I saw this idea on another forum, and thought it would be pretty solid. Played a few games with it and had moderate success, so I thought I would post here for any tips to critique the deck to make it better.
The idea is to control their hand via discard effects, while taking life away with Megrim
and Liliana's Caress
. Also, the flip side of it is to make sure they have cards in hand for me to make them discard! That is where Howling Mine
and Font of Mythos
come into play. Now, with all that card draw, why not hurt them there as well with Underworld Dreams
Here's what I came up with to start: Swamp
x10 Blood Crypt
x4 Graven Cairns
x4 Blackcleave Cliffs
x4 Howling Mine
x3 Doom Blade
x3 Liliana's Caress
x3 Font of Mythos
x3 Inquisition of Kozilek
x3 Teferi's Puzzle Box
x3 (strongly considering dropping these. Thoughts?) Underworld Dreams
x3 Liliana of the Veil
Puzzlebox can be really good with Dreams out to hurt them, but I found that once my opponents see my game plan (discard to death) they try to keep their hands empty. Without a Howling Mine of Font of Mythos out, it can be pretty easy for them to do so, making Puzzle Box nearly worthless. It has come in hand when I draw unwanted/unneeded lands, so I can simply hold them for different cards at my next upkeep, but I don't think that warrants a slot in the deck.
I have thought of possibly adding Raven's Crime
since once I hit 5-ish lands I don't need a hole lot more than that.
Blightning was just too good for me to pass up, plus it gives me access to things like Ancient Grudge
in the sideboard.
Thanks in advance for any advice!