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At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, if that player has one or fewer cards in hand, he or she loses 3 life.
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Shrieking Affliction Discussion
1 week ago
Alt win condition:
4x Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth (so that you can tap mutavaults and fetches for mana)
Main win condition:
4x The Rack
Getting rid of the afflictions is a terrible idea. You need all 8 rack effects to win the game and Quest for the Nihil Stone is a terrible top deck. If they know you have that, they will not keep anything in hand to let you trigger it. Also, why Liliana Vess over the best version of Liliana? She can discard, kill things and her ultimate is a game swinger so you should run 4x if possible. I agree with Fatal Push and removing the -x/-x spells. Bontu's Last Reckoning is a great sweeper and fits in our curve of under 3. If you want to run smallpox, up the land count to at least 23. Fetches allow you to get revolt when needed but give you the option for the white splash sideboard if you choose to later (its what I run).
Here is my deck that I have been tuning for a few months now and has a 55%(+/-) win rate on MTGO comp leagues and PPTQs: 8Rack If you need anymore help I am glad to give it and we also have a discord dedicated to 8 rack and tuning your individual deck for your meta.
1 week ago
Okay, constructive criticism incoming:
After looking through your decklist, you have a pretty solid theme going on here. It's a take on a classic that has been around for a while. Unfortunately, with how low cost your discard spells are, and with no draw power in the deck and very few creatures, you'll be top decking in no time, leaving your end-game to chance.
Obviously your creature base is nearly non-existent. That's not always a bad thing, but in your case I think it is.. for two reasons. One, I don't know about you.. but when running decks like this I prefer to have a backup plan (an alt win con, if you will) for killing my opponent. And two, creatures will protect you from fast decks early game. A deck like this will have nearly no chance to win against Elves, Goblins, or the like.. due to speed and no creatures on the board to protect you.
Here is what I would do:
-4 Duress (The card is too limiting, especially after the first few turns have passed)
+4 Funeral Charm (Giving you access to the only instant speed discard spell in Modern, also, gives you a few other options.)
-2 Drown in Sorrow (Too slow, imo. Also could hurt a couple changes I am suggesting to the deck)
-2 Languish (Similar reasons as listed above)
+4 Fatal Push (Faster, and doesn't hurt your own creature base)
-4 Smallpox (Great card, but hurts you as much as it does your opponent. You don't want to be top decking sooner than you have to be.)
-4 Buried Ruin (With how much devotion your deck is giving to early game black, you can't afford to chance colorless mana early game. Also, this distracts from your overall goal. If they get rid of one of your The Racks, no sweat, that's what alt win cons are for.
-1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth (No reason to run this and potentially give some advantage to your opponent when you're mono black as it is.)
+3 Swamp (Slightly fixing your mana base)
-3 Ensnaring Bridge (Doesn't flow as well as I'd like.)
+4 Master of the Feast (Gives you access to an alt win con, with built in evasion AND forces your opponent to draw, giving you access to more cards you can force him/her to discard.
-3 Nyxathid (Nice card, but with no evasion, weak to chump blockers)
+4 Hypnotic Specter (Built in evasion, fits the theme better giving you access to discard on a stick. Also gives added bonus of possibly hitting your opponents lands. Alternatively, Guul Draz Specter could fit this slot as well.)
-4 Shrieking Affliction (Good card, but...)
-1 Liliana of the Veil (Good card, but she hurts your hand, too)
+1 Liliana Vess (Fits your theme, gives you access to yet another win con, doesn't hurt your hand, gives you access to a tutor on a stick, and this would allow you to have both Liliana's on the field simultaneously.)
Overall this would give you a lower mana curve, in turn making your deck faster. It would give you access to alternate win conditions that still fit your theme. Would give you access to a few more creatures, giving you more early game protection. Would give you instant-speed discard. And would give you the ability in certain situations to affect your opponents mana base. I know these are a LOT of changes I am suggesting, but, even taking a few of them could help you out a lot.
Let me know what you think and if you end up using any of the suggestions!
1 week ago
ANd I bring more gifts for you to look at I used to run a discard deck back when I was into modern:P The Rack, Shrieking Affliction, Fate Unraveler Insidious Dreams, Archfiend of Ifnir, Magus of the Jar, Nin, the Pain Artist, Blue Sun's Zenith, Geth's Grimoire (If I was into izzet I would run this)
Now this may cost you a pretty penny but The Locust God
2 weeks ago
Bitter Ordeal has insane potential here
Leyline of the Void and Crypt Incursion make good sideboard cards in case your milling a dredge deck or another graveyard heavy deck that could take advantage, alternatively theres Relic of Progenitus if you want draw
Liliana's Caress and Shrieking Affliction capitalize on discard, and to truly gimp combo you're going to need some form of countermagic as a lot of modern combos are instant speed, so permission is key if you're running dimir, such as Countersquall, Pact of Negation or Cryptic Command
3 weeks ago
Hi I'm brewing around Shared Fate as well.
Let me know what you discover! Happy brewing!
3 weeks ago
Heres a bunch of cards that should help you out - nothing extremely expensive.
1 month ago
Take out basilica
1 month ago
Thanks for your input N4kk1 The Rack and Shrieking Affliction both look like they will add some more punch. I did find that once my opponent didnt have any cards left they were hard to knock down. Wrench Mind I think will also fit in nicely.