Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Named after the Nine Inch Nails song that Johnny Cash pretty much owns now, Hurt is a R/W/B deck that wants to use cheap, nasty Red and Black creatures to do damage, while the White cards are there to give my life total just enough reach that I can win. It's not pretty but that's the idea.
3 Loxodon Warhammer
2 Wayfarer's Bauble

4 Dega Sanctuary
3 Seal of Doom
2 Seal of Fire

3 Solemn Offering

3 Harm's Way
1 Char
2 Orcish Cannonade

4 Shinka Gatekeeper
2 Spiteflame Witch
2 Jackal Pup
2 Filthy Cur
4 Flesh Reaver

2 Evolving Wilds
7 Mountain
6 Plains
8 Swamp
Dega Sanctuary was the original impetus for this deck, Hurt needs to run a balance between those Red and Black creatures to win, and some non-creature permanents to help keep the life total up, when those creature die--because they will die. Cards like Solemn Offering and Loxodon Warhammer are there because of their contribution to the overall theme.

It's been a long, long time since I took a hard look at Hurt. But now: Now there is Personal Sanctuary and Nomad Outpost, so I think it's time to look again.


  1. consider spirit loop instead of loxodon warhammer?

    1. Briefly but the Warhammer makes my creatures an actual threat; the Spirit Loop just helps me not lose.