When the M14 spoilers started rolling out one thing really caught my eye; The Festering Newt combo engine. I found it particularly interesting that Magic: was giving such a blatant combo engine to us wrapped neatly in a core set. The more I thought about it though, the more I saw that this combo would take a great deal of work and the right deck synergy to make it a true threat. As I started playing around with ways to use the combo, and how to make sure I could utilize all three of the cards involved, it became apparent that I would need re-usability out of every card I played in the deck. So this is what I came up with:
Blood Artist x4
Vile Rebirth x3
Doom Blade x4
Elixir and Servitude give me a constant reset option, and allow for the game to prolong a bit. I have considered throwing Deathrite Shaman into this deck for the life gain option, but it doest really seem worth the slot. As I worked more and more with the combo zombies seemed to be a natural fit, thus the choices of the zombie cards. That’s all I have for now, let me know what you think!