Nobody likes Deathtouch. So here's a Deathtouch deck. Since the moment my n00b eyes saw the word "Deathtouch" on a card I wanted to make a deck around it. Never really knew how to approach that other than just loading the deck up with Deathtouch creatures. But I've finally decided to give it a go.

The main strategy is winning over the battlefield with a First Strike/Deathtouch combo, but I've found a few other ways to abuse Deathtouch as well. Here's a breakdown of all the cards and why they're in here.

Deadly Recluse - Main reason this is here is to have some built-in defense against flying.

Dire Fleet Poisoner - The draw to this card is it's Flash keyword. Deathtouch is something you don't want to be surprised by.

Glissa, the Traitor - She's low cost, already has both Deathtouch and First Strike, and has artifact resurrection just in case you end up losing your Sharpened Pitchfork or something. A perfect fit for this deck.

Narnam Renegade - One drop Deathtouch creature. Great way to make people uncomfortable with making any moves on turn 1. Even combos with Evolving Wilds, potentially giving you a 2/3 Deathtouch creature as early as turn 2.

Pharika, God of Affliction - Serves as a sort of damage control. Since there isn't any way to get your creatures back once they die, with this card you can still get some value out of your graveyard. Essentially replacing anything that you've lost with something still mildly functional.

Vengeful Pharaoh - Discourages people from sending their heavy hitters after you if your opponents manage to punch a hole in your board position. Self resurrects, mill proof, pretty decent Power and Toughness, good target for Lure, all around good card. With Deathtouch, of course.

Vraska the Unseen - "What if Deathtouch worked on players?" Well, now it does.

Lure - One of the main contributors to this decks combos. Apply this to a Deathtouch creature with First Strike and you can take out multiple creatures with no consequences. Apply it to some fodder so one of Vraska the Unseen's Assassin Tokens can slip through, and it's deadly.

Murder - Used to murder things.

Sharpened Pitchfork - One of the main points of the deck, combining Deathtouch and First Strike.

Viridian Claw - One of the main points of the deck, combining Deathtouch and First Strike.

Viridian Longbow - Combos well with Deathtouch as well. Since the artifact's card text specifies that the creature itself is dealing the damage, this 1 damage ping becomes completely lethal.


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+4 Dire Fleet Poisoner main
+4 Blooming Marsh main
+1 Vraska the Unseen main
+4 Narnam Renegade main
-4 Glissa, the Traitor main
+4 Glissa, the Traitor main
-1 Phage the Untouchable side
+1 Basilisk Collar maybe
-1 Dire Fleet Poisoner maybe
-1 Narnam Renegade maybe
-1 Vraska the Unseen maybe
-1 Blooming Marsh maybe