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Creature — Demon
Delve (Each card you exile from your graveyard while casting this spell pays for .)
If a creature card with flying was exiled with Soulflayer's delve ability, Soulflayer has flying. The same is true for first strike, double strike, deathtouch, haste, hexproof, indestructible, lifelink, reach, trample, and vigilance.
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4 days ago
The effect your replicating is Xathrid Slyblade , but unlike the Slyblade your creatures don't have any protection. Glissa, the Traitor also has both deathtouch and first strike, it even has a degree of synergy with your equipment. Ambush Viper has flash, so it can essentially function as a kill spell. Arena is a repeatable fight effect stapled to a land. The gods, Rhonas the Indomitable and Pharika, God of Affliction could be made for this deck, given it's themes...
Majestic Myriarch, isn't a new idea Cairn Wanderer , Soulflayer and Odric, Lunarch Marshal , but since none of your creatures have trample (sure they could Chariot of Victory but it costs 3 to cast and you only have 2) it can still be chump blocked by Lingering Souls in most cases.You could run Skinshifter , to provide trample or flying, alternatively use a cheap trampler like Charging Badger . Hope this helps, good luck brewing your deck.
1 week ago
9-lives, No offence taken, but I'd like to understand why you don't like my demo deck? It plays to the plan you want, but in a way which is resilient, I'm fairly sure if the deck didn't work captainamerica wouldn't of liked it. I spend a fair amount of time helping other players build decks, I'm frequently in TappedOut's top ten helpers and I've been playing Magic for more than 20 years... I'm not trying to make you play like a spike, but at the same time Modern is a turn four format. What that means is you need to be in a position to win on turn four or five, otherwise you lose. At present midrange decks simply can't compete with the speed of others...
Answer me this, you have seen my Modern deck Power 4 is Ferocious, can you deal with 2x turn 1 Hollow One or a turn 2 lifelink, flying, double strike Soulflayer? This isn't an edge case on turn 3-4 tron (3 lands Urza's Tower being 1) decks can play Karn Liberated or Wurmcoil Engine. Burn decks have already come close to killing you, and control has you locked out in one way or another. Then there is infect a surprisingly cheap deck, and it only need 10 damage to and an opponent, for reference Blighted Agent. You can't have an answer to everything, and decks which try are called toolboxes, which from what I can tell doesn't appeal to you. Still, I'll cover it anyway, toolbox decks use Eldritch Evolution and Collected Company, mostly because Birthing Pod is modern banned...
Molding your deck around your opponent is a poor plan in general and certainly not something to fixate on. I have a borderline ridiculous casual deck The best cost is free which relies on me exiling cards from my hand to do things. Or how about a deck that is mostly 0 cost artifacts Cheap & Cherio, this only has 15 land, yet it can win. Modern is a format with over 12,000 unique cards and I have no idea how many ways to win, you can't plan for everything.
as an experiment, don't look at values, give me an honest evaluation of these 5 cards:
Vampire Nighthawk aggressive creature, kill spell.
Dissipate counterspell, exile answer.
Bow of Nylea toolbox, passive gain.
Guttersnipe burn with a body.
Ghostway blink, re-trigger enters the battlefield.
2 weeks ago
This is a bit odd, back in 2017 some of the initial builds of Hollow One tried to use Death's Shadow and Vengevine, those decks did ok, but in the end Shadow was dropped since Flameblade Adept is a better 1 drop in the deck... You have ended up with a Death's Shadow list without Thoughtseize and a Hollow One list with 4 non-red producing mana sources. The draw discard spells are all red, so you need red sources in your opening hand, or the deck stalls... Then there is Tormenting Voice rather than Cathartic Reunion?
I'd suggest Watery Grave should be Steam Vents, or Lightning Bolt should be Thoughtseize, so you have the chance of a turn one play without a red source. I play a mardu mashup of Hollow One which also runs Soulflayer, so I'm not against the idea (shameless plug Power 4 is Ferocious) but I do think you need to reconsider some of your card choices... Hope this helps and good luck with your brew.
2 weeks ago
I like this deck, and to upgrade it I think (As you may commented above) that you may cu the Risk Factors to add 2 Lingering Souls because it can be a headache to Jund, Sultai midrange or other decks with few creatures or creatures without flying.
In addition, I think that you may cut 1 Dreadbore to add another Collective Brutality because it's good against burn with his discard ability; his -2/-2 ability is great aginst zoo, humans or spirits; his "2 life ability" can be aggresive; and it is great to feed the graveyard for the Soulflayer.
Greets, TheSimikBOat :]
2 weeks ago
So this is a Hollow One deck that actually wants to play white...
SCORE: 6 | 475 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS
Primarily this is a Hollow One deck, but using Soulflayer as a backup plan, with the option (just...) to eternalize Adorned Pouncer. Transformative sideboard to play more of a burn angle when grave hate comes in.
2 weeks ago
I've seen many Hollow One variants and play one, but I've never seen one use Measure of Wickedness, I like the idea behind it, but I don't like that you warped the deck slightly (Shriekhorn) to enable it or that it costs 4 to cast... If I was using it, I'd add Furyblade Vampire and cut Grisly Survivor and Shriekhorn, Furyblade is a free discard outlet, with a reasonable upside. Your also running too many creatures with Delve, the normal Hollow One deck which runs fetch lands still only runs 4 delve creature, so -2 Gurmag Angler, -2 Tombstalker +2 Flameblade Adept and +2 Flamewake Phoenix. I'd only use Immortal Coil if I had something like Rakdos Charm (artifact destruction) in the deck, it's a massive risk. I probably prefer Sword-Point Diplomacy and Risk Factor to Dark Deal, which is card disadvantage and can only be played turn 3 when your hand could be almost empty.
Lands, your not running fetches so why run Blood Crypt? Budget wise removing the crypt would more than cover 4x Dragonskull Summit and 4x Foreboding Ruins, importantly this would let you cut the number of swamps. This is essentially a red deck for the first 2 turns, no matter what the colour wheel says, mana sources that don't provide red should be kept to a minimum. If you don't have a red source in your opening hand then you need to muligan.
As I said at the top, I play a version of Hollow One Power 4 is Ferocious, though it also runs Soulflayer as the Delve creature. That meant I had to warp the deck slightly to take full advantage of Soulflayer, basically I need to have access to Double Strike. Initially I went with Prophetic Flamespeaker, it was playable and had relevant abilities, sorted. Not really, I ended up splashing white, no Hollow One deck runs white, green, blue, sure but not white (ok, there is one that uses Lingering Souls). I splashed white for 2 reasons, first Adorned Pouncer, second better sideboard options...
I hope this is of help, have fun and good luck with your brew.
2 weeks ago
I might keep Splinterfright, with Nemesis of Mortals, but I'd probably rather play Hooting Mandrills or add a few more keywords and use Soulflayer. Off the top of my head Gladecover Scout and Hired Poisoner plus your already existing creatures with trample could give a pretty scary Soulflayer.
Varolz, the Scar-Striped is great if you are using something like Hunted Horror, Death's Shadow, Force of Savagery or even Yargle, Glutton of Urborg, so might be worth considering. This does mean shaping your deck to try and get Varolz, above all...
In such a creature heavy deck Throne of the God-Pharaoh would also make sense and if you choose to use delirium Traverse the Ulvenwald would be a good way to fetch your finisher. There is a but, graveyard hate is very common in modern, so you need a plan that lets you adapt if your graveyard is exiled, honestly this is where something like Throne is really useful, since you can still cast your creatures.
Hope this helps with your brew.
4 weeks ago
First off I'd suggest Magus of the Bazaar over Merfolk Looter. Other cards that might help are Haunted Dead and Phantasmagorian. Given your colour choice, you might be able to use Shadowstorm Vizier, in the same way the more traditional RB deck uses Flameblade Adept. I play a Hollow One deck myself HollowFlayer, though I'm also trying to leverage Soulflayer