Whispers of the Muse: Jadson dos S’s Carnival Of Blood (INN)
One of the things that preconstructed decks are great for is to serve as the foundation for doing a little deckbuilding of your own. When the deck has a very intriguing theme and a good core of cards, it becomes a lot of fun nipping here, tucking there until you have the deck you’re excited to play.
Our occasional feature Whsipers of the Muse is a series both by and for the deckbuilders in all of us. Here we take a reader-submitted deck idea and lend the wisdom of the community with suggestions, thoughts, and ideas for making it an even better set of 60 cards. When we say we, of course, we’re speaking about everyone- us here at the Lament and everyone reading as well!
Today’s request for help comes from Jadson dos S., who came prepared with a decklist and a slew of ideas. To begin with he’ll be using Innistrad’s Carnival of Blood. Here’s what he had to say:
I’m kinda new to Magic and only play only with my friends, so a tourney deck is not necessary, even though I want to keep this deck Standard Format legal. I really like vampires, so I bought the Carnival of Blood intro pack and changed it a bit to have more removal, though I think I let it’s mana curve go a bit high.
We’ll start with a look at the stock deck, so you know what raw material Jadson is working with, then we’ll turn to his list and some more of his thoughts.
Now here’s what Jadson’s come up with so far.
- 13x Swamp
- 12x Mountain
Well, I’d like to keep it Black/Red, with focus on aggro and removal. My main concern with this deck is that, since most of it’s creatures are 3-mana or higher, I’m having a hard time with fast decks, specially green/white, since it can boost it’s small creatures to chunk considerable ammounts of my life.
Depending on what I draw I can have a certain level of control over the field, with removal/damage spells, but when that doesn’t happen there’s nothing much I can do. I’d really appreciate some help, specially in how to improve it against fast decks while being able to do some nice things on mid-game.
So what do you think? Any ideas that will help Jasdson overcome his Human-infested meta, and lead his Vampire hordes to victory?