Reader Submission: Immortal Servitude

Posted in Feature on April 18, 2013

By Sam Black

Sam Black is a Platinum Pro Player and longtime writer for StarCityGames.com. He is a respected deck builder and took over Daily Decks for the first half of 2013.

Craig Wescoe was the first person who seriously suggested building an Immortal Servitude deck in Standard to me, but he was mostly interested in returning a lot of one-mana Humans with Champion of the Parish to create a huge creature. Since then, many others have suggested Immortal Servitude for two as a combo engine with Blood Artist and Cartel Aristocrat or Bloodthrone Vampire.

Immortal Servitude

Reader "MrPhysics" suggested today's list, and I like what he's done with it. He has Lotleth Troll to potentially discard creatures to speed up his combo, with Snapcaster Mage to help him play a fair game, and he's minimized the cards that are designed to just fill his graveyard, because he doesn't want to fall behind or make himself too vulnerable.

Snapcaster Mage is a little narrow in Game 1, but that's not necessarily that big of a problem, because in Game 1, you usually want to just flash back your Grisly Salvages when you can anyway, and in Game 2, when that won't be as valuable, you have access to a lot more spells.

Also, while it is a seven-mana play, Snapcaster Mage means that Grisly Salvage can potentially find Immortal Servitude, which can be very important.

If you're looking for a fringe combo deck or you just like playing small creatures, this might be a good deck for you to try out.

MrPhysic's Immortal Servitude

Latest Feature Articles

CARD PREVIEW

Exclusive Cards in Hour of Devastation Planeswalker Decks by, Blake Rasmussen

Once again, we have two Planeswalker Decks being released with Hour of Devastation, this time featuring the visages of Nicol Bolas and Nissa. Should you go looking for one of these decks,...

Learn More

FEATURE

Announcement Week and Weekend Recap by, Blake Rasmussen

A lot happened in the past week, so much so that it's possible you missed something if you weren't glued to your computer screen for the literal last seven days. So let's break it down, ...

Learn More

Articles

Articles

Feature Archive

Consult the archives for more articles!

See All

We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience. By clicking any link on this page or by clicking Yes, you are giving your consent for us to set cookies. (Learn more about cookies)

No, I want to find out more