, but I don't have her just yet. Once I do, I'll update the list.
I like the idea of Cartouche of Ambition to help against aggro, but I haven't had issues against aggro using this deck. Sure it gives you a bit more edge, but the deck doesn't really need it in my opinion.