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Grif   3/25/2002 8:51:00 AM
There are some very tiny quirks with the combo(s) that you are trying to base this deck around.

1. Whenever you receive damage, Transcendence Buy replaces the damage with an equivalent loss of life. It does not, however, replace life loss with life gain. For every one life you lose, you gain two. Thus, if it were not for Forsaken Wastes Buy, you would effectively gain one life for each one life you would lose. This is due to Transcendence Buy's horrible wording. As a result of Forsaken Wastes Buy, your life total will degrade over time. This is fine just as long as Transcendence Buy remains in play. However, once your life total drops to zero or below, you will no longer be able to draw/obtain any cards as a result of Yawgmoth's Bargain Buy/Necropotence Buy. At this point, you will either have to kill your opponent some how, find another way to draw cards, find a way to kill Yawgmoth's Bargain Buy and/or Necropotence Buy, or stare at your opponent until he/she decks himself/herself or disenchants Transcendence Buy.

If you want a more effective way to utilize this combo, I would suggest adding Lich Buy, Death Grasp Buy, and Drain Life Buy and replacing your Forsaken Wastes Buy with Delaying Shield Buys.

With this combination of cards, the following will occur:
1. When you receive damage, the damage will be replaced with putting that many counters on one or more Delaying Shield Buys, but only one counter will be placed on any Delaying Shield Buy for each damage that you would receive.
2. During your upkeep, you will lose one life for each counter on the Delaying Shield Buy(s). When you lose the life, you will gain two life from Transcendence Buy.
3. Lich Buy will replace the life gain produced by Transcendence Buy, Death Grasp Buy, Drain Life Buy, Corrupt Buy, Soul Feast Buy, Syphon Soul Buy, Congregate Buy, et cetera with drawing an equivalent amount of cards.
4. Thus, for every damage that you would receive you draw two cards during your next upkeep instead.
5. Add Mirror Universe Buy for a terrifying win condition that will make most opponents cringe. When you use Mirror Universe Buy, if your life total is -25 and your target opponent's life total is 15, he/she will be reduced to zero life and you will draw 15 cards. The reason that you would draw 15 cards instead of 40 is because Mirror Universe Buy treats a player with a negative life to be at zero life instead. Beware of this in large games because you will probably die if you are not careful.
6. If you can manage to fit Abundance Buy in this deck, you will never be able to be decked and will get to name land or non-land for each card that you would draw.

Continuation -
This deck as you have it now will work, but not as well as it should. Any deck that I have posted has enough solutions to shred this deck unless you get that one out of fifteen ideal draw. The best recommendation I can make is to reformat this deck to be Extended legal so that you can use four Enlightened Tutor Buys (and possibly four Sterling Grove Buys if you want to work green into this deck). You do not have the card base in this deck needed to survive in the Classic (Type I) environment. If you make no other changes at all to this deck, at least put in one or two Seals of Cleansing to save your skin when you get locked down by Yawgmoth's Bargain Buy/Necropotence Buy and do not have a Vindicate Buy in hand. If you want to read something truly terrifying, look at Aura of Silence Buy.

Good luck,
Grif

Last Modified: 3/26/2002 9:15:06 AM     


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Pix   3/25/2002 9:11:03 AM
Transcendence and the Arena is a very good combo!
Can you draw moer than 1 card with the Arena though?
If you don't get Transcendence you could be living on the edge.
But very original!!!

Last Modified: 3/25/2002 9:14:24 AM     


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shardelf   3/25/2002 1:57:55 PM
I like this deck, very inventive, kudos to you! I don't have too many suggestions for you to apply, I hope it treats you well!

Last Modified: 3/25/2002 1:59:19 PM     


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The White Mage   3/25/2002 2:19:53 PM
I agree with everything that Grif said. Very original deck, but what against a deck with tranquillity?!

please rate my madness deck.

Last Modified: 3/25/2002 2:21:40 PM     


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Tankh   3/26/2002 5:06:20 AM
Great deck with a lot of really great combos
Please rate my mortivore deck

Last Modified: 3/26/2002 5:06:50 AM     


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xxman26   3/26/2002 10:51:08 AM
brilliant! a beatifull dedaly black deck...i suggest you to think about using of Hatred which can be deadly too ( specially in this kind of deck )...
You can also control easily your opponent with an infernal darkness.

I like your deck man !

Last Modified: 3/26/2002 10:53:16 AM     


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Daikantia   4/15/2002 12:48:33 PM
geez the first guy really knows what hes talking about. well it looks like a very original deck considering it doesnt use lich. how about devoted caretaker so even tranquility cant affect you?

I have a similar deck plz rate its called swampstorm

Last Modified: 4/15/2002 12:50:53 PM     


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Najin   4/15/2002 1:00:25 PM
Yeah, grif really knows what he's talking about.
But I really dont want to play with Lich Buy, Ill rather use these combos and try to fit in cards like Duress Buy to get rid of enchantment desctruction cards. This deck is a completely lockdown deck agains creature decks.
And this isnt the best tournament deck either but it works and when it works it works good. And to be honest, this is the most fun deck Iv'e ever bult.
xxman26 - I cant play with hatred when I dont have creatures, it would have been great combo if I had though.

Thanks for the ratings and comments.

Last Modified: 4/15/2002 1:03:58 PM     


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Myran   5/13/2002 1:16:14 PM
Rock n Roll. Plz rate my red/green burn deck... Har engelska nu... är du hemma?

Last Modified: 5/13/2002 1:17:07 PM     


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Timon   7/9/2002 1:32:16 PM
A funny card against this deck is Blessed Wind Buy

Last Modified: 7/9/2002 1:32:55 PM     


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anarkist   7/26/2002 11:06:41 PM
this deck is awesome, i might take out skeletal scrying though

Last Modified: 7/26/2002 11:07:34 PM     


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smog   10/10/2002 11:55:05 AM
sooooo good!

http://www.essentialmagic.com/Decks/View.asp?ID=68422

Last Modified: 10/10/2002 11:55:25 AM     


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Shroud   1/21/2003 6:31:10 PM
Very nice. You might consider putting in 4 Insidious Dreams to improve synergy. A Sol Ring could help you cast the mana heavy enchantments faster, and you could stick it in the draw with Insidious Dreams (or you could just stack another Dark Ritual or two). I won't suggest what you could take out to make room for these cards, I'll only say you don't need 4 of everything when you have 4 Insidous Dreams in your deck.

Last Modified: 1/21/2003 6:48:22 PM     


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alucard (4)   3/11/2005 10:26:20 PM
very fun

http://www.essentialmagic.com/Decks/View.asp?ID=352811

Last Modified: 3/11/2005 10:27:01 PM     



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