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Stranglehold definitely needs to be in my deck. As for Ruination, I feel like BM is overall the better card in my deck seeing as I can get evasion with some Mountainwalk, plus I keep Cavern (and less importantly, but still important Nykthos).

Feel free to make suggestions for more optimality out of my deck Dunadain, ay.lobo, and/or NarejED. All of the cards in my deck are explained as to their significance, but I'd love to see all of your sides.

Purph's tier placement seems alright. I think he's placed right about where he needs to be. Tier 2 works as well, but he isn't as consistently a turn 2-4 win like the others. If he was played more competitively, maybe he would be valued closer to that second tier, but being in a mono-colored deck (that also leans heavy on its commander) limits its potential/resilience.

March 28, 2017 5:30 p.m.

I've been recommended Thornbite Staff many times for that combo, but I've always turned it down for the fact that it really only does work with other cards.

All of my combo pieces thus far can pull a lot of weight on their own (e.g. Mana Echoes, or even Skirk Prospector) but unlock even more power in their respective combos. Thornbite Staff just doesn't pull enough weight on it's own, in my opinion.

I thank you for stopping by and leaving me your suggestion, Maizena!

March 27, 2017 12:44 p.m.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting, BobbyTheNewbie! It means a lot!

And yeah, Krenko truly shines with Purph out...unfortunately, my playgroup knows that and spot removals/counters him 9/10 times! Hahaha.

March 26, 2017 2:49 p.m.



Turn 6 win with only 2 lands in my opening hand. Not too shabby! I really like this deck, so +1 from me!

March 25, 2017 11:43 a.m.

Thanks for the love! I've actually never seen Hostility before, haha. That's definitely an interesting card, thundering1! I don't know if I have enough burn spells to really maximize that in the deck, but nonetheless it's a cool card!

With Massive Raid, I actually just replaced Burn at the Stake with it about 2 weeks ago, haha. I actually think Burn at the Stake is more powerful, but I really wanted the instant speed that Massive Raid provided.

Again, thanks a ton for the comment and for showing me a neat new card, friend!

March 25, 2017 11:11 a.m.

TemnoTsar, Thornbite Staff is great with Krenko, but I've passed on it before for the sole fact that it does not do much on its own (without another combo piece). I try to have my combo pieces be strong cards on their own, but increasingly powerful in conjunction with other combo pieces.

Abres_Tenelles, thanks for the love, friend! I have stumbled across/been suggested both Chancellor of the Forge and Furnace of Rath before. The former is a great card, but by the time I get to play him I should be close to closing the game down already. The latter is fantastic. It works well for decks like mine; however, it isn't my personal taste. Nothing wrong with the card, just not my style!

I try to stray away from chaos cards, which makes Capricious Efreet a tough pick. And War Elemental was in my deck not too many revisions ago, but I decided to scrap him for more hoser cards (which was a tough cut...).

Thank you both for your comments and suggestions! I really appreciate it.

March 23, 2017 12:16 p.m.

I really like Chaos Warp in mono-red because of that very reason, but like you said, I don't know if I could find a good enough spot for it.

I'll definitely keep that in mind if a spot even remotely becomes vacant, because being able to tell an enchantment "no" in mono-red is fantastic! Haha.

Thanks for the comment, Hybrow!

March 22, 2017 5:14 p.m.

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Why didn't you just update your Spring Into Death deck list? There's only like 2 cards different, haha.

Okay, so first off, get rid of Sol Ring, scrub. Secondly, some potentially good fast mana sources would be Songs of the Damned, Cabal Ritual, Dark Ritual, and/or Culling the Weak.

Now on to the real meat:

Perpetual Timepiece, Elixir of Immortality, Primal Command, Piper's Melody (and friends)

These are good for grabbing your GY so you don't mill yourself out or to protect yourself from enemy Bojuka Bogs and such.

Combo 1:

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed Combo

  • Turn 1: Play a one drop ramp creature.
  • Turn 2: Play Buried Alive and fetch Mike and Triskelion.
  • Turn 3: Play Victimize, bring Mike and Trike out and ping infinitely to win.

Or tutor for Defense of the Heart and win the turn after you cast it.

Combo 2:

Necrotic Ooze Combo

Once it's out, the only thing that can interrupt this is Split Second since you can respond by adding and removing counters.

Combo 3:

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord Combo

This requires some knowledge of how the stack works.

  • Exile cards from your library until Phyrexian Devourer's ability is put on the stack.
  • In response to the ability, continue exiling cards to beef him up more.
  • Still before allowing the sacrifice to resolve, sack him to Jarad to smack your opponents for a ton of damage, similarly to the aforementioned Ooze-combo.

This gets around player Hexproof and graveyard hate, so you don't have to worry about things like Leyline of Sanctity and Leyline of the Void with this combo, unlike the other two.

Combo 4:

Colorless Mana Combo

  • Have/get Ashnod's Altar in play.
  • Play Nim Deathmantle.
  • Play Grave Titan, pop up two 2/2 tokens.
  • Sack the two tokens to Altar, then sack Titan to get a total of six .
  • Use 4 of that to make Deathmantle grab Titan back and get you two more tokens

Repeat this as many times as desired, netting 2 colorless mana every loop.

March 22, 2017 4:58 p.m.

Jayy_blackk, I would recommend checking out: Infinite Goblins! (1072 Damage turn 4)

and Boom goes the goblin!.

Both are great goblin decks. Obviously, goblins can be budget, so cut and add what you like. Best of luck!

March 22, 2017 12:04 a.m.

I have, Agent_Fire. I actually had Gauntlet of Power in here, but I refuse to run snow covered lands and I refuse even more to help my opponents out with mana, haha.

Plus, I definitely don't want to drop $200+ on Might just yet. ;)

March 10, 2017 11:42 p.m.

Said on yeago...


For some reason, my notifications are displaying 3 times for one notification. Do you know what is going on there, or is it just me?

March 9, 2017 11:46 p.m.

I am having the same issue and would like to figure this out. If you find out or are told how to, please let me know, doonmeister.

March 9, 2017 11:29 p.m.


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