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|Promo Set (000)||Common|
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Forbidden Alchemy Discussion
2 weeks ago
Your welcome and anytime sharky69~
Some other notable cards that I remember can be considered would also be:
Feel free to ask for any advice or anything else, always love to help other people deck build!
1 month ago
Blue-Black or Mono-Black, with some in Jeskai, Rakdos, Grixis, and Izzet
Really, blue has some reasonably good card draw, specifically Augur of Bolas, Mulldrifter, Preordain, Ponder, and interaction in the form of Counterspell and the occasional Deprive. Otherwise, they don't have a great set of wincons, sweepers, or removal, so they need another color to get those.
In comparison, black has Gurmag Angler, a great wincon, and the best removal in the forms of Evincar's Justice, Echoing Decay, Shrivel, Pestilence, Cuombajj Witches, Disfigure, Chainer's Edict, Oubliette, Doom Blade, they have lifegain, discard like Duress, Distress, Chittering Rats, card draw like Phyrexian Rager, Thorn of the Black Rose, Sign in Blood, and mono-colored payoffs like Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Tendrils of Corruption. There are even more great control cards from hate like Nihil Spellbomb, efficient spells like Cartouche of Ambition that just do a lot, land destruction like Choking Sands, more discard that is splashable like Addle, and the other following cards:
Diabolic Edict, Wrench Mind, Raven's Crime, Innocent Blood (for creatureless lists), Dead Weight, Crypt Incursion, Complete Disregard, Nausea, Reaping the Graves, Undying Evil, Read the Bones, Divest, Rancid Earth, Icequake, Dusk Legion Zealot, Okiba-Gang Shinobi, Tragic Slip, Crypt Rats, Stinkweed Imp
That isn't to say a good mix of both isn't the best option, it probably is. You lose the mono-black payoffs, but get Probe, Forbidden Alchemy, Soul Manipulation. Really though, black is more useful than blue.
2 months ago
Chainer's Edict really shines in UB Gurmag Angler decks that fill their graveyard with Forbidden Alchemy and Probe. I tend to avoid decks that are overly dependent on their graveyard because of all the graveyard hate, which we can play around at instant speed.
3 months ago
I feel like Kess, dissident mage would just be a better commander for this deck overall. If you're going for Storm as a win condition, you'd benefit from a lot of 1 or 2 mana draw spells such as: - Ponder - Opt - Frantic Search (3 mana, but it pays for itself) - Gitaxian Probe - Faithless Looting - Impulse - Serum Visions - Thought Scour
Cards that make instant/sorcery cards cheaper such as: - Baral, Chief of Compliance - primal amulet - Jace's Sanctum - Nightscape Familiar - Sapphire Medallion, Ruby Medallion, and Jet Medallion - Arcane Melee (This one does benefit all players, not just you)
Instants and Sorceries that give you mana, or cards that pay for themselves: - Dark Ritual - Cabal Ritual - Dark Petition - Seething Song - Desperate Ritual - Pyretic Ritual - Priest of Urabrask - Rewind - Unwind
Cards that copy your instants and sorceries: - Thousand-Year Storm - Swarm Intelligence - Dual Casting - Increasing Vengeance - Doublecast - The Mirari Conjecture (Also recurs instants/sorceries from your graveyard, which, while is nice, isn't really that helpful as Kess (if you make her your commander) can just cast them from your graveyard anyway).
Some cards that are just very good in Kess decks should you switch to her: - Increasing Vengeance - Increasing Ambition - Entomb - Forbidden Alchemy - Intuition - Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip - Mizzix's Mastery - Past in Flames
3 months ago
3 months ago
Will be back tomorrow with more.
3 months ago
I'd say you've added nearly enough lands for blue & white mana. The biggest issue is definitely the double blue mana required for Traumatize. While it would be ideal to have 1 white mana to use with Unburial Rites, you won't necessarily need it provided you don't mill them all into your graveyard. Traumatize, on the other hand, must have not just 1, but 2 blue mana to be cast at all, so it's vital you get those 2 lands down. It would probably be good to have 10 lands that produce blue mana. However, I think 6 lands that produce white mana would be enough. Since you've decided to keep Traumatize and run Unburial Rites, I think you should drop Cabal Stronghold - it will take too long to to get 5 Swamps to make it worth tapping. You might replace them with Jwar Isle Refuge or the like - whatever's in your budget - BTW, if you don't already know, the deck, All the lands in a sorted list can be very useful when you're looking for non-basic lands. I think Small Pox is going to create some additional difficulties for you as you try to reach your critical mana point of 5+ lands. You can't afford to miss a single land-drop, so 23 lands is probably the minimum, I prefer to build decks around low-cmc spells so I typically run about 20 lands. That, of course, creates more room for spells in my decks. The point here is that, if you have to cast Traumatize and other 5CMC spells to get your deck swinging, you're going to lose space in the deck to lands. You'll want to strip away anything that is not absolutely phenomenal. It's probably also worth pointing out Glimpse the Unthinkable is a very powerful mill spell that could speed up your deck quite a bit. While it won't mill as many as Traumatize, it'll do it 3 turns sooner. It'll also cost you quite a bit more than Traumatize - perhaps that's why you're not already employing it.
Dark Petition is fun, and can be pretty great, so long as you get to 5 lands to cast it. Your might also consider Dimir Machinations. You might also consider Crypt Ghast - while it's on the slow side of mana ramps, the combination of a big mana boost coupled with extort can be pretty effective.
3 months ago
How is Mystical Teachings worse with the exclusion of a card it can't tutor? I feel Chainer's Edict really shines in UB Gurmag Angler decks that fill their graveyard with Forbidden Alchemy and Probe. I also feel decks that are overly dependent on their graveyard lose even harder to graveyard hate, which we can play around at instant speed.