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5 days ago
Hey, thanks for the suggestion. I had tried Extirpate in a previous build, but I found that it was kind of narrow in use. Now that we have silver bullets like Lost Legacy and Infinite Obliteration at just three mana, we can be a bit more flexible. Extirpate is a great card though.
Honestly, you really could get away with a budget build for the time being. The most expensive integral piece now is Runed Halo and thanks to UMA, it is already about $5 a piece. Swap Inquisition and Thoughtseize for some combination of Duress, Despise, and Divest to get that early game intel that is- list text here so important to this deck. A playset of Caves of Koilos and a bunch of basics would easily form your mana base. In the sideboard, Leyline of Sanctity can become Ivory Mask and Porphyry Nodes can join Sadistic Sacrament in becoming more spot removal such as Mortify, Anguished Unmaking and even Utter End. I wouldn't be surprised if you couldn't get it right at or even below $100. Good luck!
Hey, thanks for that! I am glad you like it.
2 weeks ago
Blue-Black or Mono-Black, with some in Jeskai, Rakdos, Grixis, and Izzet
Really, blue has some reasonably good card draw, specifically Augur of Bolas, Mulldrifter, Preordain, Ponder, and interaction in the form of Counterspell and the occasional Deprive. Otherwise, they don't have a great set of wincons, sweepers, or removal, so they need another color to get those.
In comparison, black has Gurmag Angler, a great wincon, and the best removal in the forms of Evincar's Justice, Echoing Decay, Shrivel, Pestilence, Cuombajj Witches, Disfigure, Chainer's Edict, Oubliette, Doom Blade, they have lifegain, discard like Duress, Distress, Chittering Rats, card draw like Phyrexian Rager, Thorn of the Black Rose, Sign in Blood, and mono-colored payoffs like Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Tendrils of Corruption. There are even more great control cards from hate like Nihil Spellbomb, efficient spells like Cartouche of Ambition that just do a lot, land destruction like Choking Sands, more discard that is splashable like Addle, and the other following cards:
Diabolic Edict, Wrench Mind, Raven's Crime, Innocent Blood (for creatureless lists), Dead Weight, Crypt Incursion, Complete Disregard, Nausea, Reaping the Graves, Undying Evil, Read the Bones, Divest, Rancid Earth, Icequake, Dusk Legion Zealot, Okiba-Gang Shinobi, Tragic Slip, Crypt Rats, Stinkweed Imp
That isn't to say a good mix of both isn't the best option, it probably is. You lose the mono-black payoffs, but get Probe, Forbidden Alchemy, Soul Manipulation. Really though, black is more useful than blue.
2 weeks ago
Duress is a good start. Divest is basically duress for creatures, it is good for discarding a carny-T or something. Of the 2, duress is stronger. (it can hit artifacts, enchantments, planeswalkers, and inst./sorcercys.) You already have unmorred ego, which is great versus jesaki.
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Slivers is my pet archtype so appologies if I go a little overboard with this comment
also one card thats really win more with slivers is Kindred Summons
On the topic of Artifacts they can be really useful in a budget 5 colour deck as they work with whatever colours you happend to have out. Most of your artifacts are good, I'd just cut Hedron Archive and Tamiyo's Journal, the former because you really need coloured mana and the latter because its a really slow tutor and not very good source of cards. I'd recommend adding Commander's Sphere, Fellwar Stone, and Heartstone (Heartstone is especially good). If you find more space in the deck I'd also recommend signets for your major colours as they can convert 1 colour that you dont need to 2 that you do.
All in all I really love the deck and it fills me with nostalga for my old Sliver deck (it was my first ever commander deck). Hope some of this helps and I'd be happy to talk about what I've said more (hope this isn't way to much)
3 weeks ago
I guess you can push your graveyard plan by adding Stitcher's Supplier instead of Vicious Conquistador, also with this you can put your 2 Divest/Duress in sideboard and add 2 more The Eldest Reborn whitch give you more value, if you are not playing against mono red.
Also i personally dont like this artifact plan, but it seems legit. I d rather play more Vraska's Contempt main deck than Settle the Score cause if Teferi ever touches the board with this deck you are certanly dead.
3 weeks ago
Hey, Dimir are not the colors you want to play if you want to play budget aggro. You want red or white mostly likely mono-white because of low budget with lots of small creatures (one drops and two drops). Surveil is not a good ability for an aggro strategy it has more impact in the mid game (midrange) and the long game (control). Dimir colors are fine for control, opponent hand control, discard with Erasure/Campaign.
Consider The Eldest Reborn? It's a powerful budget card and good with discard from Erasure/Campaign/Divest/Duress because you can reanimate and steal an opponent's creature/Planeswalker. Opponent's discard can help to fuel Reborn. Because of the low budget you're very limited in the kind of powerful creatures you can play. To make up for this instead reanimate and steal your opponent's big creature/Planeswalker after it's put into your opponent's graveyard with your discard spells or removal. Price of Fame is a good budget unconditional creature removal spell with surveil.
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1 month ago
Divest would help as a 1drop, Cast Down as 2 drop, Vraska's Contempt is of Course strongest but expensive(cost and cmc),... Thief of Sanity would help you too i think, i‘d replace The Notion Rain with thief. Lose spybug for Runaway Steam-Kin, add 2 Risk Factor 1 Lightning Strike 1 Vraska's Contempt, or just replace the pushes with 2 Cast Down 2 contempts,...