Any tips and comments are appreciated! +1 if you like it.


Bump in the Night; 3 damage for 1, never can go wrong with that.

Brimstone Volley ; great burn with awesome morbid trigger ability.

Dreadbore; Amazing kill spell anti super friends or and deck with planeswalkers in it, plus its a great creature kill spell in general.

Falkenrath Aristocrat; works wonders with Thatcher Revolt

Hellrider ; with the rise of rakdos rush decks, this card came out of nowhere.

Pillar of Flame ; 1 drop burn and removal. Helps things like me play rakdos or things cost less when hes in play.

Searing Spear ; best burn spell in standard. If better burn comes out its going in.

Stromkirk Noble ; puts on the early game pressure and he gets bigger the longer he's out on the field.

Thatcher Revolt ; too feed Falkenrath Aristocrat

Thundermaw Hellkite; great turn 5 card, taps any fliers, so you can deal alot of damage fast. Also amazing against tokens.

Tragic Slip; good kill spell against big thing since creatures always die.

Vampire Nighthawk; best. reprint card. ever.

Vexing Devil; Either they take the damage or let me have a 4/3.


Bonfire of the Damned; great for clearing the field for me to attack.

Rakdos Charm; a very versatile card with responses to artifacts reanimate deck and tokens.

Rakdos's Return ; great against mirrors and contol. clears their hands of any responses

Slaughter Games Shuts down any combo decks or get rid of any threats their decks have.

Appetite for Brains; gets rix of big threats or planesWalkers

Duress; goof against control so you can clear their hand of anything you,need.


Thanks to everyone who voted and left a comment! You guys are great!

On another note, considering putting in Ravenous Demon  Flip any thoughts?


metalmagic says... #1

You could always Burn at the StakeMTG Card: Burn at the Stake + Killing WaveMTG Card: Killing Wave for 0 on turn 6 for awesomeness (and probably win). I really enjoy this deck, no joke. +1

May 18, 2012 12:45 a.m.

Thanks! Thats a good idea, not sure what i would drop for it.

May 18, 2012 2:37 a.m.

dquinn says... #3

Cool deck, I would take out Thatcher RevoltMTG Card: Thatcher Revolt it's not that good.

+! from me!

May 18, 2012 6:39 a.m.

zavec says... #4

Bone SplintersMTG Card: Bone Splinters is another nice interaction with morbid/thatcher revolt/etc

May 18, 2012 10:31 a.m.

I use Thatcher RevoltMTG Card: Thatcher Revolt to feed Falkenrath AristocratMTG Card: Falkenrath Aristocrat and tap two for Skirsdag High PriestMTG Card: Skirsdag High Priest to make a demon.

May 18, 2012 3:05 p.m.

dquinn says... #6

That's actually a really nice idea, didn't think of that. Also it's good with the aristocrat and Blood ArtistMTG Card: Blood Artist.

May 18, 2012 4:42 p.m.

CrimsonKing says... #7

I drafted for the first time with my friends and made a deck around Blood ArtistMTG Card: Blood Artist Thatcher RevoltMTG Card: Thatcher Revolt and Killing WaveMTG Card: Killing Wave and it went wonderfully. I love that combo! +1

May 18, 2012 10:53 p.m.

pie108 says... #8

Have you considered putting in would be a good addition, arguably a bit expensive, but has the added versatility to pump an .

May 19, 2012 2:28 a.m.

hanwei0202 says... #9

Perhaps you can consider falkenrath torturer and vexing devil in your deck list. :-) they fit with the revolt and high priest..

May 19, 2012 1:38 p.m.

I found this deck nice.

I think that a couple Stromkirk CaptainMTG Card: Stromkirk Captain would do nicely. Wouldn't put falkenwrath noble because you won't be able to ramp it up enough without constant humans. I also like the idea of maybe a Bloodflow ConnoisseurMTG Card: Bloodflow Connoisseur because she will get +1/+1 no matter what she east. And with all those vampires attacking a Rakish HeirMTG Card: Rakish Heir wouldn't be terrible.


May 19, 2012 11:27 p.m.

I am wondering how often you control 5 or more Vampires and are able to transform Bloodline Keeper. Perhaps you dont really care of Bloodline transforms at all. Your lands look in line for a nice mana curve...I imagine your first hand isnt always disappointing. Or is it? Dropping one Thatcher RevoltMTG Card: Thatcher Revolt and one Bone SplintersMTG Card: Bone Splinters gives you an excellent mana base to really drive this deck.

May 20, 2012 3:13 a.m.

I meant Falkenrath TorturerMTG Card: Falkenrath Torturer in my previous statement not noble.

May 20, 2012 10:32 a.m.

emvill7e says... #13

maybe even pillar of flame in sideboard

May 21, 2012 12:30 a.m.

Masterfrog says... #14

I would definitely have dropped 2 Thunderous WrathMTG Card: Thunderous Wrath for 2 Burn at the StakeMTG Card: Burn at the Stake. Nice deck either way.

May 23, 2012 8:04 p.m.

I was thinking the same thing, thanks!

May 23, 2012 8:11 p.m.

tedyo says... #16

has some disadvantage vs my Optimus Primeval deck

May 23, 2012 11:10 p.m.


What would you suggest?

May 23, 2012 11:25 p.m.

mansfordm says... #18

Wow, this is an awesome deck idea for certain. Ive been waiting for someone to come up with a solid B/R Burn type for the Standard game for some time now. This is the firs t ive seen since Avacyn! Ok, first off my favorite combo here is Falkenrath Aristocrat and Thatcher Revolt . However, I dont think you have quite enough humans to make that dependable on with four copies. If i were you, id drop Falkenrath Aristocrat down to 2 along with the 2 Bloodline Keeper  Flip s. It could probably use 2 copies of Olivia Voldaren as well. Havengul Vampire is an interesting card from the new set that would work great with this deck, although I would probably include only one copy. Ravenous Demon  Flip would have to go, though I too agree its an interesting idea. Finally, Killing Wave would unfortunately have to get taken out of the main deck, as you have a good number of low mana costing creatures, as well as some token generators. This could easily backfire. I would just put two more copies of Bonfire of the Damned . You'd probably want to at least go up to 23 lands too, theres no mana acceleration here despite all the low costing creatures.

May 24, 2012 8:50 a.m.

have you thought of splashing white for Sorin, Lord of Innistrad ? might help with the idea of Killing Wave yourself for 0 with Blood Artist that also will lead to the idea of using Intangible Virtue and Lingering Souls but either way +1 for me

May 24, 2012 10:29 p.m.

DeltaRing says... #20

I think Mortarpod and Stormblood Berserker would be an interesting addition.

May 26, 2012 11:47 p.m.

lbetarello says... #21

In some tests that I made against some decks, I come to the conclusion that Tragic Slip is a better option in your sideboard than Human Frailty .

Great deck idea +1

If someone can give me some advice in my Angelicnator , I would be grateful!

May 29, 2012 1:45 p.m.

pbrindle says... #22

try Noxious Revival in there instead of bone splinters, i run a similar deck and this works wonderfully to bring back a miracle Bonfire of the Damned or a Thunderous Wrath , also any other creatures or spells like a Killing Wave , etc.

May 31, 2012 10:07 p.m.

zandl says... #23

You're going to love Vampire Nocturnus when it comes back in M13.

June 1, 2012 1:33 p.m.

MTG_Player says... #24


deck:standard-the-art-of-blood my take on a blood artist deck please +1

June 2, 2012 5:08 p.m.

Damn, this deck is total destruction, just the way I like it.

Only use Ravenous Demon  Flip if you can keep up that feeding of Humans for it or else things will get really ugly on you really fast. Based on what I see, I wouldn't recommend it for this deck.

June 6, 2012 2:15 p.m.

MTG_Player says... #26

one or two more cavern of souls

June 6, 2012 2:25 p.m.

@ResurrectedSage yeah lol, I want things to die so I can pull off morbid. I decided against Ravenous Demon  Flip .

@MTG_Player will do.

June 6, 2012 3:30 p.m.

bigapple3am says... #28

Blasphemous Act would be great, even in sideboard. You can clear everything, and if you clear everything with Blood Artist in play, you can really get ahead.

June 8, 2012 11:51 a.m.

Yeah, I had a set up with Ravenous Demon  Flip but the deck revolved around wimpy human tokens with Intangible Virtue and Angelic Overseer

June 8, 2012 12:42 p.m.

MysticEnvoy says... #30

Wow, excellent take on the R/B burn and Blood Artist. +1

June 26, 2012 6:43 p.m.

Fhorar says... #31

Great deck! I love it - consider adding Witchbane Orb to your SB for nasty things like card:Curse of Death's Hold (which will make it difficult to cast/keep your artists and aristocrats (and thatcher revolt tokens).

July 25, 2012 5:48 p.m.

currentuser says... #32

I adore how Mainboard is a creature rush with a sac trigger as offense and defense, and your sideboard can change the feel nearly to a MBC deck.

July 26, 2012 10:35 p.m.

I'm in love with this deck! Oh how I wish I could make a variant of this! I just dont have Aristocrat or most of these cards to begin... I'm still going to try!

August 2, 2012 3:55 p.m.

mycurse7726 says... #34

Id trade out 2 Nobles for some Vexing Devils. I tend to think of the Devils as less of a creature, and more of a 4 damage Lightning Bolt.

August 11, 2012 10:17 p.m.

parasitian says... #35


Maybe Bloodthrone Vampire instead of Knight of Infamy ?

Also not to be a jerk or anything, but if anyone could help me with my mill deck it would be greatly appreciated, here is the deck: deck:ub-kill-and-mill

August 20, 2012 1:36 a.m.

BawbMaggit says... #36

You might want to consider something like Reassembling Skeleton it's a good card that you can sac every turn.

August 21, 2012 12:33 a.m.

I would but I'm keeping my deck post scars and m12 so i can easily change it when ravnica comes out.

August 21, 2012 1:13 a.m.

ST31N says... #38

this is very cool, dig it! I'd like see what you can do against my zombies :-)

August 30, 2012 3:29 p.m.

Mimic Vat ? Sac Your Creatures, Put Them Under Mimic Vat , Make A Token Of The Sacrificed Creature, And Then Do That Every Turn... You Have One Token A Turn And Can Keep Sacking Them For Counters, Indestructible, ETC... And I Would Take Bloodline Keeper  Flip Over Demonlord of Ashmouth .... Also Have You Thought About Adding 2x Liliana of the Veil ?

September 6, 2012 5:26 p.m.

Im trying to keep my deck post scars block. Ive gave some thought on Liliana but she is alittle slow and my deck isnt based around discard. For 3 mana nighthawk is a better play imo.

September 6, 2012 6:02 p.m.

liamluar says... #41

your deck its not rakdos, its vampires, you need vampire nocturnus

September 11, 2012 11:18 a.m.

Yes the deck is rakdos, its red and black. There isnt enough black in the deck for him, and most my vamps already are flying.

September 11, 2012 1:36 p.m.

FridayWing says... #43

Hey bro, please check out my own vampire deck Nosferatu. You might be able to get some idea off it.

September 16, 2012 6:41 p.m.

FridayWing says... #44

Crap. Wrong link. Here it is though.

September 16, 2012 6:42 p.m.

Killing Wave is not that good because when you cast are the active player so you have to choose which creature to sacrifice first

September 22, 2012 2:42 p.m.

That doesn't change how it works in my deck, with blood artist on the field they lose life wether they decide to keep it or not.

September 22, 2012 3:05 p.m.

strateupjee says... #47

Pillar of Flame is a great burn spell, it exiles anything toughness 2 or less, awesome for card:Geralf's Messenger and the like

October 7, 2012 2:57 a.m.

strateupjee says... #48

Would also work to let you throw down Aristocrat with Lord down for 2 mana

October 7, 2012 2:58 a.m.

Vkec says... #49

I like this deck just wondering though is it just as good as it was in the old standard? I don't know how much its changed since then. +1

October 27, 2012 12:50 a.m.

ozzynomicon says... #50

i am building a jund modern version of this,

October 28, 2012 7:18 p.m.

I the hundredth like. Yay!

November 1, 2012 7:53 p.m.

Thelonen00b says... #52

Absolutely love it, building one very similar soon.

November 19, 2012 10:42 p.m.

hopop says... #53

Just finished updating my deck based on your awesome deck :

i'd be glad if you shared your wisdom : Hit Fast Hit Hard (Help !)

And ofc +1 !

November 24, 2012 4:10 p.m.

zandl says... #54

Vexing Devil doesn't do anything in this deck. You want to be building up your board-position starting on turn-1, not casting a burn spell and having nothing to show for it, especially when you're building up to Hellrider .

Rakdos Cackler or Somberwald Vigilante would be much better.

December 30, 2012 3:23 p.m.

YungBakes says... #55

What about Master of Cruelties ?

June 5, 2013 1:36 p.m.

Tuckman315 says... #56

Why is this marked as standerd you need to update it or you will git flagd for liying

December 14, 2013 7:34 p.m.

I haven't updated this in almost a year. This was standard the last time I looked at it.

December 16, 2013 11:06 a.m.

strateupjee says... #58

Holy spelling Tuck!

December 16, 2013 4:59 p.m.

Tuckman315 says... #59

Thank you now I'm up voting the deck its a thery fun deck I just need you to make it say modern or extendid

December 20, 2013 2:01 p.m.

SasukeUchiha says... #60

A card that in many circumstances is as useful or more so than Rakdos's Return is Blightning which costs three to basically do what Rakdos's Return does for 5. it is usually better, because it uses less mana to do a similar thing, meaning other plays can be made.

October 29, 2014 5:43 p.m.


Replace Rakdos Cackler by Bloodsoaked Champion! Same power/toughness in practice, same functionality with the added bonnus of raiding it for 1B (useful to sack almost every turn for Falkenrath Aristocrat and Ravenous Demon  Flip's transformation).

The only possible downside I could think is not being able to pay with red mana and the price of the actual cards.

March 6, 2015 10:03 p.m.

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