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|Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK)||Uncommon|
|Urza's Destiny (UDS)||Uncommon|
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Exile target nonblack creature. Search its controller's graveyard, hand, and library for all cards with the same name as that creature and exile them. That player then shuffles his or her library.
7 months ago
Didn't mean to get on your case about the mana base - I've just seen people dump a lot of money into mana trying to "fix" underoptimized decks and it makes me cringe. Sorry if I came across as rude.
I found a few relevant cards you might've missed. In particular: Dichotomancy is an even bigger bomb than Eradicate , since it can steal all the creatures from an opponent's deck instead of exiling them. Mimeofacture is similar, but requires an investment of 4 mana per creature. Splinter is an Eradicate that requires an artifact creature. And Verdant Succession works like Remembrance for green creatures, except it brings stuff directly onto the battlefield.
Other (less powerful) options: Bazaar of Wonders , Eye of Singularity , Echoing Truth , Sever the Bloodline , Declaration in Stone , Retraced Image , Bubbling Cauldron , Pack Hunt , and Reflector Mage . If you have some way to copy Spy Kit , Biovisionary and Doubling Chant could also work.
In general, I think the biggest challenge you'll face is that effects synergizing with Spy Kit are kind of all over the place. There's board wipes, removal, staxxy control, creature tutoring... but not a lot of actual finishers. You've got to make room not only for precursors to Spy Kit (draw, ramp, tutors, etc.), but stuff that can win the game.
Maybe focus on one or two archetypes for the cards enabled by Spy Kit, then pick an unrelated win con? Or fill up on stealing/copying effects that can help set up Spy Kit combos but also be used offensively? I don't know... interesting dilemma.
7 months ago
Thanks, SentientRhombus for your feedback. After some ghost testing I had come to the same conclusion as you regarding equipment digging. I had considered adding some alternate equipment to fall back on; such as Helm of the Host . I like your recursion ideas as well, and your thoughts on some control. I had also thought of Riftsweeper , so Pull from Eternity makes a lot of sense. Although it is not in the list, I had planned to add Magnetic Theft as a way to go off with Eradicate . The mana base is made up of cards I already have, so it wasn't a big concern of mine. I had borrowed it from my other Jodah deck, but I am considering some alterations since the balance of colors and costs is considerably different. I do appreciate your suggestions and will be taking many to heart.
7 months ago
This is frickin' hilarious and I'm jealous I didn't think of it first.
My own janky Knowledge Pool deck has given me some experience building around a single artifact. So based on my totally expert opinion here's some feedback:
I notice you primarily have equipment tutors but, aside from Spy Kit , no equipment. I'd swap most or all of those for less specific tutors so they're not dead cards once you find your Spy Kit. With access to any color, there are plenty to pick from. Gamble , Long-Term Plans , Demonic Tutor , and Dark Petition are all fine candidates that don't require a second mortgage. 2-cost Transmute spells like Muddle the Mixture and Dimir Infiltrator are also viable options.
Usually - in my experience - decks built around a single linchpin card either have some response for every vector of attack, or get repeatedly punked. Some suggestions to plug gaps in your defense:
- 2+ Counterspells so you don't get instantly neutered by Extract or similar effects. Ex: Negate , Swan Song .
- 2+ Bounces to dodge attempts to exile/steal your precious Spy Kit. Ex: Steel Sabotage , Leave / Chance .
- Ditch Silas Renn, Seeker Adept for less conditional, more cost-efficient graveyard reclamation. Ex: Buried Ruin , Argivian Find , Noxious Revival , Reconstruction .
- Pull from Eternity because you have access to white and why not?
- Maybe some misc battlefield protection to keep the thing alive? Ex: Welding Jar , Spellskite .
Well that got a lot longer and more speculative than I intended. I'm just gonna bang out my remaining thoughts in disorganized rant form.
As an alternate way to set up the Eradicate play, you could temporarily steal a creature (e.g. with Traitorous Blood or whatever) and equip Spy Kit while it's under your control. It'll remain equipped when the creature returns to its owner.
Personally, I think the expensive-ass dual lands are overkill for a fun experimental deck like this - I'd pack it with signets and tri-color lands, then buy myself a car with the money I saved. Sure, the deck would ramp slightly slower. But it would be more resistant to MLD, and have more targets for artifact tutors; and I could store it in my spare car.
Anyway in summary: Awesome deck idea, exactly the type of silly nonsense that makes this game fun!
8 months ago
I have a combo that I use with Mirko that you may like.
Eradicate reads "Exile target nonblack creature. Search its controller's graveyard, hand, and library for ALL CARDS with the same name as THAT CREATURE and exile them. Then that player shuffles their library.
With Wind Zendikon , your opponents basic land (of course you want to target a basic land) is now a creature. Eradicate that "Creature" and rip ALL CARDS that have the same name out. Then... hit them with Mirko. Good luck hitting 4 lands after that. Double Strike = LOL.
10 months ago
I like the Unmoored Ego, and if I added blue then Meddling Mage would seem like a good route. Unfortunately, Meddling Mage dies to almost every piece of removal in Modern. So it becomes far less viable and leaves us with just the Ego. I do like it, but that would be a painful manabase since the deck is so heavy on double color costed cards. Eradicate, Shimian Specter and Circu are all really neat too, but going heavier into four mana and greater cards not only shaves off our low cost silver bullets, but it also heightens our chance at dead cards in our hands. But thank you for taking the time to share your ideas and I wish you luck in your version!
I honestly don't know how I forgot about Spyglass. The information that it provides about our opponent's hand and future game plan in game 2 and 3 is pretty great. Good on you for the great idea!
10 months ago
If you're willing to splash blue, Unmoored Ego would be a perfect upgrade for this deck. There's also Eradicate and its kin from Betrayers of Kamigawa. And If you decide you want creatures, just know that Shimian Specter and Circu, Dimir Lobotomist exist.
This beautiful conglomeration of absolute denial has inspired me to build a similarly themed deck that I am presently aiming to make competitive, so thank you.
11 months ago
I want to do this with the card Eradicate
on Black Spirit
1 year ago
looks like so much fun! If you're wiling to splash white the Kami of False Hope pairs up deliciously well with Shirei. And if you could find room for green, then Soilshaper+Eradicate is soooooooo evil!
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