Rise of Darkness

Standard* Cruel Control Mono-Black

Skelasoldier Score: 8


Description

The goal of this deck is to control the board with your sorcery and instant spell, mana-ramp up to big nasty creatures and utilize Liliana's second ability.

Win Condition 1: Control + Sorin's Vengeance

Win Condition 2: Liliana's second ability combined with Inkmoth Nexus or Phyrexian Obliterator

Win Condition 3: Aggro + control

Updates

Update time! — Aug. 18, 2012

Well, as most of you can tell, I have changed a LOT from my original build. I am happy with the results so far, quite frequently have taken first or second at my local FNM and Wednesday Magic.

— July 14, 2012

Sign in Blood rarely gives me what I need, so I think I might experiment with Sorin's Vengence until the set rotates out.

FallenDefender says... #1

I'm not a fan of the vengeance in it. Everything else looks good go me. :) +1

August 1, 2012 7:04 p.m.

Korlan says... #2

With all your mana i think card:Sorin's Vengeance is a good move +1

August 1, 2012 7:19 p.m.

Skelasoldier says... #3

Vengeance actually is one of the win-cons, two of them in the deck and two cards that I can use to search for it. This deck gets so much mana-ramp that its casting cost isn't a problem at all, usually can get it out turn five 50% of the time I have it.

August 1, 2012 7:20 p.m.

FallenDefender says... #4

I would have you consider running a total of 6 board wipes (choosing between Mutilate , card:Black Sun's Zenith, and card:Life's Finale) and then run at least 3 card:Curse of Death's Hold. That strategy generally makes them struggle enough that you can drop whatever you want and be completely fine. I'm very partial to card:Life's Finale because you can hit their deck really hard in most decks.

August 3, 2012 7:01 p.m.

Skelasoldier says... #5

To be honest, I never considered card:Life's Finale in the deck, I will be sure to play with the idea. Thanks a bunch.

On another note, I have made changes to the deck, however have not updated them on here just yet. The main reason for this is because I would like to see how it runs at FNM before posting the list here, just so I don't have to do constant revisions to the online copy.

August 3, 2012 8:34 p.m.

MattGgator says... #6

I've play tested this quite a bit, and I must say its pretty sick. Well done. +1.

I would like to ask, what are you plans post rotation seeing as a third of this deck with cycle out? Just curious.

Also, you have 2 Duress mainboard and 3 sideboard.

August 10, 2012 11:39 a.m.

Korlan says... #7

Well you can only have a total of four Duress in the deck so i'd go 2 mb and 2 sb. and i haven't seen your meta but i know that Go for the Throat is a useful card against other black decks. I'd consider putting in some colorless stuff just because Sword of Feast and Famine kills my mono black deck like no other. If you have any Sorin Markov is in standard until october he'd work nicely with liliana and his vengeance.

August 10, 2012 1:03 p.m.

Korlan says... #8

Molten-Tail Masticore Spellskite Stuffy Doll . The First two are nice sideboard peices sometimes. And Stuffy Doll is just a nice card. You already run Wurmcoil Engine and Solemn Simulacrum

August 10, 2012 1:11 p.m.

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Legality

This deck is not Standard legal.

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Illegal cards Black Sun's Zenith , Despise , Sphere of the Suns , Phyrexian Obliterator , Go for the Throat , Spellskite , Geth's Verdict , Inkmoth Nexus , Sorin's Vengeance , Wurmcoil Engine , Doom Blade , Pristine Talisman , Solemn Simulacrum
Cards 62
Avg. CMC 3.25
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