Small chunks of life lost over time adds up fast. Taxes lead to death.

Fate Unraveler makes your opponent pay a tax each turn. Combo'd with Toil / Trouble you have a minimum of 6 life lost.

Mogis, God of Slaughter makes them choose to pay taxes in blood or men. Evil at its finest.

Thrull Parasite makes them pay a tax every time you cast your spells.

Servant of Tymaret combos we ll with Claim of Erebos to tax continuously each upkeep.

Rix Maadi Guildmage is a superstar agent. Making sure every tax paid sees maximum effect. Great card to use when you have extra mana at their end step as they should lose a life with Fate Unraveler

Pain Seer taxes you but helps draw cards and make them pay for your card draw as well when enchanted with Claim of Erebos .

and lastly Erebos, God of the Dead makes sure that we never give refunds.



SSJRanulf says... #1

I laughed, I cried, and I wondered if the Whip of Erebos has a place, as the healing could make the taxes all the sweeter.

February 7, 2014 5:46 a.m.

Khansolo says... #2

I thought long and hard about Whip of Erebos being included and decided i had enough 4 drops. So for now i have left it in the sideboard.

February 7, 2014 6:29 a.m.

thataddkid says... #3

Swap Swamp from side with Drown in Sorrow . There's never a game to side in lands.

February 7, 2014 6:34 a.m.

TEGHabibird says... #4

Gray Merchant of Asphodel ensures the tax man always gets his cut

February 7, 2014 6:41 a.m.

Khansolo says... #5

thanks for the suggestions guys

February 7, 2014 6:44 a.m.

Are you running enough lands? 21 seems light when you want to sink a lot of mana into Rakdos's Return , Rix Maadi Guildmage and Claim of Erebos , as well as having some high cost cards like Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Toil / Trouble . Didn't know how much you playtested it but it looks like you could use a few more lands to me, just from an initial glance at it. I love the deck +1

February 7, 2014 6:54 a.m.

Khansolo says... #7

Toil / Trouble is in the deck really for two purposes. To combo with Fate Unraveler and if need be i can target myself to draw if i end up short on lands or other useful things.

I feel like i need to add 1-2 more land to get the curve just right, but im not sure where to cut a card or 2. Any suggestions?

February 7, 2014 6:57 a.m.

Also, you have so many double black mana cards and you are really only splashing red by comparison, you may want to push the ratio of rad to black mana sources more towards black. I would -2 Mountain , -1 Erebos, God of the Dead , -1 Mogis, God of Slaughter , -1 Rakdos's Return , +5 Swamp . You don't want to draw too many legendary creatures (especially indestructible ones) and Rakdos's Return is a mana sink so you don't want too many of those either. Just a suggestion, but it may make casting your double black mana cards easier, especially the ones in your sideboard.

February 7, 2014 7:01 a.m.

Khansolo says... #9

fadetoblack1183 thanks man that suggestion helped tremendously for my play test.

February 7, 2014 7:13 a.m.

TEGHabibird says... #10

Pain Seer could easily take the spot of rix maadi Mage.

They have similar stats, but seer is easier to cast. And seer will draw you cards as long as you're swinging, whereas rid Mage pings for 1 damage for RB if they've taken a hit.

February 7, 2014 8:17 a.m.

Khansolo says... #11

@TEGHabibird Thats why rix maadi is in the deck to begin with. They just have to lose a life on the turn to amplify life lost.

Fate Unraveler allows me to do that on their turn as an extra ping before my upkeep. Thrull Parasite has extort that can be triggered to make them lose life. Claim of Erebos also allows me to get into their life pool to help activate Rix Maadi Guildmage .

and Mogis, God of Slaughter makes them choose 2 to the face with the potential for more through the guildmage or suffer the loss of a creature.

Thats why he stays as he ends up being the superstar at times. He also can eliminate blockers early game.

February 7, 2014 8:24 a.m.

TEGHabibird says... #12

I'm not saying I don't think you can consistently damage the opponent, I just think 2 mana for 1 damage is a bit lackluster. Pain seer would help yu get to your stronger cards faster.

And he also works incredibly well with claim of erebos

February 7, 2014 4:53 p.m.

thataddkid says... #13

Pain Seer works awfully with Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Toil / Trouble . The decks running his older brother in modern are 3< cmc for a reason. Flipping even a Bloodbraid Elf for them was painful- imagine taking 6.

February 7, 2014 5:01 p.m.

STABtrain says... #14

+1 just because the story that you gave behind each card and their secret lives as taxmen made me lol and its a solid deck

February 7, 2014 8:08 p.m.

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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.73
Folders Watch, Rakdos, ideas, like, Fav decks, casual
Top rank #31 on 2014-02-18
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+3 Bile Blight side
+3 Pain Seer side
+3 Whip of Erebos side
+3 Swamp side
+3 Contaminated Ground main
+3 Pack Rat side
-3 Pain Seer main
-1 Mountain main
+1 Swamp main
+3 Drown in Sorrow side
+3 Gray Merchant of Asphodel maybe
-3 Swamp side
+2 Gray Merchant of Asphodel main
-3 Contaminated Ground main
-1 Gray Merchant of Asphodel maybe
-1 Swamp main
-1 Erebos, God of the Dead main
-2 Mountain main
-1 Mogis, God of Slaughter main
-1 Rakdos's Return main
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