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Vessel of Malignity
, Sacrifice Vessel of Malignity: Target opponent exiles two cards from his or her hand. Activate this ability only at any time you could cast a sorcery.
Vessel of Malignity Discussion
7 months ago
A quick rundown of the first changes I'd try to implement.
- Start / Finish
- Ministrant of Obligation
- Doomed Traveler
- Not Forgotten
- Lingering Souls
- Diabolic Intent
- Altar's Reap , Bankrupt in Blood , Blood Divination , Costly Plunder
- Severed Strands , Bone Splinters
- Torgaar, Famine Incarnate , Demon of Catastrophes
- Knight of the White Orchid
- Spectral Reserves
- Vessel of Malignity
- Vessel of Ephemera
- Debtors' Knell
- Ethereal Absolution
- Always Watching
- Mindwrack Demon
- I'd go down to singles of all the legendary creatures, if you add Diabolic Intent or Diabolic Tutor
You'll want some way to deal with artifacts and enchantments, possibly Seal of Cleansing in the sideboard.
Also you don't have exile-versions of removal, but white and black are good for it, if you wanted to give up some of the "sacrifice for insane value" plan. Utter End and its variants.
1 year ago
Flooremoji, I like Keening Stone because it insta kills with Traumatize. I will also save money by taking out Nemesis of Reason. I realized that as much as Phenax, God of Deception is good, he doesn't fit super well in the deck. By the time he is out, my creatures would rather be attacking than tapping for mill, and I only have one big wall, the others are small. I can also sideboard Crypt Incursion. That is 3 cards to put in. I say another Fraying Sanity, a Vessel of Malignity and a Wight of Precinct Six. Do you think that's a good idea?
2 years ago
I love this! but if you want to keep the creatureless theme you need some more burn/draw cards likeBloodchief Ascension , Quest for the Nihil Stone , Shrieking Affliction , Liliana's Caress , Pyromancer Ascension, Trespasser's Curse, Vessel of Malignity ,Waste Not Everlasting Torment, (MAYBE (prob not) Imminent Doom)),Megrim, Necrogen Mists, Phyrexian ArenaUnderworld Dreams , Endless Whispers, Leyline of the Void, Magmatic Core, Spiteful Visions, Torment of Scarabs, Exquisite Blood, Gibbering Descent ,or if creatures are ok here are a couple ideas Genju of the Spires ,Satyr Firedancer , Hammer of Purphoros, Awaken the Ancient
2 years ago
Murphy77 I don't understand why that's good. Startled Awake Flip isn't a permanent unless it's a Persistent Nightmare Flip, and if it's that then I may as well just attack with it. Perpetual Timepiece is probably fine as a one-of, but I'm milling my opponent a lot more than myself, so the first ability isn't super useful.
Taking out the Implement of Malice and Vessel of Malignity seems fine, but I don't think Winds of Rebuke is a good enough replacement. Cruel Reality and Witness the End for Anticipates seems pretty good. Why would I want Cancel over Censor though? It's good for budget, but I think having playable counterspells is worth an extra $3.12. For the last swap you recommend, I would take out one of the Unburdens, but as a member of the Mind Rot fan club, I don't think it's allowed.
Natpapetti Interesting, but I would be compelled to go Sultai (see above reasons), and the three-color support in the current Standard is a little expensive.
2 years ago
If you play Winds of Rebuke on Startled Awake Flip, then you get to re-play Startled Awake Flip. Add in a few Perpetual Timepiece and you can recycle from your grave to your library. I would try the following:
2 years ago
HyperionMI6 The problem with that is that milling people out is really my only win-condition, so I need the Vessel of Paramnesia for that end, and Cruel Reality as a backup. I could probably take of the Vessels, though; it's not a ton of milling, and I've been meaning to find a way to put a couple more Startled Awake Flips into the mainboard. How about this; Remove from mainboard 2 copies of Vessel of Paramnesia and 1 copy of Cruel Reality, remove from sideboard 2 copies of Startled Awake Flip. Add to mainboard 2 copies of Startled Awake Flip and 1 copy of Vessel of Malignity, add to sideboard 2 copies of Vessel of Malignity.
2 years ago
After thinking about it's a little rough to run hand destruction without some way to effect the card they draw. Otherwise, they can top deck their way to victory, especially if you can't put very much pressure on them. the 3 Lupine Prototypes don't leave a good chance of drawing them and the shamble backs are two weak once the opponent has enough mana to play what they top deck. Think about it like this, right now you are effectively running a deck with 33 removal spells, the majority (24) are at sorcery speed and have certain conditions. To solve part of this problem, have you thought about running Brain in a Jar or Dynavolt Tower? This will allow you to cast a discard spell after they draw their card and before they get a chance to play it. The tower will let you deal damage directly to them. Putting them on a clock. Unfortunately, neither of these cards impact the board when they are played so that can cause some problems. You might want to look at Flaying Tendrils as a sweeper.
I would say to run 4 Transgress the Mind. It's arguably the best black removal card in the format. Also what about Pick the Brain. This lets you choose which one to get rid of, with delirium there's a bonus that you remove all of those from the game. Same goes for Lost Legacy except that you don't need delirium. There might also be a need for some draw, something like Succumb to Temptation.
The other thing is to maybe think about running some creatures that cause discard. I'm thinking about something like Rottenheart Ghoul, Distended Mindbender, Thought-Knot Seer. This way you have some creatures that cause some hand disruption as well.
Are you sure you want to run mono-black? Because you could also gain a very interesting win condition with Midnight Oil and Harmless Offering. Red would also give you some hasty creatures that would allow you to capitalize on your opponent not having a hand. Or blue? so you can counter what doesn't get discarded. and have a win condition of Rise from the Tides or something.
As for what I would cut for these cards, this is what I would say are the most inefficient ones.
Whispers of Emrakul- its CMC is 2 and it only discards 1 card randomly, with how the deck is set up now there isn't a good chance to hit delirium.
The rest is just too much removal. Choose which one you like best and go for that.
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