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Dimir Tainted Pact Combo – Gladiator

Best-of-Three (BO3)

With the addition of Strixhaven to Arena there was the Mystical Archive. Despite some cards being Instantly banned in Historic, they were all collectable on Arena and as such all legal in our format (besides Natural Order).

One of these cards is Tainted Pact. Combining this card with either Thassa’s Oracleor Jace, Wielder of Mysteries, you can remove all of your deck from the game and then win. The catch? You have to play True Singleton as you cannot play more than one card of the same name in any facet – this includes Basic Lands. Despite that, there has been quite an interesting deck developed in the format of staying in Dimir colours and playing Tainted Pact. Backing this up with a reasonable control plan and the ability to win off of some of Dimir’s stronger finishers like Ashiok, Nightmare Muse and Tasha, Unholy Archmage as well means that other decks have to give you a good amount of respect to have the edge.

The name of the game with this deck is creating time, the deck plays a lot of cantrips trying to help set up this two card combo and just enough interaction to try and stay in the game. It’s never over until it’s over – keep in mind that resolving Tainted Pact means having to individually decline every single card if you wish to exile your whole library, guaranteed win or not,your opponent may make you click through it. Prepare your mouse and your mind if you’re going to play this list!

Guide

The Gathering: Gladiator All Access Event Guide and Decklists

Decklist

Dimir Tainted Pact Control (BRO)
by JokerBoney
Buy on TCGplayer $421.41
Gladiator
best of 3
6 mythic
52 rare
22 uncommon
20 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (2)
1
Thassa's Oracle
$15.99
1
Faceless Agent
$0.00
Instants (33)
1
Dark Ritual
$0.69
1
Brainstorm
$0.49
1
Opt
$0.25
1
Fatal Push
$3.49
1
Consider
$1.99
1
Rona's Vortex
$0.25
1
Cut Down
$0.59
1
Counterspell
$2.79
1
Memory Lapse
$0.25
1
Impulse
$0.25
1
Anticipate
$0.25
1
Tainted Pact
$8.99
1
Heartless Act
$0.35
1
Curate
$0.25
1
Power Word Kill
$0.35
1
Painful Bond
$0.00
1
Bind to Secrecy
$0.00
1
Vesuvan Mist
$0.00
1
Supreme Will
$0.35
1
Silundi Vision
$0.59
1
Soul Shatter
$1.79
1
Baleful Mastery
$0.99
1
Memory Deluge
$0.49
Artifacts (5)
1
Mishra's Bauble
$1.79
1
Mind Stone
$0.35
1
Mazemind Tome
$0.35
1
Coldsteel Heart
$0.99
Enchantments (4)
1
Shark Typhoon
$10.99
100 Cards
$489.42

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