Tap, Sacrifice Mishra's Bauble: Look at the top card of target player's library. Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn's upkeep.
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Mishra's Bauble Discussion
1 day ago
Cool concept! Definitely a neat take on the traditional Death's Shadow Aggro deck.
However, i would switch out the play sets of Scavenging Ooze, Noxious Revival, and the two Street Wraith's ,for there are other cards that don't slow down your goal of ultimately casting a decently sized Death's Shadow. Scavenging Oozeis a great sideboard creature against any kind of graveyard deck, however, if the opponent isn't running many creatures then it pretty much does nothing. Noxious Revival is a great spell that can bring back any card from the graveyard, but will cost you a card draw and ultimately slow you down your tempo. Finally, Street Wraith is awesome for a Living End deck, but not so much here. I know that filling in those empty spots with cards that cylce for life and cost phyrexian mana can be tempting, but there are other cards that will provide more upside than just life reduction.
Tarmogoyf is both a great creature early on, as well as late game. Whether you need it on turn 2 as a blocker or later on to swing in for lethal, it is always a reliable creature. I present Tarmogoyf here because of the lack of board presence of creatures I noticed in your deck. Of course there are the Bitterblossom's pumping out early game 1/1 tokens, however they won't be around for long if an opponent drops a Anger of the Gods or any type of board wipe. Tarmogoyf ultimately is a adaptive card throughout the match and can even win you games.
Mishra's Bauble is a smooth 0 cost artifact that will provide you half a scry on either deck, as well as card draw. I know that this isn't the most budget option, but will yield the best results. (budget options may include Memnite or Ornithopter for a 0 cost artifact that could either swing in early for damage or just be a chump blocker)
I will suggest maybe sprinkling in Darkness, this card is basically the same thing as Fog, but black. It's a great "Time Walk" against go-wide creature based decks, and can really hinder the opponents abilities to swing in for lethal. (Both Darkness and Fog work fine, it just depends on your budget as well as your mana base) Darkness is excellent for stalling out go-wide strategies, however isn't a great permanent answer, which leads me to the last and final card.
Damnation! The classic black board wipe that can really set opponents back multiple turns and lead you to victory! Board wipes work well with your deck, since you're not running many creatures. Providing more upside for you than for your opponents.
Here are a few swaps I can think of just off the top of my head.
Ultimately, I will conclude that these are only a few minor card suggestions to your deck, and the key thing here is to focus on what you think best suits your needs and have fun at it! :)
Feel free to ask me any further questions you might have.
Gl Hf, Hoke
1 week ago
I have to agree with Atony1400. Unless you're strapped for cash, there's not a whole lot of reason to not just sit if your cards have gone down in value.
Basically, it's better to be mindful of the value of your cards and to pay attention to spikes. Stuff like Blackcleave Cliffs or Adarkar Wastes were under $2 a few years ago, and have since spiked. The same is true for stuff like Mishra's Bauble, Street Wraith, or Devoted Druid.
Things that appear to have no value can randomly spike due to changes in formats, bannings, or new combos. Hell, my buddy back in high school bought a Show and Tell from the $1 box at a local shop because the card was unplayable until more powerful creatures were printed.
2 weeks ago
I would love to make this deck more budget, but you sacrifice a bit of a competitive edge. The main thing is the mana base. You can get rid of a lot of the fetch lands and Cavern of Souls for some of the "buddy" lands such as Sulfur Falls and Glacial Fortress. Also the deck can be easily run without Snapcaster Mage, just replace with other creatures like Abbot of Keral Keep. Finally, Mishra's Bauble can be replaced with any 0 cost spell like Gut Shot.
Hope this helps!
2 weeks ago
1 month ago
Really cool deck. You have a lot of removal, maybe you could take out something like Fatal Push or Kolaghan's Command for more Mishra's Bauble. It's basically a free scry, and another thing for flayer and goyf. I only suggest it because you currently have more than enough removal. Really cool deck though!
1 month ago
I have had Delirium T2, Mishra's Bauble, Fetch, Thought Scour in my playtesting. Grand Prix San Jose gave some great insight from various players, and annotated notes per match as well. What enchantments do you like?