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Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver
+2: Exile the top three cards of target opponent's library.
-X: Put a creature card with converted mana cost X exiled with Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver onto the battlefield under your control. That creature is a Nightmare in addition to its other types.
-10: Exile all cards from all opponents' hands and graveyards.
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Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver Discussion
4 days ago
bazaarmaker thanks for the input! I remember when Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver was in standard... he was crazy powerful in the Esper control of that era... maybe you're right and he belongs here too! Definitely worth consideration.... Thing in the Ice Flip has seen a recent upheaval as well, with the differing Young Pyromancer lists... but you bring up a good point, in a case where I was feeling limited on win-cons... thank you!
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2 weeks ago
There are answers to emrakul for a mill player, however most of them are not cheap
Leyline of the Void is probably the best answer. expensive though
Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver gotta get lucky on the +1 ability
Bribery is also a good choice :)
Here is a list i put together
4x Hedron Crab
4x Manic Scribe
1x Consuming Aberration
3x Duskmantle guildmage
3x Fraying Sanity
1x Phenax, God of Deception
2x Startled Awake
2x Mind Sculpt
3x Mind Funeral
2x Field of Ruin
1x Nephalia Drownyard
4-6 Removal Spells
18-21 More Lands
3 weeks ago
Interesting start to a deck, would be interested to see how it plays out.
I think as you play it and test it you'll find that some of your numbers may need a little tweaking. For example I think that 4x Supreme Verdict is a bit high and you might want to drop 1 or 2 copies in favour of some counter magic (e.g. move the Remands in from the board to control/tempo the game after a board wipe.
Other possible tweaks could be dropping the number of copies of Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver as I don't think you'll need 4 copies (again 3 at most would be my preference).
I'd also run the 2 copies of Snapcaster in the main-board. This will get you additional uses from your spells and act as extra protection for you Planeswalkers.
I like Silence and rate it as a card for the exact reasons you've listed. I've never tried main-boarding it as I've always used it against combo (e.g. Storm), but that could work in your favour.
Possible additions not listed:
Some graveyard interaction would potentially be a decent plan too, a lot of decks seem to just run the graveyard as an extension of the hand now so some ways to combat though would be good. You're in the right colours for Rest in Peace or Leyline of the Void, but even something like Relic of Progenitus or Nihil Spellbomb would do solid work.
Sorry for the long comment, go carried away there!
1 month ago
Alright, I'm going to be talking about the top 75 here then. I am not a fan of the Delver of Secrets Flip, you're not running enough Instants or Sorceries to reliably flip it. Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver may be a pet card, but it doesn't really fit with the rest of the deck. I love the Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozileks, but consider switching them around. You definitely need to be running some Fatal Pushes, don't rely A Liliana and the Pacts to remove your opponents creatures. A couple Go for the Throats may be a good substitute for Terminate. You'll need to be running some Collective Brutalitys for burn and aggro opponents, it's seriously one of the best cards to set them back. More Serum Visions and a couple Opts should be in here as well. You'll need more than two board wipes in your sideboard. As for action cards, Liliana, the Last Hope is the bee's knees and Countersquall is my favorite Negate ever.
You may want to be running a couple Liliana's Defeat in the sideboard since Tasigur, the Golden Fang, Gurmag Angler, and Death's Shadow are quite popular right now. Field of Ruin is a fantastic card and you should definitely have a couple in your landbase, Hurkyl's Recall is also a classic Affinity sideboard card and could also be effective against Tron. Jace, Architect of Thought is great in control decks, mostly because of the -2 ability, though the +1 can buy you time against creatures. Vendilion Clique and Bitterblossom are great cards that have massive impact on the opponents game plan.
You can take a look at my interpretation of an Esper build flickering pact here http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/05-06-17-esper-pact/
1 month ago
1 month ago
No graveyard hate? More than a few deck types would giggle at all these cards immediately in their graveyard for free. It seems like you would benefit from some Nihil Spellbomb. Mesmeric Orb and Visions of Beyond also seem pretty/really slow. Mesmeric Orb should be sideboard for grindy control matches and the Visions of Beyond should go for another cantrip. Actually, Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver seems much better in place of the Orb's. That guy mills 3 for sure each turn and exiles them, plus he can just win you the game with stolen creatures.