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Creature — Eldrazi
Untap Endbringer during each other player's untap step.
: Endbringer deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
, : Target creature can't attack or block this turn.
, : Draw a card.
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2 days ago
4 days ago
Ok so currently I am running
3x Forked Bolt
I played a tournament last Saturday, did bad the first round against RG Eldrazi (didn't see that one coming!) from one of my friends. Any suggestions to beat that?
5 days ago
I hear you. However, this deck isn't meant to be competitive so much as it is made to be played in a low power kitchen table format. So, this deck is an attempt to keep tron underpowered while still being somewhat able to play around with a fun mechanic. Completely agree with your points though. I could throw almost any other high cost Eldrazi into this deck to make it better.
And don't knock Endbringer. With one on the board you can easily win in 20 turns without attacking. Way better than Storm Crow because sometimes my opponent has flying creatures and you can't attack around them. Obviously I would be playing Storm Crow as well, but it's hard to fix the mana consistently.
1 month ago
Lingering Souls and Spell Queller are a bit of a non-bo, as Lingering Souls is a sorcery and Spell Queller needs to be held up at all times, if possible. Given that, I don't think you should play both, especially when there are so many strong 3-drop options in Esper. Actually this is a common theme in this deck - you're playing midrange cards and tempo cards and because of that there will be clunky draws where your cards are just trying to do different things.
Inquisition of Kozilek and counterspells in the same deck is a very awkward dynamic. Legacy decks manage to do it, much to my amazement, but I've never seen it work in modern, aside from the 2-of Dispel I used to play just to answer problematic Path to Exiles. Discard spells are really bad topdecks, as well as they don't tempo. Discard spells you pay mana and you and your opponent each lose a card. Hence, discard spells are tempo-negative. With counterspells your opponent has put mana into the card you are countering, so they're tempo-neutral or tempo-positive. If you're ripping a Path to Exile out of their hand, then the discard spell is worth it despite the tempo loss. But I can also tell you that you will see hands in which you don't have the mana to cast Inquisition of Kozilek and hold up Spell Queller, and by the time you do have that mana their hand is empty and now you have a dead card in hand.
This isn't to say discard + counters can't work, but be honest with yourself in testing. Discard and counterspells are both card types that stand out when they work, but pay attention to when they don't work as well. I'd recommend try it out and see what happens.
For the cantrips, play 4 Thought Scour and 4 Serum Visions and then add however many Opts you can fit around the rest of the deck. When Opt came out I tried playing 4x in place of Serum Visions for awhile, and it felt amazing, but then I went back and realized how important the scry 2 is. The draw-go decks in the format are playing 4x Visions before any Opts, and they don't play Delver. Serum Visions sets up Delver to flip, which is too powerful to not have.
There is definitely too much graveyard pressure at the moment. 4 delve creatures, plus 3 delve spells is way too many. You also have 7 counterspells that cost 2 mana. That's a lot.
Fatal Push is nice, but Path to Exile is the only thing I wish I had every time I sleeve up grixis. Tron and Eldrazitron have things like Wurmcoil Engine, Reality Smasher, Endbringer, and post-board Tron will have Thragtusk. Jund decks typically sideboard some grindy 5-drop, be it Hazoret the Fervent or Thundermaw Hellkite, or something similar. Ponza is a pile of nightmare cards that you can't deal with. Path still doesn't deal with Stormbreath Dragon, but if you expect games to turn 5 or later, then Path to Exile becomes amazing. Ramping them doesn't feel good, but unless you're really aggressive I don't think Fatal Push is enough.
Just my immediate thoughts. The deck looks like fun!
EDIT: Oh yeah, with 21 lands and in Esper, I think you can mainboard 2x Field of Ruin. It'll help the matchups with Tron lands and manlands.
Have you thought about a sideboard yet?
1 month ago
1 month ago
I don't think you understand modern as a format, unless you can overwhelm Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and his infinite swarm, Path to Exile is useful, same goes for a Wurmcoil Engine and it's babies, or if you ever want to cast a spell chosen by a Meddling Mage.
Decks in the metagame that Path to Exile is useful against:
R/B Hollowed One (Everything, they want it recurred, now it is in exile)
Affinity (Whatever creature they alpha strike with)
U/W Control (Wall of Omens)
Scapeshift (Primeval Titan)
Living End (Archfiend of Ifnir mostly, but any of their creatures should help slow down their explosion of creatures)
Infect (Self Explanatory, any of their creatures and they are doomed)
Ironworks Combo (Kill their Scrap Trawler, and they lose)
Welp, that about wraps up my reasons why path is so dang good, but I guess I'll share some more:
It isn't rare to have Path to Exile be named the best removal in modern, next to Lightning Bolt and Fatal Push as it's contenders, it exiles, unlike either, and is unrestricted removal, some decks splash white just to play it, and you don't play it when it is your only color it looks stupid to say "Oh, I'll trample over all of the creatures it could hit", when your creatures are smaller than many (even after buffs and accounting for double strike) and they wouldn't block the others.
1 month ago
stirrings and IOK are of very little importance in a build like this. that being said, you no longer need anything that produces colored mana, you do need wastes just in case you get path to exiled. plus they help if you cant get your eldrazi temples in line. I would also recommend running Ghost Quarter this will help immensely with the mirror match. you should also be running a few All Is Dust just for the decks that are attempting to overrun you. I also highly recommend Walking Ballista. Basilisk Collar is also very good, especially good with an Endbringer which you should also be running. if you run AIDS, special contortion and titan's presence are no longer needed. Warping wail is more of a sideboard card.
1 month ago
I recently played a match against an Eldrazi-mix up, and the dude constantly hexproofed his Endbringer with Blossoming Defense when i tried to exile it with Declaration in Stone. This happened twice in the game, and I ended up losing. I don't know about Heroic Intervention