The premise of this deck is to build an 8-rack deck around the Grief + Ephemerate combo, which usually takes almost all of your opponent's nonland cards turn 1. Since the combo is so devastating to the opponent's hand, I thought it would work better in a shell that takes full advantage this and deals damage with The Rack and Shrieking Affliction (as opposed to something like BW Grief blade which is just a midrange pile with a vague ETB theme).

For additional Ephemerate targets, we have 4x Burglar Rat , which also gets around Leyline of Sanctity . To leverage BW colors, we also have elements of BW smallpox, with Flagstones of Trokair to sacrifice and Lingering Souls to discard. Souls is our main way to survive by clogging up the board with chump blockers, and it can also be discarded to pox or lili. Lastly, we have Fatal Push for some spot removal and Damn as our sweeper, which can be exiled to Grief .

While I'm still working on a more in-depth deck description as I continue tuning the deck, I'd be happy to answer any questions about it.

Currently testing: Urza's Saga package + Pithing Needle , Nihil Spellbomb

Cut cards (please don't suggest these without good reason, because I usually had pretty good reasons for cutting them): Wrench Mind , Thoughtseize , Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage , Funeral Charm , Fetid Heath


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This deck is Modern legal.

Rarity (main - side)

7 - 2 Mythic Rares

31 - 12 Rares

10 - 0 Uncommons

6 - 1 Commons

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 1.85
Tokens Spirit 1/1 W
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