Standard - Black Anti-Meta Bo3

11 28 3 18
Midrange Control

Just a simple deck to beat Omnath, rogues and aggro.


# Deck

4 [[Murderous Rider]] - Destroy and block

3 [[Hagra Mauling]] - Play as land against control.

4 [[Castle Locthwain]] - Draw more cards

4 [[Pelakka Predation]] - Discard threats.

3 [[Agadeem's Awakening]] - Return [[Acquisitions Expert]], [[Nighthawk Scavenger]] and [[Scourge of the Scyclaves]]. Also a land.

3 [[Acquisitions Expert]] - Annoying discard/block hybrid

3 [[Inscription of Ruin]] - Discard early and kick it in the late-game.

4 [[Bloodchief's Thirst]] - Absolutely needed.

2 [[Nighthawk Scavenger]] - Threat. Blocker. Finisher.

2 [[Scourge of the Skyclaves]] - Finisher.

4 [[Mazemind Tome]] - Engine. Draw and gain life.

2 [[Extinction Event]] - Board wipe

2 [[Erebos's Intervention]] - Versatile tool that also gives life.

3 [[Necromentia]] - Yes, maindeck. Target Omnath, Embercleave and maybe [[Soaring Thought-Thief]] or [[Zareth San, the Trickster]]

3 [[Liliana, Waker of the Dead]] - Finisher. Very good to prevent the enemy from coming back up again. I would


# Sideboard

3 [[Duress]] - Against counters, Ultimatums and all that annoying stuff

2 [[Witch's Vengeance]] - Against rogues

2 [[Kaervek, the Spiteful]] - Against rogues, bugs, snakes and red stuff

3 [[Sorcerous Spyglass]] - Maybe. Actually not really needed anymore. Maybe against [[Ashiok, Nightmare Muse]]. Ugin honestly isn't that big of a problem.

3 [[Shadows' Verdict]] - Exile all the rogues, goblins and snakes you can see. But beware - this also hits your stuff and really messes up with Lilianas ultimate..

2 [[Sparkhunter Masticore]] - Maybe. Against Aggro (indestructible blocker that can block [[Questing Beast]]


# How to play against Omnath

Omnath is insanely good, thats why we have to hit it with [[Necromentia]]. I can't promise an easy win, the trick is to either prevent them from going off (exile Omnath, discard with Liliana) or -when they get off- to let them mill themselves. Usually they will draw their whole deck by themselves, we just have to survive until then.

Omnath decks usually have multiple win-cons: Omnath, [[Shark Typhoon]], [[Elder Gargaroth]] and maybe [[Ruin Crab]], [[Terror of the Peaks]] or [[Ugin]]. The latter three are "easily" removed, but Shark Typhoon is annoying once it hits the board. I would recommend to target it after Omnath.

Depending on the game flow, try to exile Omnath, Shark Typhoon or [[Genesis Ultimatum]].


# How to play against rogues

Just destroy everything. Between [[Kaervek, the Spiteful]], [[Witch's Vengeance]], [[Shadows' Verdict]] and [[Extinction Event]] they have no chance.


As usual, the meta develops, so who knows how Omnath decks look in a week - until then, have fun!


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Last Updated: 29 Sep 2020
Created: 29 Sep 2020
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Mainboard - 60 cards (16 distinct)

Creature (11)
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (28)
Land (18)
Planeswalker (3)

Sideboard - 15 cards (6 distinct)


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