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So I rethought my Mono B Control deck.

It was actually pretty good before, but I took out some of the discard spells to ensure that I'd have enough gas. I took out Phyrexian Obliterator, as I don't always get to four lands with Raven's Crime, and I think he's prevalent enough in the meta to force people to think about him, whether they've seen him from me or not.

Fulminator Mage often comes as a surprise in the MB, and I love when people have to read Nyxathid - a criminally underrated, in my opinion.

Still trying to decide one thing -- Dark Confidant or



So this is the deck I've come to. The last pieces to fit in was Nantuko Shade, which I have found versatile and helps me spend mana in late game. It doesn't feel like a perfect fit, so I've still got my eye out for 2 drop creatures, but the discard package certainly feels right. I find most games I can curve up to a Nyxathid or Liliana with no problem, making them discard three cards on the way.

The sideboard feels 99% right too, with enough creatures to counter RDW/an agro deck, and options against others as well. I have found Spellskite helpful in a lot of situations; most recently, I realized it can be used to neuter Splinter Twin by changing the target of the copy that comes in to tap or untap Spellskite. Neat!

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cyrilpang says... #1

+1 this is a really great deck in my opinion. I wanna use your deck idea to build my own modern deck as well =)

June 24, 2013 9:27 p.m.

Busse says... #2

Nice... a match between *Thiopental and this one would be fun. And confusing. And frustrating.

June 25, 2013 9:33 p.m.

Diresam12 says... #3

Nice deck! Always love discard, look at mine for ideas : The Discard Rack & B/R Violent Discard Rack.

And I think you underestimates The Rack /Shrieking Affliction especially for mono-black.

+1 for Phyrexian Obliterator xD what a nice card. Dark Confidant helps, but Phyrexian Arena is cheaper in $$ and an enchantment.

Any thought about Ensnaring Bridge ?

November 15, 2013 12:04 a.m.

Sergal says... #4

I would look into a player of Dakmor Salvage. It combos extremely nicely with ravens crime, and your mana base seems open.

February 17, 2016 12:46 p.m.

4x Liliana of the Veil? Jesus that's over $400 in itself. Good deck otherwise though.

April 18, 2016 3:31 p.m.

Nice deck very similar to mine. I am also looking for a decent two drop lol.

May 14, 2016 3:30 a.m.

Sargeras says... #7

If your looking for two drops that are decent, Asylum Visitor might be a way to go, as it functions very similarly to Bob, and with your discard package you can actually trigger it on your opponent's turn as well.

July 31, 2016 7:53 p.m.

Iamatree says... #8

Fatal Push seems really good here.

February 3, 2017 4:56 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 1.92
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Top rank #93 on 2013-04-19
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Revision 25 See all

3 years ago)

+3 Sun Droplet side
-2 Spellskite side
-1 Disfigure side
-2 Fulminator Mage side
+1 Pithing Needle side
-1 Surgical Extraction side
+1 Dismember side
+1 Ratchet Bomb side
+2 Smallpox main
-1 Phyrexian Arena main
-1 Wrench Mind main
+1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth main
-1 Swamp main