- 4x Evolving Wilds
- 1x Geier Reach Sanitarium
- 3x Mountain
- 3x Needle Spires
- 4x Plains
- 4x Shambling Vent
- 3x Smoldering Marsh
- 3x Swamp
- 3x Archangel Avacyn
- 3x Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
- 1x Bruna, the Fading Light
- 3x Gisela, the Broken Blade
- 1x Linvala, the Preserver
- 3x Thraben Inspector
Killer deck, and I appreciate the time you put to recording your gameplay. My ONLY question is, does Unlicensed Disintegration pull its weight? It doesn't seem like its worth its full value (the 3 damage trigger). Would it be better replaced with a utility like Stasis Snare or the like?
November 6, 2016 12:11 p.m.
mintyfreshmana, the Unlicensed Disintegration is in there as a replacement for Murder because the reliance on double colors sometimes caused an issue and didn't let me cast multiple things late game. Alos, if I have gearhulk it is just a better murder. I see your point, but it does the same as Murder, it's filler, and more.
November 6, 2016 1:12 p.m.
This is a crazy good deck. I playtested it against my friend's deck, and I controlled the board from the beginning. Love the deck.
November 26, 2016 2:02 p.m.
Aldarin_Twice_Fallen thank you very much!! I've been working on it for two months and it feels great to hear that it works for others!!
November 26, 2016 10:24 p.m.
November 26, 2016 10:33 p.m.
happygilmore511, there are a few reasons that I use Tormenting Voice over the other draw spells in standard right now. The black draw spells, such as Painful Truths and Succumb to Temptation, have life loss associated with them and the life loss in standard right now is too relevant early game to get more cards because games are faster. Also, Painful Truths can be targeted with Spell Queller and when you get the card back, the X is 0 so it's a wasted spell all together. Finally, with Tormenting Voice I can strategically put cards in my grave for later game to get back with Liliana, the Last Hope or Bruna, the Fading Light.
November 26, 2016 10:58 p.m.
I really like your deck. If I had the Avacyns gearhulks and lilis I'd hop right on your unholy express. +1. Another question though, why side in Kalitas for the control matchups? Doesn't he suffer from the lack of opposing creatures?
November 26, 2016 11:18 p.m.
happygilmore511, as for Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, he's there for the creature heavy decks that are controlling, which run rampant in my meta at my LGS. Mainly my deck's main board is suited for all metas, but the side is different per section you're in. I have many Bant and GW decks that are creature heavy as well as UB flash.
November 26, 2016 11:36 p.m.
December 7, 2016 11:17 a.m.
December 7, 2016 noon
This looks sweet. Sorin is a killer.Love how the thraben inspector drops a nice little artifact for unlicensed disintegrations little added bonus.
December 8, 2016 3:48 p.m.
Declaration in Stone matches the Angel's descend into madness flavor, it will also be good in the sideboard to slow down token decks and decks using amalgam's.
December 14, 2016 1:34 p.m.
ok so question. If you had to replace Nahiri, what would you replace her for? She is the only card I am missing from building this deck
December 29, 2016 1:38 p.m.
swingstyle, sorry for the late reply as I have been out of the country for the past 10 days. As for answering your question there are a few cards that fit the deck other than Nahiri. You could use Thalia, Heretic Cathar to slow their creatures or any other removal spells you could add in, the most effective being either Declaration in Stone or Murder to get rid of bigger threats. You just want to ensure board control over the opponent with the replacement cards.
January 2, 2017 1:55 p.m.
I like it - I think you could also do well by adding a copy or two of Chandra, Flamecaller as she can act as a wipe, as a way to push out a win and as a way to filter your hand or enable madness.
Also Spire of Industry and to a lesser extent Key to the City really isn't designed for this deck - you aren't running nearly enough artifacts early enough to matter when you start with only 1 or 2 colours in your opening hand. And I don't think you are running enough stuff with madness to require the discard. I'd either add more single or dual lands, and find a replacement for Key. Heck even Cryptolith Fragment Flip can be a way to get the mana colours you need and turn late game into another winner for you in the air.
January 26, 2017 11:01 a.m.
I really want to run this deck, it's cool, and not something you see at every other table!
February 11, 2017 12:43 p.m.
February 11, 2017 1:01 p.m.
All these planeswalkers and no Heart of Kiran? Looks pretty sweet! Keep updating us on results. Good luck!
February 16, 2017 1:58 p.m.
Tried this out on FNM, ended up 3-1, lost to a Green/Black Marvel deck, I did switch out the 3 Implement of Improvement for 3 Heart of Kiran, that worked out really well, also switched out 1 Evolving Wilds for a 4rth Shambling Vent. Also switched out the 3 Shock for 3 Fiery Temper, that also worked out really well due to having nahiri almost always out, melded Bruna and Gisela multiple times.
February 18, 2017 8:28 p.m.
@prodigy77 im ecstatic to hear that it worked so well for you! So the Fiery Temper was never a dead card in hand? I used to use it in correlation with Tormenting Voice but changed to shock worrying Nahiri was not enough for discard.
As for the heart of kiran, I stand by hating vehicles with a passion so I wanted to make a deck that didn't use them, but I understand the power it brings to the table.
February 19, 2017 5:42 p.m.
What would you play if you didn't have Avacyn
February 19, 2017 7:42 p.m.
February 19, 2017 8:06 p.m.
I really enjoy this deck :) I wonder what a modern version of this deck would look like.
March 30, 2017 10:27 p.m.
March 31, 2017 12:06 p.m.
April 3, 2017 2:07 p.m.
This is the no artifact version, no point on having Unlicensed Disintegration.
April 4, 2017 1:52 a.m.
I'd argue it's still better. RB seems easier to cast on a 3 color mana base than double black. And Thraben Inspector still finds a clue, so it seems all upside.
April 5, 2017 2:22 a.m.
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|Last updated||7 months|
This deck is Standard legal.
|Tokens||4/4 Angel, 2/2 Zombie, 1/1 Vampire Knight, Liliana, Clue|
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