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.
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.
I like the use of Gruesome Encore ! Pretty original, I like the idea going on here.
@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?!
Brutal encore should swap into sideboard for more oblivion rings
I would keep Falkenrath Noble and the spot removals on the sideboard; BUT it's always nice having a 2/2 flyer
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).
Yeah, I guess I was thinking that taking a creature permanently after killing it would be nice, not good?
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.
Am putting something similar together but for post rotation, will post in a bit any advise would be appreciated
Its up now, http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/bw-token-lifedrain/