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Defense of the Undying Heart

Casual BRG (Jund) Counters Sacrifice Undying

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This deck is based on the Dark Ascension Intro Pack "Monstrous Surprise". The main card is Flayer of the Hatebound , that deals damage to target creature or player every time a creature enters the battlefield from your graveyard (including Flayer of the Hatebound ). The strategy is to get up to two Flayer of the Hatebound and a Viscera Seer by playing Defense of the Heart . This leads to destroy both Flayer of the Hatebound successively to deal 20 damage at once.

While playing other undying creatures like Young Wolf , Strangleroot Geist and Demonlord of Ashmouth , creatures like Viscera Seer , Viridian Emissary and Grim Haruspex offer the mana base, card-value and -draw. The latter are supported by Skullclamp and Bond of Flourishing .

To get those undying creatures literally UNDYING Retribution of the Ancients takes away all the +1/+1-counters while destroying the opponent's creatures or your own to trigger the ability of Flayer of the Hatebound . Additionally, you can destroy target permanent with Beast Within while supporting the ability of Defense of the Heart because the controller of the destroyed permanent gets a 3/3 beast creature token. You can destroy target creatures with the ability of Flayer of the Hatebound , too.

There is an alternative way to get Flayer of the Hatebound , if your opponent plays with less than three creatures: Replace Defense of the Heart with Pattern of Rebirth , Beast Within with Bone Shards and add Blasphemous Act as a removal which doesn't affect your creatures since they have undying or get you an advantage being destroyed. A good alternative for Bone Shards is Fling which can deal damage in addition to the Flayer of the Hatebound damage.

Have fun with this undying deck! :)

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Legality

This deck is Casual legal.

Rarity (main - side)

26 - 6 Rares

13 - 1 Uncommons

11 - 3 Commons

Cards 62
Avg. CMC 2.39
Tokens 2/2 C Creature Morph, 3/3 G Token Creature Beast
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