Mission Statement

Every week I will be going over a different deck.

How its made, why it works and some ways to counter it.

P.S Feel free to request a deck or to post any complaints you have about my analysis :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic Theme Decks

This is really just to get the ball rolling, but I thought I would start out by going over the Demonic side of  "Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic Theme Decks"
 This will probably just be a quick overview of the deck; nothing special only something to show others what I'm all about.
The Breakdown

24 Swamps
2 Barren Moor


Barter in Blood
Breeding Pit
Consume Spirit
Cruel Edict
Dark Banishing
Dark Ritual
Demonic Tutor
Demon's Horn
Oni Possession
Promise of Power
Unholy Strength


Abyssal Gatekeeper
Abyssal Specter
Cackling Imp
Daggerclaw Imp
Demon's Jester
Dusk Imp
1  Fallen Angel
Foul Imp
Kuro, Pitlord
Lord of the Pit
Overeager Apprentice
Reiver Demon
Soot Imp
Stinkweed Imp
Early game 

Your goal in the early game should be to just push through with the imps.  Using Unholy Strength  to give you that nice +2 +1 on Daggerclaw or Foul Imp will give you a defiant advantage.


 Now is the time to pump out your big shots: Lord of the Pit, Oni Possession, Fallen Angel, Kuro or if you need to wipe the enemies field, Reiver Demon.  Use Dark Ritual and Overeager Apprentice to help foot the bill while generating 0/1 Thrulls with Breeding Pit to keep them in play.
If things go bad and you don't have enough or just don't have the cards then run mill and defensive tactics.  Cackling Imp and Soot Imp are your best bets as they, while being a little pricy, can deal damage directly.
Abyssal Specter would also be an okay choice as it forces your opponent to discard.


You will most likely lose some life playing this deck (they are daemons).  But as they say nothing can be achieved without sacrifice, so don't be afraid to pay a few.  Only so long as it means victory


  1. So right now my blog is looking a bit plain. I'm thinking some pics and maybe some hyperlinks would spruce it up

  2. @ Rooster
    Thx man! I'm a little worried over if I should add hyperlinks into the text of the cards or not. Like the link would go to say card kingdom so you can look at it and buy it or something.

  3. Saw this game advertised on Steam, looks interesting I will have to look into it :)

  4. it does look interesting, probably gonna give it a try. thanks

  5. @Hardstyle
    I didn't know it was on steam. Maybe that was Dulles of the Planswalkers?

    I would suggest that you go to your local card shop. They can help you get started.

  6. I guess. Some of the cards in it are cool. Best thing is you can buy it at the store for like 20$ max and it gives you another deck! So yaaay -_-'

  7. I never got into Magic The Gathering, but i might give it a look. Alot of my friends are into it, ill use this guide to build my first deck.

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