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Creature — Spider
Whenever Obelisk Spider deals combat damage to a creature, put a -1/-1 counter on that creature.
Whenever you put one or more -1/-1 counters on a creature, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
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Obelisk Spider Discussion
3 days ago
4 days ago
I was thinking about him as well. But I'm not quite sure about it, since with Obelisk Spider it's important how often I give out counters and not how many. I'd rather have a creature that can give out one of them again and again, but still I will keep the card in mind.
5 days ago
Ah, I get it. You can't go infinite, but you can get a game-winning effect as long as there are creatures on the board. Combined with Obelisk Spider, you can probably save yourself and put your opponent on lethal very easily. Noice. Thank you so much for re-explaining that to me!
6 days ago
Obelisk Spider as a good defender and alternate method of winning the game.
1 week ago
You also need some more 1 & 2 drop creatures (and a full playset) if you want to run this aggro and less bigger creatures ( razaketh, the foulblooded , Sengir Vampire, etc.). Ideally you'd be looking to drop a creature each turn or do something quickly so your opponents don't have time to ramp up to bigger creatures.
You'd also want more synergy in your deck overall (i.e. more pirates so march of the drowned lands it's full potential) so you have a better chance of pulling off combos.
Otherwise I recommend checking out some other mono-black aggro decks!
1 month ago
@Wiggyman, thanks for the suggestion. I've thought about Vhati but honestly, he seems like a trap card. He has to live a turn before he has an effect and then I have to be able to place a counter. Seems like too many hoops to jump through just to kill a single creature.
I've put some thought and analysis into my list and these are the changes I'm thinking of making:
-Channeler Initiate, + Edge of Autumn: Channeler is a nice way to get a token but it's nowhere close to Devoted Druid and it's slow. Edge of Autumn is more reliable early ramp and a good discard effect for Archfiend of Ifnir.
-Midnight Banshee, +Grave Titan: I felt like the Banshee was a bit overpriced for it's effect given the fact that Harbinger of Night exists. The Gravy Train is a great token producer and is threatening enough all on it's own.
-2 basics, +2 cycling lands: more discard effects for Archfiend.
That's what I'm thinking so far. I'll update my list once the cardboard is actually in the sleeves. I'm hoping that these changes make the deck a little more flexible and interactive.
1 month ago
I'm considering running Devoted Druid and Quillspike to add additional ways to start a few infinite combos, with Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and Nest of Scarabs and Obelisk Spider. Just trying to drone up better synergy
1 month ago
@IronSon1c Yeah I think since its not your main win con or anything 2 copies of Nest of Scarabs would be all you need but if you find that it doesn't work then dont worry about it. I just like the late-game value you get out of it, maybe its better in sideboard against certain matchups. I usually get 10-15 tokens out of it and I find that worth the three mana so I mainboard it. It would also work super well with your vraska.
Yeah I've found ramunap does out pace this deck pretty hard unless you can get out Obelisk Spider and an ammit to stay alive or somehow put out The Scorpion God with enough life to curve out the late game and make them top deck.
I definitely see the combo's you're talking about, I think its pretty legit.
What about when you get two or even three copies of the scorpion god in your hand and they don't have a vraska's contempt?