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Orzhov Heroic Sacrifice FTW

Standard Lifegain Tempo W/B (Orzhov)



This deck is a Orzhov Sac engine deck...

I sac my dude, and I also make you sac yours.. mwuahahahahaha!!!

The Cards:


Agent of the Fates : One of the Major cards for the Theme of the deck. Makes opponent sac whenever I attach 1 of the 20 enchantments in the deck.

Favored Hoplite : Great one drop with heroic. Ethereal Armor also can be used to stop him from taken damage when hit with burn or when swinging in for damage.

Hopeful Eidolon : matches the flavor of this deck flawlessly. can be used as a one drop, used to activate heroic and give some bonus lifelink, or used to fill a creature spot and also pump Ethereal Armor.

Phalanx Leader : The Oprah of the deck. Everyone can have a counter!

Blood Bairn: creates a good combat trick with it's sac a creature ability in conjunction with murder investigation. Sac all tokens after swinging in with Dying Wish attached. If they try to bounce her, just Devour Flesh or Altar's Reap her and watch the opponent's tears flow.

Erebos, God of the Dead: great for card draw. Also, if you can't get Agent of the Fates on the field, you can always Devour Flesh their ungodly huge creature. they sac it and still can't gain the life from it. muhahaha


Altar's Reap: sac a creature to activate Murder Investigation or Devour Flesh and draw 2 bonus cards.

Devour Flesh : same concept as Altar's Reap, just gain life instead.


Ethereal Armor: simple card. gets creatures bigger the more you pump it and other creatures with enchantments.

Dying Wish: used in combo with Devour Flesh makes any creature a psuedo-Grey Merchant of Asphodel

Murder Investigation : build up that heroic creature and then let him die to gain an army of 1/1s

Gift of Immortality: used to pump Ethereal Armor as well as to keep your creature presence on the board. Best to put this on Agent of the Fates or Phalanx Leader .

Ordeal of Heliod : adds counters to creature, then sacs for 10 life? why the heck not?

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! Also need a bit of help on the sideboard.

Also, props to I_H8_U_M8 for coming up with the foundations of this deck.




Snowblindblitz says... #1

Why not Cartel Aristocrat ?

December 3, 2013 5:32 p.m.

logan700 says... #2

Snowblindblitz, that's interesting, but Blood Bairn Has the psudeo-heroic ability in his sac engine. And if dying wish is put on bairn, then killed that turn after he eats all the tokens from murder investigation.... Good game.

December 3, 2013 10:55 p.m.

Nice deck I run something kinda similiar if you want to check it out: Your Fate? My Fate? Everyones Fate...

December 11, 2013 1:25 a.m.

kay19 says... #4

I like this deck. I'm too running a B/W Heroic Deck. Maybe I should try out Gift of Immortality. I really want Agent of The Fates on the board at all times lol.

December 11, 2013 2:49 p.m.

logan700 says... #5

Thanks for the upvotes friends!! Some notes: this deck has a tough time against early bird and control decks.
Against Esper and all the control match ups you really need to have a great opening hand to Follow enough damage, then hopefully I can get out Erebos, God of the Dead before the sphinx and things should be going ok. Lol

@StinjyJumpingJew, I looked at you deck. Thoughseize would be better than duress if you come across those :P

December 11, 2013 8:01 p.m.

kay19 says... #6

Sin Collector for sidedeck. if against Esper & Thoughtseize . Glare of Heresy possibly in sidedeck

December 12, 2013 12:07 a.m.

logan700 says... #7

@kay19, Thanks for the suggestions!! Glare of Heresy seems like a great fit for side against esper. I'll definitely be throwing that in here.

December 12, 2013 2:51 p.m.

Nthnbnntt09 says... #8

Another easy to sac creature would maybe be Dutiful Thrull . I'm trying to put together an Orzhov deck that uses some hard-to-kill creatures and that one comes to mind.

December 15, 2013 9:07 p.m.

Nthnbnntt09 says... #9

And against control matchups it might be helpful to use Orzhov Charm to bounce your enchantments back to your hand.

December 15, 2013 9:08 p.m.

logan700 says... #10

@Nthnbnntt09 I didn't even think of that one! Thanks for the suggestion! that's a very easy addition!

December 16, 2013 9:18 a.m.

thisKid619 says... #11

+1 for the oprah description haha good deck might use bits and pieces of it

December 17, 2013 11:29 p.m.

logan700 says... #12

Thanks thisKid619!! I still have trouble against the devotion to boros deck that everybody and there f-ing mother is running on MTGO right now though.

December 18, 2013 10:33 a.m.

thisKid619 says... #13

have you thought of High Priest of Penance ? I am going to add it to my newer orzhov and add a playset of Gift of Immortality

December 18, 2013 5:25 p.m.

thisKid619 says... #14

If at all possible what would a version of this deck look like with red splashed in? +1

January 14, 2014 5:12 p.m.

logan700 says... #15

I don't think there will be much going on when you splash red. It will give you access to Titan's Strength , Madcap Skills , Dynacharge , and Ordeal of Purphoros .. but those seem to be more suited for more "aggro-y" decks that try to win by turn 5 or less. This deck is meant to build board presence enough to make the opponent HAVE to deal with something. and if they dont... we will just sack or guys and say GG. lol

Did you have any suggestiong or reasons you wanted to splash red?

January 15, 2014 9:52 a.m.

thisKid619 says... #16

I built a deck very similar to this one and banisher priest killed it every time. So I decided that the sac outlets (Blood Bairn , Cartel Aristocrat , etc.) didn't work for me. if red was splashed maybe take out cartel for maybe Tymaret, the Murder King ? also Hellhole Flailer came to mind seeing as he can kill himself and deal damage to the opponent. another thing that came to mind was Spark Trooper and Showstopper . with the trooper, attach a Dying Wish to it and then gain twelve life after it's killed. as for Showstopper well you're killing them any way, why not hurt the opponents creatures as well. it would work well if you got the Murder Investigation to resolve then play Showstopper and sac the tokens to Blood Bairn My alterations to the deck may be a bit radical but I can see it working.

January 15, 2014 6:27 p.m.

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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 1.95
Tokens 1/1 Soldier
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+4 Orzhov Charm side
-2 Sanguine Bond side
-2 Thrull Parasite side