Exile target creature or planeswalker. You gain 2 life.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Vraska's Contempt occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.87%
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All decks: 0.01%
Vraska's Contempt Discussion
2 months ago
Hello! Vanquisher's Banner for card draw and Grimoire of the Dead as a potential wincon. Liliana Vess as a tutor. Liliana, Dreadhorde General is the best but she's expensive too. Removal: Hero's Downfall, Vraska's Contempt, Eat to Extinction, Erebos's Intervention, Drag to the Underworld, Price of Fame, Murder (why not?), Necrotic Wound. Take a look at board wipes too: Ritual of Soot, Languish, Black Sun's Zenith, In Garruk's Wake, Plague Wind. They are not as great as Damnation but on the other hand they are much cheaper. Good luck!
2 months ago
Like some other people have been saying I think you should lower your CMC a little. There are a couple high cost cards and a couple that don't really fit with your strategy. There are lower CMC versions of Diabolic Tutor and Vraska's Contempt. In terms of cards to take out, pillow fort cards are not as strong as most people think (If they are working in your meta it's fine to keep them in). Specifically, Crawlspace seems contradictory to how many creatures you are likely to have on the board.
Tithe is a trap. It is a one time use where you have to be behind to use and it's not real ramp. Land Tax is the better card because it acts every turn. If you are looking for ramp I would recomend: Talisman of Hierarchy or the Fellwar Stone in your mabeyboard.
Also if you are interested in going all in on competive EDH. I would follow the Lab Maniacs.
3 months ago
Yeah just added crucible so probably need more fetches. terrain generator has been good for me, but thats probs cuz I've been playing this deck in slower more casual metas and maybe is just too slow.
Alhammarret's Archive is cool but its five mana but actually the life gain is very tempting. I still wanna thin down the curve and everything/get rid of the fluff because I should be playing Night's Whisper effects but am too greedy cuz I want to play my big flashy black bois.
4 months ago
4 months ago
Looks great! Personally I would make these swaps:
Vraska's Contempt --> Syr Konrad, the Grim. I think you don't need creature removal since your general does that, and you could probably easily get rid of any problem planeswalkers by just wiping the board and swinging.
4 months ago
Stonecutter85, thanks for the suggestions!
1) As for Mystic Sanctuary, I reliably get the trigger, with fetches snagging Island/X lands and then drawing into basics I have yet to whiff honestly unless its in my opening hand. But I do like the idea of Castle Vantress as a mana-sink mid/late game, i'll have to test that one out.
2) I actually took out Vraska's Contempt in favor of Eat to Extinction for the psuedo-surveil and less color restriction. I also have counter-magic, Reality Shift, Hour of Devastation, Languish, Black Sun's Zenith and Cyclonic Rift to handle Gods but I have been considering dropping Hero's Downfall, but its just been such a handy removal spell before especially at 3cmc, it does alot of work.
3) I do like the inclusion of surveil over the damage, but in all honestly, I run Ionize not for the 2 damage but just because it only requires 1 blue, which helps free up my mana for potential counter-magic wars or multiple counters during a turn cycle. I might cut Archmage's Charm instead for Sinister Sabotage.
5) It's a cool PW, is a actual win-con if the game goes on that long lol, but i'm not sure what I would cut for it because there isn't much room, i'll try that one out as well.
Thank you very much bud, I do appreciate a second set of eyes checking out my list.
4 months ago
I really like the deck and I have a few small suggestions/critiques:
How often do you actually get to use Mystic Sanctuary's secondary ability? I count 9 total islands in your deck, and you need 3 to pop it. Wouldn't Memorial to Genius or Castle Vantress be a better option as a blue utility land?
Have you thought about Vraska's Contempt over Hero's Downfall? With all the gods being reprinted in secret lair I think exile abilities are going to be more valuable going forward, even for the extra 1 mana.
How about Sinister Sabotage over Ionize? The surveil effect is almost always going to be more valuable than the 2 damage, and UU seems far more accessible than UR given the amount of other cards that you have that need UU.
What about Flame Sweep over Radiant Flames? 2 damage guaranteed at instant speed vs maybe 1 and maybe 3, and two of your small creatures survive it by virtue of their ability to fly.
Finally, I don't know what you'd take out to fit her in, but Chandra, Awakened Inferno feels like she'd fit with overall theme of the deck given her ability to passively apply pressure in a similar way to Scarab God's Zombie damage, but it's impossible to stop the pings.