Into the underworld

Modern Aggro B/R/G (Jund)

toxonic Score: 26


Description

Desecration Demon

This is my current Jund deck that im running at my local tournaments, it does pretty decent in my meta except that it is pretty slow compared to my decks from pre-rotation.

There isnt much to combo in here, everything sort of fends for itself.


Desecration Demon is a nice sac engine, i dont often get to attack with it, but it does help to keep my opponents field in check.

Dreg Mangler was put in because the early game of the deck is pretty weak to fast aggro, this guy has a good sized body and if he hits the graveyard at all then in the late game I can turn something into an attacker.

Olivia Voldaren and Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip are pretty solid cards, either one can bring the game much closer to the end as well as killing off other creatures from a distance.

Thragtusk and Vampire Nighthawk provide some much needed life gain to be able to survive against quick aggro decks.

Tragic Slip , Sever the Bloodline and Dreadbore provide tons of spot removal, and morbid is almost always active, especially with the demon out. I was going to have bonfire in here but i found that mortars is much better to draw early game, and just as effective late game (not as brutal, but still does a good job).

Deathrite Shaman is a card i just love, and feel is extremely underrated, ive cast him in every game ive played and have used him to gain about 4-6 life and deal about the same amount of damage, and provide mana ramp before the opponent decides to use a kill spell on him. So much value.


Sideboard

Abrupt Decay : some extra removal, if the opponent is running lots of keyrunes or some other cheap permanent thats giving the deck some grief then in this comes.

Desecration Demon : Sometimes overkill is necessary. About 1/3rd of the decks i go up against in my meta cant deal with the demon, so trying to bring out multiples is a game ender.

Flames of the Firebrand : Some nice utility burn, take out planeswalkers, or a couple of guys on the field, whatever is needed.

Mizzium Mortars : Had this mainboard before but needed a spot for Sever the Bloodline instead. That being said this is a great card regardless and i expect to side this in vs those people who want lots of little men to control.

Golgari Charm : Enchantments are a bit of a pain to remove, so best to have something just in case. The other effects are very handy too seeing as none of my creatures have 1 toughness.

Slaughter Games : This can ruin some control decks, as long as you know what you need to search for.

Underworld connection: This is amazing, i try to side this in against any matchups that arent pure "smash-face-burn" aggro styles. The card advantage is just incredible.

Updates

— Nov. 8, 2012

I have sideboarded Mizzium Mortars in favor of Sever the Bloodline . Exile is highly important in my meta as well as most others i assume, especially since there is nothing in standard that states "cannot be regenerated".

Glares at Lotleth Troll


— Oct. 17, 2012

Comments have been removed that no longer apply, thanks to all who contributed.

GriffinRider says... #1

If you want to make your opponents sacrifice big creatures, you can't just rely on Olivia Voldaren to kill off their chumps. Slum Reaper , Liliana of the Veil , Tribute to Hunger are all good cards to clear away creatures and cards like Electrickery can clear the board of a whole lot 1/1s that would otherwise stop your Desecration Demon from attacking. Rakdos, Lord of Riots and Heartless Summoning can considerably lower the casting cost of your creatures. I'm glad to see you have Mizzium Mortars . Cards like Grisly Salvage and Vampire Nighthawk really don't help your final goal of getting opponents to sac their key creatures to keep Desecration Demon at bay so I'd cut them. I'd almost say the same for Deathrite Shaman , but it's a nice cheap card that can put a stop to things like Gravecrawler and Reassembling Skeleton and keeps your life total up.

+1.

October 13, 2012 6:19 a.m.

Vos_Is_Boss says... #2

A very nice Jund Deck.Although, I'm not sure if Havoc Festival is competitive enough. Especially if you only have the one. Yes is would be funny to watch their expression. But why not play a Thundermaw Hellkite or a Falkenrath Aristocrat instead? I like the mention above of Slum Reaper . Brings back happy memories of Fleshbag Marauder . If you ran Borderland Ranger you could sac the weaker ranger and keep the stronger one. Also with Borderland Ranger Its a cute human for Falkenrath Aristocrat to cuddle up with.

October 17, 2012 9:08 a.m.

toxonic says... #3

I have tried using Thundermaw Hellkite in this deck before, but the problem is that whenever i casted him it was more like "Yay!, a decent blocker!", the deck isnt aggro enough to facilitate him even though it seems awesome.

Slum Reaper seems interesting, ill have to see how my meta develops to see if its worthwhile.

October 17, 2012 12:34 p.m.

nanoex1 says... #4

This looks like an awesome deck. Its very similar to my Jundastic Midrange (Please Check Out) deck.

I absolutely LOVE Deathrite Shaman , and agree that he is totally underrated.

How does Grisly Salvage work for you?

I seriously recomend you test with Golgari Charm . I really like Golgari Charm , i think it has a ton of potential. So it fights boardwipe like Supreme Verdict , destroys Detention Sphere , and can destroy a bunch of mana dorks. People talk about super secret tech, well here it is.

October 17, 2012 3:03 p.m.

DiamondFlavor says... #5

I don't like Underworld Connections very much, would usually rather see Sign in Blood . Also Brimstone Volley seems pretty good if you have all that morbid.

October 17, 2012 7:05 p.m.

bml1359 says... #6

nice deck but just out of curiosity how did u put a picture in the description... +1

October 17, 2012 9:13 p.m.

toxonic says... #7

@ DiamondFlavor I know what you mean, and i was apprehensive about putting it in at first, but every time i cast it i have had so much use out of it, drawing a card every turn easily can put you in front of the game. Brimstone Volley is something i forgot about, maybe ill drop a tragic slip and something else to make it a 2 of.

@ bml1359 Its just html code which displays an image from anywhere on the net, i could make it show cupcakes if i really wanted. the code i used is

< img src="http://media.wizards.com/images/magic/daily/rc/rc213_lnlduayvgc.jpg" alt="Desecration Demon">

without the space between "<" and "img"

October 17, 2012 11:08 p.m.

CptDanger says... #8

Ancient Grudge > Naturalize in this deck.

October 20, 2012 7:59 a.m.

KIOKI says... #9

I really like this deck... i need help with my deck deck:how-long-will-you-last-against-nicol-bolas. I have trouble with any agro deck. pls help me

October 20, 2012 5:02 p.m.

KIOKI says... #10

and i wanted to get nicol bolas as my thingy but i cant get the pic to show. could you help me with that too XD

October 20, 2012 5:19 p.m.

Vos_Is_Boss says... #11

Ancient Grudge only hits dem artifacts.

in this meta, it seems as if enchantments are the permanents to deal with.

i would say Naturalize > Ancient Grudge unless you're playing a mirror. Then killing those keyrunes is important.

October 22, 2012 9:45 a.m.

toxonic says... #12

A friend of mine said that i should use Faithless Looting over Grisly Salvage , but i disagree. also a few people in my area think its better to have the Underworld Connections in sideboard with rakdos return in the main, again im unsure if that is worth it or not.

Like Voss said, enchantments are the main concern, especially when theres a couple of decks in my meta running Battle of Wits (LOL)

October 22, 2012 11:06 a.m.

Nice deck dude I have 1 ? How do you remove comments I still haven't figured that one out yet.

Also Deathrite shamen is pretty sick

October 25, 2012 5:02 a.m.

toxonic says... #14

Thanks man. To remove comments there is a red box in the top right corner of each comment that says "remove". I have heard that you need to have an upgraded account to use it tho, and yeh, deathrite shaman is pretty boss.

October 25, 2012 6:07 a.m.

jfriday09 says... #15

After play testing it, I noticed that it was difficult to get the overloaded Mizzium Mortars. Do you typically try to activate it for it's overload, or no?

October 25, 2012 11:45 p.m.

toxonic says... #16

As a matter of fact I hardly ever use the overload. its almost always spot removal, but having the option for overload is just a nice to have in case its needed. Don't forget you can use deathrite shaman to generate red mana

October 26, 2012 1:13 a.m.

jfriday09 says... #17

I'd imagine the shaman is a spot removal eater though. Mizzium Mortars is such a good card for it's overload. I'd consider another evolving wilds and a blood crypt or something like that. Just an opinion though.

October 26, 2012 3:28 a.m.

toxonic says... #18

Even without the overload the mortars is fantastic, perhaps outside of my meta the overload would be more useful, lots of decks use 2 or maybe 3 creatures in my area. Deathrite shaman is a but weird, because people prefer to save spot removal for any of my 4 drops, but he is still a threat

October 26, 2012 3:52 a.m.

jfriday09 says... #19

Huh, what a strange meta lol. That's kinda what I'm doing, but everyone else in my meta plays 20+ creatures.

October 26, 2012 11:59 a.m.

toxonic says... #20

Yeh my meta is a bit odd, theres only 1 deck i know of that tries to flood the field and i stomp him every time.

October 26, 2012 12:07 p.m.

Bababad says... #21

I would recommend two Fling since you have enough big creatures. Desecration Demon the turn after its summoned...been wrecked by it and you can even use if after/if his attack goes through. You have plenty of flingable guys...i have to at least suggest it. Anyway... +1'd

October 27, 2012 1:20 a.m.

CrimsonKing says... #22

You should cut Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord from your sideboard for one Zealous Conscripts and add another Thragtusk in main. Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord is way too slow and doesn't improve your board state, which can be vital against aggro decks.

October 27, 2012 1:51 a.m.

knownasnieves says... #23

Well this deck is amazing and the night hawks are huge assets against true aggro decks and pesky fliers . So def a +1 from me since I have a jund deck my self , but instead it's all about the counters :: jund-counter-nation . I think I'm going to steal your idea of underworld connection just to say . It's really important to stay ahead of the opponent and its Good to see you realized that. Again nice deck and deck name gl with your fnms .

October 27, 2012 1:54 a.m.

toxonic says... #24

Fling may actually be decent, would allow me to burn planeswalkers too which can be very handy.

Yeh i dropped the lich lord altogether, i just had it there because i had one in my rares folder and i thought...why not :P. I may put in another Thragtusk , but currently my meta requires more conscripts than usual. (like i said before, its a bit of a weird meta, we have 2x Battle of Wits decks, for example)

October 27, 2012 4:31 a.m.

Braynedehd says... #25

Fling and Savage Surge both work incredibly well with Desecration Demon so that he becomes removal and he can still do damage.

October 27, 2012 10:52 a.m.

toxonic says... #26

I know, i have considered trying to make a deck with the demon and things like Savage Surge / Spidery Grasp , but the problem is it is too reliant on the demon, without it then its just a bunch of semi ok cards.

October 27, 2012 11 a.m.

floopthepig says... #27

if your still concerned about speed the only card i can think of is Infernal Plunge ive been experimenting with it and its kinda like a small burst of speed that if u stop its hard to start again (IMO) but its pretty good if u can turn 2 CMC 4 creatures if there not to color intensive

BTW pump Fling is amazing so scavenge fling could rock a couple of people pretty badly

October 29, 2012 4:27 a.m.

Ziabo says... #28

try trading out Tragic Slip for Murder ?? be able to remove those beefy creatures easier instead of killing 1 to activate the better half of ts?

October 29, 2012 3:02 p.m.

toxonic says... #29

Tragic Slip is such a powerful card, more powerful than Murder . it gets around regeneration and indestructible creatures, plus it only costs 1 mana. Sure it wont always be turned on but all you need to do is chump block something, or have them sac to Desecration Demon or block with Vampire Nighthawk . Dont forgot that the opponent will be trying to kill my fatties pretty much constantly.

Having to only keep 1 mana open allows you to play more things on your turn rather than skipping a turn because you wanted to kill a dude.

October 29, 2012 3:33 p.m.

rogersmt says... #30

Nice deck, +1 from me. I also created a deck thinking how insane Deathrite Shaman is, you can check my morglen deck and help with me any idea

October 29, 2012 8:22 p.m.

slashx24 says... #31

I can't help but feel like you are running too many creatures and not enough instants/sorceries... That said, where is Thundermaw Hellkite !? I couldn't imagine running my deck without him. My build is very heavy on red and black, which I (personally) think is the correct way to go with jund. Why the evolving wilds? Do you just not have access to full duals playsets? I can imagine it is really adding to the slowness of the deck. I also tried running Desecration Demon , and I was very happy with him, but still ended up taking him out of my deck for more hard removal. Have a look at my deck and see what you think: Jund Midrange I've been winning FNM's, and have yet to run into something that I truly struggle against.

October 31, 2012 12:33 p.m.

slashx24 says... #32

Also, sorry if that post seems all over the place - I am very tired at the moment lol. But please take the time to respond. I like what your deck is doing, and I would like to get your thoughts on a few of your choices.

October 31, 2012 12:35 p.m.

WovenNebula says... #33

+1

August 8, 2013 1:25 a.m.

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Legality

This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 61
Avg. CMC 2.92
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Top rank #6 on 2012-10-30