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      CommentAuthorJarrett
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2014
     
    The deck as it stands

    Artifacts 3
    Black Lotus
    Mox Jet
    Sol Ring

    White 25

    2 revielark
    4 detention sphere
    4 ghostly prison
    4 swords to plow shares
    2 sorin, solemn visitor
    4 vindicate
    2 venser, the soijurner
    Enlightened tutor
    Balance
    Zur, the enchanter

    Red 25

    2 Amani vengeant
    2 Chandra, the firebrand
    4 fulminator Mage
    4 anathemancer
    4 lightning bolt
    4 firespout
    4 turn-burn
    Nico bolas planes walker

    Green 33

    2 kiora, the crashing wave
    4 sultai ascendancy
    4 acidic slime
    4 sultai charm
    4 maelstrom pulse
    4 pernicious deed
    4 jarads orders
    All Suns dawn
    Eternal witness
    Survival of the fittest
    Thragtusk
    Teraastodon
    Garruk, apex predator
    Worldly tutor

    Blue 47

    4 snapcaster Mage
    4 remand
    4 ashiok, nightmare weaver
    2 cyclonic rift
    4 far-away
    4 mana leak
    4 mulldrifter
    4 Memory lapse
    4 propaganda
    4 agony warp
    4 soul manipulation
    Notion thief
    Intuition
    Personal tutor
    Mystical tutor
    Jin-gitaxis, core auger

    Black 67

    4 Lilliana of the veil
    4 reanimate
    4 damnation
    4 bloodghast
    4 contract from below
    4 dark ritual
    4 Phyrexian obliterator
    4 gatekeeper of malakir
    4 exhume
    4 hymn to tourach
    4 braids, cabal minion
    4 dark confidant
    4 entomb
    4 vampire hexmage
    4 animate dead
    Ob nixilis, the fallen
    Yawgmoths will
    Ob nixilis, unshackled
    Demonic tutor
    Vampiric tutor
    Grave Titan
    Sorin markov

    Lands 100

    Mana base is solid. Every blue or black fetch with enough shocks and basics for backup plus the good rainbow lands
    The only lands that do something other than make colored mana are 4 creeping tar pit and 2 bojuka bogs.

    I like combo control, the deck usually wins by stalling, reanimating a problem, or breaking the opponents back with a sick board presence.

    The self mill combo version I started with 2 years ago wasn't fun to play against so I've changed it every so often and ended up with this. I have fun playing blue/black anything which is actually a hindrance to me streamlining the deck lol. I am a black Mage at heart and the other colors are only there so that I get to see and interact with more black cards ;)

    I know there is fat to trim and I want to add 4 shriekmaws to the deck among other things. I should find room for skull clamps but my love for Pernicious deed makes me reluctant on playing small artifacts.

    Any suggestions or concerns please point them out with no mercy...
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      CommentAuthorOhKapitan
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2014
     
    Have you considered Urborg or would that be overkill?

    My first impression, cut Hymn to Tourach for Innocent Blood or something else. One discard spell isn't enough to win games.
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      CommentAuthorJarrett
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2014
     
    EVERY SINGLE land besides 2 breeding pools and the non swamp basics make black. Urborg would only benefit my opponents.

    Do you think chainers edict would be a stronger replacement than innocent blood? Even Diabolic edict or that instant gain life edict from a recent set?

    I also strongly lean towards permanents that bring the same effect and just remembered flesh bag marauder. He's probably more synergistic with my necromancy spells, which is why I play magic ;)

    So much to talk about lol
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      CommentAuthorOhKapitan
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2014
     
    The Marauder is 4 mana, go with the Edict.

    Innocent blood might work for the single black... are you somehow able to benefit from sacrificing one of your own creatures? (Playing black and all...)
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      CommentAuthorJarrett
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2014
     
    Yes and flesh bag is only 3 mana for a 3/1 though chainers is "better"
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    I would maybe cut some of the so-so blue/black spells (soul manipulation stands out to me) for duress/inquisition of kozilek.

    how has acidic slime been for you? It seems like it might be awkward to find the GG if you wanted to cast him, and there are better reanimate targets for point and click removal (ashen rider, sylvan primordial, woodfall primus, etc.).

    shriekmaw?
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      CommentAuthorJarrett
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2014
     
    I've really reworked the list for more of a complete pox like control, still unsure of some cards of course. Btw I don't want any white bordered cards so mind twist is out.

    Blue 25
    4 baleful strix
    4 snapcaster Mage
    4 far-away
    4 lim duls vault
    4 mulldrifter
    Intuition
    Mystical tutor
    Personal tutor
    Jin-gitaxis
    Oona, queen of the fae

    Red 25
    4 demigod
    4 anathemancer
    4 turn-burn
    4 firespout
    4 bolt
    4 flame tongue Kanu
    Worldgorger dragon

    White 25
    4 ghostly prison
    4 vindicate
    4 swords
    4 lingering souls
    2 sorin, solemn visitor
    2 venser, the sojernor how is that a word...
    2 revielark
    Enlightened tutor
    Balance
    Zur, the breaker of game states

    Green 25
    4 abrupt decay, not acidic slides anymore
    4 maelstrom pulse
    4 pernicious deed
    4 jarads orders
    3 life from the loam
    Sylvan library
    Sultai ascendancy
    Survival
    Teraastodon
    All Suns dawn
    Worldly tutor

    Black 100!

    BLACK lotus it says black in its name

    4 contract
    4 Phyrexian obliterator
    4 buried alive
    4 entomb
    4 cabal therapy
    4 gate keeper
    4 dark confidant
    4 reanimate
    4 hymn to tourach
    4 small pox
    4 dark ritual
    4 duress
    4 animate dead
    4 vampire hexmage
    4 braids cabal minion
    4 exhume
    4 Lilliana of the veil
    4 damnation
    4 shreikmaw
    4 bloodghast
    2 Ravens crime
    2 grim discovery, Maybe
    4 vampire nighthawk is good but no synergy Maybe
    2 sudden spoiling Maybe
    2 black sun zenith Maybe
    Grave Titan
    Ob nixilis landfall
    Ob nixilis search hate
    Sorin markov
    Demonic
    Vampiric
    Yawgmoths will

    So I have like ten spots I'm unsure of or don't like very much
    More discard? I probably don't need more kills cards
    Maybe that drain life creature that counts devotion?
    Phyrexian arena? even cabal rituals.

    I know Lucky Charms has something for me,
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    death cloud, bitterblossom, phyrexian arena, the abyss - these are all good things.

    collective restraint might do alright.

    I haven't had a lot of experience with turn/burn, but I wonder if fire/ice isn't better.

    the monoblack god that lets you draw and keeps opponents from gaining life might be okay. Not sure.

    Rx Yawgmoth's bargain? 4x necropotence? Rx Crucible?

    oh, and the word is sojourner :-) it basically means visitor