I would love some feedback. Any other card recomendations and the like are wanted and appreciated!

The plan of the deck is pretty simple: Just put out Panharmonicon and cast Gray Merchant of Asphodel and/or Geralf's Messenger. This will do ALOT of damage as both creatures have ETB effects that shred through life all on their own but because of Panharmonicon it doubles the damage! With Geralf's Messenger he can(best case scenario) do 8 damage just by popping in twice. Gray Merchant of Asphodel-GARY- can do well over 20 damage when in a good scenario.

The rest of the deck is filled with other ETB effect creatures except Gifted Aetherborn and Vampire Nighthawk.

The previously mentioned 2 vampires are included because they are fantastic devotion creatures( and respectively), they are deathtouchers and lifelinkers that are fairly hard to kill with their 2/3 body, and most importantly these 2 are my favorite black creatures.

The rest of the deck is filled with creatures that cause disruption. These include: Shriekmaw , Gatekeeper of Malikir, and Brainmaggot. Shriekmaw and Gatekeeper of Malikir are both removal that also happen to be creatures. This means that again our friend Panharmonicon can help out and double their effects. Not to mention Gatekeeper is so thats great for devotion. Brain Maggot is hand disruption in a package. I get to look at their entire hand and exile whatever I need to...until they destroy it but still rather useful.

The sideboard: Idk what exactly I'd like here as I haven't been to my local FNM in a long time; however, I have trimmed it down to what I believe to be some of the best budget options for the deck.

The maybe board is filled with all the cards considered for one point or another in the deck.



jimmynitos says... #1

Have you considered Phyrexian Rager over Blood Scrivener? It draws you a card when etb, so is more resilient. Even if you keep the Scrivener, put a 4th Gary in there, he's always a good draw.

Also, some removal would be good in mainboard, probably Fatal Push, but some Victim of Night is still good.

I'm not a fan of Dark Prophecy and Ruthless Ripper is this deck. Phyrexian Arena and/or some discard spells (Duress/Thoughtseize, depending on your budget) can protect you against removal or counters. The actual build is non-interactive, so you will probably find a hard time against control decks.

January 30, 2017 9:16 p.m.

Kiortio says... #2

January 30, 2017 10:29 p.m.

Pieguy396 says... #3

Are you familiar with SaffronOlive's Budget Magic series? He ran a deck like this one a little bit ago; there are a bunch of good cards in it that might be worth considering :) link

Phyrexian Arena is a great card here, btw, and absolutely run 4 Gary.

January 30, 2017 11:12 p.m.

Sunbrosoulaire says... #4

jimmynitos, Kiortio, and Pieguy396 Thanks for the recomendations will definately fix the deck up when I have some more spare time! and Pieguy396 Thanks for that link that really gave this deck's potential a HUGE boost.

January 31, 2017 3:55 p.m.

Sunbrosoulaire says... #5

Pieguy396, jimmynitos, APPLE01DOJ What do you guys think now? Thanks again for helping.

February 2, 2017 8:12 p.m.

Pieguy396 says... #6

Wow, that's a big maybeboard...

In any case, it looks solid, maybe run a couple of Ghost Quarters just in case? Other than that, great job!

February 2, 2017 8:17 p.m.

jimmynitos says... #7

Shriekmaw can turn into a very bad option, depending of your metacall, but that's on you.

I second the Ghost Quarter, deck seems great, tho.

February 2, 2017 9:14 p.m.

APPLE01DOJ says... #8

Thoughtseize Inquisition of Kozilek or if budget is a concern how about Duress.

This deck could also use some Fatal Push and additional removal like Dismember, Victim of Night, or Abrupt Decay.

If you're going to play black in modern then you should really play Liliana of the Veil.

February 2, 2017 10:39 p.m.

Sunbrosoulaire says... #9

APPLE01DOJ if i had the kind of money for Liliana of the Veil i'd jus buy 4 Phyrexian Obliterators XD Thanks for the input though. Also, I also agree more removal is needed but I think I am going to have to side board it for tough matches.

February 3, 2017 3:53 p.m.

jimmynitos yea, Shriekmaw could potentially be bad if I go against artifact heavy or other black decks... However I really think it is worth the mainboard slot(atleast until I see my local meta) as it can be a kill spell that wipes 2 of my opponents creatures for 2... That is REAL good. If i really need to drop it though ill just swap out for Fatal Push

February 3, 2017 3:57 p.m.

APPLE01DOJ says... #11

Lilly is a far better card than Obliterator.

February 3, 2017 11:45 p.m.

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