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pie chart Olivia's Bloodhall 2012 (RDW)

Modern* Control Red Deck Wins




To be clear, this is not, I repeat not, a Vampire deck, these are though: preying-death & The Blood Queen

This is RDW but jacked up on Innistrad, all the classic 'elements' are there to burn your opposition.

You've got your: Chandra's Phoenix s; Brimstone Volley s; Inferno Titan; Shrine of Burning Rage s; Volt Charge s; Red Sun's Zeniths; & Geistflame s; to use with your Curse of Bloodletting all that Red to add to your shrine.

Now for our new creatures: Grave Titan is a nice bruiser to have around. Stromkirk Captain a vampire that pumps Olivia up. Olivia Voldaren the Blood Queen herself, what is better than a creature that steals all the other players creatures or kills them giving herself a +1/+1 every time she does so? Plus you can turn your Titans and Phoenixes into Vampires as well.

Now for the lands: Stensia Bloodhall namesake of the deck, a methodical killer; Ghost Quarter here to stop Kessig Wolf Run or another Bloodhall deck;

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jstache93 says... #1

Stromkirk NobleMTG Card: Stromkirk Noble is a wonderful card, especially since you're running all those Stromkirk CaptainMTG Card: Stromkirk Captains

February 29, 2012 4:09 p.m.

Minousmancer says... #2

What would you take out?

February 29, 2012 4:23 p.m.

jstache93 says... #3

You have a lot of 3 drops... My gut reaction is to pull out a Chandra's PhoenixMTG Card: Chandra's Phoenix, a Brimstone VolleyMTG Card: Brimstone Volley, and a Stromkirk CaptainMTG Card: Stromkirk Captain. It'll make your deck a little faster.

February 29, 2012 4:28 p.m.

kingboo3000 says... #4

AND far less consistent! But seriously, a one-drop creature would be great... I think the noble's a good idea, but Grim LavamancerMTG Card: Grim Lavamancer might even work better.

Tough call, that. I don't really have any brainsurges on the topic right now. I'll reference a friend of mine over to here, maybe he'll have an idea.

March 1, 2012 10:49 a.m.

Minousmancer says... #5

No need for Grim LavamancerMTG Card: Grim Lavamancer, that's why there is Stensia BloodhallMTG Card: Stensia Bloodhall.

March 1, 2012 11:42 a.m.

MtaRidley says... #6

Not bad, but a couple things I noticed:

If you want to cast Grave TitanMTG Card: Grave Titan, you might need more than 8 black sources.

Stensia BloodhallMTG Card: Stensia Bloodhall isn't really doing much for you. At best, it's a 6-mana ShockMTG Card: Shock every turn.

I'd keep a Devil's PlayMTG Card: Devil's Play or two, it's nutty with Curse of BloodlettingMTG Card: Curse of Bloodletting.

Stromkirk CaptainMTG Card: Stromkirk Captain is only pumping Olivia. I'd either add more vamps or cut him for Stormblood BerserkerMTG Card: Stormblood Berserker.

Overall, there's a lot of potential here. Olivia VoldarenMTG Card: Olivia Voldaren is a great card and really fun to build around. Nice job!

March 1, 2012 3 p.m.

Minousmancer says... #7

Did you read the part where I turn my Titans into vamps?

Read this:


and look here: R/B Olivia Bloodhall

March 1, 2012 3:17 p.m.

Agbu says... #8

Stromkirk CaptainMTG Card: Stromkirk Captain pumps anyone Olivia grabs and anyone she hits and turns into a vamp, including the Titans. They can handle a 1 point sting for a +1/+1.

March 1, 2012 3:18 p.m.

kingboo3000 says... #9

Okay, clarification, Olivia steals creatures, and they're vampires, so they get pumped too. And he's not bad as is.

March 1, 2012 3:19 p.m.

Minousmancer says... #10

Nothing as fun as shutting down Solar Flair by taking their Sun TitanMTG Card: Sun Titans and getting stuff back from my own graveyard...

March 1, 2012 3:28 p.m.

Minousmancer says... #11

Also Olivia VoldarenMTG Card: Olivia Voldaren is great spot removal, there is no limit other than Mana as to how many times you do one damage to some creature, are many...

March 1, 2012 3:30 p.m.

Minousmancer says... #12

or not are

March 1, 2012 4:19 p.m.

kingboo3000 says... #13

By the way, is Tribute to HungerMTG Card: Tribute to Hunger helpful? I loves me some sacrificing, but with Chandra's Pheonix and Shrine of Burning RageMTG Card: Shrine of Burning Rage, I probably wouldn't have even considered it. Although I'm going to guess that you're going to tell me that it's nescessary for Geist of Saint TraftMTG Card: Geist of Saint Traft, Thrun, the Last Troll MTG Card: Thrun, the Last Troll , and occasionally titans. Am I right?

Also, I actually like your deck better than the R/B bloodhall deck!

March 2, 2012 11:08 a.m.

Minousmancer says... #14

Thanks, that is a huge compliment, yes it's for Hexproof and you get a little life bonus. it cost 2B but it's better than Geth's VerdictMTG Card: Geth's Verdict because it's not BB to cost and you gain a little life and if done right(Frost TitanMTG Card: Frost Titan) you get a nice chunk of life.

Also, again thanks for the compliment.

March 2, 2012 11:59 a.m.

Valentine35 says... #15

i playtested and it seemed to burn out pretty fast, i found myself topdecking after a few turns. I love the idea behind this deck but i dont like red burn decks. I would splash in some more black and use straight up kill cards. the only red burn i could see staying in is Red Sun's Zenith MTG Card: Red Sun's Zenith . maybe some Stromkirk NobleMTG Card: Stromkirk Nobles, and Volt ChargeMTG Card: Volt Charge for adding counters to olivia and the noble...Also a big point for this deck is your curse. i would just add 4 of them, to ensure you get it out. +1 though on the idea, i may have to make a version of this but with more vamps.

March 3, 2012 6:50 a.m.

kingboo3000 says... #16

Yeah, I know I'm going to be building some kind of RDW strategy in the next month or so, and this playlist is really intriguing me. What I can't decide is whether to go for straight aggro, like the previous RDW with more vamps, or just straight Vampire, or this lovely midrange style. I guess I'll just buy enough cards for all of them, and then just play whatever seems the most fun.

By the way people, Stensia BloodhallMTG Card: Stensia Bloodhall is going for about $0.34 right now! Get it while it's still completely underrated!

March 3, 2012 9:09 a.m.

Minousmancer says... #17

Valentine35 you aren't playing the deck right, use burn to take out their creatures, attack, with Chandra's PhoenixMTG Card: Chandra's Phoenix they block, attack with a Zombie they block, then burn their creatures, or take all their creatures from them.

March 3, 2012 1:26 p.m.

Minousmancer says... #18

I'll take Team Oliviadeck:olivias-bloodhall v.s your buddies Jacobdeck:team-jacob-bitch, Edwarddeck:team-edward-please, & PavlovTeam Pavlov, any day...

March 3, 2012 1:56 p.m.

SatchM7 says... #19

I've just play tested this deck a few times and found I was mana starved a lot of the time, maybe upping the mana base up to 25 might help? Burn decks do normally run a lot of mana. Just a thought :)

March 4, 2012 5:04 p.m.

RivaBechtol says... #20

Playtested this and had Shrine of Burning RageMTG Card: Shrine of Burning Rage on T2, Chandra's PhoenixMTG Card: Chandra's Phoenix on T3, then Olivia VoldarenMTG Card: Olivia Voldaren on T4. All the while having Brimstone VolleyMTG Card: Brimstone Volley and Tribute to HungerMTG Card: Tribute to Hunger in my hand. I could only imagine how devastating this deck is if you had Stromkirk CaptainMTG Card: Stromkirk Captain and Olivia VoldarenMTG Card: Olivia Voldaren out by T4. You just keep up with that T4 combo and burn, burn, burn! Great build! +1

March 6, 2012 7:11 p.m.

Minousmancer says... #21

RivaBechtol Thanks, I love this deck so efficient.

March 6, 2012 7:26 p.m.

Minousmancer says... #22

I wish I could find room to effectively fit HellriderMTG Card: Hellrider in this deck.

March 13, 2012 11:03 a.m.

Wabbbit says... #23

Nice deck! +1!

March 27, 2012 5:45 p.m.

Minousmancer says... #24

Fall 2012:


I know a few cards are going to be cycled out namely: Blackcleave CliffsMTG Card: Blackcleave Cliffs; Red Sun's Zenith MTG Card: Red Sun's Zenith ; (most likely)Shrine of Burning RageMTG Card: Shrine of Burning Rage; Volt ChargeMTG Card: Volt Charge; Inferno TitanMTG Card: Inferno Titan; & Grave TitanMTG Card: Grave Titan; Maybe even; Dragonskull SummitMTG Card: Dragonskull Summit &Chandra's PhoenixMTG Card: Chandra's Phoenix(doubtful).

What would be some of your suggestions for replacements? I.e I'll most likely bring back Devil's PlayMTG Card: Devil's Play for the Red Sun's Zenith MTG Card: Red Sun's Zenith s. Most likely I'll 1up my IncinerateMTG Card: Incinerates, Brimstone VolleyMTG Card: Brimstone Volleys, & Tribute to HungerMTG Card: Tribute to Hungers. I'm thinking Increasing VengeanceMTG Card: Increasing Vengeance might fit well as a replacement for Shrine of Burning RageMTG Card: Shrine of Burning Rage(unless something better comes along or the reprint it in 2013). Now, what about the Titans, they's both been so loyal and faithful and they really enjoy becoming Vampires...

So what are your ideas/suggestions, do you agree/disagree with my ideas - all opinions wanted!!!!?!!!!

March 29, 2012 7:07 p.m.

theonyc says... #25

i wouldn't take out titans

March 29, 2012 7:11 p.m.

Minousmancer says... #26

theonyc They will be rotating out in the Fall(Wizards, has said they won't be reprinting them anytime soon), what should I replace them with?

March 29, 2012 7:16 p.m.

theonyc says... #27

oh they did, wow glad you said that, i was about to bye a primeval or two, maybe more olivias and hell rider, or the vampire that gives +1/1 counter when a vampire hits an enemy, any of the above would work, I'm not good at rdw, I'm more of a combo person so probably don't listen to me

March 29, 2012 7:21 p.m.

jstache93 says... #28

I dunno... Moonveil DragonMTG Card: Moonveil Dragon, maybe? Something good will pop up in Avacyn Restored, I'm sure.

March 29, 2012 7:54 p.m.

Minousmancer says... #29


I have three Olivia VoldarenMTG Card: Olivia Voldaren Mainboarded and one Sideboarded(in-case someone else is using her).

HellriderMTG Card: Hellrider would be great if I added more flying creatures too... What else would you include?

Yeah, Wizards said "It's time for the Titans to go." - Repeating what many fans have been saying - asking for. I think Titans were a brilliant idea, set the stage/standard of large but not too large a creature, give them all a cool set of powers and make them the most common of all the Mythical Rares, great for the game. They should have created a sub-class of Avatar for them so like a legendary creature you can only have one out at a time yet make them less restrictive so both players could have one out at the same time but just not two of the same kind on their side.

M13, containing 249 cards, will drop on July 13, 2012!!! Rotates out when the next Block hit's this fall.

March 29, 2012 8:34 p.m.

CrushU says... #30

I agree that the Titans were a very good thing for them to do; Honestly it's because of their ability to print new cards in a core set for the first time that they were made, and they did a Good Job with it... But it is time for them to rotate out. :)

X-Slayer Y cycle, c'monnnnnn....!

March 29, 2012 9:21 p.m.

Minousmancer says... #31

woodjt5 Said to me:

"Stensia BloodhallMTG Card: Stensia Bloodhall is terrible. Seriously, just burn all of your cards right now if you think that playing it is a good idea."

Comment was left here: deck:big-purple I think it's funny, in response I told him, "Yeah it's terrible, so was Strip Mine everyone told me, so was Necropotence everyone told me..." His next two responses:

"Either way, Stensia Bloodhall sucks, and so does every deck you've ever played. Seriously, I hope you enjoy losing. How does it feel to go to FNM every week and just never get better? You will never win anything. You should really just play checkers. You are terrible. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."


"Ahahahahaha your deck is mono-terrible. I just clicked on the link and was immediately 20% dumber. That deck will never win anything.<(in reference to this deck: deck:olivias-bloodhall-rdws) You'll be lucky to win a game against yourself, you dumb fuck."

I'm still waiting for him to post a Standard deck, so I can Play-test it.

March 30, 2012 3:13 p.m.

BigBruce says... #32

just read what this f*cker wrote, just leave a message to yeaGO! he will take care of him. Those dumbasses, if we can get rid of it, the community will be just better

March 30, 2012 4:11 p.m.

Minousmancer says... #33

BigBruce I just laughed it off, people like that just have insecurity issues, they mostly net-deck and don't make it their-own, I'm really not bashing his personal attack, I'm pointing out how little he understands the game.

I mean, he's saying all this and doesn't even have decks posted on here... There are lot's of haters, they hate 'cause they feel inadequate.

March 30, 2012 4:18 p.m.

BigBruce says... #34

btw, have you tried Falkenrath AristocratMTG Card: Falkenrath Aristocrat and HellriderMTG Card: Hellrider? The haste thingy they provide is really good to finish off a game! And there's some synergy between the Aristocrat and Chandra's PhoenixMTG Card: Chandra's Phoenix as well, if someone tries to kill your big 4/1 haste flyer :P

Keep up the good work!

March 30, 2012 4:52 p.m.

theonyc says... #35

funniest combo, HellriderMTG Card: Hellrider, Curse of Stalked PreyMTG Card: Curse of Stalked Prey shit load of guys

March 30, 2012 5:02 p.m.

Minousmancer says... #36

Hell that is what I'm going to replace the Titans with!!!

Falkenrath AristocratMTG Card: Falkenrath Aristocrat syncs with all three Chandra's PhoenixMTG Card: Chandra's Phoenix, Stromkirk CaptainMTG Card: Stromkirk Captain, & Olivia VoldarenMTG Card: Olivia Voldaren.

HellriderMTG Card: Hellrider rocks with Falkenrath AristocratMTG Card: Falkenrath Aristocrat & Olivia VoldarenMTG Card: Olivia Voldaren's power to steal creatures.

March 30, 2012 5:04 p.m.

CrushU says... #37

I have just one thing to say about HellriderMTG Card: Hellrider and Falkenrath AristocratMTG Card: Falkenrath Aristocrat: SO MANY FOUR DROPS!!!!!!!!!!!

March 30, 2012 5:07 p.m.

Minousmancer says... #38

Yes but they are replacing 6 drops.

March 30, 2012 5:09 p.m.

BigBruce says... #39

and you don't need to run a full playset of those too...

March 30, 2012 5:10 p.m.

Minousmancer says... #40

Something for fun with HellriderMTG Card: Hellrider & Curse of Stalked PreyMTG Card: Curse of Stalked Prey coupled with Curse of the Pierced HeartMTG Card: Curse of the Pierced Heart & Curse of BloodlettingMTG Card: Curse of Bloodletting, evel fun: deck:the-dreadnoks

March 30, 2012 5:34 p.m.

Wabbbit says... #41

March 30, 2012 10:09 p.m.

kingboo3000 says... #42

Okay, we know that HellriderMTG Card: Hellrider's pinging ability isn't combat damage, so it won't activate curse of stalked prey, right?

42 comment!! WOO!

March 30, 2012 10:18 p.m.

Minousmancer says... #43

They both say damage, it triggers, kingboo3000.

March 30, 2012 10:25 p.m.

BigBruce says... #44

Unfortunately, no it doesn't work Minousmancer. Curse of Stalked PreyMTG Card: Curse of Stalked Prey only triggers when the cursed player is hit with combat damage. HellriderMTG Card: Hellrider triggered ability deals damage, not combat damage.

March 30, 2012 11:33 p.m.

Minousmancer says... #45

I misread that I thought it said Curse of BloodlettingMTG Card: Curse of Bloodletting.

March 30, 2012 11:56 p.m.

cjjones07 says... #46

Ok ive been trying to build a vampire deck and reading this i thought maby someone can help me out at http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/vampiric-entourage/

its not the best but hoppfully you can see my direction and help me out.

March 31, 2012 10:15 a.m.

Minousmancer says... #47

cjjones07 This sin't a Vampire deck. These are: deck:preying-death & The Blood Queen...

March 31, 2012 11:59 a.m.

theonyc says... #48

i meant to say curse of the bloodletting, sorry, the reason I'm sad that the titans are dyeing is because I'm making deck:wgb-pod-1 and i wanted the last primeval titan, but i think I'm gonna hold my money, any help for that deck would be nice

March 31, 2012 3:56 p.m.

Minousmancer says... #49

theonyc off to check it out...

March 31, 2012 5:15 p.m.

theonyc says... #50

i normally agree with you, but correct me if I'm wrong, pod doesn't seem like your forte, I'm not saying its mine either though

March 31, 2012 10:34 p.m.

Minousmancer says... #51

Pod is not my thing, hell artifacts in general are not my thing. I build decks and incorporate Artifacts.

If I were to Pod, I'd combo 'Undying' with Hex ParasiteMTG Card: Hex Parasite then Pod my way up to large 'Hexproof' creatures like Terra StomperMTG Card: Terra Stomper.

March 31, 2012 10:46 p.m.

BigBruce says... #52

Pod with undying is the way to go IMO, getting two activation of one creature, whats not to like

March 31, 2012 11:17 p.m.

theonyc says... #53

thats y the new mikease is boss in black pod decks

March 31, 2012 11:21 p.m.

BigBruce says... #54

March 31, 2012 11:22 p.m.

theonyc says... #55

and sheoldrid, I'm playing all 4 of those, try checking it out, it does need lots of work though

March 31, 2012 11:23 p.m.

Minousmancer says... #56

Apple isn't the only store in town: deck:this-is-how-ipod

March 31, 2012 11:37 p.m.

kingboo3000 says... #57

Yeah, I've been playing pod for a while: Pod Of Undeath is my deck. Although I think I like your idea of Hex ParasiteMTG Card: Hex Parasite better than my Contagion ClaspMTG Card: Contagion Clasps.

April 1, 2012 6:59 p.m.

rjg110 says... #58

Bloodletting + Red Suns OMG +1

April 7, 2012 2:50 a.m.

Minousmancer says... #59

Curse of BloodlettingMTG Card: Curse of Bloodletting + "any damage" = awesome!

April 7, 2012 4:11 a.m.

Iceyman123 says... #60

super awesome deck! I play tested and loved it!

April 26, 2012 1:40 p.m.

Minousmancer says... #61

Iceyman123 Big Thanks!

April 26, 2012 1:59 p.m.

rjg110 says... #62

Anyone drops???

April 28, 2012 9:37 p.m.

rjg110 says... #63

Anyone 1 drops???

April 28, 2012 9:37 p.m.

Minousmancer says... #64

I haven't needed any so far, pretty solid as it plays.

April 28, 2012 10:41 p.m.

Your deck sucks

December 15, 2015 1:46 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 62
Avg. CMC 3.14
Tokens 2/2 Zombie
Folders Red, Templates, Modern Decks
Top rank #4 on 2012-03-07
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