UPDATED: Added Geralf's Messenger x3, Added Tragic Slip x3, Removed Intangible Virtue, Removed Ethereal Armor, Removed Demonmail Hauberk, Replaced Arrest with Oblivion Ring.
This deck WRECKS.... Boros can hurt you quite well, however... (it's been about 50/50 with boros.)
Introduction: B/W is my favorite color combo.. with that said and Gatecrash out, we have access to a bit more mana-fixing than previously. The focus of this deck is beating down your opponent with a combo of Blood Artists 'drain', while sneaking in damage with your beaters. With a grand finale of killing wave. Your opponent will be taking dmg no matter what if you have a blood artist out, so it's a WIN WIN card! We also receive the additions of Cartel Aristocraft and High Priest of Penance, who will aid our cause greatly!
Strategy: Primarily the deck wins through attrition, from Blood Artist. Utilizing various token generators to attack with, block with, or even sacrifice with to trigger Blood Artist's ability, THEY WANT TO DIE. The tokens also can feed Cartel Aristocrat, who then can become "unblockable", and can sneak in some damage (even more so with Demonmail Hauberk equipped). Another strat is to just amass your tokens and send them in to die or even wait for a killing wave to kill everything.
Killing Wave is the perfect tool with Blood Artist. It forces them to take a minimum of 1-4 damage (based on how many blood artists you have) PER CREATURE that gets sacrificed (on both ends) OR to pay whatever price you paid into killing wave.
[CARD]Doomed Traveler[/CARD]: 2 lives for the price of 1, can be used to chump block or to sacrifice.
[CARD]Blood Artist[/CARD]: The main course.
[CARD]Cartel Aristocrat[/CARD]: Sacrifice outlet, can become "unblockable" to sneak in some damage.
[CARD]High Priest of Penance[/CARD]: Can be beefed up and become scary attacker/blocker, or be used as food.
Geralf's Messenger: Good damage output, sacrifice deck, c'mon now.
[CARD]Vampire Nighthawk[/CARD]: Primary defense, slap on an Ethereal Armor on him and almost nothing can get past him.
[CARD]Bloodline Keeper[/CARD]: Pumps out more tokens to sacrifice, or even overwhelm your enemy. (can also pump up ALL of your vampires)
[CARD]Desecration Demon[/CARD]: Big scary beater, cheap, can cause opponent to sacrifice to lock him down which plays into your blood artist.
Sorin, Lord of Innistrad: The KING of Token decks, in my opinion, Lifelinking chumpblockers, stackable +dmg emblem, kill/take control of their creatures? Yes please.
Though if I added the rings I may want to add in Essence Harvest since it's on of my favorite spells in standard...
Other choices I may consider putting in the deck:
Bloodgift Demon - Big body, card draw.
Bloodflow Connoisseur - Another sacrifice outlet
Sign in Blood - Card draw
Bloodthrone Vampire - Sacrifice outlet that can deal some real damage... in 1 turn
Murder - Removal
Duress - Remove their removal
Appetite for Brains - Remove their scary creatures
Gather the Townsfolk - More food
Increasing Devotion - Even more food
Elder Cathar - The perfect snack for Cartel Aristocrat
Champion of the Parish - If I ran those human tokens, i'd run him too.... perhaps there could be a different B/W human sacrifice deck...
Chalice of Life - Gain life, kill.
Any suggestions? Comments?