Whenever a creature attacks you, its controller loses 1 life.
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Hissing Miasma Discussion
2 months ago
I think it works really well with her powers as someone who sees and alters fates. I'd like to see a card, preferrably a commander, with a unique built-in pillowfort method.
Current methods or deterrence:
(Mana) Tax effects: Ghostly Prison, Propaganda, Archangel of Tithes, Archon of Absolution, Forbidding Spirit, Elephant Grass, Windborn Muse, Baird, Steward of Argive, and War Tax (My favorite, I love the politics!)
I don't count Aurification-style effects, as the damage was already dealt.
4 months ago
Ok, a forced combat deck in WB? Awesome!
Then, there are multiple useful Propaganda -like effects:
Orzhov Advokist is similar to Breena.
Finally, Crown of Doom is pretty cool for a little game of hot potatoe.
5 months ago
11 months ago
Thanks OatmealBear! Hope you enjoy it. Not a fan of the stax approach myself. You play it once and everyone hates it and no one has fun and you never play it again.
Not a big fan of Norn's Annex either to be honest. It plays less like Ghostly Prison and more like Hissing Miasma. Hissing Miasma is more of a punisher then a deterrent. No one pays the mana ever cuz its white only, so its just a tax on life, and life is just another resource, especially when you start with 40. Ghostly Prison works because people would rather spend their mana to cast stuff and attack someone else then have to pay mana to attack you since attacking used to be free. Psychologically, it just feels bad, like paying for Rhystic Study or Smothering Tithe. And if they really want to attack you, they still can, and paying 2 life to attack with a big dumb voltron guy is no sweat, so it only really stops big armies, which the other pillowfort cards do better. It also costs 5, which usually means 3 and 4 life which I don't think is worth it for a worse version of Ghostly Prison. And specifically to this deck, don't forget that Kwain doesn't just draw everyone cards, it also gains everyone a bit of life, and that'll start to add up, so people will have the life to spare anyway. So overall my experience with playing it is its just not as good and its better for a punisher deck than group hug, so it always ends up getting cut from my lists. Instead, I've started playing cards like Clever Impersonator, Estrid's Invocation, and Mirrormade as extra copies of other pillowfort cards already in play, but they also have the flexibility to be almost anything else.
1 year ago
1 year ago
Grave Pact ninth edition is my favorite card. It was the first rare I ever pulled and it does everything a black card should. It rewards you for filling the yard and punishes opponents for doing so. It could only be better if it has 4 black pips instead of 3, not for devotion but because black magic is the best.
Hissing Miasma: I don't think this is the first card strictly with this effect but I do believe it is the first one that only hurt your opponents. I loved running this card. It was too flavorful thinking my opponents creatures may choke to death just to attack me.
Souls of the Faultless: Simple and effective. If you hit me you'll be hitting yourself and only helping me. This guy saved me in plenty of games and made Orzhov my favorite guild.
1 year ago
PlatinumShadow Now as for the problems i've had piloting it, largely there have been few with this build of the deck. I originally had a lot more redundancy with forcing people to attack, but I found it to be unnecessary and drew even more hate. Other than that though, you do need to be careful of pacing as you want to make sure you don't become too much of a threat too fast. While you are a big scary creature deck, you need to play a bit more passive at first, and you want other people to draw attention and become threatening so you can build up quietly and unnoticed. People are always going to be a bit annoyed that you're forcing them to attack each turn, but I found that as long as you wait a little bit before playing Thantis, the Warweaver, and make sure you have a few deterrents (whether they be big scary creatures, cards like Crawlspace, Koskun Falls (amazing version of Propaganda as it lets you tap down whatever you don't want to attack with so it doesn't die due to Thantis making it attack), Hissing Miasma, etc. or you just goad and politic to make other people the threats, the deck works beautifully. Honestly, while that seems like a lot of work, it actually just happens naturally. It's a very fun deck and I thoroughly enjoy playing it.