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|Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis (DDR)||Uncommon|
|2012 Core Set (M12)||Uncommon|
|Time Spiral (TSP)||Uncommon|
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Each player loses 1 life, discards a card, sacrifices a creature, then sacrifices a land.
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1 day ago
List looks good. How is Pack Rat performing?
Personally I think you should run 24 lands with Smallpox.
3 days ago
Again, I'm going to have to push for Necropotence. It lets you draw and fill your hand and if need be you can overdraw and discard into the grave.Buried Alive, Collective Brutality, Smallpox, Pox... these would put stuff into the grave for you. I love Smallpox, it does almost everything.
How could I have forgotten to suggest Cemetery Reaper?
1 week ago
1 week ago
Not to worry! There are a lot of ways to speed things up. Looking at your list, here are a few things that I recommend:
This is something I plan to address, but haven't had the time to write up quite yet. Some of the answers you're looking for are in the replies I've made in the comments - I will add a section like this soon enough.
1 week ago
ClockworkSwordfish, Shrieking Affliction is Racks 5-8
Liliana of the Veil is such a house in this deck but I understand the budget may not allow it, gotta mention it at least though.
Mutavault is a great alternate win condition if you need a creature without playing actual creatures which most 8 Rack decks don't. If you do play creatures then I would say Pack Rat or Bloodghast are about the only things worth running.
Smallpox is very good interaction and works well with Bloodghast
Thoughtseize is the best discard spell
Fatal Push>Doom blade
IoK, which someone already mentioned
Dakmor Salvage works very well with Ravens Crime
1 week ago
"Getting rid of the afflictions is a terrible idea. You need all 8 rack effects to win the game" is actually only true if Racks and Afflictions are your ONLY win con, and in making the changes I suggested.. they wouldn't be.
"Alt win condition: 4x Mutavault" Lol, hardly. Since when has anyone ever been able to say that a win con in any deck is a 2/2 creature with zero evasion? Not to mention the poor idea of adding colorless mana to a mono color deck that has minimum (in it's current state) 20 cards that you could otherwise play on turn 1 for a black mana.
"Quest for the Nihil Stone is a terrible top deck" Sure, I can agree with that, but then.. the point here isn't to win by top deck, is it? It's to ensure the consistency of the deck never has to rely on the lucky top decks. Dropping a Nihil Stone in the first 5 turns is 99% of the time better for you than a Shrieking Affliction when running a deck with this much hand disruption. Even IF worse case scenario, you draw one late game.. you can still see use out of it, thanks to my suggestion of running Master of the Feast.
"Also, why Liliana Vess over the best version of Liliana?" I've already answered that question.. but if you need me to repeat myself.. It fits his theme better, gives access to yet another win con, doesn't hurt his hand (Thus the whole point of dropping Smallpox), gives you access to a tutor on a stick (which is always nice in a deck with no card draw), and this would allow you to have both Liliana's on the field simultaneously limiting the chances he would ever have a dead draw. "...her ultimate is a game swinger" No more than Liliana Vess's ultimate.
At the end of the day, it'll come down to his personal taste anyway. But thanks for the reply!
1 week ago
I normally don't like to run Path to Exile in Smallpox lists as it kind of negates the advantage you can generate from Smallpox. Instead, Condemn is normally my go to. But just a suggestion! I really like Gideon of the Trials in these types of lists. I have found him to be especially game breaking in lists with Death Cloud.
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!