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Midrange Jank

Braids Betrayal
"Liliana and Braids, sitting in a tree, K-I-L-L-I-N-G"

Everything dies in this deck, and the goal is to gain control of your opponents key creatures and hit them hard before sacrificing them to one of many abilitys/cost with a cards like Bloody Betrayalimage comboed with a lot of expendable creatures to sacrifice for your own abilities if need be.

Braids, Arisen Nightmareimage and The Meathook Massacreimage wear away at the life total and you sneak an attack in when possible. Ghoulish Processionimage adds more fodder to the field, and is really is an unexpected sleeper card in this deck especially when you get more than one out. Liliana of the Veilimage and Eaten Aliveimage to take care the leftovers or for stalling with early removal.

Most of your creatures come back from the graveyard so if all else fails, sacrifice them to one of the many options, worst case being the Hostile Hostel // Creeping Inn but it gets the job done.

MTG Arena TIP: Turn on full control when attacking with the decay zombie tokens if you would like to sacrafice them to Reckoner's Bargainimage or Dockside Chefimage's ability before they leave the field.

Feel free to comment if you would like to see more my decks and please link here and give me a shout out if you used this deck and had fun.



• Replaced the x2 Twinfernoimage with x2 more of The Meathook Massacreimage as I kept getting overran by wide boards, so trying out this build, still might need more removal.

• While I love the x2 Gisa, Glorious Resurrectorimage, she is not functioning as well as I hoped in the deck and is a big target, might switch her out for the Duressimage or something like Thrill of Possibilityimage, but I will keep testing. 

Update 2

• Cutting Gisa, Glorious Resurrectorimage, that lets me lower that mana to 22 and adding in a 4th Ghoulish Processionimage as it has a fun synergy with all the sacrificing I do, plus I kind of needed more 2 drops.

• Still testing Duressimage vs Thrill of Possibilityimage

Update 3

• Dropped the Thrill of Possibilityimage for suggested Fatal Grudgeimage which has already tested well

• Testing lowering the Bone Splintersimage down to 2 from 3 as suggested, increasing the Cult Conscriptimage back up to x4

Update 4

• Added back in Eaten Aliveimage in place of the Bone Splintersimage (as suggested) since Gisa, Glorious Resurrectorimage was removed. also increased it to x3 and lowered back down the Cult Conscriptimage

• Adjusted the mana base slightly, one less mountain, one more swamp.

Update 5

• They banned The Meathook Massacreimage in standard, so making this an explorer version, 

changing out a couple things like Persistent Specimenimage for Gutterbonesimage - Pack's Betrayalimage for Kari Zev's Expertiseimage - Reckoner's Bargainimage for Deadly Disputeimage and then fiddled with the mana base.


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Last Updated: 24 Nov 2022
Created: 13 Oct 2022
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Mainboard - 60 cards (20 distinct)

Creature (12)
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (23)
Land (22)
Planeswalker (3)

Sideboard - 7 cards (3 distinct)


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