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Deathbringer's House of Kill

Legacy W/B (Orzhov)




Suggestions should fit within the general theme of the deck. Yes, economy is a factor. ie don't tell me to take out a card that has cmc of 2-3 for one that has a cmc of 6-7. That's just silly.

Let's start w/ the creatures:

Nip Gwyllion and Mourning Thrull are good early drops w/ the life gain. Getting two Edge of the Divinity on Nip Gwyllion turn 2 can be quite the frightening prospect. Getting smacked for 7 life gain damage that early on will definitely take you right out of your comfort zone.

Blind Hunter A 2/2 flyer w/ an accompanying 2pt life suck and another 2pts when it haunts something.

Nightsky Mimic Practically all the spells are black and white in this deck, so it's rarely gonna be anything but at least a 4/4 flyer when it swings.

Necrotic Sliver If necessary you can just sink the 6 mana into taking out whatever permanent. Think of it like a black and white Desert Twister in those cases.

Deathbringer Liege Practically everything in this deck is black and white, so almost every spell will trigger a kill. All the creatures are black and white, so they're gonna get the 2/2 buff. SCORE!

Now for the spells:

Edge of the Divinity = Holy Strength and Unholy Strength in one. How can you go wrong w/ that?

Unmake Mortify and Vindicate Gotta have removal in there. Mortify can take care of some of those pesky enchantments, too. Vindicate can take care of ANYTHING.

Batwing Brume A fog w/ pain. Enough said.

Cauldron Haze The most recent of additions to this deck. Helps a lot of the moving parts in this deck. Wanna kill my Deathbringer Liege ? Well, now he's got persist and I just killed one of your creatures! HA! Recycle my Necrotic Sliver to kill a 2nd bird w/ that one stone? SURE!

Used to have a couple of Metallic Sliver in here just to get extra use out of the Necrotic Sliver ability but I cut them for another each of Batwing Brume and Cauldron Haze . I think it was a good idea. : /



January 1, 2014 5:45 a.m.

billpasdmf says... #2

Thanks for the suggestion. It's kind of expensive though.Thanks for the +1! _

January 1, 2014 11:58 a.m.

Dorglaugoth says... #3

I have a similar deck: Dorglaugoth i would swap the Necrotic slivers out for Skinrender and i would also take out the blind hunters for something that's a little better. Other than that it looks like a decent deck,

January 6, 2014 4:31 p.m.

billpasdmf says... #4

Dorglaugoth thanks for your input but there's no way I would take out the slivers. In conjunction w/ Cauldron Haze I can easily take out 2 permanents and not just creatures, mind. That's not even taking into account the possible triggers on Deathbringer Liege .As I said in the description, I would trade the Divinity of Pride for another Deathbringer but that's about it.

January 7, 2014 3:02 a.m.

echo9999 says... #5

Now it's time for me to return the favor! I'm really not sure why you are running 4 Necrotic Sliver . I understand that the four slivers can be sacrificed, but don't you think that would run better in a sliver deck? I would substitute the slivers for either High Priest of Penance or Royal Assassin . Also, you may consider throwing in a Visara the Dreadful just in case you want to control the battlefield a little. Hope that this helps!

Also, Deathbringer Liege is a friggin amazing card.

January 20, 2014 10:44 a.m.

billpasdmf says... #6

echo9999 I have a pretty extensive explanation for why everything is in here. Necrotic Sliver lets me kill anything, including lands and coupled w/ Cauldron Haze I can use it twice. Everything in here (except Death Wind which can kill regeneraters and indesctructible creatures on it's own) is black and white so it all triggers the Deathbringer Liege . Visara is good but it would slow this deck down and control is not really an issue w/ this deck.

Thanks for the input!

January 20, 2014 2:37 p.m.

Darkside says... #7

I admire your candor, sir. +1

January 21, 2014 3:10 a.m.

billpasdmf says... #8

@Darkside Cheers!

January 21, 2014 4:04 a.m.

obitus says... #9

The only thing I can think of is Cauldron of Souls , maybe put one in. If you think your mana can support it a five drop. You play the Deathbringer Liege a little differently than I do. I like to use morbid and extort with mine, where as you have more life gain.

Have you ever thought about Skirsdag High Priest ? This got recommended to me in my Royal Assassin deck and it works wonders. The only problem is it does not fit your B/W theme you have going here.

Its a nice deck, +1 for being thematic

January 21, 2014 8:50 a.m.

billpasdmf says... #10

@obitus Thanks!

January 21, 2014 11:54 a.m.

Dorglaugoth says... #11

I kind of feel like you have way more removal than necessary, with this deck, you're probably going to have dead cards because all their creatures will already be dead. I'd recommend taking out the slivers and the Death winds for Path to Exile and Tidehollow Sculler and maybe more land.

January 21, 2014 11:55 a.m.

billpasdmf says... #12

@Dorglaugoth I think 8 total removal spells is anything but too many. If I end up w/ one or two just sitting in my hand late game, then I know I'm probably gonna win, provided I've got board presence and doing damage. I have only 3 cards that have a cmc that's more than 3 (all 5) so mana isn't an issue.

Thanks for the comment!

January 21, 2014 12:03 p.m.

BLVCKMVGIC says... #13

Why not play 4 Deathbringer Liege ?Cool deck , i begin do play modern and it seem really fun

January 22, 2014 11:21 p.m.

billpasdmf says... #14

@BLVCKMVGIC Just b/c of how expensive it is money wise. I was fortunate enough to pull two from packs and I did in fact order the 3rd one. Maybe at some point I'll shell out for a 4th but it's just not happening right now.

Thanks for commenting!

January 22, 2014 11:49 p.m.

If you want to add the most versatile removal spell ever printed Vindicate is nice. Obviously that ticks up the price but I personally play a LOT of cockatrice.

January 28, 2014 2:32 a.m.

billpasdmf says... #16

@GoalkariMasterDebater Waaaay out of my price range but an awesome card.


January 28, 2014 3 a.m.

Asher18 says... #17

What if instead of Vindicate you try Hero's Downfall or possibly Doom Blade ? Although admittedly the latter is a sideboard card.. but both are still great to add in, replacing Mortify +1 from me, this deck rocks!

February 5, 2014 1:15 p.m.

billpasdmf says... #18

@Asher18 Thanks for the comment and the +1.Hero's Downfall does have the planeswalker removal going for it but Mortify can take out enchantments and has better synergy w/ Deathbringer Liege and Nightsky Mimic . Do appreciate the input!

February 5, 2014 2:28 p.m.

Stevodays says... #19

Drop orzhov basillica leaves you too vulnerable to wasteland effects

February 21, 2014 2:52 p.m.

billpasdmf says... #20

@Stevodays I don't think that's prevalent enough (in my experience, anyway) to warrant concern.

Thanks for the input!

February 21, 2014 4:20 p.m.

First off, nice deck. I would recommend running Go for the Throat instead of Death Wind , as it would be able to take out a large amount of modern staples for a relatively low mana cost. While I understand that it does not handle indestructibles, that does not seem as much of a common dilemma. I would also recommend Tithe Drinker over the Nip Gwyllion and raising the Edge of the Divinity to a four-of. I'm not sure why you included Cauldron Haze , seeing as the majority of your creatures would perish with the -1/-1 counter. Necrotic Sliver really isn't strong enough an argument for their inclusion. Vault of the Archangel would fit nicely in here.Caves of Koilos would definitely help with mana fixing for this multicolored deck, and is cheap enough online if your building on a budget. Also, seeing as all your cards are modern playable, why don't you make the deck modern? All in all, nice deck and good luck in your endeavors.

February 23, 2014 12:55 p.m.

billpasdmf says... #22

OmniscientPotato Hi! Thanks for all your input. Go for the Throat is not too expensive but there are other cards I'd prefer to be buying at this stage of the game. It is an awesome Terror variant, though, for sure. The Tithe Drinker is probably a good suggestion, as well as the lands you threw out there. Cauldron Haze has a pretty thorough explanation in my description, so I'm not going over it here. I'll just say that it has done me a great service w/ this deck. All in all, good input. Thanks!

February 23, 2014 1:36 p.m.

Alright, if you're going to be sticking with the cauldron haze, just try to throw in more 2+ toughness creatures. A good one would be Souls of the Faultless .

February 23, 2014 1:43 p.m.

billpasdmf says... #24

OmniscientPotato Yeah, I got those in another deck based around making your opponent sit there, not being able to attack and slowly bleeding out. Used to have the Souls in the original build of this deck but split it up amongst it's defensive and aggro elements.

February 23, 2014 1:50 p.m.

Asher18 says... #25

I also noticed something else.... Sin Collector is absent, possibly could it replace Necrotic Sliver ?

February 23, 2014 3:37 p.m.

billpasdmf says... #26

Asher18 I don't think that card would be a particularly good fit. Sin Collector pretty much blows it's load right out of the gate and then it's just a 2/1 vanilla creature. If I was gonna go that route I would much prefer Castigate as it's not just limited to instants and sorceries. Necrotic Sliver helps me w/ board control which is more in tune w/ how the deck operates.

February 23, 2014 3:43 p.m.

Jotun957 says... #27

First, you have Fetid Heath which makes be very jealous.I'd suggest removing Blind Hunter because it exiles when you haunt with it- and you seem to be going for persist. Perhaps try sticking in Vampire Nighthawk - since you seem to be going for removal and life gain, it fits both nicely. Granted, it doesn't pop both of Deathbringer Liege 's abilities, but I'd say it works more consistently. Second, I'd stick in Vault of the Archangel into the regular decj. Since your deck doesn't rely on having one particular kind of mana or require lots of colored mana and has some good mana fixing, it would make a great addition.Also, have you considered Vizkopa Guildmage ? It pops both of DL's abilties and best of all it gives you some great choices for activated abilities. With WB decks, I've noticed it's a great idea to balance life gain, life burn, and removal. A good strategy is to remove the opponent's big creatures, lower their life total, and force them to chump block and lose even more creature to avoid being killed by your big creatures. That said, your deck is good and I like it a lot. Keep it up!

February 26, 2014 1:10 a.m.

billpasdmf says... #28

Jotun957 Thanks for checking out the deck and for all the input. Using Cauldron Haze will give me an extra trigger on the Blind Hunter and I'm trying to keep it as black and white as possible w/ this deck (at least in the permanents). Though, believe me, I have no lack of decks w/ Vampire Nighthawk in them. Vault of the Archangel is in the maybe list b/c I don't own any. If I had them, I would likely put it in either this deck or one of the other b/w decks I own. The Guildmage is something I'm gonna chew over for a bit b/c I definitely have some of them.

Again, many thanks!

February 27, 2014 12:57 a.m.

zerowner says... #29

Just go modern with Mortify instead of Vindicate. Also, Tidehollow Sculler?

March 16, 2015 1:39 a.m.

billpasdmf says... #30

@zerowner Thanks for the input. I bought Vindicate specifically to put in this deck so I have no intention of taking it out. There isn't a lot of modern play around me and I just mainly play with my friends who don't particularly care about set legalities. If for whatever reason I did decide to take this deck to a modern event (I have better ones, I think), I would definitely adjust accordingly.

Tidehollow Sculler is definitely worth considering, though I would probably go with Castigate over it. Or even Thoughtseize if I felt like spending the bucks.

Again, thanks!

March 16, 2015 11:58 a.m.

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