Destroy target creature or planeswalker with converted mana cost 3 or less.
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|Core Set 2021 (M21)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
5 days ago
I don't think Thought Distortion belongs in this deck. It's meant to be used mostly as a sideboard card, possibly to be fetched with something like Fae of Wishes to really hit a hard on a control player that has a hand full of good stuff. In this deck, your opponent will be mostly empty-handed by the time you cast it. You will maybe make them discard 1 or 2 cards at best, if you're lucky.
Fetid Imp is pretty weak and taxes you 1 mana just to remain useful. If you really want a deathtouch creature, you could use Mire Triton instead, but if I was you I would use Yarok's Fenlurker instead, a typical 2 drop in any discard deck, and it would fuel your devotion better for Gray Merchant of Asphodel.
Kaervek, the Spiteful is an interesting addition, but since he's not always useful and is legendary, I would only run a single copy, maybe 2 if you really like him. Would kill a Yarok's Fenlurker if you decide to use some too.
Mire's Grasp and Dead Weight would work really well with Hateful Eidolon, could be an worthwhile addition. Btw, since you already run those as creature removal, you could swap some Grasp of Darkness for Eliminate so that you can also hit planeswalkers.
You should also run a few Castle Locthwain, no real reasons not to tbh.
Hopefully these suggestions are useful, cheers!
5 days ago
So, you're deck is a bit confused right now. Decks with cards like Gray Merchant of Asphodel want as many black mana symbols as possible, which leads those decks to generally by mono black. Bond of Revival works with really big creatures like Demon of Loathing, but your deck isn't set up to quickly get one into the grave so you can use it. So I think you have a few options.
Turn into a mono black devotion deck. These decks run cards like Gray Merchant, Ayara, First of Locthwain, and Cauldron Familiar to drain your opponent's life one or two points at a time. There's a current list in this article, but you obviously can customize: https://articles.starcitygames.com/videos/core-set-2021-standard-round-2/
Turn this into a control deck with a revival finish. I'd recommend a different finisher (Massacre Wurm has impact immediately on board and does damage, Pursued Whale protects itself and makes combat awkward for your opponent, play around with this one), but something that has immediate impact on board and/or can protect itself is generally best bet. You could even run Drakuseth, Maw of Flame since you're never going to cast it. I'd recommend either the mill route with cards like Mire Triton or the discard route with more Thirst for Meaning. Here's a version to get the idea: https://mtgazone.com/deck/dimir-reanimator-by-brewers-kitchen-standard-artisan/
Make this full on Dimir control. You'll remove a lot of the creatures in favor of planeswalkers like more Narsets or Ashiok, Nightmare Muse, more removal spells like Eliminate or Heartless Act, and win conditions like Lochmere Serpent or Nightveil Predator. This deck can potentially get very expensive (they generally run at least 1 Ugin, which is $35 by itself), but you can switch out those cards for lower power cards and still do decent at a local level. Here's an example: https://mtgdecks.net/Standard/dimir-control-decklist-by-peter-joensson-1009881
You can obviously customize as much as you want. Additionally, I wouldn't spend a bunch of money right now. Rotation is in September, so you don't want to spend $16 on a Liliana, Dreadhorde General and only get to play it for 2 months. Finally, I'll leave a couple of resources I give to anyone just starting out.
If you need some clarification on how to build control vs. midrange vs. combo, vs. aggro: https://www.channelfireball.com/all-strategy/articles/magic-the-gathering-has-three-major-archetypes-aggro-combo-and-control/
After you decide on a deck type, there's a lot of ways to go, but it's hard to give much other advice without knowing that.
1 week ago
This deck looks great jvitag!! I have a few suggestions - I see that you run a lot of 3-drops. Maybe dropping a land or a few Woe Strider and adding more 1-drops like Footlight Fiend will help with the flow. And maybe some removal like Bone Splinters, Eliminate, or Bedevil in the main or sideboard will help deal with threats as you continue to whittle down the opponent’s life.
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2 weeks ago
first off, really like leaning into the energy theme i like the deck fitting into a jund shell
may i suggest 2 Ifnir Deadlands
id also recommend another Chandra, Acolyte of Flame or 2 if the budget can fit it,(been running her as a budget snapcaster in a grixis tempo list and her with blightning, duress and rampage she dose a very good lilly impression (if a little more mana intensive)
2 weeks ago
- I've been playtesting the version of the deck I recommended to you and I've made a couple changes. I've taken out one Call of the Death-Dweller, one Eliminate, and one Kroxa for a third Embercleave, and two more Hunted Nightmares. My friend recommended to me that this deck wants to race to win and Embercleave is an ALL STAR for this. I'm debating on upping it to four, but it is one of those cards that you do NOT want to see multiples of. Hunted Nightmare has been pretty sweet too. The deathtouch has been almost irrelevant due to the menace and whatnot.
I've had a turn one Insolent Neonate, Turn two Kari Zev, Skyship Raider, to a turn three Hunted Nightmare. To then swing out on turn four after playing Sonorous Howlbonder or Labyrinth Raptor and it's fairly explosive. I've thought about trying to get some Dreadhorde Butcher in the deck but it'll only get menace with Call of the Death-Dweller.
Just wanted to let you know some of my thoughts and successes with it so far. It's been pretty fun.
3 weeks ago
Hilarious, I love it! Discovery / Dispersal and Maximize Velocity look like flex spots. How do you feel about a 1-2 of Thassa's Oracle? Seems like you could easily mill yourself out given the engine of Drowned Secrets + Uro. Maybe Eliminate would be a good removal spell, too. I imagine this dies quickly to mono-R.