This deck was designed around the new plainswalker Vraska the Unseen to make use of her -7 as a win condition. The concept is to fill the field with Deathtouch creatures and to use them to clear out your opponents creatures. Use removal cards like Abrupt Decay and Putrefy to control the field as well as Thoughtseize to deal with any threats in the opponent's hand, leaving the field open for the 1/1 assassins to finish the job.
Any tips or suggestions is greatly appreciated!
Bow of Nylea ? That way you can use some creatures without deathtouch?
September 29, 2013 3:58 a.m.
The Bow of Nylea is amazing, even without its deathtouch component. Ultimately it did not make the cut as of now (which could change) because I am wanting to use the deathtouch creatures defensively, essentially as a deterrence to keep opponents from attacking while I am building up to a Vraska the Unseen or Hythonia the Cruel win. Since the bow only makes them deathtouch while attacking, an opponent with bigger creatures could simply not block, then stomp me on his turn. But, as I said, the bow is amazing and I am definitely still keeping it in mind while play testing.
September 29, 2013 11:37 a.m.
I love this deck idea. It really helped in the building of my Vraska deck. Maybe add some Dash Hopes replacing a couple Thoughtseize because I find my Vraska has been Dreadbore or Hero's Downfall a lot. Also instead of having 4 Overgrown Tomb I run with 2 of them and 2 Golgari Rot Farm . I find it easier to get Vraska out early game with that. Thanks!
September 29, 2013 1:26 p.m.
September 29, 2013 3:02 p.m.
The whole purpose of the Darksteel Ingot as opposed to some other mana ramp options was due to Gaze of Granite . Losing a mana ramper late game isn't too much of a dilemma, but I still like the fact it is safe from it.
September 29, 2013 5:21 p.m.
Hi, this is a very cool deck, I've a fun combo you can include which can help Vraska's tokens to pass by killing all the opponent's board, Golgari Decoy + Gaze of the Gorgon . I tested it in a deck and, it's an horror for the mass tokens deck like Selesnia or humans. Have a good play.
September 30, 2013 2:40 a.m.
Maybe for the Sideboard and then put Hero's Downfall also in the Sideboard
September 30, 2013 12:34 p.m.
Thanks for the tip on Gaze of the Gorgon , it is really cool! Unfortunately it is not standard, so I would not be able to play it in this deck.
September 30, 2013 6:36 p.m.
September 30, 2013 7:17 p.m.
October 8, 2013 1:36 p.m.
I've been tinkering with a Vraska deck as well and I've found that Fleetfeather Sandals work great with her, maybe even better than Rogue's Passage . You can attack with a flying assassin the same turn that you ultimate, they never see it coming!
October 20, 2013 11 a.m.
How has this deck been performing for you? Really interested in Vraska but feel she may be too slow.
November 4, 2013 1:40 p.m.
I like Golgari Decoy
for this deck, even without Gaze of the Gorgon
(half of Armed / Dangerous
) also performs the same function in a creatureless package: If you force your opponent to block one of the Assassin tokens with all their creatures, the other 2 can get by unfettered (barring a monstrous Hundred-Handed One
, but that's what Putrefy
or Hero's Downfall
are for). Mogis's Marauder
can be devastating as well, giving your Assassin(s) intimidate and haste. Prowler's Helm
can also be used to make them unblockable (except by Walls, but who plays those anyway?). I really like the idea of giving them haste, so Mogis's Marauder
and/or Fleetfeather Sandals
seem like the best bets to me.
November 26, 2013 3:17 p.m.
Switch the fogs out for Druids's Deliverance. Populate for Vraska.
February 9, 2014 8:19 p.m.
April 7, 2014 11:53 p.m.
SuperCasual In current standard with all the enchantment creatures Fade into Antiquity is a great cheap removal for any enchantment creature or even God..... Exile target enchantment for 2, what's not to love? (except maybe the 25 cent price tag) , Putrefy , Dark Betrayal (for black), Ultimate Price (if mono colored).
May 9, 2014 11:06 a.m.
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|Illegal cards||Thoughtseize , Hythonia the Cruel , Reaper of the Wilds|
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|Top rank||#12 on 2012-09-21|
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|+3||Reaper of the Wilds||main|
|+2||Gaze of Granite||main|
|+2||Hythonia the Cruel||main|
|-3||Revenge of the Hunted||main|