Ja1n Deckling

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-1 Sword of Fire and Ice

+1 Plains

The sword is great, but really just provides more card draw. A fantastic tempo card, but this deck is not tempo. I've been making more of an effort to add more land to my decks which can be a bit tight sometimes. If I have no issues, I will look to some of the Maybeboard and try those out in this spot.

January 21, 2017 12:31 a.m.


-1 Corpse Connoisseur (Entomb felt better and can get you off to a great early start).

-1 Nyx Weaver (While has great synergy with Sidisi, is definitely less powerful than anything else).

-1 Ghost Quarter (Deck wanted ramp and I'm comfortable with 36 lands)

-1 Whip of Erebos (Exiling something always felt like too big a cost)

-1 Jarad's Orders (Effect replaced with Entomb and I couldn't really think of a card I wanted in my hand that I wouldn't rather just have in the yard, although maybe Big Game Hunter)

+1 Deathrite Shaman (Creature and ramp, gets a big tick of approval! Plenty of lands in the yard for redundancy. If it really screws over the Worm Harvest plan I'll reconsider.)

+1 Entomb (This is a reanimate deck, this guy and a reanimate in the opener is a big game!).

+1 Birthing Pod (Sacrificing creatures is great! Getting more powerful creatures from that is great).

+1 Dosan the Falling Leaf (Makes the Laboratory Maniac a more reliable win-con on your turn)

+1 Brutalizer Exarch (Tutors where you can dredge it into the yard or draw it is awesome and so is tucking annoying permanants. Deck does feel low-ish on removal for a black deck to he helps.)

January 18, 2017 5:04 a.m.

-1 Minds Aglow

+1 Geth's Grimoire

The more you play with people, the less they put in to draw. Grimoire generates ridiculous card advantage from your wheel effects.

January 18, 2017 3:40 a.m.

-1 Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord

+1 Blessings of Nature

Jarad felt like an un-needed add-on and Blessings upside is pretty big, especially if you can miracle it early. Could now warrant a Sensei's Divining Top but Vampiric Tutor can also set this up.

January 17, 2017 8:19 a.m.


-1 Plains

+1 Sword of the Animist

Can't believe I missed this guy! Turns all your weapon tutors into ramp!

January 17, 2017 8:15 a.m.


-1 Preeminent Captain

+1 Plains

Deck felt low on lands if you get behind it can be difficult to catch up, especially if they blow up your mana rocks.Preeminent Captain was a 'soldiers matter' card however the majority of soldiers where on the battlefield and not in my hand.

January 16, 2017 6:23 a.m.

-1 Kokusho, the Evening Star

-1 Yavimaya Elder

+1 Shriekmaw

+1 Brutalizer Exarch

The deck is decking low on space and while Kokusho can be a bomb, he really didn't help you win or 'get there' so I've taken him out for the Exarch who can tutor up a creature or tuck a permanent.

The Yavimaya Eldar at 3CMC was never the target from pod, as I'd usually rather Wood Elves to get a non-basic and put it directly into play. The Shriekmaw allowed me to pod any of the 4CMC's into removal. Will keep a close on how this performs as Bone Shredder might be better so I can pod away the commander for him.

January 15, 2017 9:42 p.m.


-1 Mentor of the Meek

+1 Bygone Bishop

I found I never wanted to spend the 2 mana right away and Bygone Bishop helps with the clerics theme which means it has much more synergy with the deck.

January 15, 2017 8:13 p.m.


-1 Jace's Archivist

+1 Exquisite Blood

The archivist UU made him one of the weaker cards in the deck and the lifegain from blood will be a massive boon and help with some drawbacks such as Phyrexian Tyranny and Spiteful Visions

January 15, 2017 2:53 a.m.


-1 Shield of the Righteous

-1 Silverblade Paladin

+1 Sigarda's Aid

+1 Grasp of Fate

Shield of the Righteous was never the target I'd hit when I tutored and the deck has 7 other Vigilance sources.

Silverblade Paladin was not able to be found with a tutor and represented a card where I would prefer anything else in the deck.

Sigarda's Aid allows me to play aura's instant speed and also improves the power of the 6 equipment in the deck, not to mention Stoneforge Mystic.

Grasp of Fate is a better Oblivion Ring and helps to answer protective permanants that I would prefer not to counter, such as Ghostly Prison, No Mercy and other pillow fort cards.

January 14, 2017 10:55 p.m.

Said on Ayli's good stuff...


You mentioned a heavy reanimate theme but I don't see Reanimate, Animate Dead, Unburial Rites and Necromancy. Stinkweed Imp can help you get more guys in the yard too.

Would definitely recommend adding in some 'pillow forty' cards. No Mercy, Ghostly Prison and Sphere of Safety are all good candidates. Check out Oversold Cemetery and Tortured Existence too for recurring creature recycling. Ivory Mask can help if you find people are targeting your graveyard. BW has many great enchantments to protect yourself and I would recommend including some more. Academy Rector and Idyllic Tutor can help with consistency, but an enchantment toolbox could help protect what you are doing. Vindicate is less pricey following it's reprint and Utter End is a great card too. Emeria, The Sky Ruin is a great land in reanimator style decks with white, as is Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Cabal Coffers. Last but not least, consider Iona, Shield of Emeria, Rune-Scarred Demon, Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Angel of Despair as some great reanimator targets.

Deck seems a little unfocused and I think you could benefit from focusing on the specific theme. Some cards like Dark Ritual and the planeswalkers feel either redundant or not as impactful as you would like. I also think, if you're going reanimator, try running Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter as the general while removing the life gain aspect for cards like Bloodghast and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed. The lifegain just seems like a sub-theme.

Since you have Buried Alive, you can do some cool stuff with Haakon, Stromgald Scourge, Conspiracy, cards like Crib Swap and a knights package such as Silverblade Paladin and Knight-Captain of Eos.

Just some suggestions, hope that helps!

January 12, 2017 9:09 p.m.

Thanks! Big fan of BW 'Good Stuff' Control actually. Will take a look and give you my thoughts. :)

January 12, 2017 8:54 p.m.


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