Go for the Throat

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Mirrodin Besieged Uncommon
Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran Uncommon
Promo Set Uncommon

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Go for the Throat

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Destroy target nonartifact creature.

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Go for the Throat Discussion

Pieguy396 on Vraska deathtouch

1 hour ago

Cool! Is this meant to be a Gorgon "tribal" deck? I'd replace Orochi Sustainer with Elvish Mystic or Birds of Paradise, and maybe Assassinate with Go for the Throat. Also, Sisters of Stone Death is another gorgon you can use.

APPLE01DOJ on An Answer to the Prayers

9 hours ago

Since you're adding a Cavern of Souls then you should consider dropping a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. In a deck with 22 lands, I wouldn't run more than 3 colorless lands. Sure Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx can be good on occasion but it's the weakest of your utility lands. Mutavault has synergy with Gravecrawler and your lords, Cavern of Souls still provides colored mana but Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx can't do anything without an already established board state.

I would also immediately go up to 4 Fatal Push. It's just too good of a card not to be running 4. I would drop 1x Diregraf Colossus and 1x Cryptbreaker for it. Diregraf Colossus is good but because of the point it comes into play you really only need 3. Cryptbreaker in my experience is less than stellar and would be an easy cut.

I may be missing something (am I?) but I see no value in running Nameless Inversion. It could be good vs Merfolk I guess but due to the anti synergy you can't use it to pump your own creatures which leaves a less than desirable Ulcerate. I would replace it with a 1-2 Bile Blight or a Go for the Throat.

In order to make this as competitive as possible you really need to ditch the deck extensions on the SB.

Army of the Damned may fit the Zombie theme nice but I can't think of a single match that siding in an 8 mana card is going to help you out?

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed may be good vs Alley's or White Weenies but both of those decks are Aggro decks and will close the game out way before a 22 land deck reaches 6 mana.

Endless Ranks of the Dead this is the definition of a win more card. It's useless when you're loosing and if it's good you're already winning. The 1 MB copy is fine for flavor but siding it in isn't going turn the tides of any match up.

Sidisi, Undead Vizier Tutors can be good but this is just too slow and comes with a significant down side. You've already decided it's not good enough for the MB and it's just wasting space on the SB.

Cutting those cards will free up 5 slots. I would suggest Thoughtseize #3, 2x Lifebane Zombie and 2x Phyrexian Crusader. If you don't like any of those suggestions Demon's Horn is also good.

Sargeras on Black White Control

1 day ago

Interesting build, so +1, here are my suggestions:

  1. Most of this stuff looks like the WB control deck from standard, which is a slower format, but in modern, almost every deck is trying to kill you around turn 4, which means cards like Read the Bones, Ruinous Path, Transgress the Mind just aren't going to make the cut, if you want card draw Night's Whisper is more on curve (you lose scrying but that should be ok) Phyrexian Arena is also an option that is more dependable. While Ruinous Path, Ultimate Price, and Hero's Downfall were great in standard, 3 mana in modern should get you more, cards like Go for the Throat, Path to Exile, and Dismember are much better at dealing with creatures and are more on curve. (Also, Victim of Night kills pretty much everything in the format, so I'd play it over Grasp of Darkness. Transgress the Mind is obviously outclassed by Inqusition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize but it could probably just be 2 more Castigate, since many deck in the format like burn don't even play 3 drops.

  2. Do you really need 26 lands? 24-25 is what most decks need to consistently play 6 drops, but that's more for you to decide. In any case, some budget duals are Isolated Chapel and Caves of Koilos, I'd probably put chapel in since you play so many basics.

  3. I'm unsure if you need to play both Languish and Wrath of God, because it really should be just 4 wraths if you think you need all 4 of them.

  4. This deck looks well pivoted towards beating creature based decks, but a deck like Ad Nauseeum would run right over you. I'd recommend playing 4 copies of Duress in your sideboard if you don't have inquisitions/thoughtseizes in the main.

  5. The deck needs a sideboard plan, as mentioned above Duress seems like a good option for the deck, I'd also recommend playing Disenchant or moving some amount of Anguished Unmaking into the sideboard, since you likely wont need all of them in a game. If gravehate is needed for budget Tormod's Crypt and Nihil Spellbomb are very cheap. Extirpate can shred combo decks and couples well with discard. There are other ideas but it's all meta dependent.

  6. While I like the idea of assembling Bruna and Gisela, I think a better plan would be to play 2 Gideon Jura, as he can fog for a turn, kill creatures, and is a finisher all by himself. Also, I think you get rid of some of your creature removal to play Lingering Souls since you are so overloaded with it and the synergy it has with cards like Sorin, Solemn Visitor is amazing. Elspeth, Knight-Errant could also be looked at as a one-of since it works with Lingering Souls and Shambling Vent.

These are my suggestions, let me know if you'd like anymore feedback.

Cheers!

GolgariGravedigger on Green/Black Sacrifical Mana-Ramp

1 day ago

Now you just need a solid sideboard to protect your zombies from stuff like Echoing Decay. Parallel lives will probably get hit with enchantment hate. Idk what people usually play in Modern. I don't have the wallet play it competitively, haha. Decks with black usually use Go for the Throat. They're likely to use spot removal like that to take down your Grave Titan, but atleast you'll get 2-4 Zombies out of him. But blue control decks will probably be most effective against your deck.

Whiskerbro on RatKing swarm

2 days ago

Yay, I love rats! I have a few critiques and suggestions.

Firstoff, having both Typhoid Rats and Ogre Slumlord seems odd. Maybe go for Gnat Miser instead? He's quite good in multiples. Second, Necrotic Plague seems like an odd choice. It's pretty flavorful, but really a quite bad card. I'd choose some more reliable generic black removal like Victim of Night or Go for the Throat instead.

chapman.luke27 on Kaervek the burninator

2 days ago

You mention having a mana curve problem, since you already have a Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth have you thought about getting a Cabal Coffers to help your ramp?

Not that I've played your deck before, but it looks like you already have a lot of ramp and card draw to be able to support a deck with an average CMC of 4.1 with no problem. If you really wanna take down the average, you just gotta get rid of Scour from Existence. Maybe replace it with Dismember, Go for the Throat, Damnation, or even Nevinyrral's Disk. The only 7-drop you have I actually like is Repay in Kind. I'd say the others are all expendable. But like I said before, from here it looks like you have plenty of ramp to support the deck just fine as it stands.

You also mentioned a goal of low life total, I might consider Sorin Markov for his -3 to get you to a low life total for someone, especially if anyone in your playgroup likes to gain infinite life.

Hope you found this helpful.

CheapDecks101 on Feeding Frenzy

2 days ago

You need better removal Tragic Slip has big potential but you are hoping you a) Have it in hand when a vampire dies and b) Have to have a vampire die. Go for the Throat is much better as seeing that it kills so much more Fatal Push is also awesome because it has a similar affect as Morbid with Revolt and if you can't get Revolt it is still viable.

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