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Blue/Black in IBC

Blue Black has two forms. Serious control and 'the other stuff'.

Noah Boeken played U/B control in the Masters. I honestly like it better than Tsuyoshi Fujita's deck from Tokyo. Here is what he played:

4 Salt Marsh
9 Swamp
12 Island

4 Nightscape Familiar
4 Ravenous Rats
2 Prohibit

4 Undermine
2 Probe
2 Repulse
3 Exclude
4 Recoil

3 Spite/Malice
4 Fact or Fiction
2 Lobotomy

2 Yawgmoth's Agenda

This deck works by pinging away at your opponent's life total and Undermining their routes to victory. Pun intended. I think this deck will be popular as it is consistent, but I don't get the feeling it's a true performer. It also has problems dealing with turn two Blurred Mongoose, and Kavu Chameleon is horrendous.

Because there is so much removal in this set (bounce, burn, etc.) Sleeper's Robe is just not as amazing as it could be. But who would I be to build a deck based on what's not amazing? The only thing this deck is missing is Winter Orb. I give you Cold Corpses 1.0.

4 Vodalian Zombie
4 Nightscape Familiar
4 Ravenous Rats
2 Cavern Harpy
4 Sleeper's Robe

4 Lord of the Undead
4 Recoil
4 Undermine

4 Phyrexian Scuta
3 Wash Out

4 Salt Marsh
10 Swamp
9 Island

Is it just me that loves the look of this deck? I think it has some weaknesses that need to be addressed, but it just looks really nice.

Next time we'll take a look at U/W, the Solution. The problem? That's exactly why it shouldn't be called the Solution anymore.

Until then,
Fletcher Peatross
The Biggest Ass in Texas