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- Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
- Target player discards a card.
- Destroy target artifact.
- Kolaghan's Command deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
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Kolaghan's Command Discussion
1 day ago
Unfortunately, Rakdos does not handle enchantments well, and I can't think of anything that'd help at the moment.
I'd also suggest cutting back on the lands a bit. You definitely don't need that many. Blood Crypt would be another good hybrid land though.
3 days ago
And Sign in Blood is not bad in builds like this, you can either use it to draw 2 or to make the opponent loose 2 life.
3 days ago
I like the deck, so +1 from me, here are my suggestions.
Replace Imperial Mask with either Ivory Mask or Witchbane Orb (I'd suggest Mask because it is an enchantment, and thus not as weak to Kolaghan's Command. Both cards are better and cost less which is what you want since you can't really play leyline on a budget.
I don't know what meta you are going for here, but Eidolon of Rhetoric is great against decks like Storm.
I personally think you could play a Stony Silence or two and still be under budget, but if not it's all good.
5 days ago
The thing about Modern is unless you're playing a monocolored deck you can't really get away with using all basic lands and expect good results. If you have anything resembling a budget, the place I recommend starting is finding the cheapest fetch lands in your colors, possibly trading up, and getting ahold of a set of the fast lands and shock lands. In plain terms you'd at least want 4 each of Bloodstained Mire, Blackcleave Cliffs and Blood Crypt. In interest of working on a budget I'll mention Dragonskull Summit isn't the best dual land but it did just get reprinted. Yes... Modern unfortunately has a pretty steep buy-in, mostly in lands, but once you have them they'll be used in many, many future projects.
Now... Where to start with your card choices? I understand and can very much see this is a work in progress, so I'll just be honest with you and say most of these are just... kinda bad, no offense.
Okay, I'll list off some better choices with synergy: you have Falkenrath Gorger. That's a step in the right direction. Next up I'd take a look at the following cards: Stromkirk Condemned, Stromkirk Captain. These two plus Gorger lets your guys get huge fast and makes them significantly harder to kill in combat, especially since off of Gorger you can flash in Captain as you're attacking so your Gorger and Condemned are suddenly a pair of 4 power first strike fatties on turn 3. The next two are Bloodghast and Asylum Visitor. Both are good discard options with or without Gorger and Visitor is 3 power for 2 CMC, and also a pseudo Dark Confidant if you play her correctly. Almost literally everything this deck could want in a 2 drop. The next two are beaters that function as discard outlets to keep the flow of your deck running steady: Heir of Falkenrath and Smuggler's Copter. Yes, a vehicle. I recommend Heir to anyone who can't afford Liliana of the Veil. It's a cheaper and much more aggressive way to discard, besides being a 2 mana version of Delver of Secrets for vamps.
Those enchantments are terrible. Call the Bloodline is my pick for the worst vampire support card in existence that's not Feast of Blood (that card is all kinds of terrible). For your noncreatures, it's your call in regard to draw spells but I'd only keep Faithless Looting at most. For removal, you want mostly generic stuff. Try and trade for a set of Fatal Push, Lightning Bolt and Terminate, then mix/match them as your meta dictates. Kolaghan's Command if you can get one might be useful as a one-of. It's not a great card but for flavor/support you can play around with Urge to Feed as well.
After all is said and done, with any space you have left, you can try to squeeze in as many Vampire Nocturnus, Gatekeeper of Malakir, Gifted Aetherborn, Vampire Nighthawk, or Olivia, Mobilized for War as you want. I like the idea of a one-of Captivating Vampire if most of your guys are small. You could main or even side Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and Olivia Voldaren, both of which are strong enough to side or sometimes main in non-vampire meta decks. Kalastria Highborn or Viscera Seer can be okay insurance cards if you're fearing a boardwipe.
I think the most important thing I'll tell you here is that too many discard outlets is bad. Don't fret too much about madness or not, you have gorger, and if you can save up for bloodghast/visitor you should be fine. You don't wanna be casting your killspells at sorcery speed too often. This is why if you can only take one Bolt is better than Fiery Temper.
1 week ago
Take a look at Archenemy 2.0 Volume 1: Bolas. It's some MEAN control for pretty budget. Just cut Kolaghan's Command and Fatal Push for maybe Doom Blade, Anticipate, or Ultimate Price. Other than that, just redo the mana base.
1 week ago
Dismember doesn't belong in black. It's basically a removal spell meant to be played in everything else ironically enough. If you're going black-red, you have access to a TON of better removal than what you have here. Fatal Push is among the best cards in Modern, as is Lightning Bolt, as is Terminate. I assume your budget is too low for Liliana 3 mana variants or Kolaghan's Command or Collective Brutality? Well, even without Liliana you can create a pretty cheap engine with Falkenrath Gorger, Stromkirk Condemned, Asylum Visitor, Bloodghast, Stromkirk Captain and Smuggler's Copter. You'd be so much quicker and more effective if you just ran these guys, and the only money card in there is 'ghast. Maybe toss in like Vampire Nocturnus, Captivating Vampire or Sanctum Seeker if you want more lords, or Heir of Falkenrath if you want extra beaters. Olivia, Mobilized for War could go in the deck too. There's an older engine that used Viscera Seer, Bloodghast, Kalastria Highborn and/or Blood Artist if you wanna try the Aristocrats route. Aside from Nocturnus, that engine now has Falkenrath Aristocrat and Voldaren Pariah Flip to play with.
1 week ago
APPLE01DOJ: Thanks, though I work at UPSs main hub, so those long downtimes are sandwiched between hours of blue-collar insanity.. lol..
In the original form of the deck, I had put in dual lands to splash for Cranial Plating & Vector Asp, but took them out to keep it strictly mono-colored, and more consistent as a result.. What would you suggest I cut for Signal Pest?
1 week ago
1# using artifact creatures in modern if a very dangerous place to be. They are hit by both all the creature, and all the artifact removal in existence.
For example: Ancient Grudge, Kolaghan's Command, Shattering Spree... etc. - these spells are more than able to clear your side of the board for very low mana costs.
What is even worse is that infect creatures (without innate evasion, or the pump spells) are unable to win combat, against creatures of the same cmc.
2# Either play boggles or don't, going halfway with Ethereal armor is a recipe for disaster.
If you ask me about white infect, i would say that the best option is probably to play all the best "gain protection from choosen color" spells in white, maybe with the added Isochron Scepter, for free wins - when itsenchanted with something strong like Path to Exile, Angel's Grace or just good old Emerge Unscathed - which gives your creature protection for always