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1 week ago
I've been building a similar deck, http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/the-gate-modern-4/
-I ran Desecration demon aswell when I first began building it, but usually got trampled by go-wide strats. Abyssal Persecutor is an awesome card with all the removal you're carrying it's easy to sac him to a gatekeeper or something.
-Funeral Charm is an awesome card for this type of deck, especially once youre able to get an Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, you're able to have instant speed discard, removal, or sneak a few points of damage in with swampwalking or buff your creatures.
-I would replace mutilate with Languish and probably move it over to the side, you're pretty overstocked on removal often a sweeper shouldn't be a big deal.
-Nihil Spellbomb is great budget GY hate for black.
-Pithing Needle is awesome against resolved planeswalkers and other activated effects like manlands.
-Vampire Hexmage is great aggresive planeswalker hate
-Pack Rat is a nice win con that dodges removal and plays with your board wipes
-Runechanter's Pike works pretty awesome if you have enough card draw to get through and dump a bunch of sorceries
Hope this helped keep rocking the mono black!
3 weeks ago
Consider these swaps:
Some number of Pulse of Murasa could also be helpful if early game rushes are a problem. Maybe for 1 or 2 between Vessel and Grapple.
Sideboard should be where enchantment/artifact hate goes (2-3 is a good number, Naturalize is efficient, cheap, and good enough for most situations). Consider for sideboard a pair of Languish for go-wide strategies, and some exile removal for go-tall hard-to-remove strategies.
Vraska's Contempt alternatives: I think planeswalkers will be hard for the deck to deal with, unless creatures are chained efficiently, so making sure your removal hits planeswalkers is a good idea. Some alternatives to Doom Blade are: Hero's Downfall, To the Slaughter, Never / Return).
3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for the help JKRice. I've actually not really looked at this deck in a while, and definitely see some improvements I can make.
Your advice on the mana base is very appreciated, and I can definitely afford on improving it over a period of time, but I will probably upgrade it on here all at once. I am thinking using four of the on-color fetches, as well as the fast lands and shock lands.
As for tutors, I plan on cutting Diabolic Tutor for obvious reasons, and will probably drop to two copies of Beseech the Queen. I think faithless looting does a very good job here, and I could consider adding a Liliana of the Veil to the mainboard instead of either a Fatal Push or Lightning Bolt, and likely a Chromatic Sphere as well. I have tested a Bitter Ordeal in the mainboard, and it did not feel extraordinarily important, as few decks in my meta run anything that would make me feel like Grapeshot is not the better choice here.
As for the sideboard, Damnation is very expensive, and while I own one, I think that a more budget option like Languish could work better for duplicate copies, at least until I can afford more. I will probably run Fulminator Mage over a few copies of Crumble to Dust, and might eventually look in to a few copies of Engineered Explosives.
Once again, many thanks, I really appreciate it.
4 weeks ago
I do have a few questions for you, to start, what are your opinions on Find / Finality from Guilds of Ravnica? It grinds hard and acts as a pump + Languish when necessary, few sweepers in these colors has also been sweet when not used as a sweeper, secondly, Duress in the board feels like a worse Collective Brutality, because of the 6 pieces of 1-drop hand-disruption mainboard, and the added lifegain and removal when necessary for the matchups you'd rather not go from 6-7/8 hand disruption cards.
4 weeks ago
In my version of this deck I would run some copies of Daring Apprentice, Nighthowler instead of Mortivore. Ideas Unbound would give you another draw/discard-option. And finally I would put some mass destruction in there (e.g. Languish) to get rid of opponents creatures and yours to trigger the win condition faster.
1 month ago
Have you considered using the new Knight of Autumn card? I feel like it would be more versatile than Quasali Pridemate in most situations. Also I feel like you could use a good sweeper in the sideboard, such as Damnation or Languish . All in all it looks like a good budget option and can be upgraded into a very powerful shell. I also run a delirium based Abzan build, and you are on a good track.
1 month ago
Nice list. Your deck might enjoy running Dragon Breath as it's free haste and fire-breathing for your commander. If I were you I'd also run Terminate over Doom Blade. Crux of Fate also goes pretty well given your commander is a dragon which would probably hit more of your opponent's creatures than Languish. Commander's Sphere is good but Dragon's Hoard would work better since you could draw more cards with it without losing the mana rock to do so. Grasp of Fate is another good card that you could replace Banishing Light with. You should also replace Cruel Edict with Diabolic Edict as that card can be played at instant speed.