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Enchantment — Aura
Enchant creature or land
Enchanted permanent has "At the end of your turn, sacrifice this permanent and attach Nettlevine Blight to a creature or land you control."
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Nettlevine Blight Discussion
1 day ago
So I went through the list this morning.
Like, first up I'm not seeing much in the way of stuff that makes me think "exploration". This feels like a low quality modern cube? It doesn't feel like it provides a coherent theme.
The only two clearly signaled archetypes are U/G and W/B. Even then, W/B has a lot of stuff I wouldn't take like Tainted Sigil, because it is a 3 mana gain life card, and just gains life.
I think one issue you have is...this is an 12 person cube. This means you are gonna struggle to have stuff wheel, archetypes are less viable compared to just grabbing value, and if you draft with less than 12 you might never see important archetype enablers.
Secondly, I would push the themes harder in terms of exploration. Like U/W lands as creatures is cool. That can be pushed further. That can cross over into something like U/B lands with cards like Nettlevine Blight or Underworld Connections or Sire of Stagnation that punishes peoples for lands. Then that can cross over into something like a U/R spell slinging Retrace deck, where you can turn excess lands into spells or spell equivalents with Molten Vortex and Flame Jab, which can intresting stuff going along side it such as a G/W Desert deck?
Like, if you want it themed hard, then I would really suggest breaking the idea down into three parts, so for exploration you could have "monsters lurking in the shadows", "new places to explore" and "heroes going exploring" and divide stuff up between them if you get me?
2 months ago
Sagarys well one card I really like in black is Blood Reckoning then there are cards like Nettlevine Blight or the cheap version of that: Brink of Disaster to slow your opponent/destroy their resources or play stuff like Contaminated Bond to stop small creatures early on...
Hope that helps a bit
7 months ago
7 months ago
Are you set on keeping this mono-black? There's a lot to be gained from adding red or green, not just because of expensive cards. Green gives you ramp so you can turn 2 Rain of Tears and work your way up to a Death Cloud. Red gives you more land destruction (specifically Molten Rain and Avalanche Riders), plus the absolutely insane Goblin Dark-Dwellers.
If you're staying mono-black, I'd suggest building around Smallpox. You can get your opponent low with Abyssal Persecutor, then finish out the game when it gets sacrificed. It also creates a lot of value when your opponent has to sacrifice a creature.
Some other cards to consider:
- Drain the Well
- Corrupted Roots (you can even play this mainboard since there's so much green in the format)
- Nettlevine Blight
Also check out Budget Magic over at MtG Goldfish. Here is a deck built around Death Cloud that's actually pretty good from what I've seen at my local shop. And here is R/G Land Destruction to give you some more ideas.
9 months ago
I love how you've really gone out of your way to add cards with treefolk flavor. With that in mind, I'd like to suggest one of my favorite enchantments. It drives opponents crazy as it slowly eats up everything on their board until they can destroy it, and it happens to fit right in here: Nettlevine Blight. +1 for fun treefolk flavor! I'd love to playtest this deck when I get a chance.
9 months ago
One card I would immediately think of for any Enchantment-only based deck is Starfield of Nyx. The ability to recur works especially well with something like Lunar Force or Hesitation, which can lock your opponent out of the game pretty easily. I also really like it with any "Seal" effect, such as Seal of Doom, Seal of Cleansing, Seal of Removal, and similar: Font of Fortunes, Compulsion, Soul Snare, or kinda Grave Peril.
Also, Pernicious Deed is a good enchantment-based board wipe, which may come in handy at some points. There are some other good creature hate cards available like Pendrell Mists, AEther Barrier, Porphyry Nodes, and stuff like Choke or Contamination, which are awesome hosers you could sideboard in. Lastly, the Parallax partial cycle is kinda fun for slowing things down: Parallax Nexus, Parallax Tide, Parallax Wave. And I've always enjoyed Nettlevine Blight. If you can get the counter lock going with Lunar Force and Starfield of Nyx, Nettlevine Blight will slowly eat them away to nothing.