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Vampire black mono




This is my first deck built from scratch. Is there anything I should consider taking out or adding in. I want it to be a fast paced quick starting deck but with the ability to build power too



Tk4890 says... #1

First off, I have no specifics, as you have given no game plan you wish to achieve. HOWEVER, I have some basic suggestions:

1. Come up with something specific that you want to do, like play big (or little!) stuff fast, or keep your opponents out of the game, or even just overwhelm them with a combination of both.

2. Whittle the number of cards, both overall, and individual, to 60. This will improve stability and reliability. Try to find your most powerful cards that fit your game plan, and put in playsets (4 of each) to the deck.

3. PLAYTEST! Before you go out and spend your cash, make sure this deck does EXACTLY what you want, consistently and quickly.

4. Enjoy your deck. Building your own deck is the most fun you can have.

If you have questions about specifics, don't be afraid to ask anyone, here, or at your game shop.

February 13, 2017 9:34 a.m.

Jagd_Tallgeese says... #2

The Crow of Dark Tidings can go as you have no cards in that deck that benefit from either Delirium. You have only one means of Waste mana production, so n there is no need for Drownyard Temple or Kozilek's Shrieker. Same applies to Foreboding Ruins and Choked Estuary. Without any other means of getting energy counters, having Aether Poisoner in the deck wouldn't be necessary. I see some synergy with Vampire Noble, Indulgent Aristocrat and Carrier Thrall. You could sacrifice the Carrier Thralls to pump Vampire Noble from the ability of Indulgent Aristocrat. Equip two of the Vampire Nobles with Haunted Cloak, and it can be quite lethal to the unsuspecting. If you want to that route, you may want to acquire Gifted Aetherborn, which has deathtouch, lifelink, and would benefit from the pump from Indulgent Aristocrat. This also opens up your deck to keep your zombie producer's like Shamble Back and your creature recursion spells like Resourceful Return. You can trim the number of Swamp to 24.

February 13, 2017 10:38 a.m.

Jagd_Tallgeese says... #3

Also, unless you are going to use Universal Solvent to sacrifice from Defiant Salvager you can cut those as well, and the Ironclad Revolutionary. Foundry Hornet and Fourth Bridge Prowler only trigger once, so the can be cut as well. Toss Creeping Dread as it is too conditional to be really effective. Farbog Revenant, Fen Hauler, Prizefighter Construct, and Ghoulcaller's Accomplice can all go. This cuts the deck to 70 cards, so I will amend my statement about the swamps and you can cut those to 23 swamps.

February 13, 2017 10:59 a.m.

jgilman67 says... #4

Cheers thanks guys. This deck is my current mono black standard deck. My game plan is to hit hard and fast and whittle opponents down and or take out any low level creatures as they appear to avoid a build up of opponents cards and +1/+1 counters. The universal solvent I put in to remove any high level creatures or planes walkers. I'll look at the other cards and try out your suggestions. Much appreciated. I've playtested this deck last few days against quite a decent ajani/nissa deck. I've won about 35/40% of games. If I can get a roll on and especially if I get a decent mana run and a nightmare.

February 13, 2017 3:43 p.m.

jgilman67 says... #5


I've edited the deck, pretty much as suggested. Though I've kept the choked estuary because I like that foil I've taken out the two renegade maps too. Possibly to add two of the gifted aetherborn. Or even four of them as I'm looking at a four pack in Ebay. Thanks for the great advice. I've done a few test draws and it looks like it will play really fast. Exactly how I wanted it to. I need to play test it against my sons green/white deck now.

February 14, 2017 5:01 a.m.

jgilman67 says... #6


Thank you for the great advice man. I've edited my deck pretty heavily, I was nervous taking out some cards I thought were good ones to have in but it now plays so fast and much much better. Thank you. My gameplay is to hit hard and fast at the start of a game to stop my opponent getting a large battlefield of creatures and then to build my vampires and lifelink til I can get my nightmares out once my mana is up to at least +9/+9. Thanks man. Much appreciated

February 14, 2017 5:07 a.m.

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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
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Tokens 1/1 Eldrazi Scion, 1/1 Vampire Knight, Nixilis
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