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Street Wraith Discussion
2 days ago
So I was just thinking, Hollow One says it costs 2 less for each card Cycled or Discarded that turn. Now, when you Cycle something, the rule is "Discard this card: Draw a card" right?
So you Discard it, then after drawing, the card has officially been Cycled, right?
2 days ago
So, I know this may be a reach, but I've got a Seismic Assault deck I'm trying to trade. Everything on this list is what I've got except for the Leylines, instead I have some Simian Guides. Best Deck In Modern. Not Gonna Lie. (44 Lands)
If you are interested in single cards from it too then that's cool.
4 days ago
Cards that I don't like:
Darkwater Catacombs | In a turn 4/5 build, it's too slow. Basically useless in some situations and opposite of mana fixing
Fetid Pools | Enters tapped needs strong abilities, maybe turn 8 cycling would be good, but in a Turn 4/5 build, it's not a turn 1 through 4 land so shouldn't be in there
Great Furnace | I think you can fetch , a single on Turn 1 though 4 is terrible
Tolaria West | Great land, but what does it tutor for you that's a combo card, Mana Crypt is ok, but none of your combos are land based, I wouldn't run this. If you needed to fetch a specific land for a combo would be ok.
I would go down 1 net land to 36 as well.
Devastation Tide | Miracle is too random, want to control your spells not have them control you. And it's a sorcery, as an instant it would be ok.
Cryptic Command has a pretty High CMC with , it's instant so it's better than some of the other sorcery/creatures, but could be a problem. It's VERY good card though, I would keep it worth the hard casting cost.
Scroll Rack mana sponges, it's too random, and too slow for turn 4/5 deck
Tolaria West go down a land!
Tunnel Vision (when used to tutor) >> Mizzix's Mastery! (Downside is it misses Omniscience so need something it can hit to put a card from graveyard into hand, best would be a card like that with flashback) OR Tunnel Vision >> Yawgmoth's Will. If it discards a Past in Flames get a couple shots. I think Kess, Dissident Mage can cast the Overload cost from the graveyard for Mizzix's Mastery too if you do get it looking for the Yawgmoth's Will which then cast the Yawgmoth's Will.
Summary: Harder to tutor items (Enchantment) should be priorities, Necropotence or Omniscience. Kess, Dissident Mage let's you recast and pull another item in most cases to finish the combo Omniscience + Enter the Infinite, lots of tutors pull Show and Tell for you.
Capture of Jingzhou and Temporal Manipulation are good too, but not necessary, you're really just trying to combo win with Show and Tell + Omniscience + Enter the Infinite would focus on getting there.
Frantic Search is better if you have a way to recur-it, like a Nivix Guildmage, but it does give you more control on the discard. The problem arises when you only have 1 card in hand, becomes the same issue I'm sure you experience with the Scroll Rack.
Dreadbore could just be another tutor that pulls Hero's Downfall they do the same thing anyway (or a Yawgmoth's Will if you need to recast Hero's Downfall and have used Kess, Dissident Mage. And it's a sorcery (YUCK)
You need the Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots for Phage the Untouchable and Laboratory Maniac. You could lose the Swiftfoot Boots since you do have Artifact tutors, but I bet they are pulling mana sources not boots.
Temporal Extortion could be wasted spell, since i doubt your doing the extra damage, but in multi-player perhaps it may resolve due to politics.
Time Warp could come out too if needed, high CMC extra turns. Useful for mid-range play though.
Need to research a way to bring a card from graveyard to hand, if it has flashback, that would be AMAZING!
6 days ago
H: 4 Leyline of Sanctity from M11
1 week ago
...why do people not play Extirpate over Surgical Extraction?
Deck against which you would want to use these cards tend to have some kind of countermeasure, be it Dispel, casting the targeted card via Snapcaster Mage, or simply drawing/dredging it back to hand via stuff like Street Wraith.
Hence for me at least, it seems that a reliable 1 mana spell, is better than a easily disrupted "free" spell.
1 week ago
I've both played and played against a few different versions of this deck and they are glass cannons, especially with such a low creature count and lack of evasion. So I'm going to throw a wall of text at you, hopefully it will help. Assuming a turn-1 kill with this deck, especially off the draw is crazy. You may get it once in a while but assume your deck will win turns 3-4 normally
First off, manabase. This deck has no basics and even with all the red pump spells, it will fold in half to Blood Moon or enchantments like Spreading Seas. Add in a few basics of each and some fetch lands (reason for those later)
You need more evasion on your creatures, right now even with a god hand, if I throw down a blocker, nothing happens. Mainboard the Apostle's Blessing and ignore your life total. Think of the deck like infectless infect. Cards to consider adding as well are Temur Battle Rage, Rancor and Become Immense, with how fast your graveyard should fill up, especially if you add fetchlands
I hope this helps
2 weeks ago
Street Wraith might be good, it should make a turn one combo sudoku more likely and will also leave you on less life which is potentially more honourable.
2 weeks ago
WOW, thanks for the really quality post!
I got to say I like your deck you have made, and your post has made me really think long and hard about the recommendations you have given me. So here are my thoughts on all of them.
Relic of Progenitus you are correct about it not being perfect, but it never really caused problems as I would just pull off a donation before triggering the ability, however the first effect on it helped a little with the exile 1. But all in all the main reason I was keeping it in was its draw effect, and as Nihil Spellbomb also has draw I am totally down to add it and see how it plays out at my next FNM.
Terminate and Go for the Throat as stated are mainly here to remove the Abyssal Persecutor, but I cant see me taking them out or changing it to Greater Gargadon for the simple fact of the kill gives me way more survivability. I find that I have enough donation in the deck that I rarely need to use them on Abyssal Persecutor and instead I use it as a kill to take out my opponents shenanigans. So I will not be adding Greater Gargadon but I do have to say I really like that combo and would have never see using it like that, such a good idea though.
Sign in Blood is something I was looking at, however the deck is already tight fitting in all the cards I need for my combos aswell as the cards that let me live long enough to pull off a win. And so there is just no room for Sign in Blood, and as for Street Wraith mostly the same reasoning as Sign in Blood but also it does not really fit the theam and idea of a donation deck.
As for more Fetchlands, I really want to... but that shit is expensive yo, and I am already way over budget for what I wanted to spend on this deck. (100$ was how much I was originally looking to spend, to give you an idea for how over budget this has gotten... but I do have to admit it has been really fun to play.)
Also this deck list is a little out dated after Juppe recommendations I have actually created a V3 of this deck witch I played last night at my local FNM, but after your recommendations I have created a V4 of the deck witch I hope to play next week.
Here is the links as well as the changes between each version.
Deck link: Modern Donations? (v3)
Changes from V2 to V3 Show
Minus - 2x Lich's Mirror: Too slow to get out and self board wiping sucked.
Minus - 2x Death's Shadow: Honestly really missed them, and so brought them back in V4
Plus - 3x Lightning Bolt: Grate addition and feels really nice, made wins come a turn sooner.
Deck link: Modern Donations? (v4)
Changes from V3 to V4 Show
Damn another long ass reply, well hopefully I did not ramble too much and got my point across, if you have any other ideas or recommendations feel free to place a comment and I will get back to you... also I will try and remember next Friday after FNM to make a comment and tell you how the Nihil Spellbomb play out.