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After some play testing on Cockatrice I've decided to change the sideboard around a bit. Also after playing a mirror match up I noticed the staying power of Wolfir Avenger over Vampire Nighthawk . So I decided to make the switch, maybe it was just because he was managing to snag my Vampire Nighthawk with his own Olivia Voldaren but I'll test it out and maybe throw one of them in the side and the other main. Also got rid of the Wolfir Silverheart and added another Olivia Voldaren . She is just such a better card. Still continuing to test. It seems like it will be a viable archetype.
Sidenote: While I have been unable to win with Vraska the Unseen s ultimate yet, I've managed to still pop it and bring players to do desperate things. Her -3 is still incredibly useful, and her +1 just means if they avoid her she only gets scarier. I'm liking her more than Liliana of the Veil because I dislike the idea of also putting myself at card disadvantage.
I followed your advice as far as the manabase. The thing for me about Deathrite Shaman is that he provides a lot of utility for a one drop and cutting one drops like that makes me worry about my curve.
If you want to be midrange here is what I'd do. may not be right.take out geist, he maybe a good sideboard card because he is good against zombies. add 2 more thrags. add 4 borderland rangers to ensure you hit your land drops and thin the deck. turn 1 elf. turn two borderland. turn three huntsmaster or garruk.. turn 4 thrag or vraska is the thought.I don't know if sign in blood is good in main because zombies is so good and hurting yourself really may not be worth 3 cards. considering its also harder to cast may want to put in maybe elfish visionary.
Also olivia maybe worth cutting a single Vraska for. pretty solid. Also I'd move decay to the sideboard and play mizzium mortars. the card on overload is insane and can kill all the creatures decay can.Also if you are going more mid range, I see the mangler as being just okay because you can scavange with him.
I'd switch out the Strangleroot Geist s for Farseek s, since it finds shocklands for you, it helps fix your mana. I'd probably also go an even 3/3 Tragic Slip and Pillar of Flame . Vraska in Jund seems like more of a sideboard card, i feel that Liliana is a better choice in the mainboard instead. The problem with running 4 Deathrite Shaman s is that you don't really need or want to draw more than 1 of them. and your mana curve in the 1 slot seems pretty overcrowded anyway. Bonfire of the Damned is a good choice in pretty much any red deck, I could also see Mizzium Mortars being alright as well. If your goal is a midrange deck, i'd take out the Rancor s as they don't really fit into a midrange styled deck. 2 Olivia Voldaren would probably work, though even 1 is fine, and the addition of Wolfir Silverheart may be good.