Slaughter Games

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Slaughter Games

Sorcery

Slaughter Games can't be countered by spells or abilities.

Name a nonland card. Search target opponent's graveyard, hand, and library for any number of cards with that name and exile them. Then that player shuffles his or her library.

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Slaughter Games Discussion

NinjaFist on Milling Made Easy

3 days ago

Since Startled Awake recently took a massive price spike due to standard, I would highly recommend replacing them with Archive Traps, as fetch land cracks are very commonplace in modern and there will be plenty of chances for you to get that free cast off of them.

Harsh Scrutiny really shouldn't be a 4 of, most of the time you want to get spells out of your opponent's hand rather than creatures. I would recommend switching them to Duresss if you wanna keep the budget, but if you can afford it, Inquisition of Kozilek really is the best discard right behind Thoughtseize.

Being a blue deck, I'd imagine you'd want some kind of counter support to stop your opponent from ruining your plan. Cheap and great options are Negate, Dispell, Remand(if you can afford it), Mana Leak, and Delay. In addition, running black lets you run kill spells that you could use to stop your opponent from running you over with creatures. Things like Victim of Night, Murderous Cut, and Tragic Slip are all rather cheap and hit a lot of threats you'll find in modern. You could probably swap out the Trep Blades and Altars for these, as while I too am a really big fan of both, they're just a little too slow for modern standards.

Finally, I would recommend possibly throwing in a couple of Nephalia Drownyards. They can give you mill when you run out of gas and can be something to pour mana into when you're holding onto counterspells at the end of your opponent's turn, they're cheap, and work rather well with Fraying. Last thing, the main reason people have trouble running mill in modern is because of pesky Emrakul, the Aeons Torn (and to a lesser extent Ulamog and Kozilek), as it undoes all the work you put into putting their library in the grave, so make sure you have an answer for it in your sideboard, probably in the form of something like Infinite Obliteration, Lost Legacy, Stain the Mind, or Slaughter Games if you can find red mana some how. I really think Fraying Sanity should probably be a 4 of, as the meta in modern, as far as I can tell, has a rather difficult time dealing with enchantments. Other than that, this looks like a great start, I hope this helped. Good luck to you!

SaltySpecula on Need help to remove cards ...

1 month ago

Well, if your ultimate plan is to make it as expensive as possible for your opponents to cast non-creature spells with board wide increasing cost cards that affect you too, your own non-creature spells should probably be the first to review.

Because of their cost and either limited or perhaps somewhat unnecesary functionality like Always Watching , Crusade, Cast Out and maybe Gideon's Intervention, I would suggest considering removing them first as potentially 3-5 mana for +1/+1 is not worth it's weight in your deck. I would only keep Gideon's Intervention if you know there's a particularly dangerous card in your playgroup you know you need it for. I do the same with Slaughter Games against my friend who uses a Relentless Rats deck or his Laboratory Maniac deck. Otherwise, it's not worth keeping it in the deck.

maxon on Classic 8Rack

1 month ago

Oh yeah I forgot about Slaughter Games. I guess I'd have to get out and play locally and figure out if it's worth adding, or which one I'd prefer. Thanks again. When I get a new brew put together, I will add a comment beckoning a critique from you, if you don't mind.

APPLE01DOJ on Classic 8Rack

1 month ago

Well if you're in R/B I would go with Slaughter Games. I've never used Infinite Obliteration. I tend to rely on discard/removal + Surgical Extraction for that effect.

There are a few decks that would be vulnerable to Infinite Obliteration, Saheeli Rai combo, Collected Company combo, Kiki-Chord, RW/x Nahiri, the Harbinger decks.

tlhunter07 on

1 month ago

@Moonbar,

I've added and overhauled my SB. It may be too spell-heavy, but Slaughter Games is too good not to run 2. The Scooze could be something else, as I run 2 MD.

mtgplayer100 on Mardu Control

2 months ago

Abbot of Keral Keep, is something to check out.

Some sweepers in Anger of the Gods/Damnation could also be a good option.

Fulminator Mage is great against both tron and scapeshift, which both are bad matchups. Some graveyard hate like Relic of Progenitus also seems like it's needed here.

As for the Lost Legacy in the sideboard, i don't see why you're not playing Slaughter Games instead. Otherwise nice decklist.

demonicgrizzly on Jund Dragons

2 months ago

I aegue against not having creature removal. You have no interaction in the beginning turns and by the time you set up to cast your first dragon and you are leaving yourself wide open. You leave yourself particularly weak to lot of strategies without interaction.

A lot can happen in four or five turns. Most games will be over or close to it by then. It is important te remember this fact.

I definitely recommend some removal o interaction. at least in the sideboard. Terminate is invaluable and inexpensive. Lightning Bolt is also an important card to consider, and is also inexpensive. Slaughter Games is good against combo decks.

Pheardemons on Horror, Carnage, and Annihilation. All are Rakdos.

2 months ago

Slaughter Games and Infinite Obliteration are interesting ideas. In a playgroup where you know what your opponent's are playing those are definitely good hate cards.

I thought about Havoc Festival for a long time. My problem with it is "players." My deck takes A LOT of life to gain advantage. Necropotence, Phyrexian Purge, Erebos, God of the Dead, Greed, Phyrexian Arena, Ob Nixilis Reignited, and Mana Barbs. I don't mind hurting myself to hate my opponents more, but I believe I need lifegain. I settled for Scytheclaw instead. Also, with Havoc Festival you will become a serious target. You will need to make sure you have protection to stay alive. At least with Scytheclaw I can try politics to stay alive by making a deal not to attack someone.

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