Deader Deck

Discussion in 'Casual Decks/Variants/Etc' started by Animus, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. Animus New Member

    this is my Deader Deck. i've never gotten it rated or fixed before. it was made a year ago a bit after i first started playing.

    4x Llanowar Elves
    4x Carrion Feeder
    1x Golgari Thug
    4x Shambling Shell
    4x Gravedigger
    1x Caller of the Claw
    1x Nantuko Husk
    1x Fallen Angel
    2x Gleancrawler
    2x Dimir House Guard
    1x Vulurous Zombie
    1x Protean Hulk
    2x Savra, Queen of the Golgari
    28 creatures

    1x Grafted Wargear
    2x Golgari Germination
    2x Putrify
    2x Sundering Vitae
    1x Decree of Pain
    2x Kodama's Reach
    1x Curse of the Cabal
    1x Phyrexian Altar
    12 non creatues

    8x Swamp
    8x Forest
    2x Golgari Rot Farm
    2x Svogthos, the Restless Tomb
    20 lands

    this is the latest incarnation of my black and green deck. usually Avatar of woe, sisters of stone death, and nezumi graverobber but it seemed to steer away from the theme.
    pretty soon i'll add Grave Pact and Lifeline.
    i moved out the sakura tribe elders because it thought that the elves and the kodama's reaches were enough.
    i also took out a grave-shell scarab and sensei's divining top because they seemed slow compared to dimir house guard. especially when i can get gravedigger and savra on the fly.
    jinxed ring seemed like a good idea but i'm not sure.

    i'm welcome to any critiques and/or fixes.
    a lot of the changes happed this week so i want to spring this on the guys at college.
  2. Oversoul The Tentacled One

  3. Limited Yes, but we won't care

    Nice deck. I like how you've combined Savra with Grafted Wargear.

    I have a few suggestions:
    Seeing that all your manafixers are green, I'd drop two Swamps for two Forest. Then, I'd swap the Llanowar Elves for Elves of Deep Shadow; the life-loss is worth it.
    I'd add some more creature removal. Keening Banshee would be great and the Dimir House Guards can tutor for a lone copy.
    Speaking of which, how about going for a more toolbox approach? Put in another Protean Hulk and two more Dimir House Guards and try putting several single copies of creatures like Keening Banshee, Loaming Shaman, Junktroller etc. Perhaps you could take out more aggressive elements like Carrion Feeder?
    (What kind of format do you and your friends play? Multiplayer?)
  4. Animus New Member

    i have some Elves of Deep Shadow and i've been bouncing back and forth between those and the llanowar elves. i'm not too keen on the banshiees. if i have the space i'd just put in two more putrifys. besides with like 14 things that sac themselves or other creaturesfor free, savra will already be my machine gun. same goes for grave pact. also i was thinking of running Abyssal Gatekeeper in fours to keep up the "Scarcifice! everybody SACRIFICE!" theme.

    sorry the carrion feeders are a staple. once golgari germination comes out it can easily become a huge monstrosity for the low cost of one black mana. and with Savra out he doubles for a machine gun (and i do mean machine gun when protean hulk is involved. thats my usual finisher, sac the hulk sack the resulting feeders and elves, sac the resulting tokens from golgari germination.

    the junkroller already prooved too slow for the local milling guy that runs a bunch of brain freezes. the shaman could work given that he's a creature thus reuseable via gravedigger. actually he'd be easy to use thus killing off a lot of his mill options.

    i just play casually, meaning the same deck has to go one on one to 3-7 players in one day. some play with silver border cards as well.
  5. Limited Yes, but we won't care

    Especially in multiplayer I wouldn't choose the Carrion Feeder, because they can't block, but if that is your thing go for it :D

    If Protean Hulk is such a keycard, I'd play another copy (and perhaps some reanimation like Dread Return).
  6. Animus New Member

    the way i see it, the way the deck worked before, i rarely had to block. if i have free sacrificers early in the game as well as my new Abyssal Gatekeepers.

    i have to wait for the other protean hulk. the local store doesn't have any in singles sales.
  7. Animus New Member

    my deck didnt' work. its obvious from turn 2 that everyone is going to hate my deck so 90% of counterspells on the table went to me. i was right about not needing carrion feeder to block. i was attack twice total in the entire day.

    now i need to ask how to make this deck less obvious until i can get it going.
  8. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    My biggest suggestion for this deck (keeping multiplayer in mind) is to take out any early game threats and replace them with more late game threats or early game defense/build/setup.

    Ransac, cpa trash man

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