Take full advantage of -1/-1 counters by soaking them up with Tree of Perdition. When it gets as low as you need, tap to seriously diminish opponent's life total. Add in Nest of Scarabs and Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons for some serious value.

Could use some help with sideboard! Please comment, and +1 if you like.


Finally made it to a FNM and to my surprise the deck performed admirably. More importantly, it was quite fun to play and had some very memorable moments.

Round 1 Vs. RW Humans: 1-1-1, I was able to get out more and bigger creatures quickly, soak big hitters with the trees, and remove problem creatures with cheap removal. The Mummy put in great work both in the way he synergizes with Hapatra and in removing creatures with 1 toughness. Second match he played Thalia early, combined with a severe drought of black mana I lost very quickly. Third match went well, I played removal early into a turn 4 tree turn 5 triskadekaphobia. I had blockers and plenty of health to avoid getting to 13 so I calculated it was quite safe, until he played gryf's boon on his biggest creature, the +1 being exactly what he needed to put me at 13 and take me down with him.

Round 2 Vs. RW Exert: 2-0, first match i played Mummies turn 1 and 2 and was able to swing the in a few times, he opted not to block with 1-health creatures for a few turns while I got him to 13 life then played Triskadekaphobia for the turn 5 win. Second round was just overwhelming insect tokens and Westvale Abbey FTW.

Round 3 Vs. White/Blue/Black control: 2-0, took a while to get anything stuck on the field but my removal was sufficient to keep me alive until I could flood tokens. Sided in a pair of Stinging Shots to make the second round go smooth against spirits.

Round 4 Vs. Superfriends Fog: 0-2, aside from some supremely bad draws, this was just a bad matchup for my deck. Multiple fumigates, haze of pollen, gideon, dovin, and tamiyo, it was virtually impossible to get damage in. Sideboard had very few options for dealing with planeswalkers.


Dispossess has been working great in my sideboards.

I like this deck a lot! +1

May 22, 2017 12:45 p.m.

Jayohtwo says... #2

What would you think about putting Archfiend of Ifnir into either your sideboard or main deck? I've been toying with a similar themed deck and its been great fun to play.

May 25, 2017 2:16 p.m.

Verado says... #3

I was trying to find a way to get the archfiend in here, but with no discards or cycle cards it doesnt do much here. it would be a great build-around

May 25, 2017 4:33 p.m.

Wyrmweird says... #4

I would put hand hate and PW destruction in side board. Ruinous Path or more Never//Return. Lay Bare the Heart or similar effects.

As soon as I saw the -1 theme in AKH I thought of the Tree. Glad to see one is up and running.

June 1, 2017 10:21 a.m.

Verado says... #5

Thank you for the suggestions! I forgot to update the sideboard, when I took it to FNM I played a pair of Lay Bare, but I probably overloaded artifact hate (and of course didn't see any Marvel decks). More PW hate incoming

June 1, 2017 12:24 p.m.

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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.30
Tokens 1/1 Snake
Folders Potential, decks, 3, Theme Decks, Bookmark, Standard, Things to Try
Top rank #21 on 2017-05-26
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