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    gabecvsfn is offline Common
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    Default building a black-red deck

    hi this is my first post to this forum and im new to magic
    iv been playing about a month and i really like black and red cards. heres my deck so far:
    black monsters:
    1X Giant Scorpion
    2X Blood Seeker
    1X Gatekeeper of Malakir
    1X Vampire Nocturnus
    1X Pestilence Demon
    1X Pulse Tracker
    1X Vampire Nighthawk
    1X Viscera Dragger

    other black spells:
    1X tendrils of corruption
    1X feast of blood
    2X blood tithe
    1X hideous end
    2X siphon soul
    3X doom blade

    red creatures:
    2X cosi's ravager
    1X tephraderm
    1X capricious efreet
    1X thorn thrash viashino
    1X grotag thrasher
    1X manic vandal
    1X fire elemental
    1X viashino sandstalker

    other red spells:
    1X volcanic strength
    3X lightning bolt
    3X searing blaze
    1X retribution
    1X shiv's embrace
    1X shatter
    1X magma spray

    mana:
    2X bojuka bog
    2X smoldering spires
    1X drowned catacomb

    9X swamp
    9X mountain


    i realize this might not be very impressive. but im trying to do the best i can with what i have. any info on what cards i should get rid of or add, or advice on building a deck in general would be great! thanks

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    Default Re: building a black-red deck

    I'd suggest removing:

    1X shatter
    1X magma spray

    and instead adding to:

    4X lightning bolt
    4X searing blaze

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    Default Re: building a black-red deck

    yeah, i guess i can remove shatter and magma spray
    the only thing is that my friend has this annoying sliver deck, with an argentum armor so magma spray gets rid of his regenerate sliver since its only 1/1, and shatter kills argentum armor. but i guess i should get rid of those. i dont have another lightning bolt tho, so wat else?

    also since this list i took out capricious efreet(i have enough big cards and his effect has to happen every turn and its a risky thing) and put in another cosi's ravager. nice suggestions

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    Default Re: building a black-red deck

    I would actually add one shatter so that you have some more form of artifact removal...maybe instead of one of the creatures

    I agree with removing magma spray though

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    Default Re: building a black-red deck

    well ill have to get another shatter then but when i do heres wat ill do:
    adding: 1X searing blaze, 1X shatter
    removing: 1X magma spray, and i think pulse tracker, although i like its ability. sound good?

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    Default Re: building a black-red deck

    Ok look, first you need to decide what kind of deck you want to build. Red, black as a combo and you are playing standard might not be smart to start with. I suggest choosing a color and sticking with it. Running a mono colored deck is easier for a lot of new players.

    Choose a central theme, and hold fast too it. Go to deckcheck.org and get to know the kind of decks seeing the most play right now. Get a feel for what making a deck means and knowing what mix can hold its own.

    No deck can beat every deck, but you can atleast ARM yourself with pre knowledge.

    Know what makes each color tick. Red is all about burn and haste, black about cheap all out removal, and unpredictable creatures. Blue is counter and power/toughness warping. Green is power creatures, or a lot of small creatures that over run you. White is life gain protection, and creature based.

    Don't worry too much about exploring backward just yet. Start with scars of mirrodin and m11. Focus on making the best with the current and when you gain Experiance deck building and playing. Delve deeper.

    Last thing to leave you with...

    Knowledge is power.

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    Default Re: building a black-red deck

    sorry for not responding to this earlier.... my computer crashed and only just got back up and running.... anyway, since this thread iv switched to a mono-black all vampire deck, so if u guys want to give me advice about that its on another thread. btw great post @Sovereign Zechs! very helpful thanks for all ur guys' help

 

 




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