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Modern Legal
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Creature — Spirit

Flying (This creature can't be blocked except by creatures with flying or reach.)

: Regenerate Will-o'-the-Wisp. (The next time this creature would be destroyed this turn, it isn't. Instead tap it, remove all damage from it, and remove it from combat.)

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Will-o'-the-Wisp Discussion

tikitree on Modern Donations? (v2)

4 months ago

For Gottsplitter

WOW, thanks for the really quality post!

I got to say I like your deck you have made, and your post has made me really think long and hard about the recommendations you have given me. So here are my thoughts on all of them.

Relic of Progenitus you are correct about it not being perfect, but it never really caused problems as I would just pull off a donation before triggering the ability, however the first effect on it helped a little with the exile 1. But all in all the main reason I was keeping it in was its draw effect, and as Nihil Spellbomb also has draw I am totally down to add it and see how it plays out at my next FNM.

Terminate and Go for the Throat as stated are mainly here to remove the Abyssal Persecutor, but I cant see me taking them out or changing it to Greater Gargadon for the simple fact of the kill gives me way more survivability. I find that I have enough donation in the deck that I rarely need to use them on Abyssal Persecutor and instead I use it as a kill to take out my opponents shenanigans. So I will not be adding Greater Gargadon but I do have to say I really like that combo and would have never see using it like that, such a good idea though.

Sign in Blood is something I was looking at, however the deck is already tight fitting in all the cards I need for my combos aswell as the cards that let me live long enough to pull off a win. And so there is just no room for Sign in Blood, and as for Street Wraith mostly the same reasoning as Sign in Blood but also it does not really fit the theam and idea of a donation deck.

As for more Fetchlands, I really want to... but that shit is expensive yo, and I am already way over budget for what I wanted to spend on this deck. (100$ was how much I was originally looking to spend, to give you an idea for how over budget this has gotten... but I do have to admit it has been really fun to play.)

Also this deck list is a little out dated after Juppe recommendations I have actually created a V3 of this deck witch I played last night at my local FNM, but after your recommendations I have created a V4 of the deck witch I hope to play next week.

Here is the links as well as the changes between each version.

Deck link: Modern Donations? (v3)

Changes from V2 to V3 Show

Deck link: Modern Donations? (v4)

Changes from V3 to V4 Show

Damn another long ass reply, well hopefully I did not ramble too much and got my point across, if you have any other ideas or recommendations feel free to place a comment and I will get back to you... also I will try and remember next Friday after FNM to make a comment and tell you how the Nihil Spellbomb play out.

tikitree on Modern Donations? (v2)

4 months ago


Go for the Throat and Terminate are split like that because in my play group Surgical Extraction is played in 8/10 decks. because of that I don't want to lose all my kill, so I keep it split. I am running the Victim of Night Sideboard to bring in and replace the Go for the Throat when affinity comes up.

Will-o'-the-Wisp I do fully admit is a strange card, but I need some form of blocker early, cause I don't want to have to chump with the Bazaar Trader. If you have a recommendation for another 1 drop blocker with flying that is better I am happy to switch out.

Lightning Bolt Honestly would love to add them, but am not sure what to go down on to put then in. Maybe at my next FNM I will try cutting out the Lich's Mirror and adding 2 to see how they feel.

Death's Shadow I did address in the description that it is a little bit of an off card in the deck. but I explained it there that "As you don't normally worry about your life total too much you are usually in a position to play Death's Shadow to slow down, or stop an opponents attacks on you. As well as if you pull off a donation with Abyssal Persecutor and your own life total is in the negatives you can get the full value of a 1 drop 13/13 to fight back with." So at this time I still stand by having them in.

Honestly really solid suggestions and I may do a little experimenting in the near future with adding some Lightning Bolt and more Mind Stone. But taking out the Death's Shadow and Will-o'-the-Wisp leaving me with only 8 creatures I would start suffering to more of the aggro decks.

Juppe on Modern Donations? (v2)

4 months ago

Why do you split Go for the Throat and Terminate? i would suggest cutting the Go for the Throat and playing a full set of Terminate.. it's just better in general and you have targets when running into anything that looks like affinity :)I mean you play 10 sources of both black and red, that should work out

Also Will-o'-the-Wisp looks more like a filler to me.. better put in more Mind Stone, they look really nice jumping 3 mana and getting straight to 4 on T3 :)

Also, due to you're running red, I would suggest some (4) Lightning Bolts.

Furthermore Death's Shadow is somehow odd as well, it doesn't really fit in here..

In general I would suggest to stick to the deck's plan and cut everything that doesn't keep that plan going. (except for removal, ramp etc. obviously ;))

I hope you like what I'm suggesting :) really love your take on this..

Attila on Ghost Army

5 months ago

Just a note, that regenerate effects don't get past sacrifice triggers. So if you sac Will-o'-the-Wisp to Ghost Council of Orzhova after paying its regeneration cost, it will still go to the graveyard. Regenerate effects only remove damage.

sleeper_agent007 on Sinister Possession

6 months ago

I like it but I would suggest running Wall of Souls and Sleeper Agent. You want to give them something to attack you with and Sleepr Agent also pings them nice and good.

Will-o'-the-Wisp over Fog of Gnats unless it's too expensive.

You could also run Vampiric Link to mitigate either Sleeper or just to gain life off their big dumb attacker.

xyr0s on Nobody expects the black counterspell (Black Burn)

6 months ago

On the "what is better graveyard hate": I know that Tormod's Crypt is cheaper in terms of mana, but replacing itself is a big deal with both Nihil Spellbomb and Relic of Progenitus.

So far, though, your decks have suffered a littel bit from taxing their own mana. Thrull Parasites extort costs mana, Will-o'-the-Wisps regeneration costs mana... One or two things requiring a bit of mana is ok, but it runs up pretty fast, and going gets hard for decks with only 20 lands.

Apart from that, Blood Scrivener and Asylum Visitor only really works if you can reliably empty your hand. When you have mana you need to keep open, you play your cards slower, and therefore find it harder to trigger these 2 not-quite-bobs.

nicochulo on This mono black burn deck ...

6 months ago

I know I recently asked for help, but I need to polish my black burn deck.This deck has changed a lot since I first submitted it, and it is almost done. I need some final suggestions : Mainly,I need to replace the Will-o'-the-Wisps for a more suitable creature (or spell in general).

Any suggestions to finish this deck will help

Nobody expects the black counterspell (Black Burn)

xyr0s on Nobody expects the black counterspell (Black Burn)

7 months ago

Why the Will-o'-the-Wisps? Your deck is a burn deck, right? So it hands out damage all the time, and then.... hides behind a somewhat resilient blocker?!? That doesn't really fit. If Shadow Slice had been a lot cheaper, it would make sense, but as it is, you should go for something more aggressive, I think. Otherwise you end up sitting around keeping mana up for counterspells and regeneration, which is not how you win with burn.

Concerning your sideboard: Sorcery speed removal at 4 mana is not the best way to deal with decks that play out of their graveyard. Try Nihil Spellbomb instead, if you can't afford Relic of Progenitus.

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