- 3x Black Sun's Zenith
- 2x Day of Judgment
- 2x Entreat the Angels
- 3x Gather the Townsfolk
- 2x Gruesome Encore
- 2x Increasing Devotion
- 4x Lingering Souls
- 1x Phyrexian Rebirth
- 2x Unburial Rites
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.
@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.
Brutal encore should swap into sideboard for more oblivion rings
September 14, 2012 2:48 a.m.
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.
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).
September 14, 2012 11 p.m.
September 14, 2012 11:28 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
Its up now, http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/bw-token-lifedrain/