This deck is built around Corpsejack Menace's ability and giving creatures trample. Rancor give things trample and Alpha Authority prevents destroy effects. Ulvenwald Tracker lets me get rid of fliers and other troublesome creatures. Essence Drain and Mark of the Vampire lets me regain life to stay in the game. Looking for some suggestions for this deck to help it run better at Friday Night Magic. I can't afford duel lands for a few weeks and really want to focus on making trample work.


#8 in tournament @ Game Master — Feb. 8, 2013

15 players at the event.

Match 1: Lost 0-2 against Green/Red. Couldn't get any mana my first game, and just couldn't find my creatures for the second game.

Match 2: Won 2-1 against Blue/Black. My deck worked fine, did just what I needed it too.

Match 3: Lost 0-2 against Red/Black. The guys aggro deck just decimated me quicker than I could place blockers.

Match 4: Won 2-0 Against White/Black. Deck worked perfectly.

#9 in tournament @ Game Master — Dec. 14, 2012
#5 in tournament @ Game Master — Dec. 7, 2012

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LDCummins says... #1

to take care of Oblivion Ring try Sundering Growth

February 12, 2013 10:15 a.m.

Xzallion says... #2

LDCummins the problem with Oblivion Ring was that it removed the counters on my creatures after I buffed them, so I am using Alpha Authority to prevent that now. I'm looking for other ways to keep the counters on my creatures. Thank you for the suggestion though, I was a little to vague in my request for help.

February 12, 2013 5:03 p.m.

Zurnic says... #3

Try Bioshift . It works great. It's instant so you can play it in response to being targeted, it moves the counters off a creature to another, and if a Corpsejack Menace is there then you get double the counters.

February 22, 2013 1:21 p.m.

Xzallion says... #4

Thank you Zurnic, I think I will give that a try.

February 22, 2013 1:24 p.m.

Zurnic says... #5

You could also try Sheltering Word . It can be useful for a sideboard card if you find your creatures being targeted.

February 22, 2013 1:36 p.m.

Xzallion says... #6

I really need to order/trade for some Sheltering Word 's, I only have one.

February 22, 2013 1:54 p.m.

Zurnic says... #7

They're pretty good. I'd recommend it. They're amazing with Primordial Hydra .

February 22, 2013 2:07 p.m.

l00ke00 says... #8

Have you considered Ring of Kalonia in place of Rancor or Gift of Orzohva in place of Mark of the Vampire?

February 22, 2013 2:10 p.m.

Xzallion says... #9

l00ke00 Ring of Kalonia costs three to get on a creature compared to the 1 cost Forced Adaptation and Rancor . Rancor returns to my hand if they destroy it, unlike the ring. The ring was in an earlier build, and from the few FNM's I've found rancor works better.

Gift of Orzhova is an interesting suggestion, but I really don't need the flying as much, though it is a slightly cheaper version of Mark of the Vampire . I think I will sideboard that one to help against flying decks, while my Ulvenwald Tracker s will take care of the occasional flier.

February 22, 2013 2:37 p.m.

sillywhiteboy says... #10

Vines of Vastwood or card:Ranger's Guile could be really useful in your deck. I think that Gift of Orzhova is better than Mark of the Vampire because of the 3 cmc and the flying. Although you're right in that you already have something to "take care of the occasional flier", the flying will give your own creature some evasion, allowing your attacks to be more devastating to the opponent.

February 26, 2013 10:38 a.m.

Look at Troll Ascetic for earlier in game, or counter storage while you're waiting for Primordial Hydra and Corpsejack Menace.

March 13, 2013 7:15 a.m.
March 17, 2013 2:17 p.m.

deadtrojanman says... #13

March 17, 2013 4:27 p.m.

Xzallion says... #14

@ someponyonfire Crowned Ceratok is great that he add's trample, but its to easy for an opponent to get rid of it and take away trample from the other creatures. I've found its easier for my build to use Rancor or have creatures with trample already, so that once Alpha Authority hits and they start building they have to many enchants to deal with to stop the damage. It only works mid range but it hits the sweet spot for how I want it to play. I am playing with the Crowned Ceratok and a Sapphire Drake in another deck I'm working on and it fits really well in that build.

@ deadtrojanman I tried bioshift, but I found that with my high cost creatures I usually don't have enough mana left to use it when I need it in this build.

March 18, 2013 8:48 p.m.

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