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Obama Care (Anti-Life, Tainted Remedy)

Legacy Death and Taxes Enchantment Lifegain W/B (Orzhov)




This deck is centered around Tainted Remedy along with steady pain and gain. You can use the lifegain to your benefit and hurt your opponent.

Lifegain Mechanisms

Rest for the Weary, 2CMC for 4 life and 8 with Landfall. Life Burst , also 2CMC for 4 life, but has a potential for 16 life if the other 3 are in the graveyard.

Pain and Gain

Suture Priest and Blood Artist have great synergy. Every time a creature dies, I gain life. Every time a creature comes into play under my control I gain life, and under my opponents control they lose life. I combo Fallen Ideal by sacrificing Gravecrawler often to trigger Suture Priest and Blood Artist multiple times in a turn.Tainted Remedy makes Alms Beast useful finally. False Cure , doubles the pain whenever my opponents gain life. If I were to cast Rest for the Weary on turn 4 with landfall activated, they gain 8 which turns into 16 damage for only 4 CMC!!!

Late Game Punishment

Ob Nixilis, Unshackled combo with Maralen of the Mornsong.

Unorthodox Tutor

Dimir Machinations to tutor for Buried Alive, Tainted Remedy, Fallen Ideal, or Maralen of the Mornsong.As always, I'm looking for suggestions for improvement. Please give me a +1 if you like!


Alright, first big change. I have decided to remove Maralen of the Mornsong, Ob Nixillis, Unshackled, Alms Beast, and False Cure. I have swapped in 4x Nantuko Husk for added zombie recursion chance with Gravecrawler and another sacrifice trigger with added damage. I also added 4x Killing Wave to help clear the board. I can sac my Gravecrawler and pay life for my other creatures which I should get most of it back via Blood Artist and Suture Priest. 2x Dictate of Erebos to make sure the board stays clear. I also took out one swamp and one plains, swapping in 2x Mutavault for flexibility on Gravecrawler recursion.


huschli says... #1

level up for the deck name (and for ) :D

April 4, 2016 12:34 p.m.

Josh50 says... #2

what about +2 Sanguine Bond and -2Gravecrawler so you can still have the whole life gain shinanigans but when you dont draw into a Tainted Remedy when you need it

April 5, 2016 10:06 p.m.

Dtowns says... #3

lol +1

April 7, 2016 12:45 a.m.

Josh50 says... #4

another posible include if Swords to Plowshares

April 7, 2016 9:52 p.m.

Fiochv2 says... #5

Josh50, Swords to Plowshares is even better than Devour Flesh! Thanks for the great suggestion!

April 7, 2016 10:17 p.m.

Josh50 says... #6

no problum but just wondering what cards are keeping this from modern?

April 7, 2016 10:29 p.m.

Fiochv2 says... #7

Josh50, Life Burst pushes it into Legacy for sure. Life Burst

April 8, 2016 8:59 a.m.

+1 for a great deck idea. Wish I could do it again for the title. LOL.

I think you may be missing something (unless I am) in your intended use for False Cure. It's a great card for the deck but will cease to function once you have Tainted Remedy in play. False Cure sets up an effect that triggers "whenever a player gains life". Tainted Remedy creates a replacement effect that says your opponents will never gain life. They lose life instead, so the gain never happens in the first place. At that point False Cure has only you to trigger on.

April 8, 2016 7:12 p.m.

Fiochv2 says... #9

TheMadRocketeer You are correct in regards to False Cure being negated once Tainted Remedy is out. I put it in there more for redundancy and a back up if I didn't draw Tainted Remedy or my opponent destroyed it. Thanks for the +1!

April 8, 2016 7:20 p.m.

Don't Step On The Broken Glass! It's modern, but it has a lot of stuff that could make this better.

April 8, 2016 9:50 p.m.

Nikx says... #11

Awesome name, +1I've created a similar deck low budget deck, you might get some inspiration from it.

4x Condemn4x Evolving Wilds4x Fiery Justice2x Forest4x Invigorate4x Kavu Predator2x Mountain4x Nomad Outpost4x Oust2x Plains4x Punishing Fire1x Swamp4x Swords to Plowshares4x Tainted Remedy1x Tainted Strike4x Terramorphic Expanse4x Night's whisper4x Wall of Shards

Nature's claim and reverent silence are great sideboard cards for these types of decks.If you're not limited in budget try grove of the burnwillows too.

April 9, 2016 9:15 a.m.

Fiochv2 says... #12

Nikx +1 from me for your Life is Lost deck, nice twist with the green and red spells. I especially like Fiery Justice, but I'm just not willing to splash any other colors at this time. I will likely use that in one of my future decks though. Thanks for the suggestions and the +1!

April 9, 2016 12:55 p.m.

bossstallion says... #13

Love Tainted Remedy decks, and this is a great build. +1 for sure. I personally run a playset of Swords to Plowshares and a couple Beacon of Immortality because with Tainted Remedy out, it one shots your opponent

April 10, 2016 10:57 a.m.

Fiochv2 says... #14

bossstallion Thank you for the +1 and your suggestions. I looked through your decks, but did not see your Tainted Remedy deck. Would you mind posting it? I like your pauper pain and gain deck btw.

April 10, 2016 10:40 p.m.

Duffzord says... #16

Gtoseli1 check this out!!

+1, nice build

April 11, 2016 9:01 a.m.

kylethereader says... #17

Wall of Shards seems like it would be awesome for this deck.

April 11, 2016 9:25 a.m.

IcyFire81 says... #18

Definitely worth a +1 for the name. Any thoughts on the use of Zulaport Cutthroat? Kind of to double Blood Artist, more or less

April 11, 2016 3:31 p.m.

bluechandra says... #19

Obama is one of America's best presidents ever

April 11, 2016 4:58 p.m.

triproberts12 says... #20

Nice. Was wondering how Tainted Remedy would find its way into a shell. You should label it as budget, too. Also, political humor +1 A pauper deck I've been enjoying lately: YUUUUUUGE EXPLOSION

April 11, 2016 7:24 p.m.

DukeSteele says... #21

Love the name, and the deck +1

April 11, 2016 9:30 p.m.

QuietMyth says... #22

Gunna put this here again since you decided to instead stay in an echochamber of noobs. Mark decks casual if you dont know what Legacy is pls

April 17, 2016 2:07 a.m.

QuietMyth salty much?

April 17, 2016 2:10 a.m.

QuietMyth says... #24

Pokemaster325 my point stands.

April 17, 2016 2:12 a.m.

triproberts12 says... #25

Nah, I've been playing on and off for over a decade and approve of this deck, so you don't get to turn your nose up at an "echochamber of noobs" and expect respect. If you have a $5,000 OP deck, good for you, but buying in doesn't make you the boss :D

April 17, 2016 12:58 p.m.

Fiochv2 says... #26

Pokemaster325 and triproberts12, thank you for your support, I appreciate it! When trolls like QuietMyth say stuff like that, I tend to just ignore it. Especially when their decks are lowly scored and quite frankly, nothing that amazing. People like ArchFline I respect their opinions since they have proven they are consistently pumping out good decks and don't mind helping others out. So basically, you can kiss my you know what QuietMyth.

April 17, 2016 10:31 p.m.

FatherLiir says... #27

See, it's one thing to just netdeck something that just goes Show and Tell into Blightsteel Colossus, it's another to just build a fun deck that I think works really well. So +1 for being able to make a better version of Sanguine Bond!!

Incidentally do you feel that Sanguine Bond, Exquisite Blood or Vizkopa Guildmage could add anything to this or that it's just too slow?

April 17, 2016 10:49 p.m.

ArchFline says... #28

+1 For knowing how to deal with haters. I love the deck and had always wanted to build a variant of it in modern but lacked enough card support to pull it off consistently. Nice execution!

April 18, 2016 9:45 a.m.

Bababad says... #29

Looks quite fun!

I'm curious how often you actually get to recur Gravecrawler since it is your only zombie.

Mutavault lets you cheat him out pretty efficiently...

have you considered Doomed Traveler or Bloodghast instead/alongside it?

April 18, 2016 2 p.m.

Bababad says... #30

And Bitterblossom would certainly fit for Fallen Ideal bodies, stall, ping all around :)

April 18, 2016 2:03 p.m.

Fiochv2 says... #31

Bababad thank you for the suggestions and upvote:) See the update I made.

April 19, 2016 3:12 a.m.

ArchFline says... #33

Ive been thinking about it and I feel that Teysa, Orzhov Scion could be a fun addition to the deck given the combined creature sacing/dying. I would suggest dropping the Suture Priests for 2 Teysa and 1 more Blood Artist.

April 19, 2016 8:56 a.m.

Fiochv2 says... #34

ArchFline, I completely agree. The extra creature removal is good too.

April 19, 2016 11:41 a.m.

ArchFline says... #35

I feel that the lands in your deck could use a little love however I am aware of how expensive lands can be so I will only suggest potential mid to low budget changes that could allow you to see some aid.

2 Plains for 2 Windbrisk Heights

2 Swamp for 2 Lake of the Dead

Now if you add the lakes the replacement of Godless Shrine over Isolated Chapel could be a major help however the cost is high and thus up for debate however these changes could allow you to make clutch power plays early on.

April 19, 2016 1:56 p.m.

Caite says... #36

+1 for nice deck and idea! from my point of view this deck could be weak against fast agro deck... for example green/red could destroy you in 4-5 rounds... and i think there isn't any possibility to survive this.

also I'm thinking about adding Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim

April 22, 2016 10:23 a.m.

BobTheStrong says... #37

Obamacare is for rich white ppl get out of here poor man

April 22, 2016 4:22 p.m.

Uri says... #38

Fiochv2, Devour Flesh can be used in any circumstance, while Swords to Plowshares is target-creature. Say, you are dealing with a hexproof, indestructible creature, then Swords to Plowshares won't do a single thing.

April 24, 2016 9:05 a.m.

Fiochv2 says... #39

Uri you are correct, thanks.

April 24, 2016 11:47 a.m.

Bababad says... #40

Still love the deck, has the 8 "zombie" sources been running efficiently enough to recur Gravecrawler as much as you want to?

If not I would consider swapping or supplementing with Bloodghast, Relentless Dead, or to a lesser extent Bloodsoaked Champion (he can be resummoned with raid from his own attack proc, making him pretty darn efficient)

May 13, 2016 9:05 a.m.

Fiochv2 says... #41

Bababad Yes, recursion is no issue. Thanks again for your support!

May 13, 2016 7:32 p.m.

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This deck is Legacy legal.

Cards 64
Avg. CMC 2.38
Tokens 1/1 Spirit
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Top rank #3 on 2016-04-19
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Revision 5 See all

1 year ago)

+2 Teysa, Orzhov Scion main
+1 Blood Artist main
-3 Suture Priest main
-3 False Cure main