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Curse of Thirst
Enchantment — Aura Curse
At the beginning of the enchanted player's upkeep, Curse of Thirst deals damage to that player equal to the number of Curses attached to him or her.
Curse of Thirst Discussion
5 months ago
First let me start by saying that if your goal is to win, I think you are missing value... You have 8 cards that require voting and 3 cards that affect your ability to change votes... I think that of those only 4 or 5 cards are worth their weight. I like the concept of the deck, I even built a version of politics matters deck called Politically Motivated. which is themed after House of Cards but it's in Mardu colors. I think you'd be better off cutting the cards that affect the voting outcome and play some pillow fort. Ghostly Prison , Propaganda , Collective Restraint , Glacial Chasm , and Sphere of Safety are all great cards for that purpose. I also think you should play a bit more counter magic, stuff like Arcane Denial so that you tell them no and give them a slap on the ass at the same time! Honestly some spells will resolve and destroy your boardstate so it's worth playing a few. I also think that Path to Exile , Swords to Plowshares , and Anguished Unmaking are pretty relevant to deal with cards that are indestructible.
Also here are some fun political cards I used that you may like.
- Deadly Designs
- Duelist's Heritage
- Orzhov Advokist
- Curse of Bloodletting
- Curse of Disturbance
- Curse of Misfortunes
- Curse of Opulence
- Curse of Shallow Graves
- Curse of Stalked Prey
- Curse of the Forsaken
- Curse of Thirst
- Curse of Vengeance
1 year ago
I have two gigantic, hate-fueled suggestions: Curses and Zo-Zu the Punisher.
Which curses, in particular? I'm glad you asked! Curse of Bloodletting in particular would be monstrous in this deck, Curse of Chaos is a good incentive to throw that one extra creature at the opponent, Curse of Misfortunes speaks for itself, Curse of Opulence makes the opponent a huge target early-on, Curse of the Nightly Hunt can very easily leave the opponent with no creatures left, Curse of Thirst is super jank, which means it would feel beautiful to kill an opponent with it, Curse of Vengeance is a fantastic second wind for you, unless you're playing 1v1, Torment of Scarabs builds slowly but it can also force the opponent to make some really tough choices, and Trespasser's Curse is legendary vs. tokens, tribal, anything creature-based. Also worth noting: Accursed Witch Flip, though not a curse, turns into a pretty decent one.
Other cards that force opponents to make awful decisions include Torment of Hailfire, Indulgent Tormentor, and Killing Wave. Blightning, Mogis, God of Slaughter, and Rakdos's Return also force life loss and/or loss of resources.
Thank you for your time, and for brewing this deliciously diabolical deck.
1 year ago
Yes--I think black having its own distinct feel and mechanic is important. I do not foresee Wizards abandoning life loss as a fundamental component of Black's identity.
Also, I take issue with your statement of "dealt damage in the past, but always when draining life": Artifact Possession, Choking Sands, Corpse Lunge, Curse Artifact, Curse of Thirst, Cursed Land, Dakmor Plague, Dead Reckoning, Desolation, Dry Spell, Evincar's Justice, Famine, Festering Evil (I think this is sufficient to prove my point, but I'm only at the letter F and there would be a lot more to copy and paste).
2 years ago
Based on your favorite cards, I'll list a few generals that do similar things as them.
Voice of Resurgence: Great cards in both Rhys the Redeemed and Trostani, Selesnya's Voice, seeing as how they both want a lot of creatures to pump the token, as well as being able to clone the token. Also, voice is IMO a very underplayed card in EDH based on the number of counterspells and other instant speed tricks.
Scapeshift: Obviously we want a go-big landfall deck, similiar to Scapeshift/Valakut decks in modern. This points me towards Omnath, Locus of Rage as a landfall payoff, or Mina and Denn, Wildborn, a landfall enabler. Omnath decks typically play more of the mass landfall effects ala Scapeshift and Boundless Realms, with a few big landfall payoffs like Avenger of Zendikar and Rampaging Baloths as replacements for Omnath in case he gets Nevermored or something. Mina and denn decks are more likely to play more land-to-hand type cards like Sprouting Vines to make mina and denns ability more potent, as well as mass landfall payoffs, from omnath to Grazing Gladehart, Zendikar's Roil, etc.
Bitterblossom sees probably the most play in Oloro, Ageless Ascetic, as his lifegain negates the downside, or pillowfort decks like Queen Marchesa that want to drag the game on with cards like Ghostly Prison, Sphere of Resistance, Suppression Field, etc. Think modern hatebears, but a lot bigger. And more hate, less bears.
Kor Spiritdancer = Uril, the Miststalker. All I can say there. Spiritdancer also goes in a huge amount of enchantress decks, with commanders like Bruna, Light of Alabaster, Rafiq of the Many, etc. Usually voltron. Can also be played in the much jankier and much more casual curse tribal deck. Think Curse of Misfortunes and Curse of Thirst as wincons. They're auras too.
Thoughtweft Trio: Only place I can think of is some terrible Kithkin tribal deck. Wizened Cenn is your only real lord... you can have Adaptive Automaton-esque cards as well. Pretty sure that in a Commander clash (MtgGoldfish) episode a while ago Richard played kithkin tribal, so you can look that up. Just remember, this deck is NOT good. I mean, i assume you like this card as just a cheap beater card, in which case maybe just Saskia the Unyielding beatdown might be your kind of thing.
All of these decks can be made for pretty cheap and upgraded pretty high.
2 years ago
2 years ago
I'm pretty much just wanting to see if it would be a viable deck for fnm before buying all the cards. I'm in the middle of building a g/w cat tribal deck and still need to get 3 more Metallic Mimic which are pretty expensive all together.
If the deck turns out to not be viable to standard then i will most likely put another post in modern deck help and see what i get there. I have most of the modern curses right now and was actually going to go pick up 2 of the Curse of Thirst for a small casual deck i built to play wity my friends
2 years ago
yoni24, I recognize that Curse of Misfortunes is critical for amassing curses, hence why I already run the full 4. I'm not sure how exactly I'm meant to run more? Curse of Thirst, on the other hand, is definitely the most gimmicky of the curses. The power in a curse deck is undeniable, but I moved away from running a more pure curse list since there isn't a good way to maintain board control. Pretty much any creature is just as good a win condition if the enemy board is permanently neutered by Overwhelming Splendor. More importantly, the deck is already too heavy on 5 drops and I think the engine of Misfortunes + Bitterheart is more important to the current plan. That is to say, I want to hardcast as few curses as possible.
2 years ago
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