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, Sacrifice Tragic Poet: Return target enchantment card from your graveyard to your hand.
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Tragic Poet Discussion
19 hours ago
Never heard of Tragic Poet before. Thanks for the idea!
2 weeks ago
Wow, Ta11Man, great suggestions! I've replaced Tragic Poet with Restoration Specialist - I think the higher CMC is worth the speed and versatility. I'll be testing with my online playgroup soon. Hidden Stockpile seems like it might be worth it - I've added 1x. I'm a little less confident with it because it really only makes other spells better - that is - it's essentially a dead card without the right conditions, and with the right conditions, I'm probably already doing pretty well. I also added a couple w/b dual lands, but I do want to note that I can sacrifice Treasure tokens to create black mana if I want/need to - while not ideal, so far in playtesting, I've been able to generate plenty of tokens. Like 30+. I considered adding Revel in Riches , too, but decided that was really whole different deck, and so I threw together a separate build to explore that as a wincon. The other thing about splashing black is I'm already running very basic lands - most of the mana-base is colorless utlity. So there's not a lot of room to add another color. But I'm excited to see how it goes!!
I also considered Anointed Procession already, and included it in another build, too. I added 1x here, and am considering it as a sort of half-clone of Smothering Tithe , but also recognize it's very contingent on already have a Smothering Tithe in play - again, this is a card that doesn't do anything to help me win without conditions being met, and those conditions already offer sufficient win-ability. The only suggestion I really didn't get was Evra, Halcyon Witness . So far, I haven't been able to gain a lot of life with this deck and at 6 CMC, I think I'd probably go with an Angel that at least had flying? Maybe I'm missing something?
2 weeks ago
Also Restoration Specialist might be way better than Tragic Poet depending on who you're up against. I also think that splashing black just for cranial plating's activated ability is way worth it. You can swing 5 thopters and move the cranial plating onto an unblocked one at the last moment. If you were going to splash black, Hidden Stockpile would really help you too.
3 weeks ago
Voldaren Pariah Flip, Nirkana Revenant , Patron of the Vein , Big Game Hunter are great additions, will look to pick these up I think. Tragic Poet is just in there as a reusable way of getting back enchantments, maybe it's unnecessary.
Thanks for the tip on the screen name, didn't realise it would be an issue. And again, thanks for the help.
3 weeks ago
Personally, I don't like the rate on Banewhip Punisher , Oathsworn Vampire (It's just really bad Bloodghast ), Sadistic Skymarcher , Tragic Poet , Foul-Tongue Shriek , Chalice of Life Flip, Fountain of Renewal , Bishop of the Bloodstained (Anthems and Sanctum Seeker will just be a lot more damage over the course of a game), Ravenous Chupacabra , Profane Procession Flip, or Underworld Connections . They're all just very low impact in a 40-life, 4-player format, with the exception of the last two. Profane Procession Flip is just so much more expensive than something like Rise of the Dark Realms , and while you're not the first person I've talked to who seems to think Underworld Connections is an acceptable substitute for Phyrexian Arena , man is it ever worse.
I don't like the rate on Call the Bloodline , either, unless you want to go deeper on a Madness or Reanimator theme, which could work, since you might want Voldaren Pariah Flip, anyway. If you did that, Call to the Netherworld gets back Elenda, Big Game Hunter is a nice replacement for Banewhip Punisher , Bishop of Rebirth could be decent, and bigger vamps like Nirkana Revenant , Patron of the Vein , Necropolis Regent , Guul Draz Overseer , Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter , and Butcher of Malakir become much more attractive. That would require a lot of changes, though. You could keep Profane Procession Flip and get a lot more out of Crypt of Agadeem that way, though, so maybe don't rule it out.
3 weeks ago
I think there are a lot of reasons for the current "generic, homogenized" look, not all of which are marketing's fault. Of the top of my head, I can think of the following reasons, which I suspect all play a part:
- Having consistent art across the set adds a sense of unity to the cards, which some players might like.
- It is easier less expensive to produce the current type of art on a computer than to hand-draw art in the older styles.
- Modern players want cleaner, more realistic images, so the older styles are disfavoured.
- Higher quality printing means lower resolution scans of hand-drawn artwork might be problematic.
That's not to say I agree with the current trend, merely that I can understand it. For myself, I loved opening packs in the olden days and looking at all the disparate art styles. I think there is a medieval beauty in Quinton Hoover , Rebecca Guay , NéNé Thomas , and others' art that I would love to see return.
2 months ago
Cool, here's a few more from recent sets:
3 months ago
Prison decks are definitely played in Modern. I suggest you edit your description to say "modern" in every instance you wrote "standard" - they are not the same thing. Below are some spells that fit the theme. There are obviously many others. I suggest you try a deck search here on TappedOut for Modern Prison decks (use Advanced Search function)
Some spells to consider:
Wincons: Starfield of Nyx
Lands: Scavenger Grounds
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