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Destroy all nonblack creatures. Hellfire deals X plus 3 damage to you, where X is the number of creatures put into all graveyards this way.
5 months ago
No problem austintayshus! It's a fun idea definitely! Let me know how your deck list turns out and feel free to ask for any help!
1 year ago
Nice deck list. I've been looking at making a Kaervek punish deck since I've turned my old Rakdos suicide deck into a tribal demon deck. Some of my favorite cards form that deck were Manabarbs, Citadel of Pain, Havoc Festival, Sulfuric Vortex, Spellshock, Planar Chaos, Storm Cauldron, Zo-Zu the Punisher, Ankh of Mishra, Angel's Trumpet, Mass Hysteria, Grand Melee, Avatar of Slaughter, Avarice Amulet, Spiteful Visions, Seizan, Perverter of Truth, Temple Bell, Mikokoro, Center of the Sea, Geier Reach Sanitarium. I love Toxic Deluge in my suicide deck as a board wipe. If you're looking for more pay life to kill creatures there's also Phyrexian Purge, Fire Covenant, Slaughter, Hellfire, and Ashes to Ashes as well as Repay in Kind which helps brings opponent down to your level after hurting yourself. Possibility Storm could be a nice inclusion as well if it works the way I think it does with Kaervek. Opponent casts a spell and both Kaervek and Possibility Storm trigger, the spell gets exiled and if your opponent plays the other card with Possibility Storm then Kaervek will trigger again.
1 year ago
Dark Bargain is not really an outlier. While life loss in exchange for some boon is more common, there are plenty of black spells (Ashes to Ashes, Hellfire, etc.) that deal damage to you, and a large number of black creatures that deal damage to you, usually provided certain conditions are not satisfied (ex. Archdemon of Greed.
None of the individual cards in Dominaria struck me as too unusual - perhaps not the norm, but none were problematic. Taken as a complete hole, the lack of life loss cards was quite strange, but I do not see one set as indicitavie of a change to how Black will function moving forward.
1 year ago
Spawning Pit lets you sacrifice everything before an enemy board wipe so Elenda grows, and later you can pump out spawn artifacts to sacrifice all over again. Hellfire and Hymn to Tourach don't make much sense to me when you can run Divine Reckoning, Dusk / Dawn, Sadistic Hypnotist, or Skullclamp (some of which others have already recommended).
1 year ago
Overall this seems pretty good :) I would make some minor alterations, though...
Bloodghast could also work well as a repeatable source of death triggers, so that Bontu can effectively attack.
One of my favorite cards in mono-black is Hellfire: it tends to leave your board completely untouched, while wiping away everything your opponents control.
Overall, though, this looks like a solid mono-black control list. Could use a more detailed description though ;) My stab at mono-black control is here, if you want to check for anything I may have missed: The Hungry, Hungry Aetherborn: Yahenni EDH
2 years ago
This deck has very low curve. 35 lands is probably unnecessary. I'd go down to 32.
Add Skullclamp as a draw engine. There's enough support for it.
If you want Bomberman to be your main wincon, there's no reason you have to wait until your next attack to win with your spirits. Altar of Dementia, Altar of the Brood, and Blasting Station will all do the trick with no additional setup. Using Altar of Dementia on yourself also puts combo pieces in your yard and makes Skullclamp and Replenish more effective.
Anguished Unmaking is, in fact, better than Vindicate nearly all the time.
Swap Oblivion Ring for Leonin Relic-Warder. They're essentially the same effect, and Warder gets you an extra combo with Animate Dead and friends. (Warder can also be sac'ed to permanent exile while Oring can't be.)
If you still need room Thalia, Heretic Cathar and Blind Obedience are both ok to cut. They're ok at slowing opponents down, but not the greatest at it.
This last suggestion's a little more for casual play, but for Black/White creature based decks I like to include Westvale Abbey Flip in the landbase in case he game drags on and I need to recoup some life in an emergency.
2 years ago
Do you all think I should put Razaketh into my I Call Her Vera: Sidisi EDH | *PRIMER* deck?
2 years ago
Hard to say since there's a lot of synergy in your deck and honestly it depends on your meta, Stromgald Crusader seems pretty mana intensive for what he does. Metallic Mimic and Adaptive Automaton interrupt the zombie recurrence theme going on, cards like Diregraf Colossus don't benefit them being in the graveyard.
Blood Scrivener is a debatable one, while at low CMC and added card draw it depends how often you have 0 cards in hand, other than that I couldn't tell you what creatures to cut.
This is where your meta comes into play, personally I would cut most target removal, in a 4 player free for all if you 1-for-1 with an opponent your other 2 opponents are now up a card(however can save you from infinite combos and such) so it's a tough call to make. That being said I would cut Tragic Slip since you can't control morbid on other peoples turns and maybe Slaughter Pact depending on how often you verse other black decks.
Other than that I couldn't recommend anything else to cut your deck seems solid to me.
Edit: here are some other cards I found that go well with your decks synergy:
Cryptbreaker card draw
Call to the Grave control
Dictate of Erebos control
Potential yet high CMC sweepers
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