Remorseless Punishment


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Oath of the Gatewatch Rare

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Remorseless Punishment


Target opponent loses 5 life unless that player discards two cards or sacrifices a creature or planeswalker. Repeat this process once.

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Remorseless Punishment Discussion

RumAndCoke on Atraxa, Angel of Proof

5 days ago

I have a few suggestions that I think would help speed this deck up and make it even deadlier than it already is.

Cards I think you could live without:

My first suggestion is to add 4 or 5 more land. 31 land is very low, especially for a four color build, and missing land drops will hinder your game plan significantly.

Land suggestions:

Second suggestion is to consider more mana ramp. Having great ramp is essential to a quick, efficient start. Starting off slow will usually get you killed.

Ramp suggestions:

Third suggestion is cards I like for this theme. Just a few badass toys for your deck to mess around with.

Fun card suggestions:

FineCashew9 on Mono-Black Devotion

4 weeks ago

A few bits of advice.

Your curve isn't so hot. Lots of 3 and 5s, but no 4s.

Bump in the Night is not a card you want to play in a deck with 5 drops, and more importantly, you should be playing discard turn 1. Maybe finish out the playset of Inquisition of Kozilek instead.

Fatal Push is likely better than Bile Blight and/or Hero's Downfall. Cheap is better. Dismember or Go for the Throat are both also better options.

Remorseless Punishment is not a good magic card. You should be running something higher impact (and preferably cheaper) in that slot.

Demigod of Revenge is good if you can dump cards into your graveyard for value, but with only 2 card advantage spells, and no discard synergy, it's not powerful enough for the slot. Something like Bloodghast may fit better here.

In general, almost every 5 drop that isn't Gray Merchant of Asphodel or Phyrexian Obliterator is worse than those two, so i don't see why you're running more than those. That's already 8 5 drops, which is a ot for modern.

A sideboard is key for success in modern. Building one will be very beneficial. I would suggest graveyard hate, Rain of Tears or Fulminator Mage, and some more interactive spells, as well as some card advantage. To play a deck in modern that is not broken, you need answers to broken decks.

In your deck, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx isn't even that good. You don't have any creatures you can cast with it, so it doesn't start producing mana unless you have 3 other lands already, and even then it's not very good because it only makes a lot of mana when you don't have many cards in hand.

Otherwise, a solid looking deck.

Aftertherevolution on Mono-Black Hand destruction

1 month ago

I'm still learning about the standard meta, but I wonder if Mind Rot is left out b/c it's not as strong as the others? ie. 3 CMC and opponent chooses? I think I'd be tempted to ditch Whispers of Emrakul and not worry about delirium. In some ways, I actually find value in seeing what an opponent chooses to discard (especially if it's in RL and they don't have a poker face). But maybe it messes with your ideal curve?

It also made me think a deck with some combo of this might be cool, but I've no idea atm what it would replace...

Also looked at these two .. tho don't think they quite beat out others you have

padeem on hey why do you have cards in your hand

1 month ago

and just so everyone knows Remorseless Punishment is not in my deck... anymore

Kurremkarmerruk on No hands

2 months ago

Hey, I run my own hand discard decks, and I playtested a few times to see how things would go.

Against my deck, Comfortably Numb, I took two games out of three. That was kind of a mirror match except I don't run Mind Rot anymore.

Against a newer deck, Gontirrhea, it was also 2-1 for my deck.

The biggest problem is that you don't run enough lands to be able to bring out your big cards consistently. Twenty lands is just not enough, even for a mono-colored deck.

The card I really wanted to see in play was Herald of Anguish, but you only run six artifacts and that's not enough to help bring out the Herald, so it never made it onto the field. One, I made you discard it, or two, you never had the mana/artifacts combo to bring it into play.

My second deck is a much slower build and I'm still working on it. I thought your deck was going to easily win those games, but it was the fact that you didn't have the mana to play. Once I got Panharmonicon on the field, I just played Gonti, Lord of Luxury and I got to choose two cards to exile and play at my will, or I played Thought-Knot Seer and exiled two cards from your hand.

You're running seven "pure" discard cards, and you're running seven "pure" removal cards. Remorseless Punishment adds more of both of those things.

Take out Fatal Push. You're not using it to it's full benefit here. Ob Nixilis Reignited and Gifted Aetherborn work with each other but they don't fit the deck. I'd say take all those out, too.

Run full sets on Mind Rot, Transgress the Mind, Hedron Crawler, and add three more basic lands.

I think you're winning hits are happening with Thought-Knot Seer and Reality Smasher, both great cards. So, just focus on card removal and then hit 'em hard with those creatures.

I liked playing against this deck. It's a mean, fun build.

Polupus on the Loam Weaver (T3 Win)

2 months ago

Thanks for the input!

The mill plan is pretty effective actually. You can exile 9 or more cards per turn and leave a dead draw on top.

Collective Brutality is the other win con burning for 6 per turn.

Smallpox is the 3rd but it's slow and you need Radiant Fountain to stay ahead.

Worst Fears is the last but can't close out the game by itself. Remorseless Punishment is also an option.

Wolfshadowwind on The Consulate is still in control here!

2 months ago

Blessed Alliance seams to be making a come back at my shop could help against vehicles too.Remorseless Punishment may help I haven't seen in ran but it could help against the walkers maybe.

megonia on The Best Mono-Black Midrange Vampire Deck

3 months ago

Gatekeeper of Malakir Inquisition of Kozilek Dismember instead bad cards like Remorseless Punishment (Your opponent Chooses) Vampire Cutthroat (Does not do enough)

It simply doesnt has enough interaction and/or Speed

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