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Destroy any number of target creatures. You lose 3 life for each creature targeted this way.
Phyrexian Purge Discussion
1 month ago
Aye, Jund Hate is a very fun deck type. I have a Jund Hate deck as well using the orignal Vaevictis. https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/legend-legends-dragon-king-vaevictis-asmadi/ I recommend checking it out to give ya some ideas.
First thing Yawgmoth Bargain and Strategy, Schmategy is banned in commander so you can't use that.
So the actual first thing, Jund is an actual good color for nonbasic land destruction. So if you want you can go all basic lands and use some powerful nonbasic hate like Destructive Flow , Ruination , and Magus of the Moon is pretty solid cards. Also because jund has access to a lot of solid green ramp spells. So you can get your mana fixing through ramp spells. I never really had an issue in my Vaevictis deck which goes all basic.
I hope some of these ideas help out. But overall it seems like a really cool deck. Hope ya have fun playing with it.
1 month ago
2 months ago
I'd consider adding Zealous Conscripts and even Conquering Manticore if you feel like a throwback. I feel like Final Parting is also a must. I don't love Bolas's Citadel or Fire Covenant but I could be wrong. I like the pay life mechanics you have, but they do rely on Grevan attacking to be useful, and if hes killed in response to them it can be costly. Same with Phyrexian Purge I worry you have too much draining yourself to last in a multiplayer game. Withh all your card draw, you could probably cut 1 or 2 lands, and maybe even Ancient Craving but that is up to you. Cauldron of Souls could also be a good add, as the persist is kinda nice.
8 months ago
What a fantastic build. I'm happy to see you've evolved it beyond it's beginnings. Your depth of explanation in choices and strategy really brings this list to life.
Since you've been through my list, rather than recommend cards, I'll just point out that in my own meta, a few under-sung cards really shined through:
Descent of the Dragons - being able to blast a few problem creatures out of the way in addition to hitting my own land is nice.
Phyrexian Purge - 3 life per target doesn't matter much when you've got an army.
Xenagos, the Reveler - The +1 while lands are animated pretty much lets me drop whatever is left in my hand.
Happy brewing, neighbor!
1 year ago
I completely agree that the pirates tribe plays better with Marchesa over Beckett Brass. BB just doesnt seem to have enough synergy and also requires more effort, which usually requires more card slots, which isn't a good thing. Removing Thassa, God of the Sea for Drana, Liberator of Malakir is a great move. I'm mostly using Feast on the Fallen, Unspeakable Symbol, and Curse of Stalked Prey to get the counters on stuff (which i see you are using 2/3). I also threw in more stuff that pays life Dire Fleet Ravager, Phyrexian Purge, Toxic Deluge, etc.
Funny enough, I thought the Deadeye-Marionette combo would be my top wincon also but it has yet to come out.
Definitely agree with Diabolic Intent over Diabolic Tutor. I'm using Rhystic Tutor and Mastermind's Acquisition for tutors. Rhystic seems silly, and that's because it is, but I enjoy the politics that stems from it.
Anyway, please check out my pirate deck! I'll take advice and feedback even though it seems we aren't totally going for the same thing.
1 year ago
Nice deck list. I've been looking at making a Kaervek punish deck since I've turned my old Rakdos suicide deck into a tribal demon deck. Some of my favorite cards form that deck were Manabarbs, Citadel of Pain, Havoc Festival, Sulfuric Vortex, Spellshock, Planar Chaos, Storm Cauldron, Zo-Zu the Punisher, Ankh of Mishra, Angel's Trumpet, Mass Hysteria, Grand Melee, Avatar of Slaughter, Avarice Amulet, Spiteful Visions, Seizan, Perverter of Truth, Temple Bell, Mikokoro, Center of the Sea, Geier Reach Sanitarium. I love Toxic Deluge in my suicide deck as a board wipe. If you're looking for more pay life to kill creatures there's also Phyrexian Purge, Fire Covenant, Slaughter, Hellfire, and Ashes to Ashes as well as Repay in Kind which helps brings opponent down to your level after hurting yourself. Possibility Storm could be a nice inclusion as well if it works the way I think it does with Kaervek. Opponent casts a spell and both Kaervek and Possibility Storm trigger, the spell gets exiled and if your opponent plays the other card with Possibility Storm then Kaervek will trigger again.
1 year ago
Your curve is generally correct, but I feel there are a few things you can change to optimize your deck (and I'll avoid expensive suggestions, in order to keep it affordable, suiting your budget). First of all, you could consider running two more lands (Mathas surely is a cheap commander but it better suits a more controlish game plan. I would prefer to run 36 lands in this purpose. I recommend you to give a look at the Rocky Tar Pit (it's basically a budget fetchland) and Myriad Landscape. The new Field of Ruin might interest you as it's a great political tool. Forbidden Orchard also is nice and affordable. Smoldering Marshand Canyon Slough are not that expensive and can help you stabilize your mana pool. And, only if it fits your budget issues, both Blood Crypt and Godless Shrine are good investments.
The Planar Bridge, even if it's a great card on its own, doesn't really match with your objectives. It's slow and will take too much time to be effective. If the ''tutor'' effect was what you were searching when you put this one into your deck, I suggest you some cards as Increasing Ambition or (a slow but more versatile card) Ring of Three Wishes.
An idea I find interesting with Mathas will concern the addition of a sacrifice outlet. With cards like a Skullclamp and a Bloodghast (I know, it's not a budget card actually, but you can find it for something like 10 euros now that it has been reprinted - if you're looking for a budget version, you can run the Reassembling Skeleton / Endless Cockroaches), it provides you an excellent card advantage, with cards like Ashnod's Altar / Phyrexian Altar it gives you the necessary resources for the late game. Not to say that the red colour also gives you access to tons of cards which allows you to take the control of your opponents' creatures for one turn (Captivating Crew for example)! Alongside the altars, those cards could enable you to kill the creatures you put a bounty counter onto and so you will gain the reward and gets nice value while slowing your opponents. It may require some testing time but it seems pretty decent.In control options, you have Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos and Attrition that could get the job done.
Tetzimoc, Primal Death seems really good here, and I'm glad someone finally decided to give it a try! With a Cloudstone Curio, you can bounce it back to your hand and restart clearing the board as much as you want, but you will have to think about adding other valuable etb effects and recursion's cards like Phyrexian Reclamation.
Sheoldred, Whispering One is not a cheap card, but feels like a staple for your strategy and your deckbuilding.
There is a lot of cards in your actual deck build that don't feel like a good idea since they just don't match with any strategy. Let's start with the Hoarding Dragon. It's a slow tutor and I can understand why you choose to play it, but it doesn't feel like a good idea. Jaya Ballard, Task Mage : the hate cards are bad because they often feel too situational and becomes dead cards. Even if Jaya provides you other options than the hate the blue guy one, she stays bad in comparison with other cards you could play (not saying that about expensive cards - even for a budget deck, she's just bad - cut it). Kulrath Knight doesn't do much in your deck... I mean... it's not such a bad card but come on, you want to pay 5 mana on something else than just a flying lil' body with wither. Kozilek, the Great Distortion is a great card, but it feels too slow here as you don't play anything to ramp, and, more important for your deck, it doesn't match with anything. If you absolutely want some eldrazi there, so add in some ramp cards and play Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, it will be much more efficient and synergize better with what you want to accomplish. Only 10 enchantments is not enough to get value from your Mesa Enchantress. Tariel, Reckoner of Souls is slow and doesn't do much. Shunt feels too situational. Righteous War is far from being interesting here, you will always prefer having Swiftfoot Boots over them... and I don't even know if you need those boots... no, I'm pretty sure you're fine without. Celestial Dawn doesn't do much and you will most of the time pay 3 to do nothing...which is bad.
A few suggestions :
Endless Whispers could be funny and fits very well the political theme!
Afterlife is a control tool which also left your opponent with a creature, it's nice not to make enemies.
Descent of the Dragons another control tool leaving your opponents with creatures. If your prison theme is strong enough, this card could be a staple as it puts 4-4 flying. Your opponents will slowly kill each other.
Disrupt Decorum mad flavorful card for a mad Mathas dude.
Besmirch not the best card ever, but could be interesting there.
Mogg Infestation lul
Chaos Warp doesn't kill your target, but it's still a really good and versatile answer.
Sarkhan the Mad look at the -2! (you will need a lot more protections if you go for it though, and chose to go for a lower curve (which is not such a bad idea btw))
Painful Quandary just a powerful and annoying control card - beware, it often attracts a lot of hate.
Solemn Simulacrum helps you to stabilize your mana base and gives you card draw.
I hope it would help you! Good luck with the deckbuilding and keep up the good work. :)
2 years ago
Relentless Assault for another combat.
Phyrexian Purge may drain you a bit, but targeted wipe is fantastic.
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