I am not familiar with Dream Theater, but I have definitely heard of them, and I know that most musicians hold them in very high regard.
Also, if the forum will allow it, I may add a third quote to my profile, one that I feel is very appropriate for the current political situation.
February 6, 2021 11:37 p.m.
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Hey XinZhao, that’s a good question. I have been hesitant to run Necropotence because it can be hard to reach the 3 black mana necessary to cast it. I used to run it in an earlier version of this deck and often drew it at the wrong time. But since you mentioned it, I cut Aven Mindcensor (replaced by Opposition Agent ) to make room for Necropotence and give it another try.
March 2, 2021 6:15 a.m. Edited.
Hey ClockworkSwordfish, I meant to respond earlier. Thanks for the brilliant suggestion! Mana Crypt is strictly better than Thran Dynamo , I swapped those out. Now this deck is even more likely to achieve a turn 1 Tinker.
February 25, 2021 10:44 p.m.
Hey Nyrmak and theindigoeffect, you bring up really important points about how to distribute discard effects in multiplayer games. The trick is reading the room and knowing which players to antagonize and when. If you attract too much hate, one or more players will gang up on you and it will be difficult to handle them all simultaneously.
Ultimately the goal is to use as little mana as possible to kill each player. To do that you want each player to have 0 cards in hand, so you can do 10 damage to each player with Tinybones for a single activation cost. Unless other players are constantly drawing cards with card effects, organically each player should eventually run out of cards in hand as they play lands and spells.
Once you trigger Tinybones once, each player will suddenly realize you are the biggest threat on the table. So ideally you want to set up the board to lock it down before you pull the trigger. Ideally you’ll want to start the game or tutor for permanents that make each player discard every turn, including Anvil of Bogardan , Bottomless Pit , Necrogen Mists , Chains of Mephistopheles , Oppression , Words of Waste , and Liliana of the Veil (although she is easier to remove). Other non-permanent options for making each opponent discard are Vicious Rumors , Delirium Skeins , and retracing Raven's Crime . All this discarding during each player’s turn will allow you to draw lots of cards with Tinybones. Once each player is down to only a few cards in hand, that’s when you target individual players with the most cards with discard spells to get them down to 0 cards. Once your opponents are forced to top-deck every turn, it will usually be too late for them to escape.
Obviously this is easier said that done, but that’s what makes this deck so fun to pilot!
February 20, 2021 6:52 p.m.
SaintFinni, thank you for your suggestion! I’ll take your advice and swap Heartless Act for Poison the Cup . Foretell is more useful than I realized initially because Liliana, Waker of the Dead and Rankle, Master of Pranks discard my own cards, and foretell allows me to cast from exile. Please let me know how it goes for you on Arena!
February 12, 2021 7:01 p.m.
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