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This deck started out as a joke but is winning around 2 out of 3 games.
Definitely an idea I want to build on.
@CrimsonKing: I like the idea of Shrieking Affliction . card:Wit's End I was a bit unsure of, but thought it might be handy late game in case of an opponent somehow getting a hand back. In saying that, games with this deck shouldn't get to late game.I'm not sure about Sign in Blood as I don't really like to have anything in hand when Liliana of the Veil is doing her +1 dance.
Shrieking Affliction hurts your opponent only if your opponent decides to let it hurt them. They can simply hold onto cards and turn Affliction blank. A control deck won't have a problem holding on to cards, and an aggro deck will plan on simply racing the life loss. I think the card's not very good. I've definitely been wrong before, though, and the heavy amount of discard here makes the deck poised to take advantage of it.
card:Wit's End, however, is flat-out a bad card. Yes, there are a few moments where you'll be able to blow someone who's holding a full grip of cards out with it, but those moments are very rare. Consider:
@MagnorCriol Thanks for the awesome analysis on card:Wit's End. You make a powerful argument against it. The time that I was thinking it is useful is against things like Tamiyo, the Moon Sage 's -2 right after you've swung in with a few rats. But as you say, a blue deck is usually going to be running counters against this.
Gravepurge is a sneaky little move, I think I might have to head down the road and pick a couple up tomorrow.
@TheLouie57: Thanks for the suggestion. After thinking about it; having a rat swinging in for 4 in turn two feels more important in an aggro deck than extra draw. I might add Sign in Blood to the sideboard.
i agree card:Altar's Reap is by far the better option over Sign in Blood no life gain you feel me. Demonmail Hauberk might be a good one instead of all those solo enchants Trepanation Blade it just seems to me that your enchanted rat becomes a target so use things u can re equip. and last but not least Grimoire of the Dead bring all your rats back