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Fear (This creature can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.)
Whenever a creature deals damage to you, destroy it.
When Dread is put into a graveyard from anywhere, shuffle it into its owner's library.
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1 week ago
Hey! Thanks for the mention :)
Love the idea! In terms of pure win percentage, my deck definitely isn't the right way to go about things and I feel that a more defensive pillowfort strategy like you mentioned would net you much more wins.
While red/black aren't the best pillowfort colors in the traditional sense, they have a few cards that slow or disincentivize attackers; not to mention there are a few land and artifact cards that help too. No Mercy, Dread, Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs, Maze of Ith, Mystifying Maze, Spires of Orazca (flipped from Thaumatic Compass Flip), Uphill Battle, Glacial Crevasses, Vow of Malice, Vow of Lightning, and Crawlspace just to name a few. Since most of the pillowfort cards are in white, another route could be playing a card like Queen Marchesa and running Xantcha in the 99.
I think the 8x8 theory is solid for most of these categories! I feel that the player controlling Xantcha dying is a rare enough occurrence (she'll probably get destroyed or another player could get taken out before them) that you might not need a full 8 slots dedicated to sacrificing her. If this does happen, you could always use your single-target removal on her and run a bit more of it. It's not ideal, but might save you from situations where you have a Viscera Seer or Ashnod's Altar and nothing to sacrifice with it.
Same goes with the politics and memes. Depending on your definition of memes, they could have a lot of overlap there too so you might not need to dedicate 16 slots in your deck to both of those (like Curse of Opulence, Sower of Discord, or Disrupt Decorum).
Overall I think you're on the right track and I can't wait to see what you end up with!
1 month ago
I discard Dread to handsize in my list to stop me from drawing to death. It's a little more mana efficient than inverter of truth.
4 months ago
I've been thinking about making a deck with this guy. It's that I already have a deck in these colours, otherwise I probably would have gone for it. He's cool.
You could try adding some things which put it clearly out there that if things are attacking you, they are dying.. Thinking Dread or Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts. Or just something like High Priest of Penance. Brutal Hordechief is also a very good offensive tool, but really good politically as well, considering you can force your opponents into a bad block, so persuading other opponents to attack them should be easier.
Also, note that Bounty Hunter does not help Mathas get the counters out there. Since the effect Mathas' bounty counters have are tied to his specific ability, the creatures only gain that effect if Mathas gives them the counter. If the counter should be removed, it can be re-added by a Bounty Hunter to trigger the effect, but putting a Bounty counter on a creature with Bounty Hunter while having Mathas on the field will not give you the draw effect.Of course, you can still use him to kill the creatures tagged by Mathas. If that's your intention, never mind my comments.
5 months ago
Your deck looks amazing with all the combos, it really uses the graveyard to the fullest. Have you considered Vigor instead of Dread? Would help the aggro plan by making it easy to throw Sidisi and zombies into any defenders. Surprised not to see Crypt of Agadeem as well since it will definitely add lots of mana in a self-mill deck. World Shaper could be another good card to ramp if you're filling your graveyard with lands. With all the zombies you're generating, Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip should ramp a lot, and The Scarab God burns and scries a lot. I feel like Worm Harvest doesn't add as much value for the CMC.
5 months ago
Aurification, No Mercy, Dread, Ghostly Prison, Propaganda, Sphere of Safety, Windborn Muse, Archangel of Tithes, Peacekeeper, Magus of the Moat, Norn's Annex, Koskun Falls, Collective Restraint, and Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker
5 months ago
5 months ago
Slumbering Dragon, Riddlekeeper, Marchesa's Decree, Isperia, Supreme Judge, Hissing Miasma, Crown of Doom, Briar Patch, Blood Reckoning, Barbed Foliage, Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts, Hixus, Prison Warden, No Mercy, Dread, Vengeful Pharaoh, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed