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Target creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn and is unblockable this turn.
Rebound (If you cast this spell from your hand, exile it as it resolves. At the beginning of your next upkeep, you may cast this card from exile without paying its mana cost.)
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Distortion Strike Discussion
5 days ago
phycomizard ALSO I forgot about the end of your comment, sorry! The Hivelord, Constricting, Megantic and Homing Sliver all feel kind of unnecessary. They cost too much and are more of a flavor thing than anything else. Homing Sliver I actually almost put in, but didn't think it was worth the space. Not only do I have to pay 3CMC to play it on T2/T3, but I also have to pay whatever mana cost for the sliver I end up choosing as well. The only thing I saw it worthy of is some sort of thing like I use the slivercycle, find a Virulent Sliver and then either paying the mana cost before combat OR Aether Vial ing in the Virulent after going to combat, swinging (maybe with everything depending on board status for both myself and the opponent) with all my slivers and then doing poison counters like that for a potential (but unlikely) on T3 win, unless I have lke 2 or 3 Predatory Sliver s or Sinew Sliver s out to buff one another. PLUS at that point, if I'm going for an infect win I might as well add in buffs like Blossoming Defense or Distortion Strike or like Groundswell or something to buff them up, but for decks like Affinity I'm sure they'll have either answers or wouldn't let something just go unblocked if I have one or more Virulent Sliver s sitting on board.
6 days ago
Greetings itachi45, High Counsel of Jin-Gitaxias!
In relation to land (2x Breeding Pool / fetches / 4x Inkmoth Nexus / 2x Pendelhaven ), I will be able to acquire them separately, since my monthly investment will not exceed 30 $. I think it's best to buy the 4x Inkmoth Nexus first, am I right?
With the 4x Inkmoth Nexus obtained, should I continue to invest in the lands? If yes, which ones?
I would like, if possible, you would tell me the investment order that I should follow ...
I relinquished Become Imense when I set up the current library, I figured it would work with the fetchlands on the deck, I would also provide them.
I want to attend the FNM of the local store next month, your tips will help a lot.
I take the opportunity to ask, how should we play against Mono Red Burn? Suggest something for the sideboard? What is the strategy to win?
1 week ago
Greetings, fellow Phyrexian!
Itachi45, High Counsel of Jin-Gitaxias, coming in for a comment.
The list looks pretty OK for a budget deck. I’m sure you know that tear one will require some upgrades, but what you’re doing is pretty much exactly what I’ve done with my list, and it’s pretty close to the optimal list the pros are playing at GPs and pro tours. Brother, That Looks... Infected
My first and biggest suggestion to make , with any infect list I advise on, is realestate. Breeding Pool , fetches, and Inkmoth Nexus Are the single biggest price cards that you’ll buy for the deck. The reason is because they are really good! Especially Nexus; I ran a version of this deck that had no Nexus and it was positively miserable to play.
My second suggestion would be looking at my list and comparing it to what spells you’re playing, particularly the creatures. The biggest draw that blue green in fact has is the fact that when you are able to get a good hand it is extremely explosive. If you look in my description I even describe a pretty reasonable turn 2 kill that’s possible with the deck. Not with the version that you have currently, but that’s irrelevant.
Your augurs really need to be either Birds of Paradise or Noble Hierarch . I have birds of paradise, because noble hierarchs are $40-$60 a piece and that’s rough. The fact that it is mana fixing plus your cathedral of war in the form of one creature is why it’s so good, but it’s still expensive. I find birds of paradise to be an acceptable budget option. I’m not too big on speaker climber, again because you’re looking for an explosive start and that’s a creature that has an effect that actually wants it to be blocked.
Artful Dodge is cute, but Distortion Strike is strictly better.
Lastly, 4x Apostle's Blessing DOES NOT need to be a 4-of. I’d SO easily trade 2-3 of those in for some copies of Become Immense , especially once you can get your hands on some fetchlands (It just occurred to me that you may or may not know what the twins are, but they are things like Flooded Strand , Windswept Heath , Wooded Foothills , Misty Rainforest , which are the most common ones that you see and infect lists.)
All in all, I like what you got going on and I hope that your additions help you find great success and future tournaments!
2 weeks ago
JKRice Thanks for the two suggestions they are definitely cards I didn't think about. As for the trample question, trample is relevant late game when our opponent usually has blockers up (some decks withstanding.) Trample just allows us to get through the last amount of damage we need to win. However Assault Strobe can help us combo out faster with the lower CMC being able to cast one more card, especially in tandem with unblockable like Slip Through Space and Distortion Strike. TBR has one advantage in it is instant being able to trigger everything at the last minute. Slip Through Space is a great suggestion for unblockable as it replaces itself as well as gets damage through. So that is definitely something to try as well. Anyways thanks for the great suggestions.
2 weeks ago
Thanks Cafelattis, as for the burn question is it isn't a fun match up and is simply a race. Generally we would hold our off on casting our spells for phyrexian mana unless we can combo out for the win. Eidolon is a must remove though. I don't play against the rock much but the match up isn't that bad in my experience. I play against Mardu, Jund and GDS generally. Those decks are only unfavored against if they strip your hand. Tron is a good match up though as we can combo out turn 2/3/4 reliably, especially without interaction. As for Feed the Clan, it definitely is good life gain but we try to win when we cast all our phyrexian spells, as well as Ferocious wouldn't be reliably triggered. Distortion Strike definitely might be a good option and a card to test, as it can help us get damage through unopposed.
2 weeks ago
The deck looks super sweet! I would love to se it in action! How do you fare against Burn (and decks like Tron and GB Rock?)? Since you gotta a lot of fetches and shocklands and Phyrexian costs, you will probobly deal a lot of dmg to yourself, what do you think of Feed the Clan? It is kinda cheap, and you gain a lot of life. Not super sure about it though but it is just a suggestion. Also, since you mentioned infect, Distortion Strike might be cool, since you cast it and then you can rebound it, also makes your stuff unblockable. Might be redundant since your opponents will probobly be unsure wether to block or not to block. Since you have a couple of things that gives trample. Just Brainstorming a little.
PS: Maybe Dryad Arbor? +1 from me!
1 month ago
Maybe I'm missing something, but some of the cards here don't seem to have much synergy with the mill plan. Glamerdye doesn't appear to do anything except provide fuel for Consuming Aberration. If that's what it's for, Raven's Crime or Oona's Grace would probably be much better. Advice from the Fae also looks needlessly overcosted since I imagine it will whiff often. That said, it and Nightveil Specter make me think devotion/chroma. Cutting the mediocre Nightveil Sprite, Dusk Legion Dreadnought, and Diminish, you could add Sanity Grinding, Mission Briefing, Hedron Crab, and similar cards with many blue mana symbols. Even Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx has a lot of potential since it's a great way to make Torment of Hailfire lethal. If you're dead set on the Abberation plan, I would recommend some way to give it unblockable (Distortion Strike, Aqueous Form, Rogue's Passage, etc.) to help you get in.