Life and Death [Suggestions Appreciated]

Modern* Combo Infinite Combo Lifegain

Danielbz Score: 2


Win Conditions

  1. Chalice of Life  Flip
  2. Felidar Sovereign
  3. Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond
  4. Creature Attacks

This is my first attempt at a deck. I'm building it before I order it, and I would really like your suggestions.


I changed the colors of my deck to white and black instead of white and green.


Demarge says... #1

The deck lacks any way to keep Force of Savagery alive (card:Cathars' Crusade's pump effect uses the stack to place those +1/+1 counters and before that would resolve it would be dead for having no toughness

July 10, 2012 6:32 p.m.

Danielbz says... #2

If I have a Suture Priest out and a Cradle of Vitality , then I can play the Force of Savagery as a 9/1 for 5 mana, but I didn't know that it would die right away as I'm still learning the rules. Should I replace those cards for different ones? And if I'm going to get rid of three green cards, maybe I should switch from green to another color?

July 10, 2012 6:50 p.m.

Epochalyptik says... #3

I don't think your creature base is really all that cohesive. I would do a simple, straightforward lifegain approach with 4x card:Soul's Attendant, 4x Soul Warden , 4x Suture Priest , and then some Rhox Faithmender s and Felidar Sovereign s.

You seem to have a large focus on high-cost enchantments. I don't think that's really to your benefit; I would reconsider how necessary they are.

July 16, 2012 10:09 p.m.

Danielbz says... #4

I think you may be right. I could perhaps keep the Exquisite Blood and the Sanguine Bond , but cut some of the other enchantments + change my creature base. I'll update it now.

July 16, 2012 11:07 p.m.

Lidius says... #5

card:Ajani's Pridemate with Lifelink , with a deck like yours it should be a big threat to your opponent in no time

Blessed Reversal To prevent aggro


Divine Favor

July 17, 2012 9:19 a.m.

jacaramanica says... #6

Since you went the White/Black route. Might I suggest Blood Artist s? That way, you can run board wipes and use them to your advantage.

July 17, 2012 10:19 a.m.

Epochalyptik says... #7

Playtesting shows that the mana base still needs some work. I wasn't drawing lands often enough, so try 22 instead of 20. Drop Celestial Convergence , card:Orim's Prayer, and the 2x Orzhov Basilica and add in 4x Isolated Chapel or 4x Caves of Koilos .

July 17, 2012 11:47 a.m.

Danielbz says... #8

Cool. I really appreciate all of the suggestions, and I think this is a much better deck than when it started. I think that maybe I can add one more mana and remove the three Dark Ritual s and replace them with something. The question is, what to replace them with. Felidar Sovereign is really too high costing of a creature to make plentiful in the deck (in my opinion), so I'm thinking maybe a couple cheap enchantments? Or maybe a couple of cards to take out some of my opponent's creatures would be nice. I'll start looking for them.

July 18, 2012 4:41 p.m.

Lidius says... #9

card:Ajani's Mantra

July 18, 2012 8:20 p.m.

Danielbz says... #10

I considered card:Ajani's Mantra, but I decided to go with two Oblivion Ring s just in case they have a major threat and/or permanent that stops their life total from changing.

Also, while playtesting I found that Chalice of Life  Flip was very rarely winning the game for me, so I substituted two of them for a couple Sorin, Lord of Innistrad .

July 19, 2012 1:53 a.m.

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Date added 3 years
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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.92
Tokens 1/1 Vampire
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