|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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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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15 hours ago
Sarcomancy is not modern-legal.
Other than that, I think your deck is a bit too cute on synergies, and a bit too little direct face-melting. In particular you have 8 supporting artifacts and 3 enchantments, that doesn't do anything on their own. Door of Destinies sticks out as the worst of them, due to its casting cost - it acquires counters when you play a creature of the chosen type, but by the time you have door in play, you've already played most of your hand. Besides, playing something that doesn't impact the board state in turn 4, is not what you'd want to do in most games of modern.
I suggest going up to 4 Gravecrawler, and at least 3 Geralf's Messenger. Fleshbag Marauder isn't bad either, and I belive Smallpox could be a pretty good support card, since your deck is good at getting something out of the graveyard.
3 days ago
Well Mana Tithe didn't break modern in half. Its so rarely played mst people don't even realize it exists.
It has seen some play in orzhov Smallpox variants, that splash white for Lingering Souls, the card is great there since the deck is continually mana screwing the opponent, hence paying more for spells is hard.
1 week ago
Darth_Savage, thanks for the suggestions!
I don't see how I can run Lingering Souls very effectively, unfortunately. Dragon Fodder is worth considering, for sure, especially if I'm going to capitalize on sacrifice payout. Smallpox fits more of a dedicated control or 8-rack, I think. I don't really want to be sacking lands when I'm trying to ramp into MoC. I think in place of Scorched Rusalka, I'll use Captain's Claws for that last point of damage, and add in Gut Shot. Rusalka looks powerful but I fear I won't have a whole lot of creatures at any given time. I like Infernal Plunge and will add it if I add Dragon Fodder. Another ramp idea that came to me was Generator Servant.
Lastly, my kill spell of choice within my play group is Go for the Throat but this is easily changed to fit your own group's style. Personally I don't run into Artifact Creatures nearly often enough for it to disappoint me.
1 week ago
It's a war of attrition. Smallpox is in your favor if you don't have a creature to sac, or if you discard something like a Bloodghast in the bin. Slowing your opponents down by depriving them of several resources with a single spell is a great way to gain quick and lasting advantage.
1 week ago
I have a few card suggestions; Scorched Rusalka, Smallpox, Infernal Plunge, Dragon Fodder and Lingering Souls. My reasoning Master of Cruelties cost 5 mana so some ramp from Infernal Plunge would help get it out quicker, it also provides a sacrifice outlet. In terms of sacrifice, what is better than tokens, so Dragon Fodder and Lingering Souls would be obvious options. Last we have Smallpox which is just plain brutal and Scorched Rusalka which lets you deliver the last point of damage to your opponent or works as a sacrifice outlet.
I'm not a great fan of Go for the Throat not hitting artifact creatures is a big limitation, thanks to Vault Skirge Hollow One and Signal Pest in particular, though not exclusively. I'd prefer Tragic Slip, Victim of Night, Murderous Cut or Smother. I would suggest Fatal Push but it may be over budget.
Hope this is of some help, have fun brewing your deck.
2 weeks ago
You are correct. Because you have Hexproof, you cannot be the target of any spells and abilities your opponent controls. This includes spells or abilities where the effect would remove non-hexproofed targets.
One minor point, you do not have protection from spells like Smallpox that do not target.
Also, it is helpful if you directly link the cards in question for reference. Use the following:
[[Abolisher of Bloodlines]]
3 weeks ago
First off welcome back. Your deck is close to two established archetypes 8 Rack and Hollow One. 8 Rack uses The Rack and Shrieking Affliction to dish out the pain along with a discard suite including Inquisition of Kozilek, Raven's Crime, Smallpox and Wrench Mind but rarely Dark Deal or Mind Rot as they are too slow for the format. The second deck I mentioned uses Hollow One and Flameblade Adept with Bloodghast and Flamewake Phoenix to take maximum advantage of your discards, for simplicities sake I'll link my Zombie Hollow one deck here and you can have a look.
As to particular suggestions, well first cut the previously mentioned Dark Deal and Mind Rot, in those five slots add 4x Wrench Mind and 1x Burning Inquiry, though you could have 4x Smallpox if you prefer. I'd also suggest you cut the 2x Incendiary Command and add one extra of Inquisition of Kozilek and Faithless Looting, or instead you could experiment with 2x Wheel of Fate or 2x Reforge the Soul. Lastly Underworld Dreams would almost always be better as another Liliana's Caress or Waste Not.
I hope this is of some help and have fun brewing your deck.
3 weeks ago
What do you think about running Smallpox? I'd probably run it 4 times in this type of deck but that's my style