Is Vendetta good in Death's Shadow?
Posted on Sept. 13, 2017, 2:31 a.m. by smackder
Hey, I've been playing a lot of shadow recently and i just came across, Vendetta. Would this be a card you'd consider side boarding in? i feel like it could be a nice 1 of in any version of the 75?
You want to lose life consistently on your terms. A 1 of spell which hits only non-black creatures isn't great because it doesn't fix your mana or cycle you.
September 13, 2017 2:37 a.m.
Sideboard maybe, it seems to have some practical application but then we have to ask ourselves what this is being used on. The best target in modern right now may actually be Primeval Titan or any number of creatures in Eldrazi tron, but outside those matchups I don't see its merit. Maybe drop a better removal spell in those matchups for this one-of but then there is no guarantee you get it and devoting more than one slot would be wasteful in my opinion.
September 13, 2017 7:56 a.m.
Its main drawback is the mirror, and bob.
I have to disagree. Death shadow plays cards that lose life, because they lose life.
Thoughtseize is such a card for example.
While cycling & mana fixing is great, but any slot that can be used to lose life on your terms (besides its usual purpose) makes the deck a lot more aggressive.
September 13, 2017 7:11 p.m.
What about Devour in Shadow?
It costs 2 mana instead of 1, but it can hit any creature.