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You have choices, but they're all bad

Legacy BR (Rakdos)

Kasseem

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Maybeboard (82)


Description

So yea, this is a deck that gives your opponent choices. It was a challenge to find these type of cards because of the wording on them and I'm sure I missed other choice cards out there. So if anyone has any suggestions, please throw in a comment =)

7/27/2017 - So a quick update. I haven't been keeping up to date with my decks and replies because unfortunately my most fun and entertaining decks were stolen, including this one T.T After that, I couldn't bring myself to start over, so I liquidated my remaining collection and ended my MTG journey. I was honestly thinking of doing this before some of my decks were stolen, but this would have been the deck to keep no matter what.

I might remake this deck at some point when I have extra funds just to have a fun deck whenever I run into another player, but for now I'll take a back seat.

As for this deck and any edits moving forward. I'll probably leave it as is and put any new cards I feel fit the theme into the "Maybeboard". I know some suggestion might make a better deck overall, but since I don't have this deck anymore, I'm going to have this deck as a template for creative minds to improve on =)

Suggestions

Updates

I'm gonna start adding choice cards to the Maybeboard that didn't make the cut so peeps can look at other choice card options that cater to their play style(the people of the interweb)!

So even if the card isn't in red or black or just seems bad, still go ahead and throw it in the comments and I'll add it to the pool of choice cards =D

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jesterskull25 says... #1

I would get rid of one Choice of Damnations and put in better win condition spell at lower mana cost that can stay longer because I think your mana curves a little out reach of beating my deck(a lifegain and card stealing deck(already tested against mine 6 times) have not won with yours). I would go with that old suggestion of Phyrexian Obliterator to replace one.

August 15, 2015 12:28 p.m.

Lord_Chtulhu says... #2

Wow so fun!!! 3 games, 3 opponents who ragequit!! +1

August 17, 2015 3:51 p.m.

trollslayer says... #3

won by turn 22 goldfishing. woo. I'm probably just playing it wrong.

August 25, 2015 6:34 p.m.

jesterskull25 says... #4

I still see more room in mine so I am removing one of the killing waves for Morgis the God of Slaughter (foil) because I was always holding back on killing waves.

August 26, 2015 1:19 a.m.

Kasseem says... #5

@jesterskull25 I'm convinced this would give the deck another option to kill the opponent. This also keeps the theme of the deck in mind. Made the change in the deck list =)

September 8, 2015 11:43 a.m.

Raz0r_ says... #6

Such troll! This deck makes people think! +9000.00000000000000000000000001 It's over 9000!

November 5, 2015 3:33 p.m.

Riolobo says... #7

Magus of the tabernacle for budget but adds white but if you have $$$ then the tabernacle at pendral vale. I'm building this as a commander deck in esper colors glad I found this post thanks for the card ideas

November 28, 2015 1:46 p.m.

AlexKalt says... #8

Oath of the gatewatch - remorseles punishment

January 5, 2016 4:42 a.m.

Joker1430 says... #9

Great build bro!!!

June 17, 2016 12:01 p.m.

SaltySpecula says... #10

I'm trying to make an EDH deck that's basically the inverse of this. Where I offer opponents a sweet deal, but it costs them something. EG Tempt with Discovery.

Seen any decks with card lists like those?

July 2, 2016 6:13 a.m.

akkd says... #11

Nice deck! +1!

I was messing up with it a little bit and a couple of changes I would make would be:

-1 Mogis, God of Slaughter since the devotion trigger is not going to happen, and 4 cmc for 2 damage only is a bit steep, whenever I got him, he was more of a dead weight.

-1 Skullscorch not a big fan. At least the times I played with it, I didn't pull it of. If I were to keep it, I would raise it to 2 copies at least.

-2 Painful Quandary Although it's a good card, it's just not that good for this deck. Definately a no go for me at least.

+2 Blackmail or Hymn to Tourach and IMO wouldn't lose the flavour of the theme. (Personally, I'd go with Blackmail but that's just me)

+2 Banefire Since we need a finisher and by finisher, I mean I expect to use by paying 5 >.

Once again, nice deck man! =]

January 10, 2017 5:43 p.m.

Illusificate says... #12

love the deck, man! you got my upvote! May I recommend tutor cards?

March 27, 2017 9:29 p.m.

Kasseem says... #13

It's been a while since I've checked in and WOW! Thank you so much for all the feedback and upvotes! It really means a lot to me that it has inspired so many people to make similar decks =D

So a quick update. I haven't been keeping up to date with my decks and replies because unfortunately my most fun and entertaining decks were stolen, including this one T.T After that, I couldn't bring myself to start over, so I liquidated my remaining collection and ended my MTG journey. I was honestly thinking of doing this before some of my decks were stolen, but this would have been the deck to keep no matter what.

I might remake this deck at some point when I have extra funds just to have a fun deck whenever I run into another player, but for now I'll take a back seat.

As for this deck and any edits moving forward. I'll probably leave it as is and put any new cards I feel fit the theme into the "Maybeboard". I know some suggestion might make a better deck overall, but since I don't have this deck anymore, I'm going to have this deck as a template for creative minds to improve on =)

@AlexKalt - Remorseless Punishment is awesome and fits the deck theme to a T! Adding it to the pile.

@SaltySpecula - Tempt with Discovery Is a neat EDH card! Adding it to the pile. Unfortunately I haven't seen any EDH decks with this theme.

@akkd - Blackmail is a great and fun option. Cheap mana as well. Adding it to the pile.

I don't think Hymn to Tourach quite hits the theme for me. While the effect is random, the opponent never gets a choice when playing this in any situation. Though this is only my opinion. Please don't hesitate to add it into your own variation =)

@Illusificate - You may recommend any card you feel meets the theme of this deck. If I agree, I'll definitely add it in the maybeboard options =)

July 27, 2017 2:39 p.m.

Illusificate says... #14

Okay! Kasseem, in that case, Vampiric Tutor and Demonic Tutor and Cruel Tutor let you fetch any card in your library. They're really pricey cards though. I obviously didn't include any of the absurdly expensive ones though, such as Imperial Seal. Diabolic Tutor won't put a dent in your wallet but it's 4 mana. Entomb and Buried Alivework really well with the Reanimates you already have. Gamble is 1 red mana and like the card says, "what's the worst that can happen?" Well, I mean, you could lose 1 red mana, but it's still fun and somewhat goes with the theme of your deck. Beseech the Queen is a 4 dollar card that's pretty good too. I think Tutor cards would add to your deck a lot seeing as you have low quantities of most of your cards, therefore decreasing your chance of being able to use them. I especially reccomend Gamble and maybe Entomb if you want to invest in more Reanimates.

July 29, 2017 4:57 p.m.

Kasseem says... #15

@Illusificate While the tutor style cards do give choices, the opponent never gets to choose anything. I feel that's key a element for the theme. As if they end up losing, they think to themselves "what if I chose the other option?".

I like the idea of using Entomb and Buried Alive. While I wouldn't consider them as "choice" cards, they do enable creatures that forces a choice on the opponent. A good sideboard option for sure.

August 11, 2017 6:27 p.m.

Illusificate says... #16

Kasseem I was thinking the tutor cards could be used to get the choice cards for which ones you want your opponents to choose, effectively working as another, more expensive copy of every single card in your library at the same time. The only tutor card that I strongly recommend other than the ones that interact with graveyard would be Gamble. Not only does it put something from your hand into your graveyard, for 1 mana you can fetch something turn 1 and it kind of goes with the deck but it's a choice for you, not your opponent. But it can make you make a choice for your opponent. I don't know. Anyways, I'm glad I had somegood suggestions. Glad to help!

August 12, 2017 3:59 a.m.

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Avg. CMC 2.39
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