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Dec 23 2011

Dark Obliterator – Legacy Mono Black Aggro


Legacy Mono Black Aggro

Dark Obliterator

I noticed a few months ago that Indianapolis would play host to a Grand Prix event in March 2012. I have never been to an official Magic the Gathering™ tournament, so I have to say I am quite excited at the opportunity to be in this atmosphere. The format for Grand Prix Indianapolis is Legacy, so the daunting task presented to me is to create a legacy deck that I will take with me to this event.

After browsing current Tier 1 Legacy decks I decided that I would try to find a deck that was lower tier and a bit more obscure. Seeing that Legacy usually requires at least 4 of the original Dual Lands that cost about $80 – $130 a piece, I decided to go with a mono color. Blue was out, because I didn’t want to lay out the cash for 4 [card]Force of Will[/card] and I have never been a fan of Burn. So, I settled on a discard deck – classic mono black aggro / discard it is.

The deck below I call Dark Obliterator and is based around old school cards that are nostalgic to me such as [card]Dark Ritual[/card] and [card]Hymn to Tourach[/card] along with some new cards that are quickly becoming my new favorites – ala [card]Phyrexian Obliterator[/card]. This deck has gone through some revisions, but now with the release of Dark Ascension’s [card]Geralf’s Messenger[/card] I believe this deck is finally complete.

Is Dark Obliterator going to win the Magic Grand Prix in Indianpolis 2012?  Probably not, but I am a casual player and truthfully, this decklist is simple fun.  Win or lose, I’m going to Indi with a home-brewed version of a classic decktype.


[deck title= Dark Obliterator]
*4 Gatekeeper of Malakir
*4 Vampire Nighthawk
*4 Geralf’s Messenger
*4 Phyrexian Obliterator
*4 Dark Ritual
*4 Inquisition of Kozilek
*4 Funeral Charm
*4 Hymn to Tourach
*4 Victim of Night
*4 Sign in Blood
*16 Swamp
*4 Bojuka Bog
*1 Nevinyrral’s disk
*2 Extirpate
*2 Leyline of the Void
*2 Phyrexian Metamorph
*2 Ratchet Bomb
*2 Liliana of the Veil
*4 Grafdigger’s Cage

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