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Exile target creature and all other creatures with the same name as that creature.
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and so that was that, I don't know what he did to the other guy but it was tense, it was quiet for like 6 min afterwards, and there were like 20 dudes in the place.
He was pretty pissed at me tho cause the game before I was chillin like a villain doin my land pass turn (I was playing URW during innistrad/return to ravnica standard when URW was a thing) and he was running a BUG build with his Liliana of the Dark Realms and whatnot, anyway he was getting mana screwed to hell, he got to 4 lands and I countered his Liliana of the Dark Realms and I had the game won by then so I pass and he drops a Forest and goes for a Farseek ...Syncopate 3 for kicks.
he grunts and turns a little red.
game 3 dragged on cause "control takes forever" and we had to tie, but if I had noticed that it was a sorcery I would have won that turn.
oh well, I don't go to that store anymore anyway (it takes at least 5 hour long rounds for fnm to end and I have to take the bus by 10:30)
Diregraf Captain seems out of place with only a couple zombies in the deck. Crosstown Courier doesn't do enough in the realm of mill, Necrotic Ooze only has 6 valid target creatures in your deck and only about 4 of them are good... when you take into account that they have to actually be in your graveyard at the time it gets pretty inefficient if your opponents don't rely on activated abilities... Wonder is one of those cards that's so almost good... but most of the time your opponents will have a way to handle fliers and it won't matter. Try and upgrade Doom Blade to a Go for the Throat . Chronic Flooding only really works well if you get it really early game, and the game lasts a long time... I'd cut it. Same goes for Curse of the Bloody Tome . Nightveil Specter relies on you actually hitting them, and you still have to actually cast them if they're spells...
Cards to consider:
Removal: Sever the Bloodline It's a four cost, yes, but it's an exile solution in black, and it has flashback if you need it. Similarly Ashes to Ashes Sure you lose 5 life, but ideally the creatures you take out would hurt you a lot more than that. Diabolic Edict , Geth's Verdict .
Mill: Extractor Demon
Random utilities: Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder (tokens for sac costs or if all else fails swinging.) Reassembling Skeleton , Nether Traitor , Black Market is getting a little pricey, but it's good for what it does.
Lands: while I understand it's a fairly budget deck, there are a few lands you should probably be running, and a few more that are cheap and passable for EDH... Darkslick Shores , Dimir Aqueduct , Dreadship Reef , Drowned Catacomb , Jwar Isle Refuge , Tainted Isle , Temple of the False God , Terramorphic Expanse , Evolving Wilds and maybe even Esper Panorama and Grixis Panorama .
Correct me if I'm wrong but this looks a lot like a deck that used to be Standard, then rotated out so you made it Modern. Which is a great thing to do, but now you have a lot of cards in here from recent blocks that simply aren't as good as the other possibilities available in Modern. For example, here are some replacements I think you should make:
Lastly, I'm really not loving Runechanter's Pike as a win con, I think it falls really flat with only 15 instants/sorceries in the deck. In my opinion you'd be much better off with some Swords. Allow me to suggest Sword of Light and Shadow , in your deck I like it because you can recur your cheaply-costed creatures like Typhoid Rats with ease, and the life gain will be nice against aggro decks that hit you hard in the early game. Of course, the other swords are all great too, and doing a 1-1 split might be fun, so I'll let you look over them yourself and make a decision.
Lastly, your sideboard could use some help too:
There are probably other worthy replacements too, for example Sever the Bloodline isn't really modern-playable in my opinion, but I don't know much when it comes to black sideboards.
Hope I helped!
Okay for further analysis I'd like to explain some of the removal spells in here that I never got to.
Pharika's Cure is a card that probably raised some eyebrows. What this card does is deal with early game creatures that you don't want to waste a removal on and gains some life helping you pat your life total a little.
Why would you use Sever the Bloodline in th EDH format where you can have no repeated cards? If I were you, I'd put a mass removal in place of that, like Life's Finale .I'd like your opinion about my decks too. GG!
Staple spots: Swords and P'T'Ex for bucks. Devour in Shadow / Go for the Throat / Dismember for less bucks. Sever the Bloodline is serious business in this format. Ashes to Ashes is nice too. I almost forgot Orzhov Charm is Devour in Shadow with bonus features. Unmake
Dark Impostor is clunky and slow. My brother wanted to make this a thing in his Oona deck. Instant spot exile on a stick with upside looks tempting I know, but you will almost never get to pay for it when it matters. And if you did, you would've been better off just using Go'For anyway.
Grave Pact is almost always better than Butcher of Malakir . Cheaper and harder to remove. I cut the Butcher from Mikaeus eventually. On the sac note, Innocent Blood and Diabolic Edict are worth the cost, if not the slots. Don't mess with Killing Wave unless you're trying to be cute. Martyr's Bond is like a more flexible but ultimately worse Grave Pact
What else do you need to know kid?