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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
2 hours ago
Hey, I like that these colors are your choice. +1! I also really like the 4x Creeping Tar Pit.
Also, Damping Sphere is legit against Tron & Storm style decks.
Here's my 75, but it is more Control oriented:
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13 hours ago
First off, I love the deck, Phyrexian Crusader is one of my favorite cards. For the sideboard, Relic of Progenitus is catch-all graveyard hate card. It can wipe the graveyard and cycle, or you can save it for a big blowout, exiling a card every turn until the right moment. I would definitely suggest some sort of board wipe, likely Damnation for the sideboard. This can help with decks that throw out a ton of creatures early that just chump your attackers. Against some of the faster decks Collective Brutality is decent as you can trade your worst card, perhaps an extra land, for say a Goblin Guide and a Lightning Bolt. I do not really know what sorts of decks you usually face, but those are some ideas to get you started.
As for the main board, I personally would go down a few discard spells for some extra removal. I have not played the deck, so you obviously know better than I do, but it seems that drawing discard later in the game is not super great. I am obligated to recommend another pet card that I love: Funeral Charm. It is possible that it would be absolutely terrible in this deck, but on paper it seems pretty decent. It can pump, it can remove X/1 creatures, it is instant speed discard (which should not be underestimated), and it pairs nicely with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to let your creatures become unblockable. As I was writing this, I realized you had it in your maybeboard, but I am going to keep the above to try to convince you to try the card.
I love the deck, it looks really fun to play. Good luck, and I hope it performs well!
2 days ago
I could cut a Flooded Strand and an Island for 2, but hitting my colors is more important than ever with Anger of the Gods in the deck. But the payoff is real. I think 1 for an Island is definitely worth it. I used a lot of removal on manlands against Jund tonight. I'll start with 1 and if it's not hurting too much I'll add another. Not going to 2 right away because I only own 1.
Regarding Leyline, I need 4 Anger of the Gods in the sideboard. The testing I've done shows me it's way too good to not play. Additionally, the Eldrazi matchup is so bad that I need to be sideboarding something for them. Collective Brutality is the best thing I can do against the colorless menace, and the matchup is bad enough to warrant playing 4. Finally, if I play any Leyline of the Void, I need at least 2, and probably should play 4. That only leaves me with 3-5 spots, in which I need to address burn and midrange and control. 3 spots Certainly isn't enough. 4 probably isn't. 5 might be. Those 5 would be 2x Dispel, 1x Countersquall, and 2x Collective Brutality and I'd have to add another Terminate (probably cutting 1 opt) to the main deck to feel safe. Could 2 Leyline of the Void be enough to justify playing any? It's only in the opening hand 22% of the time, but with 2 copies I'd board it in against Control, Mardu Pyromancer, BGx, and any Snapcaster Mage deck.
Basically I'm worried about spots in my sideboard and how I'm allocating them. I need to be good against the field, not just beat one deck.
Thanks for helping me puzzle through this.
5 days ago
1 week ago
swagfrog: I ended up trying it with a Collective Brutality and didn't really like it. I think if I had a more traditional Jund deck where I want things in the GY it would have been a lot better, but in this deck it just ended up hurting too much.
I definitely want a bit more interaction, and modal discard is a great one, I just don't think Brutality is the right fit for this deck.
1 week ago
Hey, thanks for the input! I think I will try that. it seems safe enough to try. Plus Collective Brutality can fill up the graveyard for Bedlam Reveler. If you don't mind me asking, what format(s) do you play?
1 week ago
I am not a Modern player by trade, but with that curve I might run 1 less land and one more Collective Brutality, myself.
1 week ago
Yeah, i have, i have 2 Damping Spheres in the side.
And from a mono Mountain mana base i can't really cast Collective Brutality but if i ever go black, it will surely be an inclusion, alongside Rakdos Charm.