pie chart

Mono-Black Devotion

Modern Devotion Mono-Black




This deck is a collaboration of many other decks as well as my own ideas. My first decent deck was a mono-black one that evolved over about 2 years as my collection grew and I traded cards with friends. I still own it however rarely use it as it is no longer competing with the decks I play against. This deck has none of the same cards as my original deck however uses the same main principles to win.

The main win condition is to control the opponent's board with removal and Phyrexian Obliterator, depleting their on-board permanents so they cannot cast anything or block your beefy creatures.Another way to destroy the opponent's board state is with the almighty Desecration Demon. The demon is very effective against most decks although not so much against tokens (hence the 3x Languish, 3x Killing Wave and 3x Ratchet Bomb in the sideboard). A fantastic mid-game finisher is Gray Merchant of Asphodel which has also saved me on quite a few occasions, both directly and indirectly.

Please comment with suggestions for the mainboard as well as sideboard and upvote if you like it!



lagotripha says... #1

I built this thing for black deck constructionMono black deckbuilder's toolbox. Playtesting should tell you a lot about how to go about things. If you have trouble with tokens (and in a pinch, artifacts and enchantments), Ratchet Bomb. Planeswalkers Pithing Needle. Staying into the midgame, Whip of Erebos. Profane Command and Lashwrithe are more situational, but awesome.

Good luck, and happy testing.

May 23, 2017 2:44 p.m.

limemil2001 says... #2

lagotripha Thanks a lot

May 23, 2017 3:05 p.m.

leronix says... #3

Most versions of this deck I have seen run Relentless Dead and Bloodghast as early threats that come back and add devotion.

May 26, 2017 8:54 a.m.

tumorman73 says... #4

have you considered Fatal Push for a couple dismembers

July 18, 2017 3:19 p.m.

SoakingDrop52 says... #5

I really love black devotion, just a few suggestionif I may:

1) whip of erebos grants you recurrency so you could pull out profane command and exchange it with Geralf's Messenger. 3 B devotion, hard to kill and a lot of value with his enter the battlefield ability.

2) add 1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth just to make sure no one mess with your swamps

3) what about Gifted Aetherborn? 2 devotion, 2/3 and lifelink + deathtouch

If you want to check my deck for a comparison, it could help both you and me :)

Here: Black Merchant of Devotion

October 4, 2017 8:50 a.m.

limemil2001 says... #6

SoakingDrop52 Thanks!

October 12, 2017 2:59 p.m.

Please login to comment

Compare to inventory
Date added 1 year
Last updated 1 month
Exclude colors WURG

This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.69
Tokens 0/0 Germ
Folders modern
Top rank #63 on 2017-05-27
Views 1677