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Orzhov Competetive aggro w/ removal and lifegain

RedNova700

Standard

Score: 8


Description

Please +1 if you like the setup! Any suggestions are greatly appreciated as well.

  • Buff up creatures fast and then doublestrike with silverblade paladin.
  • If you can block my creatures, then use guildmage to get the damage through.

Sideboard is built to react to the other top tournament decks I have seen:

Control/Removal: -2 typhoid rats, -3 predators gambit, +2 Duress, +3 Faith's Shield

Reanimator: +3 Rest in Peace, - 3 Oblivion Ring

Mill: - 2 Typhoid Rats, -2 Vizkopa Guildmage, +2 Duress, +2 Unburial Rites

Boros: - 2 Duress, +2 Typhoid Rats

Planeswalkers (Jace, Taimyo): + 2 Pithing Needle

Updates

— Feb. 11, 2013

I updated this deck from the tournament I competed in yesterday. I finished 4th out of 20 with a few misplays that probably knocked me down from 2nd or 3rd. It's a good deck but it still falls victim to removal pretty easily.

Let me know if you think I can make any other improvements.

Thanks!!

RedNova700 says...

#1

Anyone have any comments? I see a bunch of views :/

Please +1 if you like the deck. Thanks!!

February 14, 2013 9:31 a.m.

ipborg says...

#2

Nice deck, I was trying to think of ideas for Orzhov aggro and a lot of my ideas seem to be in your deck. What about High Priest of Penance or Thrill-Kill Assassin ?

February 15, 2013 7:37 p.m.

Dorfrat says...

#3

With life gain why not run Chalice of Life  Flip ?

February 16, 2013 1:16 a.m.

RedNova700 says...

#4

I like the idea of putting a Chalice of Life in the sideboard if I have a lot of life but get creature wiped. Thanks!

I'm not totally sure how I would use the priests?

February 21, 2013 4:45 p.m.

Ziefin says...

#5

You could use High Priest of Penance along with Frontline Medic

February 21, 2013 4:56 p.m.

RedNova700 says...

#6

I like the High Priest and Frontline Medic combo. I don't use enough creatures to really implement this combo though. But I do appreciate the advice. I also updated the deck to the recent improvements I made after more tournaments.

THANKS!!

Please +1 if you like.

February 26, 2013 2:02 p.m.

Baddie says...

#7

High Priest of Penance + Skeletal Grimace

February 28, 2013 5:24 p.m.

dbrannon says...

#8

-3 Predator's Gambit +3 Deviant Glee

March 12, 2013 1:40 p.m.

dbrannon says...

#9

-4 Dark Favor +4 Sphere of Safety or Stab Wound

March 12, 2013 1:42 p.m.

RedNova700 says...

#10

@dbrannon

What good is Deviant Glee going to do? I don't use red mana.

This deck is basically Orzhov Deck Wins (similar to RDW). I need speed, not control (Sphere of Saftey). I could maybe use one sphere of safety in the sideboard.

Thanks for the suggestions though. I do appreciate it!

March 28, 2013 1:23 p.m.

TheGoldOne says...

#11

Cool deck, check mines out please! :)

May 23, 2013 10:24 p.m.

I run B/W aggro as well, so I would highly recommend throwing in Tormented Soul . It's simply wonderful to see your opponents reaction when you place a Dark Favor on him followed shortly by Silverblade Paladin , Soulbound to him as well. Yes, I know that's a lot for something that can be torn down fairly easily, but if you draw well, you will have them down to 8 life on turn 3. Beyond my favorite little combo, it's a nice deck!

June 13, 2013 4:38 a.m.

sarevok686 says...

#13

swap out Dark Favor for Blind Obedience , because: dark favor is not great, think about if they kill your creature before you swing, you just lost one life for nothing, while Blind Obedience can gain you life all game, (after 4 spells you will have dealt 4 damage and gained 4 life while the dark favor can result in just a loss of life, and 4 damage at most since no good deck will allow you two swings with a dark favor'd creature) clear a path for your creatures, and potentialy force your opponent to side in enchant removal.

yeah Dark Favor can give you a big attack but any good deck will clear it before you get a chance to really use it. there is a 3 cost b/w enchantment called Gift of Orzhova i would run over dark favor if you didnt like Blind Obedience

just my two cents

July 9, 2013 11:45 p.m.

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