Help with MonoBlack Control (Classic)

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Hello!

My name is Freddy Ordonez. I am from Venezuela and I am new at this comunity.

I've been working on my deck since i started in magic.. maybe 6 years ago. Of course i have other Decks but this is my "baby". But the time passes by, and i feel hes getting old agains the new decks. So, im here to ask you for help

Feel free to suggest new cards, old and new expansions. Any help will be amazing so here are the questions:

(a) What do you think about my deck?
(b) What would you change and why?
(c) What do you think it needs to be a better deck?

Thank you for all your help!

Saludos desde Venezuela  


 
id replace one of your nantuko with a 4th demigod.

unless you know the decks you come up against i wouldnt play extirpate

if you are ok with playing a restricted vintage card keep the demonic tutor but lose the others, tutors are nice but they are expensive

unless your usual opponets are very low on control id cut ritual to 2, its speed at the cost of a card.

id find room for hymn to tourach

id expect this deck to get steamtolled by most fast agro decks? probably add a few more sweeps taking out some of your sac spells
I'd add mr skull Necropotence still arguably the best black card drawer out there


I'v first turned Dark Ritual out a Necropotence and it is tough to beat  
id replace one of your nantuko with a 4th demigod.


A lot of people tell me that i need a 4th demigod, but would u take away a nantuko or find another place?
unless you know the decks you come up against i wouldnt play extirpate


Thank you. I'll take it out
if you are ok with playing a restricted vintage card keep the demonic tutor but lose the others, tutors are nice but they are expensive


In case i have all those cards. Should i take them away?
unless your usual opponets are very low on control id cut ritual to 2, its speed at the cost of a card.


What do you mean at the cost of a card?
id find room for hymn to tourach


Nice, i'll find a room. Maybe in the extirpate and the tutors, in case u response to keep just one
id expect this deck to get steamtolled by most fast agro decks? probably add a few more sweeps taking out some of your sac spells


I dont understand this. What is Steam Tolled? Sorry but i have not a good english. Can u explain this agaiin? Thank you
I'd add mr skull Necropotence still arguably the best black card drawer out there



How would u get the life back? I like Necropotence but i never understoood how to play it. Is a combo or something? Or you just kill yourself? 

Would you replace for an Phyrexian Arena? or just get 1 Necropotence?
steamRolled, like overrun/killed before you could control the board

necropotence you kill opponent faster than he can kill you, paying life for cards is a fantastic deal - how you would use that t1 is beyond me though...
I'd add mr skull Necropotence still arguably the best black card drawer out there



How would u get the life back? I like Necropotence but i never understoood how to play it. Is a combo or something? Or you just kill yourself? 

Would you replace for an Phyrexian Arena? or just get 1 Necropotence?



Corrupt which is in the deck gains the life right back. so spending five life to draw into a corrupt isn't such a bad idea.

also Drain Life Exsanguinate or Syphon soul are other ways to gain back the life and old classic necro decks usually won by drain life type of spells  
Hello! Welcome to the forums!

First off, "Steamrolled" refers to the Steam Roller equipment used to flatten and smooth asphalt. getting "Steamrolled" usually means "completely beaten."

If you have the tutors use them, but be prepared for people to get pissed off at you.

I'd add one more Cabal Coffers. mana accel like that lets you play big spells.

Infest is a good early sweeper.

[c]Necropotence is a great card, but like the tutors be prepared for people to not want to play the deck.
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Thanks for all your answers! You are good people!! I'll get some Necropotence i just play magic for fun. I dont see why people will get pissed off jejeje...

What do you recommend? Should i get Necropotence instead of Phyrexian Arena? or just add it?

What would you take off in order to get Hymn to Tourach? Thank you!
I've play the deck last night. Hmm i may misunderstood. should i get out the Arenas from the deck and put 3 Necropotence??
Thanks for all your answers! You are good people!! I'll get some Necropotence i just play magic for fun. I dont see why people will get pissed off jejeje...

What do you recommend? Should i get Necropotence instead of Phyrexian Arena? or just add it?

What would you take off in order to get Hymn to Tourach? Thank you!


the standard setup is 3 Necropotence and 1 Yawgmoth's Bargain

people will definitely not want to play a deck with Necropotence, Dark Ritual, Hymn to Tourach and Demonic Edict in it.  Those cards are very old and very powerful, and very not-fun to play against.  Just sayin 
 the standard setup is 3 Necropotence and 1 Yawgmoth's Bargain

people will definitely not want to play a deck with Necropotence, Dark Ritual, Hymn to Tourach and Demonic Edict in it.  Those cards are very old and very powerful, and very not-fun to play against.  Just sayin 



Thanks for your recommendations. As i said, i just play for fun. With friends and other people that has old decks so, that wouldnt be a problem.

Making a Quote in what you said. Why is 3 Necropotence and 1 Yawgmoth's Bargain? Instead of 4 Necropotence?

it might be 4 Necro and 1 Bargain, not sure.  But, personally, my reason would be because drawing more than one Necro in a game makes it a dead card (having 2 of them in play does nothing that just having 1 wouldn't do).

Having a Bargain out makes it so you can skip the "exile the card face down" part so you don't have to wait for your cards, but it comes at a higher price.  Generally you'll start with Necropotence and necro into a Bargain in the late game.

It depends on the speed of the deck, if you win very quickly you don't need Yawgmoth's Bargain, just run 4 Necro, but if your games tend to be longer then it might be a good idea to run 1 Bargain
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