Black creatures get +1/+1.
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Bad Moon occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.0%
Bad Moon Discussion
3 weeks ago
okay firstly add a Mountain to your land base, it allows you to get a red source out of your deck with Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse cut a swamp for it because your land count is perfectly fine for an aggro deck now let's get to the meat of the feast I would cut Zombify for Tortured Existence you only get a mana discount for 8 of the cards in your deck and the repeatability is much better. Sign in Blood should be replaced with Read the Bones digs deeper for 1 more mana. cut Hierophant's Chalice for Heraldic Banner. cut Sorin, Vampire Lord for Ob Nixilis Reignited, and if you cut that one you should cut Sorin's Guide which should be replaced with Cordial Vampire. if you can swing it Captivating Vampire is very good and I can guarantee it will make the deck much better. Bladebrand out for Champion of Dusk super strong and could help you win the game. cut Vampire Neonate for Indulgent Aristocrat. Breaking Point out for Underworld Connections repeatable card advantage. Ill-Gotten Inheritance out for Dark Tutelage again repeatable card draw. Revenge of Ravens out for Bad Moon. and lastly Tribute to Hunger out for Intangible Virtue.
now these are all suggestions and they are just a start, and I tried to keep all the cards around a buck or less besides Captivating Vampire
3 months ago
Order of the Hidden Blade
Assassin creatures you control have base power 1 and this value can not be increased. If it would be increased, their toughness is increased by that much instead.
Assassin creatures you control have Skulk and deathtouch.
Pay 3 life, : Create a 1/1 black Assassin creature token with wither.
"I am here to inform you that your contract has been fulfilled. Unfortunately, I have one for you as well."
So this is a bit of a strange idea, but suppose you have something such as Bad Moon . Rather than your 1/1 Assassin token becoming a 2/2, it would actually become a 1/3. By doing this, it ensures that all Assassins have the maximum possibility to slip behind the defenses to cause damage. Since, however, they are going to be so insanely weak I also added on Deathtouch so they can still be formidable blockers.
As for the Wither, I wanted you this enchantment to also be an enabler in which you pay for it in blood. But, putting a 1/1 out there doesn't feel very threatening, so I added Wither to make the creature a bit more weighted in it's impact.
Perhaps the card is asking for a bit too much of it, but let us be honest; Assassin tribal doesn't exist. This card therefore feels a bit more justifiable, in my opinion.
Let's go for another uncanny / uncommon tribal support. Some suggestions if you can't think of any:
4 months ago
I see you want cut ideas based on your comment on my wall. As such....
Gnat Miser - Weak static effect and doesn't do much other than being a tekashi69 (a rat :P)
Sinuous Vermin - Being or not being a monsterous, it is weak. Not worth a slot.
Swarm of Rats - Potentially big dude with no trample, you already have 1 or 2 of these, redundancy is not needed. I don't even think the others are. They seem win-more.
Typhoid Rats - Is cute, but 1/1 deathtouch with no way to abuse is ripe for cutting.
Bad Moon - Definition of win-more. Anthem helps opponents too, weak static effect. Not worth it at all.
Gravepurge - Eh, there is much better recursion in black if you are so inclined.
You could add in some more relentless rats or some of the suggestions I recommended.
Coffers is the primary card you should add if you can, SO much ramp. But I'm biased because I have a deck based on it. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx would help you ramp out alot too!
Reply here instead of on my wall so I can keep track of everything :)
4 months ago
All in all, without effects like Bad Moon , you'd need to hit someone a minimum of three times to win. That's, at minimum, 9 combat steps.
Suppose you ramp him out on T3 with haste. You're looking to win T12 without assistance.
With Voltron, you could probably win by T7 as you pile on equipment and the few black auras that do give +a/+a
However, you will draw the ire of the entire table who will relentlessly seek to stop you dead in your tracks. Even with Skittles off the board, the hate will still flow toward you as, being your Commander, he will just come back next turn.
Skittles objectively is a good aggro / Voltron Commander as he does what they want to do - win via combat really quickly.
But is he EFFECTIVE? No. He will be killed to much and you will be the target of everyone.
That's why I say you may kill one player. Two if someone has bad draws or isn't going off. But it's unlikely you'll actually win. If you do win, you may want to not use him again for a few games as back-to-back infect players tend to be annoying and don't receive the most humble of responses.
5 months ago
While it pains me to admit that I actually understand this thread, I think it would be best (and easiest) to consider two things:
- Dimir would fit best with Princess Luna as a character
- Innistrad will have the most "moon-flavor"
Blood Moon , Imprisoned in the Moon , Alpine Moon , Bad Moon , Vampire Nighthawk , Chaos Moon , Full Moon's Rise , Kami of the Crescent Moon , Kami of the Waning Moon , Magus of the Moon , Moon Heron ...
Basically anything with "Moon" in it's name. Also focus on Innistrad, Werewolves and Vampires.
5 months ago
5 months ago
I would only ask to make one extremely minor difference.
Creature - Human Warrior
Exert - You may exert Fervent Charger as it attacks. If you do, attacking creatures you control get +2/+2 until end of turn.
The reason I'd say to add on the Exert ability is because without it, that is an insanely powerful anthem effect. For balance purposes, I think Exert brings it down into the Rare slot.
Otherwise I really enjoy this. I never heard of Fervent Charge before. This makes me really want to make a Mardu Enchantment deck with other cards such as Bad Moon , True Conviction and Fervor . I could make it Goblin / Zombie tribal, giving me access to a card I've been dying to use for a long time; Dralnu's Crusade . This, with Endless Ranks of the Dead and Necromancer's Covenant is just stupid. Plus there is Gleam of Battle , Mardu Ascendancy , Campaign of Vengeance , Blood Reckoning , and even Goblinslide .
Sorry, didn't mean to hijack your thread. Consider this a good thing; Your idea got me pumped for a new deck! :D Thank you!!
5 months ago
This is a great start for a budget Skithiryx deck!
You mention ramp, and budget, so here are some things I'd add to help in that regard:
First, add Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse , dropping Bad Moon and Rogue's Passage . You are running mono black, so lots of basic lands. The last thing you want to do when trying to ramp is draw a land - use these to help filter.
Consider add Thawing Glaciers if you can - same reasons as above. It is "slow", but each usage means you never miss a land drop and you're less likely to top-deck a swamp.
I'd drop Skullclamp - great card, but this deck doesn't really put it to the best usage. Better uses for the slot.
Look at Vengeful Pharaoh - this is one of my favorite budget cards for mono black EDH. Bulk in recursion, and deathtouch. Use this as a chump blocker, and never worry about it being killed :-)
You're short on sweepers. Decree of Pain is a budget friendly option.
Black Market gets NUTS in EDH. More mana. Budget friendly. Win-win!
I'll look a little more this evening and see if I can help more. It's far from budget, from take a look at my Skittles deck: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/skittles-25-08-12-1/