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Destroy target nonlegendary creature.
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Cast Down Discussion
1 day ago
Raise Dead isn't a bad graveyard retrieval card, but there isn't much that's better in Standard right now; options would be Recover , Soul Salvage , and FinD. Cast Down hits non-legendary creatures, and Price of Fame hits legendary creatures for cheaper than non-legendary creatures, so they complement each other nicely. If you're willing to ramp your opponent and splash green, you can pick up Assassin's Trophy , although probably not on a budget. Moment of Craving is not a bad card; it's one of the few things that get rid of Adanto Vanguard cheaply (since a creature with zero or less toughness is removed from the battlefield even if it's indestructible). You might consider replacing some or all copies of it with Vicious Offering if you're willing to sacrifice creatures sometimes, or with Dead Weight for a persistent effect without the life gain. A strictly more powerful but also more expensive option is Vraska's Contempt . None of those cards synergize especially well with Sengir Vampire because Sengir Vampire is a 4/4, which means that most of the time it will either kill a creature by itself or die to it, rendering the later death of the creature meaningless since you no longer control Sengir Vampire. If you're looking for that type of synergy I recommend Kazarov, Sengir Pureblood , although he's very expensive mana-wise for a Standard deck (which is probably not horrible in casual play but might bite you in the butt at a tournament when he gets killed with Price of Fame or similar after sideboarding). As an additional recommendation that's kind of like Moment of Craving thematically, you might consider Arterial Flow (both are useful in your deck but serve different roles); there's also Moment of Triumph as another vampire-themed combat trick. If you like all these vampire-themed cards for flavor reasons, search through the Ixalan and Rivals of Ixalan sets; they were tribal sets with Merfolk, Pirates, Vampires, and Dinosaurs as the tribes, so probably about 20% of the cards are vampire-themed in those two sets.
1 day ago
I plan on using this deck mainly for casual play, but I'd like to keep it standard legal for the most part in case I ever want to play at a store. I'll see if I can't get rid of the illegal cards. I don't know if I have the heart to get rid of Gifted Aetherborn , though. It's just too good.
Anyway, thanks a lot for the suggestions. I think Conclave Tribunal might be a great replacement for Return to Dust . Do you recommend that I replace Murder with Cast Down ? The latter is cheaper, but less versatile. It'd suck if my opponent had a nasty legendary that I couldn't kill. I was also told by a friend that Raise Dead is a pretty bad graveyard retrieval card. What do you think? I think it's great considering how cheap it is to cast. On that note, he also spoke poorly of Moment of Craving . I think it'd have great synergy with Sengir Vampire . It's also the closest thing I have to a charge effect at the moment and is quite thematic.
1 day ago
You may also want to consider a few charge effects like Pride of Conquerors or Make a Stand - they can tip the balance of combat in your favor as a surprise when you're using a "go wide" strategy. With cheaper cards, Mentor of the Meek can be an option, and for removal, I recommend Cast Down in place of Fatal Push and Conclave Tribunal or Ixalan's Binding in place of Return to Dust .
4 days ago
Your sideboard defibitely needs work, but definitely depends on your meta. I strongly graveyard interaction like Nihil Spellbomb or Faerie Macabre . Unmoored Ego is fun against from and combo decks. Cast Down or go for the throat. Collective Brutality is an amazing card that will help you out in a tom of different match ups. If you start to face artifact based decks, Hurkyl's Recall may be your best bet.
Also try to get four of those bitterblossom!
1 week ago
Hello there, Meurth. The playset of Lightning Strike is mainly there for the spot removal or for direct player damage, though I am considering lowering it to a 2-of in favor of Walk the Plank, Lava Coil or Cast Down. As for Cannonade, I'm still a bit shaky on whether to put it on the mainboard since I think board-wipes are quite a bit of a situational thing for me. I'm still quite catching up on the current standard meta from a ten-month break, so I'm not sure if it's the case right now.
1 week ago
Fiery Cannonade is a really strong card in pirates, I'd put a few in your main board as well. I don't really understand the 4x lightning strike, a few Lava Coil and/or Cast Down would be better I think. Also, maybe a few Shock in the sideboard?
2 weeks ago
I feel that Bedevil is better in the SB than MB. I currently play Rakdos burn in standard BuRn (has been winning FNMs for weeks now), and it pays to focus on direct damage to a player game 1. However, I still think that I am going to continue to play Cast Down and Price of Fame over Bedevil once it releases unless something in the meta speeds up enough to outplay the burn before it runs out of gas. IMO The Flame of Keld is very underrated, especially if you can keep it on the board until that third turn.
2 weeks ago
Now let me introduce you to Pestilent Spirit.
Since the card spoiler isn't up yet, here's the link.
PROTIP: Radiating Lightning