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Tragic Slip Discussion
10 hours ago
I haven't read all the comments but I've been running a similar deck. I dropped Underworld Connections for Phyrexian Arena which you might find works better, and have you considered Geralf's Messenger or undying creatures in general? Bloodghast and Tragic Slip also fit the deck flavor.
22 hours ago
1 day ago
I love pauper, and love seeing people brew! here are my thoughts after going over your list and reading your description.
Let's start with removal. while doom blade is a classic, it is expensive at two mana when you can use something like Tragic Slip for . You are playing a deck focused on sacrificing at instant speed, so you want to utilize that to your advantage and get cheaper removal that hits everything target-able in the format! Plus, if you use Tragic slip, you don't have to worry about the color of the creature, so you can play something like Innocent Blood instead of murderous compulsion in the sideboard as a removal against Bogles, since you can't target their creatures, and you have plenty of creatures ready for the slaughter.
I like the inclusion of bloodbriar, and believe it can do some work in the list, but one problem I see is that you only have four ways of sacrificing creatures, in the form of Bloodthrone Vampire. If you are gonna use bloodbriar, you need a few more ways of sacrificing creatures. I suggest Carrion Feeder, Bone Splinters and Angelic Purgeas options for sacrifice outlets. as an alternative to bloodbriar, have you considered Ninth Bridge Patrol? he seems like a nice inclusion because he doesn't need them to be sacrificed, he benefits simply from your dudes dying. if you want both I would probably try a 2-2 split between bloodbriar and ninth bridge patrol, as you don't want too many of those types, and it helps to spread it out on the curve.
And since you are playing white for token production, I would suggest running some number of Triplicate Spirits instead of some number of Gather the townsfolk as something to try since you make or have lots of creatures you can convoke with.
Another card that gets better the second time around (and works wonderfully with Unearth) is Brindle Shoat.
finally, I would suggest considering a Bonesplitter or two, as you have lots of dudes you want to shove through, and they have to consider 3 power swinging a lot more than 1. being an artifact helps in a three color deck as well.
anways, hope this helps. let me know what you think of my suggestions and keep me posted. you can check out my Pauper Golgari Aristocrats list, and if you are on Xmage, hit me up and we can test some Pauper!
3 days ago
Thank y'all so much!
Malicious Affliction definitely fits the roll. Eliminate the Competition seems good, but it's not an instant, and instants are what I'm really looking for. Tragic Slip seems like it could work as well.
3 days ago
Like it was already mentioned using both is good if you have the room for them. But If you have to choose only one I'd go with Acidic Slime. Costs a bit more but can also hit land (which from my experience is something you may need in this format) as well having Deathtouch means it's still useful after the initial ETB trigger.
As for an alternative to Innocent Blood nothing is wrong with good old Doom Blade or Go for the Throat. Deck has plenty of Sacrifice effects so Tragic Slip is always fun to use. Or if you're looking for something that let's you also sacrifice a creature Bone Splinters works.
5 days ago
The only time I've played this 1v1 so far was vs tribal birds. And I pumped out so many spiders while my opponent had a rough draw and he conceded before I could even get Ish out. I can update when I've played a few more 1v1 matches.
5 days ago
Here's my Marchesa list: Nick Likes Dank Memes.
Some cards to cut: Archaeomancer, Disciple of Bolas + Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Murderous Redcap, Olivia Voldaren, Phyrexian Metamorph, Chaos Warp, Ral Zarek, Mob Rule, and Altar of Dementia. All of these cards are good, but not really good in here. Archaeomancer doesn't have enough targets. Disciple and Gray Merchant hurt Marchesa's Dethrone ability and likely won't have enough impact to be really beneficial. Murderous Redcap is alright, but isn't powerful or recurrable enough. Olivia takes way too long. the Clone doesn't accomplish much, Chaos Warp is solid removal, but there are other beneficial cards. Ral doesn't do much in terms of the deck goal. Mob Rule is good, but is a bit too redundant. Altar is the only mill card in here but is a two-drop sac outlet, which is good.
Cards to add: Butcher of Malakir, almost anything w/ undying (especially the cheap mana-wise stuff), anything with graft, Bloodthrone Vampire, Grim Haruspex, Olivia, Mobilized for War, Purphoros, God of the Forge, Stalking Vengeance, Bone Splinters, Domineering Will, Malicious Affliction, Tragic Slip, Tooth and Claw. A lot of these cards have to do w/ control, but some of them are just powerhouses. Purphoros, for instance is a game winner. If you can't acquire a copy of the god, just use Impact Tremors. Both are great.
The biggest difference I see between my deck and yours is that I sacrifice power for small creatures that enter the field w/ counters and can combo easily. Your deck is chalk full of power and value, but just looks bulky. Other than considering some of the cards that I have suggested the only other issue that looks like it could use fixing is your mana curve. Your curve is pretty darn high. When modifying I would suggest cutting more cards w/ high mana costs.
Other than that, happy modding.
1 week ago
All of your suggestions are greatly appreciated, EpicFreddi (and any others), and Ill be removing almost all of these w/in the next 24 hrs. Just got back from a much needed vaycay (good times). Maybe Ill finally have a 60-card deck??! As for Tragic Slip its def budget-worthy, but I dont have one in my possession as yet, and all of my decks are built out of (playable?) cards I actually own - no "virtual"/dream stuff : )