Blind with Anger
Instant — Arcane
Untap target nonlegendary creature and gain control of it until end of turn. That creature gains haste until end of turn.
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|Champions of Kamigawa (CHK)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Blind with Anger Discussion
10 months ago
Next a few cards swap suggestions to increase utility and threat level: Cyclone Sire < Herald of Secret Streams , Plagued Rusalka < Viscera Seer , Treasonous Ogre < Solemn Simulacrum , Blind with Anger < Disallow , Spinal Embrace < Sower of Temptation , Culling the Weak < Hostage Taker
2 years ago
I think you and I have a very similar understanding of this deck, MegaMatt13. My plan is to check out Blind with Anger, and if that doesn't work, it will probably be either back to Act of Aggression or experiment with Besmirch. I liked it before, it does almost everything I want, but I really want an instant in that spot.
I also am considering moving Reanimate to main board in that spot, and putting Beacon of Unrest or another sorcery Threaten effect with a cheaper CMC than Insurrection in the Wishboard. Given that a boardwipe can slow me down as much as everyone else, since their offense is my offense, I like the idea of a quicker recovery with a reanimate package. With Mastermind's Acquisition being another Wish, one that is not exiled with use, I can return to the Wishboard more than once. I think that will make the Wishboard something more than it has been. I may find it can change how I play some. Making the Threaten effects only a 2 card inclusion main board, adding a 2 card reanimate package, and making the Wish package 2 cards with more flexibility and actually more useful than that due to reusability, that could add breadth to the deck.
2 years ago
Totally agree with Disrupt Decorum and Word of Seizing being top two favourite. The 5 CMC is annoying on Word of Seizing but the split second is surprisingly often relevant.
For YOUR deck, I think I would suggest trying out Blind with Anger. You focus on instants and the Sunforger Package more than I do and it would be great for you to have a threaten effect you could tutor for with Sunforger. See how much the "non-legendary" downside comes into play. It is a fairly steep downside not being able to steal people's Commanders, but maybe the instant speed/Sunforger ability is still worth it.
My next highest suggestion for a threaten effect if you are forgoing a Sunforger target would be return to Besmirch. It forces opponents to do what you want them to do, become aggressive against each other.
I probably wouldn't go Molten Primordial or Mob Rule in this deck. I know you've allowed a little more higher CMC creatures, but I think one strength of your deck is that overall it is still low CMC and flexible. Putting in another 6-7 drop may be tilting the balance a bit too much.
Just my thoughts and good luck! :)
2 years ago
Disrupt Decorum is a total house. It brings disaster on all my foes, if it doesn't end the game within a few turns or so. It is nicely costed, and given that it's effects last for a full round of turns means that being a sorcery is not a huge deal. Great card, and while not technically a Threaten effect, it is not that different than Insurrection in what it does in play to make a difference. This has been my favorite.
Word of Seizing is an instant with split second. It is a very versatile card, if somewhat expensive. Still, you can pull all kinds of craziness with it. My second favorite.
Insurrection just finishes things. It is super expensive, and is better left in the Wishboard for retrieval when needed. Usually a single card late game one turn wincon.
Act of Aggression is technically CMC 5, but in reality, it is a colorless CMC 3 instant that does 4 damage to you, pay or to prevent 2 or 4 damage. It untaps, as MegaMatt13 astutely points out, meaning it has both offensive and defensive uses, and can't be foiled by the owner tapping it. Great card, I just wish it was CMC 4 for use with Sunforger.
Mark of the Oni looks very interesting. On the off chance that I have out Master of Cruelties, I get to keep the creature. If it untapped, this would be a perfect card. As it is, it has the same issue as Grab the Reins. I may try it anyway.
Blind with Anger has almost everything I want, instant, CMC 4 or less, untap and give it haste. Only problem is it is for legendaries. Too many legendaries I would want to target. Still, maybe worth trying.
Besmirch is pretty great, 3 cmc threaten that goads, untaps, and gives it haste. That is pretty amazing. The goad gives it defensive uses, even if not for blocking. Offensive defense. That is perfectly in line with this deck. It is a sorcery, which is the the only down side. I have like this one before, and may return to it. We shall see.
Unwilling Recruit is very interesting. Most things I am looking for, it untaps, it gives haste. It also can be used as an X spell finisher. I have not tried this one, but I am going to. A sorcery speed threaten effect that could turn a utility of midrange creature with some form of evasion into a finisher. Very cool. Too bad it doesn't bring evasion or trample by itself. I will try this one anyway.
Disharmony is a card I have tried, and I really wanted to like it, but in the end, it was a weird Fog/removal, with the potential of being a 2 for 1 in the right circumstances. Bummer. Not enough. Still, playing a card from Legends brings a little gravitas to a deck. Like drag racing a 57 Chevy. It may not win, but you look good losing.
Kari Zev's Expertise looks cool, but I am afraid that I would infrequently get to use the free spell. There are many CMC 2 cards, but most are defensive or early game cards. I may try it to see how it works.
Zealous Conscripts is awesome, but doesn't have flash, and comes with too much combo rep. Even so, it is worth considering.
Fractured Loyalty would be super fun in the right deck. Not this one.
Frenzied Fugue is pretty amazing. I could have some weird fun with this. Not sure is is the right card for this deck, though.
Other than those, there are also a few multi-target spells that fit in this category. Mass Mutiny, Mob Rule, and Molten Primordial are all great cards, and if I am creeping up into the higher CMC, as well as accepting some sorcery speed options, then these should definitely be considered. I am not sure which of them I like best. I am leaning toward Mass Mutiny due to the cheaper CMC, even though Molten Primordial comes with a large body, and Mob Rule will likely hit more targets. I may try them all.
While we are at it, since I am probably getting somewhat similar effects out or Animate Dead and Reanimate, maybe I should consider Beacon of Unrest. The CMC is higher, but the opportunity to use it more than once is interesting. It may find a spot as well.
2 years ago
Also, Hijack instead of Blind with Anger could work. For enchantments, I would have to suggest Brave the Sands and maybe Always Watching . One last suggestion would be Iizuka the Ruthless. Iizuka may seem flawed, but I find that it preforms quite well.
2 years ago
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3 years ago
I never liked being only allowed to steal at sorcery speed, here are some more versatile options. think of it this way, someone motions to attack you and you can use that to get rid of some creature you want off the board
: good for pro-red cards*: only good in defense, and strictly worse than the others