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Wiping Your Own Board Never Felt So Good

Vintage* Casual Combo Theme/Gimmick W/B (Orzhov)



Okay, now I'm just being a douchebag.

I think it's safe to say that my new favorite cards are ones that have some way to win the game on them. Chance Encounter , Epic Struggle, Near-Death Experience...

And now Barren Glory!

Now, I know what you're thinking. "Runlue, what the absolute ballsacks. This card is impossible to trigger, because there aren't any cards that you can wipe the board and have this stay on the field.* Are you TRYING to make yourself look stupid?"

Heheheh, NO, SHUTUP.

I'm a Johnny, and Johnnies love combos. 'Nuff said. This deck is probably the most combo focused out of all of the decks I've made so far... yet.

So, let's get to it, shall we?

Turn 1: Scry land, set up the draw.

Turn 2: Land, some stupid creature or something.

Turn 3: Repeat turn 2.

Turn 4: Academy Rector.

Turn 5: Cast a 1-4 cmc spell, and keep 1 black mana open. At the end of your opponents turn, cast Dark Ritual, using the 3 black mana to cast Kaervek's Spite , sac your entire board, exile the Rector, and put Barren Glory on the field. You win!

Congratulations me! I've just found a way to make this stupid card actually work for once! I'm so special! :D....... I need a life...

Liliana Vess is in here for one purpose... YOU DON'T HAVE A COMBO PIECE!... Dang, I really AM a Johnny...

Well, that's all for this week, I'm running out of ideas, so, someone, HELP ME.

If you don't I'm going back to Standard, and I'm not sure if you want me back at standard.

*If you actually find a card that does this, please send a comment. I will most likely hug you through the interwebs.


Lord, this deck is funner than I thought it would be. I played a few games against two different people on Untap to test it. 1 of them thought it was an awesome and fun looking deck, the other now despises me. LOL

So, both of these games went pretty much the same, but I played against a Temur Combo deck, going 1-1, since he had to leave early. The other guy was running a mono red Dwarf tribal deck. I beat him 1-0. He was the one that didn't like me, as obvious as it is. He claimed this would never beat any real deck, but now I want to give it a go in the Legacy part of the internet... so I'm preparing to have my booty be ripped to shreds by ALLLL of the blue decks. But I think this deck is hilariously fun when it comes to the kitchen table, but also too expensive for it. So if you want to make this deck, please make it solely online, because this will be a waste of time IRL... unless you already have all of the cards, in which case I envy you. LOL


keen_the_crazy says... #1

always up for more Johnny's. +1

May 20, 2015 11:02 p.m.

zetaalphachi says... #2

I've never actually seen that combo before. Nice work. +1

May 21, 2015 12:02 a.m.

Kala says... #3

What about Mortal Combat? That's another good one. (So tempted to spell it with a k XD) Also, I meant for the cards that win the game, not your deck. FYI.

May 21, 2015 6:13 p.m.

Congratulations, my fellow johnny. I thought you could not go further than that Near-Death Experience deck. Boy was I wrong. Just what's Exsanguinate in here for? Get some more discard or tutors! Demonic Tutor beckons!

May 24, 2015 11:02 p.m.

Runlue says... #6

FAMOUSWATERMELON Haha, thanks for the support! Exsanguiate is in there as some weird little secondary win-con, but ya, I should go a different route for that. Thanks!

May 24, 2015 11:27 p.m.

I just realized I put Lich in that list inadvertently. That was supposed to be in a separate list & got wrongly copy & pasted. Sorry.

Oh, and if I didn't already, totally +1. This deck is legit. I love how efficient your combo is- unlike most decks that are like "Maybe hopefully I can get Indestructibility on it then board wipe then One with Nothing, this one has a serious, functional plan. Nice.

May 25, 2015 12:11 a.m.

Also, I like how you're saying "T2: Some stupid creature" when you only have CMC 4 creatures... hehehehehehe...

May 25, 2015 8:15 a.m.

Minelia5 says... #9

hahahaha I'm with keen_the_crazy I love all johny builds. Your's in particular.

May 26, 2015 8:58 p.m.

Minelia5 says... #10

In my opinion, the turn 2 win is cooler though :D you should probably put it in your description.

May 26, 2015 9 p.m.

Minelia5 says... #11

sorry about that teeeechnically turn 3

May 26, 2015 9 p.m.

Runlue says... #12

Minelia5 Oh? A turn 3 win you say? Where might that be? LOL

And thanks for the support! <3

May 26, 2015 9:20 p.m.

I just noticed that it's actually almost more impressive at not only did you make Barren Glory work, but you're possibly the only deck ever to consider Kaervek's Spite usable lol.

May 27, 2015 12:23 a.m.

Minelia5 says... #14

oh gosh I'm really dumb I totally misread Academy Rector. Anyways, I think this works.

Turn 1: Plains, pass
Turn 2: swamp, triple Dark Ritual, Academy Rector, Kaervek's Spite search for Barren Glory. Game next turn.

I think that still works right?

May 27, 2015 6:39 p.m.

Yeah, but it's pretty miraculous XD

May 27, 2015 6:40 p.m.

Minelia5 says... #16

hahaha very true =D

May 27, 2015 6:41 p.m.

Runlue says... #17

Huh, that's an awesome find.

I'm gonna stick with my way of doing things, because unless you have a GOD HAND, that's not gonna happen any time soon. LOL

Nice find though!

May 27, 2015 6:41 p.m.

Minelia5 says... #18

true fine with me, a common hand that wins turn 5 is good enough for the description.

May 27, 2015 6:43 p.m.

drakendark says... #19

This is excellent.

I made a deck around Kaervek's Spite

Fun with Kaervek

but clearly this deck makes better use of it.

May 28, 2015 1:30 a.m.

Maringam says... #20

I made a deck that makes you draw.

Show and Draw Playtest

Legacy* Maringam


May 29, 2015 11:37 p.m.

6tennis says... #21


Oh, a T4 win is possible, if you T2 tutor a Dark Rit, T3 Double Dark-Rit, do the shitsicles, win.

June 2, 2015 3:49 p.m.

6tennis says... #22


BG reads "control no other permanents and have no cards in hand", so you're missing a clause in your win. Use One with Nothing for maximum efficiency.

June 3, 2015 12:28 a.m.

Runlue says... #23

6tennis Dork, read Kaervek's Spite. It says DISCARD YO HAND BRUH.

June 3, 2015 12:17 p.m.

6tennis says... #24

Oooooops. Poop. Er, put in Renounce, THEN put in OwN.

June 3, 2015 12:34 p.m.

Runlue says... #25

Nnnaaahhhhh, Kaervek's Spite covers all of those points in one card! :D

June 3, 2015 12:37 p.m.

6tennis says... #26

Tru, but I would assume having more wincons is a good thing. Plus, if you don't have Rektor but you have BG, you can still do the shits.

June 3, 2015 12:40 p.m.

MagicMarc says... #27

Great deck, I love seeing out of the box tech. I wanted to mention that you can actually win on the start of your own turn 1 if you are on the draw with Barren Glory. Or at least you can with the decklist I made here: Turn 1 Win Barren Glory.

June 5, 2015 11:59 p.m.

MagicMarc says... #28

Oops, had a card mixup. Should work correctly now.

June 6, 2015 12:14 a.m.

Phoenix-22 says... #29

This is the funniest thing I've seen since I recreated Vampirism for weenie genocide.


January 17, 2016 12:33 p.m.

This deck is funny as hell :D Although why not just use something like Oblivion Ring to your Barren Glory, or is it all about the mind games with rector?

January 30, 2016 4:52 a.m.

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This deck is Vintage legal.

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+4 Demonic Tutor main
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