Basis of Heartless Summoning decks: Use cards that are good even without the enchantment on the battlefield.

Bloodgift Demon - Provides card advantage + decent flying body

Desecration Demon - Creature control + Big, flying body

Griselbrand - Big bomb

Hellrider - Aggro, Haste Body

Olivia Voldaren - Control

Thundermaw Hellkite - Flying, Haste, and potential creature control

Vampire Nighthawk - Good and powerful 3CMC if we cannot play our Heartless T2

Zealous Conscripts - Haste + Mind Control



tisch says... #1

i was thinking of a similar deck, too, what about Rakdos, Lord of Riots, Ultimate Price or Sign in Blood ? PS: how can i jump one line in my comments?

September 30, 2012 4:14 p.m.

Wahammy says... #2

Jump a line by triple spacing. I don't like rakdos for this deck at all. He will be hard to cast and is conditional.

September 30, 2012 7:44 p.m.

torridus says... #3

Two opinions:

  1. I like Necropolis Regent as a finisher. Triple black usually isn't iffy with 8 dual lands, and you swing hard once she lands; with a lot of flying creatures, you're bound to get something in.

  2. Desecration Demon in a land of tokens is a bit underwhelming.

As for your particular list: It doesn't seem as though you have enough creatures to really take advantage of Hellrider 's ability.

September 30, 2012 8:52 p.m.

Corsmoo says... #4

Yeah. This deck runs too low of a CMC creature base for Rakdos to be all that relevant. However, on that not, have you thought about throwing in some larger CMC closers for this deck? There are some beastly creatures, namely Chaos Imps, that would provide that ending note if your creatures end up being too small to kill your opponent or removed. There are also some good options in the undying field for lower CMC or Griselbrand for late game.

September 30, 2012 8:55 p.m.

Corsmoo says... #5


September 30, 2012 8:55 p.m.

harleqhone says... #6

Id probably drop the hellriders and think about a way to search for heartless a bit more reliably, how about faithless looting to dig through the deck a bit?

October 5, 2012 11:44 p.m.

alphagprime says... #7

I also really like Chaos Imps for this kind of deck. It has both Flying AND Trample and the option to Unleash it mitigates the downside of Heartless Summoning

October 6, 2012 1:05 a.m.

Wahammy says... #8

alphagprime - I had Chaos Imps in for FNM tonight and it didn't help much; the games I wasn't able to play/resolve a Heartless Summoning , it was a horrible card.

October 6, 2012 1:11 a.m.

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This deck is Standard legal.

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