Hey, I like building decks mainly in modern. I enjoy making as competitive of a deck as possible for cards and card interactions that I find to be cool or underrated.

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Thank you for the upvote! I appreciate it!

March 23, 2020 7:52 p.m.

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hey, thanks for the suggestions. Shriekhorn is definitely a faster mill spell than Minister of Inquiries, but I see a problem that it isn't a creature, which makes all of my mill spells less likely to make a turn 2 cauldron. I could see offsetting that by replacing Witch's Oven with another creature, but I think there's another way to build this deck.

The way I would look at the mill package for this deck is as a crabvine deck. It has no dredge cards because they don't further your strategy, and you cant utilize them for your game-plan if you just naturally draw them. Instead the deck wants cheap creatures that let you get out a vengevine ass early as turn 2. Similarly, we want a 1 mana mill spell that will also decrease the cost of a cauldron. having said that I'm looking at running Merfolk Secretkeeper because it fills a these slots better than both Shriekhorn and Minister of Inquiries in my opinion.

As for witch's oven, I would agree that it is probably too cute, but I think I would rather replace it with Gilded Goose, which is a creature, makes turn 2 emry possible, and it can help slow down the game.

I think that this deck is probably too awkward to build right, but there are a decent number of self mill options now, so it probably just comes down to testing to find the right one.

April 7, 2020 7:59 a.m.

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Something else to add: a way to recur artifacts seems extremely important, if there were cards that could do this without deviating from the plan too much, that could also make this deck much more efficient.

I have also come across Nim Devourer, which seems good, but I am not sure if this would be over-committing to the graveyard. Also, only being able to return this card to the battlefield is very restrictive.

April 5, 2020 9:46 p.m.

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Something else to add: a way to recur artifacts seems extremely important, if there were cards that could do this without deviating from the plan too much, that could also make this deck much more efficient.

I have also come across Nim Devourer, which seems good, but I am not sure if this would be over-committing to the graveyard. Also, only being able to return this card to the battlefield is very restrictive.

April 5, 2020 9:42 p.m.

While I will say that the deck needs better ways of getting +1/+1 counters without having to send an undying creature to the graveyard (such as Carrion Feeder and Scavenging Ooze), I think that the card disadvantage of having to discard an extremely valuable creature card to get a counter is too much of a cost for the effect it has, especially at 2 mana. I really like Lotleth Troll, but I just don't think that this deck is the place for it since theres no way to get value from discarding without completely altering the game-plan.

March 25, 2020 11:36 p.m.

Hey sorry for the late reply. Here's a link to the current build of the undying deck: Undying Aggro 2.0

I haven't written a description for that yet, so if you don't see one there, here's a previous iteration that explains some of the core card choices: Undying Aggro 1.0

The deck does play yawgmoth, but while yawgmoth is very good, its not the main focus. This deck uses Retribution of the Ancients as its main value engine. The card is busted.

March 24, 2020 8:45 p.m.

Here's some stuff that caught my attention over the past few sets. Dreadhorde Arcanist, Wishclaw Talisman (looks like you can activate, hold priority, and sac it. May be something for a new eggs combo deck idk) , Charming Prince (saw brief play, but Im thinking maybe use it in a taxes shell to get an Akroma, Angel of Fury out on turn 3 using vial), theres a cycle of cards like The Cauldron of Eternity (of which this one seems like a great card to get a Metalwork Colossus out with), Fae of Wishes (which saw brief play in places but may be cool in a control shell), theres Elvish Reclaimer (which could go in a variety of shells, especially a Spreading Algae deck that I really want to see made).

I would also suggest trying to take a look at the changes that have been seen by modern such as the mox ban. Maybe something you could look at is making an affinity deck with Arcbound Ravager among other classic cards that no longer have a home.

Some decks that Im working on right now that you may also like to work on are BG Undying (which has been a lot of fun and felt very good), and Stompy (which is not the most compelling, but is very underrated, and got some new toys.)

Other cards I know have interested people I know would be: Brought Back, Resplendent Angel, Goblin Engineer, Astral Drift, and Echo of Eons (pretty much just look at modern horizons).

Hope some of this is of interest for you.

March 22, 2020 10:51 p.m.

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