M15 and Monoblack Aggro

I’m going to be playing next weekend in the GP Utrecht. I don’t have any clue on what I’m going to be playing, and I’m leaving for Netherlands on Sunday, so I don’t have a lot of time to decide what to play. However, M15 did bring me something I think would make my monoblack deck stronger. It might be surprising, but its Crippling Blight.

Why a one mana common removal spell, that doesn’t even actually kill anything? Because the major problem I’ve had is blockers. Early Courser of Kruphix, or something will just wreck my game. However, if it can’t block… and only for one mana. Seems great to me.

Also, green seems to be a big thing right now. Nissa, Worldwaker is a bit of problem, but it does bring plenty of other cards with it that are suspectible to things like Lifebane Zombie.

So, that’s a basis for a deck. What works well with those cards?

Well, my favorite card (although Dakra Mystic is a strong second), Pain Seer. If I can get rid of blockers with Crippling Blight, the Seer gets me more cards.

Otherwise, you don’t really need much beyond the obvious. Plenty of cheap creatures, Thoughtseizes, and some more removal. That’s all.

An Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth might be a good addition.

There’s a problem. Too many dead cards against U/W-control. However, I don’t expect that many of them… which might be a mistake. I’m planning on going below most of the midrange decks I expect to face.

A bit of straight forward sideboard. Betrayals for all the Monoblack Devotions, Duresses and Hero’s Downfalls for the Control decks, Pharika’s Cures for the Aggro decks.

I don’t know if this is the real answer. I have plenty of options, but I’m not feeling confident about any of them. Also, there’s a Pro Tour this weekend, which is definitely going to affect the choices of other players, so I should be metagaming at least somewhat.

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