Ulcerate

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

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Ulcerate

Instant

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

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Ulcerate Discussion

lagotripha on Mono Black control

1 month ago

Feel free to tinker and use whatever you need. The list is incomplete, but has a lot of neat budget options. Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox

Delirium Skeins is core for budget discard-heavy lists. Distress has a lot of better options- you should try and get 1 discard for each mana you spend, or a major upside.

Vendetta outperforms Ulcerate in most any circumstance.

Sign in Blood and Night's Whisper provide a potent draw engine if you genuinely want to play control, and Languish/Mutilate sweepers.

Boza on B/W aggro/lifegain

4 months ago

The simple rules of simple deckbuilding that i just came up with simply on the spot:

1/ Identify how you want to win.
2/ Play 4 copies of the 9 cards that best support that.
3/ Add 24 lands.
4/ ???
5/ Profit!

In all seriousness, this is good way to start out in deckbuilding without too much hassle. From what you have currently, lifegaining and extorting are your key players and the deck has a low curve and is aggressive. lets focus on that. Fair warning, I am introducing some new cards! Lets see:

4 Tithe Drinker - extort
4 Kingpin's Pet - extort
4 Nightsky Mimic - key player!
4 Edge of Divinity - key player!
1 Blood Baron of Vizkopa - you have it already, but 5 mana is a lot, so 1 copy is plenty.
3 Gift of Orzhova - makes racing so much easier.
4 Unmake - key removal!
3 Orzhov Charm - small dudes removal.
1 Anguished Unmaking - pricy, but quite good!
4 Tidehollow Sculler - gets their hand and is another BW creature.
6 cards of your choice between Sin Collector, Pillory of the Sleepless and Drana's Emissary, Undying Evil, Ulcerate, Castigate, Sign in Blood, Ajani's Pridemate or mix betweeen them.

22 lands

What is deck doing and why am I not following my own advices? The 4x9 non-lands + 24 lands is a good thing starting out. As you continue building more decks, you realize it is good, but limiting. In a deck full of 2 and 3 drops, you have no need for 4 Blood Baron of Vizkopa, for example. Same with lands - if you have only 1 card that costs 5 to cast, 24 lands is a bit too much.

TLDR: 9X4 + 24 is good basis, just make some tweaks from there.

TwelveOpossum on tiny leader ayli

7 months ago

Hi this is Derek.

Okay here's the obvious weak links:Deadeye Harpooner: Fine card, probably would be better as something like Fiend Hunter, though (there's a combo with Ayli).Disciple of the Vault: I think your artifact theme is a lil light.Encampment Keeper: If you want an anthem, you are probably better off with a legit lord or non-creature anthem effect. If you want to go the lord route, you'd probably need to go more tribal. Also there's definitely other 1 CMC monstros that would give you some boost.Master Trinketer: Probably a bit too slow. Fine card, though.Solemn Recruit: Little off the main goals of the deck. Good card, though - maybe also consider Mirran Crusader if you want this kind of lad?Battle at the Bridge: Definitely would need stronger artifact theme for this to be actively good. It's fine, it's just not actively good. One potential option is Profane Command?Chaplain's Blessing: This sort of lifegain tends to be bad. Maybe consider a triggered source? Depending on budget, Sword of War and Peace seems good. Sylvok Lifestaff too. Even Inspiring Cleric from Innistrad (which also gives you a body for Ayli).Shadows of the Past: Seems okay but maybe something a little cheaper for a powerful effect? Spirit Bonds might be sick here.Decomission: I think there's probably better alternatives for artifact/enchantment destruction.

Obvious omissions:Lingering Souls is INSANE.If you want to go the token route, you may want to consider anthems (Spear of Heliod, Glorious Anthem, Mirror Entity, Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit), as well as other powerful token makers (Secure the Wastes, Sword of Body and Mind, Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Monastery Mentor).For removal, consider sweepers (Slaughter the Strong, Forced March, Black Sun's Zenith, Retribution of the Meek) as well as the really strong point removal (Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares) and the really cheap removal that's considerably worse (Vendetta, Smother, Ulcerate) and the more flexible removal that can hit everything (Vindicate, Anguished Unmaking).

Mother of Runes is sick.Sacrifice outlets have a few obvious combos in Fiend Hunter, Mesmeric Fiend and Tidehollow Sculler.Orzhov Signet is good.Card draw is good. There's not a lot of good card draw in BW. I would suggest Skeletal Scrying or maybe Damnable Pact.Finally, gots to have some way to interact with graveyards (people DEFINITELY use them in the format). Bojuka Bog is the standard. People often rock Tormod's Crypt and Relic of Progenitus too.For mana base, maybe Orzhov Guildgate, Scoured Barrens and Forsaken Sanctuary as well as Caves of Koilos and Orzhov Basilica (a sick combo with Bojuka Bog). More expensive options are Godless Shrine, Isolated Chapel and Shambling Vent.

NuMetal on Lifeswap

8 months ago

Karten, die ich aus deiner aktuellen Liste raus nehmen wrde:

Fledgling Djinn warum ist der in dem Deck? Der macht berhaupt keinen Sinn und ist einfach nur schlecht. (Du willst mit deinen Karten ja kontrolliert dien Leben ausgeben knnen und dich nicht unkontrolliert langsam ausbluten lassen.)

Glory-Bound Initiate der ist auch einfach nur schlecht. Alle zwei Runden mit einer 4/4 Lebensverknpfugn angreifen zu knnen ist nicht gut. Da gibt es tausend mal besseres. Auf jeden Fall raus.

Odric, Lunarch Marshal der ist ok, aber du hast nicht so wirklich viele Kreaturen, die so richtig profitieren wrden. (Geil wre natrlich schon, wenn Serra Avatar oder Minion of the Wastes auf einmal lifelink und fliegend htten, aber das wird so selten klappen und fr die paar dicken kreaturen, gibt es auch sicher besser Alternativen ihnen lifelink und/oder evasion zu geben. (z.B. Loxodon Warhammer)

Paladin of Atonement der ist schwach, wird nur langsam weniger schwach und gibt dann vielleicht (zurck auf die Hand oder Exil...) einmalig ein bisschen Leben. Nicht gut genug.

Personal Incarnation da du nicht kontrollieren kannst, wann du die Hlfte deines Lebens verlierst, ist der extrem scheie. Auf jeden Fall raus.

Purity Der tut einfach berhaupt nichts. 1. Es verhindert nur Schaden, der dir von einer Fhigkeit oder einem Zauberspruch zugefgt werden (z.B. von Lava Axe oder Vulshok Sorcerer), was halt eh keiner von uns spielt. 2. Es verhindert nur Schaden und nicht Lebenspunkteverlust. Da ist ein Unterschied. Schaden fhrt zu Lebenspunkteverlust, es gibt aber auch Karten, die direkt Leben verlieren lassen und gegen solche Karten (also so ziemlich alles was du spielst) schtzt Purity halt nicht. Entsprechend ist die nutzlos und kann raus.

Convalescent Care ist total nutzlos. Sie hat einfach die Fhigkeit niemals etwas zu tun. Geil. Und wenn du mal unter 5 Leben bist, ziehst du einmalig eine einzige Karte und kriegst einen nicht erwhnenswerten Haufen Leben. Weg damit.

Dark Tutelage an sich lustig, aber du hast viel bessere Karten fr Carddraw und auerdem ist unkontrollierter Lebenspunkteverlust auch nicht gewnscht. (mal zieht sie dir 0 und mal 10 Leben und du kannst es nicht beeinflussen. das ist zu random.) Auerdem sehen deine Gegner was du ziehst. Die wrde ich auch auf jeden Fall rausnehmen.

Phyrexian Unlife totaler Bldsinn. gibt dir quasi einfach nur 10 Leben, die auch mit einem einfachen Removal genommen werden knnen. Du wolltest die vermutlich haben, damit du dann unendlich viel Leben bezahlen kannst, aber das klappt leider nicht. Ich habe noch mal die Regelung nachgeschlagen: If youre at 0 or less life, you cant pay any amount of life except 0. Also auf jeden Fall weg mit dem Mll.

Godless Shrine hey du rich bitch, die ist vieeel zu teuer! Unbedingt auf Geld achten. Besonders bei einem nur zweifarbigen Deck sollte das mit der Landbase ja kein Problem darstellen.

Ulcerate das ist einfach viel viel viel zu schwach. Kartenplatzverschwendung. Auf jeden Fall raus.

Exquisite Blood die ist vieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel zu teuer!!!

Noch weitere Kartenvorschlge, die mir gestern einfach noch nicht eingefallen waren:

Mortify, Crawlspace, Ghostly Prison, Vedalken Orrery, Utter End, Unmake und Brutal Hordechief (der wre zumindest nett, wenn du tatschlich Boros Reckoner, Spitemare und Stuffy Doll behalten solltest, obwohl die nicht direkt etwas mit dem Deck zu tun haben).

Interessante Synergien:

Exquisite Archangel mit Minion of the Wastes oder Pain's Reward oder Hatred, oder Necrologia, oder Plague of Vermin oder Phyrexian Processor damit du eine beliebig groe Anzahl an Leben fr diese Karten bezahlen kannst.

Exquisite Archangel mit Tainted Sigil zusammen mit irgendeiner Karte mit der du beliebig viel Leben bezahlen kannst, wie z.B. Wall of Blood, damit du mit mindestens 40 Leben mehr als zuvor endest (und den Effekt der dritten Karte quasi kostenlos ziemlich oft nutzen konntest).

Tainted Remedy und Beacon of Immortality oder Magus of the Mirror oder Axis of Mortality oder Reverse the Sands oder Soul Conduit oder Arbiter of Knollridge, damit du einen oder mehrere Gegner auf der Stelle killst oder ihnen zumindest sehr sehr sehr viel Leben abziehst.

Du merkst schon, dass du mehrer spalose, asoziale Kombos hast und ich wrde daher folgendes vorschlagen:

  1. Spiel nicht Tainted Remedy, da die fast ausschlielich nur fr Instakills benutzt wird. Also sie hat entweder keinen Effekt oder killt einen Gegner sofort, was absolut lame ist.

  2. Wenn du Exquisite Archangel und eine der "bezahle beliebig viel Leben"-Karten hast, darfst du nur doppelt so viel wie dein Startleben oder dein derzeitiges Leben bezahlen, je nachdem was hher ist. Ansonsten knntest du damit unendlich/unendlich Kreaturen oder unendlich 1/1 Kreaturen erzeugen oder andere spalose Effekte machen.

Dawson_Von_Darkcastle on black aggro

10 months 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

1 year 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

1 year 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 [Zombie Tribal + Primer]

1 year 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.

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