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Geralf's Messenger enters the battlefield tapped.
When Geralf's Messenger enters the battlefield, target opponent loses 2 life.
Undying (When this creature dies, if it had no +1/+1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a +1/+1 counter on it.)
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I would probably replace Geralf's Messenger with Gatekeeper of Malakir , since you don't have the budget for Liliana of the Veil I'm guessing, it keeps your opponents creatures under control, as well as giving you a dude of your own. Shocking your opponents isn't all that exciting for modern in my opinion.
Thanks scarmask i was wary about Dark Prophecy also. I really like Ashnod's Altar , and i didnt even know Korlash, Heir to Blackblade existed. I like Ghoulcaller's Chant for its 1cmc and its flavor, Reassembling Skeleton can be sacrificed anytime and continuously come back, Geralf's Messenger gets sacrificed twice, Paragon of Open Graves is an extra buff, and Disciple of Griselbrand is another sac outlet that gains me life since a lot of stuff makes me lose life in this deck. Karn Liberated would be great in any deck if i had 50$ to drop on him lol. im not a big fan of Sadistic Hypnotist , Necromancer's Stockpile , Lim-Dul the Necromancer , Volrath's Stronghold , and Unholy Grotto . some cards i like and will take into further consideration are Gate to Phyrexia , Decree of Pain , Phyrexian Reclamation , and Oversold Cemetery ...Thanks for the help!
Also Ultimate Price is just about strictly worse than Go for the Throat , Returned Phalanx is just a bad card, and actually I just don't understand why you have a lot of these cards in the deck. Tormented Thoughts is very out of place, because you aren't playing a discard deck. For being an aggro deck you aren't going to want to run many cards, if any, that cost more than 4 mana. Liliana of the Dark Realms doesn't really do anything in this deck, and Army of the Damned costs way too much to ever be usable in an aggro deck. Thrill-Kill Assassin is just a bad card, and mono black aggro should definitely use Geralf's Messenger . I would replace the Desecration Demon s with something cheaper, maybe Rakdos Cackler or Diregraf Ghoul since you are lacking one drops. You should shoot for 8 one drops. Rakdos Shred-Freak is probably your best bet as an aggressive two drop. Vampire Nighthawk might be a bit slow as well.
To be honest, I would rather Skyshroud Claim . Its a really solid card, especially with all the dual lands you have. Yeah, thats the only downside of Oracle, she lets everyone else know whats coming. In my experience it isn't too bad, I've revealed things like Blasting Station before and its not the end of the world. But I would run her alongside other ramp.
As for Yisan, the Wanderer Bard - he does have a bit of a habit of doing that, but at the end of the day, thats not so bad as it wasn't used on your combo piece. I have consistently seen him get to at least 3, which for you would be Birds of Paradise / Deathrite Shaman -> Grand Abolisher / Blood Artist -> Geralf's Messenger . Especially if you EOT Grand abolisher straight into main turn Geralf's.
Yeah, Saffi Eriksdotter is a bit of an interesting general. That being said, I really enjoy playing her. The only problem is that a lot of people in my meta run graveyard hate, so my deck has the ability to fall over a bit and I have to switch to aggro to stay afloat. If you wanted to check it out, heres the link:
|Power / Toughness||3/2|
|Avg. draft pick||2.08|
|Avg. cube pick||9.05|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|