My very first control deck was a discard deck and when ever something new comes along I always look at it and see how discard could work within it. After modern finially came out on the gatherer, this is the list that I thought of.
Now I have yet to do any testing with this deck, or even formulate a sideboard, but I was curious about what the concessus would be about this deck, or even the viablility of this deck type in this format. (I also have been brainstorming up an idea about a R/B version of this deck with cards like Blightning and Pain Magnification )
There are so many better discard spells. Grul draz specter and painful quandary are way too slow. Use the rack , nyxathid and nezumi shortfang . Also why are you using sign in blood when phyrexian arena and bob are legal.
Comment to the card Nurturer Initiate: [QUOTE=phaseshifter;15594671]She can suck as much as she wants, she's hot
Edit:.....wow, I just realised what I just said...[/QUOTE] --------- [QUOTE=reedbee]I can't count on both hands the number of times I've woken up next to a gorgeous girl after she came up to me and asked to get a better look at my Wumpus.[/QUOTE] ---- [QUOTE=Beanman1000;17774354]Naw man, you just walk around with a messenger bag with a trade binder and some decks, then use amazing magic pick up lines like "Hey baby, I'd tap that" and "Hey honey, wanna see me use giant growth?"[/QUOTE] ---- [QUOTE=Dr_Kraid;18066052]I want to be banned for laying my ween0r on my opponent's deck and posting pictures on the Internet [/QUOTE] ---- On Master Transmuter: [QUOTE=namdoolb;18132994]Nah, I'd rather send her packing on my flame javelin .[/QUOTE] ---- [QUOTE=Caldera42;14735749]And I'm not a jerk to myself.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Islands;14771286]You're missing out.[/QUOTE] ---- [QUOTE=Axl_Strife;17032267]I'm Matt Gottlieb b*tch! *banhammer*[/QUOTE]
Moral of the story... Serra is the kind of angel you marry... She's very loyal and always there for you both to attack or block. BSA... Well, she's the kind you call up every now and then to do all those things Serra won't do on some random Friday night.
After posting this, I realized that I had not put in as many destruction spells as I normally would, and that that would mean a large disadvantage against zoo.
I will be updating this list soon, but I wanted to defend one of my card choices.
Painful Quandary is a much much better card than The Rack and similar cards. One of the major problems with discard control is when the other player is in top deck mode (which you will force earlier than normal) you basically have run out of things to do. With The Rack out they have no reason to not play things because the difference between having 1 card in hand and no cards in hand is 1 damage. With PQ out the difference is 5 damage. This either keeps cards in their hands, or you are doing 5 damage a turn to them, either of which is a good point for you.
And although I'm more willing to cut it, Guul Draz Specter forces the same kind of bad choices on the opponent.