Discard is a pretty rude mechanic, but typically it's only an annoyance. With this deck I'm aiming to cripple my opponents by completely emptying their hand... and discarding them to death.

Caution: Your opponents are going to hate this, so so much.

How Discard Kills

Dealing with Creatures

This deck is super light on creatures, so I've got a few different strats to deal with opponents' creatures.

  • Noetic Scales : The best creature solution, perfectly in sync with the discard gameplan. With no cards in hand, their creatures bounce back to their hand on upkeep. Then I make them discard those creatures.
  • Tainted AEther : Are you sure you want to cast that creature? It's gonna cost you.
  • 2 mass removal + 6 single-target removal spells

Long term, the plan is to empty each opponent's hand so they're just hoping to top-deck a creature.

Liliana's Caress

Comments and suggestions welcome!


Updates Add

Hell yes! Raiders' Wake from Ixalan is just what I wanted for this deck, adding to the likes of Megrim and Liliana's Caress.

To make room, I'm taking out Guul Draz Specter... which I only just added a couple weeks ago.

While I'm at it, I'm replacing Ghost Quarter with the new Field of Ruin. I like that Field of Ruin ensures I'm not behind a land after I use it. It's the most fair landkill ever - everyone gets a land!
(Note: Someday I should just replace this with a Strip Mine)


35% Casual

65% Competitive

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Date added 6 months
Last updated 1 week

This deck is not Commander / EDH legal.

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Illegal cards Arterial Flow
Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.71
Tokens 2/2 Zombie
Folders Cool concepts, edh decks, Great ideas, Commander, Interests, Reference, B Mono-Black, Discard, Check it out, ideas EDH, See all 15
Top rank #18 on 2017-12-30
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