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Defender (This creature can't attack.)
Protection from black
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Cemetery Gate Discussion
2 weeks ago
Pestilence decks are a known archetype in Pauper. They are most notably in Orzhov colours, which help with many aspects of the deck.
As fun as it is to win with Pestilence (one of my favourite cards!), Crypt Rats is a great addition for consistency and because it can be recurred with cards like Unearth and deals its damage in chunks, making it possible to draw the game in some scenarios.
Most pauper decks have pretty small creatures, so deploying a few x/3 is often enough to have your Pestilence survive and establish a pretty good soft-lock. Something like Cuombajj Witches goes a really long way in keeping your enchantment alive and is also excellent removal in this format. Thorn of the Black Rose is incredible on an empty board and also has the prerequisite 3 toughness.
If you move into White, you have a lot more options. Kor Skyfisher, Aven Riftwatcher, Thraben Inspector, Guardian of the Guildpact, Palace Sentinels... not to mention all the pro-Black cards you gain access to and the versatile removal.
4 months ago
Orzhov pestilence and very nice build of it! I would certainly recommend some more creatures that survive pestilence to be added, as you need to those to be able to safely play the enchantment. I would go - 2 inheritance - 1 dimir house guard - 1 echoing decay + 2 Palace Sentinels + 2 Wall of Hope/Cemetery Gate. You can safely ditch the talismans that produce colorless mana as well for more interaction and/or creatures.
1 year ago
Cyclopean Mummy , Creepy Doll , Cemetery Gate , Black Carriage , Creepy Doll , Carrion Crow , Bloodline Keeper Flip, Headstone , Night Terrors , Haunted Plate Mail , Grimoire of the Dead , Cellar Door , Witch's Familiar , Dread Reaper , Banshee , Profane Memento , Victim of Night .
I have been building and rebuilding a mono black Halloween deck for a few years. I can never decide on which cards to keep and which to cut, wether or not it needs a secondary theme (discard, zombies, etc.) to be a little competitive or just put in anything that fits best and play it for the lolz.
Kudos for making the attempt!
2 years ago
I was playtesting a bit with you deck and I have to agree with DominusArcanix. The Cemetery Gates don't seem to do much. I get the point, but I almost never needed them. I feel like they'd be better replaced by something that helps you get to your combo cards faster (or makes sure you're getting the mana you need). Or something that slows down your opponent. Maybe more Sun-Crowned Hunters? Maybe more Duress? Maybe something like Hymn to Tourach? I don't know.
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A "Gate card" is a card with the land type "Gate."