BD: Gamer's Starter - Black

by NorthernWarlord on 23 June 2022

Main Deck (60 cards)

Sideboard (15 cards)

Creatures (2)

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Deck Description

Have you got a friend who is not a stranger to card/board games and would like to get into MTG? Well, this deck aims to provide you a mono black deck that is suitable for newbie players who are not afraid to read some longer pieces of text! In exchange you'll get a deck that should perform well in most casual environments!

This is a Budget Deck (BD for short). It is meant primarily for casual play, and its estimated mid value is aimed to land between 10 and 20 US dollars at most. Take this detail into consideration when browsing the deck!

I mostly use MTG Vault for my own private projects nowadays, but feel free to comment or request a deck of your choice. I've loved the Vault so far, and I like that they are still improving on it, as well as I am improving on my English language skills.

So, if you like what you see, consider checking out some of my other budget-y work from the link below.

How to Play

Who needs fancy creatures to win? Or rares for that matter?
Not you, if you play this deck!
This section will help YOU to play this deck, so consider checking it out especially if you are a newbie in the game of MTG!

This deck attempts to "drain" enemy of their lifepoints by casting nasty spells and creatures. When playing this deck, try to utilize every single angle to get a grip on your opponent's life total, then squeeze some points out and look for the next opportunity.

Creatures can be used to drain opponents with their handy effects, as well as attack when provided the chance to do so. Remember that you can also win games by durdling with Ill-Gotten Inheritance and Stab Wound as well, provided your opponents don't run too much lifegain of their own. Try to use the Stab Wound to target creatures which SURVIVE from the "stab", then let your opponents bleed out from the effect!

Draw cards to fuel your senseless bloodlust, using cards like Clattering Augur, Sign in Blood and later on with Bad Deal. Remember that you can also use Sign in Blood to finish off your opponent if their life total drops too low!

If you feel like this deck doesn't satisfy your needs, skim through the sideboard in order to find some alternative answers. Who knows, perhaps your typical opponents are vulnerable to Suffer the Past, for example?

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+ Doesn't really care about its creatures; making enemy removal quite irrelevant.
+ Powerful against burn.
+ Powerful against aggro.

- Vulnerable against enemy lifegain.
- Vulnerable against late-game horde.

Deck Tags

  • Mono Black
  • Beginner
  • starter
  • Life Drain
  • Casual
  • Budget
  • Cheap

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Card Legality

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

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