Orzhov Aggro

Standard W/B (Orzhov) Weenie

Frostmane360 Score: 10


Originally based on Ben Stark's Orzhov Aggro, updated to move a little up the curve for Born of the Gods


I think I went to far into black and it ended up making the deck worse. Going to give it a try going back more to the core of WWb.

I'm thinking that maybe Pain Seer works in the Thrill-Kill Assassin spot? I dunno, it just dies so easily and Thrill-Kill is so good against things like G/R Monsters.

Lost to GR Monsters and GW aggro. GW aggro is a problem because Experiment One gets big and Fleecemane Lion just comes in bigger than our stuff. Monsters I just needed more removal at the right time because Stormbreath Dragon and Polukranos, World Eater are easy to deal with with black removal.

3-1 again at FNM, good for X-1 and prizes. Added Thrill-Kill Assassin and the deck runs really smoothly! Only loss was to a nut draw from a weird RG hexproof deck.

Beat Mono U x2 and Mono B. Sole loss was to Boros Burn because I wasn't quite sure it was a burn deck until I was dead.

I've been considering adding Thrill-Kill Assassin, but with Brimaz, King of Oreskos being spoiled that idea is probably going out the window and I'll be sticking with the mostly white look.

First FNM with this deck went 3-0-1, drawing into top4 because $$'s. Also because beating WW/r, RDW, and a drunk guy playing Red Devotion like a dumbass made me more than happy to just head home early.

So while I didn't really play any of the top decks in the format (WW/r was not optimized) the deck feels really strong. I just wish there was a better 1 drop to play than Boros Elite because I never feel good running them out.

Got a deal on some Mutavault, so the deck works for reals now.

I'm only able to run 2 Mutavault and Duress instead of Thoughtseize. I know these are big changes but I hope that it still runs moderately smoothly.


Matador says... #1

perhaps add Cavalry Pegasus to give all your humans flying?

January 3, 2014 3:16 p.m.

JamestheJoo says... #2

Rootborn Defenses for populating and pro supreme verdict and other board wipes.


Standard* JamestheJoo


January 24, 2014 1:58 p.m.

Frostmane360 says... #3

Rootborn Defenses provides no defense against Drown in Sorrow .

January 24, 2014 2:48 p.m.

JamestheJoo says... #4

That it doesn't, I meant destroy board-wipes, ex supreme verdict, gaze of granite, and so on. Guess you better get that turn 3 spear of heliod out there and try to keep it from killing you

January 24, 2014 3:01 p.m.

notan88 says... #5

maybe a Pain Seer for card draw? and Doom Blade or Ultimate Price for removal? Now you don't have protection from regular removal but I'm guessing that not as scary as Drown in Sorrow since you have Xathrid Necromancer . Perhaps a Gift of Orzhova for evasion and some lifelink?

January 26, 2014 12:40 a.m.

Frostmane360 says... #6

The problem with Pain Seer is that if you drop it turn 2 you maybe get an extra card turn 4 if it doesn't get blocked/removed. Precinct Captain is just more powerful and Imposing Sovereign allows you to get a couple more attacks through, so I'm not sure about Pain Seer in the 2 spot.

The debate is really between more removal or some way to protect my dudes instead of Brave the Elements .

February 1, 2014 5:04 p.m.

Please continue to post results, I literally was thinking of running a list similar to this but with less lands a fabled hero and some buffs etc..

February 2, 2014 3:21 p.m.

Swagrid says... #8

thought about Tormented Hero ?

February 6, 2014 9:55 a.m.

Frostmane360 says... #9

I have thought about Tormented Hero , but the issue is that having a white 1 drop is just better since I really want to be able to play Precinct Captain at WW on 2. There's enough plains that this almost always happens, and I find that with nothing to target Tormented Hero it's just kind of awkward.

February 6, 2014 3:23 p.m.

mbooma says... #10

Dutiful Thrull could have his place as an early one drop stopper. :P

February 11, 2014 11:13 a.m.

Frostmane360 says... #11

I actually have no interest in blocking most of the time

February 11, 2014 5:02 p.m.

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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 1.89
Tokens 2/2 Zombie, 1/1 Cat, 1/1 Soldier
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Revision 12 (1 year ago)

+4 Daring Skyjek main
+3 Boros Elite main
-4 Thrill-Kill Assassin main
-1 Swamp main
-2 Ultimate Price main
+1 Plains main
+1 Brave the Elements main
-2 Xathrid Necromancer main

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