My personal list that I upgraded from the budget version of my mono black midrange posted on the site a while ago, the original budget list is be posted below.

Competitive Mono Black Midrange on a Budget

This deck is very effective at fighting a majority of popular decks in the format, as the massive amount of creature hate, hand disruption, and card advantage allow us to stop our opponent's hand and board from becoming an issue and keeping them on top-deck support while we beat them to death with our efficient creatures.

Since I've had some people ask about the meta, here's what's typically there: Shadow Zoo, Infect, Bogles, Mono-black control, 8-rack, Ad Nauseum, Restore Balance, Affinity, Jund, Zombies, Elves, Standard Naya Humans, Lantern Control, Hatebears, Esper Tokens, Kiki Toolbox. Typically one person per deck.


I'm looking to make the deck as competitive as I can over time so I can go to larger scale tournaments in the coming year.



hamiam says... #1


September 12, 2016 10:04 p.m.

KaiserChronic says... #2

I love seeing other players run mono black devotion in real life +1. I'm not sure if your looking for suggestions but I've been playing, tinkering and improving mono-black devotion builds for over a year with a lot of success. I like a lot of your card choices but I think you could still improve on this build. Let me know if you're looking for help! Here is the current list I'm running if you're interested Obliterate From the ther

December 16, 2016 6:12 a.m.

TeamSDBags says... #3


Thanks! I've been having some pretty good success at my LGS with this deck, as decks like Bogles and whatnot have no real protection against Lilli and Gatekeeper, but I have found that playing decks that like to spew out creatures such as decks like Green-Black Elves and decks that play Lingering Souls can be difficult. Also, I'm always open to some suggestions! Feel free to give them as this is pretty much the only place I find people who can give good feedback.

December 17, 2016 5:18 p.m.

KaiserChronic says... #4

If you're having trouble with things like Lingering Souls I'd run Bile Blight. It's a great card overall in the format right now. I'd say the same for Disfigure too, a ton of aggressive weenies out there. Also I'm not sure how Asylum Visitor is doing for you but Dark Confidant or Phyrexian Arena would probably be better. With all that black devotion you should be running Gray Merchant of Asphodel, it's probably mono-black's most powerful card in all honesty. Have you ever considered splashing green for more versatile removal and sideboard options? Since you already have obliterator and lili, you could pretty easily convert this to a BG Obliterator Rock list, it's very powerful and fun deck to play with a lot of answers to different threats.

December 18, 2016 2:43 a.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

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