Grinning Malice deck build?

#1The_ExposerPosted 10/10/2012 2:47:13 PM
I have a pretty decent deck build, but I'd like to see what other users are doing with their decks as well.
#2megamaster125Posted 10/10/2012 3:08:54 PM
Creatures - 21
2 Onyx Mage
3 Ashenmoor Gouger
2 Blood Cultist
1 Lyzolda, the Blood Witch
2 Ashenmoor Liege
1 Blazing Specter
2 Hellhole Rats
4 Demigod of Revenge
2 Grave Titan

Other Spells - 17
2 Reanimate
1 Demonic Tutor
3 Terminate
2 Blightning
2 Chaos Warp
1 Heat Shimmer
1 Pain Magnification
3 Wrecking Ball
2 Bituminous Blast

Land - 22
2 Evolving Wilds
11 Mountains
9 Swamps

There's my build. Explainations can be found on my site.

http://megamaster125.angelfire.com/dotp2013/grinning-malice.html
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#3NemoYTPosted 10/10/2012 3:21:21 PM(edited)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPCjFOl01s4

There's mine. I play a slightly more aggressive version of the deck than Megamaster, same amount of lands though. (If you can't be bothered to watch the whole vid, the decklist is in the description)
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#4herrzwetschPosted 10/10/2012 5:12:05 PM
I like your build, mine is very similar, but some comments:

2 Onyx Mage - try 1 or 2 sootstoke kindlers instead, they make the gougers hit faster. I like having a diverse mix of wizards for utility instead of all the same.

1 Lyzolda, the Blood Witch - Are her powers even useful? The two goblin death riders are cheaper and faster.

2 Grave Titan - The demigods are so good a single grave titan is all you need, if that.

1 Demonic Tutor - I feel this just slows down this ultra-fast deck, there isn't a good bomb to search for. The 4 demigods are the bombs and you will almost always get at least one.

2 Chaos Warp - I will try these out...they seem risky but maybe could be awesome.

All the other cards you list are must-haves and in my deck. The hellhole rats are my fine furry evil friends!
#5megamaster125Posted 10/10/2012 5:47:53 PM
herrzwetsch posted...
I like your build, mine is very similar, but some comments:

2 Onyx Mage - try 1 or 2 sootstoke kindlers instead, they make the gougers hit faster. I like having a diverse mix of wizards for utility instead of all the same.


I wouldn't run 1 of each, for consistency issues. My build is meant to be slower, and Onyx Mage over the Sootstoke Kindlers is one of those things that supports the more controlling build. I love giving deathtouch to the Blood Cultists (and anything really), than to give haste to the Gougers.

1 Lyzolda, the Blood Witch - Are her powers even useful? The two goblin death riders are cheaper and faster.


Her effect is more for utility purposes. Sac creatures that are about to die for an extra benefit. Sac the token you make with Heat Shimmer. Sac something that is about to be mind controled or rite of replicated, etc. It's a great utility creature.

2 Grave Titan - The demigods are so good a single grave titan is all you need, if that.


Grave Titan is so good though, I just can't resist not running both.

1 Demonic Tutor - I feel this just slows down this ultra-fast deck, there isn't a good bomb to search for. The 4 demigods are the bombs and you will almost always get at least one.


My build is not meant to be ultra-fast. You don't always have to search for bombs, you can search for anything, that's what makes it good. Search for a Liege to pump your creatures. Search for Pain Magnification, and wreck your opponent's hand. Search for Blightning to make your opponent discard their last 2 cards. Search for Chaos Warp to deal with your Mind Controled Creature. Search for something early to set up the following turns, or search for the exact card you need later in the game.

2 Chaos Warp - I will try these out...they seem risky but maybe could be awesome.

All the other cards you list are must-haves and in my deck. The hellhole rats are my fine furry evil friends!


They can be risky, but they have some utility uses. It's kinda like a red version of Beast Within. Most of the time, the risk will pay off, since you're more likely to reveal a land, small creature, or non-permanent card than to reveal some 6 mana bomb that will wreck your day.

The rats are especially nice with the Lieges and/or Pain Magnification. I love discard strategies.
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#6NemoYTPosted 10/11/2012 9:17:13 AM(edited)
megamaster125 posted...
I like your build, mine is very similar, but some comments:
2 Onyx Mage - try 1 or 2 sootstoke kindlers instead, they make the gougers hit faster. I like having a diverse mix of wizards for utility instead of all the same.

I'm currently using all of them, but using one of each doesn't sound so bad actually... Just because drawing 2 of either kinda sucks.

Also, Chaos Warp is another one of those cards that you take if you're trying to go for a bit of a slower build. I wouldn't recommend it if you're not running any 6-drops. Edit: I'm saying this to herzz, to be clear. I know Chaos Warp fits in your build, Mega ;)
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