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|Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis (DDR)||Common|
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Each player sacrifices a creature.
Innocent Blood Discussion
felipe3142 on Póques
1 week ago
Hey, Titus7007. Thanks for the suggestion, but I think can't rely on enchantments to beef up my creatures on this deck.
Firstly there are only the two Nether Spirit s, so the chances of me drawing one of them together with an enchantment are too low.
Then there is the high risk of them not sticking around on the board for too long. I often need them to block, and, if not, they end up falling for my own spells anyways ( Innocent Blood / Smallpox ). And that's fine, because they are designed for that. So should be any enchantment I'd (n)ever put on the deck, such as Brilliant Halo , which returns to your hand when the creature dies.
2 weeks ago
I agree with the previous comment: Llanowar Elves , Elves of Deep Shadow , Deathrite Shaman , Elvish Mystic , Fyndhorn Elves , Birds of Paradise and Arbor Elf are all good enough to run. I suggest running at least four of them, if not more.
Outside your enchantments, you seem rather light on card-draw. Including the Diabolic Intent from the Maybeboard would begin to solve this problem, as would running other tutors like Demonic Tutor , Diabolic Tutor , Dark Petition , etc. Other ways you can combat this are by running things like Night's Whisper , Sign in Blood and Sylvan Library . Thought that last one is expensive nowadays, you can combo it with Underrealm Lich and get three cards a turn (the replacement effect means you never actually 'draw' a card).
Veil of Summer is an excellent second-order counter to include in a green deck.
You may have luck with Pox / Smallpox killing your opponents' creatures. As far as I can tell, Smallpox is a lot better in that it doesn't decimate you the way Pox does (thus it's easier to build around), but Pox can be funny, too. Innocent Blood is similar.
2 weeks ago
What I noticed is there is an issue with being vulnerable to control/removal strategies, as it is hard to protect your big creatures once you get one out. I mean, it's great to get a 9/9 annihilator 3 out on turn 2 or 3, but an Innocent Blood can drop it just as fast. I think you are very set however vs decks that don't have a way to immediately deal with your eldrazi, including a deck that just didn't draw any removal, or used it up already.
I wonder if you might get a tad of stability from using Null Brooch to protect your big bad once they are on the field. I mean, who cares what you've got in hand if you can otherwise attack with an annihilator creature, right? It's a bit slow to set up, so maybe throw in 4 Dark Rituals too? I dunno, just a crazy idea.
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.
3 weeks ago
It feels odd seeing no Innocent Blood in here, but I guess with 4 Liliana's, you don't need it as badly. Still, vs a high creature deck like I playtested it against, this does struggle a bit if it can't get a Liliana out, but if it can, it's in pretty solid shape.
Why is Last Hope in here if you run 0 creatures? I'd prefer Innocent Blood or Necrogen Mists maybe since you are running a discard theme, and maybe The Rack over Cursed Scroll? The Rack is fully passive, and with so much discard, it could even be a more effective damage dealer for the same CMC up front.
3 weeks ago
If you're in multiplayer, I recommend Innocent Blood for early interaction that will hit everyone, and cast one of your own creatures afterwards.
1 month ago
Have you considered Read the Bones over Sign in Blood ? The card selection for one extra mana might be worth it. Going the other way, perhaps Innocent Blood would be a card for consideration in a more aristocraty game plan. Snuff Out is good going aggro, but I agree that's not the best build anyway.
1 month ago
Yep! Still need to find room for Innocent Blood type effects.
Innocent Blood occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%