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I ran a very similar deck in Counterjack. In my experience, Tragic Slip isn't as good in this deck as you might think; it doesn't have a lot of ways to force [i]Morbid[/i] aside from Abrupt Decay, which can be inconsistent.
otherwise, this is a fine variation on a deck I'm (obviously) fond of. +1
@Zandl I think running 2 Golgari Guildgate is safe, I usually don't draw it until late game, (Turn 4-6) and by that time I already have my big boys out. I'll probably switch them out for 2x Swamp . Abrupt Decay is a meh card. Sure you can kill lots of creatures and planeswalkers, Dead Weight can handle most 3 cmc or lower creatures without targeting cough Geist of Saint Traft cough. I still am trying to find an answer to planeswalkers. Maybe Splash red for Dreadbore ?
Dead Weight targets. You can't cast it on Geist of Saint Traft unless you can bring it back from your graveyard to the battlefield. It worked with Sun Titan against Geist because Auras only target when they're cast.
Abrupt Decay is incredibly powerful. Dead Weight is only sorcery-speed and, being an Aura, is relatively easy to deal with. That, and Abrupt Decay can kill Liliana of the Veil , Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded , Ajani, Caller of the Pride , Garruk, the Veil-Cursed Flip Flip, Oblivion Ring , Detention Sphere , card:Runechanter's Pike, Chromatic Lantern , any token, Spectral Flight , Keyrunes, Favorable Winds , Intangible Virtue , Ground Seal , Heartless Summoning , card:Grafdigger's Cage, Pithing Needle , Nevermore , Rest in Peace , Underworld Connections , etc.
It kills all of that at Instant-speed and can't be countered. Dead Weight is Sorcery-speed, can be countered, and only deals with creatures (and creature with 2 or less toughness).
Also, your reasoning for using Golgari Guildgate (since you only draw it late-game) is pointless. By the time, you're mana-fixed and might just need any land off the top to get you there, aside from a tap-land.