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Whenever a creature attacks you or a planeswalker you control, that creature's controller loses 1 life.
Blood Reckoning Discussion
2 months ago
Saw you put up this EDH version of your deck! I won't be of too much help on this deck, since I'm actually fairly new to EDH, but I did have a couple thoughts on the "pillow fort" cards in your deck.
Since you won't benefit from the "or a planeswalker" bit of Blood Reckoning , a better 4-drop enchantment would be No Mercy . If you're wanting to deter attacks from powerful creatures, then the possibility of their big monster dying will be a much better deterrent for your opponent than losing a single life, which matters very little with 40 life.
On the other hand, if you need to stop lots of creatures, like a go-wide token deck, then Crawlspace is a better 3-drop than Hissing Miasma , since it outright stops the go-wide strategy. Sure, the "1 life per creature" tax hurts the opponent more when they have lots of little creatures than it does with a couple big creatures, but if they can kill you with a token swarm while still staying alive, the life loss will be worth it to them.
Of course, you could run all 4 cards if you wanted to, and normally it would be helpful to do so for redundancy. But with Maralen's tutoring ability, you don't need as much redundancy, and instead should just pick the best versions. So threaten death to their big creatures with No Mercy , and prevent large swarms from attacking with Crawlspace .
2 months ago
3 months ago
Xendris, Battle Manipulator 2WB
Legendary Planeswalker - Xendris
+1 Target creature cannot attack or block this turn. You can use this ability during your opponent’s turn, but it is -2 and you cannot use an ability of ~ during your next turn.
-3 Exile up to 2 nonland permanents, then return them to the battlefield under their owners’ control.
-8 Your opponents get an emblem stating: “Each attacking creatures costs 2 mana to attack and you lose 1 life.”
4 months ago
Your version of the deck looks fun! but here are a few suggestions. . .
1: the hunted cycle is really fun, but there are much better cards that do the same thing, like Genesis Chamber , Sylvan Offering , Captive Audience Akroan Horse , and many more. also [] synergieses SO WELL with Thantis, it's hilarious.
2: if you want to give your opponents tokens, you gotta tickle them a little when they come in, and with cards like Essence Warden , Blood Seeker , Rampaging Ferocidon , and Xantcha, Sleeper Agent , they're bound to say "thanks, you shouldn't have. . . really"!
3: If you want the TRUEST pain of all, you simply MUST try making it hurt more to attack you! the trio of pain Hissing Miasma , Blood Reckoning , and Marchesa's Decree will all but guarantee pain for the opponents! but if you want the creatures to hurt, try cards like Caltrops and Circle of Flame to lay on the pain!
In conclusion, your deck is sweet, I took some of the cards in here for my own deck, and I can't wait to see how your deck changes and adapts!
(p.s. Assault Formation could be good if you keep on the wall plan)
5 months ago
Though our colors and budgets are a bit different, I might recommend you look at my Home alone deck, which features a similar strategy using Thantis, the Warweaver instead of War's Toll . My deck is a bit different; it's based less on not being attacked, but on forcing people to attack you and then punishing them for it; but the general ideas are the same.
Of immediate note to me is Vicious Shadows . People tend to see this card and read "when a creature an opponent control dies, that creatures controller takes damage equal to the number of cards in their hand." But it's not that. It's any creature, and it's target player. With a card out like war's toll, you should have some options.
Stuffy Doll is a really fun card to look at, and like vicious shadows, it gives you some political power. Watch people attack you with a single creature, knowing you'll block it and hurt a mutual foe. It also pairs really well with red murder spells Blasphemous Act and Star of Extinction . I'm noticing you don't really have board wipe spells here; those two and also the white Wrath of God are good choices.
Archetype of Finality gives every creature you have death-touch, making every blocker you have extremely capable.
Blood Reckoning is a good for making people not want to attack you.
Grave Betrayal is very, very good.
Xantcha, Sleeper Agent is a creature that is incredibly good.
8 months ago
hkhssweiss I will add Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh eventually, I believe he is very powerful and deserves a spot in the deck. I will not be adding Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver as I feel he is not powerful enough for 8 mana.
I do like all of your ramp suggestions and will use them if I feel the deck needs more mana-fixing/ramp.
Sweltering Suns and Cower in Fear are too weak to be good in this deck. Sadistic Sacrament is so cruel and so awesome! That card can single handedly take out an opponents chances of winning so I will definitely throw that card in at some point. Countersquall is an auto-include as it’s an on flavour Negate. I removed Slave of Bolas because I felt it was too much mana for the results it produced. Crux of Fate is definitely strong and I will consider it. The only problem with the card is if I come up against a deck with a large amount of dragons. Blood Reckoning will almost never stop the token decks from killing me so I decide not to run it. Imp's Mischief while on flavour, can easily be replaced with a copy of Redirect so that I don’t lose life. Great suggestions!
8 months ago
I feel like you will need to add in all the Nicol Bolas planeswalkers in here. I am very particular to Nicol Bolas, God-Pharoah and should be included in here asap LOL!
Also Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver would be on point with theme as well, since we are in Grixis colors. We need all the mana acceleration ramp, cards like Dimir Signet, Rakdos Signet, Izzet Signet, Talisman of Dominance, and Talisman of Indulgence will help you in casting all the spells since Bolas loves doing things in style.
Hopefully that helps!
10 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions! These are a great way to make the deck more focused. I especially like Hissing Miasma as it is a better version of Blood Reckoning, and No Mercy as well. Revel in Riches is also a better idea compared to the reainimator stuff I had before. I will definitely try to employ your ideas.
Blood Reckoning occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.0%