Description

All-in Faith of the Devoted deck to drain the opponent's face off as you discard/cycle to do even more damage!

Lot of discard engines (some of which do damage/drain as well), including Cathartic Reunion, Collective Brutality, Hazoret the Fervent, Lightning Axe, Olivia's Dragoon , and Tormenting Voice, and lots of madness/cycling spells, including Alms of the Vein, Avacyn's Judgment, Canyon Slough, Fiery Temper, and Incorrigible Youths. Yahenni's Expertise for protection against creature-heavy decks, with the bonus of a free spell. Running somewhat creatureless for now. Olivia's Dragoon has been great in the limited testing I've done so far, especially when Faith of the Devoted is out.

Please comment and make suggestions, as this is just a first draft, and upvote if you like the idea!

EDIT 04/27/17: Had some great synergies in the 3 matches I've played with this deck on MTGO yesterday. Several times I've been able to drain 4 from my opponent, do 3 additional damage to my opponent, and kill a 2 toughness creatures on Turn 4 with just 4 mana! Turn 3 I put out Faith of the Devoted, Turn 4 Cast Collective Brutality discarding Fiery Temper for two modes, drain 2 and kill a 2 toughness creatures, cast Fiery Temper via Madness (3 damage to opponent), and pay 1 to drain 2 more via the discard of Fiery Temper triggering Faith of the Devoted!

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MadMadison says... #1

I really like the concept behind the deck, but I think you're a little creature-light and much too sorcery heavy. I'd consider maindecking Bloodrage Brawler, Flameblade Adept, or Insolent Neonate.

Other creatures to consider would be Olivia, Mobilized for War, Furyblade Vampire, and Incorrigible Youths. In particular, if you want to take this in a more Aggro direction, Furyblade Vampire and Incorrigible Youths make for a nice combo, as the discard effect on Furyblade Vampire happens at the beginning of combat, so you could effectively discard Incorrigible Youths, pay its madness cost, and attack with it straight away.

Hope that helps!

April 26, 2017 9:03 a.m.

dizzycriminal says... #2

I don't think Shadow of the Grave or Faith of the Devoted works with cards you have cast with Madness.

Furyblade Vampire is probably going to be better than the Dragoon, the new Bloodrage Ravager is good if you want to be hellbent ready for Hazoret.Another card that likes a thin hand is Bloodhall Priest and you can madness her out.

Archfiend of Ifnir could be good in a long game too.

April 26, 2017 9:20 a.m.

MadMadison says... #3

dizzycriminal Unfortunately Shadow of the Grave won't work with any Madness cards, as they get discarded into exile, but it should work with Faith of the Devoted as it only specifies you have to discard the card, it doesn't matter where it goes afterwards. You discard it, that effect goes on the stack, you pay the 1 colourless mana for Faith of the Devoted, then you pay the madness cost for the card being discarded and cast it. That being said, you'll have to look at the specific rules for Faith of the Devoted when they get released.

Archfiend of Ifnir would definitely be good for those long game match-ups or against slower decks. Herald of Anguish might also be one to consider if you're up against any tempo or control decks. Noxious Gearhulk is never a bad include, particularly if you find yourself low on life towards the late game (although your deck has a decent amount of lifegain so you should be fine).

I really like the idea of Bloodhall Priest if you have other ways to draw cards after she attacks, which you've already included so that's not an issue.

April 26, 2017 9:34 a.m.

Darkshadow327 says... #4

My faith was gone long before the door! lol. This looks interesting though.

April 26, 2017 9:39 a.m.

dizzycriminal, according to the MTG page on Gamepedia, Madness does count as discarding. I assume you meant that you thought Madness replaces discarding? Or are you talking about something else that I'm not catching.

"When you cast a card with madness, it still counts as being discarded, but it doesn't actually get to your graveyard before you cast it. That means your opponent can't exile it "in response" to stop you from playing the spell. Abilities that trigger on a card being discarded, however, will still trigger." http://mtg.gamepedia.com/Madness

I'm checking with the live DCI judge now though just to be sure my idea works. http://chat.magicjudges.org/mtgrules/

April 26, 2017 9:41 a.m.

MadMadison, thanks for the suggestions! Yeah I guess there wouldn't be much to use Shadow of the Grave for due to Madness, good catch! I think I want to try this out essentially creatureless first and see how it goes. Maybe make a different version that is more creature-based too.

April 26, 2017 9:53 a.m.

FullmetalWes says... #7

I really like this! Seems like a deck Heir of Falkenrath  Flip or Asylum Visitor could be pretty sweet in. Good luck!

April 26, 2017 2:17 p.m.

Zaraeleus says... #8

I have been playing Madness decks since Kaladesh, Key to the City is amazing. probably one of the few ways to skirt an attacker past a bigger blocker and well, trigger madness.

April 27, 2017 8:39 a.m.

Thanks for the suggestion Zaraeleus! I'm brewing a separate creature-heavy version of this deck too and Key will definitely go in it.

April 27, 2017 9:22 a.m.

Zaraeleus says... #10

RB Discard Aggro

This is my AMKT build, feel free to take ideas, i may find time to dump my build from AER that was terrorizing my local (undefeated last 2 weeks at lgs, top 4 weekly) But the current build has the same idea at heart. now that cat is banned might shove Ballista back to the side, although it makes an excellent finisher.

April 27, 2017 9:56 a.m.

Struyk says... #11

Take a look at mine? :)

Budget Discard Aggro

April 27, 2017 8:23 p.m.

Cool build Struyk, deffo a more creature-heavy version.

April 28, 2017 8:20 a.m.

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Legality

This deck is not Standard legal.

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Illegal cards Canyon Slough , Cut / Ribbons, Faith of the Devoted, By Force, Trespasser's Curse
Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.67
Folders Dino
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Revision 5 (2 months ago)

-2 Cathartic Reunion main
+2 Cut / Ribbons main
-2 Murderous Compulsion maybe
+2 Cathartic Reunion maybe

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