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7 Mythic, 40 Rare, 17 Uncommon, 1 Common

1 Decks (0.27% of meta)

Death & Taxes is a resource denial Aether Vial deck. It attacks the mana-base of the opponent through Rishadan Port, Wasteland and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and disrupts the opponent's game plan with a variety of creatures like Phyrexian Revoker and Mother of Runes. The win condition is usually beating soft-locked opponents down with small creatures equipped by Stoneforge Mystic.


Sample Deck

SCG Legacy Premier IQ Cleveland, 6th Place
Format: Legacy
Apr 26, 2015
Creatures (26)
4 Mother of Runes 1.68
3 Phyrexian Revoker 3.21
3 Serra Avenger 0.06
2 Spirit of the Labyrinth 0.22
4 Stoneforge Mystic 8.60
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben 3.36
1 Brimaz, King of Oreskos 4.19
4 Flickerwisp 1.24
1 Mirran Crusader 0.83
Spells (5)
1 Path to Exile 0.25
4 Swords to Plowshares 0.72
Artifacts (7)
4 Aether Vial 48.96
1 Umezawa's Jitte 0.73
1 Sword of Fire and Ice 2.32
1 Batterskull 1.91
Lands (22)
2 Cavern of Souls 27.14
2 Karakas 9.88
10 Plains 0.00
4 Rishadan Port 10.60
4 Wasteland 80.96
Sideboard (15)
1 Enlightened Tutor 4.63
1 Grafdigger's Cage 6.92
1 Pithing Needle 1.04
2 Containment Priest 3.60
2 Ethersworn Canonist 0.04
2 Kor Firewalker 0.08
1 Manriki-Gusari 0.03
1 Ratchet Bomb 0.26
1 Rest in Peace 10.99
1 Oblivion Ring 0.03
2 Cataclysm 2.20
75 Cards Total
Creatures (26)
4 Mother of Runes Unavailable
3 Phyrexian Revoker Unavailable
3 Serra Avenger Unavailable
2 Spirit of the Labyrinth Unavailable
4 Stoneforge Mystic Unavailable
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben 4 Rare
1 Brimaz, King of Oreskos Unavailable
4 Flickerwisp Unavailable
1 Mirran Crusader Unavailable
Spells (5)
1 Path to Exile Unavailable
4 Swords to Plowshares Unavailable
Artifacts (7)
4 Aether Vial Unavailable
1 Umezawa's Jitte Unavailable
1 Sword of Fire and Ice Unavailable
1 Batterskull Unavailable
Lands (22)
2 Cavern of Souls Unavailable
2 Karakas Unavailable
10 Plains
4 Rishadan Port Unavailable
4 Wasteland Unavailable
Sideboard (15)
1 Enlightened Tutor Unavailable
1 Grafdigger's Cage 1 Rare
1 Pithing Needle Unavailable
2 Containment Priest Unavailable
2 Ethersworn Canonist Unavailable
2 Kor Firewalker Unavailable
1 Manriki-Gusari Unavailable
1 Ratchet Bomb Unavailable
1 Rest in Peace Unavailable
1 Oblivion Ring Unavailable
2 Cataclysm Unavailable
75 Cards Total
Creatures (26)
4 Mother of Runes 7.64
3 Phyrexian Revoker 7.20
3 Serra Avenger 3.75
2 Spirit of the Labyrinth 1.50
4 Stoneforge Mystic 138.88
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben 26.04
1 Brimaz, King of Oreskos 12.15
4 Flickerwisp 3.00
1 Mirran Crusader 0.97
Spells (5)
1 Path to Exile 4.65
4 Swords to Plowshares 6.68
Artifacts (7)
4 Aether Vial 89.80
1 Umezawa's Jitte 13.32
1 Sword of Fire and Ice 68.03
1 Batterskull 18.87
Lands (22)
2 Cavern of Souls 104.00
2 Karakas 28.64
10 Plains 0.00
4 Rishadan Port 37.72
4 Wasteland 111.64
Sideboard (15)
1 Enlightened Tutor 26.52
1 Grafdigger's Cage 1.58
1 Pithing Needle 3.75
2 Containment Priest 4.98
2 Ethersworn Canonist 11.60
2 Kor Firewalker 0.58
1 Manriki-Gusari 1.00
1 Ratchet Bomb 1.21
1 Rest in Peace 5.35
1 Oblivion Ring 0.30
2 Cataclysm 8.06
75 Cards Total

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Video Coverage by MTGCoverage

  • Round #7 - Peter Tragos, Starcitygames Open Series: Atlanta (2014-11-30)
  • Quarter-Finals - Marc Konig, Starcitygames Open Series: Richmond (2014-11-23)
  • Finals - Marc Konig, Starcitygames Open Series: Richmond (2014-11-23)
  • Round #11 - Craig Wescoe, Grand Prix New Jersey (2014-11-16)
  • Semi-Finals - Jamie Scheffer, Starcitygames Open Series: St. Louis (2014-09-07)

Card Breakdown

Below are the most popular cards played in this deck:

Creatures

100% 2x Spirit of the Labyrinth
100% 4x Stoneforge Mystic
100% 4x Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
100% 1x Brimaz, King of Oreskos
100% 4x Flickerwisp
100% 1x Mirran Crusader

Spells

Artifacts

100% 1x Batterskull

Lands

100% 4x Rishadan Port
100% 4x Wasteland

Sideboard

100% 2x Containment Priest
100% 2x Ethersworn Canonist
100% 2x Kor Firewalker
100% 1x Manriki-Gusari
100% 1x Ratchet Bomb
100% 1x Rest in Peace
100% 1x Oblivion Ring
100% 2x Cataclysm

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