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Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets -2/-2. At the beginning of the upkeep of enchantment creature's controller, that player loses 2 life.
Predator's Rapport is useless - just take another killspell or something.
You have a lot of 2 and 3 drop defenders so I don't see the point of Fog .
You might be able to cast Colossus of Akros , but maybe not. It is a ton of mana... I'm not sure.
I think the main problem with this deck is that everyone is playing cards like Nightveil Specter , Desecration Demon and Stormbreath Dragon . There's very little you can do about big fliers. Also, this deck puts 0 pressure on the opponent. It doesn't force them to do anything that they might not want to do - in that respect it won't achieve a lot because it just lets everyone play around it.
I would consider perhaps moving away from this strategy.
Syndic of Tithes is a cheap extort dude. I think I would use Smite in place of Necrobite so you have some extra mana to extort. Gray Merchant of Asphodel is good, but I think he's wasted in this deck since your creatures only add one black devotion. If you took him out then your mana curve would be lower and you can cut your land a little too. Maybe Stab Wound or Celestial Flare for sideboard? Your main and sideboard seem pretty solid so these are all just suggestions btw. Good Luck!
Also put in the War Tax because it will allow me a mana dump mid game.
Yeah, with all of your pay to attack defense, I realize it wouldn't really matter much, but I figured that if you wanted to drop them, you could switch them out for the creature based cards and play a little bit of a riskier game.
However, besides Polluted Bonds , I would still highly consider the Stab Wound since it doesn't require the creature to attack in order for it to bleed them dry. And if you wanted to add the red, the Nettling Curse will be able to force your opponent to attack, losing not only the 3 life it costs to attack, but the life lost by the required tapped mana in order to attack with your defensive stand.
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I do like it though and really can't think of many more suggestions for you.
This is really neat. I have a Melira deck I built around a similar premise. My initial build had most of these cards in it, but I ended up taking it in another direction and now the only one really left is Necroskitter and Black Sun's Zenith . Witherscale Wurm is in my Maybeboard, I've never gotten around to testing it out with him in it.
BTW, my deck if you want to take a peek: Melira's Dance of Infinite Life and Death
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