Target opponent reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonland card from it and exile that card.
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The strength in the tokens strategy doesn't lay purely in the ability to generate a lot of virtual card advantage but rather in grinding opponents out of the game.
I would value Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek over the Sisters by a fairly large margin, replace Castigate, and I'd run at least 6 of this effect, if not 7.There's no reason you shouldn't be running Fatal Push, between Push and Path to Exile again 6 or 7 of this effect is good. Cut Harsh Sustenance I've never seen it and not wished it was something else. Phyrexian Arena is also so-so.
Hero of Bladehold is fantastic in the side but I'm unconvinced with the sisters in there as they mean that your opponent may not board out all of their spot removal, I've often brought Hero out in game 2 to completely steal the game and they have no way of dealing with her as they've boarded out all their spot removal.
Consider Concealed Courtyard It's probably the single best land this deck can run as it's pretty greedy as far as colour requirement on different parts of the curve goes.
Lastly you can always shave a Bitterblossom if need be, it seems counter-intuitive but having 2 is usually not very good.
Sorin is fantastic in this deck, Anguished Unmaking has often saved an otherwise difficult situation. Secure the Wastes can steal games pretty hard, and Zealous Persecution has a lot of versatility, it often acts as a board wipe if not stealing the game.
As far as the sisters go, in practice this deck is very good at utilising life totals as a resource, it doesn't always need the sisters help though but personal preference
1 month ago
Hey there, I would just run 4 Castigate if you are wanting to use the 2 mana discard.
In the kindest terms, Transgress the Mind sucks.
They are good but not main deck, 2 in the sideboard is great though.
Child of Night - There are so many 2 mana cards in modern that are better.
Look to the Knights for budget stuff Knight of Meadowgrain or
Consul's Lieutenant - Double white for no benefit. Renown doesn't really work in modern.
The same 2 cards I listed above are strictly 200% better. I think they are both cheap $$.
Basic/Generic/Budget(ish) Build could like this
plus 2-4 other lands
4x Blood Artist
Ummm... some sort of kill em all spells Killing Wave is my favorite.
Lot of options in black and white.
1 month ago
You have 4 Tragic Slips in your sideboard and 3 in your mainboard. To offer a little help with your sideboard, here are some modern legal budget options in your colors: Relic of Progenitus, Phyrexian Revoker, Kataki, War's Wage, Languish, Castigate, Sin Collector, Batwing Brume, Foul-Tongue Shriek, and Zealous Persecution.
2 months ago
One last thought -- I wouldn't go any lower on your targeted discard. The information it provides, in addition to crippling an opponent's opening plays, could prove invaluable. If the grave bothers you, then try something like Castigate, Transgress the Mind, or Appetite for Brains instead (although I'm aware that doubling the CMC of your targeted discard is no good, either).
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3 months ago
Hm, sweet build. I like this.
Anyhow, loved your deck. +1
4 months ago
Castigate's and Sin Collector's are just too good not to be mainboard. they constantly save your wincons from removal and Boardwipes, also they trigger your mimic.Beckon Apparition isn't half bad either, instant 4/4 grave hate and a flyier... thats at least interesting.
Well... nice deck and +1 for me :)
4 months ago
After testing this out with my play group for a few weeks. I have come to the conclusion that cheap draw is necessary in the deck, and Sign in Blood makes the most sense. Phyrexian Arena is another option, but I like the cheaper, more immediate draw from Sign in Blood. Also trying to keep this deck modern legal otherwise I'd consider Necropotence. Inquisition of Kozilek, Contaminated Ground and Vindicate are all great at stalling the until I can unload the big spells with Crypt Ghast. Against mono-black however, Castigate or some other equivalent is better in the 2 slot.