Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Deck List: Sheoldred's Big Black Beatdown

Created by: Alex Hinkley


Basic Strategy: Continually remove your opponents creatures and then beat them down with the biggest creatures mono black has to offer.

Key Cards: Steel Hellkite and Nevinyrral's Disk offer removal options for pesky artifacts and enchantments - normally a weak suit for mono black decks. This deck has lots of card draw, removal spells, and creatures that can kill stuff or have other useful effects. High casting costs aren't a problem with mana doublers like Crypt Ghast, Nirkana Revenant, Cabal Coffers. The deck also has numerous ramp effects from mana rocks. Because the mana base is made mostly of basic lands, Snow-Covered swamps allow for some utility lands such as Scrying Sheets and Mouth of Ronom which helps deal with protection from black creatures. Direct damage cards like Consume Spirit, Exsanguinate, Profane Command, and even Gray Merchant of Asphodel can be game-enders.

Sheoldred, Whispering One is this deck's commander.

Creature (26)
    1x Bloodgift Demon
    1x Crypt Ghast
    1x Dark Impostor
    1x Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief
    1x Dread
    1x Gatekeeper of Malakir
    1x Geralf's Messenger
    1x Geth, Lord of the Vault
    1x Grave Titan
    1x Gray Merchant of Asphodel
    1x Helldozer
    1x Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni
    1x Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet
    1x Liliana's Reaver
    1x Lord of the Void
    1x Massacre Wurm
    1x Nirkana Revenant
    1x Pestilence Demon
    1x Phyrexian Obliterator
Helps cut down on the high casting costs.
    1x Rune-Scarred Demon
    1x Sheoldred, Whispering One (Commander)
    1x Shriekmaw
    1x Solemn Simulacrum
    1x Steel Hellkite
    1x Visara the Dreadful
    1x Wurmcoil Engine

Enchantment (4)

    1x Heartless Summoning
    1x Painful Quandary
    1x Phyrexian Arena
    1x Underworld Dreams

Sorcery (14)

    1x Black Sun's Zenith
    1x Consume Spirit
    1x Consuming Vapors
    1x Decree of Pain
    1x Demonic Tutor
    1x Exsanguinate
An answer to artifacts & enchantments.
    1x Hymn to Tourach
    1x Mutilate
    1x Night's Whisper
    1x Profane Command
    1x Promise of Power
    1x Read the Bones
    1x Rise of the Dark Realms
    1x Sign in Blood

Artifact (11)
    1x Charcoal Diamond  
    1x Coalition Relic
    1x Coldsteel Heart
    1x Expedition Map
    1x Gilded Lotus
    1x Lashwrithe
    1x Mana Vault
    1x Nevinyrral's Disk
    1x Sol Ring
    1x Staff of Nin
    1x Wayfarer's Bauble

Instant (3)

Cabal Coffers can double mana production.
    1x Hero's Downfall
    1x Murder
    1x Tribute to Hunger

Land (39)

    1x Cabal Coffers  
    1x Lake of the Dead
    1x Mouth of Ronom
    1x Scrying Sheets
    32x Snow-Covered Swamp
    1x Strip Mine
    1x Thawing Glaciers
    1x Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

Planeswalker (3)

    1x Liliana of the Dark Realms
    1x Liliana Vess
    1x Sorin Markov

Sideboard (10)

    1x Dark Betrayal
    1x Deathgrip
    1x Deathmark
    1x Doom Blade
    1x Halo Hunter
    1x Reiver Demon
    1x Sepulchral Primordial
    1x Snuff Out
    1x Stromgald Cabal
    1x Ultimate Price