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For each land, destroy that land unless any player pays 1 life.
8 months ago
SufferFromEDHD I don't know how I missed Crucible of Worlds or Aven Mindcensor. They are really good. Didn't even know Cleansing existed, but it is anouther armageddon effect that I need. Thanks for the feedback
8 months ago
Hatebears in title but no Aven Mindcensor...
Cleansing has been really useful for me.
9 months ago
1 year ago
I had conidered all of those projectneptune, and I don't think that they would add what you think they would add. I will go through each.
Glacial Chasm - This card has way too many downsides. The Cumulative Upkeep alone is out of control. Additive life loss becomes huge. T1 is 2, T2 is 6, T3 is 12, T4 is 20. Half your starting life to reach 4 more turns is pretty huge. On top of that, it costs 2 land drops to use. This can be huge, and combined with the life loss it is not something you just put out to be prepared. It also prevents some of my offense. If I want to play a Master of Cruelties or Virtus the Veiled for an attempt at a win, I need to advertise the play and expose myself for a full round ahead in order to be able to attack with it, and that doesn't even count the Insurrection play. In all, I have much better options. Other decks that are built to abuse it would be a better home for it.
Leave // Chance - That is a very narrow set of circumstances that makes it worthwhile. Board wipes happen, but I would rather counter, Boros Charm, Teferi's Protection , or just recover faster with new threats. Even a Replenish or Yawgmoth's Will would probably do me much better.
Archfiend of Despair - As a budget option, I can see this being fine. As it stands, I like my other options. They body is a liability compared to the durability of an enchantment, and the Academy Rector to Wound Reflection is an awesome play.
Cleansing - This card is much less a third Price of Progress/Acidic Soil than you think. I looked at this card early on, as soon as I saw the power of Price of Progress. Unfortunately, it is not nearly good enough. Giving the opponent choices makes it basically useless. Acidic Soil has to be held until they are really beat down or they have 15 lands to make it worthwhile, and usually only comes out as a finisher. I actually wish I had a better option than Acidic Soil, and Cleansing is no Acidic Soil. Here's how it would play. Wait until mid to late game so it actually matters. In the mid game playing it means that they take maybe 5-7 damage or so, and keep their board state. That is not nearly enough to change a game. Late game it matters even less. Even if they are pretty low, Say 15 life and 15 lands, they will sacrifice only their worst lands, they will keep enough to retaliate hard, and they will take 6-8 damage, leaving themselves with a Gaea's Cradle, an Ancient Tomb, two dual lands, an Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and a Maze of Ith. That is not nearly good enough an effect to warrant the slot. This is also my problem with Torment of Hailfire. Give them choices and they will find a way out of losing. If Cleansing did 3 damage per land saved, it would be worth it. For 1 damage, it is too little to matter.
1 year ago
Here's a few suggestions:
Glacial Chasm - I'm sure you're aware of this card, so I'm curious what your reasoning is for not running it! Sets you back when you decide to scrap it?
Leave // Chance - How common are board wipes in your meta? Being able to turn 6-8 permanents that you would have lost into card draw (or just play them again) might have potential.
Cleansing - a three-peat of Price of Progress / Acidic Soil. Too conditional?
Archfiend of Despair - I know you already shot down this card but I think I like it for the exact reasons you don't: (1) It being a creature means it can power its own ability. Also, Animate Dead target. (2) Shuts down lifegain decks which I run into fairly often. (3) I don't run tutors so the greater tutorability of Wound Reflection is a non-factor for me. (4) Good budget option for Wound Reflection :).
1 year ago
Fun deck idea, I have a Marchesa deck that leans more toward choice/shenanigans but I took a lot of ideas from your deck.
What are your thoughts on Cleansing? A conditional/choice Acidic Soil.
1 year ago
Ajani's Mantra for Karlov triggers every turn.
Archangel of Thune for everyone to get big.
Baneslayer Angel because who doesn't want a demon and dragon killing angel.
I don't want to tell you about this but Batwing Brume
Cleansing if you want to be a ahole.
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