Mono Black "Deal'' Deck Ideas Pls

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Posted on Jan. 10, 2022, 5:50 a.m. by Stardragon

So im making a mono black i guess "deal" deck where except necessary utility everything has a price beyond the initial mana investment. i.e. loss of life, exile from hand, deck or graveyard, sacing a permanent, let your opponent search their library, letting them draw a card or gain life ect. I want everything that can cost me something to do so if I can help it.

the commanders if leaning towards are Vilis, Broker of Blood or Asmodeus the Archfiend but if anyone has a better or more fun idea thats on theme let me know

Link: Shall we shake on it?

If the link doesn't work idk anymore less 35% the time i put a link in it works other the times it doesn't i put my deck name in [[]] but if I'm doing it wrong could someone pls tell me it really aggravating and it only for deck links when i put card names in the double brackets it works fine

bushido_man96 says... #2

Link didn't work. But I would run Vilis as the Commander. More direct payoff for life loss.

January 10, 2022 8:26 a.m.

Vilis is more powerful, but Asmodeus has more more flavor for the theme. His keyword is literally Binding Contract XD

I'm mainly just commenting so I can get a notification when the link gets fixed, but I do think this idea will be a bit hard to run. The type of card in question is not of o particular power...

January 10, 2022 1 p.m.

RNR_Gaming says... #4

You put the link in between " < " and " > " remove the quotation Mark's.

January 10, 2022 2:38 p.m.

Stardragon says... #5

RNR_Gaming doesn't work i tried it every which way and it either doesn't make a link or make it just disappear all together

January 10, 2022 3:09 p.m.

RNR_Gaming says... #6

I'm assuming this is the deck in question

January 10, 2022 3:38 p.m.

RNR_Gaming says... #7

Perhaps message one of the moderators or ask yeaGO to help you fix it.

January 10, 2022 3:40 p.m.

Stardragon says... #8

RNR_Gaming yes thats the deck

January 10, 2022 4:23 p.m.

Metroid_Hybrid says... #9

Put " deck: " in front of the "slug" (just copy directly from the deck's URL in your browser), or " deck-large: " for a banner version..

January 10, 2022 4:24 p.m.

Stardragon says... #10

Metroid_Hybrid put "deck" in front of "slug" i have no idea what your talking about sorry im not exactly smart

January 10, 2022 5:05 p.m.

KBK7101 says... #11

As someone who has a Vilis, Broker of Blood deck in the rotation of decks that I play with/against, I can speak from experience when I say that Vilis might actually be a bit TOO powerful. In the games I've played against him, he almost always becomes public enemy #1 as soon as something like Psychosis Crawler, literally any Tutor card or an unexpected Hatred shows up. Asmodeus the Archfiend seems to be a similar playstyle but not quite as "kill on sight" as Vilis is. I don't have any experience with Asmodeus, however.

Basically, if you want high power but a high chance of being targeted out of the game, Vilis is your best bet. If you want a lower powered deck that could potentially draw less attention from opponents that could play the same, Asmodeus would be a better choice.

On a similar note, Erebos, Bleak-Hearted might be worth mentioning. He cares about creatures dying and life loss. Could be pretty easy to tie the themes together.

If you went a route other than the life loss theme, maybe Fain, the Broker might be worth a look. Makes lots of deals by sacrificing stuff in exchange for other stuff.

January 10, 2022 5:28 p.m.

Stardragon says... #12

KBK7101 txs for your imput as for the commander i look in to them. Psychosis Crawler will not be put into the deck since it all upside i don't have to pay anything but mana not the theme of this deck cards must have me pay an additional cost to considered, life creatures lands, cards in hand deck or grave ect. or let my opponents gain something life, card draw/search, free summon stuff like that.

January 10, 2022 5:57 p.m.

Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder could be fun, generating thrills at his own expense...

January 11, 2022 6:27 p.m.

Ugh. Is there an “I’m a magic nerd” setting for my phone? I caught it changing sahr to sage but missed the ol’ thrull/thrill switcharoo...

January 11, 2022 6:29 p.m.

bushido_man96 says... #15

Hehe, thrulls are thrilling...

January 11, 2022 8:45 p.m.

Stardragon says... #16

FormOverFunction as part of the 99 sure but not as the commander and even than it seems like major upside with only a minor down side will consider this

January 12, 2022 12:19 a.m.

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