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Trial of Dread (Rotation Proof Budget Standard)

Standard* Aggro Budget Midrange Mono-Black




Mono Black Budget Aggro/Midrange. Looking to build something cheap that won't be rotating out soon.

Adding in Aether Hub And Fatal Push since I already have them, but if you wanna keep it more budget you don't need them.

Im awful with making sideboards so any suggestions are appreciated.



Remorseless Punishment wpuld be awesome in here.

July 13, 2017 1:24 a.m.

Guttry32 says... #2

Play Succumb to temptation over live fast Bc you don't use energy

July 13, 2017 11:09 a.m.

reptarjesus says... #3

Guttry32 I use energy on Demon of Dark Schemes and Glint-Sleeve. And I'm trying to keep this standard playable even after rotation so I'd rather use Live Fast.

July 13, 2017 11:50 a.m.

Szavor says... #4

Interesting deck. However, Westvale Abbey is rotating out...so you'll need a replacement.

July 15, 2017 10:06 a.m.

HyperionMI6 says... #5

Man too bad you can't top off this deck with something like Gray Merchant of Asphodel anymore

July 16, 2017 4:20 p.m.

reptarjesus says... #6

Szavor I know it's rotating, the decks just supposed to run another swamp but I had an extra so I just threw it in.

July 16, 2017 7:13 p.m.

mhaywood03 says... #7

Could add the new Liliana, Death's Majesty Good animator and ain't rotating for a long time. Plus makes zombies and mills cards into your graveyard for value. Also a Noxious Gearhulk is a monster etb to bring back on their turn with Demon of Dark Schemes. If you want to be aggressive i would swap the Gonti, Lord of Luxury out for the Ammit Eternal's as they have proven to be devastating in aggressive decks. Especially if you follow it up with a cartouche.

July 18, 2017 10:47 a.m.

reptarjesus says... #8

mhaywood03 Not a fan of Liliana in here, kinda slow and I dont really want a lot of cards in my graveyard if I can help it. A Noxious Gearhulk or two could be really awesome though, might toss one in. And I've been playing around with Ammit, Im just not sure what to change for him.

July 18, 2017 12:38 p.m.

mhaywood03 says... #9

Just depends what you are vsing currently, I would recommend maybe swapping a gonti so you have a better curve but he is a strong play against decks like temur energy but also a bad pick against decks like U/W monument. I think in a aggressive deck Ammit Eternal is a boss

July 18, 2017 10:35 p.m.

reptarjesus says... #10

mhaywood03 yeah I was thinking about dropping gontis for the ammits and just throwing gonti in the sideboard for certain match ups.

July 19, 2017 1:22 a.m.

BlazingAbsol says... #11

Very sweet deck. I'm always a fan of mono-black! 4 Cartouche of Ambition but only 2 Trial of Ambition seems like an odd ratio. Have you considered switching those numbers?

Also, I second using Ammit Eternal; that card is a house, especially in decks with plenty of removal.

July 19, 2017 12:40 p.m.

reptarjesus says... #12

BlazingAbsol the main reason of 4 cartouche to 2 trials is because I already have 4 Pushes also in this deck, and with 4 Cartouche's I can send those trials back to my hand and reuse them again so having 2 can act like having 4+. Plus the +1+1 and Lifelink from the cartouche can really help in a long game. I'm definitely trying to add the Ammit, still trying to work around what to drop though, Im leaning towards taking out Gonti and the demon and moving them to sideboard for certain matches.

July 19, 2017 1:41 p.m.

Oracular says... #13

I've seen people play similar decks, and Ifnir Deadlands are doing a great work. You should consider adding some ! If you're flooding it just becomes a nice removal. You can even pair it with Desert of the Glorified if you're not afraid of a tapland.

August 5, 2017 7:08 a.m.

cool deck i like it. im thinking how u could get ammit in, he's awesome

August 19, 2017 9:09 p.m.

ancientskull says... #15

Looks pretty sweet! Dreamstealer definitely goes good in here, as you can force them to discard cards, and lets you get a bit more value out of your 'yard.

August 23, 2017 12:16 p.m.

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This deck is Standard legal.

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