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Joing the darkside

Joining the Darkside

Hi, my names Fen and I play mono-black. Lately, I was only playing it in paper because I had bought that budget mono-black rat deck for old Inn/Rav Standard, both on and offline. So I picked up the pieces to the paper deck and had been rocking it for a few Friday Night Magic. After going 3-1 with mono-black at FNM two weeks ago I figured it was time to build the deck online. Only issues is that I didn't buy into Mutavault when it was cheap, so yes, the deck does need three more which I plan to pick up at some point soon.

Still this has done well enough to put me 3-1 in a few daily events over the last two weeks.

Standard Daily #6834204


1 Mutavault
1 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
21 Swamp
3 Temple of Deceit


4 Desecration Demon
4 Gray Merchant of Asphodel
4 Nightveil Specter
4 Pack Rat


4 Bile Blight
4 Hero's Downfall
1 Pharika's Cure
1 Ratchet Bomb
4 Thoughtseize
4 Underworld Connections


2 Dark Betrayal
3 Drown in Sorrow
4 Duress
2 Erebos, God of the Dead
3 Lifebane Zombie
1 Ratchet Bomb

With my experience I'm thinking about removing the Ratchet Bombs and Pharika's Cure and turning them into Devour Flesh. Mostly the RB's are left over from the build before Born of the Gods was released. With Bile Blight and Drown in Sorrow the need to wrath tokens is already answered in the build.

Still I am happy to be playing on the darkside of the color pie. In truth, Mono-black is the style of deck I enjoy playing and I like how it has become the Boggy-man of Standard. Sure I'll be lost in the masses playing the deck but honestly, I would rather be part of the horde than trying to out run it. That just gets you eaten by demons and rats.

Well, time to get back to grinding and making rat tokens.

This has been...

Jeffrey Carmichael II

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