Mono Black Human

by Coldbutkind on 20 October 2013

Main Deck (60 cards)

Sorceries (4)


Artifacts (4)


Enchantments (4)


Land (24)

Sideboard (16 cards)

Creatures (2)


Artifacts (2)


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Deck Description

This deck is based on Sanguine Bond and Xathrid Necromancer I wanted to make a cheap and decent deck that could work in standard because I'm pretty new to MTG. The spells are to activate Heroics and can be changed to what you prefer.

How to Play

Sanguine bond is the backbone of this deck. It is a early aggression into Bubbling Cauldron - Festering Newt combo. You wanna look for at least one of either Bubbling Cauldron or Bogbrew Witch. Also if you Don't start with a diabolic or Sanguine Bond its a gamble but will usually be drawn.

Deck Tags

  • Standard
  • Mono Black
  • Human
  • Budget

Deck at a Glance

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Mana Symbol Occurrence

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Card Legality

  • Not Legal in Standard
  • Legal in Modern
  • Legal in Vintage
  • Legal in Legacy

Deck discussion for Mono Black Human

Great deck! My friend has got a similar one but with Xathrid (x3) and Dark Ritual (x4). Think about adding bigger creatures, you might not defeat opponent after early game with this deck.

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Posted 20 October 2013 at 11:20

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Sanguine bond helps keeping him alive and yet stealing his opponents lifepoints with the bubbling cauldron. It might not be a one hit knockout but he can still win this way.

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Posted 20 October 2013 at 14:54

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Dark ritual is Vintage, while this deck is standard. >.>

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Posted 25 October 2013 at 20:32

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with all the cauldron it can be 16 life +/-

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Posted 05 November 2013 at 22:55

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Right now you've got some nice heroic abilities you could trigger, but very few ways to trigger them (Your scourgemarks is it right now). Consider tossing in some other spells you can use to target those guys for additional triggers of their Heroic abilities. Boon of Erebos, Cutthroat Maneuver, Mark of the Vampire, Bestow creatures, or any similar cards would work great in this.

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Posted 20 October 2013 at 15:33

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I could see Gift Of Orzhova being one hell of a good choice.

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Posted 20 October 2013 at 17:44

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Really great suggestions Thank you :D

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Posted 20 October 2013 at 19:58

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No problem ^_^,

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Posted 20 October 2013 at 20:44

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yeah u have a great idea, but with Agent of Fates id try to find more ways to trigger her ability since its so good. otherwise great deck:) check out my standard rakdos! http://www.mtgvault.com/soldier333/decks/rakdos-cruelty/

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Posted 20 October 2013 at 23:01

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Mogis's Marauder, whip of Erbebos would love being in this deck.

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Posted 20 October 2013 at 23:08

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2 Really nice additions to the deck Thanks

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Posted 20 October 2013 at 23:49

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Interesting deck, I like it, might give it a go, also I would add Doom Blade some where in there, at least the sideboard. All in all, nice idea.
Check out my deck, could use some advice:
http://www.mtgvault.com/folk/decks/cheaper-mono-red/

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Posted 21 October 2013 at 01:07

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mono black?

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Posted 21 October 2013 at 02:08

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a comment?

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Posted 21 October 2013 at 02:25

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some people....

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Posted 21 October 2013 at 03:25

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I think you have too many Cauldrons and Sanguine Bloods in there and it just feels a bit clunky. there are too many cards that have to be in place for your trick to go off. you will need three cards in place for the Bloods to really do some damage and that's not happening till turn 5 at the earliest. I like that base of the Human agro that you have started. I feel you would be better served to cut the Bloods and Cauldrons down to 1 or 2 at most, add in some death spells, eg doom blade, ultimate price, and maybe 1 more tutor or add some pump spells to give you a better chance to activate your heroic creatures. good luck

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Posted 21 October 2013 at 02:39

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you should run a couple Gray Merchants. theyre not human, but theyre awesome.

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Posted 21 October 2013 at 03:26

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The gray merchants would trigger sanguine bond and since this is mono black...

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Posted 21 October 2013 at 03:54

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I will probably make another deck without the newt combo with grey merch

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Posted 21 October 2013 at 05:48

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nice deck :)

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Posted 21 October 2013 at 07:03

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Thank you XD

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Posted 21 October 2013 at 08:04

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Corrupt works wonders with Sanguine bond, it is a great finisher or can take out a big gribblie that you otherwise may not be able to handle. You play plenty of swamps so could work for you.

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Posted 21 October 2013 at 09:50

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VERY mana intensive though

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Posted 22 October 2013 at 00:29

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It is indeed and with good reason. I have won plenty of games off the back of Corrupt. With you running plenty of land and sanguine bond. The moment you drop a corrupt should be game over.

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Posted 22 October 2013 at 09:43

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the problem with this is that its actually cheaper to run the infinite Vizkopa Guildmage/ Sanguine Bond combo, and thats more reliable.

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Posted 22 October 2013 at 19:46

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I would use Exquisite Blood to combo with Sanguine Bond.
If the opponent doesn't use any "destroy" or "counter" kind of spell, its K.O.

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Posted 24 October 2013 at 18:06

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exquisite blood is not standard. Vizkopa Guildmage is though

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Posted 24 October 2013 at 18:10

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Vizkopa does the same as sanguine bond, and it needs white mana.

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Posted 24 October 2013 at 19:12

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main point being you are suggesting non standard cards for a standard deck.

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Posted 24 October 2013 at 19:14

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Well, i don't know about that, i just said Exquisite Blood does K.O combo with Sanguine Bond.
That's it.

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Posted 24 October 2013 at 19:15

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a combo that required 10 mana and a way to deal damage if you want it to go in one turn....its not very good, which is why when it WAS standard, the only decks that had it were pretty bad decks. in theory you could go off on turn 6, if you had a perfect draw.

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Posted 24 October 2013 at 19:18

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I use that combo in my deck, and it works very well (not standart deck). with Tutor / Dark Ritual / Crypt Ghast
You can do damage with anything, such as Extort, and you get infinite 1 damage loop.

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Posted 24 October 2013 at 19:20

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yes, its fine when you can use tutors, but i most formats you cant.

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Posted 24 October 2013 at 19:37

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Drop Sanguine Blood... ...there are quite some enchantment removal now in standard & an opponent with any brains will keep about 3 of them in the sideboards...

Instead you should add some more spells that could target Agent & Soul, since you cannot' really take adventage of their "Heroic" ability as the deck is now...

Mark of the Vampire is total scum... ...drop it for something better... ...may be 2 Elixir of Immortality could be useful in the sideboard...

You should get some Hero's Downfall...


Good luck!..

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Posted 24 October 2013 at 19:57

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Hero's Downfall is a must in a mono black deck. It would be rude not to for 1 extra mana to kill of a creature or planeswalker. And lets be honest... most players will have at least 1 planeswalker in their deck.

If not, then at least Pharika's Cure, since it goes with the deck.

I'd be greatful for any comments on my deck if anyone here gets a chance. Need some suggestions on improvements. Ta very muchly.

http://www.mtgvault.com/tkt97054/decks/dimir-mill-or-kill-standard/

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Posted 25 October 2013 at 12:59

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maybe swap out scourgemark for immortal servitude? That might help you get back in the late game if you overextend :)

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Posted 26 October 2013 at 19:46

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I would run Liliana of the Dark Realms, since she is great for mono-black decks - you can get rid of Corrupt. Mark of the Vampire is great, but if you are running heroic, I would just have four Gift of Orzhova's and call it a day. Ordeal of Erebos, Thoughtseize, and Disciple of Phenax work awesome to steal cards from the enemy, since you are already using Heroic on Agent of the Fates, devotion will be insane (maybe a Erebos God can fit in), and Phenax is a Human Cleric.

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Posted 29 October 2013 at 18:23

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