Bazaar Trader Deck Gets 1st Place Out of 73 Players

February 11, 2010 | Posted by Dee

I was browsing through looking for deck ideas when I saw this deck. Bazaar Trader in a 1st place deck? You gotta be kidding me.

This has to be the most hilarious deck in Standard.

The BazaaRCreatures (12)

4 Bloodghast

4 Bazaar Trader

4 Abyssal Persecutor

Spells (24)

3 Bone Splinters

4 Terminate

4 Blightning

4 Mark of Mutiny

4 Act of Treason

2 Immortal Coil

3 Bituminous Blast

Lands (24)

1 Lavaclaw Reaches

7 Swamp

6 Mountain

3 Scalding Tarn

3 Bojuka Bog

4 Dragonskull Summit

Sideboard (15)

3 Earthquake

3 Thought Hemorrhage

3 Goblin Ruinblaster

3 Gatekeeper of Malakir

2 Smother

1 Deathmark

Now I don’t think this deck will dominate Standard. Bazaar Trader is really easy to kill and it looks like the deck needs it to win. Sure, you might be able to win with just Abyssal Persecutor but that seems unlikely with Terminate, Path to Exile, Maelstrom Pulse, Wall of Denial, and Vampire Nighthawk being popular cards.

Still, the deck has cool combos:

Abyssal Persecutor + Bazaar Trader or Bone Splinters ftw if your opponent is at 0 or less life.

Bazaar Trader + Immortal Coil + Bojuka Bog is an instant win.

Bazaar Trader + Mark of Mutiny or Act of Treason lets you permanently steal creatures. First, cast one of the red sorceries on your opponent’s creature and then target yourself and the creature you stole with Bazaar Trader. Also, in a pinch, the red sorceries can give Bazaar Trader haste.

Bone Splinters + Mark of Mutiny or Act of Treason lets you steal a creature and then sac it to kill another creature.

Bloodghast + Bone Splinters may not be as flashy as the other combos but it gets the job done.

Anyways, try the deck out and let me know how it plays.

Check out the following links to get the latest eBay auctions for the rares of this deck. eBay typically has the lowest prices on Magic The Gathering cards.

Mythic Rares

Abyssal Persecutor (4 main deck)



Bloodghast (4 main)

Bazaar Trader (4 main)


Immortal Coil (2 main)

Earthquake (3 sideboard)

Thought Hemorrhage (3 sideboard)


Lavaclaw Reaches (1 main)

Scalding Tarn (3 main)

Dragonskull Summit (4 main)

Filed Under Standard

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12 Responses to “Lol, Bazaar Trader Deck Gets 1st Place Out of 73 Players”

Mike on February 27th, 2010 8:13 pm

I developed a similar deck on my own, using one persecuter, less removal and some vampire aritocrats. I decided to see If anyone else thought of this sort thing and there it is. It works great for casual play. It gets funny looks from my opponents

Bryan on April 7th, 2010 4:36 pm

This deck is so much fun! I heard about the Bazaar Trader + Mark of Mutiny combo, and then I found this. Not only a fun and crazy deck to play, but pretty effective with a possible turn 4 win.

I switched out Bloodghast (simply because it’s not necessary and expensive), and switched Bone Splinters for Fleshbag Marauder. Yes, two more mana, but if you steal a creature first, you can not only sac their creature and make them sac another, but you get a 3/1 out of it. Not to mention, you don’t need another creature in order to play it. That’s huge.

Also… Bit Blast?? That’s horrible in this deck!! What if you cascade into Immortal Coil when you have 0 or few cards in your graveyard?? Not to mention that you can hit any of your soceries or instants when they don’t have creatures out… I took it out.

My version splashed green for Sarkhan to steal creatures repeatedly. I also added Whispersilk Cloak to keep BT protected, and a couple Broodmate Dragons. Cause they’re BA.

Bryan on April 7th, 2010 4:39 pm

Also, Dragon Appeasement is a lot of fun! It’s more expensive than Immortal Coil and Abyssal Persecutor, but it doesn’t depend on any conditions, and they’re basically screwed.

Arctor on April 7th, 2010 11:05 pm

Read the Bazaar Trader again, and the you’ll see you cant swap enchants.

Maggo! on April 28th, 2010 11:20 am

heck, why no duress?

imba scout so you can be sure to land your combos.

Mike on August 2nd, 2010 4:17 am

Build a deck like this, i put Leyline of the void in main part and Leyline of Sanctity in side, cause is always usefull

Dillon on November 6th, 2010 7:26 am

Arctor, read what he said again.

Control the creature, then use bazaar traders effect, target player (you) gains control of target creature/artifact/land you control. Act of Treason makes you CONTROL target creature. So basically you do keep the creature. Lol

Dan on December 8th, 2010 6:55 pm

I making a deck similar to this with the main emphasis being stealing creatures. Also, fling is a must for me with act of treason etc. Take over their creature and attack with it, if you don’t have a bazaar out just fling it back at them for extra damage and removal (if you’ve got the mana).

Jeremy on December 12th, 2010 12:03 pm

Is this deck still in standard? Bit blast is a no go now, correct?

Dee on December 13th, 2010 1:50 pm

Correct. The legal sets are Zendikar block, Scars block, and M11.

ward on February 1st, 2011 3:11 pm

Even though the deck isnt type two anymore you can still run it pretty efficently. i just replaced bone splinters with fling, the terminate with d blade and go for the throat, and i run culling dias cuz it makes the deck draw and is a fun combo with bloodghast, and fetches. loseing immortal coil was pretty bad and theres no real replacement yet, but i mean all in all, there is a replacement for everything else in the deck,

Dee on February 1st, 2011 4:21 pm

ward, thanks for the tech