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

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Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis Uncommon
Conspiracy Uncommon
2012 Core Set Uncommon
Time Spiral Uncommon

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Each player loses 1 life, discards a card, sacrifices a creature, then sacrifices a land.

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Smallpox Discussion

Icbrgr on Are You Alright? You Look SWAMPED!

1 day ago

@Shakespeare314 I totally dig Yahenni's Expertise! thats pretty wicked... never heard of it... definitely a great suggestion and will consider it... but i really gotta say that that -4/-4 from Languish has saved me so many times (in playtesting) where a at the time -3/-3 Mutilate couldn't have done it... this deck is a bit slow and the opponent more often than not gets a big board presence before my land destruction really even starts to phase them.... regardless definitely worth trying out!

Im kinda in the same boat with Death Cloud... meaning that i usually take quite a beating that im pretty sure this would end up just killing me... i also have beef with how it doesnt go well with my enchant land effects... thats why im steering clear of Smallpox for the time being.

Thanks again! I appreciate the input and will do a little playtesting with them.

Icbrgr on Budget Black Land Destruction Help

3 days ago

Yeah i know $100 is low but this is meant to be a more casual than competetive deck (For now). But yeah Im thinking black is my best option considering my budget in terms of what tools/cards are available. Over time I may consider working my way in to getting more dual lands and work my way into some red with down the road aquireing Blood Moon. I love your suggestion of Corrupted Roots and Drain the Well appears to be a strictly better Caustic Rain so I definity need to make a spot for those. Helldozer looks hillarious. Im going to stick with Abyssal Persecutor for the time being but i will keep him in mind. I currently am using Evil Presence others which is why i am trying to avoid Smallpox for now. but perhaps in the future when i break away from those enchant land effects i will work with it. especially because i already own a playset of them and it pains me seeing them unused.Thanks for those courtesy links for the ideas and thank you for taking the time to post!

sylvannos on Budget Black Land Destruction Help

4 days ago

Hmmm...$100 is pretty low. That means no Life from the Loam, Fulminator Mage, or even dual lands.

Are you set on keeping this mono-black? There's a lot to be gained from adding red or green, not just because of expensive cards. Green gives you ramp so you can turn 2 Rain of Tears and work your way up to a Death Cloud. Red gives you more land destruction (specifically Molten Rain and Avalanche Riders), plus the absolutely insane Goblin Dark-Dwellers.

If you're staying mono-black, I'd suggest building around Smallpox. You can get your opponent low with Abyssal Persecutor, then finish out the game when it gets sacrificed. It also creates a lot of value when your opponent has to sacrifice a creature.

Smallpox gets even more value when you couple it with Solemn Simulacrum and Filigree Familiar.

Some other cards to consider:

Also check out Budget Magic over at MtG Goldfish. Here is a deck built around Death Cloud that's actually pretty good from what I've seen at my local shop. And here is R/G Land Destruction to give you some more ideas.

Chasmolinker on 8-RACK ATTACK

4 days ago

Though now that Fatal Push is a thing, I could probably drop Smallpox.

Chasmolinker on 8-RACK ATTACK

4 days ago

I haven't played this deck since around the time that Bant Eldrazi and the like started gaining traction, but it actually worked out OK. I normally went 2-2 at my LGS. I used to run 2 copies of Quest for the Nihil Stone, which Smallpox helped turn on quicker leaving them not much left to do. There is soooo much discard in this deck it's not even funny.


4 days ago

Smallpox in a deck with 18 lands?

How are things working for you?

majin_shinsa on Mono-Black Madness Control

5 days ago

Maybe add some Waste Not to make your opponent really hate discarding. Maybe even swap the Necrogen Mists for Wrench Mind since you can target either person. Smallpox would work as control too by giving you another discard outlet plus control. Raven's Crime is fun since it can keep coming back wit extra lands

Zakaveus on Mono Black

1 week ago

Maybe take out a Bogbrew Witch or two for that matter for 2 more Mortician Beetle. Then i would take out 2 Ultimate Price to put in 2 more Smallpox. I would keep other 2 drop kills spells like Ultimate Price and Kiku's Shadow in your sideboard along with Pulse Tracker and i wouldn't run Thoughtpicker Witch your Trepanation Blade is better in my opinion! <3

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