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Target opponent reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonland card from it and exile that card.
1 month ago
I'm looking to make a Kaya deck as my introduction to the Oathbreaker format. I really like what you're trying to do here. I know you have a lot of removal and board wipes, but something like Dawn Charm might be a versatile option to fog and to counter (and depending on what creatures you run and what wipe you play, regeneration).
I see that a lot of your exile effects target cards in play (other than Sin Collector). Castigate could be another good hand attack that's more broad and hits some threats before they enter the battlefield.
As for creatures:
Angel of Finality has a nice ETB and a pretty good cost/power ratio.
Archon of Justice feels similar, but triggers on death, which can combo well with your board wipes.
Palace Jailer gives you some card draw through the monarch mechanic, but also puts a target on you, so I'm not sure if that works well with your strategy.
Stonecloaker seems really flexible as a surprise blocker, a bounce for another ETB trigger for a creature, or to loop itself to exile cards for three mana.
5 months ago
6 months ago
Kitesail Freebooter , Sin Collector or Brain Maggot if you want more Tidehollow Sculler , Anguished Unmaking as a catch all removal witch exiles and the life loss shouldnt hurt as much with kaya, Liliana of the Veil if you end up playing bridge and Castigate , Settle the Wreckage , Warping Wail could be something to consider
7 months ago
BW control generally involves discard spells. You can get some good ones with Duress , Despise , and Castigate . If your friends play mostly creatures, then Harsh Scrutiny is good too. Hymn to Tourach is relatively cheap, but it's very very very very strong, play it at your own risk of creating an arms race between you and your playgroup.
Healer's Hawk is definitely more of an aggro card, if you want an effect like that, I would recommend Vampire Nighthawk . Obzedat, Ghost Council is incredibly strong, as is Blood Baron of Vizkopa . Vona, Butcher of Magan is incredible too.
I love merciless eviction, but you should really only run one, I would recommend you play some copies of Day of Judgment , Languish , Wrath of God , and Ritual of Soot to get those wraths earlier and keep the board clear.
I cannot recommend enough some Isolated Chapel s, Temple of Silence , Concealed Courtyard s, Shambling Vent s, and Caves of Koilos . Fetid Heath has recently plummeted in price as well, but I don't know your budget.
You'll definitely want some card draw to refill your hand too. In these colors it comes at the cost of life, for the most part. My personal favorites in casual decks are Twilight Prophet , but she is ridiculously expensive, and Kaya, Ghost Assassin . Arguel's Blood Fast Flip, Phyrexian Arena , Greed , Sign in Blood , Night's Whisper , Damnable Pact , Dark Bargain , Read the Bones , and Midnight Oil .
Hope this was at least a little helpful!
7 months ago
Your deck isn't pure control, rather it is an aggro-control hybrid, which is fine.
Lets deal with the NO (counters) section of a control deck. The first cards I thought of when looking at your deck were Delay, Grimoire Thief and Countersquall but they might be more than you want to spend. Since your using creatures to exile Familiar's Ruse is budget friendly and gives you the chance to recast your creature and exile a new card. Judge's Familiar is a creature and a cheap evasive creature at that, so is probably worth consideration. Perplex Might work as a counter or tutor. Honorable mentions Dawn Charm (fog or conditional counter), Dash Hopes (a black counter, really) and Dissipate. You might want to think about other spells too Thought Scour, Vapor Snag, Appetite for Brains, Castigate and Transgress the Mind...
The creature side of my suggestions is much shorter, first up is two one drops Deadeye Tracker and Mardu Woe-Reaper, they have similar uses essentially sending cards back to exile. For two drops there is Brain Maggot, basically additional copies of Tidehollow Sculler. Now we jump a bit to the control finisher, your using The Eldest Reborn I'd suggest backing that up with Cryptic Serpent and maybe Tasigur, the Golden Fang. Finally Murk Strider is worth consideration as well.
I'm not expecting you to use all of these cards, rather I'm throwing out ideas that might be of use to you. Hopefully this is of help, have fun with your brew.
7 months ago
8 months ago
I was playtesting my own version of the deck like I said I would ;), and I may have a suggestion. Raven's Crime might be a good idea as a 1 of in the main against control match-ups or heavy draw match-up; having too many lands in hand happens a lot and you could utilize that. Or you could play less lands and more action, but we both know where this is going; ''I don't understand, there's plenty of lands in my deck, like idk, 14?''.
I would also run more Castigate in the main. It's a really good card, maybe a bit costly, but more often than not in my playtesting I draw it really late game and sometimes my opponent has legit no cards in hand, the deck being so discard heavy in a format as attrition based as pauper. Even in modern, decks running full playset of toughtseize and inquisitions have that problem, too many is as bad as not enough. I know I suggested to play Raven's Crime, and it can sound contradictory, but I'm confidant saying a third one wouldn't be so bad.
Actually, in all honesty, I would REALLY like the deck to be 10-20 cards bigger XD. There's so much good cards in those colors that would deserve a spot x( A Crypt Rats for bad situations, or even some Unearth for low drops shenanigans. I guess that's what a sideboard's for XD
And lastly, just a question, is graveyard that common in your meta? You sure load your side of grave hate for a deck that runs 2 Relic of Progenitus in the main xD
9 months ago
I finally feel like I've find a pauper deck that feels really, REALLY, midrangey. Props to you. I will probably build it soon enough trust me.
Otherwise, I suggest you should put in 1-2, maybe 3 instant removal, like Unmake or something; in late game Castigate, Journey to Nowhere, Oblivion Ring, Chainer's Edict, Mesmeric Fiend and Mind Raker are all sorcery speed removal/discard effect, and they are really good, but like I said, late game in top-decking mode they are kinda meuh...
Otherwise, I'm repeating myself, but gosh I like your deck. I should also say this; it's not blue, nor green. Evermore, it's orzovh, a really underrepresented combination in pauper. Love it man.
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