In today’s video, I pilot a Black Devotion build while my opponent is playing GR Aggro. The Fifty Shades deck focuses on early aggression while finishing up with Gray Merchant of Asphodel to drain the final life. Copies of Clever Impersonator allow me to make more Gray Merchants or the best thing on the field. I made one minor change by adding Tasigur to the deck.

GR Aggro is similar to the Brian Kibler list and includes Shaman of the Great Hunt to give your creatures extra value as they grow bigger. Yasova Dragonclaw is also thrown into the mix for creature stalemates. This deck beats down and doesn’t let up with finishers such as Crater’s Claw and Stormbreath Dragon.

Can Fifty Shades keep up with the beat down of GR? Check out the video to find out. Deck lists are below.


Fifty Shade of Gray Merchant

Creatures (22)
Gray Merchant of Asphodel
Doomwake Giant
Clever Impersonator
Tasigur, The Golden Fang
Erebos, God of the Dead
Herald of Torment
Brain Maggot
Gnarled Scarhide

Spells (13)
Whip of Erebos
Hero’s Downfall
Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver
Bile Blight

Land (25)
Temple of Deceit
Polluted Delta
Dismal Backwater
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx



GR Aggro

Creatures (28)
Elvish Mystic
Rattleclaw Mystic
Heir of the Wilds
Fanatic of Xenagos
Boon Satyr
Yasova Dragonclaw
Shaman of the Great Hunt
Stormbreath Dragon
Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker

Spells (9)
Xenagos, the Reveler
Lightning Strike
Crater’s Claws
Lands (23)
Temple of Abandon
Wooded Foothills
Mana Confluence
Rugged Highlands