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Amonkhet produces a craptone of powerfull low mana creatures! the catch? they come with -1/-1 counters. if Hapatra's Mark, Blisterpod and tokes from Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and Nest of Scarabs can take them away we are looking at 4/4s t2 and hasty 5/4s t3 :). Feedback desperately needed!


added fatal push. seams like a perfect remowal for this deck. Im killing my own creatures all the time.


soreu7 says... #1

This looks pretty good. I suggest putting a play set of Festering Mummy in so you can put the -1/-1 counters on your weak creatures. Festering mummy is good because it can convert the counter to an opposing creature. Notice that if you play Blisterpod on turn one, then Exemplar of Strength turn two, you can place all three counters on Blisterpod, then Blisterpod becomes a 1/1 where you can place more counters on and you have a 4/4. That is why you want the one-drops, they can be very useful with your -1/-1 counter distributing cards. If you are going to go for this strategy I suggest taking out the Hapatra's Mark for the Festering Mummy's because you won't be placing the -1/-1 counters on you big creatures. Yesterday I made a similar decklist (lol), it is called BG -1/-1 Counters.

May 5, 2017 8:21 a.m.

vexingozar says... #2

soreu7 thanks for the comment! I did try the Festering Mummy but after playtesting it turned out to be too much of a card disadvantage. Placing just 1 -1/-1 counter on an enemy creature usually is does not do much even if you add +1 life synergy with Plague Belcher and its a terrible topdeck. Blisterpod is so good because of card advantage. It gives me a counter dump (even after wipe) + it allows me to play Crocodile of the Crossing and attack for 9 on t3. Hapatra's Mark is vital if i don't draw other things to dump counters on an it also protects my biggest threats from removal - biggest threat for this deck. It goes topdeck very fast.

May 5, 2017 3:43 p.m.

Haimi1001 says... #3

This deck... simple idea, but awesome synergy... nice. As far as sac fodder, there's the new 2drop that generates a zombie when it dies. I think you could use at least 2 more of those double-sacable creatures.

May 9, 2017 1:30 p.m.

soreu7 says... #4

Haimi1001 I have a similar deck and I tried that, the only problem is it takes up a 2-drop -1/-1 counter distributing spot, which I have found vital to the deck.

May 9, 2017 5:38 p.m.

Paladia_Gorom says... #5

In the sideboard maybe run scarab feast and dissenters deliverance to fight graveyard and vehicle strategies maybe extra hapatra's mark for control matchup as well

May 11, 2017 9:04 a.m.

soreu7 says... #6

Good idea adding fatal push, even if you don't get the revolt (which would often happen), it is still stupidly good.

May 11, 2017 10:44 a.m.

Verado says... #7

what would you think of adding Tree of Perdition to absorb counters whilst sapping your opponent's life? I made a deck concept to try it out, see what you think - Poison Tree

May 11, 2017 10:53 p.m.

vexingozar says... #8

I'll try it out, thanks Verado. Paladia_Gorom you are right, I got smashed by zombies the other night. I did not come across vehicles yet but I was considering Natural State. I like Dissenter's Deliverance cycle though so ill play test both.

May 12, 2017 5:33 a.m.

soreu7 says... #9

As far as artifact removal, I think Natural Obsolescence is great. It doesn't cycling or anything, but it takes care of Scrapheap Scrounger perfectly. Even with all the Marvel and Vehicle decks, I still think that artifact removal is for the sideboard.

May 18, 2017 10:50 a.m.

Carlincf says... #10

Found this deck while looking for a game plan for updating the Lili planeswalker deck (just getting back into Standard and it was a good place to begin), this is great! Nice work. How has it been playing? Seeing any success at FNM?

June 29, 2017 10:51 a.m.

soreu7 says... #11

I made basically the same deck (before I saw this), it averages about 2-2 at FNM. Heroic Intervention is a good card for control with field wipers, I recommend you switch the 2 to the sideboard, either you are going to get a deck with a lot of field wipers and removal, or a deck with little to none. Maybe add 2 more to the sideboard as well. I agree Carlincf, even if this deck isn't the best, it is super fun.

June 29, 2017 3:11 p.m.

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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.34
Tokens 1/1 Eldrazi Scion, 1/1 Snake
Folders Copy, Amo, Cool Standard Decks, 1
Top rank #65 on 2017-05-16
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