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Spectacle (You may cast this spell for its spectacle cost rather than its mana cost if an opponent lost life this turn.)
Target player reveals their hand. You choose a nonland card from it. THat player discards that card.
Drill Bit Discussion
2 weeks ago
Well Colinmjoyce, first off naturally, I've been meaning to replace the Guildgates with the lifegain lands, as those are a straight upgrade, although they are less thematically pleasing. (Let me run and do that real quick. updates deck)
Honestly I am more interested in rotation than M20.
I have been looking through the M20 cards, but, while there are some great new tools, especially for the sideboard, I have not noticed anything pressingly good enough to switch in immediately, the deck is still nicely optimized as is. I have mostly decided to wait until rotation does happen, and then reexamine the deck as a whole. If we do not get Hero's Downfall or something similar in the next set, I don't know if the deck will be viable. It is already jank, but a very effective and finely tuned jank. There are so many planeswalkers right now that losing an instant-speed card that can either answer them or a creature may be too much to recover from. Detection Tower will perhaps be sorely missed as well, but what virtually the entirety of Mono-Blue Tempo rotating, as well as Carnage Tyrant ... it may not be needed. Duress being reprinted was very good. Memorial to War won't really be needed with Search for Azcanta Flip and Legion's Landing Flip rotating out. Dragonskull Summit will be missed, the new scry lands are slower and may make it harder to survive against mono-colored aggro. I have yet to see Lightning Strike reprinted, but that can easily be replaced with some cool new card, or even another Shock , really. The Immortal Sun , although not used often, was always real nice when it resolved and stayed, pretty much locking down the game, so it will be a shame to see it go. Perhaps there will be something suitable in the next set to replace it. Or we can just add Toll of the Invasion , more Angrath's Rampage s, or whatever. Even throwing in a Murder wouldn't hurt. For the moment, I'm good. The deck is still in a good place, and when rotation happens, most of the deck will stay in, from Lava Coil to Drill Bit to Theater of Horrors to Ritual of Soot . (And, especially with Adanto Vanguard rotating out, Moment of Craving can just be replaced with Sorin's Thirst , so even the sideboard is only losing two cards, Fountain of Renewal and The Immortal Sun . Although if Red Aggro goes more midrange after rotation, then I might not replace it with Sorin's Thirst , but rather with some sort of anti-Red card.)
Some good things will come with rotation as well, like Cleansing Nova rotating. Doesn't matter too much, what with Despark and Mortify still being a thing, but at least we will no longer lose Captive Audience , Theater of Horrors , Ill-Gotten Inheritance , and The Immortal Sun all in one go. (Nor will we have an Immortal Sun to lose, either.)
So yeah. M20 didn't really do much for us.
Rotation is likely to help more than hurt, but the exile and lifegain from Vraska's Contempt will be dearly missed.
3 weeks ago
moxxem yeah it seems to be much removal, but this is also the core of the deckidea, so I don't think that I will reduce them. Finale of Eternity worked quite well for me, like removing 3 small creatures, or something comparable. Most of the time I got the mana to do so and Cry of the Carnarium did not work, because most decks I see, use creatures with thoughness 1 or 3+ and I can cover that with other cards, while Cry of the Carnarium is dead in my hand. And as I don't focus on faceburn, I can on only trigger spectacle with Ill-Gotten Inheritance and Chandra, Awakened Inferno most of the time. So Drill Bit etc. seem to be nice, but won't work smooth for me... |||||||||||||||||||||||||--------------> The biggest problem of this deck seems to be, that I can't do anything about enchantments. Maybe I will have to change that after including Theater of Horrors .
3 weeks ago
googol87, with such amount of removal (26 cards) I suggest you to replace a couple of them with Theater of Horrors . Does Finale of Eternity really work good in this deck, so you'll never use its "X is 10 or more" ability and toghness is very often a bad criteria, because you will need to pay around 7 mana to deal with creatures which are not afraid of Ritual of Soot . I would also put 2 copies of Lava Coil and 1 copy of Lightning Strike to a sideboard, because you won't actually need them each match-up. Also I recommend you to put 2-3 copies of Drill Bit and 2 copies of Cry of the Carnarium in your sideboard (first one do very well against control decks). By the way, you could also try Rix Maadi Reveler for some draw.
1 month ago
Demarge Thanks for the thoughts! Several of those cards were on my radar; I'll have to take a closer look at them.
Basilica Bell-Haunt is the only nonlegendary creature bigger than 1/1 I'm looking at right now, so I don't want to cut them completely.
1 month ago
This is unlikely the deck for Drill Bit , Oath of Kaya is functionally a much more versatile card for the format atm, it kills most aggressive creatures, punishes loose opposing planeswalker play, and puts you up on a higher health total, I'll have to admit the bellhaunts are likely too heavy white to really be consistent, the mild bolas impression is nice sometimes, but he's also more for the Command the Dreadhorde variants of esper control.
You may enjoy Disinformation Campaign as a discard spell that cantrips and can do so again later.
As a deck with kefnet you may want to run 3-4 Opt and 1-2 Chemister's Insight to dip into more miracle chances on your opponent's turn, not only do they help kefnet when it's on the field but they also help you get back to him.
Now I have to admit, your sideboard is likely a mess, without a 5-12 The Rack s your mainboard is likely already overflowing with discard spells that you'll see dead draws too often. fit spells that mess with the decks that are pummeling you Lazotep Plating I'll admit is kind of my pet card to play as a more reactive hexproof that will also save your creatures/planeswalkers, the amass 1 can also stop some x/1 bodies. Mortify is likely going to be better than tower in most cases your opponent has hexproof from a leyline while also being a kill spell, Cry of the Carnarium is likely also going to be quite important for the format.
1 month ago
I'm really glad to know you liked the updates. I'm also glad of how it turned out. The shocks definitely make things easier but they are not all that indispensable, some more basics might hurt less. Also Mayhem Devil seems quite good against a creature meta. In general I'd say I've had a pretty good result against either Mono Blue, Gruul, Izzet and even Mono-Red (50-50 on that last one). I'm also quite amazed at Drill Bit , against stompy decks it does work!
I've had a harder times against Esper decks. In my local LGS there's a bunch of players playing either Esper Control or Esper Midrange, and not only the deck is really solid, but they are also really good players. And thus I feel it's a harder matchup. But for sure, this is my favourite Standard deck up to date!
Thanks a lot for commenting! It feels great to see other people also enjoy the same strategies! :D
2 months ago
Some suggestions I have are, Gutterbones can be a real annoyance to opponents, especially if you put something like Judith, the Scourge Diva in the deck, Legion Warboss and Fireblade Artist are also great cards that work with judith and put down a ton of early game pressure on opponents. Finally, some removal and hand control like Drill Bit / Duress and Skewer the Critics could also fit in. maybe as a late game threat you could put in a Rekindling Phoenix if you wanted to. those are my suggestions.
2 months ago
KingTood I played last night FNM Standard - Only lost to Sultai Super Friends. I've updated my decklist and sideboard, have a look! The Drill Bit 's come in to increase removal for control decks because Ravenous Chupacabra becomes utterly useless.
Drill Bit occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.08%