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Mind Twist Discussion
1 week ago
Honestly, that kind of strategy is pretty tame in our play group. In that scenario, a discard strategy puts a huge target on my back, so I have to win quickly or I'll die.
Thank you for the suggestions! I agree that one-offs like Black Cat just don't do enough, unless I could clone/recur it a thousand times. I don't know if it's possible to clone something in B/R, but now you've got me thinking about it. Blade of Selves perhaps? I'm not sure what else off the top of my head.'
1 week ago
Mass discard is a "mean" strategy, and I think you may have built this list afraid to be the villain. It looks like you tried to hybrid an aggressive deck and a cruel control deck, and those don't really work together. First thing I would do is slow down the deck, and put in more longevity.
A lot of your discard is low-impact. Black Cat, for example, only makes one opponent discard once. Why not play, for example, Hypnotic Specter, which can hit multiple times. In addition, I would add things that benefit off of discard, like Liliana's Caress, Sangromancer, Geth's Grimoire, and Waste Not. Symmetrical effects are a little harder to build around, but things like Sire Of Insanity, Oppression, and Bottomless Pit can really get your job done faster. Notion Thief can prevent your opponents from refilling their hand, and Torment of Hailfire is a good finisher from HOU.
In addition, Tymaret already wants you to have tokens, so I would beef up that sub-theme, adding things like Ophiomancer and Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder. Tokens would keep you alive longer, and would allow you to play things like Sadistic Hypnotist and Mind Slash. If you have fodder lying around a lot, Pox and Death Cloud hurt you a lot less than your opponents.
A cruel control theme is not an easy way to make friends at the table, but playing a lot of spite cards can make people reluctant to attack you. Mind Twisting for 7 or having Attrition on the board will stick with people (and, if your budget is bigger, No Mercy).
2 weeks ago
Nice deck. I would run Leyline of the Void main deck. It is really powerful in both discard and mill decks. Most commander decks have some kind of graveyard interaction which you can then annihilate + it functions really well with Ill-Gotten Gains which then becomes an advantage entirely for you. I would remove Ghirapur Orrery from the deck, which I don't really get? Doesn't it help your opponents a lot, or is there some kind of plan to it?
4 weeks ago
DarkLaw I think it looks interesting at least because it says "nonland" casting this after a boardwipe essentially means 3 times X dmg. Having everyone at zero cards in hand isn't too hard to achieve in a mono b deck either, with stuff like Delirium Skeins, Bottomless Pit, Mind Twist, Necrogen Mists...I think I'll try it in my deck with Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed
1 month ago
1 month ago
Telepathy could work as glasses #2
1 month ago
I agree that they should have only been Spells, no creatures or artifacts. Also the lack of green invocations was disturbing. To break it down:
White cards: 7
Blue cards: 11
Black cards: 6
Red cards: 3
Green cards: 1 (The God)
If you count the gold cards, Green gets an additional 1 card, white gets an additional 1, and black gets 2 more.
This brings us a total of 30 cards. I kind of wish they were evenly spread out, each color getting an even amount.
Below is a list of what I would have made the invocations be and this list does include alot of the invocations that were already made. Additionally this list is made to have all the colors get equal representation. Additionally this is just an opinion. Here we go by color:
Blue (This is the only color, for obvious reasons, that I didn't add any cards to, but rather subtracted from):
Black (I almost just subtracted down to 5 like blue, but Mind Twist always felt a bit disappointing for me as an invocation, and was cut [remember this is all just opinions and fun times]):
Green (This one took some work):
Gold (While not totally even, I tried to represent colors fairly):
What do other people think? Hows my list?