Trampling Golgari

Modern B/G (Golgari) Combo Counters

Xzallion Score: 14


Description

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.

Updates

#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.


FNM Jan 25th, 2013 — Jan. 29, 2013

Lost four matches and had a by. The only thing keeping me going was Corpsejack Menace , Predator Ooze and a Mark of the Vampire . Again Oblivion Ring s and unsummons ruined anything I built up some counters on, and I didn't have enough damage power in the early games.

Now I need to work on making this deck hit harder faster, and how to keep my creatures on the board. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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

First game: Lost, opponent won the first two. He was playing Green/White and just destroyed me.

Second game: Lost, Opponent won the first two with his Blue/White control deck.

Third game: had a by

Fourth Game: lost first round against my buddy who was playing my Selesnya Enchanted deck. He got Collective Blessing out and killed me with pumped up little creatures. Second round I won using a 104/104 Primordial Hydra , and third round he won cause I got mana screwed.


First FNM — Dec. 8, 2012

TL;DR version: went 1-2 and placed 5th at Gamemasters.

Game one I was playing against a blue/white control deck, and was destroyed by Oblivion Ring , Essence Scatter , Unsummon , and a Thought Scour . I did not stand a chance and need to splash in some denial for the Orings. Also flying angels like Restoration Angel destroyed me.

Game two my deck destroyed a green/white deck. The guy was running a spell deck with only two or so creatures. He could not get around Lotleth Troll 's regenerate, or my Predator Ooze . They won me four games against him (two tourney, two for fun after my win cause he wanted to beat my deck).

Game three I couldn't get any creatures out long enough to build up, thanks to Orings and Silverblade Paladin . The second match I was mana screwed and should of shuffled my opening hand back in. I never got enough going before a silverblade paladin and a 5/5 angel soulbonded and destroyed me.


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

TL;DR version: went 1-2 and placed 5th out of 11.

Game one I was playing against a blue/white control deck, and was destroyed by Oblivion Ring, Essence Scatter, Unsummon, and a Thought Scour. I did not stand a chance and need to splash in some denial for the Orings. Also flying angels like Restoration Angel destroyed me.

Game two my deck destroyed a green/white deck. The guy was running a spell deck with only two or so creatures. He could not get around Lotleth Troll's regenerate, or my Predator Ooze. They won me four games against him (two tourney, two for fun after my win cause he wanted to beat my deck).

Game three I couldn't get any creatures out long enough to build up, thanks to Orings and Silverblade Paladin. The second match I was mana screwed and should of shuffled my opening hand back in. I never got enough going before a silverblade paladin and a 5/5 angel soulbonded and destroyed me.


Match against my uncles mono-green deck. — Nov. 19, 2012

round one I couldn't get a fourth mana out before his mana ramp destroyed me.

Round two went differently, with me getting a Corpsejack Menace out early, Lumberknot and Lotleth Troll later in the round, and finishing it with two Primordial Hydra 's. The Lotleth Troll and Lumberknot held him off until the Primordial Hydra spun out of control, stopping at 110/110 with lifelink and trample, I never dropped below 18 health.

Round three was a hard fight, with my uncle starting off with three hard to bypass deathtouch creatures. eventually I got out two Corpsejack Menace 's and a Primordial Hydra which ended up at 100/100 with trample, and I played two Essence Harvest 's to finish the game.

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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