Smallpox

Smallpox

Sorcery

Each player loses 1 life, discards a card, sacrifices a creature, then sacrifices a land.

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Smallpox Discussion

Ouroboros_47 on Discard Shenanigans Budget Competitive

3 days ago

There's lots of cheap legacy cards that you should consider. Dark Ritual, Hymn to Tourach, Smallpox, Blackmail, The Rack, and Shrieking Affliction to name a few. Tourach, Dread Cantor is pretty good to.

Jett2112 on Tinybones, Trinket Thief

2 weeks ago

So if your play group is ok with this "certainly salty" rudeness, I strongly recommend Pox (and Smallpox). Not for every playgroup because of the land destruction but its really fun the way it changes up the game and can punish bad decisions. Also poxs give you the highest discard to mana value ratio. Another rec for this deck is Dark Deal. 3 mana make each opponent reduce hand size by 1 plus it synergises with your Library of Leng.

lhetrick13 on Kaya's plague

3 weeks ago

Se7enfoot - This deck list confuses me. You have lots of delay tactics cards like Inquisition of Kozilek, Thoughtseize, Smallpox, etc...You are also running some low CMC removal with Prismatic Ending, Fatal Push, and Portable Hole with the planeswalkers also seem to be built around the same removal/delay idealology. What I am failing to see is your winning strategy.

You can create a total of only 16 1/1 spirits and up to 4 5/5 dragons for creatures with 6 cards so the changes of overwhelming your opponent with creatures seems low as you do not have any draw engines in the deck. The spells you are running are not really damaged centered so that does not seem to be the plan either. So how do you want this deck to actually win?

Icbrgr on Will this 7-rack be competitive?

1 month ago

I like the deck +1

The only things I'd advocate/work toward would be Smallpox and Nether Spirit and Liliana of the Veil and a 4th copy of Shrieking Affliction... maybe Night's Whisper

But on its face the deck as you have it seems like it should do just fine and I'd play it... GOOD LUCK!

wallisface on Will this 7-rack be competitive?

1 month ago

Some thoughts from having a few rack-friends:

  • generally you want more rack effects, not less. I’ve seen a lot of 10ish-rack, but nobody going below 8.

  • modern 8-rack kindof needs 4x Urza's Saga to properly keep-up with the opponents antics. Not running Saga is a HUGE concession imo.

  • No lili also feels sub-optimal. Also, cards like Dauthi Voidwalker and Sign in Blood don’t help you achieve your rack-dreams at all, so i’m not sure what they’re doing there. Voidwalker can maybe pass as a sideboard option.

  • where’s Smallpox at??

  • Blood Moon feels like a super dubious sideboard card.

wallisface on Black sac deck

3 months ago

LoTS I think going into 2 colors would help you for sure. Adding red would give you a LOT more power in those 2 red cards I mentioned earlier.

As to why the cards I mentioned are "bad":

  • Demonlord of Ashmouth is a lot of mana and doesn't really do anything other than kill a bunch of your own creatures. 4 mana is a LOT in modern, so anything costing this much needs to provide a huge amount of value (common 4 mana cards in modern include Bloodbraid Elf, Omnath, Locus of Creation, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician and Urza, Lord High Artificer, which can each single-handedly turn the tides of a game).

  • Mortician Beetle is just another creature that becomes bigger over time. But "becoming big" isn't particularly useful on its own, especially if it takes a long time to do so. On its own, it's just a vanilla 1/1 that your opponent mostly doesn't have to care about.

  • Typhoid Rats just doesn't do enough. Because it's a 1/1 deathtouch, it's basically resigned to sitting back to block for the entirety of the game (or swing for insignificant damage). It's not terrible, but its not doing anything particularly useful towards enacting your gameplan, so I don't see any reason why you'd want to run it.

  • Yahenni, Undying Partisan is effectively just a really expensive sacrifice outlet. It just can't compete against all the much more mana-effective sacrifice outlets out there (Carrion Feeder, Viscera Seer, Goblin Bombardment), so it's just a case of it being too slow at what it does and there being better cards for the job

  • Dreadhorde Invasion is just a very weak Bitterblossom. Bitterblossom is great because it lets you go-wide, creating multiple creatures (and those creatures importantly have evasion). Meanwhile, Dreadhorde Invasion puts all your eggs in one basket, that takes a lot of time to become big enough to matter. The amount of damage you can deal with this card is often very close to the amount of life you lose from having it in play.

  • Whip of Erebos 4 mana card that does almost nothing, which then costs another 4 mana to temporarily resurrect a thing... it's all just too mana-costly - paying 8 mana to get a single creature back for one turn is faaar too slow and clumsy.

  • Profane Command, like the Whip above, just costs too much mana to be of any practical use.


As for your decklist, I would think something like the following could be a strong direction to take it:

wallisface on Black sac deck

3 months ago

Some thoughts:

cyeRunner on BW Blink Rack

4 months ago

What do you think of Path of Peril over Bontu's Last Reckoning: it helps you against most aggro and Lurrus Decks ?
Also since you don't have many cards to empty your own graveyard a 1-of Murderous Cut seems good, either main- or sideboard.
For the manabase: You can probably run 1x Fetid Heath over 1x Godless Shrine to cast the combination of Flagstones of Trokair + Smallpox more consistent on Turn 2.

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