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Arby's Roast Beef Sammiches (ratebacks), by solid19snake      (60 cards)

Deck Info
Created: 5/5/2008
Updated: 6/10/2008
Colors: Black Red

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: Legal

Deck Cost: $258.46*
Sideboard: $104.05*
Total Cost: $362.51*

Average Ratings
Deck Tools
4 View Picture Boggart Ram-Gang Buy
3 View Picture Dusk Urchins Buy
4 View Picture Mogg Fanatic Buy
3 View Picture Sygg, River Cutthroat Buy

4 View Picture Flame Javelin Buy
4 View Picture Incinerate Buy
4 View Picture Lash Out Buy
3 View Picture Rift Bolt Buy
4 View Picture Scarscale Ritual Buy

4 View Picture Bitterblossom Buy

4 View Picture Auntie's Hovel Buy
4 View Picture Graven Cairns Buy
1 View Picture Keldon Megaliths Buy
3 View Picture Mountain Buy
3 View Picture Mutavault Buy
1 View Picture Reflecting Pool Buy
4 View Picture Sulfurous Springs Buy
2 View Picture Swamp Buy
1 View Picture Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth Buy

Sideboard     (15 cards)
3 View Picture Faerie Macabre Buy
4 View Picture Damnation Buy
3 View Picture Deathmark Buy
2 View Picture Guttural Response Buy
3 View Picture Sudden Shock Buy

What's a Sideboard?

How it Works

6/9/08 Changed things up a little. Ashenmoor Liege wasn't helping the deck much, so I took him out.
-2 Ashenmoor Liege
+1 Boggart Ram-Gang
+1 Sygg, River Cutthroat - He's sooooo money in this deck that I felt that a third was needed, even though he's Legendary.

5/24/08 Finally got the Urchins in the mail.
5/23/08 I played Urchin-less with the original version at FNM and beat a Blink-life gain deck 2-1 and a mono-black rogues deck 2-0, but lost to the same W/R slivers/burn deck twice (first match and top-eight first match 1-2 each time).

I probably should invest in some Extirpate Buy for the sideboard to replace Faerie Macabre Buy, huh? Though I look like the 0-mana casting cost of the Faerie.

5/10/08 - These changes made after Star City $5K
-1 Demigod of Revenge
-1 Tombstalker
-1 Swamp
-2 Mountain
+1 Keldon Megaliths
+1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
+3 Dusk Urchins
I seemed to run out of cards in the late game, and I think the combination of Dusk Urchins and Scarscale Ritual will yield amazing results... The Urchins will hopefully swing twice and then you can draw 2 with Scarscale, put a counter on Urchins and draw 3 more when it hits the graveyard. We'll see if it works. I haven't played with the Urchins in yet, but should I 3-of or 4-of them?

***** Star City $5K ********************
1. Destroyed Makeshift Command Deck. 2-0. I did 5 Bitterblossom damage to myself game 1. He did 2 damage with a Venser game 2. I took no other damage either game.
2. Lost to Faeries 1-2. Got them to 1 life in game 3 and missed anything useful for 3 straight draws, argh.
3. Destroyed G/W Aggro w/ Finks & Oversoul. 2-0
4. Lost to RDW+ManaAccel 0-2. Forced to mulligan to 5 and was land screwed both games. The way he played both games, I suspect he would have destroyed me anyways.
5. Lost to G/B Rock (Colossus instead of Goyf) 0-2. Totally dominated me game 1. Mana screwed game 2.
6. Lost a close one to a similar R/B deck. Got him to 1 in game 1 and had nothing to finish him. He top-decked a Profane w/ X=5 in game 2 and brought back Ram-Gang (3 were in grave already), so he 'burned' me for 5 and ram-gang swung for 3 for the win . I had him at 4 and had the Javelin in hand for next turn.

Sygg, River Cutthroat Buy will hopefully provide me a few extra cards I need if I don't pull Dusk Urchins Buy and/or Scarscale Ritual Buy. Remember, save those Incinerate Buys and Flame Javelin Buy for the end of opponent's turn so you can get a card from Sygg on their turn too.

I added Dusk Urchins Buy because I seemed to run out of juice in the longer games. Hopefully his synergy with Scarscale Ritual Buy will be amazing.

SIDEBOARD ****************************************

Faerie Macabre Buy will ruin graveyard-combo decks like Reveillark Buy-combos and the Swans-combo. Crushes reanimators too.

Everlasting Torment Buy allows you to wear down their bigger creatures while chump-blocking with Bitterblossom Buy tokens and protects against life-gain decks.

Sudden Shock Buy blast Scion of Oona Buys quite nicely.

Deathmark Buy kills Mr. Doran and Mrs. Tarmogoyf.

Vexing Shusher Buy is a must-side-in against heavy control decks.

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