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Boon of Erebos
Target creature gets +2/+0 until end of turn. Regenerate it. You lose 2 life.
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Boon of Erebos Discussion
4 months ago
First of all: If you want to play Pauper, all youre Cards have to be Commons not uncommons. But beside this, I am really liking the Idea, +1. Here just some Cards you could play:Merciless Executioner, Fleshbag Marauder, Mind Rot, Contaminated Ground, Typhoid Rats, Shadow Alley Denizen, Gatekeeper of Malakir, Read the Bones , Defiant Salvager, Shadow Slice, Gifted Aetherborn, Vampire Nighthawk, Pulse Tracker, Murderous Compulsion, Bone Splinters, Stab Wound, Deadbridge Shaman, Boon of Erebos, Polluted Delta and Gray Merchant of Asphodel to call some. This are the first cards coming to my mind, I can look for other cards the next days.
7 months ago
I like it. I like how Axtel's deck led us both to different places with our two decks. I've updated mine by the way if you wanted to take another look.
I'm new to modern, so take what I say with a grain of salt.I'm not sure you need 5 copies of hand destruction in your main board. I definitely see having 2 or 3, but I think the other two slots could be better used with either creature removal, buffing your creature, or other tricks. I like Aphotic Wisps because it can make it to one of your creatures unblockable unless the opponent has a black creature plus it lets you draw a card. Both of which are important for how quickly you're wanting to end things.
I also like Boon of Erebos due to all the artifact hate that goes on in Modern.
Dream Salvage can also work well with your hand destruction cards.
Alms of the Vein could also work because you can cast it even if you discard your whole hand..
Just some thoughts. Good work!
1 year ago
One of the first things to take note of is the Heroic ability of the Tormented Hero and Setessan Oathsworn. Whenever you cast a spell that targets them it triggers their ability. The cards that you run that can target them are Boon of Erebos, Giant Growth, and Feral Invocation.
This is why these cards are worth taking note of
If you attack with a Setessan Oathsworn that isnt blocked you would deal one point of damage, not exciting thats for sure. So before the damage step, you can cast Giant Growth on it, which gives it +3/+3 and triggers the heroic ability of the cards which gives it two +1/+1 counters, this means you hit for six! (1 from the power, 3 from the growth, 2 from the heroic), but the real bonus is that the counters gained from the heroic ability are permanent, so now the Setessan Oathsworn is a 3/3 creature.
Your opponent attacks with a Craw Wurm, you then block with your now 3/3 Setessan Oathsworn, but before the damage step (when the creatures deal damage to each other), you cast Feral Invocation on it, it gains +2/+2 from the enchantment and gains an additional two +1/+1 counters from the heroic ability, making it a 7/7! This is a creature that can surprise your opponent, as well as being an aggressive card.
Tormented Hero doesnt have the surprise and ramp at the Oathsworn does, but every time you target him you deal an extra point of damage to your opponent, and in an aggro deck every point is helpful! (and you gain a life as well, this isnt important but its a nice little bonus). Also, he is a 2 power creature for one mana, and that itself is fast.
You only run three removal cards, this is because they dont deal damage, and it is through combat tricks (boosting your creatures before damage) that you kill most of your opponents creatures. You run a single of each Geth's Verdict, Murderous Cut, and Victim of Night. The reason you run one of each instead of three of one is that you want a removal suite. A removal suite is simply running a number of one of removal cards, the reason for this is they all do something slightly different, but also it makes it harder for your opponents to know how many removal cards you have in your deck.
With boost and removal spells youll find that you fill your graveyard up fairly fast, and that is where Hooting Mandrills comes in. As you cast him every card you exile from your graveyard reduces the cost by one. That means if you have five cards in your graveyard and you exile them as part of the cost, you get to play this 4/4 trample creature for a single mana! The reason you only run two if because it requires you to have cards in your graveyard, so you dont want two in your hand, so only have two in the deck makes this less likely.
The playset of the terrifying Treacherous Pit-Dweller! This guy is huge! 4/3 for two mana is crazy, but when he dies your opponent gains control of him You need to youre your boost spells to keep him alive, but if your opponent gets control of him use your removal spells to get rid of him, and your boost spells to make your guys big enough to take him out while keeping your creature alive.
The other cards in the deck;Mardu Skullhunter, attack with a creature during your first main phase, then after the combat phase (during your main phase two), play this guy and your opponent has to discard a card. This helps you gain card advantage (which is hard for an aggro deck) and puts you a step ahead.Ruthless Ripper deals 2 damage when it flips, and along with Wasteland Viper, Thrill-Kill Assassin (which you almost always want to unleash) has deathtouch. This means it will kill any creature it deals damage to regardless of their toughness. The deathtouch ability means your opponent will be less keen to block them, so you can get through for damage with them easier, and boost them for extra damage if Its safe to.Soulcage Fiend, when he dies both you and your opponent lose 3 life. Youre an aggro deck so youll be dealing damage faster than your opponent does, so the life lose will affect your opponent more than you, your life doesnt mean much in this deck (as long as you have at least one!). Also, if your opponent is on three of less life, but you cant attack or get through with your creatures, use a removal spell on your own Soulcage Fiend!
So thats a quick run through of the deck, and how the cards interact with each other and how it works.
1 year ago
Artifact removal could be better in the deck you posted, but other than that, it's a nice example of a Death and Taxes deck.
The Mono-B Infect deck, whilst needing some work, seems ok too. It has a decent curve (could defitely replace the Vatmothers for Hand of the Praetors, and Blackmail for IoK, maybe drop the Skithiryx too). It has plenty of removal for aggro AND hand hate for control. I'd personally add in some buff spells like Unnatural Endurance or Boon of Erebos.
If anything, I think the problem might be your attitude (do not mean to sound harsh or anything mate).
1 year ago
1 year ago
Boon of Erebos seems out of place, I'd find some burns or kills instead
1 year ago
You can take out the 4 Boon of Erebos and put in 4 Unnatural Endurance. You could also try Soul Spike over the Covenant of Blood because it does require you to essentially skip a combat step. Soul Spike is also instant speed.