|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Modern Horizons (MH1)||Common|
|Masters 25 (A25)||None|
|Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS)||Common|
|Tempest Remastered (TPR)||Common|
|Beatdown Box Set (BTD)||Common|
|Promo Set (000)||Common|
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Diabolic Edict Discussion
18 hours ago
I think you need a sideboard. Unless you don't intend on playing with one, I'll throw you some suggestions. Since you're on a budget, I'll consider that in my card choices too:
2 weeks ago
It's not super budget, but Vindicate is even better than Bedevil, and you could certainly run both. In legacy, I'd hate to not run any Swords to Plowshares type cards, or even a couple Oblivion Ring , which is crazy versatile, and can give you a win vs a wider range of decks. Otherwise, I'd reduce your mana base a bit in white to add a bit more non-white, IE remove 2 plains for 2 more Dragonskull Summit. You could also try Diabolic Edict , but I don't know if that's better than your white options.
Very quick to start swinging actually, and can swing hard if you can get Belle equipped. Lots of fun to play against. If you like the deck as is, I'd probably go with a label other than Legacy, which is very competitive compared to other formats.
2 weeks ago
From playtesting, this feels like it will struggle vs very fast decks, perhaps you could fit in some black removal? Innocent Blood can be a nice play on turn 1 vs an aggro deck that dropped a clock on you already, or if you're very concerned about your own creatures, you could use a one sided sac effect, like Diabolic Edict or Geth's Verdict for cheap options. Targeted removal might also work, like Smother , but I find the sac effects are pretty reliable, able to affect pretty resilient creatures.
2 weeks ago
Thanks! I've gotten to test some now and what I'm finding is also what I estimated to be true which is that it struggles with all out aggro decks like stompy and slivers, but has a decent match up against everyone else. Cards that can buy time against those decks are invaluable
Enchantment Alteration great against boggles and can be played when drawn for a sneak attack unlike counter magic
Cloak of Confusion I've had a love affair with this card since I first saw it and have been looking for a home for it since and I think the faeries sideboard might be it. While sitting on a hand of countermagic backup as you often do, resolving this can be devastating against control, tron and tons of other decks, dont underestimate RANDOM discard!!!
1 month ago
7H30F7 Thanks for all the help and suggestions it has been an eye opener in what direction I should take this deck. Before I say anything I want to let you know that I made Black is Best Take Two with the cards I can't afford let me know what you think! That deck would basically be my end goal! Now, the deck here will be the cards I currently own and will be trying to work with. I agree with Carrion Feeder as a sack outlet along with being a zombie, which I would want to keep Endless Ranks of the Dead and Grave Pact . Altar's Reap I have some and would want those again. Profane Command would be god tear in this deck because it would on be 5 mana to get everything back so great call on that.
I don't see the point of Fatal Push because I would need something to die on their turn for it to really work. Liliana's Triumph would be better than Diabolic Edict however I think I would only run that if i got more Liliana's to really take advantage of that card. Liliana, the Last Hope I would love but it's just out of price range. I figure I can either get 2 Liliana, the Last Hope or 4 Thoughtseize and 4 Inquisition of Kozilek .
Blood for Bones over Unearth makes this deck a lot fast but I'll be loosing a sack outlet, still it's a lot faster. I think the last thing i'll get for this deck is lands because i really don't want to spend money on it.
1 month ago
It seems like you're trying to keep the price of the deck low, but here are some suggestions. Some of them are not wallet-friendly but there are cheaper alternatives if you search for them:
Instants/Sorceries: - You don't run any of the very powerful hand control cards. Thoughtseize , Inquisition of Kozilek , Collective Brutality can make a black deck much more viable as it makes up for the fact that you have 0 ramp. Another thing black is really good at which you don't take advantage of is creature control. Fatal Push , Diabolic Edict , Dismember and such are really helpful since you want to get rid of as many of your opponent's creatures. With 20 lands and no ramp, Army of the Damned kind of sucks. You are not control oriented enough to wait that long to get those 8 lands necessary
Creatures: Since a part of your deck is sacrificing your humans for more zombies, you definitely want to run some Dark Confidant s. The addition card draw can really make or break games. Undead Augur could also be some pretty good card draw. Since you wanna go Zombies, I would recommend adding some Zombie lords, like Death Baron . If you want the deck to be more effective, then add more cards that actually interact with the number of zombies you have rather than just generate more. Do just go wide, you wanna go big as well. If you want, it could be interesting if you splashed blue and added The Scarab God , but it's up to you whether or not you want to break the mono color.
Enchantments: Okay, you have wayyyy too many enchantments. While it can be fun, all those 4-mana enchantments are not going to help you overall. They are too slow, and you don't have the control to wait until they become powerful. I recommend dropping Grave Pact and picking up something else that can help you either control better or be more aggro/tempo.
Lands: General tip: Unless you are planning to use nonbasic land hate, have as close to 0 lands as possible. Lands can be extraordinarily powerful, and only having basic lands is a bit of a waste.
Overall, I think you need to either commit to control or aggro/tempo. The deck is currently in a limbo state where it's too slow to contend against any fast decks, and most good control decks can easily wipe your board clean. As someone who loves mono-black, I think tempo is a good way to go about the color, but to do that you need to find a fine balance between aggro and control that is often very hard to find.
1 month ago
This may just be me, but I think that adding more removal to any deck is a good idea. Maybe mainboard some Chainer's Edict . Also, have you tried replacing it with Diabolic Edict ? The instant speed definitely helps.
2 months ago
Diabolic Edict occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.34%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%