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Drown in Sorrow
All creatures get -2/-2 until end of turn. Scry 1.
|Want (10)||Amon_Chakai , Biggorillawolf , deundefeatable , RudyFromTexas , AcademyMaster , TehMagicPrimordial , buildingadeck , binarysecond , Willshire610 , RobotFishTaco|
Drown in Sorrow Discussion
1 week ago
3 weeks ago
I think another form of mass creature removal is not a bad thing to have in the sideboard, although I don't want to destroy many of my own creatures which will make Gray Merchant of Asphodel pretty week as a finisher and also I need them to attack. So a Ratchet Bomb or Ritual of Soot is usable here in that sense, and Bontu's Last Reckoning isn't bad but it's a total boardwipe and better used in extreme situations. Maybe Drown in Sorrow paired with Ratchet Bomb is the better combo I guess? About land destruction I definitely want to get some of those lands you mentioned.
1 month ago
The decks cool! Plenty of answers and plenty of aggro too. If anything, depending on your meta maybe Ratchet Bomb and Damping Sphere ? +1 either way! Mono-black devotion is still a contender. Went and got 3-1 at a local tournament last month. My only loss was Izzet Drake or Phoenix? I'd never heard of the deck and didn't have any graveyard hate. Your deck would do well I think. Maybe some form of land destruction? Ghost Quarter , Field of Ruin or even Rain of Tears . And if you need a big wrath to just get rid of creatures on the cheap to back up your Drown in Sorrow Bontu's Last Reckoning is great for the price or Ritual of Soot . Idk, all depends on what you play against and how you want the deck to play. Take care!
1 month ago
the deck is fine. Smallpox works against devotion strategy so that's a no go with our deck. Fatal Push is good but if price is an issue Victim of Night is great. Cast Down is nice as well. Liliana of the Veil is cool I run her in my deck but she can be meta dependent regardless of what people say. sometimes i'd rather drop a creature or do something else so I side her out. Thoughtseize is nice but Duress is fine and Inquisition of Kozilek is cheap now so you could add those instead. id move 2x Geth's Verdict to the side for emrakul or hexproof creature decks. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is ok but sometimes you draw it and it sucks. you're better off running just one. if you're not running x spells or drawing a ton of creature cards that you want to empty from your hand it's pointless to run more than one. I will say a 1x Bojuka Bog can come in clutch especially in the game one against dredge or izzet phoenix. I'm not saying the previous suggestions are bad or wrong, this is just my experience playing with my version of devotion in my meta. also, 1x Ratchet Bomb , 2x Pithing Needle 2x Relic of Progenitus in your side plus 2x Geth's Verdict . maybe 2x Drown in Sorrow 1x Whip of Erebos 2x Damping Sphere then whatever else your meta dictates? Mind you, those are just suggestions. put what you like and have fun! +1
2 months ago
Honestly I'd stay mono red unless you have a good reason not to. I'd convert this into a more classic burn list after that. Some substitutions that I'd make are:
Lightning Strike -> Magma Jet burn + scry at the same mana cost.
Wizard's Lightning -> Rift Bolt guaranteed one mana bolt, the wizard clause makes Lightning too fragile.
Ghitu Lavarunner -> Monastery Swiftspear one of the best creatures for a burn deck.
Viashino Pyromancer -> Thunderous Wrath one mana for 5 damage is a pretty likely scenario here.
2 months ago
Hi there, I'm from the advertise your commander thread.
I used to have a Nin, the Pain Artist deck based on stealing and copying your opponents stuff. I always liked to win using your opponents cards, so its nice to see a deck with a similar theme.
I think your current build has a lot of room for optimization as there are many cards that have strictly or subjectively better counterparts. These are some suggestions for cards I would replace and what with:
Other cards that fit the theme of the deck: Clone, Stunt Double, Phyrexian Metamorph, Clever Impersonator, Roil Elemental, Vesuvan Doppelganger, Cackling Counterpart & Rite of Replication (Non budget: Bribery & Gilded Drake)
I would probably drop the flicker subtheme you currently have because you dont run a lot of creatures and go down a few lands (37 should be fine) in favor of more draw (Rhystic Study & Mystic Remora are nice). Also, one of the good things about black is the access to tutors. By adding tutors you increase the consistency of your deck, as they effectively serve as an extra copy of all the other cards in your deck. Lim-Dul's Vault, Beseech the Queen and Dark Petition are some good relatively cheap ones. (If you want to invest a bit of money in it, Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are great.)
I hope this helps and good luck with deckbuilding!
PS. Dont forget to comment on the previously posted deck in the 'advertise your commander deck' thread. ;)
3 months ago
Treetop Village doesn't seem useful here. When it comes time to beat down with manlands, Creeping Tar Pit is just better. This can probably become a Forest or other Gx dual land.
You are noticeably weak to low-to-the-ground aggro plans which are dominant in Modern right now. Without red, you can't use Pyroclasm, and Firespout will only hit fliers, so consider Drown in Sorrow or Flaying Tendrils to wrath a board of Humans early in the game, and upgrade Languish to Damnation to hit a 5/5+ Champion of the Parish, opposing Tarmogoyf, Gurmag Angler / Tasigur, or Reality Smasher.
Grafdigger's Cage could be useful sideboard to help curb Dredge and Company decks. Scooze is great grave hate, but you're only running 2. I would also consider dropping JTMS and Nimble Obstructionist for Dark Confidant for card advantage. Jace is not especially strong at the moment. If you don't want to spring for Bob, Tasigur, the Golden Fang could take Jace's spot instead. Damping Sphere over Fulminator Mage maintains your sideboard Tron hate spot while also hosing Storm and checking Bloodbraid Elf. I fear that Jund will just do what you're doing, better, so having an answer to it will help in game 2.
I love Bxy grindy midrange decks and BUG seems like such a natural fit, but it hasn't made a good showing yet. I'd love to see this deck become great!
3 months ago
Nice idea, but pretty difficult to build on budget.
You stated, you need ideas for your sideboard:
Maybe something to gain life to improve your game against burn decks. Budget ways I'm thinking of maybe Bottle Gnomes or Brindle Boar or even Dragon's Claw. Don't know, what you can get your hands on.
If possible, add some creatures with a nice value of cost to power/toughness, thus simply providing a second game plan to switch to, if your reanimation somehow is disabled or won't work for other reasons. I'm afraid you'll have to find those creatures yourself, for I have no idea what your budget's top level is nor what you allready got at home.
If you got any space left in your board, try to include answers to threats appeariing in your local metagame. Your playgroup/meta is full of decks running a horde of small and fast creatures? Try finding spells that kill of most/all of them at once (I'm thinking of things like Pyroclasm, Drown in Sorrow, Golden Demise and so on). Your meta features combo decks? Look for simple answers to break the combo or prevent it from even happening (=> most likely some discard spells like Duress).
I hope I provided some useful ideas.
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