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Creature — Human Wizard
Menace When Dreamstealer deals combat damage to a player, that player discards that many cards. Eternalize 4BB (4BB, Exile this card from your graveyard: Create a token that's a copy of it, except it's 4/4 black Zombie Human Wizard with no mana cost. Eternalize only as a sorcery.)
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3 weeks ago
Tried the deck on MTG Arena, it's just terrible... Missing staple creatures and wincons ( Apocalypse Demon just gets killed by any control spell )
Add these to start
4 weeks ago
Yeah, Nyxathid is much better. Personally I'd play removal instead of Dreamstealer or Nyxathid, since The Rack and Shrieking Affliction are enough win-con-wise. Usually 8-rack (and other black control decks) plays a ton of removal in the main.
Also, 8-rack always plays Liliana of the Veil because eventually the game gets to the point where both players are topdecking and you need a consistent source of repeatable discard to keep your opponent from piling up cards in their hand. I suggest you try playing Augur of Skulls to fill that role (I said this already, but it couldn't hurt to say it again ;D). In any case, it's better than Dreamstealer.
4 weeks ago
Yeah Dreamstealer is kind of bad.
I mean, Hypnotic Specter is even iffy but it serves its purpose.
Nyxathid is better than Dreamstealer.
4 weeks ago
Well hungry000 the Dreamstealer was basically game one Path to Exile bait and then became the slot for sideboard. He was just enough of a threat to clear the way for my finisher. But I was only able to revive him once. Do you think Nyxathid would be better?
4 weeks ago
Nice job. How did Dreamstealer perform for you? It seems too slow to me, since by turn 4 most of their cards would probably be either played out or discarded, assuming you'd be able to get in with it.
1 month ago
I also think you should have a spell other than Duress, since there are decks out there that don't play any spells (if it's a meta call tho that's fine). Again, Inquisition of Kozilek is the ideal, but Funeral Charm and Blackmail are good too. Charm can also kill Young Pyromancer or Glistener Elf. Idk how much Master of the Feast adds to the deck, but tell me how it goes.
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1 month ago
Out of curiosity, why aren't you running The Rack? It isn't expensive, and it is more consistent than the Quest for the Nihil Stone. Also, Desecration Demon is ok, but a card like Master of the Feast is cheaper and the drawback is virtually non-existent in your deck, though I would take it out vs control as the instant speed may be troublesome. I personally enjoy Stain the Mind as it is able to be convoked. I realize Dreamstealer is recurrable discard, but you run so many discard effects, I think I'd replace him with someone like Erebos, God of the Dead to hose lifegain and add card draw. I'd add two of him and perhaps 2 Nyxathid or another alternative win-con in its place. Best of luck though! If you ever get the chance, a play set of Liliana of the Veil is basically required to make decks like this truly competitive. But you can do quite well at the FNM level without her.
1 month ago
First of all you need to take out Dauntless Bodyguard because Goblin Chainwhirler is a c... ok just kidding. So I'm supposed to give suggestions but honestly there isn't anything fundamentally wrong with the deck. That said there are some nit picky things I can give my 2 cents worth on.
I'm not so sure about Danitha Capashen, Paragon. There's probably better 3 drops; I'm thinking Devoted Crop-Mate, Dreamstealer, Banewhip Punisher and of course Mentor of the Meek when he becomes available. If you feel like trying something spicy Glory-Bound Initiate+Radiant Destiny naming human could be another way to have access to lifegain maindeck.
I'm not that big of a fan of Seal Away in aggressive decks although it does match up nicely against what Cast Down doesn't hit aka Lyra Dawnbringer, Ghalta, Primal Hunger, Shalai, Voice of Plenty and Hazoret the Fervent. Maybe go 2/3 rather than 3/2 on them or go up some Cast Outs so you have better game against The Scarab God and planeswalkers. Again if you want a more spicy option Dire Fleet Poisoner functions kind of like a removal spell on attacking creatures (despite being bad against what I mentioned) although it has aggro potential as a 2/2 deathtouch and won't be dead against control.
As for building a strong sideboard my usual approach is rather than build it thinking "what cards do I need" I think "how many cards do I need for each matchup". For example against approach I'd want at least 7 cards to replace all the creature removal (note: control these days runs Torrential Gearhulk so you probs don't need all that many) and I might then make that 4 Duress and 3 Forsake the Worldly especially as those cards could also be what I bring in against God-Pharaoh's Gift decks meaning I wouldn't need Crook of Condemnation. An extremely underrated card right now is Healing Grace against mono red. It gets 90% of that deck's removal including Chandra, Torch of Defiance and Glorybringer, works as a combat trick and gains life!
Overall a really strong deck. I'm now expecting to see a lot more of this post-rotation.