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Artificial Dark Chocolate (3.4)

Modern Budget Casual Collected Company Mono-Black

TheSurgeon


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3.4
Super budget. Modern legal, but casually intended. This deck works in the fashion of a Co-Co Deck. I took out the "Co-Co", made it mono-B, and the Main Board is just around $15!

The bulk of the deck is saccable creatures that replace themselves:
Butcher Ghoul- Undying makes this valuable when paired with Grim Haruspex ("..nontoken creature dies..")

Doomed Dissenter- A 1/1 that becomes a slightly tougher 2/2 token.

Carrier Thrall- Replaces itself with a token that has its own sac outlet, and provides mana for those turns when you have an odd number of land.

Sultai Emissary- replaces itself by Manifesting the top card of your library. This works well after using a Viscera Seer, for drawing utility cards like Bloodthrone Vampire, or Grim Haruspex leaving mana available for the morph cost.

So, we have all of these creatures that replace themselves, how do they help us win by dying? There are two mechanics here that suck the life from your opponent.

First, is the presence of multiple "drain and gain" creatures: Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat. Sac creatures and watch the life totals switch.

Of course, we need sac outlets to get these creatures dying for the win. Sac outlets include:
Bloodthrone Vampire- For the coup de gras. Pump Vamp up by sac'ing your board (averaging ~3 lifeloss/sac through Artist and Cutthroat), then attack.
Finally, sac to Rite of Consumption.

Mortician Beetle- A "just in case" 1-drop, for those times when you have an odd number of mana out. It remains present on the board while you sac creatures to become an alternate wincon, aggressor, and board distraction while you setup for the Bloodthrone wincon.

Viscera Seer- for a lil' scry. Effective midgame for using Altar's Reap or..

Grim Haruspex- for some steady draw while sac'ing creatures to keep resources in hand, and you in the game.

The sideboard is loosely put together for competitive casual play. Budget-friendly suggestions here are highly appreciated!

Bloodcrazed Paladin- Like Mortician Beetle, it acts as an alternate wincon. This however, is in case Bloodthrone Vampire gets removed before attacking/sac'ing.

Nihil Spellbomb- Graveyard removal, with the option of draw.

Gravepurge- for returning useful wincons and sac outlets/fodder to your hand. Only 2-3 creatures should be returned to your hand including a wincon.

Murderous Cut- Delve out your GY to clear a path for Bloodthrone, Beetle or Paladin.

Bone Splinters- Simply more removal. Sorcery speed, this takes care of most problematic boardthreats.

Inquisition of Kozilek- Hand hate to ensure victory.

Always looking for more suggestions here, so don't hesitate to gimme a shout! Thanks in advance!


Suggestions and comments encouraged and appreciated!*

-TheSurgeon

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Out: Myr Sire
in: Butcher Ghoul

Ghoul's Undying ability makes him a nontoken creature twice. Making him more valuable to Grim Haruspex and larger than the vanilla Myr.

SB in: Nihil Spellbomb
Out: Tragic Slip

Needed some graveyard hate for flashback and other GY toolbox decks. Thanks to Grubbernaut for the suggestion!

Love.this.deck.
Thanks everyone!

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 1.95
Tokens 1/1 Eldrazi Scion, 2/2 Zombie
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Top rank #3 on 2017-12-30
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