Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage

Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage

Legendary Planeswalker — Davriel

At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, if that player has one or fewer cards in hand, Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage deals 2 damage to them.

-1: Target player discards a card.

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Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage Discussion

zAzen7977 on Mono Black Pox Control

3 months ago

Hey sapounos, I have a few suggestions based on my experience with this same deck type.

First of all, 4 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is too many - it is inevitable that you will draw 2 consecutively and it will slow down your early game. I suggest cutting them down to 2.

zapyourtumor is right on - drop 1 Nether Spirit. And you must run Shrieking Affliction, it is critical. You may even want to run a couple Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage to make it 10-rack. There are times where even with 10 racks you will only draw one, and that is your only way to win.

Another issue is that you have no way to stop creatures other than the Lilianas and blocking with Nether Spirit. If you run Lilianas with no blocking power, they’ll be killed in seconds against aggro decks. Your playset of Pushes are not enough. You need something like Ensnaring Bridge to protect you and/or more board wipes. I like Bontu's Last Reckoning because it is very rare to have over 3 lands in play. Another possibility is Bitterblossom to generate blockers.

Also, you need Feed the Swarm on the sideboard for enchantment removal - it will really come in handy. And Cling to Dust for lifegain.

Also, the new Grief is a possible inclusion. Maybe run a couple in place of Thoughtseize. I haven’t tested them enough to know if they are worth it yet.

Hope this helps!

Se7enfoot on Mono Black 8 Rack - Modern Discard

4 months ago

Great inclusions. I run mine a little more budget friendly, but still without creatures. Waste not is effective in more casual settings, but this card isn't budget friendly anymore. I run copies of Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage for more rack effects, this also fits into the mana curve nice and you can then call it 12-rack. I won't openly suggest Nezumi Shortfang / Stabwhisker the Odious but if I've would include this, then 16-rack would be an appropriate - yet ridiculous - name.

Dete on First Serious Mid-Range Deck

6 months ago

if you want to go into a hand disruption deck, consider 8-rack for a quick guide ( Shrieking Affliction , The Rack , Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage +cards like Raven's Crime , Wrench Mind , etc.

Surgical Extraction its just a good card that helps pretty much any deck and Waste Not its a neat card (expensive tho)

Grubbernaut on 8-Rack control

7 months ago

Hey there; I might be missing something, but what is Evolving Wilds for in this deck?

You also might consider Delirium Skeins and Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage .

Cheers!

Apollo_Paladin on Historic B/W Cleric Tribal

9 months ago

Heya, pretty sure I played against you earlier this morning (that or someone who netdecked this exact build)! I was playing my Mono-Black Hand Hate (MTG Arena Build) deck to farm up a couple of black spellcasting dailies. I'm going to assume it was you, but even if not here's some thoughts:

I ended up winning, but your deck definitely has a lot of answers for stuff. Couple things I noticed here:

  • Ajani's Pridemate is just all-around better than Hallowed Priest since he starts @ 2/2 for the same mana. I've seen a lot of mono-white lifegain decks run both, but since you only use one of them here I'd definitely go for the pridemate.

  • Bloodthirsty Aerialist might not be a bad call along those same lines, with some flying for defense (I did quite a bit of damage to ya just with 1/1 fliers in addition to my Discard arsenal)

  • Indulging Partrician could be a good fit here, to add in some more damage-dealing to your lifegain.

  • Need at least a little Planeswalker hate (at least the option) with either Bloodchief's Thirst or more ideally Murderous Rider since he's got Lifelink for extra synergy once in play. (Bloodchief is always a 4-mana play to destroy a planeswalker, as I don't believe there are any 2-mana walkers in any of the Arena cards). I was able to whittle ya away for quite a few turns just with creature destroy and 1 or 2 weenie blockers with Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage just sitting in play. He's far from the most devastating walker option out there, but having some ability to control them would be ideal.

  • Call of the Death-Dweller would not be a bad call here either, to make better use of Village Rites with your cheap-cast creatures.

Either way, hope at least 1 or 2 of these suggestions are helpful. +1 on the build regardless!

camstew on Everthing is Mine

9 months ago

Have you thought about swapping out Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage for Liliana, Waker of the Dead or Liliana, Defiant Necromancer , that way you can take something from everyone?

Lhurgyof on The Sagas of Muldrotha and her Mediocre-Friends

10 months ago

How do you feel about Destiny Spinner ? I feel like it would help protect some of your big plays. I think Sphinx of the Second Sun might be cool in here too if you think you could fit it. Another draw and untap is useful, plus you'd trigger your sagas twice a turn. The only downside I can see are cumulative upkeep cards like Elephant Grass and Mystic Remora .

I'd replace Mental Discipline with Compulsion . Compulsion is a straight upgrade in that it costs less and it can sac itself for a card too.

Getting into more expensive stuff, I feel like Squandered Resources would allow for some absolute bomb plays in here. City of Solitude and the much more affordable Dosan the Falling Leaf would protect you quite well, considering you only run two instants I don't think they would hold you back much at all.

As far as cuts go, I would look at Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted , Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage , and Arlinn, Voice of the Pack look/feel weak to me. I don't think they offer much to the deck and while Arlinn does make tokens it feels kind of meh compared to other walkers like Vraska.

Medomai's Prophecy seems pretty weak to me as well, maybe you have different experiences than I do but it feels really weak compared to other sagas. Having to name your next play could be risky too depending on what you have for options in your hand.

+1 from me, really cool take on Muldrotha!

Poseidon31 on 8 Rack *Budget*

10 months ago

DreadKhan Thy for your insights. Necrogen Mists seems to be good to have a copy in it, more as a cheap Liliana of the Veil replacement. But Hymn to Tourach is the card i want to play, besides Sinkhole . So that brings me to keep it in the Main. But i have to playtest the Deck, if possible in the next month. Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage is in my Maybe Board alreay as a 9th Rack.

The next Update will bring Wasteland instead of Ghost Quarter and maybe a third Urborg. But Liliana of the Veil has to wait to be in here. She will replace Ob Nixilis in the future build.

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