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Extort (Whenever you cast a spell, you may pay . If you do, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain that much life.)
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Crypt Ghast Discussion
2 days ago
LotharM0H Fevered Convulsions will be a solid choice for the deck, especially given the limited amount of options for instant speed targeted negative counter production. If you throw in things like Black Market and Crypt Ghast you will likely have an abundance of mana when those are out.
4 days ago
5 days ago
Phyrexian Arena is premium black card draw in EDH, and is especially important in an aggressive decklist like this.
Crypt Ghast is a mana doubler that extorts your opponents for life in the lategame, if you somehow haven't poisoned everyone to death by then.
Black Sun's Zenith is a powerful, on-theme boardwipe. Good to have a few wrath-type effects in your list to gain value in multiplayer.
Mutilate is another excellent monoblack boardwipe worth consideration.
Swiftfoot Boots protects your commander from spot removal and replaces his haste cost by equipping it.
Liliana of the Dark Realms pulls lands from your library, and can pump your commander out of nowhere for a surprise win.
5 days ago
6 days ago
I had had my eye on Debt to the Deathless but forgot to put it in, and Crypt Ghast goes great with it and totally skipped my mind. Thanks for those! I agree with you that there wasn't much consistency. I basically put a bunch of 1-ofs in and played with it for a night with my group to see what worked well and what didn't. Tithe Drinker was an MVP obviously. Tablet of the Guilds gained me so much life I was pretty consistently getting to turn Blood Baron of Vizkopa on if I wasn't getting targeted. The Vampire Nighthawks im on the fence about, but bumped them up to 3 and will see how they play. I know theyre amazing value, just felt kinda underwhelming. I also added some more spot removal to deal with major threats. Pretty much all the other 1-ofs are cards I just really like and want to keep in the deck, even if it's gimped a little bit because of it. My main goal is to have fun and enjoy the deck and play cool stuff. Might take out the Gray Merchant of Asphodel because I have the Debts now, which serve a similar purpose. Let me know if you have any more suggestions or comments and thank you!
1 week ago
You don't have a lot of consistency to be honest. You might want more duplicates of the same card and not so many one-ofs. I wouldn't play a card really unless I had at least two or three of them. Mana curve is another thing to consider all though yours isn't that bad. And I would assume you wouldn't want to make the deck too strong and over priced :P Maybe 4 Vampire Nighthawk. More Anguished Unmaking, more Dark Ritual, more Blood Baron of Vizkopa. could focus on devotion with 4x Gray Merchant of Asphodel Gift of Orzhova. I dont think you need life link enchantments, should just use life link creatures. Anyway some cool and cheap cards to also consider maybe Obzedat, Ghost Council Unmake Oblivion Ring Sorin, Lord of Innistrad Debt to the Deathless Crypt Ghast Victim of Night Murder Tribute to Hunger Mortify
1 week 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 week ago
Dark Ritual and Cabal Ritual could be really useful here, as my testing with this deck observes it's a bit slow. A turn one darksteel ingot and lich sounds nice from a dark ritual. Crypt Ghast could also be really good as a finisher.