- 4x Blood Artist
- 4x Deathrite Shaman
- 4x Dreg Mangler
- 3x Geralf's Messenger
- 4x Gravecrawler
- 4x Strangleroot Geist
So this Deck started as Mono-Black and has now evolved into a Golgari beast thing :D
It all started when I pulled 2 Vraska the Unseen one at a prerelease and the other on launch day for Return to Ravnica. The only thing I was worried about was I really didn't want to splash in blue to make her assassins unblockable if I didn't have to.
But that idea has since changed... Leaving me where I am at now!
- Vraska the Unseen and Liliana of the Dark Realms are really here for removal and of course getting those swamps I need and the crazy ultimate abilities they have. (I am hoping to replace them with 2 Liliana of the Veils soon).
- Disciple of Bolas for some card draw! Best done with Gravecrawler, Geralf's Messenger and Strangleroot Geist!
- Gravecrawler, Slitherhead and Lotleth Troll working well together!
- Strangleroot Geist early agro! (Thanks CrimsonKing!)
- Killing Wave I can use it on their creatures or my own. and when Blood Artist or Geralf's Messenger is on the field... OUCH!
- Deathrite Shaman can help me when facing up against a deck that has flashback cards. Or it'll help with cards that I've dumped with Grisly Salvage... but all in all he's another one drop with presence!
- Abrupt Decay for some of those Ajani, Caller of the Prides you see... and other hair pulling 3 drops!
- Tragic Slip is always needed... with all my undying and combo'ed with Abrupt Decay I can take out most anything that is indestructible as well!
- Mutilate use against heavy aggro decks. When used with Blood Artist could win the game.
- Blood Artist with Desecration Demon, Gravecrawler, Geralf's Messenger and Disciple of Bolas! As most people know, they all work very well together!
- Stab Wound is an amazing card and has won me a couple stall games by it's self.
- Treasured Find to get back any cards that I may have wanted during my Grisly Salvage that I couldn't keep... cough Vraska the Unseen cough cough*...
I am thinking about main boarding Stab Wound for an alternate win-con but I am unsure of what to move to the side board for it.
Any any and all thoughts are more than welcome!
So I have moved a couple cards out and placed Blood Artist back in here. Seems to work out really well for me this way. Thoughts and suggestions are welcome!
Thank you to all that have given me suggestions to make this deck what it is! With out all of you I don't think it would work half as well as it does!
So I am thinking about taking this to the RETURN TO RAVNICA Game Day this Sunday! Any suggestions on what to add/subtract in before I take it??? Every suggestion is considered and play tested before it's added or not.
Thanks to everyone that's helped so far on making this deck the beast that it is! :D
"You have to ask yourself one question, 'Do I feel lucky?' Well? Do you? Punk."
+1 for name
August 27, 2012 8:03 p.m.
+1 for the name as well. I love it when you guys do this lol.
September 4, 2012 12:44 p.m.
September 4, 2012 12:45 p.m.
Thank you sir!
I will try working some of those cards in and see what happens! Thanks for the suggestions! :D
September 4, 2012 1:04 p.m.
I would cut:
October 14, 2012 8:39 p.m.
October 14, 2012 8:42 p.m.
I have forgotten about Strangleroot Geist ! GREAT IDEA! I am sad to see Desecration Demon go... though I may just move him to the Sideboard for meow... or even switch Boneyard Wurm to the side in favor of Desecration Demon ... I don't know :P He's too cool!
I'm so sleepy I'm not thinking straight. I will give it another look over once when I'm more awake :D
October 15, 2012 5:55 a.m.
Liliana of the Dark Realms is a terrible plainswalker.
October 16, 2012 3:59 a.m.
Slitherhead runs so well with Lotleth Troll that its tough to see you run Diregraf Ghoul instead. and i personally have to agree with CrimsonKing Golgari Charm is amazing not only does it double as potential extra Killing Wave s with all the 1/1's out there but it can regenerate your creatures in the face of unstoppable boardwipes like Supreme Verdict
October 16, 2012 10:50 a.m.
I don't feel that Liliana of the Dark Realms is terrible. Just maybe not as useful as I thought'd she'd be.
I like the ideas you have given me I think I will toy around with a few of them and see what happens :D Thanks for your input!
October 16, 2012 1:01 p.m.
October 16, 2012 1:02 p.m.
London bridge is falling down, falling down, falling dow- AH!
October 16, 2012 1:02 p.m.
Going off topic did you love My name is Bruce? I Loved it!
October 17, 2012 12:24 a.m.
My name is Bruce was amazing! I think the only movie of his I didn't like was Alien Apocalypse.
October 17, 2012 12:27 a.m.
Liliana of the Dark Realms is a very good planeswalker! A lot better than Vraska the Unseen in my opinion. She nets you card advantage, can pump a creature or remove one and her ultimate is sweeeeeet.
October 17, 2012 12:48 a.m.
I agree about Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord ... He helped out once while play testing with one of my friends. He blocked all my creatures leaving him at 3, used Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord to sac one of mine for the win. But I think he may be moved out.
So this is what I was thinking so far.
October 18, 2012 1:06 p.m.
I think vraska is a very good sideboard card. She can kill enchantment decks and the like.
October 18, 2012 7:38 p.m.
So I made some changes! Seems to play pretty well so far. I will be trying it out more in the next few days to see how it plays.
More suggestions are always welcome!
October 21, 2012 5:38 p.m.
Liliana of the Dark Realms is actually very helpful, just not in this deck. Try the Liliana of the Veil . As for Vraska the Unseen is beyond horrible. Too slow to play in this day and age. Plus 1 is useless, especially against Selesnya decks, minus 3 will probably never be used for the people who use it are too enveloped by her "ultimate", and her ultimate is nice, yes, but have fun trying to actually use them. I have seen multiple people use Vraska, get her to 7, kill her off with her ult, and feel all high and mighty until all her tokens get washed off the board, blocked, or just killed off with burn.'Sup, Flames of the Firebrand ?
October 22, 2012 11:23 a.m.
Hmmm.... I agree with you that Vraska the Unseen is a pretty slow play card. however I do enjoy the fact that when she ETB I can just do her -3 and kill off Jace, Architect of Thought or any other high costing permanent that Abrupt Decay can't touch.
However I am really liking the idea of swapping in Liliana of the Veil . I will see if I can get my hands on one then go from there! Thanks for the suggestion! :D
October 22, 2012 12:20 p.m.
Rancor over unblockable? All they have to do is deal damage, so trample works :)
October 23, 2012 12:12 a.m.
October 23, 2012 5:51 a.m.
October 23, 2012 1:23 p.m.
I am totally down for adding in Liliana of the Veil ! Funny story tho... In the hopes of pulling one yesterday... 2 friends and I went to buy some packs from our "not so" local shop. Each of us buying 7 packs of Innistrad, and each of us pulled a different Mythic out of these packs. I thought that luck would be with me and I would pull a Liliana of the Veil ... But oh no that was my friend... the other one pulled a Past in Flames (HAHA) while I got another Garruk Relentless Flip D': Sad day for me and my other friend at least.
I will try and get my hands on at least one tho and see how she works! Thanks for all the help so far everyone!
October 23, 2012 1:31 p.m.
Aww man that blows. At least garruk is a good card lol.
October 23, 2012 3:10 p.m.
True... I would be alright with it if I didn't already have 3, now 4! :P
October 23, 2012 3:24 p.m.
October 24, 2012 12:44 a.m.
So, I may be missing something- I skimmed the comments and the description. You were using card:Rogue's Passage to make Vraska's Assassin tokens unblockable. That card is no longer in the mainboard. How about Korozda Guildmage ? Intimidate isn't perfect, but it might work. If you need more kill to be sure, try Murder . Honestly. murder's not a good spell, but it fits into your mana color distribution easily.
October 24, 2012 4:20 a.m.
@knownasnieves Thanks for your thoughts! I had thought about adding Corpsejack Menace in the beginning... Cause really who doesn't want extra counters! >:D But I decided against him in favor of Disciple of Bolas for card draw. Plus he works great with card:Geralf's Messenger on the field! As for Treasured Find that is sideboarded just for the fact that I would rather run removal, and yes there are times that I lose one of my spells or a planeswalker but I get to dig down for more mana or creatures which help even more!
October 24, 2012 10:13 a.m.
@UlamogsGyreYou spotted my mistake! I did for get to put an update on here about subtracting my card:Rogue's Passage... That was my bad... I have come to find my original plan for this deck doesn't work so well with some of the people I have been facing. I would use Vraska the Unseen s -3 right off the bat instead of pumping her up for her ultimate. All so I can rid of something my Abrupt Decay and/or Tragic Slip can't touch :P
Korozda Guildmage isn't a half bad idea! I will toy around with seeing what I could add/subtract for it... If I try and the tokens out that is.
Murder is meh yes I agree... that extra Swamp kills me! Ultimate Price is kinda cool (still a little meh tho)... Go for the Throat I felt was best! (tho not standard anymore D':) I think that Tragic Slip & Abrupt Decay helps out quite a bit... I was thinking about making them a 4 of but then I'd have to subtract out some creatures and I'm so far liking where I'm at.
Thanks for your suggestions and for catching my missed update! :D
October 24, 2012 10:23 a.m.
I think I may try this out on Friday since I own everything in it and my deck got crushed last week. +1 mate, very nice. I'll let you know how it runs for me before I get back to constructing something a little more personal. :]
October 24, 2012 9:05 p.m.
@ DarthTrevyn no problem and if you have the chance and if you don't mind check out my deck I've made a while ago and also still working on "counter-nation".
October 24, 2012 9:18 p.m.
@kingl4dThanks much! Yes defiantly let me know how it works for you!
October 25, 2012 10:33 a.m.
@knownasnieves I will check it out later this afternoon for sure!
October 25, 2012 10:34 a.m.
Haha! Dig this! How'd you do at Game Day?
If you could, take a look and tell me your thoughts on my newest Standard deck I've brewed. I think I might be onto something here:
October 28, 2012 1:11 a.m.
I see you use Naturalize on you sideboard, may I suggest Sundering Growth ? I mean, it's from a different guild and you'll need two green mana, but there's a chance you could copy one of the Vraska's tokens...
October 28, 2012 1:37 p.m.
@lil_cheez I was thinking about that one but... The issue is the 2 green mana. Plus I never intend to use Vraska the Unseen 's ultimate with this deck. I have come to find that I'm using her for her presence and removal. Great suggestion tho! Thanks much!
October 28, 2012 2:55 p.m.
Oh, I see... with that conditions, Naturalize is better anyway. :D
October 28, 2012 2:57 p.m.
@aeonstoremyliver Why thank you! As soon as I finish the day out I will let you know! :D
I will take a look at your deck later on this evening for sure!
October 28, 2012 2:58 p.m.
I have been using this deck at my FNM and doing decnetly enough. Some of the changes I made included adding more land up to 23, I use Rancor instead of Slitherhead . i also put Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord in there and 2 Knight of Infamy to replace the discples and killing wave.
December 7, 2012 11:56 a.m.
@Maffa I'm glad this style works for you! That's some good suggestions! I don't really get to use Disciple of Bolas as much as I'd like and taking out Slitherhead for Rancor is pretty smooth! Thanks for the suggestions! I was planning on changing this up a little bit already but you have given me some more things to think about!
December 8, 2012 1:32 p.m.
http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/jarads-army-1/ This is the deck I'm running right now. I gave you credit in the description. Thank you for the inspiration! Glad that I could help!
December 11, 2012 12:05 p.m.
hahahaha oh man army of darkness quote NICE. Your deck seems to flow well with sacrificial effects and you seem to have a fair amount of guys with undying. Perhaps a personal favorite of mine card:Altar's Reap could serve you better than Sign in Blood if you are using the card for personal draw. It could help activate your undying and put guys in your graveyard to help aid Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord , work with Blood Artist and help beef up Tragic Slip
December 20, 2012 11:41 p.m.
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