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Whenever an opponent discards a card, that player loses 2 life.
Raid — At the beginning of your end step, if you attacked with a creature this turn, target opponent discards a card.
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Raiders' Wake Discussion
1 week ago
I run a Minotaur tribal deck with a secondary emphasis on card discard because of Neheb, the Worthy. One card that I think you might like, so as to take advantage of the card discard you would suffer yourself, is Faith of the Devoted. Later in the game, when you're frequently discarding your hand, you would pay mana equal to your hand, and gain 2 times the amount of life of the cards you discarded.
You could also use Library of Leng to ensure your discarded cards get put back on the top of your deck, so you NEVER have to worry about losing good cards. overall, those 2 cards could end up solving a lot of issues your deck has in terms of negating or taking advantage of the card discard that you yourself suffer. Also, Raiders' Wake, along with some form of cheap token attackers would allow you to also more consistently trigger discard, better enabling the ability for your deck to drain your opponents. Since you're running Grixis, Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver is also actually surprisingly good, as it forces a discard, sac or even more loss of life, while also enabling you to ult him later for massive advantage. I hope my suggestions help.
JonMH on Lazav v2.0
1 week ago
I have a very similar Lazav commander deck, and its one of my absolute favorites. There are very few things I enjoy more in magic than turning people's down decks against them.
Some other cards that you might have fun with:
Raiders' Wake - Make all those discard cards deal damage
Fleet Swallower - Traumatize on a creature
Memory Plunder - Steal spells from graveyards
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
This is a cool deck. One of the better discard mono black decks Ive seen. How has it worked for you?
I played around with this idea for a while and ended up with a mono black deck with no discard at all. Its here if you wanna check it out Mono Black Torment ~ Thoughts?. In the discard phase of my deck, I found that my opponent never had enough cards to trigger Raiders' Wake for example. I never considered Painful Lesson, has this stabilized the deck for you?
2 weeks ago
Ive been working on mono black standard. I found the discard mechanic to slow me down because my opponents never had any cards in hand. Raiders' Wake is very inconsistent and only worked for me if I could stack them (turn 5 or 6). I also never had enough creatures to trigger it (only 11).
How has this worked for you? Genuinely curious.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Concise list of considerations:
The Rack single target is really crappy in EDH
Wheel of Torture Same effect as The Rack except it hits everyone.
Skullcage Hits all opponents who don't have either 3 or 4 cards in hand.
Raiders' Wake Another Caress/Megrim effect, except this one makes your opponent discard if you attack.
Quest for the Nihil Stone Anyone without a hand gets domed for 5 during their upkeep...seems good.
Bloodchief Ascension Self Explanatory card
Mindcrank This is a great card in a discard centric deck.
Get rid of all of these cards Bog Rats, Carrion Rats, Deathmask Nezumi (it's a nombo with everything you're doing), Drainpipe Vermin, Gutter Skulk, Nezumi Cutthroat, Pestilence Rats, Ravenous Rats, Swarm of Rats, and Typhoid Rats.
Relentless Rats Replace all of the cards removed with these. You are not restricted to a single copy, per EDH rules, because Relentless Rats specifically states that card limitation requirements do not apply to it.
Get rid of anything that is single target discard! Especially Raven's Crime, since you don't have enough lands that you can afford to be ditching them for a single discard.
Add more things that hit everybody, such as Necrogen Mists or are renewable.
Specter's Shroud Might be worth looking into.
You need more board wipes. You have one 9 CMC board wipe with only 32 lands in the deck. The Hyper-geometric distribution doesn't give you very good odds of pulling the lands you need in order to keep the board clear. Consider Bontu's Last Reckoning, Yahenni's Expertise, Crux of Fate (which may work to your favor with all the Dargon decks running around), Damnation is a given but it's pricey, Life's Finale, Kindred Dominance, and Necromantic Selection are all decent options.
Liliana of the Dark Realms is a much better Lili for a deck like this because you need ramp and that Ult is ridiculous plus it combos with...
Let's talk about your mana base for a second...
Thirty two lands? Even for a very cavalier spell slinger deck, that is a very low amount to play. I play a Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest deck on 36 and struggle some times to reach a critical mass of mana/spells. Don't fall into the trap of "I'll cut a land for this cheap spell; it'll be fine." Again, math and probability will not be on your side in the late game, not unless you're willing to invest in Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx or Cabal Coffers. An alternative might be to run Crypt of Agadeem but it's really no substitute for those lands.
Lastly, jam a Bojuka Bog or a Scavenger Grounds or both in there for graveyard hate, along with your choice of Strip Mine, Ghost Quarter, and/or Field of Ruin because if you can't have your Crypt or Coffers, why should they?
Hope this helps, good luck!