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Pioneer Peak: Orzhov Pact

I'm always itching to play a Demonic Pact deck as I have a Jund variant built in paper so let's take a look at an Orzhov variant that was piloted by a visitor636. I only slightly tweaked the sideboard but this is pretty much the original list!

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The Orzhov variant of Demonic Pact plays that extremely grindy game that Orzhov decks love.

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We don't have a ton of instant speed spot removal but the one we do have is Final Payment. This is a perfect way to get rid of our Demonic Pact while also picking off a problematic threat! Outside of that, we also have good ol' Doom Foretold to get rid of pact and other enchantments like Treacherous Blessing. Just a reminder, the issue about most Doom Foretold decks are that they are slow and take a while to get their engines going but the value train will eventually be too much.

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We also are running 3 copies of "the people's champ" Gideon of the Trials as the emblem will allow us to choose the "lose the game" mode on Demonic Pact early so we don't need to deal with it later while also giving us some help against Inverter of Truth decks. 

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As I had mentioned earlier, it takes a while for the engine to get going but once it does, Starfield of Nyx reoccurs all of our enchantments and once we reach five enchantments, the enchantments come to life and start beating down!




The deck, unfortunately, got a 2-3 but I have to admit, one of those losses had to be the absolute most hilarious way to lose a game. If anything, just watch the way we lose the game in match 5 game 1! The deck does need a few more ways to deal with Planeswalkers in the main deck. If an opponent comes prepared with enchantment removal, it's hard to stay in the game at times so that is why I like the addition of green into this deck. An Abzan variant gives us access to a cards like Vraska, Golgari Queen, Sylvan Caryatid, and Calix, Destiny's Hand which would allow us to have ways to speed up our enchantments and helps us reload our hand with more enchantments and action. I'll probably try the Abzan build of this deck in a few weeks so keep an eye out for that list!

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