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Memoricide Discussion

Lumek on Budget Mono Black Hand Distruption

5 days ago

Agree with Xacia. I play Lost Legacy in my deck and basically it's just a cheaper Memoricide. Nonartifact isn't problem at all and rarely opponent draws a card.

APPLE01DOJ on 8-Rack

1 month ago

Mana looks good, SB could use some work.


Illness in the Ranks or Virulent Plague for tokens

Memoricide or Torpor Orb for combo?

Grafdigger's Cage for COCO decks

Sudden Spoiling for Bogles & Zoo

Contaminated Ground for Eldrazi, Merfolk, & Tron.

Pithing Needle for planeswalkers and fetches

Demon's Horn for Burn & Mirrors

Ensnaring Bridge for all creature decks

ghoul_Legion on

3 months ago

Kinda budget:

You need 4x Thought-Knot Seer

3-4x Reality Smasher


Dismember instead of Diabolic Tutor

Non Budget:1x Wurmcoil Engine

1x Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger

2-3x Karn Liberated

2 All Is Dust

4x Walking Ballista

What you should remove:I'm a big fan of Memoricide and Sadistic Sacrament but most of the time it's not usefull in most games.

Silent Skimmer

Watchers of the Dead

Diabolic Tutor

Battle at the Bridge is fine but Dismember is better

Dash Hopes will never do what you want it to do.

Doom Blade should be Fatal Push or budget Go for the Throat depending on your local meta

Hope this helps!

MisterMuffin21 on Turn 2 9/9 Flying Trample, Turn 3 Win

4 months ago

Yeah, forgot it had to be black creature for the sacrifice cost. oh well!

Yeah, I'm actually quite shocked tha the Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots aren't more played. Be warned however, they can spot remove your demon in response to you equipping the boots, but after that you're safe.

Yeah, I'd cut a Tragic Slip, probably go 4 push + 2 slip. You could also go for Disfigure, but I think you can trigger morbid quite easily enough to warrant running slip instead.

As for the sideboard, I'd suggest Duress to annoy control and prevent spot removal. Go for the Throat is also an option if there's not a lot of affinity in your meta. Pithing Needle is also a classic, and black as access to very good card to combat combo decks: Memoricide or maybe Stain the Mind in your case since you can convoke most of it and you creature can be sacrificed even if tapped.

Also, I don't know how deep your budget is, but if you have a few shekels to spare, or that your playgroup/card store allows proxies, Bitterblossom would be Grade-A in you deck.

GoodLuckGuy on We will suck you dry!

5 months ago

I've been staring at this list for 3 hours now, I got some opinions.

I'm running off the assumption that this is a budget build, so I'll spare you the classic "wHy ArE yOu NoT rUnNiNg ThOuGhTsEiZe!?"

I'm starting with your sideboard since it clearly needs help and nobody else seems to be bothering with it. Generally, you slot cards in your sideboard to help take care of certain matchups, mono-black has some trouble with this but there are still plenty of budget options in modern.

Consider running one or two board wipes to help you out of a jam. Drown in Sorrow is great against aggro decks and avoids killing most of your 2-3 drop creatures for some nice synergy. Languish can bail you out of grindier matchups and can kill most of the creatures in the format.

Graveyard hate is an important part of every well-designed sideboard, lest you fall victim to graveyard shenanigans. Relic of Progenitus is a staple of this archetype, exiling slow in the early game, and fast in the late game. Scarab Feast can castrate a graveyard quickly and with precision, while Extirpate will make sure you never have to see a dreaded combo piece or removal spell again.

Pithing Needle can turn off some really nasty cards including (but not limited to): Cranial Plating, Tasigur, the Golden Fang, Arcbound Ravager, or literally ANY planeswalker.

Lost Legacy and Memoricide completely end your opponent's chances of casting their game-winning combo.

Finally, no matter how much I pray, Do or Die is not and probably never will be legal in modern.

I like your use of budget hand destruction, I would suggest upgrading Duress to a 4 of, removing creatures from you opponent's hand usually isn't as good getting rid of their answers. Still running some Despises or Harsh Scrutinys in the sideboard could be useful in a Zoo or Tron matchup. But if you really want to step up your T1 hand destruction game, now is the best time to buy some Inquisition of Kozileks; it was just reprinted so they're real cheap.

I highly recommend running more removal (4-7 spells), and getting rid of Essence Extraction; It's just not that good in Modern. Dismember kills pretty much everything in the format outside of a Tron matchup, while Victim of Night is essentially unconditional. I know this deck is budget, but investing in some Fatal Pushes is your best option, they are still fairly affordable and it's the best removal spell in the format, so it's only gonna go up in price if you wait.

On to your creatures; you are playing a dangerous game letting your opponent draw so much with Master of the Feast, more power to ya if you've had success with it, but in my experience, you should never let your opponent draw cards like that. I personally love Bloodlord of Vaasgoth but I have something fun in the next section that might make you replace him. As for Yahenni, Undying Partisan, I don't think it has any place in this deck, it doesn't offer good value for its aristocrat ability and it's not gonna do much until it's been out for a long time.

I know you said you didn't want to go the madness route, but I found some vampires that use it well and will keep you in mono-black.

Voldaren Pariah is one of the most dangerous bombs you could be running in this deck. forcing your opponent to sacrifice three creatures is going to straight-up END most games. I HIGHLY recommend replacing Bloodlord of Vaasgoth for this.

Asylum Visitor can get you some really nice late-game draw condition on a 3/1, she's like Dark Confidant but not $40.

Now I know what you may be thinking: "But GoodLuckGuy, those both have Madness, I don't have anything to enable that!" Well, worry no more you hansom fellow, for their is a vampire tribe lord that does just that, and so much more. I present to you - Stromkirk Condemned. Not only does this let you drop your shiny new vampires for their madness cost, but it also gives late game value to your land and hand destruction top-decks. It is simply the perfect card for the modern man's vampire tribal deck.

Funkydiscogod on The Caress of Death(Magic)

5 months ago

I'm not sure how useful those pinpoint discard spells will be late game. Once the opponent's hand is empty, most of your cards are dead. Some discard cards like Brain Pry can replace themselves once the opponent has an empty hand. Or, something like Call the Bloodline or Pack Rat can make your discard spells do something else once the opponent is empty handed.

Guul Draz Specter and Reality Smasher are some critters that come to mind when I think of discard, but I don't think Reality Smasher is in the budget at all.

Since you're using Liliana's Caress and Abyssal Nocturnus, you might consider Dark Deal to deliver some damage, while still leaving them with cards in hand for a followup Mind Sludge. Don't forget to Dream Salvage or Geth's Grimoire if you do.

Replace your Mind Rot with Stupor, if you can. I'd play Megrim over Liliana's caress, since Megrim can damage opponents' planeswalkers if needed, but that's just personal preference. For removal, I'm a big fan of Devour in Shadow.

Anyway...for your sideboard, Relic of Progenitus or the cheaper Scrabbling Claws to stop those graveyard hijinks. Either Pithing Needle or the cheaper Damping Matrix can stop some activated abilities. I'd put in some Poor Man's Damnation Barter in Blood, Languish or Consume the Meek to stop critter strategies. To break combos, a card like Memoricide or Cranial Extraction.

Max... on a splash of black

5 months ago

I would swap Nekrataal for Shriekmaw and sideboard Memoricide for another All Is Dust.

Some options to consider:

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