Peer into the Abyss

Peer into the Abyss

Sorcery

Target player draws cards equal to half the number of cards in their library and loses half their life. Round up each time.

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Peer into the Abyss Discussion

Murrow on Cycling is a Lifestyle

3 days ago

king-saproling

They are considerations of course. However a lot of them require me to build too linear like with adding Epicure of Blood and Cliffhaven Vampire. They’re absolutely great cards and if I wasn’t trying to be more adaptive in my deck building style and wanted to fine point the lifegain/loss strategy I’d absolutely add them. Same goes for Oloro, Ageless Ascetic lovely card but I don’t want to focus exclusively on lifegain/loss strategy. I know most people say to focus exclusively on a specific strategy but that’s just not my play style anymore. I like versatility and surprise! Haha

Lich's Mastery and Drogskol Reaver are great cards and easy wins. But I just don’t like playing like that with my friends so I stay away from those sort of things. I have added Peer into the Abyss and Necrologia as quick wins but more fair in my opinion.

Bone Miser and Psychosis Crawler are in my consideration pile in my deck box actually haha so you’re right on the money there! I’m also considering Shabraz, the Skyshark  Flip. I think I may be adding Sakashima the Impostor to my ninja deck now that you mention it.

Shadow of the Grave is a lovely card. I just always cut it at the final round of cuts for some reason. It’s in my maybe pile in my deck box though for sure. I still have to play test and work out the kinks of gameplay. So it may still make the cut in the end.

Bag of Holding would be lovely if it weren’t so easily destroyed. It’s also counterintuitive to the reanimator subtheme I have going in the deck.

Thank you so much for all your suggestions! It definitely reinforced some of my considerations :)

Carrot_cake on Queza White Blue Black Infinite Draw

1 week ago

Peer into the Abyss! It can outright kill an opponent in most cases with Queza on the field.

BEDECK on Storm but lions eye diamond isn't real

1 month ago

First things first: nice basics. And I like the sideboard. Good choice for card draws. I agree with the premise that LED isn't mandatory in a storm deck.

I disagree strongly with one card in the main: Lightning Bolt.

And I want to hear your reasons for the Chromatic Spheres.

I think the lands are ok but could be better: Archaeological Dig isn't the best one. I'd recommend Mana Confluence, City of Brass if your goal is to produce any kind of mana.

I think you should have some protection in the maindeck like Duress or Silence or even Swan Song.

I also want to name Peer into the Abyss just so you take a look at it and see if it's worth fitting in the sideboard for Burning Wish.

I'm a big fan of Wishclaw Talisman (activating it on the turn you1ll win).

Flagellum on Interesting Horobi Builds

2 months ago

The new set had me missing a favorite commander of mine, that being Horobi, Death's Wail. I'm looking to remake him but don't want to necessarily go all in as I know that's a trap with him but run most of the great stuff with it. I'm looking to use him as a 1 sided board wipe to clear the field a time or two. That being said I can see him going a few directions

Discard/Pain: Cards like Underworld Dreams or Megrim using Horobi to keep the board clear. Prob the worst way to build him and the slowest. Blood Artist and friends would work well against creature heavy decks.

Infect: while Skittles may be the go-to infect commander I think Horobi can be useful in clearing the path for smaller infect creatures while pumping them prior to horobi's grand entrance. Reason here being cards like Dauthi Trapper, Unspeakable Symbol, Dauthi Embrace work amazing well with Horobi and work well without him with your infect creatures. 10 damage is more easy to cough up than 40.

Combo: some sort of combo in mono black that I'm not aware of. Anything would help. While not a combo par se Endless Whispers would be a funny way to keep Horobi online. Peer into the Abyss + Underworld Dreams would certainly work but is mana intensive.

If you can think of another way to build him that would be great. Or perhaps I'm overthinking it and should stick to just his staples? Lemme know

IHATENAMES on Swampy Bois Out The Bayou

3 months ago

Couple random thoughts.

Unless you run into bloodmoon or other nonbasic land hate alot especially for this deck you should add more nonbasics. Field of the Dead Cabal Coffers Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and probably more.

Also with Dartmoor salvage the dredge land and your commander you effectively win. So if you prioritize winning I would almost suggest running as Many tutors as possible for it.

Id suggest running

Hermit Druid for mill plus land drop.

Rushed Rebirth is a cute card I've been playing with it might help find important creatures here.

Peer into the Abyss has been a allstar in a deck of mine. Half an opponents lifetotal and kill them or you draw half your deck. Both options can be game changing

Bolas's Citadel auto include in most of my black decks.

Expedition Map land tutor

Soul-Guide Lantern grave hate

Force of Vigor likely destroys opponents grave hate

Some boardwipe. I didn't see any in your list. I'm sure you can better but Find / Finality is a under appreciated one you might like.

Hope this helps the deck seems sweet.

Grubbernaut on Your Favorite Plays

4 months ago

I used a Deflecting Swat on a Peer into the Abyss and still lost because my wincons had been Oppo'd after an Intuition.

Good times.

IHATENAMES on Double Death

4 months ago

Doubling death triggers is a powerful effect. However you need to get a good amount of value from it to make it worth it. A Xtra token once is not great (see Hunted Witness). I'd look at that if you are looking where to cut to add any of this.

Open the Graves Xtra token per death trigger.

Nightmare Shepherd double the death with a token to sac as well more helpful when you are going off then early game. A budget Luminous Broodmoth I'd run at least one.

Mask of Griselbrand card draw made for this deck. By far.

Crowded Crypt interesting new card I'd suggest running over the locket

Demon of Dark Schemes boardwipe small guys plus reanimation.

Death Tyrant a little niche but very powerful if doubled.

Fallen Ideal For thatvultron win vs the deck with near infinite health.

Peer into the Abyss underrated card draw or even player removal.

Viscera Seer Carrion Feeder Sadistic Hypnotist I think more creature free sac outlets would help here are 3 that I prefer.

Twilight's CallDread ReturnVictimize Hell's Caretaker you lack reanimation almost entirely. This is a few I'd suggest. In this type of deck saying your board 1ce reanimating and doing it all over again is the general way I see aristocrats win. Adding a few even if it's not these will immensely power up your deck.

Higher budget items that you should look into if you want to increase your budget. Luminous BroodmothLiving Death

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