- 2x Hand of the Praetors
- 2x Necropede
- 4x Phyrexian Crusader
- 1x Phyrexian Vatmother
- 3x Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon
Spread the Sickness ? High cost, but might be worth it in a late game pinch.
August 6, 2012 10:38 p.m.
Hmmm, I'll have to give that some thought. Thanks for the suggestion!
August 6, 2012 11:16 p.m.
Royal Assassin is great for control since u can use his abilitie over and over again for no mana cost. I prefer him over sorcery or instant cards that destoy creatures.
August 8, 2012 9:34 a.m.
I would recommend dropping the Phyrexian Vatmother for a playset of Hand of the Praetors . It will boost all your creatures' power and also make a way for non-combat damage. Also, cards like Ratchet Bomb , Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon , Wurmcoil Engine (for life-gain), or any much needed kill spell can all be searched up by Diabolic Tutor , that single card allows you to run several 1-ofs (of said cards listed above) and grab them whenever needed.
And I'm not a fan of Duress unless people at your meta run non-creature decks, I believe Despise is much better. That and Mutilate is good, but I'd rather prefer card:Black Sun's Zenith if your budget allows.
It can be very good, I just think it needs a touch of work still.
August 9, 2012 2:45 a.m.
When it comes to Phyrexian Vatmother vs. Hand of the Praetors I like both but I rarely have more that two creatures on the board unless they have no way of withstanding me. The direct Poison counter passing is nice and I'll give it a shot.
Between Duress and Despise I honestly picked off of a 'saw it first' basis and figured I'd go back later. The only time I can see Duress being more of an upside is if they have Mana Leak or a Sword which is pretty common. There have been plenty of times, though, where they have a hand that looks like 'Delver, Phatasmal Image, Phantasmal Image, Augur of Bolas' and I don't get to do anything.
The main problem I've had with Diabolic Tutor is that they will frequently let me cast it and then counter my other card which is approaching a 3-1 just based off of time spent and mana invested to get there. I may give it another shot though. I'll probably give card:Black Sun's Zenith another go around. I went with Mutilate because of its fixed cost but that likely won't be an issue.
Thanks for the suggestions, very much appreciated!
August 9, 2012 3:45 a.m.
Oh, and one more thing I mentioned is that Hand of the Praetors is a zombie so If you get a few Cavern of Souls they can't try to counter any of your main creatures. I just noticed the Mimic Vat which in my opinion, has OUTSTANDING synergy with Hand of the Praetors .
It's a good deck and I think it'll perform, it's just a matter of what your meta looks like.
August 9, 2012 11:13 p.m.
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|Date added||4 years|
|Last updated||4 years|
This deck is not Standard legal.Highlight illegal cards
|Illegal cards||Black Sun's Zenith , Despise , Hand of the Praetors , Go for the Throat , Phyrexian Vatmother , Necropede , Inkmoth Nexus , Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon , Phyrexian Crusader , Ratchet Bomb , Dismember , Mimic Vat|
|Folders||M12, Scars, Innistrad Standard|