Mr. Greed

Posted in Feature on May 6, 2013

By Sam Black

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

This deck fit this user name too perfectly for me to gloss over it. mrgreed on Magic Online has taken a shell that looks a little like RWU Flash at first, but added a substantial helping of black to the deck for awesome trump creatures like Obzedat, Ghost Council and Olivia Voldaren, as well as, more importantly, Forbidden Alchemy and "most powerful card in the format" Unburial Rites.

Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker

By combining the best of Jund, RWU Flash, Reanimator, and Esper, mrgreed has somehow managed to play most of the successful decks in Standard at the same time to a successful result himself.

I'm extremely impressed by how well this deck manages to do everything it's trying to do—every land taps for red or white for Boros Reckoner, and Faithless Looting and Forbidden Alchemy are perfect for setting up Unburial Rites and Harvest Pyre for Boros Reckoner. He has plenty of early defense from Searing Spear, Boros Reckoner, and Supreme Verdict, with midrange trumps like Olivia Voldaren and Sphinx's Revelation, and control trumps with Obzedat, Unburial Rites, and Rakdos's Return.

Not to be outdone, his greed goes so far as to include Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker in his sideboard. Greed of this level in deck construction is truly an art form, and I actually love this deck.

I honestly have no idea what to call this deck that just attacks from so many angles, so I'm sticking with Mr. Greed as the deck name. I sincerely hope he was the designer, but I suspect I may have missed this deck's real origin.

I'm not sure what the best additions from Dragon's Maze will prove to be, but this is the kind of deck that makes me want to load it up on Magic Online and play right away.

mrgreed's Mr. Greed

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