Need some help

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Posted on July 23, 2017, 3:59 p.m. by Tregs05

Hi Guys and Gals

I'm relatively new to the Magic Community so please bare with me.

I inherited a deck from a friend to get into the game, I made some improvements where I thought I could etc.

I'm currently running the following;

Lands - 24
4x Bloodfell Caves
10x Basic Mountains
10x Basic Swamps

Creatures 23
1x Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis
1x Visara the Dreadful
1x Phage the Untouchable
1x Inferno Titan
1x Desecration Demon
2x King Macar, the Gold Cursed
3x Shivan Dragon
1x Vampire Cutthroat
2x Nightmare
2x Guardians of Meletis
4x War Name Aspirant
4x Disowned Ancestor

Sorcery 13
1x Bonfire of the Dammed
1x Craters Claw
2x Doomblade
1x Dictate of the twin gods
1x Lava Axe
1x Tainted Remedy
1x Never
1x Chandras Ignition
1x Fling
1x Lava Axe
2x Heat Ray

I guess the main aim of the deck is to destroy target creatures and cause as much damage with the sorcery/instant cards. Sometimes if the mana falls right I find it's an easy deck to play with and it works, however if I don't get the mana out then I can't do anything.

I'm hoping someone has some advice where I can improve and build upon the foundation I've got already.

I also apologise if this isn't in the right place.

Look forward to hearing from you all.

TMBRLZ says... #2

Hey Tregs05! Welcome to TappedOut!

So first off - the best way to get help with your deck is to use the site's built in deck builder located here.

Fill out your list there and then share the deck again here or as a new thread in the Modern Deck Help forum. This will give you and others more information and make it much easier to assist you.

July 23, 2017 4:18 p.m. Edited.

Tregs05 says... #3

Gotcha, I knew that I'd mess something up. Bare with me and I'll get it reposted

July 23, 2017 4:20 p.m.

Tregs05 says... #4

My deck:


Unknown* Tregs05


I hope this is better this time around

July 23, 2017 4:44 p.m.

Tregs05 says... #5

July 23, 2017 4:57 p.m.

Dabean27 says... #6

What do you want from the deck? Do you want to play janky kitchen table? If so your fine but if you want modern competitive then I'm sad to tell you this won't work a general guide I use to say if a deck is viable in modern is can it do 20 damage by turn 5 most games can it slow the game down and stabilize before turn 5 where you die do you maintain its curve at 3 or less (preferably at one or two) any 4 drops plus must basically put you in a position to win you the game

Of course there's always times when these rules don't apply (like tron)

July 23, 2017 5:59 p.m.

Tregs05 says... #7

Dabean27 I was just looking at playing against friends at a kitchen table once a month kind of deck.

Have you got any decks that I could potentially have a look at, get some inspiration from if I did want to go to the next level? Would this one have to be a big rebuild or is there potential?

I did think when playing that this one does rely on having a lot of mana.

July 23, 2017 9:06 p.m.

TMBRLZ says... #8

Here's a couple decks worth looking at Tregs that are in Rakdos colors. They're also budget. They have a different feel from your deck, as they embody the low to the ground aggro style that is common for Rakdos, but I guarantee you'd knock your friends socks off with them:

I Sacrifice Your Creatures For Breakfast

Modern Headers13

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A Day at the Arena. ($10 Aggro)

Modern NoviceMagician


July 23, 2017 9:59 p.m.

Tregs05 says... #9

TMBRLZ Thank you, I'll have a look at these

July 24, 2017 1:50 a.m.

Dabean27 says... #10

Go threw my profile and comment on any of my decks

July 24, 2017 3:24 a.m.

Tregs05 says... #11


So I've had a look through and I've committed to the following;
Ogre Marauder
Thoughtpicker Witch
Traitorous Blood
Bone Splinters

I am going to have a look through and get rid of some of the higher powered cards, the demons, legendary creatures etc and hopefully that'll make it better to play.I already have Act of Treason so i'll put those in too which should help with the destroying of creatures

July 24, 2017 11:15 a.m.

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