Splendid Agony

Splendid Agony

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Distribute two -1/-1 counters among one or two target creatures.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Splendid Agony Discussion

BrassLord on Firja's Dark Disciples

2 months ago

Looks like a fun starter commander! Black White lifegain is a definite fun archtype to build, maybe work up towards something like Karlov of the Ghost Council or Oloro, Ageless Ascetic ! I know starting out budget is important as you don't want to invest in cards you might not like, so I've made the recommendations with that in mind!

On the first look, your commander can filter through your deck fairly consistently, so some reanimation spells like Dread Return Unburial Rites Victimize might work out for you!

Revival / Revenge and Light of Promise are both fun cards that offer some utility and can get out of hand.

Spirit Loop seems like it could have a home in your deck, as it's a consistent 2cmc spell that you can keep casting and getting back to trigger your commander.

Well of Lost Dreams Dawn of Hope Cosmos Elixir Are all sources of card draw that synergize with your lifegain gameplan! Your commander's colors are notoriously known for lacking card draw and ramp, so these might help keep you in the game!

Soul Warden Soul's Attendant and Suture Priest are decent lifegain triggers, as they trigger on each creature entering the battlefield.

Blind Obedience seems perfect for your deck!

Vampire Nighthawk Indulging Patrician Basilica Bell-Haunt Angel of Vitality are creatures that seem to fit with your gameplan.

Lurrus of the Dream-Den offers consistent recursion and allows you to cast lower cmc permanents. Kami of False Hope could also pair with this really well, as it's basically a fog effect that you can cast for cheap over and over!

In your current list, it appears a little removal light (which to be fair is meta dependent). since you're playing white, you have access to cards like Darksteel Mutation and Reprobation , which can be a headache for your opponents to deal with if you enchant their commander. Also Victimize is a great catchall removal spell.

Colored mana seems at a premium in your deck, so I'd also look into getting some cheaper artifact ramp like Marble Diamond and Charcoal Diamond .

For cuts, I'd recommend evaluating your cards in terms of whether they actively win the game or help you do what you want. In your current list Fortified Rampart I've found to be underwhelming and doesn't further your gameplan. I'd also recommend replacing the following: Star-Crowned Stag Skeleton Archer Reaper of Night Kor Scythemaster Inspiring Captain Hailstorm Valkyrie Gargoyle Sentinel Fiend Binder Angel of the Dawn Courier Griffin Silverflame Ritual Chaplain's Blessing Splendid Agony Djeru's Renunciation Sinister Possession .

That being said, it can sometimes be fun just trying your best with whatever cards are lying around! Hopefully the suggestions can give your deck a little pep!

VonMuck on Hapatra Vizier of Posions

10 months ago

Hi, I'm currently running 29 creatures. Most of them have a -1/-1 counter ETB in order to constantly bring more threats and snakes while controlling the other sides of the board. I can see you added Devoted druid and his best friend Quillspike, that's nice ! Karn's bastion and sadistic obsession seem goods but I haven't tried them yet.

Here's my list, made just for you <3. Hapatra 05.07.2020 [multi]

At first sight I'll make those changes :

Midnight Banshee > Soul Snuffers Midnight banshee kills your snakes every turn and you won't be able to attack with them anymore.

Spread the Sickness > Splendid Agony Makes 2 snakes at instant speed.

Grim Poppet > Serrated Biskelion Makes the same as Grim poppet while costing 3.

Cauldron of Souls doesn't work so well since it can't save your tokens. Best way to protect your board is Heroic Intervention but is a bit expensive.

I'm not fond of boardwipes in this deck since it takes some turns to make a decent amount of snakes. Personally, boardwipe is my main nemesis when playing Hapatra, I don't want to use it against myself. Did you manage to get real value from Gaze of Granite ? I'm running Maelstrom Pulse instead but I'm curious.

See you.

Daedalus19876 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

1 year ago

OptimalGreen: As much as I appreciate your faith in my galaxy brain deckbuilding, sometimes I just made bad decisions XD I'm still figuring out if Virulent Wound deserves the slot over Splendid Agony ...

OptimalGreen on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

1 year ago

I completely forgot about Earthcraft. Also what do you think of Abrupt Decay ? I'm guessing there's no room for it with Splendid Agony and Grim Affliction taking up removal slots. I put one in my Kadena deck thinking it wouldn't be that relevant but I've blown up a lot of Swords, Greaves, Sylvan Libraries, low cmc Commanders, and so on with it. I'm not sure if there's room in Hapatra though unless you take out like Unearth maybe.

Falkenbach1 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

2 years ago

Thats the hardest part ;) perhaps something that just puts a single -1 counter on a creature:

Fume Spitter or Splendid Agony or Contagion Clasp ?

I only played my own Hapatra deck 2 times. Both times it worked out well. Even found some great synergy with:

Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons + Ivy Lane Denizen + Ammit Eternal every spell they cast is a snake for me :) and it lasted 2 rounds!

One last question: How has the rather low 32 lands worked out for you? I very rarely play less than 36 lands.

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