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Escalate - Discard a card. (Pay this cost for each mode beyond the first.)
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-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
23 hours ago
One or two Collective Brutality could be useful, since it goes well with reanimation, but those belong with the non-budget upgrades.
1 week ago
I used your list before your recent update (putting Fatal Push on sb). But instead of Fatal Push on the board, I placed 4 Manic Scribe instead. Got the 2nd place on my LGS 12 man tourney. Losing to a tarmo/liliana/death shadow variant deck, which is silly cause I only drew lands on 2 games for 3 turns.
This is a very decent list. And I do agree that the sb can be changed depending on the meta where you play. I still have 3 Crypt Incursion on sb which helped me win against slivers and humans gaining an absurd amount of life. I also added 2 Damnation and 2 Silent Arbiter in replacement of the Collective Brutality and placing 4 Leyline of the Void for the spellbombs.
May I have your thoughts on my current sb?
1 week ago
Needs one more Chandra, Torch of Defiance and i'd also replace the four Lightning Strike with the four Fatal Push from your sideboard. Add one more Collective Brutality and a couple Nihil Spellbomb to the sideboard, as well as two Anger of the Gods. the mainboard could use a Damnation. I'd add one Liliana, the Last Hope to the main and get rid of the Vraska and Angrath. (The five mana Angrath, Angrath, the Flame-Chained is better and worth trying, as I'm doing in my black/red modern deck.) Lightning Javelin is not a good card for modern. I'd take those out. Take out the Never//Return and replace them with either Hero's Downfall or Dreadbore. The Surgical Extraction should be in the sideboard. I know it's not cheap, but you should work on getting another one so you have two of that in your sideboard. Combined with a couple Nihil Spellbomb, and maybe one Slaughter Games, you'd have some hate against graveyard shennanigans.
1 week ago
Ehi aquacode! Nice catch! :D
I've found that not only I do not want Crypt Incursion against anyone, but also that I would never board it in in this list. Collective Brutality appears in its place out of desperation, as there isn't actually much more you'd want because there are so many matchup where you'll lose no matter what you do. Collective Brutality is good against Burn, but such is one of those unwinnable matchups even with this addition - so that it doesn't really count; anyway, against Burn Darkness and Mesmeric Orb are your worst cards, though you need some Mesmeric Orbs if you're boarding some Set Adrifts in (for Eidolon of the Great Revel, as a losing proposition as it is). Collective Brutality makes the control matchup - which was already super favorable for us - totally unwinnable for them; and retains some usefulness against random combo decks and Hatebears (despite being quite bad against Thalia, Guardian of Thraben which should be your main target). But that is ultimately all speculation, just build the sideboard according to what you expect to fight.
As for the maindeck, I suggest swapping Fatal Push for Breaking / Entering, adding redundancy in order to have better tools against midrange: Fatal Push is not so good against them if it is not killing a turn-2 Tarmogoyf, and against other decks there is little to go goldfishing when it is a blank so many times.. I'm not updating the decklist here because this is strictly a metagame decision, close enough to other options that should probably change with any fluctation of the expected field!
1 week ago
Hey Peisistratos, I'm actually trading a bunch of my cards to get into modern with this deck. I noticed that you recently traded out the Crypt Incursions for Collective Brutalitys. Can you give a quick rundown as to what matchups you would use this against and what it replaces in the mainboard when you side it in? I've been playing magic for about 8 years but still don't know too much about the intricacies of the modern format. Thanks in advance!
1 week ago
I have built this in paper up to (but not including your adding of Grim Flayer).
A few changes I am making for my meta are as follow, I ovver them in case they help anyone else.
I prefer the directness of Torment as a closer, and being able to Crop Rotation into both Bog and Chasm to disrupt other players going off and winning is a bonus against Flash Hulk decks.
1 week ago
Hi again, buddy
Well, I'm no expert to abzan creatures, but I know some shit.
Let's get it started:
- I'll always stick to the point that hardly none planeswalker is worth 2+ copies. I'd cut an Elspeth.
- Mayor of Avabruck Flip is one of your best cards here. Run 4.
- Have you considered Collected Company? I don't always reccomend it in Thalia's decks, but it seems like soooo much value here.
- Since you don't play Knight of the Reliquary, 24 lands look like A LOT. I'd cut two or three. OR, run some copies of the Knight. She's so strong.
- Your instant-speed removal pack is great. The 3//3 Push and Path split is awesome. Abrupt Decay is bonkers too. Keep this up.
- Gavony Township would fit like a glove here.
- Have you tested some Birds of Paradise? I'm not sure about the benefits, but it's worth a test.
- Another cool creature to test would be Selfless Spirit. I suppose Supreme Verdict is a game ending card to you, and the ghost would do just fine.
- I'd move the Collective Brutality to sideboard. It's a freaking awesome card, but it doesn't sinergize with the rest of the deck at all.
Aaaaaand, last but not least, I would really try to add up some Lingering Souls. I understand that it would feel a little clunky with so many mainboard Thalias, but this is one of the best cards in modern right now. It's soooo much value.
Anyhow, feel free to disagree. I'm open to discussions.
2 weeks ago
A lot of people ask me about the Abrupt Decay, but I feel like I'm right not including it here. As far as creature removal goes I've got Lightning Bolt and Fatal Push at 1 mana. So what does Decay do that Bolt and Push don't? It can't be countered and it can kill artifacts and enchantments. So I figure the "can't be countered" clause is less relevant in Modern than Legacy and Decay is actually a better Legacy card than a Modern card because of the prevalence of Brainstorm and Force of Will. If I need to kill artifacts I still have Kolaghan's Command. I probably could find room, but I'm already skimping a little on the creatures and man lands to make room for Liliana of the Veil. The tipping point for me in the decision was Bloodbraid Elf. As I said in the description, I favor Lightning Bolt over Fatal Push because flipping a push to Cascade on an empty board is bad value. Similarly, Collective Brutality is far more flexible than Abrupt Decay and will always have at least 1 relevant mode when Cascaded into.
So that's my long-winded response to why I don't have Abrupt Decay. As for the Kitchen Finks Obstinate Baloth numbers, those are a little more malleable but I want a Baloth for random decks like Burning Inquiry or Liliana of the Veil mirrors. Kitchen Finks is a Cascade hit and is good against other Fatal Push decks though.