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This monstrosity is based on cards that screams crazy crazy crazy for most players and unusable by some. The deck is built around the sacrifice mechanic and the trade of creatures. This is why there arent any creatures on my side. They just get in the way anyways.

The craziness cards im referring to are: Endless Whispers, Oath of Lim-Dul , Lethal Vapors, Pox, Descent into Madness, and Tainted AEther. To bad Smokestack doesnt work in this deck and really want to add The Abyss but that's a bit pricy.

Endless Whispers is hilarious. Organised chaos at its core. This should make a player cautious about playing their monsters or board wiping. Unless they are tokens of course. Part of this deck is spot removal so killing off creatures and getting them into the hands of others. This can turn out to be rather political in multiplayer games. Grave Betrayal to make it not so political and as a backup for Endless Whispers. If Whispers ever gets out of hand, use Unstable Obelisk , Scour from Existence and if im really in a pinch I can use Descent into Madness to get it out of the game.

Lethal Vapors, and Tainted AEther cause Endless Whispers to get really insane off the bat. As soon as that creature hits the board, it goes into the hands of another player. Also makes for a pretty good pillow fort along with No Mercy and Crawlspace.

Pox is the card that hooked me on magic. With the life gain, draw/discard advantage and having no creatures, how could this not find a home in this deck. With Waste Not, Exquisite Blood, and Grave Betrayal out, this is a devastating card to see cast.

Oath of Lim-Dul is a great draw card engine and with all the creature removal and discard/draw, it should be rather safe to play causing huge card advantage.

Sacrifice, Exile, and killing off creatures Show

Descent into Madness and discard are the second half of the deck besides removal and should keep a players hand size down. This requires extra cards in hand to make this work and still keep playing. In black, this usually requires life and to prevent killing ourselves, some life gain is also added.

Discard for less options for your opponent. Show

Card Draw to cycle card for discarding. Keep what tacks on more pain. Show

Life Gain to hinder the amount of life lost from drawing cards. Show

Last aspect of this deck is mana acceleration. If you arent able to put get the combos off, this should allow for more perms and control.

Let me know what you think and comments are more than welcome!


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Looks like a fun build, just not sure how it'd hold up against Back to Nature or Paraselene or Tempest of Light, or such since the deck relies so heavily on enchantments. The other issue would be removal as black is notoriously weak at dealing with indestructible/hexproof creatures or opposing enchantments/artifacts, particularly if an opponent has a Tajuru Preserver or drops a Song of the Dryads/Imprisoned in the Moon/Darksteel Mutation on your commander. Elixir of Immortality is a decent way to get back your stuff back into the library after wrath effects or when you've used up most your instants/sorceries.

Cool idea, very unique! +1

June 13, 2017 11:38 p.m.

Nice, I tipped it to #1 with that, lol! (I happened to look at rankings right before and after)

I like the creativity of this brew. And such an impressively rapid rise to glory!

Congrats on the #1! Woohoo!

June 14, 2017 12:15 a.m.

corythackston says... #3

Okay so I'm not trying to be a dick or anything but so what if they've got no creatures if you can't win the game? I would play a lot more Reanimate sort of effects so that you can actually do something with all those dead creatures rather than just make the game long and unfun.

June 14, 2017 2:33 a.m.

Argy says... #4

Congrats on the number one spot!

Cool name, too.

June 14, 2017 3:15 a.m.

Zimmers_0 says... #5

Jimmy_Chinchila Thanks for tipping the scale! In mono black, it doesnt have good enchantment removal or protection. I do have a few back up plans like Unstable Obelisk and Scour from Existence to get rid of these pests but it can only go so far. Got any ideas to make this aspect better? The real downside to black, kill everything except enchantments. Tajuru Preserver can be spot removed and if they do give it hexproof/shroud, Arcane Lighthouse will hopefully be available. Elixir will make it into this deck somewhere.

corythackston Thats a valid question and I do run some alternative win even though you almost never see creatureless decks. Waste Not for the mass creature tokens, Painful Quandary, Polluted Bonds, Quest for the Nihil Stone, and Subversion for some life loss for playing cards, having no cards in hand, or life sap. Also, kinda funny you would suggest reanimation spells in a creatureless deck playing against another creatureless deck lol But yeah I believe I could find a spot for more reanimation spells.

Argy Only feel I got first because you didnt deck cycle yesterday! How did you manage to get 1st in T/O ranking? Thats impressive.

Thanks for your comments everyone! Great questions and ideas!

June 14, 2017 8:19 a.m.

Argy says... #6

Nah the top deck drops off after about a day, so that no one can hog the limelight for too long.

I got the number 1 Decklord by building decent decks and deckcycling the hell out of them.

I have a few popular joke decks, too.

June 14, 2017 9:10 a.m.

corythackston says... #7

Well Reanimate steals a creature out of any graveyard, which is what I meant. Some way to steal dead creatures out of your opponent's graveyard or something. And I didn't mean anything about creatureless decks, I just meant who cares if the creatures are all dead if you can't do anything to win the game. Like I said you're just making the game long and boring for no reason if you can't do something to win the game with your board control, or just stall until someone else hits an infinite combo and wins on the spot.

June 15, 2017 1:47 a.m.

LeoSushi says... #8

Very interesting take on mono black stax, My first recommendation from skimming the list is Bubbling Muck. Because Black high tide exists

June 24, 2017 1:25 p.m.

LeoSushi says... #9

Merciless Executioner and Fleshbag Marauder are 3 mana edict effects that wipe everything with endless whispers

June 24, 2017 2:55 p.m.

LeoSushi says... #10

Contamination in a creatureless deck? much confusion

June 24, 2017 2:59 p.m.

LeoSushi says... #11

June 24, 2017 3:08 p.m.

LeoSushi says... #12

June 24, 2017 3:19 p.m.

LeoSushi says... #13

June 24, 2017 3:20 p.m.

LeoSushi says... #14

June 24, 2017 3:21 p.m.

LeoSushi says... #15

There has never been a better deck for Spreading Plague

June 24, 2017 3:22 p.m.

LeoSushi says... #16

June 24, 2017 3:23 p.m.

LeoSushi says... #17

Dark Petition and Diabolic Revelation could be good tutors

June 24, 2017 3:26 p.m.

What a fun deck! Some cards that popped into my head when I looked through it (in no particular order): Nephalia Academy, Font of Mythos, Horn of Greed, Plague Wind, Barter in Blood, Necromantic Summons, Necrotic Plague, Torment of Hailfire, Torment of Scarabs, Yahenni's Expertise, Corrupt, Nightmare Incursion, and Pestilence.
I think the Font or the Horn could work especially well. Everything else is just something to consider if you find a need for more of a certain mechanic, since they're all covered by other cards in your deck. Sorry if you've already debated some of these. Great work!

July 20, 2017 7:40 p.m.

Love those thoughts discipleofgary! And LeoSushi, dannng nettlevine blight! Better hope you have some enchantment destruction!!

This is such a fun and brutal deck, I wish I could +1 it twice.

July 31, 2017 9:53 p.m.

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