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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
10 hours ago
Myr Servitor? Grave Crawler is also pretty good with the whole zombie theme. Then there are pricier cards like Collective Brutality, Bloodghast, and Liliana of the Veil that might be good. Transgress is good against Emrakul but maybe Brutality is better maindeck and you can sub in Transgress from the sideboard. You can also One with Nothing a Grave Scrabbler to get a Lupine Prototype back. Reassembling Skeleton and Dread Wanderer seem really bad compared to Grave Scrabbler shenanigans. This deck makes me happy, good luck
2 days ago
Are you sure that you actually want to play burn? You keep putting control-like cards in there, and the burn element, compared to the deck saffron olive played, is reduced to Alms of the Vein and Bump in the Night. All the nice little synergies from that deck, you miss out on (and for a below-tiered deck, it is kinda pricey too) - like turn 3 Collective Brutality with an Alms of the Vein madness'ed. Or extra cards of bob. Maybe you can substitute some of the expensive cards, but I'm not sure that B/r burn is a budget deck.
You could go for a more rakdos-aggro-like approach if you'd like (Monastery Swiftspear, Blightning, and other stuff like that). Or you could go for a monoblack control deck (more Languish, discard, and the like). But without pouring a good bit more money in, I don't think black burn is really viable.
3 days ago
4 days ago
I have Essence Extraction in my "extended" sideboard because I've always suspected that it could be useful. I haven't used it yet, but I can definitely see how the life gain could come in handy.
That said, I definitely think Collective Brutality is the best upgrade to Doomfall as a similar/better card (on a less strict budget) as it adds even more removal/hand disruption/drain. If added I would absolutely find room in main or side for Alms of the Vein as well for even more survivability.
Trespasser's Curse I actually think needs to be a full playset between main and side as a powerhouse counter to Monument, Zombies, Thopters, and any other wide strategy. It's pure ridiculousness. If you can find 3 or 4 it's nuts even against a "regular" amount of creatures. A 6 to 8 point swing in life totals for each drop onto their field adds up incredibly fast.
I can see myself going back into a creatureless strategy after rotation to fit most of those things (or similar) in. Right now this specific build is really working for me. I still love it, my opponent still plays most of the game leaning on the table with their head in their hands drawing and passing and rolling their eyes after I kill the occasional creature that does make it to the field. It's awesome.
4 days ago
Sideboard Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver looks interesting, otherwise solid list.
I could perhaps play more hand disruption in main deck, you only have 2 Thoughtseizes and 3 Inquisition of Kozileks. And Collective Brutality does a lot of job in current meta so could deserve few more slots, but i'm really not professional with this kind of mid range stylish decks.
Nice deck, good draws!
5 days ago
I would include a few Duress effects.Collective Brutality is one that fits well in Kess.
If you are trying to be a storm deck I would cut some of the higher CMC cards and add a Mystic Remora as well. You'll also find Double Negative is the worst counterspell in your deck. Counterflux just does a better job
5 days ago
I haven't given it much thought, but at a glance I would consider running Collective Brutality or Bloodghast instead of Sultai Skullkeeper and Bone Picker, maybe change Forbidden Alchemy for Strategic Planning, trying to come up with a better plan, let me know what you think and I'll give you some more insight when I have time.