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Vraska the Unseen
+1: Until your next turn, whenever a creature deals combat damage to Vaskra the Unseen, destroy that creature.
-3: Destroy target nonland permanent.
-7: Put three 1/1 black Assassin tokens onto the battlefield with "Whenever this]] creature deals combat damage to a player, that player loses the game."
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Vraska the Unseen Discussion
1 day ago
A couple things to maybe consider:
- Winding Constrictor makes a good second Hardened Scales.
- Zameck Guildmage is cheap and can draw some cards.
- Oath of Ajani puts counters on everything and can give incidental value to your planeswalkers
- If you're looking for some budget-friendly plansewalkers that are solid in Atraxa, Ajani Unyielding, Ob Nixilis Reignited and Vraska the Unseen are all relatively cheap and come with removal modes that are much easier to use multiple times due to Atraxa's proliferate.
- It's not a super popular pick, but in Atraxa builds with a lot of +1/+1 counters, I like Black Sun's Zenith. A lot of times you can cast it with a low enough count that it just lops a couple counter off of your own creatures that you can proliferate back, but proceeds to just wreck everyone else's board as Atraxa proliferates.
- Contagion Clasp is cheap and a decent mana sink. It's obviously way weaker than Contagion Engine, but it's also 1/10th of the price.
4 days ago
Yeah, you could probably take out an artifact hate-card or two, given your recursion and tutors, unless you play a few rounds and you realize you're never sorry to see one topdeck. Hornet Queen is a great add. Maybe Yisan, the Wanderer Bard?
The list seems really tuned to me! Tons of ramp and ETB effects and sacrifice triggers, with tutors and recursion aplenty! This deck will perform for you and at least take you through the midgame no trouble.
As for win conditions, that depends on your playstyle...Pathbreaker Ibex is obviously good. I've found that Mogis's Marauder is surprisingly good, as is Kessig Cagebreakers. Vraska the Unseen is crazy if you can boardwipe, ult her, and then cast the Marauder... You can also win by attrition, using Butcher of Malakir, etc, but I personally find that strategy pretty boring, with a long time-to-kill.
I'm trying, therefore, to think of some unusual win conditions. I think this deck is good enough at tokens to use Overrun effects as your main win condition -- there are some interesting BG cards like Dance of Shadows, Dirge of Dread, Enlarge (those Lure effects would be a unique way to do it), Chorus of Might for an instant-speed alpha strike, Ridgescale Tusker for some jank grindy value...is that what you're looking for? The consistency of Craterhoof minus the annoying "seen-this-before" factor.
2 weeks ago
Tsaan_de_Malice I really appreciate all of that. I am going to throw in one Garruk Wildspeaker in place of Vraska the Unseen and I threw in the Rampant Growth in place of Farseek. However, for the Bloodgift Demon I never really meant this deck to be constrained to modern, as I play casually, so I am leaving that out, aswell as Damnation (cause it's like $20 to get) and I may throw in the Hero's Downfall at a later date. The Fog I left out because I need the Fungal Sprouting to kick off Westvale Abbey. Again I really do appreciate all the suggestions, and I really appreciate that you posted another variant of this, that's awesome!
2 weeks ago
I really like seeing decks on here that people have thought "Y'know i just wanna try that" instead of their take on tournament placing decks. So mad props to you mate!
This deck follows a similar vein to one that I used to run so heres a couple of my suggestions:
I like how you are adding demons for creature or card advantage, double down on that! I would drop both Reaper from the Abyss for either two more Indulgent Tormentor or a pair of Bloodgift Demon. Why Bloodgift? Because its another card with a draw effect but can also be used to deal a critical 1 damage to the opponent. Plus if someone uses Sever the Bloodline on your Tormentor then Bloodgift wont die as well :)
Elves and other token decks make big showings in most casual or non-competition modern gamedays. Sideboarding a Demon of Dark Schemes or 2 could make all the difference against those decks if you can play him before 2 or 3 lords pump on the little guys.
Vraska the Unseen always looks like a fun planeswalker to run, but unless you can keep her alive AND hit with the token she is just a good defense as your opponent spends a turn killing her. Playing big stompy creatures means you arent likely to have too many little blockers to save her life so I would have to say drop her and add Garruk Wildspeaker. This Garruk can untap lands, notably the ones enchanted with Weirding Wood or a Golgari Rot Farm. He also gives you a chance to trample some big damage at your opponent.
If you do decide to keep Vraska the Unseen in this deck then i would suggest adding a Rogue's Passage as an inabler for her tokens. Adding it mainboard means that you can also let a few cheeky demons through.
Griselbrand is a powerful demon. Not neccessary or particularly powerful in this deck, but if your opponent knows your playing it then they will at least be trying to take it out. So its up to you about its use as a bluff/powerhouse. I personally wouldnt play him though.
However Lord of the Void is a BEAST if he goes well. I would add one to sideboard to play if your opponent is also playing a slow deck.
Both Ob Nixilis, the Fallen and Ob Nixilis, Unshackled deserve play in your deck, fallen most of all. The more lands you get the more he hurts! And Unshackled is a good sideboard card against particularly tutor-y decks.
As far as the rest of the support goes you have put heaps of thought into the balance! Its real nice! I would switch Explosive Vegetation for Harrow personally, as I have an attachment to the card and also because it means you can follow it with a Farseek or Sakura-Tribe Elder. It ends up being slightly faster than Explosive vegetation in this sense, but maybe you dont like the waste, and thats reasonable. Also seeing as you arent playing any dual lands (by the way if you get a chance, play some dual lands) Farseek is worse than Rampant Growth. So definitly switch them :)
I LOVE Fungal Sprouting. It just so fun to be playing a stompy creature deck and suddenly have a spawn fest. But because this deck is a little slower, Fog might be more valuable as it can save your life earlier.
What do i mean by that? Well Both Doom Blade and Putrefy are good at what they do for sure! But In Garruk's Wake is just too slow for modern, as by turn 3 or 4 you will need to clear your opponents board. However it does kill creatures. so i would break In Garruk's Wake into two parts, the board wipe Damnation (or equivalent) and the planeswalker slaying Hero's Downfall. You could use Ruinous Path for its awaken bonus but i think its too slow at sorcery speed. With that, Doom Blade has its downside as you noted about not hitting black creatures; Ta-Da! Hero's Downfall hits them :)
SO my suggestion are
- -2 Reaper from the Abyss
- +2 Bloodgift Demon
- -1 Vraska the Unseen
- -1 Garruk, Apex Predator (He's just too slow sorry)
- +2 Garruk Wildspeaker
- -3 Farseek
- +3 Rampant Growth
- -2 Fungal Sprouting
- +2 Fog
- -1 In Garruk's Wake
- +1 Damnation
- -3 Doomblade
- +3 Hero's Downfall
I realise this a lot of text, but I didnt just want to throw card names at you, i wanted to let you know why I would suggest things. This ends up being nothing like what i play but all my suggestions are based on what i saw you thinking about, and my practices as a Black dominant player. Hope i helped or gave you ideas :)
3 weeks ago
Narset, Enlightened Master is a HUGE superfriends enabler that can throw them out like crazy, While staying fairly safe. Though running creatures can get problematic, cause if you find your saving grace with her, too bad, she just exiled it. Which is why a lot of people run her as the commander and not a member of the 99.
Vorel of the Hull Clade with stuff like Mycosynth Lattice and Liquimetal Coating, there are a few things that can turn your superfriends into artifacts. to which Vorel can then double it. throw in doubling season on top of that BAM you got some scary shenanigans going on. Though no red.
Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder can be superfriends friendly, but you lose some of the safer Planeswalkers like Ajani and Gideon (the same can be said for vorel) Which is honestly pretty minor. Unlike Maelstrom Wanderer Yidris can use the golgari planewalkers, cascading from Garruk, Apex Predator into Vraska the Unseen. Both of which are killer EDH walkers. Though the contingent with Yidris is that you to do damage, which can be catch 22 and really isn't as easy as it seemed. Not to mention you can tend to win through commander damage, which is just kinda boring when you could be chaining fun superfriends shenanigans.
That was my 2 cents good luck, and happy deck building.
1 month ago
@Moby_Copperfield, with the right cards you can always do both. And you could add in other stuff like Shefet Monitor to help with the splash if you go green or make it a splash non-white. One of my favorite things about magic so far is the endless possibilities you can do. I've gone against someone who splashed in three colors into their previously mono-red deck and it worked amazing. I recently helped a friend splash green into his Dimir rouge deck because I got Vraska the Unseen and gave it to him. Now I have an even harder time dealing with that deck...
Even though I hardly splash my decks, I greatly see the possibilities and endless combos available with both green and red. I would also suggest, even though some of these would fit a cycling deck better, Haze of Pollen, Shefet Monitor, and Gift of Paradise for green; and Bloodrage Brawler, Deem Worthy, Hazoret the Fervent, Tormenting Voice, and Merciless Javelineer for red. All of those are really good cards without even looking outside of Ahmonkhet. If you really cant decide, you can always do both by splashing into your main deck and having your side deck have splashed of the other color along with those already in your side deck. I might actually do that now myself.
1 month ago
I know I posted semi-recently, but I have a new list and want to start some more trades now that I am active again.
I am looking to get cards for a Progenitus Superfriends Deck. I have a bunch of random stuff to offer and am more interested in some cards listed below than others (i.e. I will prioritize Atraxa, certain walkers, and certain lands). I know in some cases it will be hard to make trades but it is worth a shot.
Cards wanted for Superfriends:
Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver
Chandra, Flamecaller (SDCC Version)
Gideon, Champion of Justice
Elspeth, Sun's Champion
Jace, Architect of Thought
Jace, Unraveler of Secrets (SDCC Version preferred)
Kaya, Ghost Assassin
Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker
Nissa, Vital Force
Nissa, Voice of Zendikar (SDCC version)
Ob Nixilis Reignited
Vraska the Unseen
Venser, the Sojourner
Cards of Note:
Force of Will
Loxodon Warhammer Russian
Serum Visions (Other version, not sure how to code)
Sarkhan the Mad
Scion of the Ur-Dragon
Other stuff, some unlisted
1 month ago