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Culling the Weak
As an additional cost to play Culling the Weak, sacrifice a creature.
2 weeks ago
First, thanks for the formatting help, I'm decently new to Magic and don't fully understand the formatting, switched it to casual since that's the format I build/play
I'm going to agree with your point about Baleful Mastery, and I'm going to replace it with Debt to the Kami. Planeswalkers enter the battlefield (usually) less often than planeswalkers, and it still serves the purpose of stalling and getting rid of creatures.
3 weeks ago
Howdy! I have a few comments for you!
First of all, unfortunately Sol Ring is banned in Legacy, so it would need to be removed.
I'm not a big fan of Banehound. It doesn't seem to serve much purpose in the deck. Since it's main purpose is for Culling the Weak, I would consider other 1-drops, maybe something with deathtouch like Foulmire Knight to fend off attackers?
I would consider a different removal spell other than Baleful Mastery. Four mana it too expensive, and giving them a card to pay the two mana cast is pretty significant in a format like Legacy, where any amount of card advantage is significant.
I saw you mentioned playing this deck with more than one opponent. Since Legacy is 1v1, maybe the format you are looking for is casual? That would allow you to play your Sol Ring.
2 months ago
The grimoire is work in progress, I have not yet reached the minimum limit of 60 cards so advices are welcome
I’m happy that my deck was noticed! About Changeling creatures I had already considered them but there are a lot of fast Human/Cleric drops with focused sinergy. The removal/control cards are very situational, I guess I have to change them based on what I notice is missing during my games, I like the advice of Dismember,paying with life is not a problem and it is a good removal even at full cost. I had Dark Ritual in when I assembled the deck but I removed it because I tought that cards is placed everywhere trivially,but now the deck look slow without it and Culling the Weak seems very usefull :O
Thanks for your time and for help DreadKhan!
2 months ago
Neat deck idea, I assume you're hoping to make the deck a bit stronger, so I took a look at the stuff you were concerned with.
You could try some Changelings maybe, there are some 1 drops like Universal Automaton and Changeling Outcast, which are all types and cost 1 mana for an otherwise useless creature. Maskwood Nexus is slower than all heck, but it's really strong in here I suspect.
If you want removal in White, Generous Gift will deal with most permanents, and giving them a 3/3 is usually good if you're stopping a combo/removing something huge. Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile are very good removal if you are concerned with creatures in particular. Vanishing Verse is really interesting (but flubs vs multi-coloured stuff), Anguished Unmaking is really powerful but is pricey, while Vindicate is the king of sorcery speed solutions. If your meta has a lot of big creatures, Despark isn't a bad option, but it's dead vs low MV stuff, so probably not mainboard. Not quite 'removal', but Plague Engineer is a good 'sideboard' card vs any decks that use x/1 creatures, especially stuff like Elves. You could consider Dismember, you've got some life gain I guess?
To sneak out a Black 3 drop, you might run some Dark Ritual for big turn 1 plays. It can also sneak out a Maskwood Nexus. Culling the Weak also exists, and sacrificing a creature might not bother you here.
Hope some of this is helpful!
2 months ago
Hehe, discard, what a great strategy.
For black mana ramp, here is what I found; Spoils of Evil, Culling the Weak, Herald of Leshrac, Black Market and Cabal Ritual. Obliviously, they aren't putting lands into play, most are only giving you mana on the spot. You could also add mana rocks like Everflowing Chalice or some of the few black lands that ramp you a lot like Cabal Coffers with Urborg which are really expensive. I like the combo between Culling the Weak and Ophiomancer : create a snake with Ophiomancer and sacrifice it with Culling the Weak. Note: with Culling the Weak, you can sacrifice any number of creatures for 4 black mana each.
I hope it's going to help you, good luck with your deck LoneSniper72!
3 months ago
well idk if you want to throw a combo into this but if you add a Trudge Garden you can sac a pest token using ashnod's altar and then with savra you would gain 2 life off her, you would then use the 2 mana off ashnod's to create a 4/4 green fungus beast token and then you sac that with ashnod's gaining 2 life off of savra allowing you in infinitely create 1 beast token. pair this up with dina soul steeper or your blood artist and everyone dies or you can pair this up with your doubling season to create infinite beast tokens. it's a 4 card combo that'll take a few turns to get going so i consider it pretty casual
5 months ago
Cuts are as follows
K'rrik, Son of Ywagmoth why: better ways to "accelerate" that also aren't so lethal, also I have included better instances of smoothing the mana base in that this card in no longer relevant
Whip of Erebos why: slow, often removed, underwhelming
Gate to Phyrexia why: never saw use, took up space in hands to ofter or when on field saw little use
Culling the Weak why: see k'rrik
Hellish Rebuke why: underwhelming and generates little value
Jet Medallion why: Mana Acceleration
Moonsilver Key Why: Curve Smoothing
Innocent Blood Why: Efficient Removal
Myriad Landscape why: Curve Smoothing
I'm looking to cut the Op Agent and Maralen Combo, i'm considering the Geth's Grimoire + Words of Waste combo in place of it. still looking for some instances of mana smoothing in black Burnished Hart comes to mind. Any other suggestions are welcome.
6 months ago
First, I have thought that Priest of Forgotten Gods has been undervalued ever since the first time I saw her, so I'll suggest that for sure. Same goes for Bog Witch, Culling the Weak and Innocent Blood.
Next, don't know if you're into the whole Karmic Guide + Reveillark combo (I, myself, intentionally avoid going infinite if I can help it), but I'll drop that here anyway. If you spoke to that in the description, I apologize. I just skimmed through that and might have missed something.
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