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Faithless Looting Discussion
4 hours ago
Both horrendous cards.
I'll explain why for the charm as looting was already covered.
(And covered very well I might add)
Izzet Charm does three things horribly.
It's card draw piece is as bad as Looting.
It's a multicolored 2cmc Spell Pierce which is awful.
It's a multicolored Magma Jet with no scry.
Run 4x Mana Leak
4x Terminate is good.
No need for that Doom Blade
Also Gitaxian Probe
Thoughtseize are not really ideal for Grixis Control.
Sleight of Hand are inexpensive and won't kill you.
PM me if you want to.
You'll get there brotha!
7 hours ago
If you were running 3x Tasigur, then yeah; make card choices that benefit that card. But you're running a singleton? The odds of you getting Tasigur and a Faithless Looting in the same opening hand are very low. It can/will happen, but maybe 1 out of 30 games/mulligans. Not something to design your deck around. In every other non-christmas-land scenario, Serum Visions is better. That being said, Thought Scour loots 2 and replaces itself with another card, whereas Faithless Looting loses you a card in hand and just lets you filter to a possibly slightly better hand. Also, looting doesn't make Sedraxis Specter worth playing over other relevant threats in your color wheel. Discarding 1 card at that players discretion is really not very powerful at all in a late game scenario. Raven's Crime does this much better. But, that being said; to each his own. If you like the card that much then run it! Just know that you aren't "equipping best in slot" as they say.
As for Young Pyromancer, he works excellent in Grixis. Grixis is full of 1 cost relevant spells that Pyromancer just gives value to all day. Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek, Lightning Bolt, Gitaxian Probe, Serum Visions, Spell Pierce, Spell Snare, etc. He can win games just by you keeping him alive and playing the cards you were going to play anyways. Quite a powerful card. Also, Gitaxian Probe is great with the Delve mechanic. Pseudo Lotus Petal.
8 hours ago
Saljen I have tested the delve mechanic quite a bit. 1) e.g. I have Tasigur in starting hand. Then Faithless Looting gives me 3 graveyard cards + fetch makes 4 on T1. T2 another fetch makes 5. Now I can cast tasigur for 2 and still keep one card I want in my graveyard, like Sedraxis Specter or Bloodghast or something. Serum Visions gives me far less speed and, get this, I NEED the discard! Its why I run the card at all! Not that many cards are actually gonna stay in my graveyard. 11 card have flashback/come back from the grave/get unearthed and exiled. Then Snapcaster Mage takes 3 cards out in total. I often wanna cast Murderous Cut vor 1cmc as a surprise when opponent thinks I am tapped out for removal. Even with 4 Lootings, 2 delve cards is about all my kind of graveyard can handle.
Now, we have established that I need looting. And Looting gives Sedraxis Specter his raison d'etre. It makes him very versatile. If i feel I dont need him early, I discard him and he becomes a cheaper Blightning, though more inconsistant. LATEGAME though, he is a much better topdeck, because he can block and still act as blightning the next turn, or simply beat the opponent to death. The late game draw is why I include him.
So, he is both useful early AND lategame, voila.
shadowdragony75 the one argument I can find is instant speed. But I am actually searching for a way to include either Dreadbore or Hero's Downfall at least in the sideboard, against an ugin/karn T3 in tron! so your suggestion is right along the lines of my current dilemma :)
9 hours ago
Why more Faithless Looting than Serum Visions? Visions is better since you're only running 2 spells with Delve. Looting is more appropriate when you are running 5+ Delve cards. Sedraxis Specter isn't really that amazing. He will quite often be a 3 cost 3/2 flier that will be removed before it can due damage. You're only running 2 counterspells, you can't keep it alive so it isn't worth the mana to put it on the field. Young Pyromancer can bring value to the table though even if you aren't running counterspells.
13 hours ago
Remove Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver he costs too much mana and does literally nothing. His plus ability is useless, and his minus ability only hits some decks, but not all. There are loads of decks that run 10 or less creatures - in which he'll be a dead card.
Try to get in a copy of Vapor Snag or maybe two.
Faithless Looting is awful. I know you want to power out Gurmag Angler but it's just a bad fit in this deck. A tempo deck wants resources. Looting gives you none. In fact when you cast looting you lose 3 cards (discard 2 and lose the looting itself) and only gain 2. It's pure disadvantage which is AWFUL for control and its hybrids. Go for Anticipate or Serum Visions. Also not sure about Angler anyway. Is Tasigur, the Golden Fang over budget?
14 hours ago
Dusk on Spell Swarm
1 day ago
Nice deck! Have you ever thought about splashing white for Myth Realized? Also, even if it is one of the best card for an izzet burn deck, I don't like here Snapcaster Mage since it exiles spells from the graveyard. I'd prefer a card like Call to Mind. Maybe think also about cards like Faithless Looting or Izzet Charm, to always have fuel in your deck.
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