Vat and Deathmantle are rad. but it’s worth noting that you can’t get them back with XD so the second time you play this deck, they will get blown up asap… translation, Beacon of Unrest (is a must) if these will be essential engines.Extra value – with your plan to rely on Butcher of Malakir and Grave Pact, passive bonus on dying is good. blood artist and falkenrath noble can make an appearance. mini-nonbo with some of your removal, but if stuff is dying (you’re black control so that seems to be the plan), you’re getting value to be able to draw more cards… already said it in part 3, but just pointing out how redic this line of thinking makes Black Market. Attrition. yawn. but it’s pretty strong. esp with everything mentioned in point 2.
It seems like Coffin Queen got overlooked somewhere along the way. If you’re into big mana and you’re playing a lot of grave pact effects, Black Market is a thing that can go far. Finally, symmetrical sacrifice effects (Barter in Blood, Innocent Blood) can really get a lot of this to jump off and give your Reassembling Skeletons and Bloodghasts something to do.Also, should Xiahou only put one counter on Jar of Eyeballs? Unless he hasn’t quite eaten it yet…
Prepare to take the same turn over and over again. Fascinating.
Skullclamp would work great with the sacrifice portions of the deck. It helps draw billions of cards and it is pretty nice to throw extra mana into Reassembling Skeleton and Skullclamp to draw some extra cards. If you need a back up board control option, Reaper from the Abyss works pretty well with a self-sacrificing general. Decree of Pain: draw tons, kill everything. Also: is Bridge from Below in the sacrifice section just to prove a point? It will be horrible in multiplayer, actively doesn’t work with Gravepact/ Butcher of Malakir, and when it does work- it will draw attention. The card is a big name due to dredge decks, and no one will think you aren’t running combo with it.
You should play Bridge from Below just so you can hard cast it on turn three and win immediately.