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Innocent Blood Discussion
1 week ago
I have swapped:
Thanks for the suggestions!
2 weeks ago
Alright here is a ton of cards that seems to fit the theme. Some are definitely better then others I'm just giving a list of cards. Some of these cards are not budget
Hope you find something useful within all these!
3 weeks ago
Since you can't run Shrieking Affliction, I suggesting going towards the style of Legacy Pox.
Smallpox, Sinkhole, Dark Ritual, Mishra's Factory, Duress, Innocent Blood and Tombstalker are all awesome cards you should consider. At that point, you should only need The Rack as an additional win con.
3 weeks ago
You already have The Gitrog Monster and are adding Sylvan Safekeeper... but not Titania, Protector of Argoth with it? also ... no Meren of Clan Nel Toth ? or you have that in a different deck or something ? after lowering the curve to mostly 5 and under... you might be able to drop one land....and perhaps Killing Wave instead of Innocent Blood ?
idk... looks pretty good though +1, gl & hf.
1 month ago
I will give you the tips I am always gave.
---First of all: correct your mana-curve! In the right of this page have a graphic that show you your mana-curve. Your mana-curve don't looks like a curve, yeah?
How do you make this? Simple. Put things you can get time and game advantage with low mana cost. I am a big fan of cheap deck, so i will try indicate cheap cards.
A good deck have at least 8 removal cards, this cards may be really versatil like Murder or more restricted like Smother, a great removal that support early creatureless game in single or multiplayer games is Innocent Blood (now is very cheap). From the white side, you have 2 excellent removals for everything Oblivion Ring and Banishing Light. If you what spend more money you can also use Anguished Unmaking.
Your deck don't have draw, which makes it slow. Draw engine are always necessary. Can be constant like Phyrexian Arena ($$$) or Staff of Nin, or can be recursive like Sign in Blood or Night's Whisper (ideal for this deck). One of the most important things about low mana cost draws is to always have a land to play in all of your turns.
---Secound: You need create a deck more consistant, 4x or 3x of each card, 2x only for utility cards like Ob Nixilis Reignited or great mana cost like Resolute Archangel. That way you will create a focus on your deck and more efficience too.
---Third: Make a more synergy deck, with one card contributing to another. You gain alot of life maybe you can make Angelic Accord or Well of Lost Dreams works. If you have token generator (Moonsilver Spear, Captain's Claws, Lingering Souls, etc) you can use morbid of Reaper from the Abyss better and also can use Tragic Slip who is a wonderful low mana cost removal.
With this tips you can make any deck with not much trouble.
Obs.: the ideas of mana ramping like Sol Ring is nice, but so unfair, because this card is banned for all formats (except vintage) for a reason. You can use this strategy easily, but you probably never will learn how make a solid deck without non-sense banned cards like Sol Ring.
1 month ago
Dunadain While I would put Mutilate or Languish in for a budget deck, I stick with board wipes like Damnation because its final. If my opponent is playing tokens and gets several out early game, Innocent Blood won't get the job done if they all need to go.
1 month ago
Xynarth - As to Rishkar's Expertise and Curse of the Cabal, both of these are already in the list. Beast Within may be a solid replacement for Vraska the Unseen. It's nice if I can hit more than one thing with Vraska, but otherwise Beast Within is better. Pox is very good, may end up finding a spot in here. Barter in Blood and Innocent Blood and other similar effects may be decent, but the list is a very tight ship and it's hard to know what to remove. I like having some of the targeted removal even though it doesn't synergize as well because with a sacrifice effect I am not usually going to hit what I want to. Mortician Beetle could be a solid include, I will definitely look into finding him a slot. Vulturous Zombie is less good because it doesn't do anything when I am sacrificing things without Grave Pact type effects. Scavenger Drake is hurt by the fact that it starts as a 1/1 for 4. Avatar of the Resolute does profit off of other things being bigger, but otherwise is just a big dude that does not then further the game plan, so I am not sure if he is good enough to find a spot. Kalonian Hydra, however, may also find a spot because doubling my counters could get absolutely ridiculous. Finally, we have Lumberknot which again is hurt by the fact that it is a 1/1 for 4. It does have hexproof, which is nice, but more often than not I am afraid of boardwipes which hexproof does not stop. Some sweet cards to think about though, I will definitely see if any of them deserve a spot in here. Thanks for the feedback, and if you do make that Mazirek list post it and I'd be happy to take a look at it.
1 month ago
so in your budget section you say replacing Damnation with Languish is a downgrade. But think about it, you will only be siding in board wipes against decks that lay lot's of creatures, any deck that lays lots of creatures is more likely to have a creature with indestructible than a creature with 5 toughness
TL;DR: Damnation is only better than Languish if their playing big creatures, if their playing big creatures, Innocent Blood and Geth's Verdict are better, why are you siding in board wipes?