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Chalice of Death
: Target player loses 5 life.
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Chalice of Death Discussion
landofMordor on Argy
6 days ago
That's a good name! Straightforward yet elegant.
Maybe I'm not far enough away from teenager-ness, by my mind immediately went to possible puns. "The Brewery: Steaming Milk and Schemeing Mana since 2017" came to mind, but eh, it's a little clunky. Still not giving up on finding a coffee/MtG pun that doesn't involve Chalice of Death Flip or Bogbrew Witch, though I think we should roll with Magic Lounge for the time being (:
2 weeks ago
I would say try to look at a Teysa, Orzhov Scion deck. It is a little more token/combo based instead of lifegain/drain, but they have a good amount of W/B cards that can go into any W/B deck.
One card I can say (depending on preference and what your playgroup allows) is Exquisite Blood . With sanguine bond, you immediately win through a loop. All you need is one life gain or an opponent to lose life.
In general, extort is more of a "bonus" than a reliable win con. Life gain is meant to be annoying, and constant. Imagine dropping a Phyrexian Processor and making 30/30's every turn, giving them lifelink, then repeating. Sound gross?
2 months ago
This deck has several win conditions in mind.1) Felidar Sovereign with enough life2) Aetherflux Resevoir for direct damage3) Chalice of Death Flip for direct damage, especially earlier in the game4) Deal damage with creatures when possible, generally with some angels from Luminarch Ascension, Ajani's Pridemate and other creatures that can get buff.
This is not meant to be an aggressive deck but perhaps it can afford to. Any suggestions on the deck?
4 months ago
While it would be totally possible to play Rishkar, Peema Renegade, I would stay away from it for a few reasons,
Variance: Given that this deck already needs a certain handful of cards in order to combo off, you are just making the deck more janky and less consistent, as most decks in modern can easily deal with Rishkar and creatures like him, since decks like Affinity are rampaging across the format. In addition, the usage of non-mana dork creatures only increases the chance that you will not be able to combo off as fast or at all in certain situations, and I don't think Rishkar has enough value to be played in this deck.
Rishkar's cmc is 3, which means that instead of comboing off, you've instead decided to play a 2/2 (or 3/3) and thats about it, if anything, more tutors/card filtering is what I would look towards, as the combo is fun and all, but if you don't start with it, it seems that you'll have trouble getting all the pieces for it.
If you were going after 3 drops, the only real efficient 3 drops to play with this kind of deck strategy would be to play cards like Ensnaring Bridge, as it can be a total blowout for aggro.
Since you are building a scepter lists, here's one online that seems to have a similar plan to yours, but wins through Chalice of Death instead. I think this list has some great ideas you could look at.
Those are my thoughts on it, if you think that it'll work, I'd try it out, as your lists stands, taking out other cards just seems less effective.
6 months ago
15 lands is a really low amount; you'll have problems playing your 3-mana cards consistently, you won't often get the landfall bonus from Rest for the Weary and you'll have a hard time casting 2 cards in a turn or activating an ability and playing a card. I'd recommend about 20 lands for this kind of deck. I'm also not sure that 4 Kabira Crossroads is a good idea; the life-gain is obviously nice but coming into play tapped will really slow down you down in such a low curve deck. I'd go down to just 1 or 2 of them at most.
I don't think Sun Droplet is very good in this deck; it's slow and dependant on your opponent's actions but you want your life-gain to be quick and reliable to turn on Serra Ascendant and Chalice of Death Flip as quickly as possible. Dazzling Reflection has a similar problem; it requires you or your opponent to already have a large creature on the battlefield, which won't always be the case. I'd also probably go down to just 1 Elixir of Immortality; I understand it has synergy with Voltaic Key and Squadron Hawk but in its own right its just 3 mana for 5 points of life-gain, which is not a very good rate.
6 months ago
10 months ago
Leyline of Anticipation is a fun way to win out of nowhere with these decks. Flash in a Felidar Soverign or one of the other win-on-upkeep-if-you-have-x-life cards at the end of your opponent's turn, then win on upkeep. Exsanguinate and Debt to the Deathless are other fun drain cards. Archangel of Thune in here is, well, ridiculous. Chalice of Life Flip is fun, and Chalice of Death Flip wins games. Sorin Markov and Sorin, Grim Nemesis have fun drain-y sub-themes. Ajani Goldmane could be fun in here too. I'd also suggest maybe adding in a taxing sub-theme with cards like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, Vryn Wingmare, etc. That's all just off the top of my head. +1 from me though, nice to see an Oloro deck that actually allows other players to cast spells!
1 year ago
Still, I think Sanguine Bond is much better, because it's much easier to gain life than to damage the opponent. For example when in T5 I can drop Sanguine Bond I can well have a Karlov of the Ghost Council at 12+/12+ and a Wall of Reverence + Chalice of Death - So that is 17+ life drain in that turn..