Inquisition of Kozilek
Target player reveals his or her hand. You choose a nonland card from it with converted mana cost 3 or less. That player discards that card.
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Inquisition of Kozilek Discussion
1 week ago
I think you'd be better off going far away from mill.
A lot of newer players make the mistake of thinking "wow, it's a way to win that denies my opponent resources". It's not. It's a way to win that actually gives most of your opponents resources.
Even if you're playing casual, if your friend has their own Gravepurge then you just gave them a huge advantage.
However, there's another archetype that you definitely have some of the cards for and the rest is cheap: blue black control.
Try this basic list:
4x Doom Blade
4x Cast Down
4x Crux of Fate
Then add in your Dragonlord and that Liliana as well as some other big fun blue/black cards that win. Not the Abberations tho. The Necromasters will do fine.
Then, I recommend picking up some better untapped fixing and replacing those Refuges with River of Tears.
That list should cost you about $30. I've included budget options for the cards that may be more expensive, but if possible use the first in each line rather than the second.
I think you'll like that list a lot more, and do pretty well with it. With some slight tweaks(mostly replacing Preordain and Ponder with Opt and Serum Visions), it'd be playable in Modern, and, if you're skilled enough, you should be able to pick up some wins and do fairly well.
But that's just me -- if you don't like that direction, that's fine. Mill can be pretty fun sometimes.
1 week ago
I feel like it can still be upgraded on a budget level though. I'd first get rid of the Jinxed Choker. It has interesting synergy with the Bazaar Trader, since I believe that the action of putting a charge counter on it at the end of the turn creates a stack, and that'd allow you to activate the goblin's ability and give it back to the opponent, but it seems too much of a hassle for such little damage. Maybe add some early-game-control elements to the deck so it can survive until you're able to start "having fun" (turns 3 and 4)? Inquisition of Kozilek and some Lightning Bolts maybe?
2 weeks ago
Hello, you deck looks really nice. I have some suggestions of cards for you to think about:
First, as mentioned before Leyline of the Void, Anguished Unmaking, Despark are good cards to consider, and I also think you should lose the Lingering Souls for something more useful to you. For the same 3 mana you could drop Phyrexian Arena, Grim Tutor, Crypt Incursion, a third Wrath of God or you could lower your curve and play Surgical Extraction, Extirpate, Smallpox, Inquisition of Kozilek, Castigate, Dark Confidant
Secondly I would like to recommend some artifact and enchantment removal, mostly for sideboard, since you are within the color range of dealing with those easily: Revoke Existence, Fragmentize, Heliod's Intervention, Demystify
1 month ago
Throwing in a single copy of a card is not going to help you too much - you want to build for consistency, which means running 4 copies of most cards (sometimes 2 or 3 copies of the card of it had a high mana cost or you otherwise only want to cast it later in the game, so you don’t need to draw it early). The other exception is some cards in Vintage where you can only run one copy, but they’re powerful enough that the chance of drawing your single copy could swing entire games in your favour.
I don’t think your deck is powerful enough for Vintage, since you made a comment about that format, but discard decks can be quite effective at kitchen table.
You should look into “8-Rack” lists, one of the top discard strategies. 8-Rack runs 4 copies of The Rack and 4 of Shrieking Affliction to deal a fair bit of damage per turn. Then you lock down the opponent by using cards like Thoughtseize, Raven's Crime, and Inquisition of Kozilek to keep your opponents from being able to do very much.
Another popular discard deck is Pox. Pox uses Smallpox and similar effects, like Rankle, Master of Pranks, to slow down your opponents, while running things like Flagstones of Trokair and Bloodghast to break parity.
1 month ago
ClockworkSwordfish first of all, nice name. Second of all, I didn't know viridian claw was a thing so that's really sweet and I didn't think about putting a reanimation package in here but looking at it now, I feel kinda dumb that I didn't before! I'm a big fan of the menace counters and maybe reviving 1 or 2 nighthawks with it is mighty fine. Servitude can get back my merchants if the game goes sideways and I'm hurting for some kind of advantage so that's definitely a solid option as well. I have alot of hand attacks in my sideboard like Inquisition of Kozilek, Blackmail, and Thoughtseize so that's 12 cards already so I'm thinking maybe just swap some of those out for more of a recursion package
1 month ago
Thing is GREAT, but you don't need protection spells. It does enough on flip that, against anything that uses any number of creatures, you've already got all the value you need, and protecting it is pretty much futile outside of the obligatory Remand, Mana Leak, Spell Pierce and such you may or may not be running.
1 month ago
Greetings guys & gals!
I've been playing R/G Ponza for the last couple of years but going all the way back to the beginning (Fallen Empires for me), mono-black has been my true love. I've been playing around with it but I just don't have enough experience in the broader format to feel secure in the deck build. I was hoping to run it by a few of you experts before I crack open the piggy bank to put it together.
You can find the deck here...
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...but the breakdown is pretty much as follows:
So I'm experimenting with mono-black Devotion with a little disruption worked in.
My initial plays Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek, Knight of the Ebon Legion and Gifted Aetherborn are intended to simply slow down fast combo decks or aggressive aggro decks while I stabilize, though none of them are ever bad draws which is something I always look for in cheap creatures, the ability to add value in the midgame. Duress is a nice budget option in place of Thoughtseize. Sign in Blood is a solid two-drop that can be used early or late with equal effectiveness.
In the midgame the goal is just beatdown with efficient creatures that build up Devotion. Nighthawk Scavenger and Phyrexian Obliterator will draw all the removal your opponents can get their hands on, because just one can win the game for you. Murderous Rider is swiftly becoming my removal card of choice, but be careful how you time it.
If all of that isn't enough to finish the job, the end-game goal of the deck is to drop a big Gray Merchant of Asphodel or two.
1 month ago
I've also been thinking if I should drop black altogether. Here's the potential replacements:
-3x Esper Charm
+2x Aether Spellbomb
+3x Detention Sphere
This way I would be able to add more options Dance of the Manse can bring back. (non-creature) discard and recursion are also somewhat contradicting strategies.
Which deck variant do you like best?