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Shards of Alara Block Constructed Part 9: Unearth February 19, 2009

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Conflux has given Unearth decks a huge boost with Hellspark Elemental and Shambling Remains. Additionally, Ravenous Rats, Grixis Slavedriver, and Extractor demon could also be useful. Here is my current idea for an Unearth deck:

4 Sedraxis Specter
4 Dredscape Zombie
4 Shambling Remains
4 Dregscape Zombie
4 Hell’s Thunder
4 Hellspark Elemental
4 Blightning
4 Ravenous Rats
4 Extractor Demon
4 Crumbling Necropolis
2 Savage Lands
2 Arcane Sanctum
6 Swamp
6 Mountain
4 Island

Grixis offers a fast deck with an endless supply of attacking power. Use Ravenous Rats to discard creatures with a high mana cost, such as Extractor Demon. If you ever get Extractor Demon into play, use it to put lots of cards from your library into your graveard to get even more unearth creatures.

I haven’t actually added Grixis Slavedriver to this deck, but that might be a good idea. My main concern is that it has too high of a mana cost.

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