Falkenrath in Ravnica!

Standard Aggro Lifegain R/B/W (Mardu) Tokens

Praag Score: 15


Description

My version of the Blood Artist deck.

The idea here is to have mass tokens with Blood Artist out. Any board wipes benefit me in life gain to life lost. With Falkenrath Aristocrat I have a sac mechanic and also a monster on the field. Very hard to kill an Aristocrat with a bunch of human tokens on the field.

Lots of win cons in this deck. Blood Artist & any board wipe. Falkenrath Aristocrat .... Sorin tokens and intangible virtues for big token punches.

+1s and suggestions would be great.

Updates

Post Rotation RtR — Sept. 14, 2012

Added/Removed cards for the very anticipated RtR. Seems like some of these cards were made exactly for this deck.

-3 Suture Priest -1 Increasing Devotion -2 Day of Judgment -2 Bloodline Keeper  Flip

removed for...

+3 Dreadbore +2 Mizzium Mortars +3 Guttersnipe

Looks great :)


Doin' Work — June 23, 2012

Week 3 - ( 3-1 )

Game 1 - (loss) Sprites deck again... dude got great hands and ended up with Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite turn 4 both games... got destroyed.

Game 2 - (win) R/W human Vigilante Justice deck. Honestly got sooooo close. He attacked for 10 bringing me down to 1. I had 3 lands... 2 Blood Artist s on the field. He had 3 Silverblade Paladin s and a little creature. Next turn i say Blasphemous Act and win. lol.

Game 3 - (win) Some mono black Treacherous Pit-Dweller deck. Didnt have much trouble.

Game 4 - (win) Burning Vengeance deck. Sideboard in 2x Grafdigger's Cage Witchbane Orb and Nihil Spellbomb and was a walk in the park.


Changes — June 9, 2012

A few changes before my FNM last night to make it a little more reliable and versatile. Went 3-1 which I was kinda suprised about. Anyways changes as follows...

-2x Dual Casting - Wasnt as effective as I wanted it to be

-2x Killing Wave - .....Sucks

-1x Thatcher Revolt - Needed to drop a card and this one is the least important

+2 Day of Judgment - Replacing Killing Wave for more consistency

+3 Doomed Traveler - 1 Drop chump blocker. Needed in this deck since its so slow to start.

Happy with where this deck came from and is going.

Comments, +1's are loved

MTG_Player says... #1

deck:standard-the-art-of-blood

my deck, thanks for the advice.

Maybe try more dual casting and a reverberate or two. Especially with so many token producers and Sorin.

Maybe a Spiteful Shadows for blasphemous act fun.

June 2, 2012 5:13 p.m.

Torakame says... #2

Bonfire of the Damned has never let me down. Worth the price tag.

June 6, 2012 4:51 p.m.

Praag says... #3

yeah i have 1 at the moment. not gonna spent 30$ right now on a single card. But when I get another it will most definitly make a place in this and any deck i have (ill splash red for it everywhere lol)

June 8, 2012 12:07 a.m.

MTG_Player says... #4

Spiteful Shadows for fun with Blashpemous Act

June 19, 2012 11:13 p.m.

Efficacy says... #5

seems fun +1

June 19, 2012 11:21 p.m.

Praag says... #6

oh it is. so many ways to win. opponents get kinda upset sometimes lol.

June 20, 2012 12:29 a.m.

Maxread says... #7

I hate playing token decks. They're aggravating, and more annoying than control in my opinion. I always sideboard Ratchet Bomb because of them, as an easy way to destroy them, but after play-testing this deck, where Ratchet Bomb ends up helping you and hurting me, I can honestly say this deck is quite a piece of work. It's well structured and has great promise going into the new block. +1

June 20, 2012 2:20 a.m.

Maxread says... #8

I hate playing token decks. They're aggravating, and more annoying than control in my opinion. I always sideboard Ratchet Bomb because of them, as an easy way to destroy them, but after play-testing this deck, where Ratchet Bomb ends up helping you and hurting me, I can honestly say this deck is quite a piece of work. It's well structured and has great promise going into the new block. +1

June 20, 2012 2:20 a.m.

Praag says... #9

Thanks Maxread I have put a lot of time and effort into this deck. only thing i feel needs work is the sideboard which im open to all suggestions.

June 20, 2012 10:46 a.m.

Skyfist says... #10

I've been playtesting this against a pretty fast deck and yours keeps getting destroyed due to mana trouble. Either too little or the wrong color, etc. I would say fewer Vault of the Archangel s. As much as I love that guy, it taps for colorless.

June 20, 2012 12:56 p.m.

Praag says... #11

Thats a good suggestion Skyfist. Ill take a look at what I think would be best and add in another dual land somewhere. Suggestions for the sideboard?

June 20, 2012 3:16 p.m.

fireteam says... #12

Intangible Virtue ? I would probably replace the Midnight Haunting s and an Increasing Devotion with it

June 20, 2012 4:57 p.m.

TheImperator says... #13

I like the deck so far. Maybe Slagstorm ? I don't know, just throwing it out there. Also Spiteful Shadows for Blasphemous Act ?????

June 21, 2012 9:19 a.m.

Praag says... #14

Meh this deck is cheesy enough for opponents to deal with without having Spiteful Shadows in it. I did do some changes with it though.

-1 Vault of the Archangel

-2 Midnight Haunting

+1 Clifftop Retreat

+2 Intangible Virtue

So far my record for the last 3 FNMs are as follows.

Week 1 - ( 3-1 )

-Sadly I didnt play this deck that week. Let my cousin play it while I was trying a new deck. He did well though.

Week 2 - ( 2-2 )

-Lost to 2 Frights two times.

Week 3 - ( 3-1 )

Game 1 - (loss) Sprites deck again... dude got great hands and ended up with Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite turn 4 both games... got destroyed.

Game 2 - (win) R/W human Vigilante Justice deck. Honestly got sooooo close. He attacked for 10 bringing me down to 1. I had 3 lands... 2 Blood Artist s on the field. He had 3 Silverblade Paladin s and a little creature. Next turn i say Blasphemous Act and win. lol.

Game 3 - (win) Some mono black Treacherous Pit-Dweller deck. Didnt have much trouble.

Game 4 - (win) Burning Vengeance deck. Sideboard in 2x card:Grafdigger's Cage Witchbane Orb and Nihil Spellbomb and was a walk in the park.

All in all deck is pretty solid. Elesh norn is a bitch to deal with...

June 23, 2012 11:08 a.m.

tlind says... #15

Hey I am making a deck that is similar to this and going white (in addition to black and red) was influenced by this deck and I was wondering how often you actually use Day of Judgment and how often you end up switching in Oblivion Ring as I was thinking about just mainboarding it. Anyways sick deck and if you want to look at mine it is deck:brw-vamps-n-tokens.

June 25, 2012 2:41 a.m.

Praag says... #16

The only time I swap in O-Ring is for Avacyn, Angel of Hope . Or a pesky card that I cant remove (enchantments or artifacts). But I use Day of Judgment and Blasphemous Act allll the time. Almost every game.

June 25, 2012 10:12 a.m.

TaTrToT says... #17

y not that sac thingy for black? the sorcery to pay life or sac things.

June 27, 2012 8:45 p.m.

TaTrToT says... #18

haha Killing Wave was the card and you said it sucks. reading fail. sorry for the waste.

June 27, 2012 8:48 p.m.

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Date added 2 years
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Legality

This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.86
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