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Kicker (You may pay an additional as you cast this spell.)
Destroy target creature or planeswalker with converted mana cost 2 or less. If this spell was kicked, instead destroy target creature or planeswalker.
2 weeks ago
Hey. I'm happy I made a deck to enjoy. Let me know any suggestions depending on how it will go or what I should work on!
It depends on whether you intend to keep this deck a budget deck, so I'll suggestion budget sideboard cards.
Fading Hope (Scrying can ensure you mill a creature as well), Divide by Zero (Especially since it's a multi-purpose counter that provides value and you can discard a creature card if you don't learn), Soul-Guide Lantern (Graveyard hate nowadays), Bloodchief's Thirst, Perpetual Timepiece against GY hate directed towards you, Spell Pierce, Make Disappear (Lots of 1 power things to sacrifice) and Ertai's Scorn.
The deck has a slow start, so countering early game aggression or an opponent developing their strategy, basically.
3 weeks ago
I actually really like the inclusion of 4 Voidwalkers since it gives the undying cards another target besides Grief, especially since one voidwalker can cast cards exiled with a different Voidwalker (or its past dead self).
Having so many fetches in mono B for deck thinning is probably not necessary imo. I would probably put like 2-3 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth along with 3-4 Urza's Saga. Urborg also goes pretty well with a couple horizon lands like Silent Clearing. Force of Despair is a cool card that a lot of 8rack players were excited to test out when it got spoiled, personally I don't think running 3 copies is a great idea in a deck already pitching cards to Grief but you could maybe run 3 combined between mainboard and sideboard.
Path of Peril is a really funny boardwipe since a) you can sack your Dauthi anyways and b) it doesn't hit Grief. Obviously some antisynergy with Saga but its probably fine if you sequence plays correctly.
This is definitely a deck where I would put some copies of Surgical Extraction in the sideboard.
20 lands is probably on the low side, although you aren't running any Raven's Crime. Need testing for that one.
The tweaks I'd make before playtesting would probably be:
Reasoning: with Saga, you can cut on Afflictions since you can tutor racks more consistently, Needle and Spellbomb are just mainboard saga target staples, and then some other removal to replace Force of Despair. Funeral Charm can let a big construct through with Urborg. What removal you choose to run is probably meta dependent.
This is definitely a lot more meta dependent so I can't comment as much.
Go Blank is decent grave hate but can be replaced with extra Nihil Spellbomb or 4 Leyline of the Void, personal preference. Also good to note that Go Blank can sometimes be too slow (vs grinding breach) and also doesn't shut down some decks as effectively as leyline like Murktide, Scam, Grinding Station, Yawgmoth, Living End, etc while Leyline stops all of those in their tracks.
You can also move the Spellbomb + Needle package to the sideboard if you think mainboard is too crowded with the scam package.
3 weeks ago
Necrogen Spellbomb is cute but a really weak card even with saga. I recommend 1 Pithing Needle and 1 Nihil Spellbomb in the main, both are really useful and the spellbomb can be cycled if graveyard hate isn't needed. To be honest, I know you want a lot of artifacts to tap for Herald, but Necrogen Spellbomb and Chromatic Star are probably getting sacrificed anyways so I don't think they are worth including. Grief is also kind of a bad card if you aren't building around it with flicker effects or like in BR scam decks so I'd cut both copies. And since Herald is a fat 7 cmc creature I'd definitely go down to 3, and maybe 2 copies. Most 8rack players have tested Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage since it was released and agreed that it isn't that good. 1 copy is sometimes played though.
I would probably replace them with removal like Bloodchief's Thirst, Fatal Push, and maybe 1x Dismember, and you also probably need the 8rack classic Raven's Crime which is absolutely amazing when getting mana flooded.
There is also the nonbo of Ensnaring Bridge preventing your Herald and constructs from attacking, which is why most rack players running saga cut down on mainboard bridge copies, but on the other hand ensnaring bridge is an artifact that taps for herald.
Also neither Animate Dead nor Dance of the Dead are legal in modern. A way to reanimate herald with Persist after discarding it with lili sounds interesting but probably not feasible unless you find a few other ways to discard herald. And at that point you'd be trying to fit too many things into one deck.
3 weeks ago
Just a heads-up, Sol Ring is banned in Oathbreaker and Fiend Artisan is illegal in this deck due to its color identity.
If you're looking for recommendations, I would work on lowering your curve. Hypnox and Void Beckoner are basically never going to get cast and Psychic Symbiont does far too little for its cost. Chainer hurts your deck more than it helps at the moment, you don't have much mill/discard so you won't be able to reliably pull cards from your opponents graveyards and you'll exile-wipe yourself when it gets removed. You also don't have any flash synergy with Slitherwisp, so it's basically just a hard to cast flash 3/2, which we can do better than for that kind of mana investment.
As for what to replace those cards with, I will always be an advocate for cheap, flexible removal like Baleful Mastery or Bloodchief's Thirst but I get that you want to go really heavy into the nightmare theme, so your 1-drop nightmares like Banehound and Zagoth Mamba will make sure you have early plays while cards like Braids, Arisen Nightmare and Dream Eater provide flavorful removal and card advantage/filtering.
I also made an Ashiok, Nightmare Muse deck. Although mine was a mill deck, there may still be some inspiration for you in there: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/03-10-22-ashiok-mill/
1 month ago
Unlicensed Hearse seems like an awesome edition completely forgot that that card existed honestly XD, as far as aggro goes obviously game ones are a kind of coinflip as we don't know what our opponent is doing doing until we see that basic mountain come down turn one so sometimes is a bad 7 to keep against that, but games 2-3 are typically much more consistent wins with bringing in the second The Meathook Massacre, Languish, the 2 Bloodchief's Thirst, and potentially both a second Phyrexian Fleshgorger and Sarulf, Realm Eater as early game bodies to blunt the aggression. As far as extinction event goes is it better than just a second languish or possibly a Bontu's Last Reckoning?
2 months ago
Demilich, as much as I like the card is a trap, something like Bedlam Reveler or Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger might serve you better... Without Demilich you could essentially be a BR deck which will be easier on your mana. Mystic Sanctuary and Witch's Cottage potential to be tapped lands makes them bad, while lands like Den of the Bugbear and Hive of the Eye Tyrant are more suited to a low to the ground deck lick this. Cut Down should probably be Fatal Push or Bloodchief's Thirst leaning more to the latter as an answer for planeswalkers as well as creatures... Shrieking Affliction could be something you want, if you are wanting to go down the discard route.
2 months ago
Thanks for commenting, Blue. Would I need removal like Infernal Grasp or Bloodchief's Thirst with this much Deathtouch in the deck? I know they can simply not block, but eventually they're gonna have to if they let me get in and I'm draining their life away.
As for Sword-Point Diplomacy, I totally forgot about that card! That's an awesome suggestion. What would you suggest I take out for it? I'm thinking Collective Brutality but that's may be my budget bias kicking in. Haha