Welcome to my attempt at mono-black control, currently featuring Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet. I'm building mono-black control, with subthemes of tokens/sacrifice, built around Kalitas' somewhat unique abilities.

I'd love to see some feedback and suggestions. Please share your comments, give me a +1 if you like what you see!

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet

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Control; aka: Harvesting Tears Show

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Swapped in a number of additional control/stax elements, including Archfiend of Depravity, Magus of the Abyss, and Smokestack.

Also added Karn, Silver Golem and Kormus Bell, which will let me hit lands and artifacts with creature-killing effects.

Previous games have shown that, once the board is clear of creatures, a lot of cards lose their usefulness. By including the ability to turn artifacts or lands into creatures, I can continue to swing the board in my favor. And since artifacts and lands are not tokens, Kalitas can give me zombies.

Also swapped Mikaeus, the Unhallowed for Chainer, Dementia Master. I'd very much prefer to have both, but cuts are hard at this point. The creature recursion package in this deck existed, but wasn't terribly strong. Between Chainer and Xiahou Dun, I now have all the recursion I could want.


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Date added 1 year
Last updated 1 year
Exclude colors WURG

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.78
Tokens 0/1 Goat, 2/2 Vampire, 2/2 Zombie, Liliana, 1/1 Human Cleric, */* Generic
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