Gem of Becoming
3, T, Sacrifice Gem of Becoming: Search your library for an Island card, a Swamp card, and a Mountain card. Reveal those cards and put them into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
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Gem of Becoming Discussion
2 days ago
Welcome to Grixis Control! As a lifelong fan of Grixis control I can say you have a pretty decent deck list. However, I do have a few suggestions to offer.
I see you are running Exquisite Blood. Since you run Venser's Journal, I would also suggest running Sanguine Bond as a way to kill your opponents faster. Additionally, I would consider Necropotence for added card advantage and it partners nicely with the journal.
You seem to run a lot of top deck manipulation effects in Brainstorm, Ponder, Preordain, Sleight of Hand and Read the Bones. I would recommend cutting some or all of those for tutors like Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Mystical Tutor or even some of the budget friendlier options such as Diabolic Revelation, Diabolic Tutor, and Dark Petition. Tutoring is a lot more effective for control in the commander environment since you are dealing with a 99 card singleton deck. If you want top deck manipulation I would suggest adding Sensei's Divining Top.
Lastly, I have a couple suggestions for your mass and targeted removal. I would definitely add Damnation to the list if it fits the budget. Additionally, Decree of Pain is wonderful in a control build where removal and card advantage are key. With this card you net both. You may also want to consider artifact board removal such as Nevinyrral's Disk and Oblivion Stone. For instant speed single target removal I recommend Terminate, Hero's Downfall and Crosis's Charm for added flexibility.
I hope you enjoy playing Grixis Control!
1 week ago
If you want it to be more thematic then you would definitely want Wit's End. As for the land base, Transguild Promenade can be swapped out for City of Brass or Mana Confluence. Gem of Becoming is also quite thematic if you want to go there
2 weeks ago
For sure Gem of Becoming. It fits with the theme and is ridiculous with stuff like ABUR Duals, Shocks, etc.
I thank everybody for the help. I could craft this stuff on my own but it helps to talk about it and have multiple minds thinking about it.
3 weeks ago
If you are looking to ramp up the Bolas deck how about the Gem of Becoming?
3 weeks ago
Unfortunately, Red, Blue and Black are all pretty lacking in terms of mana acceleration/fixing, so the deck will be very reliant on Mana Rocks (Artifacts). Some of the best ones I know of would be all of the signets, Izzet Signet, Rakdos Signet, and Dimir Signet. Chromatic Lantern is the best color fixer ever, period. There is also Darksteel Ingot, Coalition Relic, Commander's Sphere, and Fellwar Stone. If you wanted specifically land ramp, or fixing there is Wayfarer's Bauble, Armillary Sphere, and Gem of Becoming. Hope this helps
1 month ago
luther, thanks man, already had Cruel Ultimatum but I appreciate the references. As for the cards that would actually be useful in this deck, I could possibly make use for Crux of Fate, Disciple of Bolas, Deep Analysis, and Gem of Becoming.