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Aftermath (Cast this spell only from your graveyard. Then exile it.) Target creature gets +2/+0 and gains haste until end of turn.
6 months ago
lukas96: saying "devil on its own is terrible" or "claim on its own is terrible"...is just not right. plain and simple, its not. Vexing Devil is 4 damage for 1 mana. thats more efficient than Lightning Bolt's 3 damage for 1 mana, so how you can call Devil inefficient is beyond me. as for Claim, i dont think theres any shortage of cmc 2 or less creatures that are good. see Tarmogoyf and Death's Shadow.
T1: Vexing Devil. opponent takes 4 and Devil dies
T2: another Vexing Devil (maybe even a 3rd if you're lucky). lets say opp takes 4 again. doesn't really matter, they take 4 eventually whether it dies immediately or attacks next turn.
T3: Claim the first Vexing Devil. the opp has 2 choices. take 4 and let the devil die, in which case you have 2 mana up for other spells (more devils or more claims perhaps), or let you keep the devil and possibly cast Fame to pump the devil and swing for 6 haste.
thats 12-14 damage in the first 3 turns already. seems pretty on bar with burn decks. its already more than what 2 Goblin Guide can do in the first 3 turns. lets examine the best-case scenario for the goblin:
T1: Goblin Guide. attack for 2
T2: second Goblin Guide, attack for 4. 6 total damage
T3: attack for 4 again. 10 total damage.
and thats before we even take into account the free lands that Goblin Guide gives your opponent.
1 year ago
Torderro is right, the value of Censor is to counter something early with it, and there's no possible way for you to counter something on turn 2. Either cut some lands for basics or cut Censor.
Torderro is also right about Supernatural Stamina, and it additionally gets in a few more points of damage.
Like he said, Unburden in the sideboard if you have to have it, but 2-2 split of Scarab Feast in the main and side seems fine because of its low opportunity cost.
I noticed that you're highly susceptible to graveyard hate, and there are actually 16 different cards that can hurt you in varying degrees of jank. The only good anti-gravehate I can find is Perpetual Timepiece, and it does both things you need; Mills your cyclers, and hates on hate.
Another option is Claim/Fame. Claim only works with Vile Manifestation, but Vile is also a cycler and sometimes you'll want to cycle that bad boy to get to Fling. Fame gives you an extra bit of reach. Speaking of reach...
1 year ago
Okay WalnutProphecy the deck looks nice :)Have you also considered Claim to Fame or march of the drowned ??The first one would be good with a little bit of more 2drops and the second one looks really good to get value out of the graveyard that can easily have 3 or 4 early creatures.
1 year ago
Idk I have playtested with Claim and Vexing Devil too and it's been decent so far. Best is doing this T1/T2 to put lots of pressure early but it's bad in lots of matchups of course (anything that runs a decent amount of removal basically).
I found out the best thing is to Claim Eidolon of the Great Revel, allowing you to virtually have several more copies which isn't bad at all. The Fame part is somehow relevant on an empty board with a pesky hasty Goblin Guide / Monastery Swiftspear but it's far from gamebreaking.
However, when I hear/read 'instant and sorceries', my mind immediately thinks of Izzet.
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