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Whenever Liliana's Reaver deals combat damage to a player, that player discards a card and you put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield tapped.
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Heyo bogieman145, sadly I don't need Hero's Downfall so much anymore, and I traded one of my Murderous Redcap as well. But how about a different trade? I am looking to put a pair of Trostani, Selesnya's Voice into my Green/White Populate Deck, and you have a pair listed, so how about we trade like this?
2x Trostani, Selesnya's Voice Total: 4.78
If you want, pick something else you'd like to make up the difference, otherwise I am happy as a clam about this, been wanting them Trostani for a while. Let me know what you think, and thanks!
TheGreatLiar... You are absolutely correct. I was noticing through my play testing that card draw was becoming an issue. As a result I have added Read the Bones and Sign in Blood . Two great cards that I wanted to incorporate into the deck, and their time has come! Read the Bones solely for my benefit and Sign in Blood works both ways. If I need cards I use it on me, if I have managed to get opponent down to 0 cards, and I have a Mind Rot available, I can sting him and get benefit from Waste Not .
As I have mentioned previously, I am trying my hardest to stay away from turning this into a mild Rakdos discard deck. I will admit I like your deck and after checking it out, Recycling for the Living Impaired going that way certainly would make my deck more aggressive. But I am going to hold fast and am determined to make this mono-black a winner.
As for Liliana's Reaver , he stays. I understand your point, but I am confident that his lack of evasion won't be that much of an issue. I say this because if the deck is played the way it should be, I won't have to worry about his minor deficiencies.
I love the deck. Running a rakdos discard right now. I feel the biggest problem with the deck is it's inconsistent. Waste not, and shrieking affliction, plus discard spells is awesome. But you need card draw to ensure that you're getting the parts you need. I'm currently running it with 3x Sign in Blood and 2x Read the Bones .I don't think the Black Cat does enough for you in the early game. And it does nothing at all late. Also, I've dropped Liliana's Reaver in large part because of the complete lack of evasion. I feel it's running a lot smoother since these changes. The deck is at Recycling for the Living Impaired if you want to look for comparisons sake. Granted, it's Rakdos instead of mono-black, but it might be useful.
A few changes once again. Have play tested it several times and I am quite pleased with the outcome.
Liliana's Reaver is a great card. The synergy it has with Waste Not is very noticeable. And I am liking the playability of Cruel Sadist . She grows quite fast and I can essentially "bestow" onto Desecration Demon or Liliana's Reaver and really fatten them up. Almost feels like overkill when I do that. From my playtests, most of the time, I have them at sever disadvantage by turn 3-4 and the game is usually well in hand by turn 7-9. If the right cards come out, that is.
As soon as I can get to an FNM I am going to put this deck to work. I don't think there is much more I can do, this is the best I can make it, unless I cave in and decide to splash some colour. Which I do not want to do. Mono-black all the way!!!!
since you have the urza lands, Expedition Map could be interesting
i would personally cut a few artifacts for more zombies or cantrips. Grim Return could be insanely cute with grimgrin into play.
a few good creatures coming to mind are- Archdemon of Unx - Coffin Queen - Corpse Harvester - Death Baron - Dread Slaver - Drakestown Forgotten - Fleshbag Marauder (really sexy with grave pact effects)- Graveborn Muse (could replace the phyrexian arena/rhystic study)- Havengul Lich - Lord of the Undead - Liliana's Reaver - Necromancer's Stockpile - Plaguebearer could be very sexy with spare mana- Soulless One - Vengeful Dead (great grimgrin synergy)
since you plan on sacrificing all your dudes, Dark Prophecy would likely find a place hereand since it costs three black mana, why not add everyone's favorite zombie : Gary.
i think you have plenty of tutors without the Planar Portal , and the mass draw from the blue sun's doesn't seem relevant to mee, considering you'll have to pull off 3 blue from your secondary color. Moreover, rather than the Coldsteel Heart of the Khalni Gem , i would go for the Dimir Signet or the Talisman of Dominance . (i believe there is also a sapphire diamond ).
i love the Whip of Erebos and i think the deck as a whole could benefit of it.
I feel like you don't have a lot of kill spells. The discard deck I run is Rakdos and it contains a playset of Hero's Downfall plus 2 Dreadbore . Also, there are 3 Doom Blade s in the sideboard. I understand your reasoning behind Black Cat and Brain Maggot , but I feel your approach is too slow.
An ideal starting hand for my deck:2 Thoughtseize, 1 Waste Not, 1 Shrieking Affliction, 1 Duress, 1 Mind Rot and drawing into another swamp.
T1: Swamp, Thoughtseize.T2. Swamp, Waste Not.T3. Swamp, Thoughtseize, Duress. Waste Not gets activated twice, probably resulting in me getting 2 2/2 creatures. T4: Mountain, Shrieking Affliction, Mind Rot. From here on out the game is yours.
Brain Maggot is cool but gives them back their card once he dies which doesn't benefit you in any way. Black Cat and Drainpipe Vermin are also cool but are really one trick pony's that don't benefit you later on.Corpse Blockade comboed with Cat and Vermin I understand, but I wouldn't want to rely on that.
Some cards to consider would be Pack Rat , Deathrite Shaman (for its second ability), Liliana's Reaver , Lifebane Zombie for your sideboard, and splashing red for the likes of Rakdos's Return , Anger of the Gods , Dreadbore . and Mizzium Mortars . Aggro is our worst enemy, and as of right now I wouldn't say you have a substantial answer to it.
Check out my deck if you feel inclined and would like to give suggestions and feedback and +1! Goodbye Hand, Hello Victory
I think you may want to consider adding a couple more creatures into this deck. I agree with jchudz about Master of the Feast . In my deck, I run 4x Desecration Demon , 3x Liliana's Reaver and 2x Pack Rat , although I may substitute the Pack Rat for Deathrite Shaman . Here is my deck if you want to take a look------> Goodbye Hand, Hello Victory (3-1 at FNM). You should definitely consider Mind Rot as well and may side out the Doom Blade for 2x Dreadbore . Doom Blade should be a sideboard card. Also, the only reason I would ever consider using Master of the Feast is if I was running Tormented Thoughts . Just food for thought.
|Power / Toughness||4/3|
|Avg. draft pick||2.18|
|Avg. cube pick||1.70|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|