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CardShark Content - Ben Smith (3/22/2004)

The purpose of this article is to inform Magic players about one of my favorite decks Sui-Black. For as long as I have been playing Magic, this deck or versions of it, have been floating around constantly. The deck I have chosen to primer is more for the budget-minded Type I player.

So, without further ado... Sui-Black!

This is the time where I talk about how to play Sui-Black. The point of Sui-Black is to rush your opponent without regard to your life total. In this deck your life total becomes a resource for which to kill your opponent. With the disruption this deck offers, the second objective is to prevent your opponent from setting up and implementing their strategy. If your opponent is searching for an answer, then they are not stable enough to throw down their lock, or combo, or anything for that matter. That’s when it becomes a race, and the race will be won bu Sui-Black. Now that you have the basic idea of the deck, here are the cards needed:

Decklist

Creatures
4x Naya
Naya
NayaSet: Planechase
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Plane
Sub Type:
Alara
Rarity:
C
Number:
27
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
You may play any number of additional lands on each of your turns. Whenever you roll {C}, target red, green, or white creature you control gets +1/+1 until end of turn for each land you control.
ka Shade (preferably Nantuko Shade
Nantuko Shade
Nantuko ShadeSet: Torment
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect Shade
Rarity:
R
Number:
74
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
B: Nantuko Shade gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
)
4x Flesh Reaver
Flesh Reaver
Flesh ReaverSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
U
Number:
136
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Whenever Flesh Reaver successfully deals damage to a creature or opponent, Flesh Reaver deals an equal amount of damage to you.

4x Hypnotic Specter
Hypnotic Specter
Hypnotic SpecterSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Specter
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying An opponent damaged by Specter must discard a card at random from his or her hand. Ignore this effect if opponent has no cards left in hand.

4x Phyrexian War Beast
Phyrexian War Beast
Phyrexian War BeastSet: Alliances
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Bill Sienkiewicz
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
If Phyrexian War Beast leaves play, sacrifice a land, and Phyrexian War Beast deals 1 damage to you.

4x Dauthi Horror
Dauthi Horror
Dauthi HorrorSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jeff Laubenstein
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Shadow (This creature can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.) Dauthi Horror cannot be blocked by white creatures.
(or Slay
Slay
SlaySet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
55
Artist:
Ben Thompson
Text:
Destroy target green creature. It can't be regenerated. Draw a card.
er)

Disrupt
Disrupt
DisruptSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Counter target instant, interrupt, or sorcery spell unless its caster pays an additional 1.Draw a card.
ion
4x Duress
Duress
DuressSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
132
Artist:
Lawrence Snelly
Text:
Look at target opponent's hand and choose a noncreature, nonland card there. That player discards that card.

4x Hymn to Tourach
Hymn to Tourach
Hymn to TourachSet: Fallen Empires
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
12
Artist:
Susan Van Camp
Text:
Target player discards two cards at random from his or her hand. If target player does not have enough cards, his or her entire hand is discarded.

4x Blight
Blight
BlightSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
If target land becomes tapped, destroy it at end of turn.
(or Rain of Tears
Rain of Tears
Rain of TearsSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
155
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
Destroy target land.
)

Utility
2x Diabolic Edict
Diabolic Edict
Diabolic EdictSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Target player sacrifices a creature.

1x Demonic Consultation
Demonic Consultation
Demonic ConsultationSet: Ice Age
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Name a card. Remove the top six cards of your library from the game and reveal the next card to all players. If it is the card named, put it into your hand. If not, remove that card from the game and continue revealing the top card of your library and removing it from the game until the named card appears.

1x Demonic Tutor
Demonic Tutor
Demonic TutorSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Search your library for one card and take it into your hand. Reshuffle your library afterwards.

1x Stripmine

Mana Sources
4x Dark Ritual
Dark Ritual
Dark RitualSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Add BBB to your mana pool.

19x Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.


Why play those cards?

In this section I will highlight the choice of certain cards and why those cards should be played.

Flesh Reaver
Flesh Reaver
Flesh ReaverSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
U
Number:
136
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Whenever Flesh Reaver successfully deals damage to a creature or opponent, Flesh Reaver deals an equal amount of damage to you.
: As you will notice, the main beat down creature of this deck is Flesh Reaver
Flesh Reaver
Flesh ReaverSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
U
Number:
136
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Whenever Flesh Reaver successfully deals damage to a creature or opponent, Flesh Reaver deals an equal amount of damage to you.
. While the drawback seems to be pretty rough, consider the amount of damage this deck will do to your opponent first. In the event you are at four life and your opponent is at four life, and you attack with the Flesh Reaver
Flesh Reaver
Flesh ReaverSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
U
Number:
136
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Whenever Flesh Reaver successfully deals damage to a creature or opponent, Flesh Reaver deals an equal amount of damage to you.
, the opponent might be tempted to call the game a draw, however, close examination of the rules will show that their damage comes off first, and once they hit zero, it’s game over…
Naya
Naya
NayaSet: Planechase
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Plane
Sub Type:
Alara
Rarity:
C
Number:
27
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
You may play any number of additional lands on each of your turns. Whenever you roll {C}, target red, green, or white creature you control gets +1/+1 until end of turn for each land you control.
ka Shade: This card is not quite as good as the Nantuko cousin, but for budget decks it pretty much fits the bill. The “drawback” for this card isn’t quite as bad as your would expect. If your opponent is preventing the damage at the cost of two colorless mana per point, you know they aren’t going to be casting any instants and aren’t focusing 100% on setting up their strategy… Which will allow you to continue with your game plan.
Hypnotic Specter
Hypnotic Specter
Hypnotic SpecterSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Specter
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying An opponent damaged by Specter must discard a card at random from his or her hand. Ignore this effect if opponent has no cards left in hand.
: OK, everyone know this guy is a classic beat stick and disruption all in one, enough said about Hippie!
Phyrexian War Beast
Phyrexian War Beast
Phyrexian War BeastSet: Alliances
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Bill Sienkiewicz
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
If Phyrexian War Beast leaves play, sacrifice a land, and Phyrexian War Beast deals 1 damage to you.
: Some might question the beast, as Juggernaut
Juggernaut
JuggernautSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Power:
5
Toughness:
3
Text:
Must attack each turn if possible. Can't be blocked by walls.
might be just as good to play. I assure you he is not. The reason I say that is, Juggie can be taken out rather quickly with a toughness of three (Bolt and other red hate, etc.), but the beast will endure most of that. Plus the beast has decent defensive qualities, if the game goes that direction.
Dauthi Horror
Dauthi Horror
Dauthi HorrorSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jeff Laubenstein
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Shadow (This creature can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.) Dauthi Horror cannot be blocked by white creatures.
(Slay
Slay
SlaySet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
55
Artist:
Ben Thompson
Text:
Destroy target green creature. It can't be regenerated. Draw a card.
er): This choice would really depend on the meta in your area. If there is white, obviously choose the Horror. This guy’s main quality is the shadow evasion. The quicker you can deal damage, the sooner this deck wins.
Duress
Duress
DuressSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
132
Artist:
Lawrence Snelly
Text:
Look at target opponent's hand and choose a noncreature, nonland card there. That player discards that card.
& Hymn to Tourach
Hymn to Tourach
Hymn to TourachSet: Fallen Empires
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
12
Artist:
Susan Van Camp
Text:
Target player discards two cards at random from his or her hand. If target player does not have enough cards, his or her entire hand is discarded.
: These two cards are arguably the most important cards in this deck. These two card disrupt your opponent and prevent them from setting up their strategy and beating you. When you draw your opening hand you should smile when you see Dark Ritual
Dark Ritual
Dark RitualSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Add BBB to your mana pool.
, Duress
Duress
DuressSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
132
Artist:
Lawrence Snelly
Text:
Look at target opponent's hand and choose a noncreature, nonland card there. That player discards that card.
, and Hymn… You will severely disable your opponent with these two cards.
Blight
Blight
BlightSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
If target land becomes tapped, destroy it at end of turn.
/ Rain of Tears
Rain of Tears
Rain of TearsSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
155
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
Destroy target land.
: In this case I would prefer the Blight
Blight
BlightSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
If target land becomes tapped, destroy it at end of turn.
s due to the casting cost. This is disruption part two. After you have attacked their hand with the previous cards, attack their mana sources with these. If you took out some of their hand, potentially you pulled out a land with the Hymn, and if you destroy another they are seriously crippled. No land + small hand = Good Game!
Diabolic Edict
Diabolic Edict
Diabolic EdictSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Target player sacrifices a creature.
: This card is good as it gets around protection creatures. Force them to sac the White Knight
White Knight
White KnightSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Knight
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Protection from black, first strike
, Platinum Angel
Platinum Angel
Platinum AngelSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
228
Artist:
Brom
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying You can't lose the game and your opponents can't win the game.
, etc. This is just good removal.
Demonic Tutor
Demonic Tutor
Demonic TutorSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Search your library for one card and take it into your hand. Reshuffle your library afterwards.
/ Consultation: The tutor is a must. It’s nice to dig for the game breaker and get it into your hand. The Demonic Consultation
Demonic Consultation
Demonic ConsultationSet: Ice Age
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Name a card. Remove the top six cards of your library from the game and reveal the next card to all players. If it is the card named, put it into your hand. If not, remove that card from the game and continue revealing the top card of your library and removing it from the game until the named card appears.
is another great way to dig for what you need, but be careful of bad consults. This has happened to anyone who has ever played consultation, and believe me, decking oneself sucks.
Dark Ritual
Dark Ritual
Dark RitualSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Add BBB to your mana pool.
: This is a given in any format that it is allowed in. The best mana accelerator out there. Enough said.

Now for the cards that you may ask, “Why don’t you play this card?”
Carnophage
Carnophage
CarnophageSet: Exodus
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
During your upkeep, pay 1 life or tap Carnophage.
& Sarcomancy
Sarcomancy
SarcomancySet: Tempest
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daren Bader
Text:
When Sarcomancy comes into play, put a Zombie token into play. Treat this token as a 2/2 black creature.During your upkeep, if there are no Zombies in play, Sarcomancy deals 1 damage to you.
: These cards are good, but when you break it down, you can do more damage quicker with other creatures. The following is a quote from another sui-black primer that gives a real example of why not to play these two (Written by Edward Paltzik).

“Let’s imagine that I cast a Carnophage
Carnophage
CarnophageSet: Exodus
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
During your upkeep, pay 1 life or tap Carnophage.
on turn one. By the end of the fifth turn, the Carnophage
Carnophage
CarnophageSet: Exodus
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
During your upkeep, pay 1 life or tap Carnophage.
will have done eight damage. A different scenario: Let’s say that I was busy disrupting my opponent, and I couldn’t cast my Flesh Reaver
Flesh Reaver
Flesh ReaverSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
U
Number:
136
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Whenever Flesh Reaver successfully deals damage to a creature or opponent, Flesh Reaver deals an equal amount of damage to you.
or Nantuko Shade
Nantuko Shade
Nantuko ShadeSet: Torment
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect Shade
Rarity:
R
Number:
74
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
B: Nantuko Shade gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
until turn three. By the end of the fifth turn, I will have done the same amount of damage with a Flesh Reaver
Flesh Reaver
Flesh ReaverSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
U
Number:
136
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Whenever Flesh Reaver successfully deals damage to a creature or opponent, Flesh Reaver deals an equal amount of damage to you.
as I did with the Carnophage
Carnophage
CarnophageSet: Exodus
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
During your upkeep, pay 1 life or tap Carnophage.
that had a two turn head start! Similarly, Nantuko Shade
Nantuko Shade
Nantuko ShadeSet: Torment
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect Shade
Rarity:
R
Number:
74
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
B: Nantuko Shade gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
will almost certainly deal at least eight damage in such a scenario - and in both of these examples I gave the Carnophage
Carnophage
CarnophageSet: Exodus
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
During your upkeep, pay 1 life or tap Carnophage.
a head start just to demonstrate how much slower it is than the optimal creatures! So as you can see, the illusion of dealing more damage faster with Zombies is merely that - an illusion!”

Skittering Creatures: These creatures are virtually useless in this deck as the better creatures you will cast will kill the Skitters too quickly for them to be effective. The fact is they just die to easy and there are better creatures out there.


Sideboard Opt
Opt
OptSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
64
Artist:
John Howe
Text:
Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.Draw a card.
ions
The sideboard is more than likely a personal / meta issue. In this article, I will outline the sideboard I have chosen for my meta. I will also talk about other good sideboard cards.

Sideboard:
3x Gloom
Gloom
GloomSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
White spells cost 3 more mana to cast. White enchantments with activation costs require 3 more mana to use.

3x Dystopia
Dystopia
DystopiaSet: Alliances
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Ruth Thompson
Text:
Cumulative Upkeep: 1 lifeDuring each player's upkeep, if that player controls any green or white permanents, he or she sacrifices a green or white permanent.

2x Perish
Perish
PerishSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
148
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Destroy all green creatures. They can't be regenerated.

3x Null Rod
Null Rod
Null RodSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Text:
Players cannot play any artifact abilities requiring an activation cost.

2x Diabolic Edict
Diabolic Edict
Diabolic EdictSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Target player sacrifices a creature.

2x Contagion
Contagion
ContagionSet: Alliances
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mike Raabe
Text:
You may pay 1 life and remove a black card in your hand from the game instead of paying Contagion's casting cost. Effects that prevent or redirect damage cannot be used to counter this loss of life. Put two -2/-1 counters, distributed any way you choose, on any number of target creatures.


As you can tell, by the sideboard, my main threats are artifacts and aggro. The Edicts and Contagion
Contagion
ContagionSet: Alliances
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mike Raabe
Text:
You may pay 1 life and remove a black card in your hand from the game instead of paying Contagion's casting cost. Effects that prevent or redirect damage cannot be used to counter this loss of life. Put two -2/-1 counters, distributed any way you choose, on any number of target creatures.
help a ton with aggro, while the null rod’s stop artifacts cold. I also threw in Gloom
Gloom
GloomSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
White spells cost 3 more mana to cast. White enchantments with activation costs require 3 more mana to use.
, Dystopia
Dystopia
DystopiaSet: Alliances
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Ruth Thompson
Text:
Cumulative Upkeep: 1 lifeDuring each player's upkeep, if that player controls any green or white permanents, he or she sacrifices a green or white permanent.
, and Perish
Perish
PerishSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
148
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Destroy all green creatures. They can't be regenerated.
for those pesky white or green decks. If your meta has more power, consider Q2hhbGljZSBvZiB0aGUgVoid
Void
VoidSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
287
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Choose a number. Destroy all artifacts and creatures with converted mana cost equal to that number. Then target player reveals his or her hand and discards from it all nonland cards with converted mana cost equal to the number.
if you are unpowered.

Just in case you were wondering what a powered Sui-Black deck looks like, here it is:

CREATURES: (16)
4 Nantuko Shade
Nantuko Shade
Nantuko ShadeSet: Torment
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect Shade
Rarity:
R
Number:
74
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
B: Nantuko Shade gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

4 Hypnotic Specter
Hypnotic Specter
Hypnotic SpecterSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Specter
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying An opponent damaged by Specter must discard a card at random from his or her hand. Ignore this effect if opponent has no cards left in hand.

4 Phyrexian War Beast
Phyrexian War Beast
Phyrexian War BeastSet: Alliances
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Bill Sienkiewicz
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
If Phyrexian War Beast leaves play, sacrifice a land, and Phyrexian War Beast deals 1 damage to you.

4 Masticore
Masticore
MasticoreSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
134
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may choose and discard a card from your hand. If you don't, sacrifice Masticore.2: Masticore deals 1 damage to target creature.2: Regenerate Masticore.


DISRUPTION: (14)
4 Duress
Duress
DuressSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
132
Artist:
Lawrence Snelly
Text:
Look at target opponent's hand and choose a noncreature, nonland card there. That player discards that card.

4 Hymn to Tourach
Hymn to Tourach
Hymn to TourachSet: Fallen Empires
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
12
Artist:
Susan Van Camp
Text:
Target player discards two cards at random from his or her hand. If target player does not have enough cards, his or her entire hand is discarded.

4 Sinkhole
Sinkhole
SinkholeSet: Alpha
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Destroys any one land.

2 Powder Keg
Powder Keg
Powder KegSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
136
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may put a fuse counter on Powder Keg.tap, Sacrifice Powder Keg: Destroy each artifact and creature with converted mana cost equal to the number of fuse counters on Powder Keg.


RESTRICTED: (2)
1 Demonic Tutor
Demonic Tutor
Demonic TutorSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Search your library for one card and take it into your hand. Reshuffle your library afterwards.

1 Yawgmoth’s Will

MANA: (28)
4 Dark Ritual
Dark Ritual
Dark RitualSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Add BBB to your mana pool.

1 Black Lotus
Black Lotus
Black LotusSet: Oversize Cards
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Mono Artifact
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Adds 3 mana of any single color of your choice to your mana pool, then is discarded. Tapping this artifact can be played as an interrupt.

1 Mox Jet
Mox Jet
Mox JetSet: Alpha
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Mono Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Add 1 black mana to your mana pool. Tapping this artifact can be played as an interrupt.

1 Sol Ring
Sol Ring
Sol RingSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
T: Add 2 colorless mana to your mana pool. This ability is played as an interrupt.

1 Strip Mine
Strip Mine
Strip MineSet: Fourth Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Text:
T: Add 1 colorless mana to your mana pool.T: Sacrifice Strip Mine to destroy target land.

4 Wasteland
Wasteland
WastelandSet: Tempest
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Una Fricker
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.tap, Sacrifice Wasteland: Destroy target nonbasic land.

16 Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.


I truly hope this primer has challenged you to think about the possibilities Sui-Black has. If anything this will have prepared you for what a Sui-Black can do in the Type I environment and will allow you to prepare for it.


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