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Geth's Verdict Discussion
1 week ago
Enchantments: Worship .
Creatures: Moltensteel Dragon , Doom Whisperer , Shalai, Voice of Plenty , Angelic Arbiter , Angelic Skirmisher , Platinum Angel , Linvala, Keeper of Silence , Tariel, Reckoner of Souls , Akroma, Angel of Fury , Avacyn, Angel of Hope , Scourge of the Throne , Hellkite Tyrant , Griselbrand , Rakdos, Lord of Riots , Overseer of the Damned , Ob Nixilis, the Fallen , Harvester of Souls , Kokusho, the Evening Star .
2 weeks ago
the deck is fine. Smallpox works against devotion strategy so that's a no go with our deck. Fatal Push is good but if price is an issue Victim of Night is great. Cast Down is nice as well. Liliana of the Veil is cool I run her in my deck but she can be meta dependent regardless of what people say. sometimes i'd rather drop a creature or do something else so I side her out. Thoughtseize is nice but Duress is fine and Inquisition of Kozilek is cheap now so you could add those instead. id move 2x Geth's Verdict to the side for emrakul or hexproof creature decks. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is ok but sometimes you draw it and it sucks. you're better off running just one. if you're not running x spells or drawing a ton of creature cards that you want to empty from your hand it's pointless to run more than one. I will say a 1x Bojuka Bog can come in clutch especially in the game one against dredge or izzet phoenix. I'm not saying the previous suggestions are bad or wrong, this is just my experience playing with my version of devotion in my meta. also, 1x Ratchet Bomb , 2x Pithing Needle 2x Relic of Progenitus in your side plus 2x Geth's Verdict . maybe 2x Drown in Sorrow 1x Whip of Erebos 2x Damping Sphere then whatever else your meta dictates? Mind you, those are just suggestions. put what you like and have fun! +1
2 weeks ago
Some budget suggestions:
2 weeks ago
In short, yes, there are several combo lines I don't think you're seeing. His abilities operate outside of normal permission zones, where blue tends to keep other decks in check; furthermore with the combo assembled, you can sculpt your hand during the cleaning step, abiding by rule 514.3. This makes him a lot harder to deal with. The primary combo is with Dakmor Salvage and an instant speed discard outlet, like Putrid Imp . With Gitrog on the battlefield, it sees Dakmor being discarded to the graveyard, and you replace your draw trigger with Dakmor's dredge, milling two cards. Now any one of those two cards could potentially be another land that hits the grave, which gives you an additional draw. You continue to repeat this process, netting any additional draw triggers you may get, and as soon as that trigger count = the number of cards in your library, let them resolve, drawing your deck (you can respond to any shenanigans like someone forcing to Deep Analysis with an empty library by pitching cards and Kozilek to shuffle that back in). However, if no one can interact at this point, you can dump your free mana rocks and rituals to play Skirge Familiar which now lets you make for anything you discard. With Kozilek and Gaea's Blessing you essentially have ways to shuffle your graveyard into your library ad infinitum, with primary wincons being Praetor's Grasp , or - to a lesser extent - Geth's Verdict .
3 weeks ago
Dark Impostor is another removal spell on a stick that exiles the creature it targeted as well as gains its activated abilites, all for low CMC and low $. Same goes for Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief but she powers herself up for a quicker kill. Guul Draz Assassin and Big Game Hunter also fit into this category.
For single target kill spells: Sever the Bloodline is a bit overcosted for most targets but is a pretty good token killer, Price of Fame is cheap enough if targeting opposing commanders and lets you dig through your library looking for answers. Tragic Slip is low CMC and can be a way around indestructible.
For mass removal, Mutilate and Black Sun's Zenith are inexpensive options. Nevinyrral's Disk can wipe the board of both artifacts and enchantments which black flat out has no real way to directly deal with.
But one of black's specialties is getting opponents to sac their owns permanents, especially creatures: Gatekeeper of Malakir , Chainer's Edict , Geth's Verdict , Plaguecrafter , Slum Reaper , Fleshbag Marauder , Diabolic Edict
For some additional artifact ramp: Charcoal Diamond , Mind Stone , Worn Powerstone , Hedron Archive Unstable Obelisk with the Obelisk doubling as 'hit anything' removal and the Stone and Archive being some card draw as well.
For mono black Cabal Stronghold is a cheap option to gain extra mana late game.
I didn't price check everything listed above but nothing there should be too outrageously priced.
1 month ago
I think you have enough black sources to support Cower in Fear or Crypt Rats . They help a lot against elves, while Chainer's Edict , Diabolic Edict , or Geth's Verdict will give you some interaction with bogles.
1 month ago
As a general rule, don't use poison unless you are playing a dedicated infect deck. To that end I'd cut Phyrexian Crusader for either Dread Shade or the already mentioned Geralf's Messenger, they both add more devotion and are decent threats. Like others I don't like Black Knight here, maybe in the sideboard, since you won't always be facing white, I'd run Relentless Dead or the already mentioned Gifted Aetherborn instead. Lastly you have 16 targeted removal spells, first this is a lot, second it does nothing against hexproof creatures, Geth's Verdict Gatekeeper of Malakir or Smallpox get around hexproof, if its your opponents only creature. You might want an early board wipe Bontu's Last Reckoning or card draw Phyrexian Arena. Hope this helps and as an aside I have a mono black devotion deck Sweet (black) devotion, this might give you further ideas, in any event good luck with your brew.
Geth's Verdict occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.02%
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