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Moment of Craving
Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn. You gain 2 life.
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Moment of Craving Discussion
2 days ago
Honestly, I'm a bit confused at your choice of cards. With 4x Pestilent Spirit , I would think you would go for damage spells which gain deathtouch like Fiery Cannonade instead of -X/-X like Golden Demise and Cry of the Carnarium which won't kill anything with toughness over 2. I get that Adanto Vanguard is probably who you're targeting with these, but I would think that Moment of Craving would be enough for that.
4 days ago
It's worth noting that Moment of Craving will not count as "damage" to a creature; rather, it's a static effect. Also, you should be aware that Sengir Vampire and Raise Dead aren't in Standard right now. I don't really have any suggestions for you to replace Gifted Aetherborn ; it's a really good card, and probably would be even at a three-drop slot. Arvad the Cursed is the closest creature in Standard right now and he's a much more expensive legendary (five mana).
4 days ago
Raise Dead isn't a bad graveyard retrieval card, but there isn't much that's better in Standard right now; options would be Recover , Soul Salvage , and FinD. Cast Down hits non-legendary creatures, and Price of Fame hits legendary creatures for cheaper than non-legendary creatures, so they complement each other nicely. If you're willing to ramp your opponent and splash green, you can pick up Assassin's Trophy , although probably not on a budget. Moment of Craving is not a bad card; it's one of the few things that get rid of Adanto Vanguard cheaply (since a creature with zero or less toughness is removed from the battlefield even if it's indestructible). You might consider replacing some or all copies of it with Vicious Offering if you're willing to sacrifice creatures sometimes, or with Dead Weight for a persistent effect without the life gain. A strictly more powerful but also more expensive option is Vraska's Contempt . None of those cards synergize especially well with Sengir Vampire because Sengir Vampire is a 4/4, which means that most of the time it will either kill a creature by itself or die to it, rendering the later death of the creature meaningless since you no longer control Sengir Vampire. If you're looking for that type of synergy I recommend Kazarov, Sengir Pureblood , although he's very expensive mana-wise for a Standard deck (which is probably not horrible in casual play but might bite you in the butt at a tournament when he gets killed with Price of Fame or similar after sideboarding). As an additional recommendation that's kind of like Moment of Craving thematically, you might consider Arterial Flow (both are useful in your deck but serve different roles); there's also Moment of Triumph as another vampire-themed combat trick. If you like all these vampire-themed cards for flavor reasons, search through the Ixalan and Rivals of Ixalan sets; they were tribal sets with Merfolk, Pirates, Vampires, and Dinosaurs as the tribes, so probably about 20% of the cards are vampire-themed in those two sets.
4 days ago
I plan on using this deck mainly for casual play, but I'd like to keep it standard legal for the most part in case I ever want to play at a store. I'll see if I can't get rid of the illegal cards. I don't know if I have the heart to get rid of Gifted Aetherborn , though. It's just too good.
Anyway, thanks a lot for the suggestions. I think Conclave Tribunal might be a great replacement for Return to Dust . Do you recommend that I replace Murder with Cast Down ? The latter is cheaper, but less versatile. It'd suck if my opponent had a nasty legendary that I couldn't kill. I was also told by a friend that Raise Dead is a pretty bad graveyard retrieval card. What do you think? I think it's great considering how cheap it is to cast. On that note, he also spoke poorly of Moment of Craving . I think it'd have great synergy with Sengir Vampire . It's also the closest thing I have to a charge effect at the moment and is quite thematic.
5 days ago
@sideboard: swapped out
Moment of Craving
since the counters stay on Treasure Map Flip and Thaumatic Compass Flip after flipping, and the Fountain of Renewal gets sac'd for a draw very rarely, this could work great. i'm gonna post some results when i did some testing with it
1 month ago
I usually really dislike mill deck in standard right now but this seems pretty nice !
If you're really in need of something against mono-Red, Golden Demise might do the trick ? Or also Moment of Craving, it's really painfull to deal with ( I'm playing mostly mono-Red and I hate this one ).
Else, I would feel a bit safer with more creature but I don't know what to cut for them. They would be more Thief of Sanity or Thoughtbound Phantasm. If you go for the Phantasm, you could try to get a bit more surveil card, it will also help the Disinformation Campaign on the way.
Good luck !
1 month ago
My main comment on this has to do with what you want the deck to be. As you state in the description, you want it to be a control deck, but your control spells are kinda all over the place. And some, like Moment of Craving, are just plain terrible. Additionally, a lot of the important cards in your deck are spread a bit thin, making the deck somewhat inconsistent. So first, I think you need to sit down and determine what kind of deck you want to build, focusing on two main questions: How do you win, and what are you doing in the meantime?
The Izzet Drakes deck that is popular right now intends to win by smashing your opponent with big drakes. In the meantime, it has a fair bit of control to stave off your opponent, and lots of card draw to help find your win conditions. A more traditional approach to control only has a few win conditions that come out late game, and slowly grind your opponent to death, with virtually every other card controlling your opponent and generating card advantage while doing so. On the other side of the spectrum, a burn based control deck focuses on pushing lots of damage directly onto your opponent via spells and some early creatures. These are three very distinct playstyles, and they all work best if you really commit to one fully.
If you decide which of these you want to steer towards, or think of something else you might want to try, let me know, and I'll try to help you out.
1 month ago
Which card do you think will work for up to 4 free slots? Or maybe drop something else to change more? I'm thinking about these cards right now: ------2x Desecrated Tomb --> maybe good with Liliana, so two of each would be an idea ------2-4x Stitcher's Supplier --> really not sure about this card... maybe 2 for the early game and Gruesome Menagerie ------2x Liliana, Untouched By Death --> good card for zombies ------2x Josu Vess, Lich Knight --> great card with 3-4x Cabal Stronghold