Budget Black Land Destruction Help

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Posted on April 24, 2017, 12:42 p.m. by Icbrgr

So awhile ago I came across 50 Shades of Mana-Screwed by Snap157. I thought it was AMAZING and am trying to follow a similar formula of my own as a BUDGET and modern legal version. This Deck is untested and is my first attempt at "Land Destruction/land hate." I am Looking for tips from players who have experience with this kind of deckbuilding.



Icbrgr says... #2

original game plan has been put on the back burner... new game plan in the description.

April 25, 2017 12:02 p.m.

sylvannos says... #3

What's your budget for this?

April 25, 2017 7:52 p.m.

Icbrgr says... #4

Trying to keep it under $100... Not expecting to be SUPER competitive but still want to be able to pull off some wins in a modern yet casual setting. Definitely open for ideas and suggestions.

April 25, 2017 9:08 p.m.

sylvannos says... #5

Hmmm...$100 is pretty low. That means no Life from the Loam, Fulminator Mage, or even dual lands.

Are you set on keeping this mono-black? There's a lot to be gained from adding red or green, not just because of expensive cards. Green gives you ramp so you can turn 2 Rain of Tears and work your way up to a Death Cloud. Red gives you more land destruction (specifically Molten Rain and Avalanche Riders), plus the absolutely insane Goblin Dark-Dwellers.

If you're staying mono-black, I'd suggest building around Smallpox. You can get your opponent low with Abyssal Persecutor, then finish out the game when it gets sacrificed. It also creates a lot of value when your opponent has to sacrifice a creature.

Smallpox gets even more value when you couple it with Solemn Simulacrum and Filigree Familiar.

Some other cards to consider:

Also check out Budget Magic over at MtG Goldfish. Here is a deck built around Death Cloud that's actually pretty good from what I've seen at my local shop. And here is R/G Land Destruction to give you some more ideas.

April 26, 2017 2:14 a.m.

Icbrgr says... #6

Yeah i know $100 is low but this is meant to be a more casual than competetive deck (For now). But yeah Im thinking black is my best option considering my budget in terms of what tools/cards are available. Over time I may consider working my way in to getting more dual lands and work my way into some red with down the road aquireing Blood Moon. I love your suggestion of Corrupted Roots and Drain the Well appears to be a strictly better Caustic Rain so I definity need to make a spot for those. Helldozer looks hillarious. Im going to stick with Abyssal Persecutor for the time being but i will keep him in mind. I currently am using Evil Presence others which is why i am trying to avoid Smallpox for now. but perhaps in the future when i break away from those enchant land effects i will work with it. especially because i already own a playset of them and it pains me seeing them unused.Thanks for those courtesy links for the ideas and thank you for taking the time to post!

April 26, 2017 9:10 a.m.

sylvannos says... #7

@Icbrgr: Good luck with this deck! It sounds like fun!

I was brewing 4C Land Destruction for a while and really liked playing it, but then they banned Deathrite Shaman.

That reminds me, does your deck benefit much if you added mana acceleration, like Golgari Signet, Mind Stone, Solemn Simulacrum, or Talisman of Dominance?

The only other suggestion I can think of is adding Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoths to the deck so that you can tap your Ghost Quarters and Tectonic Edges for . It also lets you play cards like Mutavault or Stalking Stones more efficiently. It also makes Mutilate and Corrupt insane. I think even with a limited budget, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is the one card definitely worth investing in.

April 26, 2017 7:10 p.m.

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