“Magic: The Gathering” Deckbuilder – “Human Sacrifice”
A couple of weeks ago, I put my control/discard deck up on this blog. You can check that out by CLICKING HERE.
I built a new deck and had a chance to play it a bit after the “Avacyn Restored” pre-release tourney that I went to yesterday. After playing in the tourney (I am willing to admit; I didn’t do very well) I saw some great additions that could be swapped into this deck, as I had started building it a few days before the pre-release. So I am going to share my black/red/white, “Human Sacrifice” deck. The premise of the deck is to let the vampires carry the weight of the deck. The point of the Humans in the deck is to act as fodder for the vampire component. The Vampires get bigger the more creatures die. That being the case, if you sacrifice a Human to the “Falkenrath Torturer” (giving it Flying until the end of turn and a +1/+1 counter) your “Havengul Vampire” also gets bigger because “Whenever another creature dies, put a +1/+1 counter on Havengul Vampire.”
There are plenty of other creature effects in this deck that allow you to sacrifice a creature to gain some ability, as well as the increased size of the Havengul. That being the case, this is an INSANELY creature heavy deck, counting on creature effects rather than casting separate spells for their desired effects. Although there are a couple of spells, (card drawing ability and getting you more Humans to sacrifice) there are very few. Here’s the Deck breakdown:
Lands: (24 Total)
- 6 x Mountain
- 8 x Plains
- 6 x Swamp
- 4 x Vault of the Archangel
Black Creatures: (8 Total)
- 4 x Falkenrath Torturer
- 4 x Skirksdag Flayer
Red Creatures: (8 Total)
- 4 x Bloodcrazed Neonate
- 4 x Havengul Vampire
White Creatures: (8 Total)
- 4 x Elder Cathar
- 4 x Loyal Cathar
Multi-Color Creatures: (4 Total)
- 4 x Stromkirk Captain
Black Spells: (4 Total)
- 4 x Alter’s Reap
White Spells: (4 Total)
- 4 x Increasing Devotion
Sideboard: (15 Total)
- 4 x Chosen of Markov
- 4 x Heirs of Stromkirk
- 3 x Gather the Townsfolk
- 4 x Selfless Cathar
Other cards of note that could be used in this deck, should you like to change this up a bit.
“Cavern of Souls” Land
- As Cavern of Souls enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
- Tap: Add 1C to your mana pool.
- Tap: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to cast a creature spell of the chosen type, and that spell can’t be countered.
These aren’t in my deck simply out of scarcity. They came out in “Avacyn Restored,” and therefore are pretty hard to come across. Let it be known that I have every intention of swapping two “Vault of the Archangel” out for two “Cavern of Souls” as soon as they are more readily available, which should be in a week or so.
“Bloodflow Connoisseur” 2C + BL 1/1
- “Sacrifice a Creature: Put a +1/+1 counter on Bloodflow Connoisseur.”
I chose the “Falkenrath Torturer” over this because it has the same ability, but also gains flying until the end of turn, has the same casting cost and starts as a 2/1 instead. It seemed like the better option, to me.
“Somberwald Vigilante” 1R 1/1
- “Whenever Somberwald Vigilante becomes blocked by a creature, Somberwald Vigilante deals 1 damage to that creature”
I really like the first turn cost of this creature, and as a Human creature type, it fits in the deck. However, I felt like I was getting more use out of the “Loyal Cathar” seeing that it transforms into a 2/1 Zombie after it dies (perhaps as a sacrifice?)
That’s it for the “Human Sacrifice” deck breakdown, I would be more than happy to play anyone with any of my decks via Google+ Hangout, if you have a webcam and you’re interested. The link to my Google+ page is in the sidebar of my blog, so hunt it down, add me to your “Circles” and challenge me! It could be fun! 🙂
Posted on May 6, 2012, in Card, Gaming, Magic: The Gathering and tagged avacyn restored, deckbuilder, falkenrath torturer, havengul vampire, human sacrifice, increasing devotion, magic the gathering, stromkirk captain, vampire, vault of the archangel. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.