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Dark Petition Discussion
1 week ago
I decided to drop Krark-Clan Ironworks - it's the hardest combo to assemble, however I kept the other two pieces. My meta is fairly creature heavy and it gives me a good backline. Plus it works really well with Tymna and Thopter Foundry by itself makes Bloom Tender tap for 4 colours. But I hear what you're saying with it.
I also cut Hangarback Walker (which makes me a bit sad) because you're right, I wasn't getting a huge amount of value. I ended up adding Spell Pierce and Night's Whisper, however I'm also considering Dark Petition.
Day's Undoing is average, however I'm currently using it as a poor man's Timetwister (since I don't have like $1200 on a single magic card). While it's one shot, I do like the fact that it acts as recursion and doesn't force me to discard (with Necropotence).
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
I forgot to mention, between low block potential and very high cmc, all 3 bolas cards are too slow and only really get one activation for soo much mana
But what ive noticed as i put money into the deck is it does best when played like storm, casting rocks and rituals and a pain spell and then chaining wheels for spike damage, the cumulative upkeep stuff is rather slow and really draws hate from opponents before you can kill them, and you are forcefeeding draw but you dont necessarily want them to use the cards you let them draw,
Price of Knowledge is ok, but in order to achieve the speed for storm, its really hard on the mama base, the only card above 6 cmc i run in mine is Kozilek, Butcher of Truth or Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, and i never cast them they're only as a more useful Library of Leng
On top of being able to chain wheels after sticking a 1-4 cmc pain enchantment like Liliana's Caress Underworld Dreams or a discard/draw/combo engine 4-6 cmc like Dream Halls, Waste Not Rhystic Study, playing dimir colors means you have access to the best tutors for wheels and graveyard recursion, ive found that filling my graveyard by discarding wheels as a massive secondary hand and then either resetting the mill with the eldrazi titan while milling opponents out often removes the need for Library of Leng, but its a good card to learn the deck in the sense it teaches you what you want to keep or discard during wheels, plus if you have 50 cards in graveyard casting a Yawgmoth's Will or Mizzix's Mastery usually wins me the game with either 300-500 burst damage or decking opponents
Theres plenty of budget ways to recast wheels and other important spells from the graveyard you usually can fill up relatively fast
Non budget versions would be
Tutors really help you with getting the enchantments, protection or wheels you need to gain the lead, ill start with budget
Better but more expensive options
2 weeks ago
Cool deck, I'd definitely suggest adding some tutors, draw and mass recursion.
2 weeks ago
Yeah, this needs to be cut down to 60 cards. I'd cut down to one or two Thalia's Lancers or not play them at all. As fun as it would be to meld Bruna and Gisela, Bruna, the Fading Light is too much mana for modern, so I'd cut her. I'd cut two Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim and put the other two in the sideboard to bring in against affinity, merfolk, and zoo decks. I'd also move two Anguished Unmaking to the sideboard and only main of them. I'd cut Forsaken Sanctuary since it's pretty bad in modern due to there being better options. (i know black/white control in standard used to play them, and it seems you've just converted that into a modern deck..which is fine provided you change it up more) Either cut all of the Dark Petitions or cut down to just one. I'd cut down to 2 Languish (or if the budget is not an issue, than replace them with 2 Damnation instead.
2 weeks ago
So here is some hopefully useful data about my experience (25 or so games) with the updated list:
Notion Thief + Winds of Change/any other wheel effect: has been decent but fragile and I rarely ever want to tutor for one of these. Winds of Change in particular has been incredibly bad when I did not have the Notion Thief or if it was not cast post Ad Nauseam to mix up my hand. This is to be expected but I am still not sold on this card. For now, I will continue testing it to see if my opinion changes.
I still think this combo needs some more redundancy in case Notion Thief gets hit by removal or is taken by a Praetor's Grasp effect. If only Leovold, Emissary of Trest wasn't banned. The removal spell problem happens a lot considering this deck does not run a lot of relevant creatures to remove so I have noticed a lot of the time the rest of the table ends up "stockpiling" on creature removal. I can usually Force of Will my way through one or even two, but when there are 4+ removal spells that have been dead against our deck the whole game finally being useful again, it is hard to get this combo to work.
Tormod's Crypt: even with a bunch of graveyard decks floating around my meta, I have been incredibly disappointed by this. Although it is good as a free untap after a Paradox Engine, I would almost always prefer another source of acceleration or at least a card that cycles upon use. Relic of Progenitus is bad because it hits our own graveyard so I recommend Nihil Spellbomb. I feel the 1 extra mana is entirely justified because it can replace itself when it is not needed or to keep you up on resources if it is needed.
Llanowar Elves: I understand why turn 1 acceleration is important, but this card has been terrible for me in testing. Green mana is almost always irrelevant so it might as well just make colorless and mana dorks are mediocre on Paradox Engine lines because they are far more vulnerable to removal and cannot be used the turn I play them. If this was a more dedicated mana dork deck that could abuse Gaea's Cradle, I would like it far more, but I am not a fan. I would at least consider Candelabra of Tawnos as a potential replacement due to how good it is on Paradox Engine lines to just filter away the abyss of colorless mana we make into actually relevant mana. Candelabra of Tawnos can also help you fight through Back to Basics effects which are incredibly good against this deck (and have picked up in popularity since all of the 4 color flash+hulk decks took over).
Dark Petition: I finally actually had some good experience with this card and I do believe it is better than Fabricate. Although the 5cmc hurts on Ad Nauseam lines, the explosiveness of this card on Necropotence/Yawgmoth's Will lines is very good. Not a fan of it for Notion Thief/Wheel of Fortune lines considering the BBB is not particularly relevant but it is at least reasonable.
3 weeks ago
I run the george combo in my Tymaret, the Murder King deck. so, Ill tell you what everyone tells me: Lyzolda does it better. But +1 for goin against the grain. Nice list.
A few things Ive learned along the way to get the CMC lower for Ad Naus and Dark Confidant. I recommend Toxic Deluge in place of Blasphemous Act. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is awesome but, 6CMC really hurts, and I don't see him advancing your strategy. Maybe trade for more interaction like Imp's Mischief or more draw like Necropotence. And you already have Sidisi for a reanimation tutor, Id drop Rune-Scarred Demon for Dark Petition. Insidious Dreams is sweet if you have a grip of cards in hand, but Diabolic Intent can be better if you have enough fodder. And depending on your meta, swap Go for the Throat with Slaughter Pact.
3 weeks ago
Thank you for the feedback. Unfortunately Intuition and Necropotence are also banned in Leviathan. Fire Covenant, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip and Dack Fayden are great, I'm trying to find them to add to the deck. Land's you've mentioned are also good addition.
Today I've get a little bit depressed cause I've realised that all shock lands that I'm using can kill me during Worldgorger combo :( I didn't think about this before and no-one have noticed this. That's a shame cause I can't afford original dual lands now.
Beside of this shock lands misunderstood the Breya was great in 1v1 and 2v2. I have won most of the games, with ratio per FNM like 3 won, 1 lost. Most of the lost games was because of the flood. I feel like I'm running to many lands, maybe I could cut one or two.