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The Blight UR8/IR8, by TYR      (60 cards)

Deck Info
Created: 7/30/2005
Updated: 5/3/2006
Colors: Black

Intended Format: Standard
Vintage: Legal
Block: Not Legal
Standard: Not Legal
Extended: Not Legal
MTGO Open: Legal
MTGO Vinta: Legal
MTGO Exten: Legal
MTGO Stand: Not Legal
MTGO Block: Not Legal
Legacy: Legal
Modern: Not Legal

Deck Cost: $149.32*
Sideboard: $56.82*
Total Cost: $206.14*

Average Ratings
Deck Tools
4 View Picture Bile Urchin Buy
4 View Picture Dimir House Guard Buy
3 View Picture Golgari Thug Buy
4 View Picture Hand of Cruelty Buy
2 View Picture Hell's Caretaker Buy
2 View Picture Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni Buy
3 View Picture Mortivore Buy
3 View Picture Nantuko Husk Buy
4 View Picture Nekrataal Buy
2 View Picture Royal Assassin Buy

4 View Picture Grave Pact Buy

2 View Picture Umezawa's Jitte Buy

2 View Picture Miren, the Moaning Well Buy
21 View Picture Swamp Buy

Sideboard     (15 cards)
2 View Picture Avatar of Discord Buy
4 View Picture Foul Imp Buy
3 View Picture Necroplasm Buy
3 View Picture Ogre Marauder Buy
2 View Picture Cranial Extraction Buy
1 View Picture Umezawa's Jitte Buy

What's a Sideboard?

How it Works

Im kinda excited... Radkos should help this deck tons

Anyway on to the purpose
This is a gravepact deck that works without gravepact
its a tad slow, namely 4th turn click


Grave Pact Buy - Heart and soul of the deck, obvious what it does.
Bile Urchin Buy, Nantuko Husk Buy - Fodder for Grave Pact Buy.
Golgari Thug Buy - Fodder for Grave Pact Buy, doubles as a digger.
Nekrataal Buy - Point removal... pretty standard really.
Necroplasm Buy - Sweet removal for wheenies, and more importantly tokens.
Mortivore Buy - Morty.... he's the finisher.
Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni Buy - She's just amazing, kill all my creature, then take yours.
Dimir House Guard Buy - Fear beatstick, vessel for Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni Buy and he also searches for all my 4 mana cards... kinda useful.
Hell's Caretaker Buy - I played with him a few, liked what he brought to the table... works really well with Nekrataal Buy.
Hand of Cruelty Buy - Token badass.

Umezawa's Jitte Buy - Too useful.
Miren, the Moaning Well Buy - Uncounterable sacrificing ability, and life gain... helps in tight situations.

Off to that of which requires note:
Miren, the Moaning Well Buy + Nantuko Husk Buy = trade lots of creatures for life.
Hell's Caretaker Buy + Nekrataal Buy = lots of point removal

The deck usually gets out its fodder turns 1-3, with the expection of a Grave Pact Buy search, compliments of Dimir House Guard Buy. Usually a mix of Bile Urchin Buy, Golgari Thug Buy, and Nantuko Husk Buy. In comes a Grave Pact Buy, out go the creatures. I will usually drop one of the big swingers shortly thereafter.


Hypnotic Specter Buy - again, people dont see it coming with this deck.

Royal Assassin Buy - Reusable point removal in case something turns out to be a nuisance.
Foul Imp Buy - Solid airborn attacker, for 2 life...
Cranial Extraction Buy - Self explanitory, usually will get the Dimir House Guard Buy to search for it.
Pithing Needle Buy - If by chance I draw it.... doubtful... usually name that nuiscance..

I tried going with something totally different with my sideboard, often times the opponent will try to stop me from utilizing my graveyard, or kill my Grave Pact Buy, etc. etc. I decided to transform the deck into black hand as a counter response, and try to just overwhelm the opponent... seems to be moderatly effective because most of them dont see it coming, anyway here it goes.


Will post on deck success and evolution, please help with sideboard.

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