A Standard deck based on Noose Constrictor and Peace of Mind as discard engines to fuel their abilities and fuel a mid- to late-game Splendid Reclamation. Gets land in the GY via discarding to Noose Constrictor and Peace of Mind , as well as via cycling. The win-cons are Noose Constrictor attack and, since I plan on having a lot of land in play after it's discarded and brought back with Splendid Reclamation (haha), fire-balling with Avacyn's Judgment cast via Madness and life loss/drain from Aftermath-ing Cut / Ribbons and casting Alms of the Vein via Madness. Control via Cast Out, Forsake the Worldly, Immolating Glare , and chumping Servant of the Conduit mid- to late-game. Not a big deal if I can't cast the Cut part of Cut / Ribbons ; it can just be discard fuel, as I want it in the GY anyway. And yes, I know I have more than the recommended number of lands (that's on purpose, and I wouldn't mind a few more)! Not sure at all about the SB yet.

This is a first draft so please comment, make suggestions, and upvote!




juampi65 says... #1

Maybe Faith of the Devoted, Archfiend of Ifnir Wandering Champion, Baru, Fist of Krosa or Wolf of Devil's Breach but I may be only saying silly things, I'm not accustomed to discard, aggresive decks.

May 2, 2017 4:46 p.m.

Thanks for the suggestions juampi65. Some of those cards are not in Standard though.

May 3, 2017 8:12 a.m.

Shadow of the Grave! Like really, it cannot be overstated how powerful this would be in your deck.

May 3, 2017 9:04 a.m.

juampi65 says... #4

Ow, I thought it was a modern deck, I'm so sorry.

May 3, 2017 2:04 p.m.

BlazingAbsol says... #5

Unless you really need the lifegain, Fiery Temper seems a lot better than Alms of the Vein.

May 3, 2017 9:27 p.m.

metalevolence says... #6

the only black cards are alms of the vein and the back half of cut//ribbons

you should just get rid of black if you're not going to use Shadow of the Grave

May 8, 2017 8:43 a.m.

Thanks for the comment metalevolence, but the Ribbons part of Cut / Ribbons is just to good, right? And with all the mana I plan to have.... ;)

May 8, 2017 8:52 a.m.

metalevolence says... #8

It doesn't really seem very good to me tbh. Unless it kills your opponent outright, you spend a ton of mana to not affect the board. It's the fact that the front half is a decent removal spell that makes the card even worth considering

May 8, 2017 9:19 a.m.

SamuraiCat says... #9

I agree with optimal use of Cut / Ribbons by using Red in this deck. I'd cut out white. One or two of Shadow of the Grave seems like a huge blow out and alternative kill, and since you're building up mana, two to three pieces of Faith of the Devoted, or Retreat to Hagra to maximize Splendid Reclamation. With white out, your removals could be Fatal Push or Never//Return.

This is the same deck I've been trying to brew for some time now. Thanks for your list!

May 8, 2017 8:45 p.m.

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This deck is Standard legal.

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