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    Shane
    Shane
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    Budget(ish). Swapping chains in board and removing bayou and fetches (losing deathrite G exile ability) leaves a deck costing about $700.

    Alternatively, you could add green and include abrupt decay, birthing pod and assassin’s trophy in the main (or red for abrade and kolaghan’s command). This gets around black’s traditional weakness to artifacts and enchantments and also opens up a number of sideboard options.

    The deck has an excellent match-up against control, mostly due to recursion and disruption and a fair match-up against most common combo decks. Jitte based creature decks can be a problem. The deck does some sweet things with contamination locks and skull-clamp. and has a focus on life-gain and death-touch to disrupt more aggressive strategies.

    // 60 Maindeck
    // 5 Artifact
    1 Smuggler’s Copter
    1 Skullclamp*
    1 Umezawa’s Jitte*
    1 Whip of Erebos
    1 Chrome Mox

    // 21 Creature
    1 Deathrite Shaman
    1 Bloodsoaked Champion
    1 Cryptbreaker
    1 Gravecrawler
    1 Kitesail Freebooter
    1 Gifted Aetherborn
    1 Dark Confidant
    1 Phyrexian Revoker
    1 Bloodghast
    1 Pack Rat
    1 Withered Wretch
    1 Gatekeeper of Malakir
    1 Fulminator Mage
    1 Geralf’s Messenger
    1 Vampire Nighthawk
    1 Phyrexian Obliterator
    1 Shriekmaw
    1 Drana, Liberator of Malakir
    1 Vampire Hexmage
    1 Ophiomancer
    1 Dread Wanderer

    // 2 Enchantment
    1 Contamination
    1 Bitterblossom

    // 4 Instant
    1 Fatal Push
    1 Dark Ritual
    1 Mental Misstep
    1 Vampiric Tutor***

    // 21 Land
    10 Swamp
    1 Bayou
    1 Ifnir Deadlands
    1 Cabal Pit
    1 Bojuka Bog
    1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
    1 Volrath’s Stronghold
    1 Bloodstained Mire
    1 Polluted Delta
    1 Verdant Catacombs
    1 Marsh Flats
    1 Strip Mine**

    // 2 Planeswalker
    1 Liliana of the Veil
    1 Liliana, the Last Hope

    // 5 Sorcery
    1 Inquisition of Kozilek
    1 Thoughtseize
    1 Collective Brutality
    1 Hymn to Tourach
    1 Smallpox

    // 15 Sideboard
    // 4 Artifact
    SB: 1 Damping Sphere
    SB: 1 Pithing Needle
    SB: 1 Nihil Spellbomb
    SB: 1 Null Rod

    // 2 Creature
    SB: 1 Faerie Macabre
    SB: 1 Lifebane Zombie

    // 3 Enchantment
    SB: 1 Gate to Phyrexia
    SB: 1 Chains of Mephistopheles
    SB: 1 Dread of Night

    // 2 Instant
    SB: 1 Coffin Purge
    SB: 1 Darkblast

    // 4 Sorcery
    SB: 1 Sadistic Sacrament
    SB: 1 Duress
    SB: 1 Perish
    SB: 1 Marsh Casualties

    Perfection and his minions

    // 60 Maindeck
    // 4 Artifact
    1 Smuggler’s Copter
    1 Skullclamp
    1 Umezawa’s Jitte
    1 Birthing Pod

    // 20 Creature
    1 Deathrite Shaman
    1 Bloodsoaked Champion
    1 Cryptbreaker
    1 Gravecrawler
    1 Kitesail Freebooter
    1 Dark Confidant
    1 Phyrexian Revoker
    1 Bloodghast
    1 Pack Rat
    1 Gatekeeper of Malakir
    1 Fulminator Mage
    1 Geralf’s Messenger
    1 Vampire Nighthawk
    1 Phyrexian Obliterator
    1 Shriekmaw
    1 Drana, Liberator of Malakir
    1 Vampire Hexmage
    1 Ophiomancer
    1 Dread Wanderer
    1 Reclamation Sage

    // 2 Enchantment
    1 Contamination
    1 Bitterblossom

    // 6 Instant
    1 Fatal Push
    1 Dark Ritual
    1 Mental Misstep
    1 Vampiric Tutor
    1 Abrupt Decay
    1 Assassin’s Trophy

    // 21 Land
    7 Swamp
    1 Bayou
    1 Bojuka Bog
    1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
    1 Volrath’s Stronghold
    1 Bloodstained Mire
    1 Polluted Delta
    1 Verdant Catacombs
    1 Marsh Flats
    1 Blooming Marsh
    1 Overgrown Tomb
    1 Llanowar Wastes
    1 Wasteland
    1 Twilight Mire
    1 Temple of Malady

    // 2 Planeswalker
    1 Liliana of the Veil
    1 Liliana, the Last Hope

    // 5 Sorcery
    1 Inquisition of Kozilek
    1 Thoughtseize
    1 Collective Brutality
    1 Hymn to Tourach
    1 Smallpox

    // 15 Sideboard
    // 4 Artifact
    SB: 1 Damping Sphere
    SB: 1 Pithing Needle
    SB: 1 Nihil Spellbomb
    SB: 1 Null Rod

    // 1 Creature
    SB: 1 Faerie Macabre

    // 4 Enchantment
    SB: 1 Gate to Phyrexia
    SB: 1 Chains of Mephistopheles
    SB: 1 Choke
    SB: 1 Ground Seal

    // 1 Instant
    SB: 1 Darkblast

    // 5 Sorcery
    SB: 1 Sadistic Sacrament
    SB: 1 Duress
    SB: 1 Perish
    SB: 1 Marsh Casualties
    SB: 1 Life from the Loam

    #1663
    Shane
    Shane
    Keymaster

    Updated for Eldraine 17/10/2019

    // 60 Maindeck
    // 3 Artifact
    1 Skullclamp
    1 Umezawa’s Jitte
    1 Chrome Mox

    // 22 Creature
    1 Deathrite Shaman
    1 Bloodsoaked Champion
    1 Cryptbreaker
    1 Gravecrawler
    1 Kitesail Freebooter
    1 Gifted Aetherborn
    1 Dark Confidant
    1 Phyrexian Revoker
    1 Bloodghast
    1 Pack Rat
    1 Withered Wretch
    1 Gatekeeper of Malakir
    1 Fulminator Mage
    1 Geralf’s Messenger
    1 Vampire Nighthawk
    1 Phyrexian Obliterator
    1 Drana, Liberator of Malakir
    1 Vampire Hexmage
    1 Murderous Rider
    1 Blacklance Paragon
    1 Ayara, First of Locthwain
    1 Rankle, Master of Pranks

    // 3 Enchantment
    1 Recurring Nightmare
    1 Contamination
    1 Whip of Erebos

    // 3 Instant
    1 Fatal Push
    1 Dark Ritual
    1 Vampiric Tutor

    // 22 Land
    1 Bayou
    1 Ifnir Deadlands
    1 Cabal Pit
    1 Bojuka Bog
    1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
    1 Volrath’s Stronghold
    1 Marsh Flats
    1 Polluted Delta
    1 Verdant Catacombs
    1 Bloodstained Mire
    8 Swamp
    1 Castle Locthwain
    1 Nurturing Peatland
    1 Strip Mine

    // 2 Planeswalker
    1 Liliana of the Veil
    1 Liliana, the Last Hope

    // 5 Sorcery
    1 Inquisition of Kozilek
    1 Thoughtseize
    1 Hymn to Tourach
    1 Diabolic Intent
    1 Smallpox

    // 15 Sideboard
    // 2 Artifact
    SB: 1 Damping Sphere
    SB: 1 Pithing Needle

    // 1 Creature
    SB: 1 Plague Engineer

    // 3 Enchantment
    SB: 1 Gate to Phyrexia
    SB: 1 Necropotence
    SB: 1 Dreadhorde Invasion

    // 2 Instant
    SB: 1 Ashiok, Dream Render
    SB: 1 Darkblast

    // 4 Sorcery
    SB: 1 Sadistic Sacrament
    SB: 1 Marsh Casualties
    SB: 1 Perish
    SB: 1 The Elderspell

    // 3 unknown
    SB: 1 Nullrod
    SB: 1 Nilhil Spellbomb
    SB: 1 Kalitas, Trator of Ghet

    #1671
    Shane
    Shane
    Keymaster

    Potential inclusions are:

    Zulaport cutthroat
    Gurmag angler
    Yarok’s fenlurker
    Rishadan Port (straight swap with stronghold due to reliance on BBB and BBBB spells)
    Shizo death’s storehouse (not included because payoff is marginal and increased resilience vs waste, back to basics and moon effects preferred)
    Shriekmaw (its ETB is nice with recursion but I think blacklance paragon and murderous rider have taken this slot)
    Chains of mephistopheles (SB)

    A budget build could remove bayou + fetches + volrath’s stronghold and replace those with swamps. Improved resilience against moon etc. at the cost of weakening deathrite shaman (not a huge impact). Dark confidant could also be swapped for Angler.

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