Description

Golgari

Hapatra Prime

Infinite combo - Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons + Devoted Druid + Quillspike

Included in the text below is a complete Primer for the deck.

The idea of this deck is to control the battlefield through negative one counters and win with a few different combos that are fast paced and hit hard. The Strengths are control, which comes about through removal, tokens, and counters. The weaknesses are there are no flying creatures in the deck, which can be an issue, but luckily your Sideboard can be utilized to take care of the enemy creatures. Other weaknesses are the combo setup is subject to disruption by removal. To counter this, there are several cards in the deck that provide regeneration, Hexproof, and return from graveyard effects.

Win conditions

  • Slow damage through smaller creatures while controlling the opponent with creature removal and negative counters

  • stealing an opponents creatures and maximizing mid-game damage with Necroskitter and removal spells

  • creating a Quillspike and Devoted Druid combo, infinitely cycling counters, mana, and a creature buff. Protect Quillspike or Devoted Druid with Vines of Vastwood.

  • Use Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and any negative counter creators or the infinite comb to create an army of deathtouch creatures. This is the main idea of the deck, but the combo can be hard to build. That is why there is multiple ways to win.

Removal Spells

Hand Disruption

Negative Counter Producers

Spells/ Artifacts

Creatures

Token Generators

Land Utility

Artifact Hate

Enchantment Hate

Special Utility

1x Black Sun's Zenith

This card is the board effect that could mean Victory against certain decks. Most notably, token decks.

(Create mass -1/-1 counters)

1x Contagion Engine

Another great mid-game tokens counter, this card can ramp Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons ability and create massive amounts of your own tokens.

(Proliferate and mass -1/-1 counters)

2x Golgari Charm

This card offers multiple utility, most notably Regeneration. It also provides control against Enchantments. Cards like Solemnity can single handedly stop this deck from functioning, so it is important to keep these in the sideboard.

(Regenerate, Enchantment hate, debuff)

3x Grim Affliction

This card can be handy in scenarios where your opponent is managing the board. You can play this to create tokens with Hapatra when there's no way to attack with her and develop a winning scenario. Best in use against Affinity style decks utilizing Cranial Plating, in which the card does not bolster the enemies defense.

(Target a creature and add a -1/-1 counter, then proliferate)

2x Natural State

this is a super cost efficient and great card for countering enchantments like Solemnity. Enchantments are the biggest concerns for this deck type.

(Enchantment hate)

3x Nest of Scarabs

Want more tokens? This is the card for you. Play this card with Black Sun's Zenith or Contagion Engine to create a flood of token creatures. It is better played mid to late game.

(Token generator)

3x Noxious Hatchling

This Four cost 6/6 pairs well with Quillspike and can be played on curve in the main deck. It also serves as an extra -1/-1 counter generator for the deck. The reason you want to keep it in the sideboard is because Bounce spells can really disrupt it from getting big and its utility is slightly less important than the main deck creatures.

(Extra -1/-1 counter generator and large mid game creature under the right circumstances)

Budget options

  • Exchange Verdant Catacombs and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth out for cards like City of Brass or Temple of Malady . Lands are the most expensive part of this deck, but since it is a two color deck it can be played at a moderately efficient level without the fetch lands.

  • substitute Devoted Druid for two Blowfly Infestations and a Decimator Beetle . You'll lose two total creatures this way, but the deck still performs well. Channeler Initiate is another option, this card has similar utility to Devoted Druid but does not allow for infinite combos.

  • exchange Contagion Engine and Black Sun's Zenith for two Trigon of Corruption s or Scar s. This still gives you two extra negative counter generators but will inevitably slow down the performance of the deck.

  • Search for damaged or moderately played cards. Sometimes people forget they can get a huge discount on their decks by looking for different printings or worn cards. Sometimes you can save up to 75% of the card's cost by shopping this way. Foreign languages are also an option as they are still legal for use.

Updates

Comments

ThatRaptorGuy says... #3

Check out my budget hapatra deck: Exodus 9:1–3, the 'Outside of Amonkhet' section might have some card suggestions you haven't listed yet that work well with this kind of deck.

Also, you can infinite combo with Blowfly Infestation and Nest of Scarabs or Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons.

September 29, 2017 4:18 a.m.

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Splash colors BG
Legality

This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.38
Tokens 1/1 Snake, 1/1 Snake
Folders normal, Modern, Decks I think are lit, wannabe
Top rank #53 on 2017-07-10
Views 661

Revision 5 (3 months ago)

+2 Creakwood Liege maybe

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