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When you cast Dash Hopes, any player may pay 5 life. If a player does, counter Dash Hopes.
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Dash Hopes Discussion
1 week ago
Thanks for the reply, I will try to add a bit more to the discussion. Firstly, you don't need to worry about getting revolt off of Fatal Push, the card still hits countless threats in modern, most notably things like Tarmogoyf and Goblin Guide. I'd suggest moving up to a playset, and relying on your wider-reaching kill spell Mortify lategame. I also understand that you want to keep a budget, so I won't suggest Marsh Flats, but that is a pretty efficient card that synergizes well with Fatal Push. Go for the Throat and Doom Blade are also options for slightly more expensive removal. I hadn't considered that Path to Exile disables Vile Rebirth. I'd still suggest 2-3 in the sideboard for Kitchen Finks and Voice of Resurgence. As for Gurmag Angler, perhaps cutting Dark Salvation or Dash Hopes would make room. I feel like you are getting enough zombies from Endless Ranks of the Dead after setting up with Wayward Servants, Tidehollow Scullers, and a Gurmag Angler, and Dash Hopes is probably beaten out by Mana Tithe as you will be taking a risk by giving your opponent choice (They will always pick the life loss when they are playing a spell that could win them the game, and always the counter when they just need to survive the turn. Overall, it can't function as a finisher or an effective safeguard lategame, so I'd suggest cutting at least 2). Thanks for response.
1 week ago
Your deck is a little top heavy, Id suggest some changes along the lines of:
Rakdos, Lord of Riots is likely to be more relevant than Ob Nixilis, Unshackled simply because it is cheaper to play.
1 week ago
Hand disruption is also good Control, I play Liliana's Reaver a lot. Makes zombies and hand disruption.
If you like counterspells (I never leave the house with out some =P) then Dash Hopes is very good. One of my favorite black cards.
2 weeks ago
Sorin Markov is a better fit than Sorin, Grim Nemesis.
Plain straight card suggestion; if you don't wan't to use extort itself Zulaport Cutthroat and Blood Artist are taxing effects. Circle of Affliction is like extort but on an enchantment and Smolder Initiate is useful when playing against black.
Lastly, consistency. By this I mean your deck has a lot of variance due to the fact you don't have 4x of the cards you cast. Your mana curve is off, too many 3 drops, not enough value from your higher cost cards (4+ cmc) and not enough land.
2 weeks ago
CommanderNeyo That is actually a good idea and i like it but i dont think Baleful Strix is legal in modern. I actually tried looking up its legality but i have found no info regarding its Modern legality.
VraskaTheCursed At first i did see an 80 card deck as a liability, but it actually is pretty consistent. In terms of getting the card I need in certain situations I dont really complain aside the fact that in rare cases I get too many lands (click the "Draw hand" button and you will see that your hand will always have at least a land or 2), although it might be a good idea to lower the number of lands just a Little bit. I really like the idea of replacing my Dash Hopes with Muddle the Mixture or Mana Leak although im leaning more for Mana leak just for the simple fact that it can counter creatures also. I dont consider milling being 100% win condition of this deck its more of a balance between milling and using the graveyards as raw power for my Mortivores, Wights, & Consuming Aberrations, either milling chunk by chunk and attacking with em, or if an opponent has big monsters I keep em at bay with the monsters i just mentioned, while I mil em out.
Thanks guys for your help!
2 weeks ago
Black/white modern vampires. Nice choice- Tithe Drinker is good enough to encourage the switch on their own, and Blood Baron of Vizkopa is an insanely resilient threat, so I can get behind it. Anguished Unmaking mainboard in place of batwing- it answers so many threats that it deserves to be there.
I have a mono black toolbox list here Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox that contains most of the tools I've seen used in modern mono black- feel free to look through, or ask for advice. Long story short though, Gatekeeper of Malakirx4.
Biggest thing white adds is easy access to creature spam/lifegain shenanigans. Indulgent Aristocrat/Blade of the Bloodchief/Bloodthrone Vampire/Doomed Traveler/Mantle of Leadership/Pawn of Ulamog/Blood Artist type fun for unexpected power and a lot of tokens often outranges affinity with lifelink and outspeeds midrange whlist still gaining obscene amounts of life. Grave Pact/Dictate of Erebos just makes it all the sweeter.
Concealed Courtyard is in print at the moment, and enemy coloured support is fairly budget at the moment.
Stromkirk Captain is the best multicolor vampire, with supporty in red for Shared Animosity and Graven Cairns relatively cheap (compared to equivalent cards in other colours), but low cost lifelink/lifegain in white is more money efficient when hunting for key cards. Youve made a nice choice of white spells to help stabilize the game, mainboarding options some other decks would dismiss to sideboard will siginificantly improve the strategy's longevity against most midrange whilst preserving budget. Look for Pithing Needle (for plainswalkers) and Ratchet Bomb for token/emergency enchantment removal if you can, it rounds out a lot of sideboards. Blind Obedience works well. Dawn Charm will act as a fantastic multi-purpose spell in those slots if you can find copies. Apostle's Blessing is a slightly different rebuff the wicked if you want more copies, and can be played in mono black.
I'll reccomend making this a low cost lifelink creatures deck and hunting over the current soul sisters variants to identify other options- Ajani's Pridemate is a reasonable option for massive power (the lack of vampire typing matters less than you'd expect, as you aren't running the big tribal spells). You have a pretty powerful creature suite, so protecting it or making it resilient is going to be king. In mono Imp's Mischief, Duress and Phyrexian Arena-type effects is usually enough to offset removal. Artifacts and enchantments in black can be an issue, so heavy hand-pruning works well to offset that- Tidehollow Sculler/Cloudshift or Delirium Skeins/madness to use your sideboard to functionally become 8-rack.
Green splash works well in slower metas, permitting more versatile hate in Abrupt Decay, more powerful non-bob card advantage in Collected Company and Asceticism to lock you into longer games, but the lack of non-kicker etb vampires makes it less excellent than other options, though the addition of hasty stuff is pretty fun.
All told, black has a really big, versatile toolkit to work with and while it might not have 'destroy target artifact or enchantment', four Duress, four Imp's Mischief and four Dash Hopes is enough to mess with anyone's plans. And if they're creatures, deathtouch, Geth's Verdict, Dismember and Vendetta are all spells.
2 weeks ago
Baleful Strix is not legal in modern, so you will not be able to play that unfortunately.
looks like you have 80 cards in the deck, so I would take out Mortivore, Nemesis of Reason, Tidehollow Strix, Typhoid Rats and 8 lands. that should make the deck more consistent. also, i'd play Muddle the Mixture, Spell Pierce, or Mana Leak over Dash Hopes, because 5 life for something a Tarmogoyf, Tasigur, the Golden Fang, Gurmag Angler, Snapcaster Mage, etc. is next to nothing when your main win con is mill.
3 weeks ago
I like what you're doing here, Dash Hopes is vicious! I think I might add it to my own deck.
There is a couple of things I don't quite agree with:
1) The play set of Wicked Akuba. It would benefit from some type of evasion, or even deathtouch, but it doesn't. More often than not, it's a bear. I think I'd rather see either another type of removal, or Chittering Rats, which has the always effective ETB effect. If your looking for something to help the devotion, another decent creature could be Dauthi Slayer: opponent can't chump block, which forces them to expend a removal spell.
2) Pharika's Cure seems too cute of a card. It's essentially a 2 cmc 4 life gain, strictly worse than Lone Missionary or Rest for the Weary, but in Black. Once again, I'd rather see some type of removal, or hand disruption, something that impacts the board state a bit more.
Thanks for sharing! You got an upvote!