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Torment Theme Deck

Sacrilege is a graveyard-based utility deck with many cards that compliment each other. For example, Buried Alive, Gravedigger and Ichorid have great synergy. Play Buried Alive to search for the creature card you need, then play Gravedigger to get that card into your hand so you can play it. If you don't draw Gravedigger, choose Ichorid and two other black creatures when you play Buried Alive. You'll get to return the Ichorid to play at least twice.

Malevolent Awakening and Gravedigger also work like a charm to refresh your resources. Say your opponent finally manages to destroy one of your troublesome creatures. Play Gravedigger to get it back. Destroyed again? Sacrifice Gravedigger to Malevolent Awakening to get it back again. Here's another hint: If you use this trick to play Teroh's Faithful a few times, the extra life will help you stay in the game a lot longer.

What's the best way to play this deck? It's not as complex as it might seem, because it's really just a creature deck at heart. You want to play creatures early and often. Play the Buried Alive/Gravedigger combo to search for the creatures you need right away. Then bide your time and try to maintain control of the game until of your big threats enters play: Angel of Retribution or Carrion Wurm. Then it's time to sound the death knell.

Sacrilege doesn't just reanimate creatures. You know the Torment set has more black cards than the norm. This deck uses creatures with protection from black and swampwalk to take advantage of that fact. You might also have noticed that all the other Torment theme decks contain black creatures and swamps. What a coincidence!

The Sacrilege deck has a tough time against fast decks. It has only a few removal spells, so play your Crippling Fatigue wisely. To make the deck better against beatdown decks, try adding some cheap creature removal, such as Chainer's Edict. And if you want more ways to get creatures into your graveyard early on, consider the Odyssey card Entomb.

3Mystic FamiliarC1 ManaWhite Mana
1Auramancer*C2 ManaWhite Mana
1Stern JudgeU2 ManaWhite Mana
1Aven Cloudchaser*C3 ManaWhite Mana
3Teroh's FaithfulC3 ManaWhite Mana
1Teroh's VanguardU3 ManaWhite Mana
1Angel of RetributionR6 ManaWhite Mana
3Putrid ImpCBlack Mana
1Crypt Creeper*C1 ManaBlack Mana
4Gravedigger*C3 ManaBlack Mana
1IchoridR3 ManaBlack Mana
1Whispering Shade*C3 ManaBlack Mana
2Cabal SurgeonC2 ManaBlack ManaBlack Mana
1Grotesque HybridU4 ManaBlack Mana
1Carrion WurmU3 ManaBlack ManaBlack Mana
1HypochondriaU1 ManaWhite Mana
1Strength of IsolationU1 ManaWhite Mana
3Buried Alive*U2 ManaBlack Mana
4Crippling FatigueC1 ManaBlack ManaBlack Mana
1Malevolent Awakening*U1 ManaBlack ManaBlack Mana
1Zombify*U3 ManaBlack Mana
2Tainted FieldU

* = from a previous set

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