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Tribute to Hunger Discussion
1 week ago
I really appreciate the detailed explanation m4ver1k, I'm pretty new to the idea of using a SB, so mine is essentially non-existent. That being said I have a few cards I kind of use like a SB. I've been considering Geth's Verdict but I've been seeing Tribute to Hunger more than the verdict, what are your thoughts? As a side not, I can't afford Cryptic Command, Damnation , Liliana of the Veil or Snapcaster Mage. So my options are no where new as flexible as what dedicated modern players are.
1 week ago
That being said, I think Crackling Doom is bad ass flavor-wise & functionality wise even if it's not the most modern playable.
1 week ago
Maybe a little more removal? Heck, there's even some fun on theme cards like Go for the Throat, Tribute to Hunger & especially Urge to Feed. Not the strongest removal in the game but they're a) on theme + b) cheap. Something simple like Sign in Blood always comes in handy for card draw as well.
Anyway, there's a couple of ideas for you. Vampires are fun, have a +1 upboat sir.
3 weeks ago
I feel you need more efficient removal; Tribute to Hunger could be easily upgraded to Geth's Verdict or the like. Hero's Downfall, likewise, could be Victim of Night or even Doom Blade. I like where you're headed with this, however! +1
1 month ago
1 month ago
take out Feast of Blood and replace with the Doom Blade /Go for the Throat mainboard/sideboard combo which can handle any relevant creature you should face. there are only 6 black artifact creatures and only 1 or 2 are actually remotely playable.
what is Sorin really doing? this is aggro so they should be dead before you get him out especially at 22 land. you should have more Tribute to Hunger instead.
1 month ago
So much versatility in these colours; some more on-colour cards I found!
Creatures: Birds of Paradise , Llanowar Elves , Sakura-Tribe Elder (a strictly better rampant growth; chumps a creature before ramping/fixing mana), Satyr Wayfinder (ensures land drops, puts things in the graveyard for recursion, great with Murderous Cut too if that interests you), Wall of Blossoms (if you don't mind leaving modern), Utopia Tree , Tree of Redemption
1 month ago
Great feedback, razvaniorga, thanks! I have been back and forth on Consuming Vapors vs Tribute to Hunger and in the end I decided with all the other removal the 3 drop was more versatile. I'm still torn though. There's lots of mana in this deck, but there's also so much to do with it. I feel like I get into situations a lot where I have four mana and I'm facing two Genesis Hydra and two Elvish Mystic and I'm holding a Tribute and a Tragic Slip . Having one Consuming Vapors instead wouldn't really help me that turn, although having a Vapors and a Slip and another swamp the following turn certainly would. I agree the value is worth the extra CMC, even if it hampers its versatility a bit. I might pick some up and try it out.
Damnation is definitely a card I'd like in this deck, but dropping $200 for a playset would keep me up at night.
I feel like I'm getting enough card draw out of Sign in Blood but I also feel like I'm drawing it out of luck every time I see it. More would be better, and I've been thinking about adding a couple more Signs, but your suggestions are a great idea. I wouldn't necessarily want to draw every single turn (since we're working toward flipping Chalice of Life Flip ) so Underworld Connections might be a good addition, even though I lose the mana the land produces to gain the card draw. I've usually got more mana than I know what to do with by the mid game.
Dash Hopes is really just part of this other "dilemma control" idea that came out of this deck. It really started with Killing Wave and how much fun it is to play that card when it doesn't really matter which choice your opponent makes. The whole idea is that it's really only a dilemma for them, because you've got a next step either way. Them taking the counter with Dash Hopes is actually exactly what we'd want I think, but if they didn't it would still be exactly what we'd want because they'd take 5 damage and then we'd hit them with a Doom Blade or something. Anyway, it's a bit of a separate deck and I'm still collecting cards and putting together the strategy for it. Stay tuned!
And yes, the control match up. My friend group is very control-poor. Lots of midrange and token decks, but that's going to change I'm sure. The sideboard for this deck is very half-assed, mostly comprised of cards I'm waffling on. I'd love some suggestions from people. Off the top of my head I feel like the thing to do is construct a transformational sideboard that adds uB sources and swaps a lot of the creature removal out for hard counters, Cancel , Mana Leak , etc. Doing the same thing in BW gives me access to life gain but maybe not enough in the way of countermagic, which is clearly this deck's mode.
Something I've been working on in standard (the very unimaginatively-named Mardu Tempo Warriors) is the idea of triple casting burn spells using Howl of the Horde , and that might work really well here in a sideboard strategy that transformed the deck into a BR burn/control hybrid. Add a couple Howls, and then Lightning Bolt , Devil's Play , etc.
Anyway great suggestions. I really appreciate it.