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Target player discards two cards. Then exile all cards from that player's graveyard.
Nordlys on 8-Rack
4 weeks ago
Hi there, I have some suggestions to consider, but overall looks pretty good.
Regarding your curve:
You're running Bontu's Last Reckoning instead of Languish or Extinction Event or Yahenni's Expertise which seems to indicate that you want to keep your max mana curve as low as three. But then you have Never / Return which needs 4 mana, Castle Locthwain which means 4 lands in total (including itself) and Hive of the Eye Tyrant which needs 4 extra lands to activate, meaning you would need 5 total lands (including itself) in order to use it.
So your curve is actually maxed at 5. I know your deck doesn't strictly need the 5 lands to work because most of it is topped at 3, but I'd use Mutavault instead of Hive (and add more Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to mitigate the colorless mana) in order to drop down that curve a bit and make the most of your man-lands. I don't know about you, but my matches are tight and I often need my lands to transform and attack, so Mutavault performs way better than Hive in my case. Hive is graveyard hate -which is always a good thing- but you've already have 4 copies of Go Blank and 2 Never / Return which seems enough for a mainboard.
Another curve related matter is the fact that if you're running 4-land spells and lands, you could perfectly include some Liliana, Waker of the Dead here. Probably not the full set, but I find her much more useful than Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage
Anyways those are my thoughts. You should play your deck as you prefer because, asides from winning, your deck should feel pleasant to you and that's an important aspect of playing and enjoying the game. Hope it helps.
1 month ago
Your sideboard also looks about halfway right, there are some things you don't need like Drana and Condemned. I personally would add at least one extra Go Blank. Extinction Event might be a good add, as well as Necromentia. More hearses and maybe drop Invoke Despair to 1, lose Citadel for space.
I hope this helps!
EvilCookie on cheap ass
3 months ago
Vampire of the Dire Moon -> Vampire Nighthawk or Murderous Rider are budged replacements. Even a Graveyard Trespasser Flip fit's in for the value.
Legion's End & Go Blank are good sideboard options.
Mousemke on Project Murder
4 months ago
some upgrades you may like for modern
Cabal Coffers more mana than you know what to do with
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth makes up for coffers not producing black, opens up the ability to use other utility lands in the future
Vesuva more coffers!
Dauthi Voidwalker would you like that big creature they just sacrificed?
Liliana of the Veil sacrifice and discard at your discression
Torment of Hailfire remember all that cabal coffers mana?
Crawling Barrens another great place to put all that black mana
Surgical Extraction could be good mainboard, maybe sideboard?
Invoke Despair sacrifice all the things
Go Blank maybe sideboard graveyard removal
Gray Merchant of Asphodel not sure if it makes sense but you do already have one devotion card and gary is great
Feed the Swarm all the sacrifice enchantment things could prob be replaced with this and even this is maybe sideboard material - always do your best not to give the opponent a choice
Liliana's Triumph could replace some of the libation, especially if you end up adding lilly
Castle Locthwain hooray for card draw!
Dark Confidant hooray for card draw!
Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek maybe main, maybe sideboard. what if they have no creatures?
zapyourtumor on Scam Rack
5 months ago
I actually really like the inclusion of 4 Voidwalkers since it gives the undying cards another target besides Grief, especially since one voidwalker can cast cards exiled with a different Voidwalker (or its past dead self).
Having so many fetches in mono B for deck thinning is probably not necessary imo. I would probably put like 2-3 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth along with 3-4 Urza's Saga. Urborg also goes pretty well with a couple horizon lands like Silent Clearing. Force of Despair is a cool card that a lot of 8rack players were excited to test out when it got spoiled, personally I don't think running 3 copies is a great idea in a deck already pitching cards to Grief but you could maybe run 3 combined between mainboard and sideboard.
Path of Peril is a really funny boardwipe since a) you can sack your Dauthi anyways and b) it doesn't hit Grief. Obviously some antisynergy with Saga but its probably fine if you sequence plays correctly.
This is definitely a deck where I would put some copies of Surgical Extraction in the sideboard.
20 lands is probably on the low side, although you aren't running any Raven's Crime. Need testing for that one.
The tweaks I'd make before playtesting would probably be:
-4 Bloodstained Mire -4 Verdant Catacombs -2 Force of Despair -2 Shrieking Affliction
+2 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth +4 Urza's Saga +1 Godless Shrine +1 Silent Clearing +1 Pithing Needle +1 Nihil Spellbomb +1 Path of Peril +1 Bloodchief's Thirst/Funeral Charm/Dismember idk
Reasoning: with Saga, you can cut on Afflictions since you can tutor racks more consistently, Needle and Spellbomb are just mainboard saga target staples, and then some other removal to replace Force of Despair. Funeral Charm can let a big construct through with Urborg. What removal you choose to run is probably meta dependent.
This is definitely a lot more meta dependent so I can't comment as much.
Here Necromentia can probably be replaced with Surgical Extraction.
Go Blank is decent grave hate but can be replaced with extra Nihil Spellbomb or 4 Leyline of the Void, personal preference. Also good to note that Go Blank can sometimes be too slow (vs grinding breach) and also doesn't shut down some decks as effectively as leyline like Murktide, Scam, Grinding Station, Yawgmoth, Living End, etc while Leyline stops all of those in their tracks.
Delirium Skeins is a sideboard card against Leyline of Sanctity if thats ever a problem.
Path of Peril or Bontu's Last Reckoning can replace Damnation if you find yourself badly needing a t3 boardwipe.
Collective Brutality classic sideboard card against burn, and probably much better than March of Wretched Sorrow in 95% of situations.
You can also move the Spellbomb + Needle package to the sideboard if you think mainboard is too crowded with the scam package.
Dead_Blue_ on 12-Rack Ribeye
6 months ago
If you’re running Smallpox then 21 lands probably isn’t enough.
I also think Go Blank is worth MBing in today’s meta
to_regatha_and_beyond on Warrior Midrange
7 months ago
Good deck! I made a similar archetype a while back, though I didn't have the lifegain components as much.
You might want to play around with Glory-Bound Initiate, it has some really strong synergy with Herald of Dromoka. You're essentially attacking with a 4/4 lifelink every single turn, possibly even a 5/4, which is super powerful, even moreso if you can get double strike on it.
Mardu Strike Leader could be pretty helpful, though I concede it's a little bit slow for the gameplan you're using.
I would get rid of the Dutiful Attendants, you're already able to use Revival / Revenge to bring those creatures back at instant speed without having to wait for the Attendant to die, which is way more powerful.
Lastly, when you're working on building your sideboard, I would consider:
- Despark, a good and cheap removal card for certain situations
- Go Blank, a good tool against graveyard decks
- Lifebane Zombie, a good tool against green and white that also comes on a warrior
- Duress, a good way to fight combo decks
Good build so far, I'm excited to see where you take it!
Chasmolinker on Pioneer 8 Rack
1 year ago
Thanks Memphismaymagic5! I like Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet as a 1/3 split with Desecration Demon. I'm not sold on Go Blank. If it was 2 mana then absolutely. I think Whispers of Emrakul might be a better choice over Go Blank. At 3 MV I'd want a bigger pay-off.