Unmask

Unmask

Sorcery

You may exile a black card in your hand rather than pay Unmask's mana cost.

Target player reveals his or her hand. Choose a nonland card from it. That player discards that card.

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Unmask Discussion

Reliquarian on shatterhulk budget

2 weeks ago

Okay hear me out, add Mages' Contest for the red counterspell no one will see coming when you're comboing off (if you have the mana, or if you can wait to have enough mana for counterspell backup).

I'm just saying, comboing off can get boring. But dropping a red banger like Mages' Contest when they try to stop your combo? Legendary.

As for a more serious suggestion, you could add Unmask as a way to clear the blue player of any counter magic before going off. It's also free to cast so it doesn't slow you down in that regard.

+1 upvote from me. Jund is sweet.

[email protected] on Belzo, Demon Warlord

2 months ago
  1. Pay 4{C}2{B} to cast Demonlord Belzenlok .

  2. Exile any black card not necessary to the combo to cast Unmask on yourself discarding Phantasmagorian .

  3. Discard Skirge Familiar , Dread Return , and any other non-combo card to return Phantasmagorian hand.

  4. Cast Deepwood Legate for free. If none of your opponents control a Forest , you will need: one extra {B} and two additional activations of Phantasmagorian 's ability (discarding 6 non-combo cards) to be able to fully delve into Sibsig Muckdraggers . Sibsig Muckdraggers ’s trigger requires an additional creature be present in your graveyard in order to avoid returning Skirge Familiar to your hand. Dross Golem can also be used here in place of Deepwood Legate .

  5. Cast Hollow One for free.

  6. Flashback Dread Return by sacrificing Demonlord Belzenlok , Hollow One and Deepwood Legate to return Skirge Familiar to the battlefield.

  7. Use Skirge Familiar 's ability to discard Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon , Lotus Guardian , Endling , Cinderhaze Wretch , and Dread to add 5{B}. -- Skirge Familiar can generate mana to cast Meteor Golem to deal with direct threats to the win condition.

  8. Pay to cast Necrotic Ooze . If Necrotic Ooze gets countered, return it using Makeshift Mannequin or Sibsig Muckdraggers .

  9. Pay to give Necrotic Ooze haste (courtesy of Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon ).

  10. Tap Necrotic Ooze to add {B} (courtesy of Lotus Guardian ).

  11. Pay to give Necrotic Ooze undying (courtesy of Endling ).

  12. Alternate between Lotus Guardian 's and Cinderhaze Wretch 's abilities until Necrotic Ooze dies to add 2{B}. Once Necrotic Ooze comes back with a +1/+1 counter via undying, pay to give it haste and undying (again) then continue to alternate between Lotus Guardian 's and Cinderhaze Wretch 's abilities until Necrotic Ooze dies to add 4{B}. Repeat this process until you have infinite {B}.

--- Optional: Give Necrotic Ooze infinite +1/+1, haste, undying, menace, and deathtouch from Deepwood Legate , Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon , and Endling . Then use both of Cinderhaze Wretch 's abilities to make all your opponents discard their hands.

Finally, use the infinite {B} mana to cast Syr Konrad, the Grim , continue generating infinite mana with Necrotic Ooze , Cinderhaze Wretch , and Lotus Guardian , and bleed out all of your opponents from the infinite undying triggers. Syr Konrad, the Grim 's ability can also be used to mill everybody else at the table. Dread hitting the graveyard and immediately leaving will also trigger damage.

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Triskelion can also be discarded with Skirge Familiar and then reanimated using Living Death for an alternate win condition.

DemMeowsephs on Discard Me, Daddy

2 months ago

On my quest to also build a tinybones deck, I found some of the cards below that have really been an asset to me. Maybe they could help you out too.

Instant Speed Discard Cards: _(Allows you to force them to discard on their turn, so you can get a draw trigger then too.)

Other Cards:

zamiero on Vial and Ghost!

3 months ago

3> Ahhh I've been wanting to play with Obosh, the Preypiercer and Angrath's Marauders - glad you found a spot for them. While you're at it, you could also consider other "damage doublers" such as Wound Reflection and Fiendish Duo. I've thought about a Vial-Smasher deck with a White partner just to add Gisela, Blade of Goldnight.

3> I see you enjoy big monsters and X-spells here. Oh to be young again... but seriously, this seems like a good deck to play them in as you would be rewarded. Instants are your friend, as you can Smash Vials on everyone's turn! No Comet Storm?

3> I would be worried about Vial-Smasher getting nuked from orbit as soon as your turn passes and it's no longer indestructible. You'll find Heroic Intervention and Slippery Bogbonder will help with targeted Exile removal. You already have Destroy and Sacrifice covered I see.

3> I see some cost-reduced and commander-free spells in there, but you have a limited suite. While doing research for my thoughts on Vial-Smasher, I found the following might be helpful - list is just copy/paste, so it will include some White and/or Blue cards:

3> I see some cost-reduced and commander-free spells in there, but you have a limited suite. While doing research for my thoughts on Vial-Smasher, I found the following might be helpful - list is just copy/paste, so it will include some White and/or Blue cards:

zAzen7977 on GRISELBRAND REBORN - Ultimate Reanimator

5 months ago

Thanks Balaam__, it’s more solid than ever. Jin is my old buddy, he was my MVP until recently when I went all-in for Griselbrand. I’ve been researching how to make this deck more competitive and I discovered that very few top-ranked players run Jin nowadays. Mostly everyone runs x3 or 4 Big G and I see why - he can immediately draw you 7 cards, which you can use that same turn, and has flying and lifelink so you can easily gain life back. He’s pretty much a giant flying Ad Nauseam. This deck becomes almost like a storm deck because you can go on and on drawing Lotus Petals and Dark Rituals and play your whole hand. This is why I no longer run Buried Alive, since you end up getting what you need without it. Plus Unmask can be played for free if you exile unwanted cards.

In comparison, Jin gives you a new hand at the end of your turn and gives your opponent a whole turn to respond. Jin can be removed before his ability discards your opponent’s hand. Plus Jin costs 2 extra life than Big G to Reanimate and can’t be hard-cast.

Sire Of Insanity is similar to Jin but discards all hands at the end of your turn, preventing your opponent from reacting (unless they top-deck something luckily). The Sire is relatively cheap and its colors are hard-castable. Together Big G and Sire let you discard everyone’s hands and replenish yours at will.

If you get Big G on the board by turn 1 and Sire by turn 2, you can deal 20 damage if undefended by turn 3. Pretty cool!

Flooremoji on Modern Suicide Black

6 months ago

DragonSliver9001: Suicide was an old deck archytype back around when extended was a format, basically using powerful but dangerous creatures such as Phyrexian Negator and Carnophage along with Dark Ritual for quick starts. It also featured Hatred and Unmask for kills out of nowhere through interaction.

It would certainly be a different deck in modern.

ClockworkSwordfish on Pattern Recognition #134 - Mercadian …

1 year ago

Thank you.

I started playing Magic a month or so before Masques came out, so it's always had a kind of mystical aspect to me. Is that nostalgia speaking? Sure, somewhat. But in addition to really loving the 'feel' of the setting and the cards, I also had a familiarity with the cards that helps one better appreciate what was available. There are no shortage of superb cards running around in Masques - in addition to what you mentioned, and just off the top of my head, there's also Land Grant , Food Chain , Thwart , Soothsaying , Misdirection , Reverent Mantra , Unmask , Tower of the Magistrate , Haunted Crossroads , Pulverize as well as the last core printings of Dark Ritual and Brainstorm . Sure, the set had a few too many 4/4s for four mana with colosal drawbacks for my taste, too. But you still can't beat some of the inventive fun in Distorting Lens , Two-Headed Dragon and Foster .

Anyways, thanks for sticking up for the little guy as well. Masques is a fascinating set with a beautiful setting and interesting ideas, so it's nice to hear it spoken of in something other than biting vitriol for a change. Honestly, I'd just love to see any of the modern Type 2 decks try and stand a chance against a well-built Rising Waters deck from even Masques block constructed, you know?

Keep fighting the good fight!

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