I was thinking about doing something along these lines but in blue. I can return cards to my opponents hand with things like Compelling Deterrence and/or dump cards with Ghostly Wings to prevent them from benefitting from the orrery.
For your deck you might consider Uncaged Fury for no other reason than a 6/6 double striking lupine prototype is a thing of beauty. Also Retreat to Hagra might be good for taking advantage of the additional land drop.
October 17, 2016 1:11 p.m.
Greyphilosophy I care more about the card draw than the land drop. The deck is very full as well and I can't afford to cut any discard, so I'd need to cut removal which I'm not keen on either. However, I would say the idea of adding blue is interesting, and I might consider a third color if my budget becomes less restrictive.
October 17, 2016 1:55 p.m.
My impression is that your deck is a little heavy on the black side. In my Lupine Artificier Aggro deck I use Furyblade Vampire for dumping cards, although in play that deck only wins maybe half the time due to a lack of both gas and removal. Just an idea if you want to be more balanced between black and red.
I'd be curious to hear how your deck performs in play!
October 17, 2016 3:18 p.m.
Greyphilosophy I'm aware of what you meant, but I was noting that there are other variations of the deck I was/am considering even as I posted this build. I think Furyblade Vampire isn't quite what I want because it underperforms most of the time and can't do mass discard, only one per turn. I did briefly consider the possibility of a green splash for Noose Constrictor but the 3 color mana base is cost-prohibitive. I also looked at Ravenous Bloodseeker, but... he dies. I think the color balance is right about where I want it - there are only a few red cards that makes this deck much better than a mono-black version.
As for play performance, I have been playing a somewhat similar version on Magic Duels, which has a win/loss ratio of somewhere between 2:1 and 3:1. This build can get empty-handed MUCH faster, but I don't think it's positioned well against the combo decks putting up good showings at the Pro Tour, so I'd guess this will fall into about the same range. Certainly not going to win any GPs, but could be fun at FNM.
October 17, 2016 3:31 p.m.
October 29, 2016 10:19 p.m.
bob_borygmus, I did, but I decided not to play Scrapheap Scrounger because it was seeing play at the Pro Tour and I didn't want to deal with the price. I snapped up the deck the week after the PT so none of the cards could spike. You'll note that the only cards in this deck played in major events are common and uncommon removal, and maybe some lands. In my opinion, Sinister Concoction is really bad. You rarely want to see more than one per game, so I decided to just not play it.
October 29, 2016 11:56 p.m.
October 30, 2016 8:23 a.m.
I just noticed that you discuss Bloodhall Priest, but it is not actually in your decklist. Did you decide to take this out?
October 30, 2016 1:09 p.m.
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|Date added||5 months|
|Last updated||2 months|
This deck is Standard legal.
|Tokens||2/2 Zombie, 1/1 Spirit|
|Folders||Standard Decks!, Stuff I like, Decks to look into, Budget Standard, Cool and Nice, Decks I Like|
|Top rank||#20 on 2016-10-26|