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BW Control - New standard

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So this is my attempt to get back into standard. I have been focusing on modern the past couple sets and haven't really played standard since Theros. I was hoping for some solid help. I love this new set! I instantly wanted to run B/W (Also want to try Jund) This was what I'm working with so far.

The goal of the deck is to take control with mass amount of removal and mass amount of token generating. The tokens will ultimately feed into me getting the big ol baddy from Westvale abbey OR I will make them get bigger with Gideon. so there are 2 route I can take with this. I've always wanted to run Demonic Pact since it is a VERY strong care. I just could never find a build I liked for it and even when I saw the decks online I still didn't like them. So, I threw this together. The idea is to use Angelic Purge or Pious Evangel to sac Demonic Pact and exile something even if its one of your own tokens.

I did some play testing against a Abzan deck and a Grixis Vampires deck. All in all I won every game but it seems like the games dragged a little longer than wanted. The Deck as a bunch of life gain to keep it going. So, those early game hits don't hurt as much as they might think.

I haven't started on a sideboard yet and I think that is where I think I'll need the most help. Ideas for matchups you all think we might run into in the near future.



amhood says... #1

Thanks in advance for the help

March 28, 2016 7:49 a.m.

tsawsum says... #2

Im thinking about Center Soul as a Just the Wind counter?

April 4, 2016 4:43 p.m.

amhood says... #3

If they are going to Just the Wind Ormendahl when I put him on the field I probably don't have mana to cast a second spell. Flipping Westvale Abbey  Flip is 6 mana which is pretty high. I don't think waiting til turn 8 or later seems that great.

April 5, 2016 9:54 a.m.

tsawsum says... #4

I built my own version of this deck from your ideas here, and after playtesting it, I found that it can take a while to get the Prince out and it might be worth having. Additionally, it has rebound which would allow Ormendahl to have even more evasion for two turns

April 5, 2016 7:13 p.m.

amhood says... #5

My friend gave me a list which changes how this deck runs. So far things I haven't been impressed with: Demonic Pact, Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip, Pious Evangel  Flip.

Demonic Pact feels like a dead card often enough that I actually don't cast it in fear of not being able to sac it later. Pious Evangel  Flip is good in the with Hangarback Walker but not Demonic Pact. You don't get the value that you want. If you cast Pious Evangel  Flip after Demonic Pact and you are playing a competent opponent then you will not keep it around long enough to use it with your Demonic Pact putting you that much closer to losing.

The deck just doesn't run enough creatures for the deck to want Pious Evangel  Flip. It doesn't really do much other than sit there waiting to flip but other wise you really aren't gaining any life from it. It isn't even a good way to get rid of Demonic Pact since it doesn't allow you to sac right away.

Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip is kind of in the same boat as the Pious Evangel. There aren't enough creatures to make this work on a consistant basis. This card is really good in my friends U/W human deck. It's scary good in that deck. (the blue in his deck is for Dragonlord Ojutai and Reflector Mage. Mix Ojutai and always watching and you have a winner)

All in all I was doing some revisions and cut the Demonic Pact, Pious Evangel  Flip, Angelic Purge, and the Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip. Added in some spot removal of Dead Weight, Grasp of Darkness, Secure the Wastes, Stasis Snare, and Silkwrap.

It felt a little better but still really slow. My friend suggested maybe trying the new avycn and seeing how she does in the deck.

April 6, 2016 8:45 a.m.

tsawsum says... #6

Ok cool, keep me updated on how it plays

April 6, 2016 8:04 p.m.

amhood says... #7

Well I've been jumping back and forth between this deck and a Jund Deck that you can find on my profile or going here http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/Jund Midrange/

It seems to be doing okay I just need to tweak it a little.

April 7, 2016 9:04 a.m.

tsawsum says... #8

What do you think about Behind the Scenes for this deck

April 7, 2016 1:54 p.m.

tsawsum says... #9

Could you link me to the human deck you spoke of earlier?

April 12, 2016 3:29 p.m.

amhood says... #10

http://sales.starcitygames.com//deckdatabase/displaydeck.php?DeckID=100676 = Mono White humans

http://sales.starcitygames.com//deckdatabase/displaydeck.php?DeckID=100700 = W/U Humans

Both took top 8 at Baltimore Open

April 12, 2016 3:34 p.m.

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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.59
Tokens 1/1 Thopter, 1/1 Warrior, Gideon, 1/1 Human Cleric, 2/2 Knight Ally, 1/1 Vampire Knight
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