This deck is like that girlfriend of yours who always said she would put out, but when time came to deliver, kept saying NO! No matter what you think you are going to do, the answer, in the end will be NO! That is what makes this deck so much fun to play against other decks, they try, you say NO! Then they start asking, begging, wheedling and cajoling, and you can either say NO! or lead them on for a bit, you dirty tease.
Ok, so I played the original build this Friday Night, and went 2-2 in 4 rounds of way.
Round 1: Liquid Metal CoatingI don't know how this deck is viable, but somehow, it is, and with lots of humans Kessig Malcontents can indeed win you games, it won him two, and I lost the round 1-2. I won the first game on the back of Mutilate and Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis.
Round 2: White/Black Exalted/IntimidateNot really sure what this deck was about, its player and the deck itself were both a little confused about everything, but I did win it in two. First game, Liliana of the Veil goes for negative 6, which gives me the win by destroying his land base. Game 2, he is able to play some creatures but Solemn Simulacrum blocks for both Liliana of the Veil and Jace, Memory Adept so he mills to zero and I'm sitting pretty with an Elixir of Immortality for back up.
Round 3: MBC w/Nicol Bolas, PlaneswalkerLost this round 0-2, not suprised really, as I didn't have the counters to stop Nicol either round, nor did I have the discard, to remove it early on, despite sideboarding in counters and discard and Surgical Extraction. Had bad draws both game, with insufficient draw to make up for the lack of cards due to muligans.
Round 4: Mono-Black VampiresTook this round again 2-0, as creatures can not stand against a deck designed to remove them, this time counters happened against Liliana of the Dark Realms and his Mutilate was ineffective against my 3 planeswalker combo of doom.
This resulted in major changes to the deck, and it has become much more viable in the pre-rotation world we live in.
August 23, 2012 11:05 a.m.
This is built off cards I own IRL, in which I do not have black sun's but do have mutilates... I have a grave titan so he is going in, dismember is in the board now, and -1 elixir for a think twice.
August 23, 2012 11:10 a.m.
card:Black Sun's Zeniths are only about $2, though, and are much better than Mutilate , which requires you to simply be lucky if you want to kill anything bigger than 2.
August 23, 2012 11:23 a.m.
Love the description! lol Clever idea for a deck. Looks pretty fun. +1