It’s a pain to have to respond to things all the time to make sure nobody gets out of line, this package makes sure you don’t have to. Even when your opponent do nothing!
Punisher builds typically want to make everything their opponents do hurt, even if it hurts them in the process. This package is a derivation of a typical stax (Sac, Tap, and Tax) package that uses black and red as its fire and brimstone.
Manabarbs and Zo-Zu the punisher keeps your oppoents tight on mana and hurts them for not being stingy with it. Rain of gore kills lifegain strategies with no ifs ands or buts about it. Tainted Aether and Mogis, takes care of creature heavy decks and make sure they don’t get out of control. And finially the star duo, Spellshock and Impatience hurt the opponent no matter what. Cast a spell? “Two damage!” Didn’t cast a spell?
“Two damage!” that will soon become music to your ears if you play these two.
Punisher and Stax are mean, mean builds and are only advised to be played in a meta with mature adults, as things could get ugly.
Maybe you have a Hellbent deck. Maybe you want to get your money’s worth out of Megrim, Waste Not and Geth’s Grimoire. Maybe you just want to level the playing field for when you cast Malfegor. Whatever your reason, these cards will help you cackle madly as your opponents stare at empty hands.
The first four cards will effect us just as much as our opponents. Delirium Skeins is pretty big bang for our buck, almost half a starting hand. Rix Maadi, Sire of Insanity and Rakdos Augermage all give us repeated use. Sire is the big one, but sorcery speed discard every turn is nothing to sneeze at.
Dealing damage to our opponent as well as making them discard? Yes please. Banshee of the Dread Choir can hit many times and can be hard to kill if we’re smart about who we attack with the real one. Keep in mind Skull Rend hits all opponents, while Blightining hits only one. Rakdos’s Return gives us control over the effect, and a Fireball to the face in a pinch.