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Whenever you're dealt damage, put that many charge counters on Sun Droplet.
At the beginning of each upkeep, you may remove a charge counter from Sun Droplet. If you do, you gain 1 life.
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Sun Droplet Discussion
2 weeks ago
Sun Droplet could work pretty well in here. Plus any card with proliferate would be as good too
3 weeks ago
Some weak cards I can spot are: Lena, Selfless Champion, Ancestor Dragon, Abhorrent Overlord, Flaying Tendrils. Also, the White sun seems like overkill - dumping all your mana that this deck has so many amazing ways of using into JUST 2/2 cats seems like a waste to me.
3 weeks ago
Sounds like a good plan. Might be worth getting a sideboard sorted against these matchups too, if your groups use them.
Against burn many of my decks sideboard in copies of Sun Droplet, because they typically give you enough time to get the job done.
Control is a much more tricky thing to bring sideboard hate against, and depends on your local meta, but Surgical Extraction is a good go-to as far as stopping your opponent doing annoying shit
1 month ago
That being said, let’s go over your list of cards and start making some cuts to fine tune it.
Some less synergistic cards to cut:
Jace, Ingenious Mind-Mage
Phage the Untouchable
Heliod, God of the Sun
Gonti, Lord of Luxury
Hope of Ghirapur
Leyline of Sanctity
Bridge from Below
I’ve got some other ideas but for now that’s where I would start with cuts.
2 months ago
I have 128 cards and trying to knock it down to 100, would like some help makes a good Zombie deck. Thank you for your time and help. Here are my cards
Commander - Oloro, Ageless Ascetic
2 months ago
cstern2346 At the moment, the win cons are proliferating Darksteel Reactor for an overall win. Also, proliferating Armageddon Clock and running life gain artifacts, such as Eternity Vessel, Sun Droplet and/or Clearwater Goblet to keep my life from dropping too much. Also, I am using things like Time Bomb, Necrogen Censer, Magma Mine and Heliophial to deal damage directly to my opponent. Atraxa helps with dealing a lot of damage too, the first play test was a win due to Atraxa and Necrogen Censer hitting hard. But I will make some land cuts, maybe get some more tutoring, possibly a Planar Bridge. Actually, Coalition Relic works really nicely with Atraxa, producing 3 mana on my next precom phase. Tap it for a counter, if it wasn't needed, Atraxa proliferates that counter, then next turn, remove said counters and then tap it for mana, boom! Which would justify running a Planar Bridge.
2 months ago
I'm not a fan of mindcrank without Bloodchief Ascension. It almost never pays off, and so many decks want cards in their graveyard you can get punished pretty hard. Jamming Rakdos Charm maindeck can offset some of that, but giving your opponent card advantage is a real risk. Burning inquiry carries similar problems, and without you running lots of cards that want to be in your graveyard, will likely help your opponent more than you.
I'm guessing this started as a delayed damage Emberwilde Augur Insult Rift Bolt list, possibly including Flame of Keld, which then morphed into a Waste Not variant. Its a fun idea- I've never made it work without it becoming a different deck.
First things first, if you want a damage/discard hybrid deck, you need to decide- how important is the discard? Is the this the rack, or is it a burn deck with blightnings?
If your meta has aggro decks that typically only have 1 card in hand turn four, a lot of discard is wasted. If its all control, then you'll want to be jamming as much as you possibly can just to keep from being locked out of the game. The big thing is that with fifteen cards sideboard, you can pack in 11 copies of duress variants and 4 shrieking afflictions. The sideboard is there to adapt you to your meta- whether that be by jamming silver bullet answers or completely changing your strategy in response. Just by swapping Lightning Bolt alikes for Duress you completely change the pace and playstyle of your deck.
I have a big list of mono black cards I use for brews here Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox, in particular Sign in Blood and Night's Whisper- both net you more cards in a way that red struggles with, and in a pinch can finish off someone on five life with lighting bolt.
Elixir of immortality is cute. Personally, I prefer Sun Droplet or the new Fountain of Renewal, and sometimes Golden Urn. Shuffling the graveyard back in is usually a disadvantage outside of 'draw your deck' combos.
Finally, remember to build something that is fun to play. Its all well and good knowing the 'best' option, but if it ain't fun, it ain't worth it. So always keep that in mind when choosing cards.
(edit- also just maindeck angrath. He locks a player out of the game like lilana and doesn't break the bank)
3 months ago
Hi- There are a few cards that deserve honourable mentions from my testing. I've got this big list of cards I've tested and made work, but a lot of it is pure jank. Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox The ones below deserve specific mention.
Plunge into Darkness. It pseudo tutors, its a sac outlet, it hates on burn. Its ability to look for a sideboard card is both understated and very strong.
Imp's Mischief is a meta call, but in some metas is devastating. Used to be run a lot to redirect splinter twin, will likely see play when something similar reapears.
Blade of the Bloodchief is a big payoff card for mono-black vampire tribal, as sitting lower to the ground and spamming creatures/removal makes lashwrithe and this a lot stronger.
Dark Prophecy is worth mentioning in that it is unplayable. You have to say it or people will try. Unless its a key combo peice in a Zulaport Cutthroat list, don't bother. Jam a Phyrexian Arena or heck, Underworld Connections instead.
Defense Grid, Storage Matrix and Culling Scales deserve mention as artifacts. They aren't in favour at the moment, but have in the past been devastating tools. Sun Droplet is often a better Dragon's Claw, or in a degenerate meta, copies 5-8.
Soul Spike is a powerful wincon when you can draw your library, which is tricky in mono black, but very possible with Grim Haruspex lists. The lifegain can also offset lifeloss a lot of repeatable 'draw your library' cards often incur.
Gonti's Machinations is a 1 mana lightning helix with suspend which bypasses leyline.