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Ok, ok... I have been really slack and havent
reviewed any decks lately, and Scott is here threatening
my life. So, I better pull one out of the closet if I
want to stay around. I promise I will try to be more
consistent. Anywho, today's deck was a hopeful for the
Junior Super Series. He wanted to play a mono-black
deck, so let us see what he has to say.
> Hello...My name is Chris from Loudonville,OH. I
play at locally and I was hoping that you would help me
with this deck. I need to make a deck that will work
well against others at this JSS that is coming up.
> I have tweaked the deck a bit but i still need some
help.. I came here because I want to go rogue at the
J.S.S. The last J.S.S I went to everyone was
playing rebels, nether-go, and fires. I wanted to make a
deck that will beat those decks, also sideboarding
against that metagame. My deck is called
BLACKSMACK. It is mono black (could be a problem)
and the J.S.S flier said that you could only use sixth
ed, masques, nemesis, prophecy, and invasion. Here is
>4 Thrashing Wumpus
>4 Chilling Apparition
>4 Abyssal Specter
>1 Acedent Evincar
>1 Avatar of Woe
>4 Vicious Hunger
>4 Dark Ritual
>4 Soul Burn
>3 Rhystic Tutor
>1 Strands of Night
>4 Charcoal Diamond
>4 Peat Bog
>4 Rishadan Port
>3 Tsabo's Decree
> Please help me with the deck... It still isnt up to
its potential. Please help the sideboard against
the metagame. Thanx for your time.
I would be glad to help... I see lots of changes coming.
To do well against the metagame, you will find discard
to be your best friend and you will have to abuse it.
Also, removal is also against these decks in perticular.
Finally, the deck is 4 cards short of the miniumum
tournament legal deck size of 60 cards, so we need to
find something else to add. Keep these things in mind.
Let us start with creatures.
This is a very solid creature base, however some things
will have to change. Thrashing Wumpus is great, but I
believe that going down to three will help the deck's
mana curve and tempo. The Chilling Apparition is ideal
against blastoderm and gang, so keep those. Abyssal
Specters are amazing fliers that love to make your
opponent discard, I personally have seen too many of
those against me. Give your opponent the same headache I
get and keep those in there. Now to the main man,
Acendent Evincar. I would like to see him out of this
deck. You already got three Thrashing Wumpus, so he
seems like extra filler to me. The Avatar of Woe is
great late game, which I forsee you entering often. I
would like to see an extra one of her if possable. A
creature I would recommend adding would be the Ravenous
Rats for more discard, an extra blocker, and a possable
creature 2nd turn without the help of a Dark Ritual. Put
4 of those in, most decks cant stop that. Putting those
in make the amount of creatures in the deck add up to 17
creatures. Moving on to spells.
This part needs some help, mainly because of what you
are expecting to see. The Vicious Hungers are ok on
sideboard, but I rather replace them with 4 of the the
dreaded turn 1 Vendetta. This could slow a fires deck by
robbing it of their first turn Llanowar Elf or Birds of
Paradise, forcing them to recover. Also, some Rebel
decks like to get the Ramosian Sergeant first turn, this
is a great response. Of course Dark Ritual stays, every
mono-black deck should use and abuse this card that is
banned in formats that should remain nameless... Please,
do me a favor and take out soul burn. This card is not
of any use in this enviroment and certianly does not
need to be in this mono-black deck list. The card will
not help you win against any of your major concerns. So,
take them out. Meanwhile, bravo on adding three rhystic
tutors, they will aid you well against any deck. Keep
them. Now, take out the Strands of Night, you shouldn't
be that concerned if your creatures die. You got an
excellent enough creature base. Do yourself a favor and
put in a Yawgamoth's Agenda instead. This card screams
play me in your mono-black deck. Add two here. The other
cards I would add woud be 3 Snuff Out and those 4 Addle
off your sideboard and put them in. This is discard at
its best. These changes make the deck have 20 spells,
making the deck total become 37 cards.
As for the artifacts, take the diamonds out. They have
almost no place against the decks you are worried about.
Just add an extra swamp. With these changes we made, the
mana curve could survive with some less land in the
deck. The Peat Bog is good with the Yawgamoth's Agenda,
allowing you to play it again late game. The Ports are
always good when you are ahead in the land race. These
23 land puts you to the 60 card deck that we want. Lets
move on to sideboard.
Your sideboard is well rounded against what you expect.
We added the Vicious Hungers and took the Addle to
mainboard. Now that we have taken care of creatures
every other deck with the mainboard, I want to add the 4
Cremate to the sideboard instead of Vicious Hunger to
help take care of Nether-Go. So here is the final list.
4 Ravenous Rats
4 Chilling Apparition
4 Abyssal Specter
3 Thrashing Wumpus
2 Avatar of Woe
4 Dark Ritual
3 Rhystic Tutors
3 Snuff Out
2 Yawgamoth's Agenda
4 Peat Bog
4 Rishadan Port
3 Tsabo's Decree
Thanks, and remember that False Prophet is a bad card
and Blurred Mongoose is ok, but I love them! Write me
with more decks.... please!!! Ignore all spelling
errors, they are to make sure you are paying attention!
Samuel "RogueRift" Leavitt