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- Exile target artifact.
- Exile target enchantment.
Crush Contraband Discussion
4 days ago
True Conviction is a good card to give your entire board double strike and lifelink.
True Love's Kiss is similar in cost but instead of killing two things it draws you a card.
Endless Atlas can be a good source of card draw in mono color decks.
Archetype of Courage will give your board first strike.
6 days ago
Vindicate is staple removal. Crush Contraband is often better than Return to Dust. Springleaf Drum has performed really well for me. Coat of Arms and Dictate of Heliod are some cards to consider over Cathars' Crusade if you really care about immediate impact.
1 month ago
Hey man! I got a few suggestions. Feel free to ignore any/all of them:
I kinda agree with PhaylogenX: Valiant Knight seems pretty good here (I see you've included it). Another pair of cards to consider for this type of role are Knight Exemplar and Kinsbaile Cavalier . They're like... good.
I think Wear / Tear is likely better than your Crush Contraband . It costs less to cast if you're only targeting one or the other, and it still costs less than Crush Contraband if you're using both halves. However, it IS destroy rather than exile; this is frequently not an issue, but if it is a meta call please do ignore me.
Since you're in black, you have access to the best tutors. Unfortunately, many of them are expensive: Things like Demonic Tutor , Vampiric Tutor and Imperial Seal are gonna set you back a lot. Consider running things like Dark Petition , Diabolic Tutor and Mastermind's Acquisition are all good cards.
Your rocks could use some work. I like the signets, but I like the talismans more. Talisman of Hierarchy , Talisman of Conviction and Talisman of Indulgence are all better than their respective signets.
You may want to consider some of the death and taxes staples. Mother of Runes and Giver of Runes are good ways to protect 'ya bois. Rest in Peace can hose a lot of decks, especially the ones I play. More generally, Stax and Hatebears can blow chunks on OPs. Winter Orb can slow down opponents from responding to your on-board pressure; Trinisphere is similar but expensive. Price of Glory can disincentivize counter-magic; Aura of Silence taxes one-sidedly in your favor.
Right. That's all I got. Good luck!
1 month ago
Quick thing about Temple Bell : In playtesting I love how it works with Smothering Tithe and by extension Revel in Riches . Also, as it's cheap in many ways, it helps with gunning toward my second casting of Approach of the Second Sun , not that any card draw wouldn't do the same. While it is about card draw, it's, as you mentioned, a political thing.
I know the deck is very light of artifact and enchantment removal. The focus on creature removal is part flavor, part Mathas, Fiend Seeker synergy. Removing Vindicate for cost purposes was probably not a great call, but I'm not worried yet. I really like Cleansing Nova though, for its price, cost and versatility. Crush Contraband has a good flavor for an inquisition as well. I'll eyeball the removal pile and see what swaps should be made.
1 month ago
Final Parting might be good since you have a good reanimation suite.
Also, as a contoll-y deck, you should put down Torment of Hailfire and Insurrection in the Maybeboard for sure. Things like Comet Storm can be good finishers too. Vicious Shadows might be a win-con as well.
If you need extra pillow fort goodness there is always Koskun Falls . Wall of Shadows is like a worse Fog Bank but it can be a good blocker (along with Darksteel Myr , perhaps). There is also Queen Marchesa but the's quite expensive indeed. Silent Arbiter might be good too.
You might want to replace a single-target removal spell or two for boardwipes. I think you'll want an above-average number in a deck like this. Also, you're low on artifact and enchantment removal so perhaps Crush Contraband and others are worth considering for future updates. Cleansing Nova is dropping in price.
I'm trying to think of a reliable way to gain life but there aren't a ton of good, reliable life-gainers that don't rely on mass Lifelink or creatures in general (like Celestial Mantle or Loxodon Warhammer ) or aren't Exquisite Blood . Might not be necessary but it could be helpful in grinding out wins. I suppose playtesting will help.
Were it me, I'd switch Temple Bell out for Read the Bones or Ancient Craving / Ambition's Cost . That is, unless, you like the political stuff you can do with Temple Bell. It's definitely more political than Howling Mine .
2 months ago
2 months ago
I think you should take out all of the give target creature +2/+0 sort of spells since you can swap them out for better options. A few that would come to mind are Dynacharge , Inspired Charge , Make a Stand , and Rootborn Defenses .
I would also remove all the deal 2 or 3 damage to target creature or player kind of cards from the deck since they are not good for removal and burn is going to be really hard to pull off. Swap them out with more mana rocks like Sol Ring , Mind Stone , Talisman of Conviction , and maybe even a Gilded Lotus
While you are at it put some of the better removal cards in the deck like Swords to Plowshares and Crush Contraband with maybe even a few board wipes in case things start to tip too much in the opponent’s favor like Hour of Revelation or Fumigate
Also in Boros you can never go wrong with a Sunforger in the deck to get out some of your good instant speed spells when you need them.
3 months ago
Check, but I think I don't actually have Talisman of Hierarchy
Replace: read the bones -> Mind Stone
[Worldslayer] -> Arcbond
gorilla war cry -> Worn Powerstone
murderous spoils -> Murder
gilt leaf winnower -> Ravenous Chupacabra
Maybe archetype of courage -> Chief of the Scale
Kill: (need to kill 5, at 105 right now)
Crush Contraband occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%