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You know, I get why you're recommending Collective Brutality. You're, on the surface, the card seems to do everything you'd want for the deck. It really is a great card.
But I actually tried it already in this format with this deck.
And it just doesn't work. It's kind of stinky in most situations. I know that it's great in some OTHER shells, but in this one? It does nothing that will really help you out. Kolaghan's Command and Faithless Looting are both much better for this deck and for many different reasons.
Why I don't like in this deck:
Its sorcery speed (every other discard outlet besides this beauty is instant speed)
-2/-2 doesn't hit enough relevant targets in modern.
It's two mana. I run only 21 lands in this deck, which means that sometimes I just don't see more then 3 to 4 lands a game. That really limits what I can abuse the escalate with.
Sure it does have a few benefits. It does help throw Bloodghasts in the yard, but so does Faithless Looting who also helps filter through my deck and can help in grindier games as well. The biggest appeal is the hand disruption, but I'd run more Thoughtseize or put in some Inquisition of Kozilek instead. The drain 2 life is nice but hardly justify running it. Kolaghan's Command tends to have more impact in more matchups. Returning one of my biggest threats back into my hand is huge and it still kills almost anything Collective Brutality would anyway, while also giving just as much reach. It's not as good of a discard outlet however.
But, the truth is, this deck doesn't need much more discard outlets. I've never ran in a situation where I really wished I had more and the few times where I didn't have any available, I would have lost regardless at that point in time even if I had one. I could add in maybe one or two more but that would definitely be it. Could I be wrong? Sure. But yeah, I've played with the card and this particular deck can't abuse it all that well. No delirium, no delve and no dredge to make use of what IMHO makes this such a brilliant card.
Regardless, I'll try it again and play two (I really think running four would be a bad idea) and see what happens at my LGS.
January 1, 2017 11:22 p.m.
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This deck is Modern legal.