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|Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis (DDR)||Uncommon|
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Land — Swamp
(: Add to your mana pool.)
Leechridden Swamp enters the battlefield tapped.
, : Each opponent loses 1 life. Activate this ability only if you control two or more black permanents.
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Leechridden Swamp Discussion
5 hours ago
yeah, I like the idea of being able to proc Leechridden Swamp more than once. It entering tapped isn't the greatest but I think the black mana and ability make up for it overall. Thanks!
22 hours ago
1 month ago
One of the things I noticed right away was the use of NON-Basic Lands, that kinda sorta have a negative effect in that when they enter the BF, they do so tapped unless you give up -2 Life...I don't really understand the idea behind this strategy, although I've seen it employed many, many times in Modern play. It makes some sense if your playing a "Death Shadow" hand, but why not use cards like, Thornwood Falls, Dismal Backwater, or Jungle Hollow which at least give you +1 Life to make up for coming in tapped. Also take a look at Leechridden Swamp it offers the opportunity to inflect -1 Life on your opponent.
I know this is off the topic and I apologize for it, but I was looking at the synergy between Felhide Petrifier and Rageblood Shaman awhile back and was thinking about creating a R/B Minotaur army for Modern...might be a hoot. It could be pretty killy.
2 months ago
First of all I'd suggest immediately cutting the Infectious Horrors, Diamond Mare, Urgoros, Skymarch Bloodletter and Knight of Malice - these don't really seem to fit (especially as one-ofs). Since you're playing Dark Ritual three is definitely a magic number and you should get some more threatening creatures here, at the very least another two copies of Geralf's Messenger and perhaps three Vampire Nighthawks. Your other creature slots have lots of options depending on how you want to use Kalitas and other powerful creatures. If you keep the broodlord then you want more cheaper vampires like Gatekeeper of Malakir or Gifted Aetherborn (with their built-in abilities allowing you to free up spell slots); while swapping your Liliana to her "of the Dark Realms" incarnation and adding playsets of Leechridden Swamp and Korlash, Heir to Blackblade would build on the "lands matter" subtheme Ob Nixilis, the Fallen plus the Blackblade have in common. Leechriddens have won me games. Speaking of mana, I wouldn't bother with the Jungle Hollows: this is Legacy, so if they're only there to enable flashback on one card you're probably better off with basics as they'll always come in untapped and have synergy with other cards like Corrupt and Mutilate. For Kalitas, the first thing that comes to mind here is Call the Bloodline plus any of the many graveyard-castable zombies (e.g. Gravecrawler) plus Blade of the Bloodchief/Eternal Thirst to maximize those counters. Plus maybe Grave Pact? Finally, here's the obligatory link to_my_mono-black legacy deck: The Discard Dominatrix, which might give you some ideas even if it's based more around discarding. Hope that helps!
3 months ago
5 months ago
There are many ways to build mono black, and there aren't many different cards that I can suggest that haven't been included in your maybe list. Typical builds of mono black that has had some success in modern include Zombies or Vampires. The deck formula is usually the same. ~22 lands, ~26 creatures (8 1-drops, 8 2-drops, 6 3-drop, 4 4+ drops), and ~12 disruption spells consisting of discard and removal. Some problems I see with your current deck is that the curve doesn't flow as your lowest creature CMC is 3 and you would only have about a 17% chance to have one in hand by turn three. Another problem with mono black is that it runs out of gas compared to other colors, your current build has only 2 draw spells (and not a great one at that).
If i was to build i would try out something like this: Creatures (in order or preference):
Shadow Alley Denizen - makes other creatures difficult to block (worse against other black deck matchups)
Typhoid Rats - unfavorable to block, trades favorably on defense late game
Hex Parasite - Usual for removing counters / killing plainswalkers (Meta Choice)
Gifted Aetherborn - Vampires - difficult to block, gains life, good on defense
3 - drops (6): Vampire Nighthawk is the best option in the three spot and should be a 4x of.
if building zombies you have other options, usually they use the 3 spot for lords DeathBaron ($), Diregraf Colossus, or Lord of the Accursed (budget) pumps and makes blocking harder.
Geralf's Messenger can remove 4 life without even attacking, trades favorably once and gets bigger - downside is the coming into play tapped. or Plague Belcher which is good if you have a gravecrawler to target the negative counters.
4+ Drops (4): These are you finishers, if budget is not an option than Phyrexian Obliterator is the choice.
Vampires the choice is Vampire Nocturnus
For your removal package you need to think about a balance that supports your deck. If you are playing aggro with creatures that have recursion than hand disruption that targets instants and sorceries are weak. I would focus on creature removal with high kill spells and Harsh Scrutiny. If your creatures are weak to removal or have high amounts of evasion then the protect package Duress would be better. Obviously cards like Thoughtseize which targets both is better, but stick to one type that best suites the deck you build and place the other type in the sideboard.
For lands I would cut to 22, they can be all swamps but you can try out cards like Leechridden Swamp/Piranha Marsh/Desert of the Glorified/Ifnir Deadlands/Scavenger Grounds (meta choice) or Terramorphic Expanse/Canyon Slough/Fetid Pools if speed isn't too important
5 months ago
Thank you and you are wellcome jgc10.
When I started to play mtg I had a 8-rack (The Rack) deck and sometimes I used Nyxathid. Was great but was a discard-deck. So as your deck has discards but isn't your focus Nyxathid will be a 5/5 or 4/4 for 3 mana.
Comparing with other creatures you use, nyxathid does not seem to be a good choice, as you would probably take another vampire for him, which would generate disadvantages as mana cost increases and kalitas have one less creature to sacrifice.
6 months ago
Also add Leechridden Swamp, since you want to be black heavy.