Whispers of the Muse: Max’s Deathfed/Grave Power (INN/DKA)
Although Innistrad block is now gone, it is far from forgotten! While many of its cards continue to see constructed competitive play, casual players too are using the flavourful designs from the sets to spur their own creative deckbuilding. Today’s Whispers of the Muse comes from just such an environment.
For those new to the site, Whispers is an occasional feature where a reader submits a deck they’ve been working on based on a preconstructed deck, and looks to tap into the wisdom of the crowds for advice and suggestions. Our request today comes from Max J., who is looking to modify a self-mill/graveyard matters theme based on the Deathfed Event Deck from Innistrad and Dark Ascension’s Grave Power Intro Pack. He had the following ideas and deck list in mind:
- I’d like this to be budget friendly. If I get the money, I’ll maybe get dual lands like Breeding Pool or Hinterland Harbor. Otherwise, the only dual lands I’ll be using are Guildgates.
- I’d like this to be Modern legal. Keep in mind that I’m a kitchen-table player, so this doesn’t have to be crazy good, but I have a very good friend… and I really need to beat him. Additionally, this needs to be reasonably good at stalling.Here’s the decklist:14 Forest10 IslandP.S. Should I splash Black (or just have Birds of Paradise) so that I could Flashback Spider Spawning or add Forbidden Alchemy?
What do you think? If you were rebuilding the deck, what advice would you give Max? What would you keep? What would you cut? And what other cards would you bring into the deck?