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|Magic 2015 (M15)||Common|
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Flesh to Dust
Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated.
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Flesh to Dust Discussion
2 months ago
Chill to the Bone, Deny Reality, Flesh to Dust, Heartstabber Mosquito all cost too much for removal. IMO you should only play removal at 1,2 or 3 cmc. Things like Last Gasp or Grasp of Darkness are good in this format also Rend Flesh and Eyeblight's Ending
2 months ago
Scrivener is a card I don't what to think about. It's good but I feel the "only instant" doesn't suit well the deck. Or maybe it's just only my imagination and it's still super strong! -> added in maybeboard
A lot? Not really. With this deck is really difficult to miss land drops and which card are you talking about? Only Flesh to Dust is an underplayed and expensive card (I see the others in most decks, and the anti-regenration effect is super cool against green for example that uses it a lot) and there aren't much more cheap kill spells. I voluntarily left Doom Blade because I don't like "non-[something]" spells in a format whitout SB. Obviously if you know cheap kill spells that i missed I'll appreciate you will suggest them :)
11 months ago
1 year ago
Your mana curve is high but i dont think its 30 land high. Maybe try 24-26 lands.
And i would switch out Runeclaw Bear with something that has an ability.
1 year ago
Definitely try to condense some of your creatures to 4 of a kind instead of a bunch of singles.
Flesh to Dust is soooooo expensive mana wise when you can get the same results from a 2 drop as stated before.
1 year ago
Here are my apponents cards I managed to see... Anything else I can do to improve on my deck above to combat this?
Rancid Rats X4
Shamble Back x1
2 years ago
I love Sanguine Bond so I'm going to take a crack at helping out this deck.
I'm assuming you're new to Magic and don't have access to a ton of cards, so I'll keep it pretty budget, even though there are a TON of cards that could benefit this deck longterm if you really like it and want to make it competitive, such as Vampiric Tutor and Demonic Tutor like Triton suggested. Also try to establish a format you're playing in. If its casual, that's fine, it just helps out knowing what cards you can work with when building and advising on a deck.
First the basics, the deck is kind of all over the place. You have a lot of cards that don't assist the win con, or what you're main strategy for the deck is, which is using Sanguine Bond to deal damage or going infinite with Sanguine Bond+Exquisite Blood. So cull the herd, cards like Duty-Bound Dead don't contribute to your win condition at all, and should be replaced with something that can benefit the deck more.
Creatures:I'd say go for the lifelink route, as it will trigger Sanguine Bond and also help sustain you longer, which is essential in this type of deck while you are setting up your combo. You already have some creatures such as Insatiable Harpy, but there is a ton of cheaper and all around better creatures that can do it better. Vampire Nighthawk Def. this guy, run 4x. He is value for days.Child of Night Classic Monoblack creatureMourning Thrull Not explicitly lifelink, but the same effectDivinity of Pride is excellent in a lifegain deck, and could potentially be an alt win con
Spells:You need to run more then 1 copy of Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood if you want to have any hope of getting those cards out consistently, and consistency is the hallmark of a good MTG deck. So run several copies, maybe not 4 of each unless you are REALLY committed to the combo, I'd suggest 3 Sanguine Bond and 2 Exquisite Blood, and then add from there if you still have trouble getting them out.You can Tutor for them with Diabolic Tutor, a budget Vampiric Tutor or Demonic Tutor.
Also, I'd run more dedicated removal. Doom Blade, Murder, Flesh to Dust are all great mono black removal and budget friendly.Tribute to Hunger can be good for this deck, but is much more situational. Tendrils of Corruption and Exsanguinate both have the potential to be devastating.
Ditch cards like Banewasp Affliction, Molting Snakeskin. They don't add much to the deck. Essence Feed is just way to expensive for its effect. Swap out Golden Urn, Demon's Horn, and Staff of the Death Magus for more Whip of Erebos, or add in Chalice of Life Flip or Elixir of Immortality.
-Unless you're really set on Liliana of the Dark Realms, she doesn't add much to the deck.
- Also, run 24 lands, maybe 23 if you can consistently get out the Bonds, but they are both 5 cmc, so you're Average CMC cost is high. This means you need the land to be able to play them. You could run some non basic lands such as Ghost Quarter to help thin the deck, or something like Radiant Fountain to give you that much more life, but don't run too many of these. And if budget isn't a concern... well there are ton of pricey lands that could really speed up the deck.
One more note, and that is the Mono Black deck. This deck can really benefit from splashing White. Like really benefit. White has so many options available for lifegain its ridiculous.
You can check out my Vampire tribal Sanguine Bond deck here if you wanted to see something like that:
And there are a lot of other more competitive versions of this deck that could really assist you should you want to up this into higher territory.
Wow I wrote a lot, but Black/White is my favorite color combo and was the first deck I ever made, so it holds a special place to me. Hope that I helped, and don't hesitate to ask any questions!
2 years ago
Hello. Keep in mind that the next standard rotation will occur in 3-4 months (September 2016). So if i were you, i will not try to improve the "Elves way". However here is a nice deck people voted for : We Can Still Build Elves After Hype Faded, Right?
In conclusion : you may add cheap "elves" cards at the moment and wait for rotation. In 3-4 months you will have a lot of experience to build a new standard deck that could last 18 months :D