Building a Better Basilisk Collar

Just a short one.

Basilisk Collar: Pretty Awesome

I actually wrote a long-ish article for TCGPlayer on how I rebuilt the sideboard for Vengevine Monster Truck; it will be up later today.

But for those of you who just want the deck list for the Grand Prix this weekend, this is what I came up with:

Vengevine Monster Truck version 1.2

2 Malakir Bloodwitch

4 Bloodbraid Elf
4 Putrid Leech
4 Sarkhan the Mad
4 Sprouting Thrinax

4 Borderland Ranger
4 Lotus Cobra
4 Vengevine

4 Cunning Sparkmage

3 Ancient Ziggaraut
3 Forest
3 Mountain
4 Raging Ravine
4 Savage Lands
2 Scalding Tarn
3 Swamp
4 Verdant Catacombs

3 Basilisk Collar
2 Malakir Bloodwitch
4 Sedraxis Specter
1 Master of the Wild Hunt
4 Goblin Ruinblaster
1 Island

Thanks to everyone — in particular Brightbo and GerryT — for advice on the deck. Basilisk Collar was exactly what the sideaboard needed… Even gassier than Vampire Nighthawk (in fact makes everyone into a Vampire Nighthawk).

Thanks for reading, and good luck this weekend.


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#1 MTGBattlefield on 05.21.10 at 1:11 am

Building a Better Basilisk Collar…

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#2 admin on 05.21.10 at 7:00 am

Full everything up at TCGPlayer –

#3 Frenchy on 05.22.10 at 12:38 am

I still think Ondu Giant > BLRanger, the land onto the filed trumps the curve spot.

#4 Frenchy on 05.22.10 at 12:38 am


#5 moggfnatic on 05.22.10 at 9:46 am

In a deck with 26 land and 8 fours, with no sixes for ondu giant to accelerate you into? I don’t think so.

#6 halebeast on 05.23.10 at 11:13 am

long time reader(like.. 13 years?) , first time commenting. I ran a grixis hit like deck at the boston ptq yesterday, running into a sarkhan jund deck midday. My opponent asked if I was playing “flores list” and of course feigned ignorance as to not divulge which vein of grixis i was playing, and then called him out on his ZOMG monstertruck 1.2 as the match was over. nice guy, good times. vengevine in the graveyard makes you feel like you’re about to lose at any given time in that matchup.

#7 daybs on 05.27.10 at 11:16 pm

can you update or enhance the Vengevine Monster Truck version 1.2, as soon as i see the list i became a big fan of it.. i feel something special about this one.. though my friends keep telling me that its not a good list and i should stick with the perfect jund list.. i dont know.. but im giving this one a shot for tomorrow.. a big event here…

#8 daybs on 06.01.10 at 6:56 am

in my own opinion.. i suggest you swap goblin ruinblaster and cunning sparkmage from MD to SB.. why? sparkmage will have its full potencial when equipped to basilisk collar.. but ruinblaster can ruin your opponents non basic land and land a 2 damage.. what do you think?

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