Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Magic 2015 (M15) Uncommon

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Target creature gets -3/-3 until end of turn. You lose 3 life.

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Ulcerate Discussion

Dawson_Von_Darkcastle on black aggro

1 month ago

cool deck! if I could make a suggestion; Ulcerate. It's a slightly stronger Disfigure with a small downside. Also, Hymn to Tourach is great because they don't get to choose the two cards they discard. All still pauper legal.

Hexcimal on Mono Black Vampire Deck

7 months ago

It's always nice to see a mono black Vampire list. I used to run one myself before I repurposed the deck into others, and seeing them brings nostalgia. Out of curiosity, have you considered running B/R for the deck to be better competitively, or are you certain that you want this to be a strictly mono black build? Regardless, just a couple thoughts.

Consider running more 1 CMC cards to give yourself turn 1 plays. Whether it be more removal, more buffing/utility spells, or more creatures, Vampires as a tribe prefer aggressive builds that start quickly.

Some stragglers to consider replacing include Child of Night and Vampire's Bite.

Also, wanted to point out that I love the synergy with Quag Vampires and Contaminated Ground.

LordDerrien on B/W Warriors

9 months ago

You might wanna think about Chief of the Scale and if he really is useful to the deck. I know, that yours is a tribal deck and the defensive chief seems like a completly intuitive thought. He is also complete budget friendly. Only problem; he is an attrition style creature in a deck focused onto aggression. If you have one of him on the field his effect still will not make your creatures save from Lightning Bolt or Lightning Strike. In short: Chief of the Scale counter-intuitivly does not make your creatures survive longer than Chief of the Edge would. The latter allows you to let your one drops trade with three drops and so on. People will not like to block against you. Raiders' Spoils hits the same veine.

This opens up slots for Glory-Bound Initiate, full playsets of Bloodsoaked Champion, Mardu Woe-Reaper, Battle Brawler and Arashin Foremost. You basically add card of your most formidable beating and game-winning cards while trading out Chief of the Scale who is not even that good at keeping you alive.

Last, but not least, consider Ultimate Price, Bile Blight, Ulcerate and Valorous Stance for instant speed cheap removal and protection. Gods Willing might also be useful, because it protects, makes a creature unblockable and let's you manipulate your topdeck.

APPLE01DOJ on An Answer to the Prayers

9 months ago

Since you're adding a Cavern of Souls then you should consider dropping a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. In a deck with 22 lands, I wouldn't run more than 3 colorless lands. Sure Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx can be good on occasion but it's the weakest of your utility lands. Mutavault has synergy with Gravecrawler and your lords, Cavern of Souls still provides colored mana but Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx can't do anything without an already established board state.

I would also immediately go up to 4 Fatal Push. It's just too good of a card not to be running 4. I would drop 1x Diregraf Colossus and 1x Cryptbreaker for it. Diregraf Colossus is good but because of the point it comes into play you really only need 3. Cryptbreaker in my experience is less than stellar and would be an easy cut.

I may be missing something (am I?) but I see no value in running Nameless Inversion. It could be good vs Merfolk I guess but due to the anti synergy you can't use it to pump your own creatures which leaves a less than desirable Ulcerate. I would replace it with a 1-2 Bile Blight or a Go for the Throat.

In order to make this as competitive as possible you really need to ditch the deck extensions on the SB.

Army of the Damned may fit the Zombie theme nice but I can't think of a single match that siding in an 8 mana card is going to help you out?

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed may be good vs Alley's or White Weenies but both of those decks are Aggro decks and will close the game out way before a 22 land deck reaches 6 mana.

Endless Ranks of the Dead this is the definition of a win more card. It's useless when you're loosing and if it's good you're already winning. The 1 MB copy is fine for flavor but siding it in isn't going turn the tides of any match up.

Sidisi, Undead Vizier Tutors can be good but this is just too slow and comes with a significant down side. You've already decided it's not good enough for the MB and it's just wasting space on the SB.

Cutting those cards will free up 5 slots. I would suggest Thoughtseize #3, 2x Lifebane Zombie and 2x Phyrexian Crusader. If you don't like any of those suggestions Demon's Horn is also good.

APPLE01DOJ on Terrorist Extraction

10 months ago

I like the synergy between Maralen of the Mornsong and Master of the Feast but I feel like the extraction game plan is fairly weak. I feel like at least 4 of those 8 slots should be Liliana of the Veil.

You only have 6 enablers but Fatal Push in my opinion is still worth running.

I've played with and againsts Death's Shadow a lot and have learned that it's most efficient when the lifeloss occurs fluently and not forced for the sake of loosing life.

Ulcerate is okay but Vendetta has more reach. Devour in Shadow also exists.

I think Demon's Horn should be a 3-4 of in your SB.

alexander.rokicki on $15 Modern Minotaur Tribal

11 months ago

Ulcerate can be replaced with new bombshell Fatal Push. I also recommend running Terminate since you're running a Rakdos. I also suggest you throw in some fetches to trigger the passive off of Fatal Push. Besides that, might want to add some hand disruption

EDedan on Authority of the sisters

1 year ago

Thank you Triton for your suggestions for new cards :) it definitely helps, I really didnt think about Palace Siege in the main board for a reason, its mana cost was a little bit too much but in "grindier" matchups like controll, but then I remembered that there was an enchantment that was as costly as the Palace Siege but had a little more of the effect I wanted and it was Campaign of Vengeance.

as for Thalia, Heretic Cathar, i thought that she was nice counter to all the multi-colored decks with fetchlands and powerfull creatures such as Siege Rhino

also there was a nice removal piece in black from m15 Ulcerate a -3/-3 for only a single black source and 3 life = yesss :D

Thanks for the advice Triton I will definitely take your suggestion to heart and thank you so much for this interesting suggestion and by all means if you make this Deck write to me how it went okay :)

kmach1ne on Your Nightmare is Back

1 year ago

Like the list. Pretty similar to the one I'm building. I'm using Hangarback Walker so I can get easier delirium for my Flayer/Traverse. I also think Yahenni's Expertise will make it to the main deck. Wipe their board, play a Liliana/Anafenza/Flayer/anything 3 and under? Sounds like a deal. Still not 100% on Warden of the First Tree. Murderous Cut as a silver bullet is probably fine but you have to be careful. I've replaced my "murder" card with Utter End. Little more expensive but doesn't cost 3 life like Anguished Unmaking. I've also seen people use Ulcerate which seems fine but being a mid rangey deck, I want that 3 life.

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