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Cast Down Discussion
5 days ago
Although Dreadbore is the best removal in Pioneer, the mana requirements will be hard to meet in a four-color deck, especially on turn two. Same with Abrupt Decay . I'd recommend the enchantment-based removal like Stasis Snare or Conclave Tribunal , and/or Declaration in Stone , Fatal Push , Cast Down . Any of those are fine removal spells, and easier to meet mana-wise.
Next, some mass removal is in order. In a midrange deck, you need something to counteract the faster decks that spot removal can't deal with. Settle the Wreckage is amazing, and if you need more Flame Sweep can do the job too. Don't put all of these cards in; find what works best and what ratio of spot removal/mass removal works best for your deck.
And then the last thing I have that's more obvious is your sideboard. It seems more like a maybeboard to me. I'll be honest, sideboards really aren't my strength. Look at some other decks that share colors with yours, and find cards that are good against decks that you aren't, or that are good against popular archetypes.
1 week ago
2 weeks 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 :)
2 weeks ago
No worries fam! So to start I think Tormod's Crypt is just a straight upgrade to Scarab Feast, Cycling is irrelevant, if you sided it in you want to be casting that bad boy. 0 mana to hit the whole graveyard is sooo much better than 1 mana to hit 3 cards. Also Inspiring Call is neat, but not what you want. The lack of Hexproof matters alot, I've been looking up some decklists of the current projected "tier" decks and UW Control especially runs a lot of cards like Cast Down and Detention Sphere that call does not protect against, but Heroic Intervention does. That said, 2 intervention is fine, go up to 3 if you're really worried about removal. Speaking of removal, I would cut Price of Betrayel for either Hero's Downfall or Assassin's Trophy , I personally recommend Trophy. PoB is just way too niche for what you want to be in your sideboard, Trophy can destroy any permanent you want, including the above mentioned enchantments that exile your board. Life Goes On is okay. I Think the difference between it and Feed the Clan are worth considering, 1 mana less doesn't matter nearly as much in a deck that isn't looking to stop you from casting it, so gaining more life more consistantly may be your better play, but it's a judgement call tbh. Lastly I'd prob cut the Mistcutter Hydra and maybe use one other slot for at least 2 Return to Nature . If you want an example of a proper flex slot that card is it, and as much as I L-O-V-E me some Hydras, unfortunately the pro-blue doesn't matter much in the games you'll prob side him into. He still gets hit by Cast Down and Seal Away . Keep the 4 Duress, having those against control or combo is fantastic, and I wasn't sure about QB but since alot of Nexus of Fate decks are running Fog effects, making your damage unstoppable is real good.
3 weeks ago
Fun idea you have here. Loved playing Thief of Sanity , when it was viable in GRN Standard.
A few suggestions:
Bontu's Last Reckoning is quite horrible here, as you will technically take a turn off when you play it early, giving those aggro decks lots of time to rebuild. I'd play something like Languish instead. If you think you'll get run over by some hyper-aggro, how about Cry of the Carnarium ? Incidentally it also deals with most Aristocrats decks, as they don't get any on-death triggers.
Murderous Rider is mostly better than Hero's Downfall . Both because of the added value after you remove something, but also because it can be a creature in a pinch or when you have no targets (which does come up occasionally). I know it doesn't tigger God-Eternal Kefnet , but that's a small price to pay.
1 month ago
There's Fraying Sanity . Overall Cry of the Carnarium and Ritual of Soot is super weak in commander. Hard board wipes like Cyclonic Rift Plague Wind Damnation are much better. Phenax, God of Deception is a great mill machine with either Eater of the Dead and consuming aberation. Diluvian Primordial is a great card along with Rhystic Study (which should be in every blue deck). There is Reality Shift which can exile commanders unlike Cast Down . Gilded Lotus for extra ramp. Tomebound Lich isn't that great in commander it's just got a really small body. Just a spew list of cards I think would be good for the deck: Mutilate Defile Clever Impersonator Evil Twin Wayfarer's Bauble Burnished Hart Lim-Dul's Vault (only if you include a combo) Lilliana of the Dark Realms + Torment of Hailfire I know that this is a very long list just trying to guide you toward what commander looks like!
1 month ago
GamePlayNextGen take a look : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zc4bGkU05o
Cast Down occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.82%
All decks: 0.08%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%