|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3)||Uncommon|
|Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2)||Rare|
|Modern Event Deck (MD1)||Uncommon|
|Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE)||Uncommon|
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Inquisition of Kozilek
Target player reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonland card from it with converted mana cost 3 or less. That player discards that card.
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Inquisition of Kozilek Discussion
21 hours ago
They are both Modern and Standard legal. However, they fail to hit targets depending on which one you draw. In some matchups, turn 1 Divest has you see your opponents hand and that's it. In others, Duress is the same. Cards like Inquisition of Kozilek can hit a much wider range of cards, and Thoughtseize hits anything at the cost of life. This means that you don't need to worry about keeping hands with a variation of the discard spells, since there will be more relevant match ups for your discard.
Also, perhaps look at some more cheap threats. Gisela, the Broken Blade is a pretty good beater, Restoration Angel lets you save a creature from removal similarly to Shalai but also can just be flashed in to beat down after you untap. Resolute Archangel is very slow for the format, being a 7 mana 4/4. On Serra's Wings is also not very good, being four mana for an aura which only serves to make your creatures, which already should be winning, better.
-2 Shalai -1 Resolute Archangel -2 On Serra's Wings
+2 Gisela, the Broken Blade +2 Restoration Angel +1 Land would help the deck a bit.
1 day ago
I really really like this deck, all off the shadow creatures fit nicely with Stronghold Overseer. All that I would suggest is cards like Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek to make sure all that great stuff won't get interrupted.
1 day ago
Courser of Kruphix feels really out of place. Without fetches the lifegain feels insignificant (and honestly unreliable as a 1-off) to trade for broadcasting your every draw with it. Since you're all in on the Siege Rhino, maybe run Thoughtseize if you can afford it, or maybe Inquisition of Kozilek to hit more treats with your hand shred.
2 days ago
2 days ago
This looks like it should just be a standard deck, as out of the 75 only 7 aren't standard legal. Cloudshift could be replaced with Blossoming Defense, Artic Flats could be replaced with Tranquil Expanse, and Archangel of Tithes could be replaced with more Lyras or Angel of Sanctions/Angel of Invention.
If you want to keep it as a modern deck, better lands Sunpetal Grove Stirring Wildwood Shambling Vent Caves of Koilos, along with better discard Inquisition of Kozilek, and some Baneslayer Angels.
Overall, Oketra's Monument and Lifecrafter's Bestiary seem too slow for modern and do little in the deck in standard. Cutting them to go up some lands and removal/discard seems correct.
3 days ago
I love this idea! I actually began building a Dragon-based Modern deck when I started getting into the format and this looks a lot like where I started. I was initially on the RB plan since I had played a similar build in standard and Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury and her command were both fun cards to play. I personally found the Black to be pretty slow in my local meta. Nowadays I'm on this list using Green for ramp. Having the speedy option and having some relevant turn-one plays seemed like a strong option after some testing. Maybe there's a place for a Jund build?
On your maybeboard, Stormbreath Dragon is surprisingly resilient. I'm running all four in my build - try it out! If you're committed to Black, some number of one-mana hand disruption spells is probably correct. It's worthy finding the right balance between Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek. Fearsome Awakening is way too slow. I found Haven of the Spirit Dragon gives you some of that utility in your mana base.
3 days ago
Discard is fun but its pretty overrated in my opinion. If you get Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek in your opening hand sure, you can set yourself up. But mid or late game when your opponent already has a stacked board, its not going to be super helpful. Also popularity of decks in the metagame is based on actual results, the percentages of decks that post solid results in tournaments. So yea, I'll go with "popular" over your personal opinion any day. I'm not going to change the colors of this deck, so if thats your goal, take off cause it's not going to happen.
3 days ago
"popular" does not equal "better". lots of things can be re-used with snapcaster mage, that quite frankly provide more control than a Lightning Bolt or Lightning Helix. things like Terminate, Fatal Push, Cast Down, Thoughtseize, or Inquisition of Kozilek. wanna know what makes it even funnier? the ONLY card you mentioned that can't be used in esper or grixis, is the Lightning Helix. every single other card you mentioned can still be used in esper or grixis colors, thus those examples destroyed your own argument.