1. Early Game Champion of the Parish and Gather the Townsfolk to prepare the way
  2. Mid Game Use Altar's Reap and Disciple of Grislebrand to sac Humans and power Village Cannibals. Also Sorin, Lord of Innistrad for as many Emblems as possible. Sac anything to trigger morbid for Tragic Slip
  3. End Game Ravenous Demon  Flip transformed. Sac him if you can't pay the human cost.


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HammerElf says... #1

I like this deck it has its own story built in.

February 16, 2012 1:09 a.m.

QuentinD says... #2


WHERE DID THE Gather the TownsfolkMTG Card: Gather the Townsfolk GO?

February 16, 2012 1:16 a.m.

swamp_water says... #3

Well if you like it please +1 it. I see what you mean though about the story. This is by far my favorite deck to play. I can't wait until FNM this week to test this version out!

February 16, 2012 1:17 a.m.

swamp_water says... #4

The towns folk were sac'd. Lingering SoulsMTG Card: Lingering Souls is better for fliers and has cooler flavor!

February 16, 2012 1:19 a.m.

QuentinD says... #5

Ya, but don't you want to sac humans instead of spirits? But all in all, souls is a better token generator.

February 16, 2012 1:21 a.m.

swamp_water says... #6

yeah that was the part I was stuck on but I was pretty weak against flyers in play testing so the souls were subbed. Trust me it was a hard choice. But at least the flavor part stands up.

February 16, 2012 1:26 a.m.

cobracon7 says... #7

I'd drop 2 torturers for 2 townsfolk, and 1 mob and 1 canibal for 2 more champions. Good deck though.

February 16, 2012 6:08 a.m.

bman5604 says... #8

id toss in at least 2 Evolving WildsMTG Card: Evolving Wilds great deck thinning and might give you that need shuffle you are lacking

February 16, 2012 7:12 a.m.

Ziabo says... #9

I think Reaper from the AbyssMTG Card: Reaper from the Abyss would be a good addition to this deck sac em and destroy some?? just a thought

February 16, 2012 7:27 a.m.

RekWan3534 says... #10

I just purchased this deck; not knowing how it will be. I will do some tweeking to the sideboard, but I have a majority of this deck! I hope it works great!

February 16, 2012 9:18 p.m.

swamp_water says... #11

I ran it today against friends in multi-player at work and it was very good. I was 2-1 but that's because third game they were rolling me. I can't wait to try it again at FNM.

February 16, 2012 9:51 p.m.

Swift123 says... #12

will end up killing you every time. All it takes is a Black Sun's ZenithMTG Card: Black Sun's Zenith for 1 and bam, 9 damage done to you a turn. And Black Sun's ZenithMTG Card: Black Sun's Zenith is a very common and popular card.

February 17, 2012 3:14 p.m.

swamp_water says... #13

Don't flip the demon if your humans are weak. He's not a bad guy unflipped. Every game so far where I've played him I've had a human with many counters bigger than him ready to be sac'd. Anyways he's more end game and I like the flavor and the additional sac outlet. What do you think?

February 17, 2012 5:20 p.m.

Azurith says... #14

Reminds me of my own deck, Demonic Worship Give it a look and let me know what you think!

February 17, 2012 5:36 p.m.

jessetaverne says... #15

I can't believe no-one mentioned this yet:

Doomed TravelerMTG Card: Doomed Traveler is a boss and an auto-include in any b/w semi tokens deck, not to mention that it's a heavenly sacrifice target.

swap for 2 thraben doomsayers and 2 village cannibals IMO.

Aside from that it looks alright, although i'd probably run 1 less altar's reap and sub in another sorin if you have it


February 20, 2012 2:42 p.m.

cryptichorror says... #16

I like it. Mostly because it makes Humans die. (Humans have become my bane in meta.)

February 20, 2012 3:45 p.m.

burkek says... #17

What is your meta game like? Or what decks are you having difficulty with? (Asking for purpose of sb help)

February 20, 2012 5:24 p.m.

swamp_water says... #18

Wolf run werewolves mostly

February 20, 2012 5:27 p.m.

burkek says... #19

If they are running mostly werewolves, flipped cards have no cmc and can be killed by a ratchet bomb for 0.

February 20, 2012 5:28 p.m.

swamp_water says... #20

Wow really? I didn't even realize that.

February 20, 2012 5:43 p.m.

djgunn says... #21

Falkenrath NobleMTG Card: Falkenrath Noble would be a pretty awesome card in your mainboard here, because of all the sacrificing you'll be doing. As for your sideboard...

Have you considered Surgical ExtractionMTG Card: Surgical Extraction, as an answer to undying creatures? I'd probably put another Oblivion RingMTG Card: Oblivion Ring in your sideboard, and probably at least one more Day of JudgmentMTG Card: Day of Judgment.

February 20, 2012 5:50 p.m.

JazzCrimes says... #22

This looks really good. If you can find a place for one more Skirsdag High PriestMTG Card: Skirsdag High Priest, I think that would be good- that card is massively effective. This looks pretty tight. Good stuff!

February 21, 2012 12:34 a.m.

MikeWalter says... #23

Gave your deck a +1 because I really like the idea of it. Check out my deck W/B/R Tokens if you could. Our decks are more or less the same, just with a slightly different spin on things.

February 21, 2012 2:45 a.m.

permhole96 says... #24

a couple of thoughts,

i playtested this deck 100 times and i got mana screwed more times then a deck should. I dont know why this is seeing that you have 24 lands but thats the facts

my other though,

i feel like that , Mirran CrusaderMTG Card: Mirran Crusader, Mikaeus, the LunarchMTG Card: Mikaeus, the Lunarch these are all valuble cards (human) that those top two cards hog...

February 21, 2012 4:51 p.m.

swamp_water says... #25

@permhole96 you playtested this deck 100 times? That's more than I have.

I can't say I've been mana screwed with this deck much. 24 lands have been my golden number forever with few minor adjustments.

I think i will playtest some of your suggested creatures as it will be fun to mix it up. I didn't like Skirsdag FlayerMTG Card: Skirsdag Flayer or Doomed TravelerMTG Card: Doomed Traveler as they seemed kind of week. Also 4xGather the TownsfolkMTG Card: Gather the Townsfolk is replaced by 2x Lingering SoulsMTG Card: Lingering Souls

Thanks for your feedback. Please keep it coming.

February 21, 2012 5:27 p.m.

permhole96 says... #26

just think about those Gather the TownsfolkMTG Card: Gather the Townsfolk... also, how much do you use Vault of the ArchangelMTG Card: Vault of the Archangel?

February 21, 2012 5:34 p.m.

Elspeth TirelMTG Card: Elspeth Tirel would be pretty fun, you could try with her, plus her ultimate can devastate your opponent. She's a fun girl. +1

February 21, 2012 10:19 p.m.

Try MortarpodMTG Card: Mortarpod and Tragic SlipMTG Card: Tragic Slip your sacking creature and doing damage also you are getting a -13/-13 kill spell

February 22, 2012 9:42 a.m.

never-mind the slips

February 22, 2012 9:43 a.m.

permhole96 says... #30

how has this done at FNM

February 22, 2012 12:30 p.m.

swamp_water says... #31

I have not had a chance to try it at a FNM yet. If you do please let me know and I'll put it in the update. I've only played casually in multiplayer and it decimates.

February 22, 2012 12:39 p.m.

permhole96 says... #32

ok, ive already built a version of this deck Humans to the rescue and am taking it to my FNM in a couple of days, ill let you know!

February 22, 2012 12:41 p.m.

permhole96 says... #33

lol, its not letting me link my deck...

thats the wrong deck, im sorry

ill link it the html

February 22, 2012 12:43 p.m.

permhole96 says... #34

lol, its not letting me link my deck...

thats the wrong deck, im sorry

ill link it the html

February 22, 2012 12:43 p.m.

permhole96 says... #35

lol, its not letting me link my deck...

thats the wrong deck, im sorry

ill link it the html

February 22, 2012 12:43 p.m.

permhole96 says... #36

February 22, 2012 12:44 p.m.

swamp_water says... #37

Just went 4-0 at my local game store undefeated! Crazy nobody had an answer to it. I played it with Demons, removal, sacrifice, Tragic SlipMTG Card: Tragic Slip etc. No one card combo spoke loudest but I did love the early game cards.

February 23, 2012 3:36 p.m.

swamp_water says... #38

Just went 4-0 at lunch today against the guys at work in multiplayer. It's pretty crazy how well this deck works. The trick is to know when to sac 'em.

February 24, 2012 5:23 p.m.

Sobieski says... #39

I've built a similar deck called Kill all the humans... even your own.

I think this is a very cool deck, but i sort of wondered whether it might not be better without could be taken of for some more Increasing DevotionMTG Card: Increasing Devotion. It just feels dangerous and also dies to removal. I like your deck though so +1 for the idea.

February 25, 2012 7:58 a.m.

habitualpuma says... #40

I made a deck similar to this one. Here is link I am still making changes as I play with it and its only based off of cards I currently own.

I found that Sun TitanMTG Card: Sun Titan can be very useful in bringing back all of the lower cost cards in this deck. You may want to consider adding this card.

I noticed you added the Royal AssassinMTG Card: Royal Assassins and Reaper from the AbyssMTG Card: Reaper from the Abyss cards since the last time I viewed this deck. How have these worked out?

I did notice that this deck needed some removal in addition to the 4xTragic SlipMTG Card: Tragic Slip. I added Skirsdag FlayerMTG Card: Skirsdag Flayer but have found that it isn't working as well as I had hoped.

February 26, 2012 6:09 p.m.

habitualpuma says... #41

i've also found that Jar of EyeballsMTG Card: Jar of Eyeballs is very effective for finding/drawing the cards that you need.

February 26, 2012 6:18 p.m.

swamp_water says... #42

@habitualpuma that is a awesome flavorful card to put in this deck. Thanks I might try it. :)

February 26, 2012 6:23 p.m.

Nice deck. I made a variant with red as well. Human Sacrifice

February 26, 2012 10:25 p.m.

Edit deck:human-sacrifice-19

February 26, 2012 10:27 p.m.


February 26, 2012 10:28 p.m.

+1 for sure.

February 26, 2012 10:31 p.m.

nvergara45 says... #47

If you don't mind me asking, why Village CannibalsMTG Card: Village Cannibals over Unruly MobMTG Card: Unruly Mob?

February 27, 2012 7:41 a.m.

habitualpuma says... #48

@nvergara45 I thought the same thing. But then I realized that they both have their advantages. Village CannibalsMTG Card: Village Cannibals has potential to get counters when opponent's humans die. With Unruly MobMTG Card: Unruly Mob of course its only your creatures but they don't have to be human. With this deck being mostly human creatures that you would want to sacrifice I can see why Village CannibalsMTG Card: Village Cannibals was chosen. I actually have both in my deck

February 27, 2012 9 a.m.

swamp_water says... #49

Also Village CannibalsMTG Card: Village Cannibals is less vulnerable when I'm not sacing or killing anything. I wouldn't have figured that one out if I hadn't played it.

February 27, 2012 9:47 a.m.

theonyc says... #50

but Unruly MobMTG Card: Unruly Mob is cheaper, but i still agree with that

February 27, 2012 11:28 a.m.

swamp_water says... #51

Yeah it was a weird thing but it's better to have the "I get big because of death" guys to be a bit bigger than 1/1 when they come out otherwise they are a bit too weak. Also if they Mind ControlMTG Card: Mind Control one of my other humans and I kill it, Village CannibalsMTG Card: Village Cannibals still gets +1/+1. Yeah it happened.

February 27, 2012 12:10 p.m.

Dreamlocke says... #52

Not so sure about the benefits of Thraben DoomsayerMTG Card: Thraben Doomsayer and Royal AssassinMTG Card: Royal Assassin, but overall I like this deck. It has a lot of good synergy. Very nice. +1

February 27, 2012 6:59 p.m.

swamp_water says... #53

Thraben DoomsayerMTG Card: Thraben Doomsayer is a huge part of this deck. He's a human making machine. Royal AssassinMTG Card: Royal Assassin is because this deck has poor removal. I'm still testing him out so the jury is still not in on him.

February 27, 2012 7:05 p.m.

if your running lots of humans maybe think about splashing in angelic overseer

February 28, 2012 10:17 a.m.

permhole96 says... #55

hey, would you be so kind as to help out a friend whos just starting magic and saw ur deck and wanted to build it kind of like your B/U???

he needs the help and i would be very appreciative if you could offer some advice to a player just starting. This goes for anybody who wants to help him get started...

the deck is called deck:sorin-and-tokens

thx, and just ask if u need shit

February 29, 2012 12:50 a.m.

Nice, so this is primarily a human token deck then. I must say that this looks really solid too, I playtested it a few times and this deck can really handle itself.

How do you find the s in the deck? With so many human tokens running around, i'm suprised you don't have 4 of them (especially with 24 lands and a generally fair/low curve). Why not add two more in exchange for your Disciple of GriselbrandMTG Card: Disciple of Griselbrand, and sideboard the disciple for either your 2 Go for the ThroatMTG Card: Go for the Throat or Geth's VerdictMTG Card: Geth's Verdict? You already have a lot of removal in that sideboard, especially with Day of JudgmentMTG Card: Day of Judgment.

That way, your aggro threats will not only be Champion of the ParishMTG Card: Champion of the Parish and Village CannibalsMTG Card: Village Cannibals but better odds of some brutal flying Archdemon of GreedMTG Card: Archdemon of Greed cards too!

+1, especially for putting the cannibals in here XD

March 1, 2012 5:48 a.m.

cobracon7 says... #57

Zombie ApocalypseMTG Card: Zombie Apocalypse would murder him with 4 Archdemon of GreedMTG Card: Archdemon of Greeds. Disciple of GriselbrandMTG Card: Disciple of Griselbrand gives him solid sacrifice good for the Skirsdag High PriestMTG Card: Skirsdag High Priest which in my opinion is better than the 9/9:

March 1, 2012 6:09 a.m.

I think this deck would go great with a Doomed TravelerMTG Card: Doomed Traveler + Undying EvilMTG Card: Undying Evil or Mausoleum GuardMTG Card: Mausoleum Guard + Undying EvilMTG Card: Undying Evil If you can plz leave tips on my deck.

March 2, 2012 10:41 p.m.

shadowdart says... #59

Didn't like Village CannibalsMTG Card: Village Cannibals so i replaced with Accorder PaladinMTG Card: Accorder Paladin. Also, don't have money for Sorin so i replaced with Oblivion RingMTG Card: Oblivion Ring. here it is: Morbidly Human

March 3, 2012 3 a.m.

Vman says... #60

this is deffinately one of the better thought of bw decks on the site, so u have my approval. lemme point some things out here

Skirsdag High PriestMTG Card: Skirsdag High Priest a 2 of! haha i always tell people u only need 2 in a deck but your some1 who figured it out so cheers

Thraben DoomsayerMTG Card: Thraben Doomsayer costs 1WW so with less plains than swamps i wonder how much you get him out without much must be your shuffling coz ide never get away with it lol. ide do something about it though, coz luck tends to run out,

lets think about Sorin, Lord of InnistradMTG Card: Sorin, Lord of Innistrad at release he went $60 in some places yet never impacted standard like jtms or even lili (who was around the same price)...and his price went down quite fast too, why? coz he is actully not saying hes bad..he is actually good. but not good enough to simply be in every bw deck especially since ur not doing the common token swarm attack plan with a shizloada anthems. the emblems arent that important..just saying..

but a pw is your personal thing i guess it all depends on taste

my take on your deck for my personal playtesting (against my bw decks X_X Morbid the humans crusaders are in coz there such a beast in standard, the Suture PriestMTG Card: Suture Priest is ther coz it hurts with the tokens i have and mate and remember, your doing extremely well

March 17, 2012 5:39 a.m.

swamp_water says... #61

I'll be the first one to admit that Sorin doesn't do much in this deck but make tokens and emblems. I pull one in a draft and one in a random pack so I thought might as well get my value for him. Thanks. :)

March 17, 2012 12:51 p.m.

l3viathn says... #62

I wonder what avacyn's return will hold for this deck... Also, does anyone have any advice on replacements for Royal AssassinMTG Card: Royal Assassin? I was thinking WakedancerMTG Card: Wakedancer, for it's morbid bonus. Any ideas? I'm trying to make it only from the Innistrad block to make sure it doesn't lose anything big and can have the best longevity in standard play.

March 23, 2012 2:50 p.m.

theonyc says... #63

u will also need to replace practically the hole side board too, maybe the doj, but where you get to choose one creature who live (sorry i don't know its name), that way you can keep the reaper of abyss or a pumped champion

March 23, 2012 3:44 p.m.

cobracon7 says... #64

I built this, almost card for card, I subbed in Bloodgift DemonMTG Card: Bloodgift Demon for Royal AssassinMTG Card: Royal Assassin granted haven't seen it yet, but that's what I did.

March 24, 2012 8:01 a.m.

Have you thought of Thalia, Guardian of ThrabenMTG Card: Thalia, Guardian of Thraben as a 4-of in place of the Royal AssassinMTG Card: Royal Assassins and Reaper from the AbyssMTG Card: Reaper from the Abyss'?

They'll disrupt their early game more and will be better for you to set up nicely. And once you don't need it or have another one in hand, you can just sacrifice the one in play (and still benefit from it as its a human) and play the other.

April 6, 2012 8:22 a.m.

swamp_water says... #66

The Royal AssassinMTG Card: Royal Assassin always get's the shaft but people forget how powerful he really is. Just as a deterrent to your opponent attacking you because he knows that his best attacker will die before it get a chance is enough to make most of the people I play this deck against pause. And one pause is enough for me to human/sac engine my way to victory. Yes don't underestimate the Royal AssassinMTG Card: Royal Assassin. He's better then you might think.

April 8, 2012 3:33 a.m.

comando123 says... #67

Swamp ive gotta tell you man you've got a very well thought out deck, one extremely similar to one ive been homebrewing for a while. At my local fnm theres alot of competitive guys that ive showed a version of this off to and a few takes ive made of it myself.

Anyway have you Considered Gideon JuraMTG Card: Gideon Jura? back when you were still running the increasing devotions mainboard i swapped them out for 2 Gideon JuraMTG Card: Gideon Juras i had taken out the disciple of Grisslebrand and the royal assassins at the time and replaced them with a playset of lingering souls for testing purposes(at this time i rebalanced the land to make it a little more smooth).later i removed 2 of them and put in 2 more Altar's ReapMTG Card: Altar's Reaps because having that draw advantage was just so amazing.

anyway on to what i had thoughts wise to the Gideons 1. often times my opponent doesn't want to swing when you need to remove something important on his board when he knows you have vault of the archangel up, when you use gideon's 2nd ability this sets up a perfect way to blow through alot of his guys with some of your tokens and other things possibly making your village cannible ginormous depending on how many humans die in that process.2. if by some chance you still need more things dead and Gideon JuraMTG Card: Gideon Jura lives his -2 does the exact same thing as Royal AssassinMTG Card: Royal Assassin in a sense. Although Gideon doesnt deter an attack as well as he does.

Also something else i had experimented with was Massacre WurmMTG Card: Massacre Wurm (swapped one out with a ravenous demon, running one of each was definitely interesting) however doing that i fealt like the sacrifice part of the deck was lacking a bit as id end up flooding the field with human tokens occasionally. for this purpose if you like Massacre WurmMTG Card: Massacre Wurm it may be worth putting into the sideboard if you play a guy who is flooding the field with anoying 2 toughness peoples.

Just wandering on your thoughts as far as those changes's my version of it:

BW Human Demon Sac engine.

April 9, 2012 2:26 a.m.

Icroe29 says... #68

This is one of my favorite of your created decks by far. A BW innistrad sacrifice deck with some serious win conditions and a buttload of nontraditional cards- excellent, excellent, excellent!

February 14, 2013 9:36 p.m.

meleesqc says... #69

Blood Artist no !?

March 3, 2015 2:14 p.m.

xweto says... #70

August 22, 2015 3:12 p.m.

Xathrid Necromancer for the lulz?

December 22, 2015 9:20 a.m.

c1b0rg says... #72




February 21, 2016 4:10 p.m.

Nice deck, needs to be updated. Bloodsoaked Champion is a crazy good addition.

April 19, 2016 7:09 p.m.

TigerAce77 says... #74

swamp_water: Love the deck! I built my version based on what you made. Check out Tomorrow is a Latter Day! . Would like to know what you think.

Anyways, check out Mindwrack Demon. He might be a perfect fit to update your deck rather than Reaper from the Abyss. Its cheaper, has trample, and getting Delirium shouldn't be that difficult with instant's, sorcery's, creatures, and enchantments present in your build.

Also, check out Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip. When she flips, shes another human token engine.

April 25, 2016 9:37 a.m.

thomashapp71 says... #75

Love the deck, would suggest Thalia's Lieutenant, but you go through creatures so quickly the anthem effect probably doesn't matter. It is bonkers in my deck B/W Humans at thomashapp71.

July 5, 2016 10:33 a.m.

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