How Do You Play It?

Standard Rogue Report 5/30/13 MTGO Standard Results

by admin

When you don’t have a ton of money to play Standard, it pays to keep your eyes out for decks that are inexpensive yet effective. In browsing the tournament results of the MTGO daily on 5/31/13 and came across a Green/Black control deck that went 3-1 and bears some resemblance to my version posted here.

2 [mtg_card]Golgari Guildgate[/mtg_card]
4 [mtg_card]Overgrown Tomb[/mtg_card]
14 [mtg_card]Swamp[/mtg_card]
4 [mtg_card]Woodland Cemetery[/mtg_card]
4 [mtg_card]Desecration Demon[/mtg_card]
3 [mtg_card]Disciple of Bolas[/mtg_card]
4 [mtg_card]Geralf’s Messenger[/mtg_card]
1 [mtg_card]Griselbrand[/mtg_card]
4 [mtg_card]Thragtusk[/mtg_card]
3 [mtg_card]Abrupt Decay[/mtg_card]
1 [mtg_card]Deadbridge Chant[/mtg_card]
3 [mtg_card]Devour Flesh[/mtg_card]
2 [mtg_card]Murder[/mtg_card]
4 [mtg_card]Mutilate[/mtg_card]
1 [mtg_card]Putrefy[/mtg_card]
3 [mtg_card]Sign in Blood[/mtg_card]
3 [mtg_card]Tragic Slip[/mtg_card]

2 [mtg_card]Curse of Death’s Hold[/mtg_card]
4 [mtg_card]Deathrite Shaman[/mtg_card]
1 [mtg_card]Devour Flesh[/mtg_card]
3 [mtg_card]Duress[/mtg_card]
3 [mtg_card]Golgari Charm[/mtg_card]
2 [mtg_card]Sever the Bloodline[/mtg_card]

This is a solid deck, and I think I’ll put it together tonight. The only thing I am missing are the [mtg_card]Thragtusk[/mtg_card]s which are important for two reasons: 1)Life, and 2) a creature post [mtg_card]Mutilate[/mtg_card]. There really isn’t a replacement that does both of those things, so the deck is significantly weaker without Thragtusks, but you can manage a cheapie version with [mtg_card]Phylactery Lich[/mtg_card] if you are willing to run [mtg_card]Prophetic Prism[/mtg_card] in place of [mtg_card]Sign in Blood[/mtg_card].

Some small tweaks–I’d run 1x [mtg_card]Demonic Rising[/mtg_card]. It’s perfect in this deck, and provides easy advantage after a board clear (especially with a Thragtusk on the board). Further, [mtg_card]Deadbridge Chant[/mtg_card] WILL trigger with Ground Seal in play, so it is a solid sideboard option against reanimator/[mtg_card]Snapcaster Mage[/mtg_card].

Great deck. If Thraggy sticks around for M14, I’m definitely building this one.

Hat’s off to Razorfin Gazza for putting it together.

Older Black Green Blue Rogue Standard Land Destruction Deck With M13 + DGM

Newer Five Reasons Why You Need to Play Terminus In The Current Standard M13 M14 DGM

Related

Latest