Hurmph, the reason to run Victim of Night over Slaughter Pact is exactly that the first hits more targets - although in the Bob-less landscape left in the wake of the recent rise of UR Delver to "deck everybody and their mom are playing" maybe that's not even that relevant anymore.
Speaking of which, how is the Delver matchup? I can't imagine you losing after untapping with Batterskull but on the other hand I can also envision this deck being run over by their cheap creatures before that happens.
Hurmph hey thanks for the suggestion. i have been thinking about Slaughter Pact, but so far Victim of Night hasn't failed me. i was also thinking about Murderous Cut, but i tend to need my stuff in graveyard to feed to my pet snappys.
Surgical Extraction is nice, but its a little too high in price. Maybe when I decide to upgrade the deck some I'll think about it . I might take Waste Not to 2, and main board a Doom Blade and 1 Victim of Night or just 2 Victim of Night. Thank you for taking the time to respond.
I run a very similar build. I would recommend Surgical Extraction in the sb and perhaps Illness in the Ranks for Splinter Twin decks. Glad you decided against Nyxathid. As much as I love that dude a friend pointed out to me that, by the time he is useful, you should already be well ahead. Plus he tends to complicate Smallpox. Speaking of which, as much as I love Waste Not it might be more logical to run another 4 removal spells. Maybe Victim of Night or Smother.
I know you probably want to save most of your graveyard for Treasure Cruise, but if you haven't tried it, definitely give Murderous Cut a go. It's been awesome in my 8rack, and is just as efficient if not slightly more so than Victim of Night.
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