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Circle of Affliction
As Circle of Affliction enters the battlefield, choose a color.
Whenever a source of the chosen color deals damage to you, you may pay (1). If you do, target player loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
Circle of Affliction Discussion
3 months ago
My no budget recommends
Tutor and Draw
Life to Effects
Mindblade Render Nightmare Lash Lashwrithe Death Cloud Dystopia Strands of Night Plunge into Darkness Withering Boon Killing Wave Circle of Affliction Phyrexian Etchings Plague of Vermin Bond of Agony Moonlight Bargain Phyrexian Reclamation
The list looks pretty tight overall. There are definitely some cards I'd be cutting though.
Hope this helps mate.
2 years ago
alright, so I did some more digging - I've been kicking around a similar deck idea for a while. here's some of the stuff you might be interested in:
Pain for everyone:
Citadel of Pain, Copper Tablet, Power Surge (read the errata for this one, it makes more sense, Shadows of the Past, Pyrohemia, Pestilence, Dark Suspicions (or Bulwark, depending. kinda mutually exclusive), Rivalry, Skullcage, Wheel of Torture, Iron Maiden and Circle of Affliction
No creatures for You!
Death Pits of Rath (which couples well with Pyrohemia and Pestilence from earlier), along with Circle of Flame, Heat Stroke, Magmatic Core, Mudslide, Wave of Terror, War's Toll, Storage Matrix, and Noetic Scales.
Punishment and protection
probably some stuff in here you considered already, just figured I'd sift through this stuff and see if anything was to your liking
2 years ago
Sorin Markov is a better fit than Sorin, Grim Nemesis.
Plain straight card suggestion; if you don't wan't to use extort itself Zulaport Cutthroat and Blood Artist are taxing effects. Circle of Affliction is like extort but on an enchantment and Smolder Initiate is useful when playing against black.
Lastly, consistency. By this I mean your deck has a lot of variance due to the fact you don't have 4x of the cards you cast. Your mana curve is off, too many 3 drops, not enough value from your higher cost cards (4+ cmc) and not enough land.
2 years ago
it actually looks great Circle of Affliction is pretty awesome I'm not sure what you would take out to sub it for, plus you'd need something like Skybind to bounce it around. Dictate of Erebos seems a little out of place since this isn't sack mill in any way, even though it is a great way to keep people from hating on you too much Exquisite Blood Sanguine Bond in conjunction with Tainted Remedy is pretty broken, seems like a good fit. there's a lot of destroy target creature cards, maybe try to exile a little more, maybe even put in a Deicide because god cards are pretty prevalent. because it gets around indestructible effects cards like, Curse of the Cabal or even better Utter End I like the deck the way it is in many respects so nice job either way! :)
3 years ago
I like the idea behind this deck- It wouldn't work in my current metagame, but here are my suggestions- A playset of Terramorphic Expanse, Evolving Wilds, Esper Panorama and Arcane Sanctum- it worked well enough in the alara block to stabilize my manabase so it should work here, and be cheap.You may also want to look atBlind Obedience, Ghostly Prison, Sanctimony Boon Reflection Hissing Miasma, Luminarch Ascension, Nyx-Fleece Ram, Phyrexian Arena Sunspring Expedition, Underworld Connections, Angelic Accord and Circle of Affliction.Have fun, and good luck with the brew!
3 years ago
I don't think you need a full set of both Unholy Strength and Predator's Gambit - especially not with Gnarled Scarhide around! I suggest getting some more non-creature ways of hurting your opponent - Circle of Affliction or Palace Siege could work.
Also, Daxos's Torment can kill people fast.
3 years ago
Yeah I was saying that if I had 2 Circle of Affliction out the ability would trigger 2x for the 1 bolt, but that is only if I'm lucky and draw that many.
Tempo is another concern I have. Both of these spells aren't the best plays on T2 or T3 for this deck if your goal is to keep the board clear. Which pushes them out to T4 or T5. Almost wondering if I should look for more kill spells to fill the 3 slots.
3 years ago
Yes I see your point. In that situation I would hopefully have a kill spell in hand before the combo went off.
But for argument's sake...
The more interesting thing to me is the stack order. Hissing Miasma resolves before damage is done to me but Circle of Affliction resolves after. So even if I had infinite mana in that situation the miasma would kill my opponent before he kills me.
I like that.
It's also more versatile when going up against multi color decks. It works better with Spawning Pool as I block taking no damage while they lose 1, whereas I would have to let them through to get Circle of Affliction to activate.Also I wouldn't have to worry about tapping out so much if they had a creature left on the board.
Circle of Affliction handles burn decks better. Though the argument can be made that burn spells are much more efficient than the circle can handle. 1 bolt takes 2 mana to push it in my favor if I am lucky and get 2/3 on the board. And izzet burn can be a problem if they have the card draw to escape Painful Quandary. But with miasma I would have to side it out for discard anyway in that scenario.
Let's think of a much more common scenario:
- an opponent has three 2/1 creatures on the field and attacks with all three.
I tap a swamp for each, and the result is my opponent loses 3 life and I lose 3 life. Even.
I have open mana to kill at least 1 and at most all 3 or block 1 with Spawning Pool. My opponent loses 3 life and I lose between 0 and 6 life, depending on my hand (early game good, late game bad).
The miasma would put more responsibility on my other cards to mitigate damage from creatures and this deck doesn't win very quickly, so it would become increasingly important as their creatures got more powerful that I would have the card to answer them on each draw.
Circle would save me the trouble of having to spend cards to answer creatures with power less than the number of circles on the field.
I'll try it out and get back to you.
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