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Let the Dark Side Control You - Shawn Russell (3/26/2007)

Deck:
Creatures:
2 Angel of Despair
Angel of Despair
Angel of DespairSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
101
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying When Angel of Despair comes into play, destroy target permanent.

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.


Noncreatures:
3 Q2xhd3Mgb2YgGix
Gix
GixSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
2
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
-2
Toughness:
+18
Text:
3: Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

4 Damnation
Damnation
DamnationSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
r
Number:
85
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.

4 Funeral Charm
Funeral Charm
Funeral CharmSet: Visions
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Greg Spalenka
Text:
Choose one Target player chooses and discards a card; or target creature gets +2/-1 until end of turn; or target creature gains swampwalk until end of turn. (If defending player controls any swamps, that creature is unblockable.)

2 Mortify
Mortify
MortifySet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Text:
Destroy target creature or enchantment.

1 Persecute
Persecute
PersecuteSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
146
Artist:
D. Alexander Gregory
Text:
Choose a color. Look at target player's hand. That player discards all cards of the chosen color.

4 Phyrexian Arena
Phyrexian Arena
Phyrexian ArenaSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
47
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.

4 Smallpox
Smallpox
SmallpoxSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
131
Artist:
Janine Johnston
Text:
Each player loses 1 life, discards a card, sacrifices a creature, then sacrifices a land.

4 Stupor
Stupor
StuporSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
158
Artist:
Mike Kimble
Text:
Target opponent discards a card at random from his or her hand, then chooses and discards a card from his or her hand.

4 The Rack
The Rack
The RackSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Richard Thomas
Text:
If opponent has fewer than three cards in hand during his or her upkeep, the Rack does 1 damage to opponent for each card fewer than three.


Land:
3 Caves of Koilos
Caves of Koilos
Caves of KoilosSet: Apocalypse
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
140
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
TAP: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool. TAP: Add W or B to your mana pool. Caves of Koilos deals 1 damage to you.

4 Desert
Desert
DesertSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
Tap to add 1 colorless mana to your mana pool or do 1 damage to an attacking creature after it deals its damage.

2 Flagstones of Trokair
Flagstones of Trokair
Flagstones of TrokairSet: Time Spiral
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
272
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool. When Flagstones of Trokair is put into a graveyard from play, you may search your library for a Plains card and put it into play tapped. If you do, shuffle your library.

4 Godless Shrine
Godless Shrine
Godless ShrineSet: Guildpact
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Plains Swamp
Rarity:
R
Number:
157
Text:
(T: Add W or B to your mana pool.) As Godless Shrine comes into play, you may pay 2 life. If you don’t, Godless Shrine comes into play tapped instead.

1 Orzhov Basilica
Orzhov Basilica
Orzhov BasilicaSet: Guildpact
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
161
Text:
Orzhov Basilica comes into play tapped. When Orzhov Basilica comes into play, return a land you control to its owner’s hand. T: Add WB to your mana pool.

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

1 Urborg
Urborg
UrborgSet: Legends
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Bryon Wackwitz
Text:
T: Add B to your mana poolT: Remove first strike ability or swampwalk ability from target creature until end of turn.
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Sideboard:
1 Angel of Despair
Angel of Despair
Angel of DespairSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
101
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying When Angel of Despair comes into play, destroy target permanent.

3 Circle of Protection: Red
2 Jester's Scepter
Jester's Scepter
Jester's ScepterSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
137
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
When Jester's Scepter comes into play, remove the top five cards of target player's library from the game face down. You may look at those cards as long as they remain removed from the game. 2, T, Put a card removed from the game with Jester's Scepter into its owner's graveyard: Counter target spell if it has the same name as that card.

4 Mana Tithe
Mana Tithe
Mana TitheSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
c
Number:
25
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
Counter target spell unless its controller pays 1.

2 Mortify
Mortify
MortifySet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Text:
Destroy target creature or enchantment.

3 Persecute
Persecute
PersecuteSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
146
Artist:
D. Alexander Gregory
Text:
Choose a color. Look at target player's hand. That player discards all cards of the chosen color.


Article:

The deck is a three stage control deck, which is achieved by controlling the resources your opponent has in his hand, destroying permanents on the board and ultimately gaining card advantage to play a big threat for the win or sit back and let The Rack
The Rack
The RackSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Richard Thomas
Text:
If opponent has fewer than three cards in hand during his or her upkeep, the Rack does 1 damage to opponent for each card fewer than three.
kill them.

The first stage is attack your opponent's hand as quickly as possible or destroy the board position, using Stupor
Stupor
StuporSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
158
Artist:
Mike Kimble
Text:
Target opponent discards a card at random from his or her hand, then chooses and discards a card from his or her hand.
and Smallpox
Smallpox
SmallpoxSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
131
Artist:
Janine Johnston
Text:
Each player loses 1 life, discards a card, sacrifices a creature, then sacrifices a land.
if it's not an aggro deck and Damnation
Damnation
DamnationSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
r
Number:
85
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.
and Mortify
Mortify
MortifySet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Text:
Destroy target creature or enchantment.
in case it is. Smallpox
Smallpox
SmallpoxSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
131
Artist:
Janine Johnston
Text:
Each player loses 1 life, discards a card, sacrifices a creature, then sacrifices a land.
serves both duties as creature control element and mana denial. Funeral Charm
Funeral Charm
Funeral CharmSet: Visions
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Greg Spalenka
Text:
Choose one Target player chooses and discards a card; or target creature gets +2/-1 until end of turn; or target creature gains swampwalk until end of turn. (If defending player controls any swamps, that creature is unblockable.)
serves multiple duties, being one of the most versatile cards in the deck. You have to make sure you survive this phase with sufficient life (>10) or with a Q2xhd3Mgb2YgGix
Gix
GixSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
2
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
-2
Toughness:
+18
Text:
3: Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
in play because the odds of being burned out are high.

The second stage is deploying The Rack
The Rack
The RackSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Richard Thomas
Text:
If opponent has fewer than three cards in hand during his or her upkeep, the Rack does 1 damage to opponent for each card fewer than three.
(start dealing damage) which is one of the winning cards for the deck and Phyrexian Arena
Phyrexian Arena
Phyrexian ArenaSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
47
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.
to recover since your hand will also be depleted fast. You can play the artifact earlier but you won't start to actually use it until turn 5.

The third stage is about maintaining your dominance. This means keeping your opponent's hand empty for the Rack, keeping any new threats off the board, and going for the killing blow with Angel of Despair
Angel of Despair
Angel of DespairSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
101
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying When Angel of Despair comes into play, destroy target permanent.
.

Always try to give priority to the correct form of attack depending on the type of deck your opponent is playing. For example, Smallpox
Smallpox
SmallpoxSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
131
Artist:
Janine Johnston
Text:
Each player loses 1 life, discards a card, sacrifices a creature, then sacrifices a land.
can create havoc with an aggro deck. Yes it will slow you down, however the first priority is to keep your life high, then you try to strip any burn in their hand. Do not undervalue the importance of every point of damage, they could mean one card less (or turn) from Phyrexian Arena
Phyrexian Arena
Phyrexian ArenaSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
47
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.
or not being able to play Smallpox
Smallpox
SmallpoxSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
131
Artist:
Janine Johnston
Text:
Each player loses 1 life, discards a card, sacrifices a creature, then sacrifices a land.
to get rid of a nasty creature of the board.

First of all I'd like to point out some of the card selections that I know will definitely get the most attention by readers (and probably think they are completely insane, and at first I thought that also) but trust me, you need them.

Q2xhd3Mgb2YgGix
Gix
GixSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
2
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
-2
Toughness:
+18
Text:
3: Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
will give you the life you need to keep Phyrexian Arena
Phyrexian Arena
Phyrexian ArenaSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
47
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.
running without accidentally killing yourself and survive against the early assault of creatures and most importantly the burn spells. Corrupt
Corrupt
CorruptSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
124
Artist:
Vincent Evans
Text:
Corrupt deals 1 damage to target creature or player for each swamp you control. When Corrupt successfully deals damage to a creature or player, gain life equal to that damage.
was excellent for this kind of duty, however nowadays the only option available is Tendrils of Corruption
Tendrils of Corruption
Tendrils of CorruptionSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
136
Artist:
Mike Dringenberg
Text:
Tendrils of Corruption deals X damage to target creature and you gain X life, where X is the number of Swamps you control.
. Although it is cheaper, the restriction to hit creatures only hurts enormously so it's not a good idea to include it unless the field is plagued with aggro decks. A Claw manages to do this and has nice interactions like sacrificing Phyrexian Arena
Phyrexian Arena
Phyrexian ArenaSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
47
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.
in case the damage becomes a burden and blowing Flagstones of Trokair
Flagstones of Trokair
Flagstones of TrokairSet: Time Spiral
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
272
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool. When Flagstones of Trokair is put into a graveyard from play, you may search your library for a Plains card and put it into play tapped. If you do, shuffle your library.
to filter the mana. Extra lands are excellent fuel and you can always get a precious point of life when someone tries to destroy anything from your side of the board. The main reason why they made the cut is because it's difficult to keep a high life score specially against Boros, U/G Scryb&Force and many other aggro. Drawing multiples is really disgusting but for lack of a better card I'll take what I can get although I would certainly prefer something else.

Phyrexian Arena
Phyrexian Arena
Phyrexian ArenaSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
47
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.
was made to be used in a deck like this. I saw some similar decks use Dark Confidant
Dark Confidant
Dark ConfidantSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
81
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost.
, which is great when you have the upper hand like an aggro deck, however when you're trying to control the board it's not very efficient and will be killed very frequently. You need to draw cards and the Arena
Arena
ArenaSet: Timeshifted
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
3, T: Tap target creature you control and target creature of an opponent's choice he or she controls. Each of those creatures deals damage equal to its power to the other.
does it at a very reasonable price, while being harder to remove pre-board.

Funeral Charm
Funeral Charm
Funeral CharmSet: Visions
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Greg Spalenka
Text:
Choose one Target player chooses and discards a card; or target creature gets +2/-1 until end of turn; or target creature gains swampwalk until end of turn. (If defending player controls any swamps, that creature is unblockable.)
is an excellent spell to have, you might consider it a Swiss Army knife. Ravenous Rats
Ravenous Rats
Ravenous RatsSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rat
Rarity:
C
Number:
68
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Ravenous Rats comes into play, target opponent chooses and discards a card from his or her hand.
and Cry of Contrition
Cry of Contrition
Cry of ContritionSet: Guildpact
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
46
Text:
Target player discards a card. Haunt (When this spell card is put into a graveyard after resolving, remove it from the game haunting target creature.) When the creature Cry of Contrition haunts is put into a graveyard, target player discards a card.
to abuse Smallpox
Smallpox
SmallpoxSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
131
Artist:
Janine Johnston
Text:
Each player loses 1 life, discards a card, sacrifices a creature, then sacrifices a land.
are very romantic, however I found this to be overkill. Yes, it can take 2 cards out but certain conditions must be achieved to accomplish that, and it doesn't allow you to force your opponent to discard his freshly drawn card or kill a creature with it. Besides you already have Stupor
Stupor
StuporSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
158
Artist:
Mike Kimble
Text:
Target opponent discards a card at random from his or her hand, then chooses and discards a card from his or her hand.
which is excellent to do that job so there's no need to have so many discard spells, they will get stuck in your hand.

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.
has been homeless for quite some time, so it's only natural that we give him some shelter, don't you agree? In this deck he is very good, and can single-handedly lock an opponent and make sure you maximize the damage from The Rack
The Rack
The RackSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Richard Thomas
Text:
If opponent has fewer than three cards in hand during his or her upkeep, the Rack does 1 damage to opponent for each card fewer than three.
. In other cases it will be burn magnet, which is fine, he'll be more than glad to do that for you for the sake of the team. To get the most out of him you should play it after you have cleared your opponent's hand or board, or in case you're against a control deck play it early to make your opponent spend resources on it and then discard spells can get through. Against combo it's circumstantial but can prove to be useful.

I tried a variety of finishing creatures, Skeletal Vampire
Skeletal Vampire
Skeletal VampireSet: Guildpact
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Vampire Skeleton
Rarity:
R
Number:
62
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying When Skeletal Vampire comes into play, put two 1/1 black Bat creature tokens with flying into play. 3BB, Sacrifice a Bat: Put two 1/1 black Bat creature tokens with flying into play. Sacrifice a Bat: Regenerate Skeletal Vampire.
, Plague Sliver
Plague Sliver
Plague SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
R
Number:
124
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
All Slivers have "At the beginning of your upkeep, this creature deals 1 damage to you."
, Mindslicer
Mindslicer
MindslicerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
R
Number:
149
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Mindslicer is put into a graveyard from play, each player discards his or her hand.
, and every single one of them let me down, until a friend reminded me of Solar Pox
Pox
PoxSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Each player loses 1/3 of his or her life; then chooses and discards 1/3 of his or her hand; then sacrifices 1/3 of the creatures he or she controls; and then sacrifices 1/3 of the lands he or she controls. Round each loss up.
and remembered my dear old friend Angel of Despair
Angel of Despair
Angel of DespairSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
101
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying When Angel of Despair comes into play, destroy target permanent.
. She has always been amazing and still is. She serves as a finisher and a way to deal with something that might get through, my kind of gal.

Persecute
Persecute
PersecuteSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
146
Artist:
D. Alexander Gregory
Text:
Choose a color. Look at target player's hand. That player discards all cards of the chosen color.
is a big question mark, mostly because its performance ranges from mediocre to excellent. Two copies were pretty good but sometimes they made the discard package feel excessive. I haven't been able to test it as thoroughly as I would like to, but I definitely suggest giving it a try, since U/B pickles and U/W Tron are popular decks and this card totally cripples them.

The land count is well tuned, you'll get to 4 mana always, which is essential, and the white mana for Mortify
Mortify
MortifySet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Text:
Destroy target creature or enchantment.
, Angel of Despair
Angel of Despair
Angel of DespairSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
101
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying When Angel of Despair comes into play, destroy target permanent.
and sideboard cards after board will always be there. The second turn Smallpox
Smallpox
SmallpoxSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
131
Artist:
Janine Johnston
Text:
Each player loses 1 life, discards a card, sacrifices a creature, then sacrifices a land.
is also near-guaranteed, if you can exploit the synergy with Flagstones do it, but if not don't let your opponent build up his side of the board by trying to get greedy. Talking about lands, Desert
Desert
DesertSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
Tap to add 1 colorless mana to your mana pool or do 1 damage to an attacking creature after it deals its damage.
is something you're really happy to see in aggro matches since it kills most of their creatures and can buy you several turns until you can cast a Damnation
Damnation
DamnationSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
r
Number:
85
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.
to clear the board.

Despite all the strengths I've noted the deck does have weakness, the most frequent of them being not having the right answer for a given situation. Let's say you are against a U/W Tron deck, Stupor
Stupor
StuporSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
158
Artist:
Mike Kimble
Text:
Target opponent discards a card at random from his or her hand, then chooses and discards a card from his or her hand.
and Smallpox
Smallpox
SmallpoxSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
131
Artist:
Janine Johnston
Text:
Each player loses 1 life, discards a card, sacrifices a creature, then sacrifices a land.
or even Funeral Charm
Funeral Charm
Funeral CharmSet: Visions
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Greg Spalenka
Text:
Choose one Target player chooses and discards a card; or target creature gets +2/-1 until end of turn; or target creature gains swampwalk until end of turn. (If defending player controls any swamps, that creature is unblockable.)
is very welcome but instead you draw only Racks, Mortify
Mortify
MortifySet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Text:
Destroy target creature or enchantment.
, Claws and Damnation
Damnation
DamnationSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
r
Number:
85
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.
. On other cases you could be playing against an aggressive deck like Boros and have only discard spells along with Racks, and that will kill you. The good thing is the deck almost never mulligans and the mana base, although it might seem lacking black sources, is rarely an issue and mana flood could be pointed as the most frequent problem you might face playing the deck. Burn is a huge problem, you'll be able to hold off creature rushes, however three spells to the dome usually will make you lose, that's why I have noted several times on this article to remind you to keep your life high.


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