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Escalate - Discard a card. (Pay this cost for each mode beyond the first.)
Choose one or more -
-Target opponent reveals his or her hand. You choose an instant or sorcery card from it. That player discards that card.
-Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn.
-Target opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.
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Collective Brutality Discussion
17 hours ago
Love the name lol. I believe it's best to play all the Faithless Looting s; it's the most consistent way to get spells in the gy. 1 or 2 Collective Brutality also seems like a must, probably in place of a Terminate and Risk Factor.
This is just a thought, but personally I'd lessen the amount of black in the deck (keep like 1 land for Angler and Brutality) and play more cantrips like Opt in the black removal spots and Thing in the Ice Flip instead of Snapcaster. Thing makes up for less removal, more cantrips make for easier Pteramander activations, and it's less painful.
2 days ago
Hey, commenting on here with a list of things you might want to try out.
These aren't meant to all be directly added, more of just things to keep an eye on as you test and stuff. You might want to try to make room for Leonin Squire, because it's really good with LED and Razaketh combo, and Mox Diamond because it's just a powerful card .
Collective Brutality - bin raz/boon and hurt your opponent
Thoughtseize - bin razaketh/ boonweaver or a proactive counterspell
Cabal Therapy - sac outlet or same as above
Linvala, Keeper of Silence - good against green
Iona, Shield of Emeria - reanimated stax
Void Winnower - more reanimated stax
Scroll Rack - Combos with Land Tax
Ad Nauseam - If you get the cmc low enough this is an option. Just don't go below 8 life
Ashnod's Altar - Cheap sac that gets around cursed totem
Leonin Squire - Recurs LED when you're going off with razaketh
Lotus Petal - Fast mana
Weathered Wayfarer - fetches your urborg / coffers
Mox Diamond - powerful
Mox Opal - good with 15 + artifacts
Looks sweet dude and I hope it plays well
2 days ago
If this deck isn't focused on the Devotion Win then why play a Devotion deck? It's your best win con. I love midrange grindy matches but it's so much more efficient to fill the board with hard to remove creatures then land a Gary. (this is why Geralf's Messenger and Bloodghast are good, because they stick)
I would go 3x Seize 3x IoK and then fill those spaces with more creatures. I would also the MB Damnation and Collective Brutality (unless you add Bloodghast ) for more creatures. Put the Damnation on the SB.
What match ups are giving you trouble?
6 days ago
I would love to explain these cards and their function, in this specific 75. Also, thank you for your support and question.
In this 60, life-loss can become a minor issue with Bitterblossom . However, Pulse of Murasa in tandem with Collective Brutality mitigates that really well. Not only does it serve as life gain and the obvious Snapcaster Mage retrieval, but may also help to ensure land drops. On the other hand, it also serves a more important roll, returning a removed Creeping Tar Pit (Land) to enable the unblockable "One Punch" with Vraska, Golgari Queen 's emblem. In this shell, it serves as a smooth, instant 2 for 1. It also gives the deck more Snapcaster Mage 's to play with, in essence.
Hieroglyphic Illumination is a card I was incredibly skeptical about at first glance. However, with testing, this card has earned my respect. It does not have a Scry attached to it, but it may evade being countered due to Cycling not being a "Cast." This also helps against Chalice of the Void , at 1x, as Cycling once again cannot be countered. The ability of this card being a late game "Draw 2x Cards", seriously adds gas to the game. It does not NEED to be cast at 4 cmc, but the option to EOT - draw 2x - is very valuable.
Hopefully these answers give clarity to the options I deemed acceptable in this creative brew. Of course 2x Serum Visions would not be horrible though. Thank you for your question.
1 week ago
Your sideboard defibitely needs work, but definitely depends on your meta. I strongly graveyard interaction like Nihil Spellbomb or Faerie Macabre . Unmoored Ego is fun against from and combo decks. Cast Down or go for the throat. Collective Brutality is an amazing card that will help you out in a tom of different match ups. If you start to face artifact based decks, Hurkyl's Recall may be your best bet.
Also try to get four of those bitterblossom!
1 week ago
JKRice Hey man, Thanks a lot for the comment! Gifts Ungiven is by far my favourite modern deck as well. I find it plays unlike any other control deck.
Thanks for the card feedback too, I will be making some changes so that there are more one of's in the deck.
I like Collective Brutality as well, I find the effects are so useful and it's great that it discards card too, really useful at times! The card is so expensive right now that I do not want to buy it ahah, I do like the card and may just add in one copy!
I took a look at your gifts ungiven deck too. I was wondering if you find it works well to have one of's of certain cards such as Collective Brutality and the planeswalkers. Do you find that it is consistent enough?
Also have you played this deck in any competitive situations? if so, how did it go?
1 week ago
Trying Appetite for Brains . The problem with this card and Collective Brutality is that they are too narrow. However, AfB hits 95% of common wraths and only costs one mana, so it won’t even slow me down to cast. If the opponent doesn’t have a wrath, it won’t be able to remove their interaction or hate. However, I’m mostly just worried about wraths anyway, and it still discards something, unlike collective brutality which may whiff entirely.
1 week ago
I love modern gifts, probably my favorite deck out there.
Also: you need as many functionally identical cards as possible so you can force stuff through with gifts. This means it would probably be preferable to switch out 2 of your 3 mana leaks for other 2 cost counterspells like Negate and Remand. This lets you go for all three counterspells and a snapcaster in case you really want to counter something. Furthermore, I would reccomend varying your destroy spells; switch out an abrupt decay for an Assassin's Trophy, switch out a path for Dismember, etc
Also: I personally think Collective Brutality is a must, since it gains back all the life you lose from fetch-shocking and it lets you discard your reanimator targets. However, a lot of people disagree with me, so it might not be the best choice.
Finally: since you are playing cryptic command, maybe consider Eternal Witness so you can create a cryptic loop and stall a bit