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Disciple of Malice
Creature — Human Cleric
Protection from white
Cycling (2) ((2), Discard this card: Draw a card.)
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Disciple of Malice Discussion
3 years ago
I like this deck - lots of tricksy things going on; a very black deck.
That said, I think that its main issue is that it's trying to do too many tricksy things. I think that this deck has two or three strategies, and I think that you may want to refocus on one just one.
Current strategies of the deck are: - Use Dark Supplicant to cheat out Scion of Darkness - Use Crypt Ghast, Magus of the Coffers, or Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx to mana ramp up to being able to play Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis, Grave Betrayal, Scion of Darkness, or Rise of the Dark Realms - Use life-trading effects like Essence Harvest, Sangromancer, Divinity of Pride, and Gray Merchant of Asphodel to heal yourself/kill opponent. - Aggro/direct damage to your opponent via Bad Moon, Hand of Cruelty, or Graveblade Marauder.
I see these as the main "win conditions" of the deck. You're also running a lot of graveyard (Phyrexian Reclamation, Death Denied, Rise of the Dark Realms) and control (Scepter of Fugue, Mutilate), but I see these as primarily existing to support the above strategies, rather than endgames in and of themselves.
I think that the best way to improve this deck is to choose one or two of these approaches and focus on them specifically. I'm going to give my suggestions. Note that the goal here is to make this deck fun for you to play. For this reason, I'm curious to hear what you really want to do with this deck. Given the name and themeing of the cards, I think that you're more interested in graveyard effects than anything else.
That said, I think that there are three main ways that you could go with this deck:
- Priest of Gix
- Blind Zealot
- Disciple of Malice
- Disciple of Griselbrand
- Cabal Archon
- Priest of the Blood Rite (Kill him with another creature as soon as he shows up)
Personally, I like this direction the most. I'm biased because I like A) Theme decks and B) Complicated strategies. This deck, if built, would likely be a little unreliable. That said, you have a lot of directions to go.