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BW Death and Taxes in Standard




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A standard death and taxes deck, i havent seen anything quite like this yet a homebrew ive worked on the last almost 2 weeks since spoilers +1 upvote if you enjoy.Ok so the idea behind this deck was could i tax aggro decks in the new format that seems to want to run heavy aggro, and the answer was yes. The thing about this deck is at heart its a b/w kill deck that taxes your opponent when they play creatures. You get a lot of life and deal damage to your opponent without actually having to swing a creature. The real win condition for this deck is Cruel Reality which seems lackluster at first glance but we fully utilize its potential with this shell. Being able to control/kill their board through early game gaining life off of taxing our opponents creatures allows us to play Cruel Reality on turn 7 then afterwards fumigate or just constant control of board. The new gideon allows us to overcome things like early aggro and Approach the Second Sun combos. If the Meta swings to heavy quick aggro decks this will be a great equalizer.



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FullmetalWes says... #1

I like this! +1 from me. I'd recommend Harsh Scrutiny for this, opening hand it's amazing and late game you might be able to get rid of their late game bomb for just one black mana and looking at your opponent's hand is important for control. As a secondary win con you may even be able to run Approach of the Second Sun and I think Gideon of the Trials is really nasty for control since your opponent essentially has to get rid of him before being able to kill you. Good luck!

April 28, 2017 11:46 a.m.

KilswitchRiley says... #2

Thanks for comment i feel that harsh is a maybe as well as transgress and tghat appraoch may be a little slow for what this deck is actually trying to accomplish. And yes gideon of the trails this is his home this is what he was made for one thing to look out for with him is if you make him a creature he is dead to a grasp so keep that in mind, this particular shell wants him to be a control mechanisim not a creature cause lets be honest we arentgonna really win with beat downs on our oppent we are winning from cruel reality/kalitas.

April 28, 2017 4:12 p.m.

Lord_Dunsparce says... #3

May 1, 2017 5:37 p.m.

OneViolence says... #4

Might I suggest a Aven Mindcensor in the sideboard, against multicolor decks with aggressive mana bases?

May 2, 2017 12:23 p.m.

KilswitchRiley says... #5

With Remorseless Punishment i feel it would be countered and would leave us open for a big creature drop or planeswalker drop we want to be kept open enough to deal with threats when they are played, so we can drop a big ol cruel reality on turn 7 then sit back and watch the panic overcome our opponent.

May 3, 2017 11:26 a.m.

KilswitchRiley says... #6

Aven Mindcensor is a good sideboard card but as of right now im not sure if it is needed we need to worry about new prespectives and aggro at moment no one is really utilizing a tutor spell though if it does become an issue there is no reason not to throw in 2-3 in side

May 3, 2017 11:28 a.m.

Leatherankh says... #7

I would replace Stasis Snare in the SB with Cast Out. It costs one more but hits more and is less restrictive on the mana base. I would also try to find a place for Forsake the Worldly, but I'm not sure what you would cut.

May 25, 2017 10:58 a.m.

ryston says... #8

You only have about. 37% chance to hit Mana 7 on turn 7.

You need some ramp or card draw or something if you want to make that curse a win condition.

A useful link for calculating your chances of staying on curve for mana.


May 25, 2017 11:05 a.m.

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Date added 7 months
Last updated 7 months

This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 3.03
Tokens 2/2 Zombie, 1/1 Vampire Knight
Folders Death and taxes, Cool Decks, Decks, Standard
Top rank #27 on 2017-05-18
Views 2449