Nahiri prison help (budget)
Posted on Oct. 19, 2019, 11:46 a.m. by prokseus
I would like to build a fun deck based on the Nahiri, the Harbinger - Emrakul, the Aeons Torn combo. Because of my budget, I want to make it without Chalice of the Void . Is it possible to make it? I also thought about to add a blue color for counters, Temporal Mastery , Opt , ...
Hey had a look at your deck, I have not played boros prison but have played against it. I don't think your deck is really a prison deck, you have no permanents that imprison your opponent (except mabey ajani)
But onto a challiceless prison deck, making it without chalice will put you at a major disadvantage. I have seen an enchantment based prison deck that runs traditional prisons: Ghostly Prison , Sphere of Safety ect and other hate pieces Leyline of Sanctity Suppression Field Blood Moon Rest in Peace Rule of Law can be quite successful :)
October 19, 2019 12:51 p.m.
Step 1, playing on a budget- plan your sideboard and think about matchups.
Right now, all the wraths give you a great creatures matchup, but you are dead to combo due to a lack of interaction, control and midrange if they can outvalue you, while you risk sitting there while burn bolts you in the face.
Fortunately, there are specific cards for each of those which you can pick and more general answers you can play to fill the gaps. Look at other decks sideboards, and see whats both cheap and will fix things.
Lightning Helix is a stock card for these kind of decks, it kills a creature and gets your life total up. 'and gain life' is really good for budget control.
You will want a way to handle card advantage.
Rule of Law does a good job slowing things down, but you will want more than four ways to slow your opponent down to '1 thing a turn' for consistancy unless you are doing other things to slow your foe. Deafening Silence is an interesting alternative, that is currently in-print.
Deafening Clarion should also be cheap when it rotates out of standard, and if you run incidental tokens or creatures that draw cards, the 'and lifelink' becomes very relevant.
Miracles are cool, but they basically mandate Opt in modern and stretching to three colours in any non-tribal setup kills budget very fast. See whether you are happy with whats on offer in red/white before making a decision.
October 19, 2019 1:52 p.m.
I haven't played Boros Prison before but I've played against it numerous times on XMage. If you don't want to shell out the money for Chalice of the Void you could at least shell out for 2-3 Blood Moon . There's a ton of decks in Modern with greedy mana bases that are easily punished by Blood Moon, and a playset is only the price of 1 Chalice.