Obliterator Rock Attrition.

This deck wants to force your creatures to fight Phyrexian Obliterator to wreck your resources, feed Scavenging Ooze, trample your face, and have Liliana of the Veil make your life miserable.

Phyrexian Obliterator can be brutally powerful and this deck attempts to fully utilize that power.



May i suggest x3 Hornet Nest also (imagine to target it to fight with a big creature, at his turn, next turn you attack with 3?/4?/5? maybe 6 flying deathtouch 1/1 tokens, just to keep your defence up). Also drop in x3 hmmm maybe x2 Mwonvuli Beast Tracker just to be sure you ll have him in your hand, You already have the mana ramp with Courser of Kruphix (who needs to be x3) and put aside Typhoid Rats and Ulvenwald Tracker for a x4 Hunt the hunter. He is way too fragile to stay in battlefield after your first surprise game

Your idea is brilliant by the way. You could turn this to a black/white deck also but with instants --> all creatures able to block this creature do so.

September 15, 2015 7:52 p.m.

Thanks for those suggestions. I admit that Typhoid Rats is pretty bad, but I want early board presence, and Swarmyard lets it hold more value once it's online. I like Hornet Nest. I'll fiddle around with it. The problem with Hunt the Hunter is that Phyrexian Obliterator is very black, which won't work here. I like Mwonvuli Beast Tracker as well, but it's easy to get hellbent active in this deck which makes Infernal Tutor a Demonic Tutor.

September 15, 2015 9:25 p.m.

...if you want early presence then you might want to consider Will-o'-the-Wisp which can block flying ones also

September 16, 2015 9:34 a.m.

It does, but it also won't deter an attack and it can't kill anything, so it doesn't fit this build. Typhoid Rats on the other hand, will buy more time given its deathtouch (first strike or evasion excluded), is more likely to attract removal, and later if left around can be quite good as a reusable sniper with Setessan Tactics or Ulvenwald Tracker and Swarmyard.

September 16, 2015 10:24 a.m.


September 16, 2015 3:53 p.m.

I've been play testing this against my modern G/W Hexproof aura deck Slippery Slappers and it is a hard match up to manage. Great deck. Only suggestion I'd have is move Thoughtseize and/or Inquisition of Kozilek from SB to MB and drop the Typhoid Rats. The rats are weak and the hand disruption will buy you time better than they can. This also loosens up your mana base as the colorless Swarmyard can be replaced with something more useful to all the B/G heavy casting cost spells you have.

September 16, 2015 6:42 p.m.

Thanks MoJoMiXuP! Thanks for that suggestion. I also have a hexproof aura deck but I haven't played against it yet. So far, I haven't had any issues casting spells but valid point. More disruption the better.

September 16, 2015 8:11 p.m.

How come Back to Nature is main board? Golgari Charm would probably be more useful in it's place.

I'm not sold on Ulvenwald Tracker.

September 21, 2015 12:37 p.m.

Yep. Back to Nature is a sideboard card. I've been fiddling with the list.

Any suggestions in place of Ulvenwald Tracker? I'm experimenting with it. I don't have any goyfs (yet) or I'd stick them in and call it a day.

September 21, 2015 2 p.m.

Id cut them for some of the stuff you already have on you SB.

Setessan Tactics, Thoughtseize, Maelstrom Pulse, or even the Spellskite.

September 21, 2015 3:24 p.m.

I'll test it out. Thanks

September 21, 2015 3:41 p.m.

Why the mainboard Watery Grave?

September 22, 2015 2:31 a.m.

Spellskite activation if I side it in. Black sources are more crucial for being able to cast an Obliterator when I want to.

September 22, 2015 8:03 a.m.

@APPLE01DOJ I got some solid testing in last night with 3x Ulvenwald Tracker main deck and it looks promising. I played mostly against Jund, but some Abzan midrange, mono black, and Temur midrange. I was able to pull out every game except one and I believe it was due to mana flood. No tests yet against control, combo, or aggro. I must say, shrinking a goyf to 4/5 with Ooze, then making it fight Obliterator is immensely satisfying. Also, Vraska the Unseen's ultimate is a real threat (not something I would expect to pull off) since it's easier to keep my opponent's board semi clear. 2 games I was able to control the board with a tracker and Liliana and just tick up Vraska. The presence of a tracker, if they can't remove it, was keeping my opponents from playing creatures at all. Game 2+ take out the trackers since they become huge targets and they won't stay, but game 1 they do some work. May bump up Setessan Tactics to 2 in the sideboard. Gonna keep experimenting.

September 22, 2015 10:51 a.m.

During Return to Ravnica/M14 Standard I ran a deck with Kalonian Hydra and Vraska the Unseen. I loved that deck but anyway both cards really loved Rogue's Passage. Vraska the Unseen is like a reoccurring Maelstrom Pulse. Such a fun card and her protection is actually decent.

September 22, 2015 2:24 p.m.

The Maelstrom Pulse ability is why I included her here. I've been wanting to use the card for a while but have had trouble finding a place for it. Nice combo with Rogue's Passage.

September 22, 2015 3:29 p.m.

My silly casual green stompy deck uses Primordial Hydra in a similar way with Rogue's Passage and uses Primeval Titan to help fetch it.

Big Dumb Green Stompy Playtest

Casual DMPv01


September 22, 2015 3:37 p.m.

+1 For being really scary

September 23, 2015 11:04 a.m.

goyf. goyf goyf

September 23, 2015 9:28 p.m.

car, would if I could. On my acquire list.

September 24, 2015 12:07 a.m.


September 24, 2015 12:09 a.m.

yknow, Golgari Charm is a pretty good choice, not the least of which reasons is because it stops the twin combo from working.

September 24, 2015 8:50 a.m.

That is correct, thanks. I never see Twin in my local meta or I'd have more in the list. Just a solid card all around.

September 24, 2015 9:16 a.m.

If you are trying to get obliterator to fight, Pit Fight or splash for Domri Rade

September 28, 2015 10:11 p.m.

have you considered Ob Nixilis Reignited over vraska? his +1 seems like it would be far more relevant here

September 29, 2015 8:49 a.m.

@pikachu21, I would like to keep this to 2 colors since I'm trying to cast Obliterator reliably, otherwise I'd switch this to more of a Jund shell. Please state how Pit Fight is better than Setessan Tactics.

@lordmalphas, I haven't really considered it yet, but that's a great card. His +1 is definitely awesome especially if Bob is sided out. I'd been toying with the idea of Vraska for the ultimate, and using the -3 for control. I like them both. Thanks for the suggestion.

September 29, 2015 9:32 a.m.

with Pit Fight, Phyrexian Obliterator is not caused to tap, so it can attack again after ravaging their board by being damaged

September 29, 2015 9:52 a.m.

That is true, but I'm more often using it on my opponent's turn. If I can get a Phyrexian Obliterator to fight something with decent power, it's usually game. It's the other cases that lean me towards Setessan Tactics, such as multiple targeting if I want, the +1/+1 targeting Scavenging Ooze, Vampire Nighthawk, or Thrun, the Last Troll can be very relevant also. Thanks for the suggestion and checking out my deck. If you've got anything else, I appreciate it.

September 29, 2015 10:07 a.m.

DMPv01 I love this deck +1, check out my Dark Dawn 5.5 I'd love any input you may have especially on a starting budget mana base I I begin it's conversion to Rock.

October 25, 2015 3:57 p.m.

Thanks SerOrion! Much appreciated. I have a lot of fun playing it. I'll check your deck out when I get a chance.

October 26, 2015 9:15 a.m.

DMPv01 Can you give a rough break down of your sideboard? It may help me understand the process better.

November 2, 2015 7:52 p.m.

The sideboard is constantly changing based on my local meta. Currently:

Basilisk Collar - Can be used to stall the game in addition to Obliterator. Also good when I want additional life support against aggro decks.
Batterskull - Good against other midrange attrition decks like the Rock mirror, Jund, Abzan, etc.
Creeping Corrosion - Artifact hate against Affinity.
Fulminator Mage - Tron especially, but also for general land harassment. Comes in game 2 for Ulvenwald Tracker usually.
Golgari Charm - Good against tokens, Twin, board wipe recovery.
Languish - Good against aggro/tokens. This is a placeholder for Damnation.
Maelstrom Pulse - Extra catch all removal that I may want against a variety of decks.
Ob Nixilis Reignited - Still testing his place in the SB. Mainly against attrition decks for the extra card draw and control in the late game. Replacement for Vraska the Unseen.
Setessan Tactics - Goes in when Ulvenwald Tracker comes out. Nearly automatic for game 2.
Spellskite - Burn, Infect, Bogles, etc.
Thrun, the Last Troll - Control.
Vampire Nighthawk - Usually comes in game 2 to replace an Ulvenwald Tracker, or when I want additional lifelink support/flying.

November 3, 2015 7:30 p.m.

this might be a little late but Arena might be helpful

September 22, 2016 7:49 p.m.

Thanks for the suggestion, frogkill45. My first version of this deck had Arena, but it didn't play well in games. Almost all of the time I wished I had a land that tapped for mana instead. That is possible with Urborg, but not consistent.

September 23, 2016 10:34 a.m.

99% Casual


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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.24
Tokens 2/2 Zombie, Clue
Folders Competitive Modern, Modern Ideas
Top rank #29 on 2015-09-30
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