Quote from benjameenbear »Void Winnower actually says that Zero is Even... Sounds like the guy who denies it might have some other problems with reality.
Quote from benjameenbear »In other news, I didn't realize with the number of printings that Necropotence is now less than $5. I'll probably place an order for it since it's too good not to run.
Quote from benjameenbear »What about Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni? I'm playing Mindcrank in my list so that I can get access to my opponent's creatures too (and because the Crank actually messes up Top of Deck tutors really well too. I'm continually surprised by how relevant mill is), so Ink-Eyes has a good chance to hit for Ninjitsu and theft a creature. I just don't know if it's redundant to what Chainer already does. It's between Ink-Eyes and Nightmare because, well, Chainer needs a Nightmare Horse to ride on when he ravages his opponents! And Nightmare is one of the OG Black creatures in MTG! And because it's a literal nightmare creature to take advantage of Chainer's pump! And also get exiled if Chainer leaves play...
Quote from ages ago »I had chosen Deathgreeter to replace Blood Artist because I didn't want to end up leeching the table while trying to combo with Gonti or Sepulchral Primordial instead. However, most of the combos involve a sacrifice outlet and I usually have one out anyway. This means I can just soften people up (particularly as a solution to lifegainers) from the Blood Artist triggers if I'm going for a different win condition, while helping enable a combat win condition and being a backup win condition itself.
Quote from reltastic »As a fellow Chainer guy I'd love to get in on this discussion!
Quote from reltastic »I started building mine back in about 2014, during a pretty tough time in my life, so this deck is really special to me. I was actually kind of surprised how little overlap there was in our decks, and I'm still reading through the (excellent) OP to see where our philosophies differ, but I'm always happy to find someone to gush over my precious child with
Here's my decklist (and here's the tappedout link). It's built to last through long, grinding games and I want to be able to reuse everything in the deck as often as possible. It's pretty artifact heavy, so I've had to find a few different ways to recur artifacts (and the means to recur those means of recurrance...)
Once I'm more caught up on the thread, I'll hopefully have more interesting insight.
Quote from reltastic »Have you ever tried out Hellfire? It seems awesome for us, especially with a Blood Artist/Zulaport Cutthroat/Falkenrath Noble/Deathgreeter on the board.
It's also just a freaking cool card.
Quote from reltastic »With the spoilers today, I think there are already a few cards I'd love to try out! I've linked these to mythicspoiler, but if that's not the right thing to do, I can come back and edit that. Also, lyonhaert, if you want me to hold off posting about new cards, I definitely can in the future, I'm just excited to talk about them (and also procrastinate the paper I'm supposed to be writing...) I'll also put them in a spoiler tag, just to be safe
Liliana, Dreadhorde General - The passive ability is already one we want. And the other three abilities are all very relevant. It's tougher to kill than a creature like Harvester of Souls, but of course it's also harder for Chainer to do his thing with them. I think I'll try it at least.
Bolas's Citadel - Ad Nauseam that we can control a little better? Devotion? Seems pretty good to me.
Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted - The static is fun, and plays well with the activated ability. It's cute, but I don't think we're a deck that wants to give too many cards to opponents, and Underworld Dreams is cheaper and better for devotion.
Ob Nixilis's Cruelty - I run both Ashes to Ashes and Gild, because I've got an Avacyn deck I run into pretty often. So I appreciate the ability to exile creatures in black, but I'm not sold on this.