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Counter target instant spell.
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8 hours ago
You really need fetch lands.
There are much better counter spells than things like negate. Spell Snare, Spell Pierce, Dispel, Second Guess come to mind. I feel like there's more ramp you could include if you wanna play early 8 mana spells. There are also other walkers that are solid here. Liliana of the Veil, Liliana, the Last Hope, insert whatever Jace here. There are a few ok Chandras. Tamiyo works too, Sorin Markov.
run 4 lightning bolts btw. Just do it, you'll thank me. Also consider the new Fatal Push.
15 hours ago
This seems like worse Splinter Twin, combo which is ok, just make sure you follow the same principle: Your deck is really only going to win by comboing out (except in very cornercase scenarios), so you want many copies of your combo cards. Check out this list from 2015: Splinter Twin.
Then come the dig. Sage Owl is quite weak compared to something like Serum Visions. Your lands and tutors seem a little strange, so just some pointers for cards to add: Mana Leak, Spell Pierce, Negate and Dispel are all great counter spells for any combo deck, and cards like Lightning Bolt and Snapcaster Mage belong in almost any deck that can support them. Electrolyze is also very good.
One last note is that Eldrazi Tron is pretty good in this meta, and that deck plays Emrakul, the Aeons Torn sometimes, so finding an alternate win condition for the sideboard other than Altar of the Brood might be a good idea. I've seen March of the Machines work, as you can also use it to shoot down lands with Liquidmetal coating. Spellskite is another effective SB card to consider.
I also advise not to play the Kaldra cycle. It is very weak and easy to remove.
1 day ago
Hey man, I'm also building grixis ensoul,
As for the open slots, ornithopters work fine but another option for black is Scrapheap Scrounger
Bant Coco (Idk about human coco, but I'm gonna try it) is absolute crap, I should know cause I tried running it, looses to hardened scales 8/10 times. I use Dispel to protect my ensoul target, but I'm thinking of using Stubborn Denial for a catch all.
I only use two Tezzeret's Touch, and it has saved me a couple times, but is usually something I pitch to the looter scooter. I once used it on a Hangarback Walker and since it uses counters, it just adds 5 PT, and then you get the walker back, plus the tokens.
And yes, Bomat courier is one hell of a card ;)
Please consider giving my deck some advice at http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/16-03-17-lGI-grixis-ensoul/
2 days ago
2 days ago
Probably drop your 3-CMC counters.
2 days ago
Very awesome to hear you and your friends have been trying out the deck to some success. This is great feedback and I really appreciate it.
I think taking out the Dispel in the sideboard is a great idea with the format where it is right now, especially when the hate cards like Release the Gremlins and Fumigate are sorceries, like you mentioned. It's hard to know which counterspell is the best. Negate is obviously the most powerful, and I already have 2 copies in the sideboard. Going up to 3 might be correct. I like the idea of Warping Wail with being able to counter sorceries and interrupt Saheeli combo, but I don't think we can support it with enough colorless sources (we currently have six). Going up to 4 Aether Hubs would do it, but runnng more than 2 has been problematic in my testing. Both Invasive Surgery and Ceremonious Rejection don't particularly excite me as being a little too narrow.
Another option is Unlicensed Disintegration, while it's not a counterspell, it's particularly powerful with all the planeswalkers running around. We could take out 1-2 copies of Battle at the Bridge in the main for a copy or two of Unlicensed, and then put another copy in the sideboard. I still think Battle is really powerful, but you're right about it decreasing in power with B/G lessening in popularity.
White offers powerful artifact spells and the splash is just as easy as black, but the problem is that if you are playing Thraben Inspector and Servo Exhibition you need a ton more white sources than a small splash so that we can play them when they matter (turns 1 through 3). As long as we are still playing Whir of Invention it basically forces us to remove red if we want to play the white cards, something that changes the entire identity of the deck.
Your English is great! :)
I'm going to test with Unlicensed Disintegration and see how I like it. 3-mana is a lot in this deck for a single spell without improvise, but the effect is one of the strongest in standard.
I hope this helps, and I'd love to hear more about your future experiences with the deck!
3 days ago
Nice deck, I love the pauper format and would love to give you some advice!
You can try playing around with the numbers or decide not to include them at all. Hopes this helps in any way.