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|Vintage Masters (VMA)||Common|
|Premium Deck Series: Graveborn (GRV)||Common|
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Creature — Zombie Imp
Discard a card: Putrid Imp gains flying until end of turn.
Threshold — As long as seven or more cards are in your graveyard, Putrid Imp gets +1/+1 and can't block.
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Putrid Imp Discussion
3 weeks ago
I apologize for the long post below: It is not modified for standard play. Please disregard if you are playing standard only.
The best deck to counter aura hexproof (what your friend has) is generally black/green sacrifice decks. See: Grave Pact, Butcher of Malakir, , Chainer's Edict <- (Pricy), Spore Frog, or Fleshbag Marauder. Or -1/-1 effects aka Archfiend of Ifnir, combined with enablers like Lotleth Troll or Putrid Imp.
That, or a deck that has a lot of sweeper spells - Cyclonic Rift (pricy), Terminus, Living Death. Think of sweeper spells as cards that immediately level the playing field. If you're losing, just play a sweep. Instant board reset and everybody is on even playing grounds. Cheaper Alternatives: Hallowed Burial, Devastation Tide, Coastal Breach, Evacuation; just make sure it only targets creatures (not like Wash Out) because you don't want the auras returning to hand. You want to get rid of the creatures and have the auras fall off.
I don't quite agree with Atrox's approach because I know most hexproof decks run Umbra auras (Hyena Umbra), and will easily have more than 3 toughness.
Personally, TO COMPLETELY REDESIGN YOUR DECK, I would use no creatures and only spells or maybe with creatures with nice ETB (enter the battlefield) effects (Archaeomancer. This way, the sweepers don't affect you very much and will only remove your opponents' creatures. Red will be reserved for dealing damage, and blue will be reserved solely for sweeper spells & drawing cards.
Current problems with your deck:
1) It's slow. You're going to have to have multiple pingers which all take about 3 turns+ summoning sickness to start becoming active. Izzet decks are supposed to be fast & maintain control from the beginning of the game.
2) The synergy is a little too far apart - you want to have creatures pinging damage, you want to counter spells, you want creatures to get buff; there's only so much you can do with 7 cards in your hand.
3) No card draw - you'll run out of steam very very fast. Blue excels in card draw - you should make use of it!
Try to find out what your style is, then start asking for tips to point you in the right direction.
Let me know if you have questions :) (I play an aura deck)
2 months ago
You have a lot of graveyard recursion, but not a lot of sac or discard effects or sac outlets. Is the idea just Abzan/Junk value here?
It might be helpful to test with more dredge and at least a few more sac or discard outlets. I'm wondering about:
- Life from the Loam
- Dakmor Salvage
- Golgari Thug
- Stinkweed Imp
- Putrid Imp
- Pack Rat
- Lotleth Troll
- Birthing Pod
- Grisly Salvage
- Vessel of Nascency
- Liliana, Death's Majesty
And maybe a Whip of Erebos.
The value here looks good and this doesn't need to be a sac dec or anything, but I do think you need more enablers for Teneb and your recursion effects.
Have fun brewing!
2 months ago
Imperial Seal may eventually come in. I find myself happy with my tutor package right now and my wallet is also happy Im not trying to buy one.
Bazaar just does nothing for me. I have absolutely no need to be discarding that many cards period, and Putrid Imp does just fine for me when I do need to discard. The only deck I actually see this card being viable in is Gitrog Monster. Also, the price tag on Bazaar is ungodly.
Thanks for the suggestions!
3 months ago
I like that suggestion. Ill give it a try. As far as 1 mana creatures as discard outlets theres a few nice options:
Ruthless Sniper- well not technically a discard outlet but can be abused with heavy discard/cycling
I think of all these, the imp is the most efficient.
3 months ago
If you are trying to re-animate the crusher before turn 8 you will need ways to get it into the graveyard...try discard outlets like Funeral Charm and Putrid Imp. To fill your graveyard try things like: Thought Scour, Mental Note and Grapple with the Past.
3 months ago
A your running the Dakmor Salvage combo and you have a few discard outlets but the need Mana to be payed into them. Noose Constrictor Putrid Imp and Skirge Familiar are all free and are cheep. I also don't see a win with the combo adding a Dark Ritual and Exsanguinate makes it when your holding your deck you can win. both cards are budget friendly and dont add to much complication to the combo. you could also use Bog Witch for this combo just cast Dark Ritual in response to the Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre trigger shuffle Ulamog, a land, and the Ritual. Discard Dakmor. repeat until you got a ton of and cast Exsanguinate. profit
I think this deck can be powerful because the main combo is so affordable.
3 months ago
Dayuuum. I love these pseudo storm kind of decks. This is just perfect. Are you aware that you could be a little more likely to survive by replacing the rats with Shadowborn Apostle? Also, just one of the old eldrazi titans and one Putrid Imp would make the combo truly infinite. And you wouldn't even have to care about chump blocking with your first apostles.