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Baleful Ammit Discussion
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
okie dokie! lets begin
at this point I just like 24 lands in any 60 card deck I have, buuuuut I do have plenty of faith that the 22 you have is fine. now the only change I would make to lands is adding 4 Ifnir Deadlands and maybe 2 Grasping Dunes. the Ifnir Deadlands I must say from experience are way more powerful then they look and to top it off fit your decks theme, so 100% includes. now Grasping Dunes is weaker but it is in them, so they are maybes. now what i would replace is 4 Swampfor ifnirs and 2 Foul Orchard for Grasping Dunes. but once again dunes are definitely a maybe, it won't hurt you at all to not have them
now I know Liliana, Death Wielder is in theme, but for 7 mana she does not do nearly enough so I could never suggest her in any deck outside of commander. Now Vraska, Relic Seeker may not be in theme but she alone is a fire magnet that ends the game by herself while being good removal in your colors. so if you want a planeswalker in this deck shes the only one I can suggest.
no real suggestions, there really is only one for your slot. maybe add a fourth since its the decks theme.
you already have push but a few things you could add are Blossoming Defense it may not be in theme but it can act like a kill spell and save your hapatras. Hapatra's Mark is an in theme blossoming defense. buuut sometimes you may want that +2/+2. Splendid Agony its not super but it triggers your stuff and can kill creatures, so really good in your deck needs play testing to be sure. Torment of Venom its pricey but i like how many counters you get out of it, plus the punish effect can be fun. Vraska's Contempt is solid sideboard tech for a deck with gods or planeswalkers.
Grind is cheap, kills possibly two creatures and channeler initiate can cast the dust part. but probably better in the sideboard. its not super strong but Hazardous Conditions is a fun field bomb your creatures could technically survive if they have -1/-1 counters on them, but against constrictor decks it does nothing sooo sideboard against token decks or just don;t use it. Its just a funny card that would surprise your opponents when your creatures survive it. Lethal Sting is your decks unlicensed disintegration, that can trigger your other cards. lastly maybe a field bomb like Yahenni's Expertise.
Archfiend of Ifnir though you don't have much cycle or discard he can wipe a board and do massive triggers, just need some discard/cycle cards. Bone Picker not to theme but your deck should have things die often. so a 3/2 flyer for 1 is awesome. Crocodile of the Crossing this is one of the best cards you can add, its in them and as game ending as hazoret with 5 power haste. i just love the idea of playing it putting the counters on a festering mummy, making tokens then put festering mummies counter on an enemy card to make more tokens then hit for 5. its soooo good. Decimator Beetle i do agree with you its cost makes it slow, but a one of might be good. Plague Belcher no your not zombies but the counters and 3 cost 5/4 menace means he is in theme with ridiculous power. Ruthless Sniper like archiend if you go cycle in any way he fits the theme.
so those are all my suggestions the actual changes i would go through with is- trade 4 Swamp for 4 Ifnir Deadlands, trade lili for vraska, take outWalk the Plank replace it with 2 Lethal Sting (worse but in theme) or keep 2 walk the planks and add 2 Yahenni's Expertise. take out Baleful Ammit and replace it with 2 Plague Belcher, go down a Banewhip Punisher to 2 and add a Channeler Initiate to 3. take out the Defiant Greatmaw and add 4 Crocodile of the Crossing. trade 2 hapatras for 2 Exemplar of Strength. so you have 4 exemplars and 2 hapatras. I cant promise this will be super strong with what little support wizards gave us but this is what i suggest.
1 month ago
Heartless Pillage is better than unburden IMO. And I'm confused on the Baleful Ammit pick but other than that it looks solid
2 months ago
It's a nice budget deck though!
3 months ago
Grim Affliction could be awesome, put one counter and then proliferate, getting at minimum one dudely, potentially lots. The only problem with that card is giving a creature two -1/-1 counters for three mana on its own is kind of crappy.
3 months ago
Nice deck! I'd like to give my 2 cents:
- Nest of Scarabs is the best card for this shell, by far.
- Ammit Eternal is the 2nd best card for this shell. =)
- Channeler Initiate is incredible. Ramp and -1/-1 enabler.
- Liliana, Death Wielder have a really high curve and it's not a 'game changing' like a 7-mana PW should be, IMHO. And eats 1/3 of your budget. The Scorpion God its better and cheaper (if you think this BG could be splashed for red, of course. If you do, have a look at Soul-Scar Mage)
- I think Cartouche of Ambition is underpowered. Compete with good 3-mana cards (such Ammit Eternal and Baleful Ammit) besides the fact that an aura always can be a target of a 2 for 1 (destroying your creature in response)
- As said before, Grind / Dust is way better than Splendid Agony besides the sorcery speed. And, with Channeler Initiate there is a chance to cast the Aftermath.
- Bontu's Monument is also underpowered. And only benefit 12 of 19 of your creatures
- Oracle's Vault seems powerful, although is slow. But, what do you plan to cast for free (the best upside of the card)? Besides the PW (1 card) nothing seems deserve to be cast "for free".
- 19 lands is quite a few. For your curve, and without ramps, at lest 22 lands is required
3 months ago
I also build a Hapatra deck if you want to have a look
as you said, Baleful Ammit is not really viable in a competitive setting.i also don't like Exemplar of Strength very much, it was fun to play it with a Festering Mummy on the field, but if you have to play it by itself it wasn't very good a 1/1 blocker or 2/2 attacker doesn't really work in my local standard at the moment.
now to the big thing Nest of Scarabs, this card is awesome,.. but ..... a 3 mana spell which wont impact the board in the same turn.... in my opinion to slow against decks like zombies and mono red. in the other match-ups it also wast rally viable because of either a lot of boardwhipes or because you don't have a spell like Overrun
but all in all a really nice deckkeep up the hapatra Love
3 months ago
Hey there! I've built a deck that is quite similar to this (
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) but I decided not to stay within standard. However, if you are looking to get rid of Baleful Ammit, might I suggest replacing it with Plague Belcher? It comes with an additional -1/-1 counter for your Scarabs and Snakes, it's stronger and has the same CMC. It avoids Harnessed Lightning, Shock, Fatal Push (without revolt).
I also have found that Consuming Fervor can be reaaaally amazing if you have Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and / or Nest of Scarabs out. You can throw it on your Channeler Initiate for free mana, you can put it on a token to give it a big push for a turn or two, or even throw it on Ammit Eternal and Exemplar of Strength, who both have ways to remove the counters as they begin to stack up.
Anyway, I love this type of deck, hope you find the suggestions helpful!