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AngelicAvatar   6/22/2011 6:29:06 PM
Very cool deck. I like anything tribal.

Put in a Mother of Runes to keep your walls and blockers alive. Also consider adding the mono-white cleric legend from 5th Dawn that gains you life when creatures come into play. It will go really well with that black enchantment.

Last Modified: 6/22/2011 6:30:37 PM     

catman2021   5/8/2012 11:32:27 AM
I really like this! I think adding in Blood Artists, and maybe Altar's Reaps for card draw, that and you ABSOLUTELY need to be running Vault of the Archangel!

Last Modified: 5/8/2012 11:33:03 AM     

RedWolf   5/25/2012 1:32:57 PM
Catman, I like how you think. I bought a couple Vault of the Archangel Buy and threw them in here, then did a bit of an overhaul on the deck to accomidate Altar's Reap Buy and give me a more focused approach. I was on the fence with removing Inquisitor Exarch Buy but with all the Suture Priest Buy recursion I'm getting now via Reassembling Skeleton Buy, Demonlord of Ashmouth Buy, and Lingering Souls Buy, I don't think it's going to be missed. Plus tossing in Cathars' Crusade Buy makes all the recursion much more painful.

Last Modified: 5/25/2012 1:37:59 PM     

aznepyon7   3/22/2013 5:08:44 PM
Basilisk Collar Buy to fit the theme. It makes a good deterent against decks that kill your stuff.

Recurring Nightmare Buy also works very well with what you have.

sorin, lord of innastrad.

The Obzedat, Ghost Council Buy or Ghost Council of Orzhova Buy both fit well into this deck.

Divinity of Pride Buy would be so good in this deck and maybe Chalice of Life Buy which flips into Chalice of Death Buy. Tablet of the Guild sucks compared to chalice. That's probably the only card in this deck I'm very against. It's far less consistent and rarely gains you more life that chalice overall. If you keep death touch creatures with lifelink around, it will be very easy to reach the 30. Even without 30 life, Divinity is a really good card on its own. It's just a monster with 30.

I never thought Inquisitor Exarch was a good card. You can probably find something better.

With all the life gain you have, Phyrexian Arena Buy should be quite good.

I would take out the Unmake to put in more mortify not only because it is more flexible and also because Unmake doesn't work well with Blind Hunter; the Haunt ability requires the card to enter the GY not remove from game.

Cloudshift = You gain 2 life and your opponent loses 2 life and you might save a creature. Not worth it. Unearth Buy is better. It may not save creature removed from game but it doesn't require you to be holding the card in your hand with a W untapped and you can always cycle it if you don't need it. It's also a better top deck. Also Animate Dead Buy works well.

Faith's Fetters Buy might be a card you might want to consider because it doesn't require 4 turns for it to gain the benefit and also it prevents activated abilities to be used.

Maybe a Wurmcoil Engine Buy if you got the money or if you think it's funny.

Rate a deck of mine you haven't rated. Thanks.

Last Modified: 3/22/2013 5:31:23 PM     

RedWolf   3/23/2013 1:32:05 PM
The new build faired extremely well in 4p multiplayer last night,winning the game with 25 life after taking a couple of big hits. I'm thinking this may be my final revision until something new comes out that serves a better purpose than what is already there.

Last Modified: 3/23/2013 1:36:35 PM     

ComradeCosmonaut   6/24/2013 11:22:30 PM
I really like this deck. I've got a mono-black for a deck series I've begun which has the same theme, and it's pretty amazing, I know, to see your friends lose life because you gained.

Last Modified: 6/24/2013 11:23:31 PM     

ghostfire86Artice Submitter   11/2/2013 1:02:39 AM
For casual deck in a multiplayer format this deck is great. I understand all to well how this could become OP. Great deck!

Last Modified: 11/2/2013 1:03:41 AM     

RedWolf   12/8/2015 3:06:06 PM
Revised after a couple of years of no changes. I've now merged my vampire deck into the Life Syphon theme and it is so far the most powerful build thus far. At the time of writing this, the deck is 8-0 in my casual/legacy play group. I'm having a lot of fun playing this version. Comments are welcome. Thanks.

Last Modified: 12/8/2015 3:08:18 PM     

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