Hello Everyone! This is the next article in the 50 Shades of Mizzix series. This is the fifth installment in the (hopefully) 50 week long series. This week, we build a pretty original build. The deck has two major components: 1. Stealing Cards, including Act of Treason, Threaten, etc. 2. Sacrificing Cards, including Ashnod’s Altar, Altar of Dementia, etc. If you haven’t gleaned it from this short description, this deck functions much like a Yasova Dragonclaw deck, which steals a creature, attacks with it, then sacrifices it for value.
It’s better than Yasova Dragonclaw in some ways. Mainly, it can steal so many more cards every turn, because of Mizzix’s innate cost-reducing ability, so it can win much more quickly.
It’s worse because it loses access to green, which has many good sacrifice outlets. Fortunately, losing green makes us branch out and find some more unconventional sacrifice outlets.
Depending on which sacrifice outlet we have out, the deck will attack from different angles. Goblin Bombardment helps us win using damage. Altar of Dementia helps us win by milling our opponent. Shivan Harvest helps us lock opponents out by bothing removing their creatures and destroying their nonbasic lands, which is sometimes all for some more hardcore players. And of course, there’s always Insurrection. On theme, and still extremely powerful.
One creative card I found and included in the deck is Cold Storage. Oracled text reads
Plus, I like the image of stealing Emrakul, then fitting him a freezer, along with a motley crew of other creatures, and then eventually thawing him out, and having him work for you.
Decklist: Mizzix Steal-Sac
Do you think this deck is pretty good? Is it better than Yasova? Why? Do you have any other suggestions for cards that I missed but should include? If so, comment below!