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Please please I'd love your feedback! It seems to working pretty good but I want it better! Any help is much appreciated.

The basic premise of this deck is to wipe the board inflicting pain with the Blood Artist or surprise attack with Guardians' Pledge . I added Gruesome Encore in case there was anything fun in the graveyard after killing my opponents creatures, was thinking of maybe replacing with a Mimic Vat instead.

It would be great to get any feedback, it's a bit on the top-heavy side of things but my 1/1 weenies usually hold me off till the board-wipes come. My biggest issue is keeping my blood artist around. He's pretty vulnerable to Surgical Extraction and other cards of the like.

Another issue I have is when another player has a Blood Artist or Falkenrath Noble it nullifies my destruction. I should put some spot removal in but I can't seem to fit it.



pie108 says... #1

Unburial Rites should help with keeping your Blood Artist around but that doesn't help with Surgical Extraction ; I'm sure there are some more black cards to raise the dead to keep him alive. To counter Surgical Extraction I'd figure your best bet would be to split them into Falkenrath Noble 's so 2 of each. When playing against another Blood Artist deck I'd probably throw in some spot removal, like Tragic Slip , your own Surgical Extraction 's or the ever famous Gut Shot to remove their artist then follow up with one of your wipes.

On another note, Sorin, Lord of Innistrad has a bit of odd synergy.

September 14, 2012 2:13 a.m.

I like the use of Gruesome Encore ! Pretty original, I like the idea going on here.

September 14, 2012 2:13 a.m.

Aargonicon says... #3

@pie108 - Yeah, the Tragic Slip and Unburial Rites here would be nice, I didn't like the Falkenrath Noble as much because of the fact that I can hold the Blood Artist in my hand and lay him down for 2 and then kill everything in the same turn. I like that option but that said I could maybe use 2 Falkenraths regardless. The reason I have Sorin is for his emblem mostly, it gives all my tokens a +1/+0 which means they are still cheap to kill but powerful. You're right though, there's probably something better I could replace him with, like Falkenrath Nobels. :)

@explodingwaffle91 - Thanks! Yeah I just thought, if all those creatures are going to be in the graveyard, why not use em?!

September 14, 2012 2:30 a.m.

Tybalt says... #4

Brutal encore should swap into sideboard for more oblivion rings

September 14, 2012 2:48 a.m.

pie108 says... #5

If you want to keep the widespread buff, try Intangible Virtue , or Honor of the Pure

I would keep Falkenrath Noble and the spot removals on the sideboard; BUT it's always nice having a 2/2 flyer

September 14, 2012 10:42 a.m.

Aargonicon says... #6

Yeah, Intangible Virtue and Honor of the Pure were both on my initial list but all of sudden it cost me extra mana to kill my creatures with a card:Black Sun's Zenith, I like the low toughness so that they are easier to kill (though the vigilance almost made me keep IV).

Added in the Falkenrath Noble instead of Sorin, Lord of Innistrad and added in two Rise from the Grave instead of the card:Norn's Annex

September 14, 2012 11 p.m.

pie108 says... #7

Unburial Rites is strictly better then Rise from the Grave since you can flash it back. Being a black zombie isn't benefiting anyone.

September 14, 2012 11:28 p.m.

Aargonicon says... #8

Yeah, I guess I was thinking that taking a creature permanently after killing it would be nice, not good?

September 14, 2012 11:34 p.m.

Aargonicon says... #9

You're right, after play testing for a bit it's pretty awesome to be able to pull a Falkenrath Noble back from the dead after everything is toast. Also added 1x Phyrexian Rebirth because that would be a sick combo as well as a couple of Go for the Throat because they are always handy.

September 14, 2012 11:53 p.m.

Tybalt says... #10

Am putting something similar together but for post rotation, will post in a bit any advise would be appreciated

September 15, 2012 2:05 a.m.

Tybalt says... #11

Its up now, http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/bw-token-lifedrain/

September 15, 2012 2:34 a.m.

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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
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Tokens */* Horror, 1/1 Human, 1/1 Soldier, 1/1 Spirit, 4/4 Angel
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