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Modern Combo W/B (Orzhov)

Penumbra


Description

Dooom dooooom DOOOOOOOOOM!

Pretty simple combo deck but also versatile, curve up with humans to drop Ravenous Demon  Flip on turn 5 and hopefully win shortly after. The beautiful thing about this deck however is that it does not need that combo to win, if the combo does not go off this deck plays like a slightly altered human weenie deck with a backup backup plan of Skirsdag High Priest which if it does not help win the game will at least soak up removal and help me with my bigger threat, the demon.

Sideboard is set to deal with Swords, tokens, curse and or heartless summoning, three tribes other then humans, and graveyard based decks so I can at least have a chance against anything that comes my way.

Updates

Many many suggestions and I have fine tuned the deck to this. Still a bit of tweaking and testing Skirsdag Flayer looks like a good fit for this but Im not sure about that over GFTT. Otherwise a hopefully competitive deck has been born.

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SwiftDeath says... #1

in my build I like to play Elder CatharMTG Card: Elder Cathar too, you can sac him to the demon to make him a 10/10 instead. my build is more basic than this but check it out and let me know what you think deck:demon-fodder.

January 21, 2012 11:09 p.m.

crixalis says... #2

2x Diabolic TutorMTG Card: Diabolic Tutor. Seems too much to me

January 21, 2012 11:25 p.m.

Penumbra says... #3

It will help fetch answers when I need them, very useful considering my sideboard is eclectic. And can get whatever piece I need when I need it. I see no real reason to run the Elder Cathar, yes it can boost Champion of the ParishMTG Card: Champion of the Parish and turn the Demon into a 10/10 but thats not really needed on the late game, i mean whats the real difference between a 9/9 flying trampler and a 10/10 flying trampler? Now if i start running Skirsdag Flayer I might see a more reliable use for him.

January 22, 2012 12:09 a.m.

crixalis says... #4

does it has to be a B card? I'm thinking of an Elite InquisitorMTG Card: Elite Inquisitor as replacement of Elder. 2 drop, amazing card to hold until your demon arrives.

January 22, 2012 12:50 a.m.

Penumbra says... #5

hmm.... well i dont actually have the elder in the list and dont really plan on putting him in, I like Elite Inquisitor, seems like more of a sideboard card though, against the three other tribes.

January 22, 2012 2:26 a.m.

Roirboya says... #6

Can you use flayer's ability during upkeep when you would sac the human? I mean on the same human? If you can, then I like it over Tribute to hunger. I'm pretty sure you can, but im not 100%.

January 22, 2012 10:20 p.m.

Penumbra says... #7

No you cant, im pretty sure sacrificing humans is a cost and costs cant be payed twice. Besides Tribute to Hunger is the only thing I have against hexproof besides the 1 BSZ

January 22, 2012 11:12 p.m.

Kaiser679 says... #8

A few things I think could be added...

Village Canibals - with the number of humans you'll be DELIBERATELY killing off, why not have what will basically be another Champion of the Parish?

Skirsdag Flayer - Another good human sac card, that allows for perpetual removal? Hells yeah!

Fiend Of Shadows - Seems like a good secondary win condition to the demon.

Tragic Slip - With your sacrificing, morbid should be no problem, which makes this basically a one mana double (and then some) dismember. How is this NOT amazing for this deck?

January 23, 2012 1:45 p.m.

Penumbra says... #9

Well Village Cannibals have been discarded for reasons of room vs utility. I was wondering about Skirsdag Flayer honestly, it seems very nice though an I was asking whether people thought I should use it. Honestly Fiend of Shadows is kinda underwhelming, I mean I can play a card they exile but I would need their mana and this deck has no way to manufacture other types of mana, so it would only really be useful against decks running B/W.

And i really cant believe i missed tragic slip, morbid should be activated basically every turn so into the sideboard it goes, Mainboard has enough removal but it would be super helpful against indestructables or regenerating. Thanks for that one.

January 23, 2012 1:50 p.m.

Kaiser679 says... #10

All good points... the thing with the fiend that made me suggest it is that it gives you an alternate bomb for situations where the demon may be dicey (for example if you're running low on humans and you don't want to be forced into sacrificing) AND with it having regenerate, it could be useful against stuff like Blasphemous Act, Go For The Throat, Day of Judgment, etc. that would kill the demon.

Personally I've been planning a deck like this since the demon was spoiled... and I plan on prob. running 3 demons and 2 fiends, so that I have an alternative... but hey, it's your deck.

And yes, I would definitely run the Flayer. Reusable removal is ALWAYS good, especially in situations like this when it triggers other abilities through Morbid.

January 23, 2012 4:07 p.m.

Roirboya says... #11

Are you thinking maybe Evolving WildsMTG Card: Evolving Wilds as maybe a two of? I mean having only 4 dual lands leads to some pretty easy many screwing. Personally i like the wilds over Shimmering GrottoMTG Card: Shimmering Grotto.

January 23, 2012 6:50 p.m.

Penumbra says... #12

The grotto was for Flashback on Ray of RevelationMTG Card: Ray of Revelation, Evolving Wilds might be useful... I just hate that the land it grabs is tapped, the deck is a little on the aggro side and it hurts the tempo.. Ill try it.

I put in 2 Flayers in place of the GFTT because I dont need that much targeted removal. Actually i got that wrong didnt I, the two Shimmering Grottos could cast most spells. Meh while it may be useful as another bomb Im going to have to say no, if only just to preserve the flavor of the deck.

January 23, 2012 8:46 p.m.

i think you could make a really nice morbid engine if you wanted

January 27, 2012 11:07 p.m.

Penumbra says... #14

Well of course, too many decks and too little time, a g/b morbid humans splashing red maybe? There are not enough morbid effects in b/w alone to take advantage I think.

January 27, 2012 11:36 p.m.

Demon_i says... #15

This deck is tagged as extended, but it is actually standard.

June 6, 2012 6:48 a.m.

2 plains for 2 sejiri steppe? +1!!

July 24, 2016 2:19 p.m.

Your curve is honestly really steep. Without some kind of ramp this is just going to be way too slow for modern.

July 25, 2016 4:49 a.m.

Path to Exile and/or Silence to lose your opponents focus?

July 26, 2016 3:30 a.m.

You need to utilize some of the explosive mana generation that Black has. At the very least I'd ditch your Sorins and Tribute to Hungers and replace them with x4 Dark Ritual and x2 Crypt Ghast. That way you'll ramp into your 4 and 5 cost spells waayyy more easily. Sounds not that important but those cards can provide an excessive amount of advantage putting you literally entire turns ahead of your opponent. You could argue keeping the Sorins rather than the Crypt Ghasts because you're already at 4 on your mana curve by the time you play him, but those are just the biggest changes I personally would make

August 9, 2016 12:39 p.m.

Dark ritual isn't legal in modern.

August 9, 2016 1:24 p.m.

If you want something against token, you're better off with Engineered Explosives or Ratchet Bomb, cost less and require no colored mana. Bile Blight and Declaration in Stone is also quite fantastic for your colors.

Just don't use them against me :P

January 21, 2017 1:14 p.m.

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Legality

This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 62
Avg. CMC 2.79
Tokens 1/1 Human, 1/1 Spirit, 5/5 Demon, 2/2 Vampire
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Top rank #2 on 2012-01-19
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