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1 week ago
hkhssweiss much appreciated! :)
Drana was at one point at the helm of this deck too, but I switched to Erebos for the card advantage and because he doesn't die as much to my own spells.
Geth was also a former general for the deck, and it was fun having him run things, but in the end I was looking for something of a Pox deck for mono black. Not quite stax, but just enough pain to give people a headache.
Mhm. Contamination /IS/ that good. The deck in its current version just can't support it. I used to run it with a full package: Bloodghast, Reassembling Skeleton, Bitterblossom and the like along with Dictate of Erebos and Grave Pact and sacrifice effects. But the deck started taking a different direction, so I had to remove them, and so Contamination had to go too.
As for Mindblade Render (and Dark Confidant) I find them more suitable for aggro decks. That's where I usually put them in. But I might make room for Twilight Prophet depending on how fast I can get to ten permanents. Card advantage, life gain, /and/ I get to bleed my opponents? Yes, please.
Mutilate and Ashes to Ashes also used to be in the deck, but the many non-basics that I run kept making the former ineffective and the latter was axed because I was cutting down on sorcery speed removal.
What's your experience with Torment of Hailfire? That card has always been on my radar, but I've never run it nor seen it in action. I don't like it when they get to choose their punishment. :))
1 week ago
voidlurker No worries I love mono-black decks, as one of my babies is my Drana deck. I play in a pretty cutthroat environment so I was unsure of what your meta is like. But Contamination is a damn good card, it really pairs with Bitterblossom. Some other recommendation I would consider than would be Geth, Lord of the Vault as a way as denial and ramp if your opponents play a lot of ramp or creature dorks.
Some additional two drop rocks that can be considered is ye ol faithful Mind Stone and Thought Vessel. Mindblade Render is a bit slower version of Dark Confidant but it does get you that extra push for card draw. Twilight Prophet as well if you can hit that ascend trigger as it would negate the life loss. Mutilate can act in as a secondary board wipe, I'm also quite fond of Ashes to Ashes. Torment of Hailfire is quite devastating even at x=10.
If ya like I wouldn't mind discussing deck building :P
2 weeks ago
Just some quick suggestions:
I would recommend more card draw so you're not top-decking all the time. (The more cards you draw, the more answers you have.)
I like to aim for around 12 total:
Decree of Pain
Erebos, God of the Dead
Promise of Power
Disciple of Bolas is especially good if you sac a big rat.
I would also recommend more removal cards, I typically aim around 20 give or take (which includes both noncreature and creature removal).
Decree of Pain
Archfiend of Depravity
Butcher of Malakir
I also recommend good return spells including:
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed
Sheoldred, Whispering One
2 weeks ago
To be honest, you can actually cut Infernal Darkness, and no you are not 'forced' to use the other enchantments or creatures. Sundial is just bad in this type of deck and can be cut immediately.
What a combo is when you use two cards that synergize to get a result that more than what the cards itself can do. An infinite combo is when two cards are used in conjunction to produce an effect that can loop itself thus repeating the result infinite times.
Contamination and Sundial has no synergy together, it essentially locks you down as well since your ending your turn and not allowing yourself to do any more interaction, you have to be able to break parity when you play cards. Ophiomancer is great and I would add that in. Same thing how Painful Quandary can work while taxing them. Additionally you would use cards like Mindtwist, Sudden Spoiling, Plaguecrafter, Mutilate, Syphon Mind, Persecute, Ob Nixilis, Unshackled, Praetor's Grasp, Sadistic Sacrament.
Plus they would fit your "Cruel" Theme :P
1 month ago
1 month ago
As a fellow Trostani lover, I can definitely agree with that statement. Unfortunately for me, my opponents always seem to have a boardwipe at hand...
Anyways... to my suggestions.
Ajani Goldmane can get freaking ridiculous in Trostani EDH. I remember one game where I got to 5480 life just by repeatedly populating Ajani avatars. (Unfortunately, I still lost because Commander damage is a bitch).
Crested Sunmare makes for a decent consistent indestructible token generator.
Bramble Sovereign can be nice as well, I haven't tested it out ingame yet.
Like you said: Trostani EDH makes opponents wish for a nuclear winter. You NEED more protection for your tokens. Heroic Intervention and Avacyn, Angel of Hope can work well for that. Teferi's Protection can work against Merciless Eviction or Mutilate.
2 months ago
So first, Welcome to modern buddy :D
So I don't know what your budget is, but I since you have fetch lands and other pricey stuff, it isn't to cheap. If it is though let me know I will get you some cheaper stuff.
So first think i notice is glimmer, there are so so so many better draw spells in modern, for instance, Night's Whisper, Sign in Blood, Serum Visions, Deep Analysis and many others. Those I could just name off the top of my head.
Next up is your grasp of darkness, While I am a huge fan of this card back when ogw was legal in standard, there are certain kill spells that work better. Dismember is better in that if you need it in a 1 mana pinch, 4 life and 1 mana. If you wanted more boardwipe kinda stuff, i find Mutilate rather good. Then there is always the good old Damnation and single targets like Go for the Throat and Cast Down
I would also do Gatekeeper of Malakir for your chupacabra. While you cant target it, you will find in modern lower cmc is probably better. Also, it will get around your hexproof and indestructible creatures.
And I would strongly recommend to dump your scarab gods. I know coming out of standard you probably think he is the best thing since Ancestral Recall. But it is way way to slow for modern. If you want high mana cmc threat, Phyrexian Obliterator will keep your opponent on his toes without proper answers. Desecration Demon is gonna hit hard either on their board or their life total. Gray Merchant of Asphodel. Since you have a good amount of devotion, this will probably hit for 5-6 every time you cast him. and it only becomes more dangerous as the game progresses when you flood the board with creatures. And although it is really high mana and you probably wont cast it effectively, Sheoldred, Whispering One is practically game ending if you use her right. Although good luck casting a 7 cmc creature without tron lands
While I could give you 100 suggestions of cards, it all relies on you and what you decide. Modern is a very diverse format and has plenty of cards in it to suit anyones needs and wants towards the perfect deck they want. So all i can really say is just experiment with cards. Use different versions, test new themes, all the good stuff. Just remember to always have fun :3