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Citywide Bust Discussion
8 hours ago
I wouldn't say that this deck's Lex Luthor is Animar. Protection prevents DEBT, as previously stated, but BW's best attribute is board wipes and secondary card draw. Protection doesn't stop wipes and Animar decks (unless they are colorless morph/bounce/combo decks) are notorious for overcommitting to the board.
Cards like Citywide Bust , Slaughter the Strong and Council's Judgment can hate on the Animar player, (and not kill your important stuff) while still having game against more casual creature based decks.
Also, if you want to be that person, Contamination can really shut off your opponents stuff. With Teysa, one black creature is enough for a couple turns of hate.
2 weeks ago
I would include more Tajic, Legion's Edge to mentor your creatures and be a decent blocker since he can be given first strike, he can also protect your creatures from being burned out.
You can also do this with Shalai, Voice of Plenty which if you splash green can give your creatures +1/+1 counters.
1 month ago
What is beating you?
- In my experience, Truefire Captain will rarely earn its value because it is slow and awkwardly costed.
- Skyknight Legionnaire is a nice card in limited but it only really earns its spot if you cast it on the third tick of History of Benalia .
- If you are playing red/white then Justice Strike , Response / Resurgence , and Citywide Bust are great removal. Response / Resurgence has the power to just win at turn five against a lot of decks.
- If you have 4x History of Benalia , you probably want one or more Benalish Marshal . Honestly, once you have that much value, you might as well go for a full tournament History of Benalia list.
1 month ago
I don't know how competitive your play environment is but in my experience just about any deck can get out of hand if left alone to goldfish and its probably not the best idea to count on someone else at the table to act as a check on someone running out of control. I'd try to find space for at least 2 more pieces of targeted control and one or 2 more boardwipes. I mentioned Swords to Plowshares before but some other stuff that you can choose from in G/W:
And usually no matter how much removal I play [my Zurgo deck has 8 boardwipes and 6-7 single target creature removal spells] I sometimes can still find myself looking for more.
2 months ago
To make room for the targeted discard, I am cutting Citywide Bust and Retribution of the Meek. I like the cards and usually get value off of them, but theoretically they could whiff and not kill anything that matters. Unless somebody plays a big threat like Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, they are probably not worth a card. I am not worried so much about a few large creatures. It is the decks that go wide that cause a problem because those decks can block me effectively. Plus, it seems like I rarely need to sweep the field, I guess because I'm either so fast I'm not worried about what everyone else is doing, or because someone already wiped the board to keep me from winning (which is why I need the discard so much). For now I'll just rely on tutoring for Austere Command in emergencies.
2 months ago
jakethewhale007: Thanks for the suggestions!
I think you are right on Radiant Destiny. I do tend to pull my board into the grave for sacrifice bonuses, but with my meta we get to 10 permanents super often.
I also agree with Dark Prophecy, I am pretty heavy on black in my mana base, so even though a turn 3 Dark Prophecy is pretty unlikely, it is also unlikely I would get that much benefit off of it super early because it does rely on creature deaths. Since it would let my tokens trigger it, it could end up being a lot of card draw when merged with a Skullclamp or other sacrifice effects. I also never liked that Midnight Reaper wasn't a vamp.
I definitely keep considering Divine Visitation, and I think it probably makes sense to do, but I'm probably going to skip it for flavor. :)
I have a Citywide Bust so I may throw that in, I think those are good suggestions, unfortunately my deck's biggest competitor in my playgroup is a white/green weenie super widetoken deck, so a lot of times my board wipes are targeted at that deck, so i'm not sure I can afford too much of it.
Bloodtracker I would probably trade out another of my higher manacost vampires for him. I'll think on that. Do you feel that single use card-draw is worth it? Should I drop a few vampires for them though, or would you recommend just lowering the amount of removal?
Maybe Coding could comment on that. :) Thanks for your suggestions Coding! I think I like Heirloom Blade I'll look into that one more. Necropotence seems hella powerful, would you recommend trading removal for it, or one of the less good equivalents I have?
2 months ago
Cool deck! I thought I'd take a glance at your deck since you were kind enough to upvote mine. I love vampires too, and my Edgar Markov deck has gone through about a million different variations haha. I'll throw out a couple suggestions. I tried to keep my suggestions cheap, since you said you are on a budget.
Radiant Destiny: This card seems like it would be a better version of Intangible Virtue. It can buff all your vampires, not just the tokens, and give your whole board vigilance. It should be easy enough to trigger ascend, since you will have a bunch of free vampire tokens to get to 10 permanents in play.
Dark Prophecy: The triple black casting cost can be tricky when building a tri-color mana base on a budget, but this will trigger on your token deaths as well. For that reason, I think it could replace Midnight Reaper, since the reaper doesn't draw for your token deaths. It can be a bit risky with a large board, but it would ensure you will never run out of cards in hand again. Plus, it is pretty cheap!
Divine Visitation: This might be a fun option for you to consider. It would turn Edgar's eminence ability into providing a flying angel on every vampire cast! It doesn't fit with the vampire tribal theme, but it would be a fun card.
As far as card draw goes, I think you should strongly consider Night's Whisper, Sign in Blood, Painful Truths, and Read the Bones. Bloodtracker is also a good option to consider, and also turns Edgar's +1/+1 counters he gives into card draw. You might also consider Dusk / Dawn, Fell the Mighty, and Citywide Bust as boardwipes. These tend to let smaller creatures live, and many of your vampires (especially the tokens) would be small enough to survive the boardwipe. Dusk / Dawn could also function as card draw if you are desperate, since you can cast it from your grave to return a bunch of vampires to your hand.
Citywide Bust occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.02%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%