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Decree of Pain
Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated. Draw a card for each creature destroyed this way.
Cycling (, Discard this card:Draw a Card.)
When you cycle Decree of Pain, all creatures get -2/-2 until end of turn.
Decree of Pain Discussion
1 day ago
Looks like a great start! Definitely seems powerful for a first EDH. You might like these: Blade of the Bloodchief , Iron Bully , Thalakos Deceiver , Mark of Mutiny , Press into Service , Unity of Purpose , Drana, Liberator of Malakir , Smothering Abomination , Aetherworks Marvel , Decree of Pain
I built a Marchesa deck around modular creatures if you want to check it out, maybe you'll see something you like.
4 days ago
Ooo almost creatureless! I would actually swap out Clever Impersonator for Proteus Staff . With Proteus Staff and no creatures in deck, you can target your general.. then your general comes right back BUT the staff lets you rearrange your library in an order of your choosing! Not only that, but recycling your general like this allows you to cast an additional spell from grave.
Also a heads up, you can't retrieve exiled cards with Mastermind's Acquisition (exiled cards are still considered "in the game"). It's essentially a Diabolic Tutor in EDH, unless your friends are cool with you having a sideboard.
1 week ago
This is a great start for a budget Skithiryx deck!
You mention ramp, and budget, so here are some things I'd add to help in that regard:
First, add Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse , dropping Bad Moon and Rogue's Passage . You are running mono black, so lots of basic lands. The last thing you want to do when trying to ramp is draw a land - use these to help filter.
Consider add Thawing Glaciers if you can - same reasons as above. It is "slow", but each usage means you never miss a land drop and you're less likely to top-deck a swamp.
I'd drop Skullclamp - great card, but this deck doesn't really put it to the best usage. Better uses for the slot.
Look at Vengeful Pharaoh - this is one of my favorite budget cards for mono black EDH. Bulk in recursion, and deathtouch. Use this as a chump blocker, and never worry about it being killed :-)
You're short on sweepers. Decree of Pain is a budget friendly option.
Black Market gets NUTS in EDH. More mana. Budget friendly. Win-win!
I'll look a little more this evening and see if I can help more. It's far from budget, from take a look at my Skittles deck: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/skittles-25-08-12-1/
2 weeks ago
You might like these: Thornbite Staff , Cauldron of Souls , Mimic Vat , Grim Haruspex , Midnight Reaper , Pawn of Ulamog , Phyrexian Reclamation , Priest of Gix , Smothering Abomination , Whisper, Blood Liturgist , Hell's Caretaker , Decree of Pain , Meteor Golem
1 month ago
I dig it.
Generally, I'd include fewer Madness cards that buff your creatures and include more tutors, reanimation spells, and control pieces to help you buy time to find your combo. Black damage taxes are good, like Dread or No Mercy .
Archfiend of Ifnir over Archfiend of Spite . Maybe some more modular wipes (like Crux of Fate , Decree of Pain , or Kindred Dominance ) + spells like Grim Return or Endless Obedience . Have a way to win with other people's decks after they exile your graveyard or Worldgorger Dragon .
Maybe play Talisman of Dominance over any other rock than your signet. Play a cost reducer or two, as well, like Jet Medallion or Ruby Medallion , or more 2-drop rocks like Charcoal Diamond and Fire Diamond . I'd play the red and black cycle lands for extra draw/dig/loot, as well.
1 month ago
No matter the deck theme, every deck needs board wipes. Damnation , Crux of Fate , Toxic Deluge , Black Sun's Zenith , Bontu's Last Reckoning , Decree of Pain , In Garruk's Wake , Nevinyrral's Disk , Oblivion Stone , Cyclonic Rift . Pick 4, according to budget.
1 month ago
Lowering the curve a bit more. Got my hands on a couple more interesting angels.
1 month ago
There's only one colorless card that is present in all 19 decks of mine, and it's not Sol Ring... it's Boompile .
As for colored spells, Enlightened Tutor is in all my white decks, Cyclonic Rift is in all my blue decks, Decree of Pain and Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are in all my black decks, Stranglehold and Sunbird's Invocation are in all my red decks, and Song of the Dryads is in all my green decks.
As for cards that aaaalmost made it, but was missing in one deck that could play it (but were in at least 3 decks), there were quite a few: Maze of Ith , Myriad Landscape , Strip Mine , Tolaria West , Gamble , Aven Mindcensor , Smothering Tithe , Weathered Wayfarer , Beast Within , Carpet of Flowers , Compost (currently being tested), and Sylvan Library .
Decree of Pain occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.06%
UBR (Grixis): 0.6%