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|Masters 25 (A25)||Uncommon|
|Modern Masters (MMA)||Common|
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Creature — Wraith
Cycling-Pay 2 life. (Pay 2 life, Discard this card: Draw a card.)
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Street Wraith Discussion
1 day ago
I think you should pick to either go with Delve or with Delver of Secrets Flip, all in. As it stands I'm not sure you have enough spells to consistently flip a delver or to load the graveyard for delve creatures. Both ways would feed well off Opt; and Delve would also like Street Wraith and more Thought Scours. Delver might work better in a control shell, maybe with help from Nimble Obstructionist, Snapcaster Mage and the new Wizard's Retort.
1 week ago
Xica Thanks for all of your insight. I saw a mild synergy between Bomat Courier and One with Nothing as a way of discarding 2-3 cards and then "drawing" 2-4 cards. This a feeble attempt at budgeting Goblin Lore.
To your point about Street Wraith, it seems to have taken a steep drop with the A25 reprinting. I have added it to the deck list in place of One with Nothing.
Abrade is a great suggestion!
Not sure what you mean about Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip?? When creatures get hit with removal Flameblade Adept or if I sac Bomat Courier, Lili Flip flips and I can re-animate them. I do like the synergies with Jaya Ballard, Task Mage. I might swap Lili for Jaya or even split them 1/1.
Would Relic be better than Ratchet Bomb?
1 week ago
Don't wanna be rude but what is the reason behind the mainboard One with Nothing? is the local meta overrun with Ebony Owl Netsuke/Runeflare Trap meme decks?
If the reason is the price of Street Wraith, you can try Edge of Autumn, or even Faerie Macabre which can be a really good maindeck card to pick up some percentage point against Snapcaster Mage, Lingering Souls & all sorts of graveyard based decks in general.
Both Faithless Looting & Cathartic Reunion live or die by the free cycling/discard effects, as they are badly NEEDED to make any of the decks hallmark explosive multiple Hollow One plays.
And if you can't find a green source Ancient Grudge, Abrade seems to be a strictly better spell. As the second mode is very relevant, it can mean a 2nd playset of removal to slow down storm, or it can be useful in the mirror, or against humans, merfolk, death & taxes, even if they didn't get to their vials.
Ratchet Bomb can only do its Engineered Explosives impression if you have removal to survive long enough, which tends to require being a control deck. Thus its mainly run in decks like skred, that don't play a second color, and can defend themselves long enough to be able to effectively utilize it.
Bomat Courier is a pretty problematic card, it gets stonewalled by anything, and Hollow One decks simpyl don't have the board presence early game to force the opponent to choose between blocking them, or some stronger creature, and once your opponent realize the combo with One with Nothing, those cards will be exiled after any removal spell, thus all those fine Bloodghasts & Flamewake Phoenixes will go to waste.
(and you have no way to turn on Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip, which is a great problem if you want to use her, even cards like Jaya Ballard, Task Mage would do more good... (and she is a large liablity in the current removal heavy meta), maybe use something like Infernal Tutor in her place, that card seems to be good in grindy mathcups, it allows you to find second pieces of cards, and the deck lives by doubling up on Hollow One or Flameblade Adept - or it can find the answer you must find, if you get empty handed in grindy game)
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
So I have actually constructed a very similar deck to this in the past. My best tip for you is to make a choice between a glass cannon build or a tempo build that contains a combo. What I mean is that for any combo deck you have to maximize your chance to get to the combo and win but the means by which you maximize this chance can change depending on the shell you run your deck with.
This current build shows to be mostly focused on the combo but it could go further by using mana filtering, and self replacement cards to increase your chance of reaching relevant pieces. That would entail using cards like:
This tactic effectively reduces the size of your deck from 60cards to as low as 44cards thus increasing your ability to get the combo pieces you need to win by turn 3-4.
This all being said I have found that the glass cannon build, by simple fact of its construction is prone to disruption and inconsistency. Often a better tactic is to simply employ large amounts of control to buy time to get to the combo, protect it and then win. Notably both tactics have their weaknesses and benefits.
I would recommend making a firm choice on how you want your deck to get to the win and simply hyper-tune it toward that goal. If you do decide to go a tempo/midrange strategy, a Simic or Sulti company control shell would likely serve you well.
4 weeks ago
Great suggestions chadsansing, I was thinking of Insidious Dreams from my Damia deck. Sort of works like Doomsday too if I have cards in hand. Never seen Tortured Existence before but it looks useful especially to bring back a cycled Street Wraith. Could you give an upvote as well if you like the deck? Thanks again!
1 month ago
Yes. The Street Wraith are for the cycle. The biggest issue this deck has is getting the Skirk Prospector removed after it is played. Storming off into only 1 Empty the Warrens is not hard to do when you do not have the Fecundity. I actually played this deck in Legacy back in the day but with Seething Song and Rite of Flame in the list. The combo turn can take a while but it is not bad if you have proper counters to keep track of Storm count, mana, and the proper amount of tokens.
1 month ago
Toxicnerve, here is the problem with the Ghast, it costs 4 mana but doesn't change the game state in any significant way the turn you play it. Modern is frequently described as a turn four format, this means that on turn 4 you are setup to win or you are winning. The Ghast is too slow for modern, any card that costs more than 4 mana really needs to be significant... A 4 drop creature in modern needs to be something like Bloodbraid Elf or Thought-Knot Seer, these two creatures are quite different but they also have something in common, they provide a 2-for-1. Other options are the creature has baked in recursion Kitchen Finks or Flamewake Phoenix are examples of this, or it has a cost reduction Obstinate Baloth, Hollow One and Gurmag Angler (this one would fit your deck), or lastly it isn't really played Simian Spirit Guide and Street Wraith.
The thing is the modern card pool is massive, even with just Zombies, go to Gather and set Card Format to Modern, Card Type to Creature, then do a search on Type and enter Zombie, there are 272 modern legal Zombie creatures... This excludes cards which can support Zombies, or other cards which would normally be in a deck, like disruption (kill spells, discard, counterspells). Coming back to the Ghast, yes in theory he gives you a little ramp, but in modern, by the time it does you might already be losing and if your not, then it is just a win-more card.
Does this help?