|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2)||Mythic Rare|
|Modern Masters (MMA)||Mythic Rare|
|Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||None|
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Creature — Human Wizard
At the beginning of your upkeep, reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost.
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Dark Confidant Discussion
1 day ago
I'm from the era of Fetch > Shock > Thoughtseize, followed by a turn 2 Dark Confidant. Life is a commodity not a strategy.
6 days ago
BrandonJamesCAC, thanks for the input!
I found a lot of your insights great! For the counter spells, I think i’m going to try out Countersquall. I think it could do really well here.
The only thing I would push back on is Grim Flayer. I love his filter ability, and he actually doesn’t compete with Tasigur all that much; more often than not, I put all three cards in my graveyard, and the times that I delve for him I can usually delve at least four if not five and still leave one of four different card types in the graveyard. I understand that it’s no Tarmogoyf, but I don’t really have a better substitute, and the deck really relies on being able to set up my deck in lieu of not having raw card advantage like UW Control and being too poor for Dark Confidant.
1 week ago
In my opinion Eternal Witness is better than Pulse of Murasa unless you are worried about the burn match up and with Snapcaster Mage i'd rather go with Grim Flayer over Dark Confidant but the deck looks solid and this are more personal preferences
1 week ago
I use to runKothophed, Soul Hoarder and what if found is that he, more often than not, will kill you due to large amounts of removal that can and does take place during games. Oddly he would kill me before Dark Confidant or Dark Tutelage ever do.
Shizo, Death's Storehouse is a staple for any Kaalia build and I'd highly suggest running it. I would further suggest that you run Flagstones of Trokair which can help against your own Land Destruction spells to keep you a play ahead.
To every serious Kaalia Player and those considering,
Ive never considered Twilight Prophet before and honestly I've never counted my permanents during any particular game to see consistency of gaining City's Blessing, but this is a card that we need to begin play testing. This goes great with Archfiend of Despair, which has become a staple for many of use as it replaced Wound Reflection. I'm hoping that Ravnica Allegiance, which comes out 25 January 2019, will grant us a new demon for Rakdos Guild that resembles Havoc Festival.
Read the Bones, Promise of Power, and True Conviction I don't justify slots in our decks. We have better draw choices than Bones or Promise can offer, and Conviciton and Promise both are weak mid to late game plays. We must keep in mind that often our life totals take a hit already from our own plays already, and if we are kept from going off then Conviction offers little for mass gain.
2 weeks ago
I think your boardwipes should probably stay, as should highborn as she's vital to the engine. You have the right idea with Lacerator as he's a quick poke for fast damage. You're set up to flawlessly abuse Vampire Nocturnus or if you go mana-light, Dark Confidant, or the budget version Asylum Visitor.
I just think you need quick and dirty removal to keep fast decks from just murdering you as you're setting up.
2 weeks ago
I see your argument about Phyrexian Arena but ‘dies to removal’ isn’t a strong enough argument to keep creatures out of the format. Dark Confidant already is a staple. Also considering that stock Merfolk decks run both Aether Vial and Master of Waves so in terms of the cards CMC, I don’t think it’s an issue, especially considering Raider promotes a low curve and itself sits at the top of said curve.
As it stands, this deck is almost strictly worse than Humans. But if you want a deck with more cross-tribal synergies this may do it for ya:
3 weeks ago
How often are you empty handed? Do you think that Asylum Visitor might help that issue? Kind of just works as a budget Dark Confidant, but I personally feel that it's the best of the replacement options.
4 weeks ago
Jund is Green, Black, and Red. It’s typically a Midrange deck that aims to control the early game with hand disruption and cheap spot removal like Inquisition of Kozilek and Lightning Bolt. The mid game is where matches are won or lost. Resolving a Liliana of the Veil to lock down the board; a Dark Confidant to gain card advantage especially with additional discard spells; or clearing a path for an efficient beater like Tarmogoyf to close out the game. Getting into a top deck war is often times the best strategy late game as Jund typically has the best top decks in Modern at its disposal with Bloodbraid Elf being a premium.