MBC - Mostly Black Control

Standard B/R (Rakdos) Control

Wylmryk Score: 7


A Rakdos deck designed to play something like MBC.

Tapped out control taking the game as late as possible.


Tweaked the mana a bit and fit in Devil's Play for versatility/wincon/fun with Chandra, the Firebrand. Still waiting to test Curse of the Pierced Heart in the control matchup.

I think I'm closing in on a "final" version. Removed Tragic Slip to bring the land count back to 24, and add a 3rd Olivia Voldaren. Still need to see if Curse of the Pierced Heart in the board is worth it, and decide among Cremate, Rakdos Charm, and Grafdigger's Cage for the 2 graveyard hate board spots. I may also investigate Mizzium Mortars again, if I feel light on board wipes at some point.

Tweak update - Took out the singleton Curse of Death's Hold and Slaughter Games in favor of Rakdos Keyrune. I really like the former two cards, but they're much better board material, no matter how useful they could be game 1, the Keyrune will always be useful. Also fit in a second Rakdos's Return main deck as it has been a star recently. Took out the Diabolic Revelation/Elixir of Immortality combo in favor of Sever the Bloodline to help a bit in the control matchup if they get Entreat off and add some more spot removal. Changed up the walkers to 2 Lili/2 Chandra rather than 3/1. Trying Curse of the Pierced Heart in the sideboard for the control matchup.


feklar says... #1

my deck is very similar however I have searing spear x4 and pillar of flame in mine turn 1-4 seems problematic vs quick aggro decks.

November 9, 2012 10:32 a.m.

Wylmryk says... #2

Considering putting in 3 Dead Weight in place of the 2 Sever the Bloodline moving those to side and one Underworld Connections for some cheap early-game black removal. I'm hesitant to pull anymore black out of the deck in favor of red or my swamp count will start getting so low that Mutilate won't be nearly as efficient. At the very least, if Curse of the Pierced Heart doesn't do what I want it to, I'll be boarding some Dead Weight for the hyper-aggro matchup, but between Pillar of Flame , Dreadbore , Vampire Nighthawk /Tribute to Hunger , getting to T4 isn't as hard as even I'd expected.

November 11, 2012 3:51 a.m.

Frozensun07 says... #3

i really think against agro you need Bonfire of the Damned i know you dont want to put to much more red in your deck but against agro you really do need it Mutilate simply wont be enough , your mana should be fine. if not take out one of your Stensia Bloodhall s for another mountain or even a Rakdos Guildgate .

November 12, 2012 2:31 p.m.

Wylmryk says... #4

I playtested Bonfire of the Damned back in the first incarnation of this deck, and hated it. I'd rather run Mizzium Mortars for another wipe if I need it, non-miracle Bonfire felt like such a dead card, and the miracle seemed to come up only when I didn't need it. I think I was excited to see it maybe 2-3 games out of the 15 or so I tested with it that it came up. It was literally the first card I cut.

November 12, 2012 2:53 p.m.

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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 61
Avg. CMC 2.97
Tokens Liliana
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Top rank #86 on 2012-10-23
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