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(OLD) The Lady in Black (Black Sac-Zombies)

Modern Aggro Mono-Black



Standard during Mirrodin/Innistrad Block.

Win conditions are based around Blood Artist and Mortarpod with a bunch of reanimating or undying creatures. The second win condition is pure strength with the Phyrexian Obliterator.

The deck has a low curve so the Altar's Reap increases cards in hand so that mana isn't wasted. This being said alot of the time mana is used to recast or re-equip cards already on the battlefield.


Deck has been updated to a point that I'm completely happy with. It's simple and elegant like the lady in black herself. The sideboard changes depending on what event we're at and who we're versing but this is the main variant.

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BennyFrancis says... #1

Considering the deck's ridiculously low curve, I suggest cutting 2 lands in favor of [Diregraf Ghoul], [Reassembling Skeleton], or even a couple of [Doom Blade]s. Another choice would be [Skirsdag High Priest]

June 21, 2012 8:51 a.m.

Alumatine says... #3

BennyFrancis tried it with 18, 19, 20 and 21 mana. Just ended up mana screwed alot of the time in draws. 24 is base in mono decks so 22 was already under deck value for the low curve. Even with the low curve you don't want to be sitting with a Phyrexian Obliterator and a Lashwrithe in your hand and upable to cast either.

SphinxFish Do you want to link the others for me? Instead of just talking crap about a deck that was playtested and changed card by card over the last 2 month. Show me the carbon copies of which you speak or I'll just remove both comments anyway.

June 21, 2012 2:13 p.m.

stormkirkjb87 says... #4

some great hand control could be fun. i run Distress Despise and Surgical Extraction in a similar deck. That's just a suggestion +1 always for zombies, may not be the best tribe in magic but always my favorite.

June 21, 2012 4:38 p.m.

BennyFrancis says... #6

Alumatine. You're likely right. Lashwrithe wants more swamps. I'm glad to hear you've tested the variables. I figured with 4x card:Altar's Reap you would have good enough advantage to circumvent it.

June 22, 2012 7:20 a.m.

MONGOOOL says... #7

Maybe add Gray Merchant of Asphodel, it worth nothing but it is a game-ending card. Works well with Phyrexian Obliterator and Geralf's Messenger

July 25, 2016 3:45 a.m.

tazleon7 says... #8

you need more than gravecrawler to use the grave enough

October 8, 2016 5:08 a.m.

tazleon7 says... #9

and why does it say not modern legal... curious a bug i guess

October 8, 2016 5:13 a.m.

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Date added 5 years
Last updated 4 years

This deck is not Modern legal.

Highlight illegal cards
Illegal cards Mortarpod , Phyrexian Obliterator , Go for the Throat , Lashwrithe
Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.11
Tokens 0/0 Germ
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