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Whenever an opponent is dealt 3 or more damage by a single source, that player discards a card.
Pain Magnification Discussion
1 week ago
I don't think this deck is very fast, but I don't think it needs to be. It just needs to be fast enough to make your opponent think twice before just taking 3 from Revolution.
I don't think Pain Magnification is that good, but you seem to have come to the same conclusion as well. It takes too much setup, and it quickly runs out of potential as your opponent runs out of cards in hand.
Wrench Mind is fine, but I personally wouldn't play it outside of a discard themed deck.
Vexing Devil I'm on the fence about. I usually only really think it's good in really fast zoo decks, and Claim / Fame burns. Since you're not super fast, your opponent can pretty easily take the 4 damage a lot of the time. However, it is pretty good with Hidden Stockpile . Ultimately I think you can do better.
Not sure you have enough Instants to support Isochron Scepter , but if you do, the card is really, really powerful.
Mishra's Bauble , Chromatic Star , Lightning Helix (to replace Lightning Strike ), Bomat Courier , and Arcbound Ravager _(which is extrememly expensive, but also OP af) could be some additions/replacements
1 week ago
Kjartan So this deck came from an idea a friend of mine had that abused the Pia's Revolution and then the mentioned deck in the description gave me the idea to use Hangarback Walker and Walking Ballista for easy triggers. I also noticed an interesting synergy with Hidden Stockpile and maybe Impact Tremors for an alternate win condition, but after that, I'm at a loss as what to add to help the deck perform. Pain Magnification sounded like a fun addition with the discard and the 3 damage synergy from Pia's, but it doesnt feel like it fits well. Also, most of the cards are up for debate as I've just gotten stuck. I'm not used to faster decks, which I wanted to change, as you probably noticed from my muldrotha graveyard deck (which I've had some good success with after your help, so thank you for that). Do you mind helping me narrow the card selection down and giving me pointers on the faster playstyle?
1 week ago
Coward_Token Deliver Unto Evil is really on theme, I like it! As for Pain Magnification , my only issue is that it encourages people to attack me because I'm causing people to lose cards, which could be bad depending on how long it happens. I like it though, and with this spellslinger rework I've been working on, it could work really well!
ThaneGarrus I really like all of your suggestions, especially Finale of Promise , Finale of Revelation and Bolas's Citadel ! I'll have to think of what to swap out if I want to use them, since I haven't looked at the deck much since Ravnica Allegiance so I'm sure there are a lot of cards to look through. Thanks!
4 weeks ago
Deliver Unto Evil could be used in a Taisigur-esque way I guess
idk if I've suggested Pain Magnification before but it does encourage aggression
2 months ago
I never did try Wheel effects (my deck isn't active anymore but I try to keep an eye out and update the list). The fear there is you probably gave your opponents a boardwipe or something with 7 new cards each though.
I'd stick with personal draw instead of everyone draws effects. Another possibility I had decent success out of was discard. I ran Pain Magnification due to the 'curse all opponents' aspect of the card that incentivizes them to attack each other. The card does better with a little table talk like 'blue players at 6 mana with only 2 cards in hand, what if he has Cyclonic Rift? You can make him discard'. I'm not a huge fan of politics is the only reason I dropped it.
2 months ago
Made a quick update for the deck addressing the comments I said above! Still considering adding in Smoke and more boardwipes, but for now I've removed Necrogen Mists , Sire Of Insanity , and Pain Magnification to add in Pestilence , Glacial Chasm , and Expedition Map .
Glacial Chasm should help us stay alive, Pestilence should help keep the board clean of creatures with <4 toughness, and Expedition Map should help us find Cabal Coffers or Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to help our mana out.
I'm going to see how these changes go and then maybe change the deck a bit more after some testing.
on Vamp Discard
2 months ago
Pain Magnification is a great card that fits your theme. It's also nice because it incentivizes your opponents to attack each other and not you due to the curse-all opponents aspect of the card.
Pain Magnification occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%