Quote from W0lf90Disciple is unplayable jank.
Play lifebane or sin collector or something that is 4 mana and good.
4 mana is for cards like polukranous and desecration demon and advent of the wurm and jace. Not disciple of bolas but slightly better CA for double the cost.
I admit to not having tested Disciple and suspect there isn't room for it in my B/W build, but I agree with Thoras (and Luis Scott-Vargas) that it should not be written off without a trial. Thoughtseize into Lifebane Zombie (or Sin Collector) into Disciple is backbreaking against almost any deck, and unlike an actual Coercion it doesn't cost you complete board presence and can pay off in extra devotion life, an animated God, and potential 'Whipback' down the track. Control decks in particular should fear it, and as Thoras said, they are a difficult match for this deck.
Quote from ThorasI've actually thought a lot about it. I think Liliana of the Dark Realms would be more fitting in a complete Mono Black version of this list, which is something I wanted to touch on, but ultimately decided against because I feel as if this deck (Devotion) needs to be two colors to be as competitive as possible. She has a place, but not in any of the decks I listed.
Agreed. It's sad that despite screaming monoblack control, she is just not that great a card. Not being able to use her second ability straight away is tragic, and the ultimate doesn't even do that much in this deck unless we have life to burn on Erebos. I would sooner run Corrupt in the monoblack version of this deck.
Something I think is worth considering is Hythonia the Cruel, in lieu of any good black sweepers (which essentially make or break this as a top-tier deck - come on, Born of the Gods!). Could potentially explode on turn 6-7 off Nykthos.