Oct 042011

Two days ago, I wrote about White and how it received some really great new creatures giving White Weenie a fighting chance again.  Today, I am going to focus on Liliana of the Veil.   She is pretty amazing.   Being the other 3 drop planeswalker in the game I expect to see some great things from her.   I was hoping that her +1 ability that forces each player to discard a card would be able to take advantage of Flashback.  It seems that the best card to do that with is Unburial Rites.  Which is not the best idea.  It could work, but it would be difficult to make a good combo with the two in T2.  Here ability to target player sacrifice a creature does have some promise though.   The combination of hand control and and board control is an excellent representation of black and a better combination.   Her last ability “-6: Separate all permanents target player controls into two piles. That player sacrifices all permanents in the pile of his or her choice.”  is going to be used. It kind of reminds me of Fact or Fiction, but only because the player has to chose his pain.

Liliana is pretty wicked good.  There is already a really good BUW control deck built around her and there will be more.  here is a link to that deck list WUB. Since that is a really great deck I will focus on a simpler deck for a thirteen year old player.

4 Dire Graf ghoul

3 Cemetery Reaper

3 Zombie Infestation

2 Grave Titan


2 Endless Ranks

3 Liliana of the Veil

4 Doomblade

4 Surgical Extraction

4 Distress

4 Despise

3 Black Sun’s Zenith

24 Swamps


My sideboard is yet to be determined

Now that I have built this deck I am thinking it might have too much hand disruption.  What about you?  Do you think it has too much?   Here is what I like about this experiment.  It has good creatures for a themed deck.  It has a descent amount of control. Right from the start.  There are just enough mechanics like , discarding, planeswalkers and Grave titan triggers to make this deck a good teaching deck.  Wouldn’t be great if on the first turn you cast despise and surgical extraction?  While it won’t win a PTQ it is a great deck for my son to have fun with at FNM.

Black has a lot more cards to offer from Innistraad.  We will look at them tomorrow,  along with some red cards.  I am hoping to design a new version of Red Deck wins this week.  Any ideas as to what I should play?







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