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Vengevine's Graveyard

Modern Aggro BG (Golgari) Zombie



Vengevine's Graveyard: using some of the new golgari stuff (Grisly Salvage, Jarad's Orders) as well as a good o'l Fauna Shaman to burn through your deck and get Vengevine, Bloodghast, and Gravecrawler into the graveyard then dropping a Lotleth Troll or Slitherhead and casting Gravecrawler from the graveyard to get the Vengevines in and swinging away



Kasseem says... #1

I'd go with Buried Alive over card:Jarad's Orders. And Squee, Goblin Nabob over Vengevine /Slitherhead .

Hope this helps =D

November 21, 2012 2:35 p.m.

StYY says... #2

good suggestion on the Buried Alive , but Lotleth Troll isnt the win condition here, he's just a tool for the Vengevine s, he's out there to give me an easy way to get Vengevine , Bloodghast , and Gravecrawler out of my hand and into the graveyard, the trick here is to always have an easy way of casting two low cost creatures to keep the Vengevine s out and swinging every turn. Lotleth Troll is a nice cheap regenerate-able zombie that allows me to cast Gravecrawler from the graveyard too keep the Vengevine s on the field. and Slitherhead s are there to hold in hand incase of a board wipe, 1mana for Slitherhead (which is a zombie) then another 1black for Gravecrawler thats in my graveyard after a board wipe, gets me my two casted creatures to bring back all my Vengevine s again. what i really need is a cheap black/green creature sacrifice engine that i can use incase they zap my Vengevine s but dont kill the Gravecrawler s aswell

November 21, 2012 3:19 p.m.

parasitian says... #3

I love the deck +1 from me, your deck is actually very similar to a deck I have, you should compare them, the concepts are similar, but we have a few different card choices. Here it is: deck:modern-golgombies

November 23, 2012 9:05 p.m.

StYY says... #4

o.O just realized Buried Alive isnt modern legal so back in card:Jarad's Orders

November 25, 2012 8:55 p.m.

supasquirrelz says... #5

I haven't checked the format but if legal than Wild Mongrel is a powerhouse if your dumping creatures into your graveyard from your hand to play faster. I might try taking Slitherhead and Birds of Paradise out, I'm not sure If you need em and possibly have something else to replace: Harrow ? Ill give it more thought, I've always been a fan of black green :)

January 2, 2013 6:47 a.m.

StYY says... #6

I'm usually a big fan of green mana ramp in all occasions but in this deck the average cmc is 2.03, the Harrow cost more than most of the things i would use the mana to play.

The Slitherhead and Birds of Paradise are there to trigger Vengevine 's ability by having alot of low cost creatures handy.

The Birds of Paradise are there because they are a welcome sight anytime in the match, if i get it early its a perfect 1 drop mana ramp, and if i get it late then its a great one drop for Vengevine 's ability

And the Slitherhead is just wayyy too good here, not only is it a one drop that i can cast no matter what mana i end up with in a match, but there are so many options with it.

I can discard it to Lotleth Troll for a counter and then free scavenge it for another counter

Or if i have a Gravecrawler and some Vengevine s in the graveyard i can cast the Slitherhead (which is a zombie) for one mana, which allows me to activate Gravecrawler 's ability and cast him from the graveyard, and since 2 creatures were "cast" all the Vengevine s i managed to put in the graveyard hit the field with haste.

Also Slitherhead is one of the cards that i don't mind seeing go into the graveyard if it gets revealed by a Grisly Salvage and i really need one of the other creatures or lands instead...

In play tests I've been able to get 3-4 Vengevine s out swinging by turn 5ish

Wild Mongrel is nice, but the point of me throwing stuff into the graveyard is because i have a bunch of ways to get them back on the field.

Bloodghast comes back for free with every land played and has the potential for haste

Gravecrawler comes back for 1 black as long as there is a zombie on the field

And Vengevine comes back with haste every time 2 creatures are cast

Even Slitherhead sort of comes back in the form of a +1/+1 counter

If Wild Mongrel were a zombie and i could use it to combo with Gravecrawler that would be lovely. But Lotleth Troll wins by a landslide. He does essentially the same thing for the same cost but on top of that he has trample and regenerate for 1 black.

January 2, 2013 4:47 p.m.

Deadly Recluse is a great sideboard choice- it's a huge deterrent even for pesky fliers. Other cards that could go in would be Savra, Queen of the Golgari . or Typhoid Rats - it's one of my favorite black one drops. You seem to have pretty good synergy going now, though.

January 6, 2013 6:50 a.m.

MrGrizz1y says... #8

If your looking for a cheap sac outlet, Corpse Blockade should do the trick. it's tough and an effective blocker with Gravecrawler on the field and he can take an zap. Also good for avoiding exiles. You could maybe replace Deathrite Shaman as I'm not sure how he fits in this deck besides being cheap. It's a nice combo actually. They kill Vengevine and you sac Gravecrawler twice to pop him back. +1

February 14, 2013 1:47 p.m.

blackbaki777 says... #9

Champion of Lambholt spamming counters with resurrection???

February 17, 2013 6:02 p.m.

StYY says... #10

MrGrizz1y i love you Corpse Blockade completes this deck

February 26, 2013 10:45 a.m.

kolzark says... #11

I think Nantuko Husk is better than Corpse Blockade

March 11, 2013 4:21 p.m.

parasitian says... #12

I think any there are TONS of cards better than Corpse Blockade, its a 1/4 defender for 3 mana that ONLY gets deathtouch from sacrifices, to be quite frank it is terrible.

March 11, 2013 11:14 p.m.

StYY says... #13

its a bit situational, Corpse Blockade works a bit better for me mainly because Nantuko Husk dies to Lightning Bolt Pillar of Flame Searing Spear and Shock which are all played alot in my playgroup, any of those spells would cause to to have to sack something when i dont want to to save him

March 12, 2013 1:06 a.m.

ecowolf2727 says... #14

Okay. So Vengevine is my favorite card ever printed, and i have many many years of experience, so let me tell you, Jarad's Orders is too slow. Make it a 1 of, and replace the other three with Stinkweed Imp . It flies, it has deathtouch, but, most importantly, Dredge. If you get a Lotleth Troll turn two, with an imp in hand, end step on their turn (or in response to a kill spell), sac imp, dredge triggers on your turn, and you can start throwing things in the grave! You are much more likely to hit your Slitherhead s, Bloodghast s, Vengevine s, and Gravecrawler s, then re-sac the imp with troll to swing for 4 trample turn three. It works MUCH better that Jarad's Orders , believe you me. I run this same deck, with my own tweaks here and there, and I'm glad to see someone else who loves the Vine! :)

September 7, 2013 4:35 a.m.

laventerdent says... #15

Just informing you that Deathrite Shaman is banned.

February 3, 2014 1:42 p.m.

mdennis says... #16

I'm like a billion years late to the party, whatever. You were looking for a sac engine? Viscera Seer. I don't know if that card was out when you posted this deck, but its a 1 drop so works great with Vengevine and, of course, sacs stuff.

Grim Haruspex, which definitely wasn't out when you posted this, is a good draw engine that works well, I feel.

Also, maybe a Demon of Death's Gate or two. Just for fun :D!

February 12, 2015 2:12 a.m.

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