Nihil Spellbomb

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Nihil Spellbomb

Artifact

, Sacrifice Nihil Spellbomb: Exile all cards from target player's graveyard.

When Nihil Spellbomb is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may pay . If you do, draw a card.

Grind on Out For Blood

4 weeks ago

Cool deck!!
Pestilence and Pyrohemia are effective at generating blood tokens for you. Thrashing Wumpus can do it too.
Also might consider Soul-Guide Lantern or Nihil Spellbomb over jack o lantern

Grind on Rougueishly Rogueish

1 month ago

Cool deck!!!!!!
A couple ideas for your consideration:
Point removal: i like Reality Shift as it can hit indestructible creatures.
Lands: i like Dimir Aqueduct as it can help you hit another land drop if you can tolerate a tapland.
If you mill your opponents, its good to run graveyard hate. Some decks like muldrotha thrive on being milled. Scavenger Grounds, Stonespeaker Crystal, Soul-Guide Lantern, and Nihil Spellbomb are a few playable options.
An easy cut is bonesplitter. If you want equipment, Mask of Memory, Sword of Vengeance, or Whispersilk Cloak are probably better.
Also, Changelings are rogues: maybe Shapesharer or Cairn Wanderer are interesting.
Anyway, just some thoughts, cheers and have fun!!!!

Jack32226 on Rot and Ruin (Muldrotha EDH)

1 month ago

Thanks for commenting, ProxyTTV!

Dauthi Voidwalker is a card that, quite frankly, is great in any black deck. I have a Meren of Clan Nel Toth and Sidisi, Brood Tyrant deck that both run the card.

The reason I don't run the card in this deck as well is because I prefer running Ashiok, Dream Render and Nihil Spellbomb for graveyard hate, and I really don't need more. The reason I prefer them over Voidwalker is because Voidwalker doesn't remove cards that are already in your opponent's graveyard and can't give you card advantage until the turn after it's played. Plus, although this is perhaps a little niche, I live in a meta where Animate Dead isn't uncommon, so graveyard hate on a creature can sometimes turn bad for me.

If you play in a meta with a lot of graveyard interaction and/or plenty of big cards you can cast off of Voidwalker, it's definitely still worth running though!

lukas96 on

1 month ago

I don't think Kaya's Guile is very good either. Some graveyard hate is always nice but the other modes are really bad. I would suggest Nihil Spellbomb for graveyard hate or Swords to Plowshares for creature removal Path to Exile can be pretty good as well

Henchman31 on Notorious B: Ready to Die [Remastered]

3 months ago

I've made some adjustments to the main- and sideboard. I haven't played it yet, but here's what I've been thinking so far:

Main: Myrs are gone and replaced with 3Vault Skirge. The extra 2 damage worked out a couple times but it's hard to compete with a flying lifelinker.

Side: 4 Dash Hopes 3 Geth's Verdict 2 Nihil Spellbomb 2 Feed the Swarm 2 Shrivel 2 Apostle's Blessing

Considering: Unexpected Fangs, Ebony Charm, Shade's Form

heckproof on Will this 7-rack be competitive?

3 months ago

Seems fine at first glance, although I admittedly don't have a ton of experience with rack-type strategies. Some thoughts, though:

-why not the full playset of Shrieking Affliction? It seems like you'd want as much consistency as possible for a deck that needs critical mass as a win condition

-alternatively, you could run some Urza's Saga, which would essentially give you 4 extra copies of The Rack to draw. You could then also have some one-of artifact hate cards like Pithing Needle or Nihil Spellbomb

-I've always been a fan of Funeral Charm because it gives you options -If you're having trouble with card draw, it could be worth just running Ensnaring Bridge instead; you'd turn a disadvantage (no more cards in hand :( ) into an advantage - creatures can't attack you, which is good because most of your win conditions don't do anything to effect the board state.

-I do like Sign in Blood from a nostalgia standpoint, as I've definitely burned some people to death with it in casual play. But I'm not sure how well it still holds up in Modern.

Just my 2 cents, feel free to take it or leave it

Gidgetimer on The "A" Team (Tayam Rube Goldberg Combo)

4 months ago

Hey, thanks for taking the time to comment. First I am going to address the questions and then move onto the suggestions.

Gift of Granite is there to combo with Tayam and Devoted Druid. Making her toughness 4 allows you to tap for mana and untap by placing a -1/-1 counter 3 times completely fueling infinite Tayam activations. There are other card that can enable this line, but I like the aura because I can find it off of Lost Auramancers and flash I feel is the most useful of the +0/+2 for a single mana enchantments.

Oblivion Ring is there as a removal that can be returned with Tayam. Returning Eternal Witness to return an Anguished Unmaking might be a slightly stronger play, but would require more mana and more cards to have been milled if we encounter mid-combo permanent based disruption.

Lotus Bloom is there to make 3 mana incase we are able to establish a "counters only" loop with Tayam. You can repeatedly do the loop returning the Lotus Bloom until you are able to find one of the altars, or one of the Druid lines. It enables more varied versions of the engines. I have not taken the time to list them with all the other ones because I feel the primer is long enough at this point, I should probably put it in the line where I mention counters only engines. I'm not sure of another similar card outside of LED (price prohibitive) that would fill a similar role.

Pull from Eternity is because I am paranoid about things getting exiled and the entire fragile machine falling apart. I have never had it happen. I have actually never had a single integral piece exiled. But it is a security blanket for me. I might be making the deck strictly less powerful by doing this, but power level is quite high enough for my meta.

Sun Titan and Angelic Renewal are both good cards, but I'm not sure what I would cut for them. There is just so much redundancy already and i'm not sure that they would make any of the lines more resilient or more compact.

Soul-Guide Lantern is a great suggestion! There are so many new and varied variations of activated graveyard exile effects that I haven't kept up with all of them. I pulled the Tormod's Crypt from a M21 booster when I was intending to order a Nihil Spellbomb for the deck and just slotted it in and left it. I will definitely have to order a Lantern.

Henchman31 on Notorious B: Ready to Die [Remastered]

4 months ago

Gattison: Thanks again for the tips on updating the decks. To celebrate getting out of quarantine, last night I took this deck to my LGS to test it out with the other Pauper players. I made some minor changes beforehand:

Lands: +2 Mortuary Mire, +2 Barren Moor Instants: +4 Deadly Dispute

Sideboard: 2 Nihil Spellbomb, 2 Sylvok Lifestaff, 3 Tragic Slip, 4 Dash Hopes, 2 Feed the Swarm, 2 Shrivel

We're normally a small group but that night we were only 4: myself, another Pauper regular, and two others who are very active in the competitive Modern league. We settled into 3 rounds and... oof: 5 losses, 1 win, and one undecided due to overtime. Here's how it went down:

Round 1: vs. BG Dredge/ Tortured Existence 0-2-0 Not a good matchup at all, I'm afraid. Spore Frog made the combat step irrelevant, Thoughtpicker Witch kept me drawing lands and exiling my answers, and saccing his chump blockers to the deck's namesake kept me from activating any beneficial death triggers. All my card-draw got shuffled to the bottom in both rounds and there wasn't much I could do until he got a couple Gurmag Angler out to end my misery. On a side note: I hate playing against Dredge almost as much as Blink or Tron--all of which are beloved in this local meta. Maybe it's just ze Germans -_-. I'm always on the lookout for answers against these.

Round 2: vs. UB Looting/Control 0-2-0 Things were looking hopeful while I was developing my board and he was just casting different versions of Preordain for the first few turns. His main beater turned out to be Shipwreck Sifters, which got uncomfortably swole thanks to repeatable looting. Dross Golem was a star in this round and almost killed him in the first match. However after sideboarding, his removal became much more aggressive and I wasn't even left with blockers. Missing answers and sigh card draw, he took it home with some beefy spirits.

Round 3: vs. Temur Cascade or Gruul Walls + Mulldrifter -_-' 1-1-1 This was a weird one: aggressively defending and ramping with Tinder Wall, Overgrown Battlement, and Tuktuk Rubblefort until he could cascade into Boarding Party and other beaters. By turn 3 he had at least 6 walls out, each with at least 3 toughness that brushed off anything I could turn sideways. We were both surprised when my card draw engine started working in match 2 and I could slap out my own beaters with multiple rituals and disputes in a single turn. While he was missing his and Winding Way, I managed a Soulcage Fiend and Mortis Dogs by turn 2. After taking the 5-life hit from Dash Hopes twice, I had him on turn 5; clinching it with Howl from Beyond. Although the last round was undecided and he was prepared to kill me with hasty Pirates again, I was still pleased to pull off the primary wincon at least once.

Overall thoughts: This was my first outing with the deck so I still need to play it more to see the clear differences between the inherent weaknesses and my own misplays. I like aggressive decks and when this got going, I was down to clown. All-stars of the night were Mortis Dogs, Dross Golem, and especially Deadly Dispute. So much value. Add a dash or two of Dark Ritual and Sign in Blood in a single turn? chef's kiss That being said, I still think some adjustments are in order: First, that Mortuary Mire got to go. It slowed down the deployment of creatures and messed with my draws. Silly me. Unearth is much better recursion hands down. Second, sadly the goblins and newts must make room for another 1 or 2 Festering Mummy and a full set of Shambling Ghast. The latter does the same thing as the others but gives the option to ramp--which is especially relevant in my meta where creature decks are scarce. Third, better quicker removal? I left out Innocent Blood this time but either that or the asymmetrical Geth's Verdict could work. Fourth, mass removal or damage-dealing ala Crypt Rats or Pestilence? Sure, it would kill our forces but isn't that the point?

After looking at some other Suicide Black lists, I've seen what makes this deck unique and I'm still interested in making it work. I like the focus on death triggers and I'd love to find more ways to exploit them. Other creature-based lists use beaters like Guul Draz Vampire, Dauthi Slayer, and Carnophage to drop that life total to the floor. Pumping beaters like these and/or giving them lifelink seems appealing, but I'd like to stay true to the spirit of this deck as much as I can.

Sorry for the wall of text, I just wanted to get this all out now while it was still fresh. I hope this proves interesting to you or any others looking to try this deck out.

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