I've adjusted my CoolStuffInc wishlist cart total to be able to have Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet in place of Lashwrithe. As neat as Lashwrithe is on Gifted Aetherborn and Vampire Nighthawk, I just think Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is much better, especially when I can create zombie tokens when opponents creatures die or I can sac any of my Vampire/Zombie creatures to him and make him bigger Plus he actually adds to the Devotion count unlike Lashwrithe.
Not a huge change, but it's enough to give a bit more strength to the deck. I like this list (just waiting for my birthday money haha) and I'll pull the trigger and see how it all goes!
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Sep 14, 2017Posted in: Budget (Modern)Quote from The Fluff »Quote from Arex11 »Of course! Good point! Sorry, Ive been out of the game for a while now and getting back into it slowly but surely locally :), Will definitely alter the sideboard once I know the local meta. From what I hear, there's a bunch of Affinity around, but Im sure the usual suspects will be there (Tron, Jund, BWTokens, etc).
I now notice that you have Gifted Aetherborn in your list. That's a good card.. provides 2 devotion, trades with tarmogoyf, and would be amazing if you manage to attach a lashwrithe to it. Have fun in testing.
Indeed! Seems very good to have either Aetherborn or Nighthawk with Lashwrithe attached
Sep 13, 2017It's more there as having an option to reanimate. But yes, in this deck, swing in with early creatures which will more than likely be taken out, then late game, bring it out, reanimate. The main focus is obviously to get the Devotion online and slam down Gary. If the opponent has put him or any other copies to the graveyard, he can come back via whip. It's handy against mill decks too since you'll have access to a wide selection in the graveyard hahaPosted in: Budget (Modern)
Sep 12, 2017Of course! Good point! Sorry, Ive been out of the game for a while now and getting back into it slowly but surely locally :), Will definitely alter the sideboard once I know the local meta. From what I hear, there's a bunch of Affinity around, but Im sure the usual suspects will be there (Tron, Jund, BWTokens, etc).Posted in: Budget (Modern)
Sep 11, 2017Yeah attaching Lashwrithe to either Titan or Erebos could easily close out the game if all goes to plan. Ah yes, I have the Ratchet Bombs in my cart I'm working on before I buy the cards, It's definitely going in the sideboard, just forgot to update it haha, I switch and change the main deck as I go and forget to update the sideboard all the timePosted in: Budget (Modern)
Cheers for the advice peeps!
Sep 11, 2017D90Dennis14 - I completely understand those choices, but this is trying something a little different to typical MBC, I'll be ditching the 3 Duress for 3 Gifted Aetherborn though, seems like a solid move. I've noted Phyrexian Arena and Victim of Night for sure too plus the sideboard cards you mentioned which I definitley like the Nihil Spellbombs (completely forgot about those!!!) and Flaying Tendrills. Cheers!Posted in: Budget (Modern)
The Fluff - I do have a soft spot for Lashwrithe and I like trying to work it into my mono black decks so I may try. Possibly instead of Desecration Demon? But yeah even though it's not as nuts as Obliterators, it's still a Beatstick and definitely is strong for adding to Devotion even though it's 1 less. Thanks for props for the deck idea!
Sep 11, 2017Typical MBC, disrupt and control the opponent early game, then drop the bombs I thought I'd use Erebos as a theme, plus I can't afford Phyrexian Obliterators, so Erebos's Titan is the Devotion/Beatstick instead, Erebos for more card draw and Whip of Erebos to bring them back for more beatsticking Should be Fun!Posted in: Budget (Modern)
DeckMagic OnlineOCTGN2ApprenticeBuy These Cards Lands
2 Whip of Erebos
4 Fatal Push
1 Murderous Cut
4 Inquisition of Kozilek
3 Sign in Blood
4 Brain Maggot
3 Gifted Aetherborn
4 Gatekeeper of Malakir
4 Vampire Nighthawk
1 Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
4 Erebos's Titan
1 Erebos, God of the Dead
3 Gray Merchant of Asphodel
2 Flaying Tendrills
2 Rain of Tears
2 Hero's Downfall
1 Murderous Cut
3 Nihil Spellbomb
2 Ratchet Bomb
1 Ultimate Price
Sep 7, 2017I suppose the other question is that does an aggro deck need Inquisition of Kozilek? Having a first hand with Inquisition, Monastery Swiftspear and/or Bloodsoaked Champion would be tricky to choose what to play first. Inquisition is an excellent first turn card, but is getting the aggro on board more important or can it wait one turn?Posted in: Budget (Modern)
Sep 7, 2017Awesome, thanks for the response. Yeah that was my concern that he could be a bit slow for aggro as good of a card as he is. But Gifted Aetherborn and Scrapheap Scrounger will fit in both this and my mono black decks, so they'll both get added to the cart before I pull the trigger haha.Posted in: Budget (Modern)
Hazoret would be wicked, just a bit out of budget ATM. I've looked at Rakdos, Lord of Riots. I may look at 2 of him at the most and keep Falkenrath Aristocrat at x4.
I think having x3 Scrapheap Scrounger or Gifted Aetherborn will be good as somewhat "utility" 2 drops and x4 Keldon Marauders for the aggro, which will fee up a spot for a 3rd Claim // Fame.
Cheers for the help D90Dennis14! Much appreciated!
Sep 6, 2017So I'm in and out of changes for this deck. It seems solid and I'm just about to pull the trigger on buying the rest of the singles i need for it. I have Gatekeeper in for both a body and a kill, (ahem...one of my fav cards since it came out also, and helped win me heaps of games). But I'm wondering if it's too mana heavy for Rakdos Aggro? I usually play it in mono black which curves out at 4cmc also and suits fine. Plus I'm running a swamp heavy build since I don't have more than 1cmc red source in all the red cards. I'm open to other suggestions though.Posted in: Budget (Modern)
Would Desecration Demon be too slow for the deck to help curve out the 4cmc curve along with Falkenrath Aristocrat?
Claim // Fame seems fun with Keldon Marauders and Monastery Swiftspear, but should I focus on more tech? I was thinking since it's aggro, that having creatures out whenever I can would be the way to go. In saying that, having Bloodsoaked Champion, Monastery Swiftspear and Keldon Marauders to sac to Falkenrath Aristocrat and then using Claim // Fame to bring them back is pretty sweet!
Here's the current decklist anyway.
DeckMagic OnlineOCTGN2ApprenticeBuy These Cards Creatures:
4 Bloodsoaked Champion
4 Monastery Swiftspear
4 Gatekeeper of Malakir
4 Keldon Marauders
4 Goblin Rabblemaster
4 Falkenrath Aristocrat
4 Inquisition of Kozilek
4 Lightning Bolt
2 Claim // Fame (I'm thinking of running 3 and taking out x1 Falkenrath Aristocrat)
4 Dragonskull Summit
4 Blood Crypt
3 Rakdos Charm
2 Hero's Downfall
3 Molten Rain
2 Murderous Cut
3 Tormod's Crypt
2 Ultimate Price
Sep 4, 2017Ah gotcha! Yeah I knew that it still had a huge chunk of the sets but it's definitely confusing with all the reprinting a etc. But that's cool, at least the reprinted cards can still be used and sometimes cheaper than the original printing, which is handy for someone like me getting back into the game with basically little to no card pool anymore haha. Once again, thanks for the reply. You've definitely cleared a few more things up for me too!Posted in: Modern Community
Sep 4, 2017Oooooooh well there you go! Haha. Sorry, I've just gotten back into Magic and wanting to play Modern after playing standard for years. All good then. Thanks for the reply! HahaPosted in: Modern Community
Sep 4, 2017So what's the go with this guy!?! I've been looking for a B/R Planeswalker after using Sarkhan the Mad ages ago and now returning to MTG and saw this guy! 3cmc and makes a defender token and can sac it to kill an Artifact or Creature. That's pretty solid at 3cmc. His last power seems pretty nuts too. Multiple wurmcoil engine tokens?!Posted in: Modern Community
Why isn't he being used or have a deck built around him?
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Sep 3, 2017Arex11 posted a message on [$50] *** shinbatsu's Budget Modern Challenge! *** *** More deck for less money! ****** BACKGROUND ***Posted in: Budget (Modern)
Another cheap deck I'm making and will play around with until my Mono Black card pool builds. The plan with this deck is to play out the artifact cards to have ammo for Syndicate Trafficker and hopefully having Darksteel Relic on board for Phylactery Lich. Duress and Smother, Gatekeeper help keep the opponents creatures at bay and Desecration Demon brings backup.
*** THE DECKLIST ***
TIMESTAMP: 12:15pm 04/09/2017
DECK= Mono Black Lich Artifact
DeckMagic OnlineOCTGN2ApprenticeBuy These Cards LANDS - 21
CREATURES - 23
4x Syndicate Trafficker
4x Gatekeeper of Malakir
4x Vampire Nighthawk
3x Desecration Demon
4x Phylactery Lich
SPELLS - 8
ARTIFACTS - 8
4x Bone Saw
4x Darksteel Relic
CURVE (0 / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7): 12 / 4 / 12 / 8 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0
AVERAGE CMC: 1.64
CURRENT COST: $42.84
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