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Ascend (If you control ten or more permanents, you get the city's blessing for the rest of the game.)
Each opponent sacrifices a creature. If you have the city's blessing, instead each opponent sacrifices half the creatures he or she controls, rounded up.
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Vona's Hunger Discussion
5 days ago
Khunjund: Alright so I did a little digging and these are a couple cards I found that may fit; Sword-Point Diplomacy, Forerunner of the Legion, Vona's Hunger, Profane Procession Flip and Bontu's Monument. Thoughts?
InquisitorBiggie: Absolutely, I had it in there with Elenda, Dusk Rose and Vona, Butcher of Magan, but now that they're gone I'm thinking I'm going to replace the Rebirth for a Slaughter the Strong, or maybe an Urza's Ruinous Blast.
6 days ago
Argy What did you mean about not being allowed to ID at FNM level? Don't the MtG Tournament Rules allow you to draw at any sanctioned tournament (which any FNM should be)?
x12721 I had to think for a bit before I worked out what seemed off about your deck. Then I realised that you have no sweepers in the mainboard. I highly reccomend some number of sweepers. Probably 3-4 main and then none side (2 Fumigate and 1-2 Settle the Wreckage ). The reason for this is that control decks which go 1-for-1 with opponents (as your deck does) fold to decks which make lots of creatures. That's why I played grixis instead of UB last season - it had a better matchup against the aggro and token decks.
If you add sweepers to the main, I would probably move at least 1, maybe both Vona's Hunger to the side, or maybe cut one altogether because 2 seems a little clunky to me. I also think that Dovin Baan is poor in general, and isn't particularly strong in this deck more than otherwise.
Finally, I think your sideboard is a little sub-par. You should definitely have 2 Authority of the Consuls and some number of either Regal Caracal or Lyra Dawnbringer. Given that the meta has adjusted to Lyra, I would suggest Caracals. I don't think you really need 2 Nezahal, Primal Tide. They are a house against control, but you also need to run enough denial still.
Unwind is a cool spell, but I don't think you need it as well as the 3 Negate. Probably play another copy of Duress though, because it's arguably the most impactful card against control. I would also recommend a Sorcerous Spyglass because it is amazing. You also probably need some number of disenchant effects, so either Invoke the Divine or Forsake the Worldly.
Finally, other sideboard cards include Doomfall, Gonti, Lord of Luxury, Lost Legacy if you are worried about Approach (although I think it is less necessary at the moment), and Arguel's Blood Fast which is great.
I know that I have suggested a lot of sideboard cards (more than you have room for), so sorry for that. I basically took the most impactful cards from my UW and Grixis sideboards and suggested them.
Also, sorry for the really long post, I didn't originally intend it to be this long. Also sorry if it sounds like I don't think your deck is good, that isn't the case. I just think it needs a little tweaking.
6 days ago
Sorry for doubling up in the comments but as a huge Mazirek player I have to suggest these - Noxious Gearhulk, Tetzimoc, Primal Death, Hex, Savra, Queen of the Golgari, Slum Reaper, Perilous Predicament, Vona's Hunger, Barter in Blood, The Eldest Reborn, Grave Pact, Ghost Quarter, Field of Ruin, Sylvok Replica, Caustic Caterpillar, and Viridian Zealot. Great work with the list so far!
1 week ago
Thank you for your time, 40fy! I'll address your comment one by one.
Moment of Craving does, at its surface, seem like a worse version of Cast Down. However, what it offers is a clean answer to Adanto Vanguard or Ahn-Crop Crasher, without making me rely on a Seal Away (I would much rather hit a Hazoret or similar with that). Also, it gives me life, which is vitally important against aggro decks or other beatdown decks. That being said, I do usually side them out if it doesn't do anything for me.
Vona's Hunger kills Carnage Tyrant. It is one of the only ways to reliably do that too, not counting deathtouch creatures. Not only that, as you said, it gets around hexproof and indestructible. In addition, it flashes back with my Gearhulks, which is always nice, and casting it with Ascend active is valuable against heavy board states. That's why it's good enough to be in the mainboard, although I do take it out against control mirrors. And with a single creature on the board, it is truly unconditional removal, no matter what protections are on it.
As mentioned in the Primer, the mainboard of this deck is focused against creature decks, although I have been able to steal game ones from control decks before as well. Post-board, I switch out everything for a nasty control mirror. My goal with building a control deck is to have answers for everything in the format, and after Dominaria came out I decided that the best answers were in these colors (the previous build was Grixis). The main parts of the deck are answers, draw, and threats. If you would like further advice about the current Standard control, just drop me a line here or on your deck, I'd be happy to help out!
1 week ago
Pretty nice deck! I've been playing control in standard for the first time myself. I'm playing UR, however, and I'm curious to learn more about some of the black and white options, as well as control building in general. To be clear, none of this is criticism, I'm just wondering. First of all, why Moment of Craving? Aren't Cast Down and Fatal Push just always better? I guess there are a few cases where it can hit things that the others can't, but they all involve creatures attacking and I would think that in those situations Seal Away becomes the better option. In a similar vein, how does Vona's Hunger usually play out? On paper that looks super janky to me. Obviously, it looks pretty good against Hazoret the Fervent and Bristling Hydras, but if it's situational why not sideboard it?
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
-1 Call for Unity you'll end up being forced to destroy your own creatures. don't forget Sanctum Seeker is also an anthem. Throne of the God-Pharaoh and Gruesome Fate are the way to go imo because each basically reads: +4 damage for each creature you control!
-1 Paladin of the Bloodstained you'd rather play Elenda or any other vampire
-1 Authority of the Consuls sideboard for hasters
-1 Cultivator's Caravan turn 3, ramp, turn 4, elenda + 1 useless mana. you'd have to cut lands to jam these in and lands are better late game.
-1 Manalith same deal
-1 Ixalan's Binding exile interferes with Elenda and you have enough removal I think
3 weeks ago