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Destroy target non-Vampire, non-Werewolf, non-Zombie creature.
I think you have too many discard spells, they'll quickly become dead cards in your hand. I'd recommend draw spells, kill spells or budget pillowfort artifacts. Some suggestions (keeping with your budget theme): Norn's Annex , Sign in Blood , Victim of Night
Love the deck +1 I use a very similar deck at my LGS and always get top 1-8 my differences are Victim of Night over Smother No SKITTLES ( vatmother #4) I often get stuck on 3-4 lands I also do not use Lilly as she is really just win more lol but she is good I prefer 27 spells for pike opposed to 24 Blackmail is really good and doesn't hurt like Thoughtseize but that is a matter of preference i guess.and about your milera-pod match up that is a match that I believe favors Infect hardest match for me is always jund. A card i have been testing is a 1of Cathedral of War the exalted trigger is very helpful for inkmoth nexus especialy if you want to give it +2 with Funeral Charm now it swings 4/1 flying infect or makes vatmother a 2 swing win. anyway good luck with the deck
Great deck, love the name, +1.
I tried different things already with my deck. At one point I was running 3 Pack Rat and 2 Mutavault main (split 2/2 with tec-edge), but I didn't like that plan a lot. I read that Lifebane Zombie would be strong, but only if you don't expect too much B/G, affinity or b/w tokens. He's great against big zoo and Pod, but the former is non-existent right now and I don't want to run a card that's only good in one certain match-up. Well maybe he could be good in the mirror, to snatch a Tarmogoyf or Scavenging Ooze and it can only be blocked by Dark Confidant (lovely trade...) and it can draw an Abrupt Decay so your Ooze/Goyf sticks... hmm... need to think about this some more.
As for the Abyssal Persecutor : I dislike that I have to somehow remove him to actually win the game, and I have only 6 ways to do so. It's a very powerful card nonetheless. But if you fail to find the key-removal in time you might end up loosing.
Desecration Demon is also an option I considered but dismissed it, because I was expecting more pod-decks than I actually encountered and he's really bad there. Also he's generally not that great against decks that run disposeable creatures like affinity (thopter) or g/w (VoR).
At one point I even tried Master of the Feast but it's kinda contrary to the actual aim of grinding your opponent out, if you steadily fill their hand with gas. I think he could work in an U/B/x(maybe Esper)-Delver-Tempo list.
An Option I'm keen on testing is running 1 or 2 Polukranos, World Eater . He could be insane against Pod, Affinity (shooting down 2 mana-dorks or 2 fliers from affinity) or maybe even delver-lists and provides a huge threat against control-decks (at worst he draws a Path to Exile at best he wins the game for you.
As for Bitterblossom : I see the arguments for it. But I think the life-loss is too huge of a drawback given that I don't run Courser. I might consider it in the future.
Thank you all for your feedback.
My bad for not reading the post carefully enough :)
You make a lot of good points. I think Garruk Wildspeaker does fit better when you can use him with Lingering Souls , and I actually really like the innovation with Nissa, Worldwaker . I've seen lists play Desecration Demon , Lifebane Zombie (in the sideboard) and even Abyssal Persecutor to either have a bigger threat or disrupt people further. What are your thoughts on replacing Thrun with one of these or adding one of them to the deck?
Another removal spell that just came to mind is Victim of Night . Unless you're seeing a lot of Huntmasters or Dredgevine decks (which I'll rather safely presume you don't), it's a powerful card. I might play a singleton or two just for the versatility.
In my opinion, Bitterblossom is quite strong against Affinity so long as you can manage the lifeloss, and is rather strong in the mirror (BGx decks) if you can protect it from Abrupt Decay . Like you said, the mirror has trouble dealing with a large board presence, and Bitterblossom lets you create that without as much mana investment and card disadvantage.
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