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Target player sacrifices a creature. You gain life equal to that creature's toughness.
Rebound (If you cast this spell from your hand, exile it as it resolves. At the beginning of your next upkeep, you may cast this card from exile without paying its mana cost.)
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Consuming Vapors Discussion
1 month ago
Consuming Vapors as a replacement to Barter in Blood could be useful. Rather than Rotting Rats I'd suggest you want a finisher, like Gurmag Angler or Tombstalker, also Dakmor Salvage plays well with Raven's Crime so might be worth considering. For other suggestions the simplest option is to have a look at 8-Rack decks...
1 month ago
Consistency is king and sadly you have a lot of 1x and not many 4x, I'm sure you can guess my first suggestion is run more 4x of cards, you also seem to have some vampire synergy so...
You probably want 4x Asylum Visitor to replace the Blood Scrivener's since it's a vamp. I'd also suggest, 2-3x of Indulgent Aristocrat as sacrifice outlet that pumps your other vampires. However creatures weren't really the issue here.
Your spells, 16 sorcery and instants all of them singles, it just isn't a good idea. 16 is a nice number though being 4x4, so my suggestion is; 4x Duress, 4x Geth's Verdict and 4x Flaying Tendrils (ok, 3x use your 1x Damnation), finally I'm going to break from that suggestion as I assume you only have 1 of some of these cards so; 1x Inquisition of Kozilek 1x Thoughtseize 1x Consuming Vapors and 1x Fatal Push this means you have a more focused removal and discard package. If you have them I'd run 2x Inquisition of Kozilek and 2x Fatal Push but it depends on your card pool.
1 month ago
Great looking deck. I like the core ideas you have. I've played against a similar deck before and it wrecked me. However, I noticed some cards in the deck that could be swapped out for better options to make the deck stronger. Let me explain.
One of the concepts that took me a long time to learn when playing Magic was card advantage. Simply put, more cards in hand means more options. So in most of my decks, I don't use tutors such as Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Tutor, and the rest.At best, they are a 1-for-1 trade of a card in hand for a card from deck. But you get more options drawing cards. Additionally, when playing blue, I never counter a tutor spell, I wait an counter whatever you tutored for. That way I use 1 counter spell and get rid of 2 cards in your hand. Dark Petition and Diabolic Tutor could be cut to make room for more instants that Toshiro Umezawa can use. For most black decks, I would suggest Rune-Scarred Demon and Increasing Ambition but I think you should keep your mana costs low.
Another problem I saw was that you have a couple of "maximum hand size cards" which I think are weak. Simply put, if you have more than 7 cards in your hand why aren't you playing them? Lack of mana? Waiting for some specific condition? Usually, it isn't that great to just sit around holding that many cards. I'm not saying that you shouldn't have cards in hand, but do you really need more than 7 on a regular basis? Thought Vessel, Venser's Journal seem to do too little for you and work against the card drawing engine of the Null Profusion. Also, since your general allows you to view your graveyard as an extension of your hand, why worry about hand size at all?
Withering Boon seems a bit weak for a creature kill card. I think you would get more out of the Oblivion Strike in your maybe board instead.
Consuming Vapors is a card that I think would be great in your deck. Opponent loses a creature, triggers your general, rebounds, and you get life out of it. Seems pretty awesome. What about Avatar of Woe or Visara the Dreadful are reusable creature kill abilities? Caged Sun might help ramp your mana. But it depends on whether you're playing multi-player or dueling.
I hope these suggestions at least give you some new ideas. Also, feel to take a look at my decks and let me know what you think. As always, temper these suggestions with your collection and your budget.
2 months ago
Some suggestions, Bone Splinters, Rite of Consumption and Consuming Vapors could be decent sac effects here. I'd say you need some disruption, so at the least Duress, you might be able to use Morbid Curiosity as draw or Killing Wave as sweeper...
2 months ago
Alright here is a ton of cards that seems to fit the theme. Some are definitely better then others I'm just giving a list of cards. Some of these cards are not budget
Hope you find something useful within all these!
4 months ago
Helldozer is slow, but if he comes online he seems legit. you'll probably need to test him out in your meta.
Scourge of Nel Toth is just too expensive for my taste, but hey he is a flyin' Zombie..I could see it getting cut in favor of a more efficient card.
Diabolic Tutormy least favorite tutor, should be replaced by a more efficient one, like Vampiric TutorDemonic TutorBeseech the QueenRune-Scarred Demonor any other one. There are probably 8 more I can't think of right now. BtQ being one of the budget option.
that should give you some options to trade for. I would also check out the other Gisa lists on EDHREC for ideas, she is a very popular commander. Have Fun :)
4 months ago
Mono black player here- I built this to help folks figure out what was available and tinker their decks Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox- I'm not a fan of cards like Disentomb because its functionally the same as running another creature, and some cards like Profane Command will provide that, plus removal, plus game-ending lifesteal. Mutilate is budget sideboard boardwipe, and will work well here. Tormented Soul doesn't provide a huge amount of damage or board presence, so I'd run something like Quest for the Gravelord, Ravenous Rats or Bloodsoaked Champion, unless you choose to also run Lashwrithe strats. Shriekmaw is amazing removal and triggers morbid, Geth's Verdict is neat, Smother I would have reccomended before Fatal Push came out, but people are going to be packing pot black more now, so bear that in mind. Ratchet Bomb deals with token strats, protection and is emergency enchantment/artifact removal. Delirium Skeins is amazing against control with some additional discard. I prefer cards like Erebos's Titan/Endless Whispers to Consuming Vapors- I like my lifegain early for aggressive decks with Devour Flesh/Elixir of Immortality/Gifted Aetherborn and later in the game I prefer ongoing profit as they (should) have less removal.
6 months ago
Hey! Looks like a cool deck! I have a few pieces of advice for you:
In addition, your deck is currently 108 cards, so I'd take out the following:
- 4 Dazzling Reflection
- 1 Commencement of Festivities
- 1 Kozilek's Translator
- 2 Sanitarium Skeleton
- 4 Essence Depleter
- 4 Havoc Sower
- 2 Eyeless Watcher
- 2 Blisterpod
- 4 Transguild Promenade
- 2 Shimmering Grotto
- 4 Unknown Shores
- 2 Plains
- 4 Demystify
- 2 Visions of Brutality
- 2 Skittering Invasion
- 4 Warden of Geometries
- 2 Consuming Vapors
- 1 Authority of the Consuls.
That should take you down to 60 cards, at which point you might want to consider taking out a few other things and adding some of the Eldrazi Drones from Rise of the Eldrazi to give you some more Eldrazi Spawn / ramp.
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