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: Put a charge counter on Ratchet Bomb.
, Sacrifice Ratchet Bomb: Destroy each nonland permanent with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Ratchet Bomb.
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Ratchet Bomb Discussion
3 days ago
5 days ago
If aggro is a huge problem, I'd say you best options are Pyroclasm, Anger of the Gods, Slagstorm, Kozilek's Return, and if you really want to be sneaky, you can play Firespout (because it won't kill your fliers) and it acts like a Slagstorm on an opponent's board! Since you'd likely be more of the control deck game 2 playing a lot fo these would probably give you enough time to cast a finisher and win.
You might want to play the card known as Izzet Staticaster, as it can deal with tokens and lots of small creatures.
I've seen many lists run Echoing Truth as a sort of "catch-all" spell, so that they can deal with things like artifacts or enchantments, as well as certain combos/cards. Ratchet Bomb is also good at doing this.
If you need anymore help, feel free to let me know!
5 days ago
if you wanna go for more T1 plays then you should consider more 1mana creatures.
more Student of Warfare
Birds of Paradise
Gravecrawler / Bloodsoaked Champion / Dread Wanderer
to name a few.
that is the aggro-ish midrange way to go.If you are interested in full control yeah Duress effects ARE the way to go for 1.
Just Consider this: you do have a generally strong finisher(Knight of the Reliquary) but it is a "finisher" either focus on completely stop their actions before that or trade creatures with them that you can summon back.
either Duress their Rest in Peace from hand or go so much aggro that they regret even bringing them to the game.
For me Cryptbreaker + Gravecrawler is the way to punish my opponent when they mullied to 5 to play Rest in Peace agaisnt me.
(of course i always play 4x Ratchet Bomb vs Grave Hate but still i punish them).
Finally at least keep 1 Crib Swap in sb for those Goyf's / Death's Shadows.
Hope i helped.
6 days ago
I built this thing for black deck constructionMono black deckbuilder's toolbox. Playtesting should tell you a lot about how to go about things. If you have trouble with tokens (and in a pinch, artifacts and enchantments), Ratchet Bomb. Planeswalkers Pithing Needle. Staying into the midgame, Whip of Erebos. Profane Command and Lashwrithe are more situational, but awesome.
Good luck, and happy testing.
1 week ago
As it sits right now, you're completely open to removal and your CMC for the deck is nearly at 3 because of a few cards. In modern, you won't likely get those high cost cards out most of the time because your opponent will aggro your mana combo cards with removal or kill spells. So, you need a good back up strategy that can do a lot of damage without that heavy mana cost or combo reliance. Doing a solid Elf tribal here would help you out a lot, and you can keep Quillspike in the deck as a wincon with Rite of Consumption and Devoted Druid. You can just pump up Quillspike then use Rite of Consumption to deal lethal. If it doesn't work out and gets countered, the other Elves in the deck will still synergize and have a chance to win the game. Especially the Joraga Warcaller and Immaculate Magistrate combo. Then add Shaman of the Pack for a quick shot directly at the opponent. Imperious Perfect can help produce Elves and buffs them. Glissa, the Traitor can pretty much block ANYTHING because of her First Strike and Deathtouch combo. She can also be used to fetch artifacts from your graveyard, for instance.. say.. a Ratchet Bomb.
2 weeks ago
Playtested a bit with Ratchet Bomb this week and I have to say, this card is amazing with Renegade Rallier! Merfolk on 2, Elves on 1, Spirits on 0 or 3, Zoo on 1-2, Goblins on 1... just about any tribe in modern seems to crumble to this card! And to make it even sweeter, it provides the revolt trigger for Renegade Rallier to just get it back the same turn. Then rinse and repeat...
Turns out a quick Ratchet Bomb hoses fish. It was the only reason I was able to beat Merfolk games 2 and 3, simply because most merfolk happen to be 2cc... oh and Spreading Seas is 2cc too, go figure.