Enchantment — Aura
Enchanted land is a Swamp.
Whenever enchanted land becomes tapped, its controller loses 2 life.
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Contaminated Ground Discussion
5 days ago
So, for starters, I'd definitely take out Akroma's Memorial and either sell that bad boy or put it in literally any creature-focued EDH deck that you have, because all the keywords in the world will still only make your Stuffy Doll a 1/1. I'd also take out Assault Formation, since it only affects 4 of your creatures (and even then, it's negligible gain). Also, I'd nix Crawlspace since it defeats the purpose of Nightly Hunting. Gravity Well is redundant if you draw more than 1, so I'd just keep 2 copies.
To put in: Lust for War, Contaminated Bond, Contaminated Ground, Nettling Curse, Sinister Possession, Visions of Brutality, Goblin Diplomats. I'd put in Jaddi Offshoot or any Black creature with lifelink (Gifted Aetherborn? Vampire Cutthroat?) if you're concerned about Burn. I know your deck doesn't include B, but having those Auras will help you accelerate victory (honestly, you almost could take out all of the G cards in this deck).
Hope this helps! Mention me if I can clarify or otherwise be helpful.
4 weeks ago
1 month ago
After testing this out with my play group for a few weeks. I have come to the conclusion that cheap draw is necessary in the deck, and Sign in Blood makes the most sense. Phyrexian Arena is another option, but I like the cheaper, more immediate draw from Sign in Blood. Also trying to keep this deck modern legal otherwise I'd consider Necropotence. Inquisition of Kozilek, Contaminated Ground and Vindicate are all great at stalling the until I can unload the big spells with Crypt Ghast. Against mono-black however, Castigate or some other equivalent is better in the 2 slot.
1 month ago
I agree about Fulminator Mage being too slow against t3 Tron when we're on the draw, but it's fine if they don't have it t3, and if they do have it t3, there are not many sequences of cards that win us that game anyway.
Now, to mitigate weakness to Tron, we can find space in the sideboard for perhaps another land destruction spell and a Stony Silence (which also helps the Lantern matchup), which I might eventually do if I get annoyed by Tron enough, but I think I'm more likely to accept that Tron is a slightly unfavourable matchup, even post board, and be happy with one 40-60 matchup given that most of my other matchups are at least 60-40 post board.
With regards to Lantern, I've never been too scared of it. Game 1 just comes down to the draw. Their plan is more or less quite intact, whereas we draw Fatal Push and Murderous Cut and Hero's Downfall; our only path to victory is to get in before Ensnaring Bridge, and Merchant for the last few points before he gets a hard lock going. That said, drawing extra cards a turn is quite good against a deck that's trying to manipulate the top card. Games 2 and 3, we get artifact destruction, combined with Extirpate, and that heavily swings the matchup. So overall, I'd say it's 50/50, with post boarded games slightly favouring us, as the deck with both discard and answers.
1 month ago
What about Contaminated Ground or Evil Presence? Terrybad and unplayable? They don't help that much against Tron (they don't change the name of the card sadly) but at least slow them down 1 turn which can be crucial. I feel that Fulminator Mage is sometimes to slow. Although on the play g2 he can be strong.
You are right about Elves and that's what I already mentioned: better G2/3 and overall 50/50.
Necroplasm only interferes with Pack Rats but can be very strong against Token based decks because it destroys them on the first endstep. I played this card in other black decks and it did very well against Elves and other decks as well.. but yeah: clunky and slow!
plusmental on Karma
1 month ago
This is amazing haha
I would suggest to go Elspeth, Sun's Champion instead of knight-errant, dropping Aven Mindcensor to sideboard and playing Eidolon of Blossoms, add in Contaminated Ground to get their damage rolling early (which means going wb in your lands).
2 months ago
As far as suggestions go, I can't help but feel that your land count is a bit low - I tend to stay around the 37 mark. I noticed that you're a bit sparse on draw spells, and black gets some of the best draw pauper has to offer; I run Sign in Blood, Night's Whisper, Succumb to Temptation, Phyrexian Rager, and Read the Bones in my own list.
Three cards in your list that seem a bit underwhelming to me are Last Caress, Contaminated Bond, and Reave Soul. The former seems too minor an effect, even with the cantrip. The Bond is a cool card, but most of the time I think it's a better idea to remove the threat entirely (if you dig the "slow drain" theme, I think the Contaminated Ground in your maybeboard would be better in this slot.) For myself, the sorcery speed of Reave Soul makes it less appealing - maybe something like Wring Flesh, Spinning Darkness, or Tendrils of Corruption would be worth considering? I also dig Viper's Kiss as "utility" removal.
Great deck, though! Pauper EDH is my new favorite format, as it tends to feel more like 'oldschool' magic.
2 months ago
First of all: If you want to play Pauper, all youre Cards have to be Commons not uncommons. But beside this, I am really liking the Idea, +1. Here just some Cards you could play:Merciless Executioner, Fleshbag Marauder, Mind Rot, Contaminated Ground, Typhoid Rats, Shadow Alley Denizen, Gatekeeper of Malakir, Read the Bones , Defiant Salvager, Shadow Slice, Gifted Aetherborn, Vampire Nighthawk, Pulse Tracker, Murderous Compulsion, Bone Splinters, Stab Wound, Deadbridge Shaman, Boon of Erebos, Polluted Delta and Gray Merchant of Asphodel to call some. This are the first cards coming to my mind, I can look for other cards the next days.