When you play Temporal Extortion, any player may pay half his or her life, rounded up. If a player does, counter Temporal Extortion.
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Temporal Extortion Discussion
1 week ago
Temporal Extortion by itself isn't helpful because since I don't win by dealing damage, then my opponent will gladly lose half their life.
Nether Void is in my maybeboard because of it's price tag, and the fact that it hurts me from "comboing off"
Liliana of the Dark Realms is nice, but I cannot guarantee her protection and she will most likely die.
Myriad Landscape seems nice, I just already have many non basics and I am trying to limit them at the moment. I will put it in the maybeboard.
Tangle Wire, Crawlspace, and Static Orb are more "Stax" like and I already have a GAA4 deck that does that.
I tested mana doublers like Caged Sun but I feel like I can do a lot more with that mana
Imp's Mischief seems REALLY FUN! Its just the "Wtf" card I was looking for. I will put it in the maybeboard. Could you also perhaps how it works with counterspells? What are you changing the target to?
1 week ago
Nice deck!! Any reason you don't run Temporal Extortion? Also, I'm a huge fan of Nether Void and Liliana of the Dark Realms. Liliana netting you a swamp every turn feels great, getting her ultimate is backbreaking.
Also, Tangle Wire, Crawlspace, and Static Orb seem to work well with your strategy. The Orb is really great when you have the Coffers, Urborg, and Sol Ring/Mana Crypt setup. It scores you a really solid board.
2 weeks ago
lagotripha Thank you so much for your help, i already bought the cheapest cards that you surgest, about the Temporal Extortion is really awesome, but i think that i like the idea of my win condition be a vampire (i really like the lore, lol)
And that Imp's Mischief is certanly a usefull card, thanks for showing me that one (:
I'll play a couple more times with the deck like it is, but if you have another surgestion, please feel free to comment (:
Thank you another time o/
3 weeks ago
Hi, I've put together a bunch of vampire lists. Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox is my big list of modern mono-black cards. First up, Blade of the Bloodchief. It makes lifelink into a game-stalling certainty. With decent creatures that you don't want in the 'yard Indulgent Aristocrat beats Viscera Seer for providing more lifelink and some pump. Vampire Envoy isn't great as a card- 1 or 2 drop removal is more practical, and Pawn of Ulamog a more flavourful option. Similarly, with all those little creatures with keywords Lashwrithe can do good stuff. Ratchet Bomb is a slow answer to many modern threats black can't answer and ends tokens,and so practical sideboard. I'll reccomend Imp's Mischief as combo and boggle disruption. Disfigure is a lot more practical than gut shot for defence, and Bump in the Night when attacking. Temporal Extortion is my preferred endgame- it usually puts out more damage than dropping Vampire Nocturnus even if the choice is your opponents rather than your topdeck. Fetches change that, but whatever. I find Blood Artist usually outperforms Kalastria Highborn, due to not having to keep mana open in a low instant-speed deck.
Long story shory, more lifelink, some card draw, hand disruption, win fnms. Duress is cheap and oh so practical. If in doubt splash green for Asceticism and Collected Company, just to frustrate those that outrange you.
3 weeks ago
I've had this list kicking around a while Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox- glad to see someone is putting together a primer.
Heartless Summoning enables higher CMC play- especially with a full set of kalitas.
Devour Flesh is a decent sideboard card against burn when running creature aggro, and a good non-lifelink lifegain source.
Diregraf Colossus is a notable zombie card and decent beastick,
Everlasting Torment helps fight through lifegain and thrun.
Mimic Vat plays merry hell with regular tron, and has the added bonus of interacting with an opponents graveyard using a replacement effect- handy for those Kitchen Finks. Nantuko Husk sees fringe play in zombie builds.
Fulminator Mage is a three drop.
Memory Plunder is an insane answer to snapcaster/cryptic, and solid against anything that casts big spells (reversing a living end combo).
Panharmonicon deserves a mention for more midrange black, enabling some insane play on decks that survive casting it.
You should probably seperate out the x cost cards- Killing Wave/Damnable Pact/Profane Command aren't really meant to be cast for low values of x, and people looking for that slot are likely to miss them.
White splash is strong in vampire/control builds for access to Blood Baron of Vizkopa, Tithe Drinker, Sorin, Lord of Innistrad,Sorin, Solemn Visitor and the ubiquitus removal suite. Green also gives important access to Collected Company(where Temporal Extortion isn't good enough) and Lotleth Troll, a mainstay for gravecrawler shenanigans and etb stuff.
Anything else I can think of would be specific cards for specific decks. One thing that always shocks my opponents is the sheer versatility you can pack into a black fifteen card sideboard- something transformative to handle bad matchups (graveyard and tron) really does change the shape of your evening, although decklist knowledge will allow players to play around this when the decklists are available, at any other time you can absolutely change the shape of your game. 'side 15' is a real thing.
3 weeks ago
Icbrgr Thank you so much, hope you enjoy playing with it as much as I do!
czarkingrex you can replace Damnation in the sideboard with Mutilate dropping the price down from $648 to $424 with almost no impacts on gameplay. Also, you can replace Crucible of Worlds for Price of Knowledge or Temporal Extortion for a weaker version of the deck. If you do add in Price of Knowledge, keep in mind you will also have to replace Liliana's Caress with something else. This will drop the price to around $210. Hope this helps!
1 month ago
I would swap out Sorin's Vengeance for Temporal Extortion. I'm not sure you want 4 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx . I've had it a few of times in my mono black devotion deck where by Turn 2 I have a swamp and Nykthos and I can't cast any creatures until Turn 3. Have you played this at FNM? How does your mana hold up? Love the Gifted Aetherborn. This guy has a big future.
1 month ago
Ok so I have this list for comptetitive modern mono black- Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox. You can build something super budget and very powerful decks- Gifted Aetherborn can provide a second set of nighthawks. Duress deals with so many threats its not funny, and can clear out a Supreme Verdict t1. Mire's Toll does similar lategame, but can hit lands. I'd reccomend cards like Drainpipe Vermin, Ravenous Rats over Highborn Ghoul and similar for the potential 2 for one trading- removing their hand gives more time to kill them. Cheap lifelink sources like Vault Skirge or Indulgent Aristocrat can also provide some more space. Bad Moon is pretty much a must have here. Temporal Extortion is super cute. If you find courself running a bunch of vamps a pair of Blade of the Bloodchief works better than any number of enchantements. Stab Wound is super slow- consider something like Dark Prophecy for if you encounter board clears.