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Whenever an opponent casts a spell, that player loses 5 life unless he or she discards a card.
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Painful Quandary Discussion
1 week ago
If you want to go more aristrocrat style I would suggest adding Zulaport Cutthroat, Cliffhaven Vampire, Sanguine Bond, and Falkenrath Noble for more drain effects. Make the drain a really attainable goal with Wound Reflection, Painful Quandary, and other friends.
Demon of Dark Schemes usually has a problem where you run out of energy faster than mana and the new Teysa remedies this so he might be worth a look.
Maybe lean into the life gain route because each token with lifelink is a separate life gain trigger. Karlov of the Ghost Council, and Regna, the Redeemer slot well in here and have relevant abilities.
Oketra's Monument is decent ramp and a token producer to boot.
1 week ago
@Osbert You're right I do need to add more graveyard hate for sure. I really wish Leyline of the Void would get reprinted so I could justify buying one.
As for the ramp I am trying to be cautious since I am already at a point where my curve is pushing the high end.
I love the Oppression suggestion and maybe Painful Quandary (concerned about my avg cmc costs). If I did add enough discard, then I could add Archfiend of Ifnir but im not sure I want to really go full discard.
Your suggestions were useful though thanks for the help!
1 week ago
If MLD is acceptable in your playgroup you could run a few and play them when you stick a strong enchantment like Revel in Riches or Black Market to pull ahead. In that case play ones that destroy everything but enchantments like Obliterate and Decree of Annihilation.
Fervor and Goblin Assault aren't doing much for you in a control shell. I could see the need for a token producer if you were playing Smokestack and friends but on your current build it only creates a suicide grunt.
If you want to pursue the discard route I suggest Oppression, Painful Quandary, and Words of Waste, Waste Not, and Myojin of Night's Reach. If you're going for reanimator I'd suggest Anvil of Bogardan as well to get the plays going faster.
2 weeks ago
Bastion Protector? can obviously only help Yennet survive one Wrath
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
This is definitely an interesting take on Marchesa. Your CMC is pretty low for an EDH deck, you could probably go down to 37 or 38 lands. I would definitely recommend Painful Quandary, Debtors' Knell, and Grave Betrayal. They're some good control enchantments and can deter opponents from doing things (Painful Quandary specifically since they take a hit whenever they do something).
Best of luck to you on the future of this deck!
4 weeks ago
Well, when going for the CMDR kill, Mesmeric Orb is the card of dreams, where other cards aren't bad, like Vicious Rumors, they don't do enough to warrant me wanting their inclusion without the commander.
What should be kept is a lot of tutors, to fetch different cards, as well as a lot of ramp. Then a reasonably large hand disruption package, and finishing the deck off with some combos, and cards that do a ton to swing the board in your favor.
Unsure of your budget, and the power level you want, here are the cards I would add to increase the competitiveness of the deck:
(On a budget? Do nothing with the lands!)
Draw: Sign in Blood, Night's Whisper, Sensei's Divining Top, Scroll Rack, and Asylum Visitor (can top cards you don't want to discard), Library of Leng (tops cards you don't want to discard again... but in a different way), Necropotence
(On a budget? use control elements like Doom Blade, and removal in black instead of stax, some of the more budget stax is okay, but generally the more layered stax the better, so the less the worse each is. Removal is a good replacement.)
Vicious Rumors, Abyssal Nocturnus, Fell Specter, Guul Draz Specter, Herald of Anguish, Hypnotic Specter, Liliana's Reaver, Myojin of Night's Reach, Needle Specter, Scythe Specter, Sewer Nemesis, Stronghold Rats, Wei Night Raiders, Whispering Specter, Ghoulcaller's Bell, Darksteel Plate, Ordeal of Erebos, Raiders' Wake, Bontu's Last Reckoning, Anvil of Bogardan, Putrefaction, Painful Quandary, Megrim, Fraying Omnipotence, Rise of the Dark Realms, Torment of Hailfire, Liliana Vess.
Not sorry about the long comment ;)