Taste for Mayhem
Enchantment — Aura
Enchanted creature gets +2/+0.
Hellbent - Enchanted creature gets an additional +2/+0 as long as you have no cards in hand.
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Taste for Mayhem Discussion
6 days ago
I used to play a decent budget affinity deck kinda like this. First off: I wouldn't play 4 copies of Welding Jar maybe one or two. second: take out the set of Paradise Mantle and put in four Springleaf Drum third: Steel Overseer is only $2 and it's really powerful. I would play it. Vault Skirgeis great with Cranial Plating and gains a ton of life. You should try it. With the banning of Mox Opal trying to play three drops with sixteen land looks difficult. I don't know though because my list is different. I would cut Taste for Mayhem. Nice deck and good luck!
2 weeks ago
That's a really nice idea! But I have three questions:
Why do not use some hellbent cards?
How do you keep the gas? Grafted Skullcap and two wheels are enough?
30 lands and only 3 rocks, ins't that too few?
1 year ago
wraya2 Im very like the idea of killing opponent in 2nd turn or 3d.
But, what chance of it? I consider "stable" deck that have 50% chance of do_key_thing at turn N. If in your deck you dont killing opponent until turn 4, you most likely lose.
I tryed to run 6 playtests and i was forced to mullingan 5 of this times because i had no lands in hand. So, my first suggestion is add 4-5 lands. 31 would be fine for early Ramp decks like Elves, but you better to have starting hand always with two lands.
2 years ago
Back in the Alara Block, they made a whole bunch of stuff that wanted you to have a creature with power 5 or greater. Things like: Bloodthorn Taunter, Exuberant Firestoker or Mighty Emergence. Back in the Tarkir block, they made stuff that wanted a critter with power 4 or greater. Things like: Wild Slash, Savage Punch, or Temur Battle Rage.
I bring this up, because it seems like the Lupine prototype and Avatar of discord are cheap ways to meet these power-conditions.
Around the time of Ravnica, there were plenty of cards that wanted you to have no cards in hand. Cards like Jagged Poppet, Keldon Megaliths, Taste for Mayhem. The most recent sets have included Hazoret the Fervent, Neheb, the Worthy and Thresher Lizard, along similar lines as the older Hellbent cards.
What's the point of all this? Adding another color would increase the power of the deck considerably. The Jagged Poppet would probably be the most powerful addition, since it survives bolt (and Fatal Push without Revolt), and you may even consider bolting him yourself because you wanted another way to discard your hand, and can generate advantage by making them discard their hand.
You might still want to keep your deck monoblack, but I remembered an old card that would be awesome here: Colfenor's Plans. In this deck, it basically gives you a new hand of 7 cards. You're planning to discard your hand, it's not like you'd ever be playing more than 1 spell per turn anyway. I've used them before, they are impressively powerful when they chain into eachother, with one of them exiling another.
Anyway...these are things to think about.
2 years ago
The deck is fairly slow and needs some streamlining. I would bring Slumbering Dragon up to a 4 count, same with Dragon Broodmother and use her as your win con/beater. And although it's conflicting with the comments above, I would also add 4 Dragonlord's Servant and take out Dragonspeaker Shaman. An extra means waiting an extra turn, and sometimes you simply can't wait. In my opinion, waiting an entire turn usually isn't worth the extra being cut. Additionally, Broodmother only has 2 colorless mana - you can't lower her cost anymore than that. Shaman would be more useful in decks with really expensive dragons.
Another thing I have to point out is that Avaricious Dragon needs to be cut completely. I personally have a deck that's built around him, and if his effects aren't being abused to the fullest, he can be a huge draw back. To make a deck with him you need cards like Taste for Mayhem and Lupine Prototype.
The deck has some potential with a few minor tweaks. Hope my suggestions help :)
2 years ago
5 to 2.0
Out: Rakdos Cackler, Slithering Shade, Dead Reveler, Rakdos Shred-Freak, Splatter Thug, Rakdos Drake, Gore-House Chainwalker, Demon's Jester, Grim Roustabout, Deviant Glee, Riot Spikes, Taste for Mayhem, Nettling Curse, Showstopper.
In: Blood Scrivener, Desecration Demon, Helldozer, Hellraiser Goblin, Lobber Crew, Lord of the Void, Molten Primordial, Ogre Slumlord, Pack Rat, Sepulchral Primordial, Spawn of Rix Maadi, Stalking Vengeance, Breath of Fury, Five-Alarm Fire.
2 years ago
I love the idea, so I started browsing all red one-cost cards in Modern using Gatherer... I should be sleeping instead... oh well.
Since you're going entirely for one drops, you may want to condense your plans into two colors - when I playtested your deck with the playtest feature, I had a hard time getting a good start because the manabase is too diverse for getting things out quickly.
You might consider sticking with just two colors - red and white. The reason for that choice is because those are more likely to have "prowess" creatures (I think), and spells that boost all your dudes, rather than just one at a time (like green usually gets for low cost). Giant Growth might be replaced with Built to Smash, Taste for Mayhem Titan's Strength or Furious Resistance
Since you're trying to get lots of dudes into play, spells that boost all your creatures, rather than just one, might be best. In keeping with my red/white suggestion, have you considered Banners Raised, Weapon Surge or Coordinated Assault?
Also, here's a few one-drops that caught my eye.
- Boros Recruit
- Flamekin Harbinger would help replace itself (or help you get more flamekins), making it easier for you to be consistent with drawing your creatures.
- Figure of Destiny
- Genju of the Spires (you don't care about having your mountains survive once you have three mana or so...)
- Goblin Bushwhacker
- Skin Invasion Flip (played on an opponent's creature perhaps?)
- Zurgo Bellstriker
A Crack the Earth on turn two after playing a little guy, forcing a slower opponent to sacrifice a land or mana dork, could be devasating. Also, replace Swords to Plowshares (Not modern legal) with something modern legal like Path to Exile or, in a pinch, Fiery Impulse or Flame Slash.