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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
4 hours ago
Seems like a fun deck! But why no playset of Rageblood Shaman? It is probably the most important card of the deck and you could easily switch it with 2 Neheb, the Worthy. Neheb is a legendary creature so 4 copies might be too much, and the +1/+1 of rageblood feels more stable than the conditional +2/+0 that Neheb grants.
In black/red, you have a lot of good non-creature options. You already play the most important one (bolt), but also consider Terminate and/or Fatal Push. Fatal Push is awesome, but requires fetches so you can trigger revolt yourself, so you might want to add Bloodstained Mire. Fetches are probably the best lands in modern, so they are great for your deck in general and triggering Fatal Push is just a nice extra. Only problem with fetchlands is that they are not so cheap.
Other good options are Mutavault and Cavern of Souls. Especially cavern works well in a tribal deck like this one, but they come with a high price tag. For the sideboard, you can consider Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize.
10 hours ago
I'm assuming the 1-ofs of like 100,000 different things are an attempt to insert more ways to deal with more things, so that you can have 62 cards that can deal with everything. Don't do that. Your draws, with this many 1- and 2-ofs and more than 60 cards, has incredibly inconsistent draws. If you want to make an Abzan midrange list, make it a midrange list, not a do-everything toolbox list. Establish a strong base of about 5 different creatures and run no less than 2 of each. If I were you, I'd make it Noble Hierarch, Siege Rhino, Voice of Resurgence, Loxodon Smiter, and either Anafenza, the Foremost or Kitchen Finks. Cut Undying Evil and Cloudshift. Those don't contribute anything towards what a true midrange list wants to do. Shrink your removal suite down to some combination of Abrupt Decay, Fatal Push, and Path to Exile, and choose between Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize for disruption. Don't try to run them both in small numbers. Your best planeswalker options are Sorin, Solemn Visitor, Liliana of the Veil, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, and Garruk Relentless Flip. If I were you, I'd pick ONE AND ONLY ONE of them to run as a 3-of AT THE MOST. Get rid of Isolated Chapel, Woodland Cemetery, and Sunpetal Grove. Keep it at Shocks, Fetches, two to three basics, and MAYBE ONE COPY of Gavony Township. If you want, You could probably run ONE COPY of ONE of the manlands, but not all three. They always enter tapped, which is a huge disadvantage in this format.
Believe me, my first attempt at a modern deck was a bit like this. But it was inconsistent and it had too much going on. Look at some established Abzan Midrange lists for inspiration and guidance. Read the primers. Learn from the winning lists. And don't EVER underestimate the value of a) running a full 4 of a card and b) keeping your deck at 60 cards.
22 hours ago
Good looking deck.
The sideboard plan is really ballsy. I definitely like it, but at the same time I'll bet that after some testing you'll settle on one of the two colors, rather than both, as a splash. Even a friendly Blood Moon will hurt your curve noticeably with all of the in casting costs.
My instincts say that the white splash will be a better fit, but keep on testing, and props to you for trying something different. Good luck!
1 day ago
Perhaps the 2 Dryad Militant for 2 copies of Tidehollow Sculler? I think that Militant is a good card, but perhaps better in the sideboard in case you have to face things like Lingering Souls or Snapcaster Mage.
In my opinion, discard is never a bad thing in any matchup. Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize remove all kind of threats, whether creatures or non-creature spells, so it is good against aggro, control and basically anything in between. I would probably say that they work best against midrange decks like jund or abzan because Inquisition of Kozilek alone is capable of removing their biggest threats (Tarmogoyf, Liliana of the Veil and Grim Flayer). Kinda depends on your local meta too.
1 day ago
Some initial thoughts...
You also probably want more/better zombies and less of a mishmash of creatures, plus more creatures overall - 24 seems about right. Lord of the Accursed, Diregraf Colossus, and Metallic Mimic are all fine. Relentless Dead is really good. Geralf's Messenger, Gravecrawler, Cryptbreaker, Dread Wanderer are worth considering. Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is cool. Look at some of the Standard and Modern lists out there for more ideas.
Some Liliana planeswalkers would fit.
I think spells like Dark Salvation and Stir the Sands are too expensive to run 7 total. Dark Salvation is better I think, so maybe drop the Stir the Sands? Too many of the artifacts too I think - maybe one of each? Liliana's Mastery is good.
1 day ago
If you haven't played in twenty years, but want to have an effective budget modern deck, you should probably check out the U/G (Blue/ Green) Infect strategy. Glistener Elf, Blighted Agent, and buffs. It works very well. B/G (Black/ Green) Infect is also a good option since you can use cards like Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek to determine what your opponent might do early in the game.
This deck looks surprisingly strong for what it is, but it lacks the utility that you'll find in modern tiered decks. You might substitute Momir Vig, Simic Visionary for a card like Abundant Growth. It'll cut the cost of the deck and give you an extra draw card spell that can fix mana since you aren't running fetch lands. It's also very budget friendly.
1 day ago
well Wall of Omens would help smooth out my curve since I don't have enough 2 drops, so that's definitely something to consider. I feel like the "stop them" side of the deck is already pretty good. I did cut the Anger of the Gods recently so it might be weak to certain things like Eldrazi tokens or some random thopter deck or something, but with 8 targeted discards I can probably strip their hand of problem cards a good percentage of the time anyways.
I think it's a good idea and it works in the build, interesting to see a guy across the world come up with the same deck plan. I don't know if I'm convinced I need it though. The Platinum Emperion brick walls a lot of aggressive strategies, leaving them dead in the water until they topdeck a Path to Exile. It just seems hard to find 4 more slots when I've already shaved so many other places (3 Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek instead of 4, no more maindeck Anger of the Gods, etc.). I'm not convinced Liliana of the Veil is "bad" here either, certainly less good than in some decks but still good against control and at least an expensive removal spell against aggro.
2 days ago
I also like to comment on the discard spells and what GeminiSpartanX said. You definitely play a more midrange-oriented deck and not a full aggro abzan build, so there is no reason not to play at least some Inquisition of Kozilek mainboard. If you look at other abzan midrange builds, they all play inquisition, and sometimes even Thoughtseize, mainboard. Even if inquisition is 'rotting' in your hand, and you play it on turn 3 or later, I don't understand why this is bad? Late game doesn't mean that your opponent won't draw things like Liliana of the Veil, Tarmogoyf or Snapcaster Mage for you to remove with discard spells, right?
Also, you don't always have mana dorks in your opening hand, so if you play more 1-cost cards like inquisition, your chances of doing something on turn 1 grow exponential. In a fast format like modern, this is crucial.