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Cry of the Carnarium
All creatures get -2/-2 until end of turn. Exile all creature cards in all graveyards that were put there from the battlefield this turn. If a creature would die this turn, exile it instead.
Cry of the Carnarium Discussion
1 day ago
Bolas in modern, huh. The only way you're gonna be getting to 7 mana in this format is by going all-in on the control plan, so a Spirit subtheme probably won't work out too well as they're more for tempo/aggro decks. Instead, I'd go for a good ol' grixis control shell, like this: Grixis Control. Lots of removal, usually 4-6 hand disruption spells, and some counterspells.
Your most important cards are Fatal Push and Lightning Bolt , which are two of the best removal spells in the format. If you're willing to buy I suggest that you make getting playsets of them a top priority since they're used in pretty much every deck with their colors. Next, I should ask how you want to play: do you want to focus more on killing creatures, countering spells, or be proactive and make your opponents discard cards? I only ask this because I assume you don't want to shell out your entire fortune on buying cards like Snapcaster or Liliana, which let grixis decks do all of those things equally well. Your answer will help with card choices and also with mana base building, which is kind of tricky in budget 3-color control decks. I suggest going more counterspell/removal heavy since there are good, cheap counterspells like Mana Leak that make it easier to build a decent deck for less money and it'll stack up better against what you face locally (except maybe the UR control deck) if you focus on those.
Basic advice is this: focus more on removal and counterspells, less on spirits and you're pretty much good to go. If you're willing to spend money on this deck, all the cards you need to know of are in the deck I linked above. Recommended budget spells for the main: Mana Leak / Rune Snag , Terminate , Mission Briefing , Cry of the Carnarium / Anger of the Gods , Inquisition of Kozilek (not budget but if you're buying them anyway you should put them in), Opt .
6 days ago
I tend to agree with hullos that you want to get rid of your opponent's planeswalkers and add loyalty counters to your own. Step 1 will be to find a way of bringing in at least 2 The Elderspell , but I would also look for a way to introduce Flux Channeler .
I would most likely drop Azorius Guildgate and Cry of the Carnarium for 2 each of The Elderspell and Flux Channeler . Cry would, however, remain in the sideboard for use against more aggro creature decks.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Yes I have! Game 1 vs mono red is very hard. But that is why I have Cry of the Carnarium and a bunch of lifegain in the main board. I find it to be fairly competitive, I wouldnt say its tier 1, probably about a tier 2.5. Folds to aggro pretty hard but beats control very easily. Esper is actually one if this decks better matchups as you can control just as much as they can; while just holding out to combo off.
4 weeks ago
I think running 6 counters is a bit much in a mid-rangey deck. I'd swap out either Ionize or Sinister Sabotage for the Bedevil for more, especially when you want Thief of Sanity out on turn 3. 3 Duress in the sideboard is really great against control. taking out some Disdainful Stroke as they are not useful until turn 4. Tune up Cry of the Carnarium to 3 copies for consistency.
1 month ago
It might not look like it, but Pitiless Pontiff is one of the best cards in this deck. It essentially can block anything and survive as long as you have another creature, and against Stompy it was pretty damn good (not so much now, as Stompy is almost out of the meta).
Also it is quite good against Esper Control. These days they are playing Cry of the Carnarium more and more, but they still play a decent ammount of Kaya's Wrath , and the Pontiff is super resilient against that. It also allows you to blank a great deal of their life gain such as Vraska's Contempt , Moment of Craving or Enter the God-Eternals by sacrificing the target.
On the other hand, I did consider adding another God-Eternal Bontu . I'm not so sure about the Tithe Taker , my experience with it is that it's removed as soon as possible and the taxation effect didn't matter much. Finally the Butcher is quite good, but the 2-drop in this deck is super packed, I'm not sure is worth over something like Footlight Fiend . I think it's great in a Rakdos Aggro/Aristocrats, but this deck tries to be grindier and with a better late-game plan.
Thanks for the comment, I will definitely consider another Bontu! That card has been at least great when I played with it! :D
1 month ago
Heyo! I've been out of standard for a while (aside from MTGA), so take my suggestions with a grain of salt, but I think you've got a pretty good base going, especially since you say you're new to magic. Bear with me here, since I don't know what you count as "budget", so I'm going to assume anything below $5. So lets get to the changes:
Open the Graves - This one is a little less easy, I haven't playtested the deck so I don't know the mileage you get from it, but here are my issues - First, it's 5 mana. It's the only card at this cost and it tops off your list. Second, it doesn't do anything when it comes down to help you win. Third, it relies on you have a board that is dying, so you can get value off of it.
Blood Divination - There are cheaper alternatives you could go for here.
Recover - This card basically does nothing. It costs 3 mana and doesn't really bring you closer to winning. The card draw is nice, but I'm sure tehre are better options.
Graveyard Marshal - Eats your bodies to make more zombies allowing you to go wide - $.50
Vizier of the Scorpion - Creates a zombie and provides your tokens with deathtouch if you decide to keep Vraska - $.10
Josu Vess, Lich Knight - now I'll admit this one is a bit out there, but it is a zombie, it has menace, it has a decent body for the cost and assuming you make it to the late late late game, it's a great finisher. This is my lowest recommendation though.
Costly Plunder - Draws 2 instead of 3, but is an instant so you can respond to creature removal by casting it. It's also half the cost. - $.10
Lastly, you may want to consider adding more Cast Down s, drop the land count by one (if you're dropping the 5 mana slot), and lastly Dragonskull Summit for mana fixing (these are about $5 each). Thaaaaat's everything, I think.
1 month ago
Mullac, thanks for the suggestions! I initially ran Priest of the Forgotten Gods in the mainboard, but it felt too slow in most matches, so I switched it out for a speedier alternative for Game 1. I keep it in the sideboard for creature-heavy/midrange decks, where I think it excels.
Regarding Midnight Reaper vs Rix Maadi Reveler , I chose the Reaper, because I think it is riskier to dump my whole hand on the field before getting to draw cards, especially against decks with Cry of the Carnarium . I am not sure if my logic here is right and might test out the Reveler even for its non-Spectacle ability.
I have exile in the form of Despark and am currently running Lava Coil in the place of the Shock s (which I don't have at the moment). I am testing a sideboard with Shock s to be able to respond more flexibly to the white and red aggro decks, and primarily because it costs only 1 mana. Not sure about that one either. I wonder if Tibalt, Rakish Instigator be a good alternative to Shock ...
Cry of the Carnarium occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.13%