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
Omg I Love that, never even occurred to me Sgt.Pickles. I'll add some Inquisition of Kozilek, and possibly make Collective Brutality main as well since the escalate cost just lets me discard Apostles for free.
2 hours ago
I currently am selling or trading (depending on what you have that catches my interest) the following cards.
ALL CARDS ARE PACK FRESH/NM
Karakas < Eternal Masters
Damnation < MM Print
Sylvan Library < MM Print
Wasteland < Eternal Masters
Polluted Delta x4 < Khans Print
Wrath of God < Full art promo
Mystical Tutor x2 < Eternal Masters
Verdant Catacombs < MM Print
Marsh Flats < MM Print
Arid Mesa < MM Print
I have much more in my binder but these are cards I would like to get rid of!
Currently cards I am seeking are the following. Open to other trades of course these are just the cards I want BADLY!
Bayou MP is fine, only looking for a revised edition.
Liliana of the Veil < Pro Tour Promo
Avacyn, Angel of Hope < Russian NM. Will buy!
Emeria Angel < WPN Promo
Azusa, Lost but Seeking < Judge Promo
4 hours ago
also with 4x Liliana of the Veil,4x Collective Brutality,4x Smallpox ,1x Syphon Life 8x Fetch Lands AND the tap ability of Reliquary i seriously doubt she will complain about now enough lands on the grave.
7 hours ago
That's not a bad plan! Secure the Wastes is another win condition that Esper control decks run too!
The life cost of Anguished Unmaking is quite prohibitive, but its flexibility outweighs it, as it can take on anything (except land) that your opponent throws out. Also, never run more than 2.
10 hours ago
also i would go something like -2 Raven's Crime and go +1 Collective Brutality + 1 else (2nd Syphon Life maybe).
I have tested both Raven's Crime and Collective Brutality a lot and the bonus you gain from looking at your opponents hand is wayyyy better than being able to spamm discard. You need to know what to expect from your opponent so you can play around it.
2 days ago
ArcticJohn, I play it all the time on MTGO. It isn't fast enough for Marvel and I think you'd need more hand disruption in sideboard to have any chance, I haven't figured this one out yet. Dispossess and Lost Legacy need to turn up early and resolve to have a chance. I added 2 Collective Brutality last week and they are a tough card for this deck, so versatile and with discard as well.
I have recently mainboarded Sweltering Suns because of the invasion of zombies and aggressive humans and have reasonable success, it all depends on the draw/mulligan. I'm back at 24 lands again as well because I need it, I thought I could get away with less but math doesn't lie! I agree on your suggestion about Yahenni's Expertise
Against control it can be a bit tough. Resolving a Midnight Oil is actually quite crucial here for overwhelming the counters. The other tough match up is decks with lifegain and it becomes a grind.
The sideboard is still a work in progress, I had this idea of stacking creatures in sideboard for the surprise round 2 like Glorybringer, Dragonmaster Outcast etc but I'm not sure this would work that well. I've even thrown in some Dynavolt Tower but not sure if it fits.
One thing is for sure, this is a deck suited to Hazoret the Fervent!!
Any suggestions welcome
2 days ago
i had it in the sideboard but, since i am playing mana dorks that are 1 drops i didnt want to mix the dorks and discard package. i chose to go with the turn 1 mana dorks because i felt this deck would be better with them. Knowing how good discard is i didnt want to ignore it so i put Thoughtseize in the and originally had inquisitions in there too. Since i am running Lingering Souls i felt that Collective Brutality might just mesh well with them over inquisitions. I basically just boils down to on turn 1 i am ok with discarding something but i want to play dorks in the turns after to accelerate mana, but it increases the clock. at least right now this is what makes sense to me. i just built it so i am still learning it.
3 days ago
Sinister Concoction helps a lot if my opponent plays Shock against my early game discard outlets. In that case I use it to put Haunted Dead into the graveyard and retain an additional outlet. Collective Brutality does an even better job, but is quite expensive too.