Grid Monitor


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin (MRD) Rare

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Grid Monitor

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Grid Monitor Discussion

snydepels2 on Spread Love

2 months ago

i feel like Aggressive Mining, Thought Lash, Steel Golem and Grid Monitor is not that much spreading love

Razulghul on Zedruu the Dickish

6 months ago

Grid Monitor too maybe?

WeaponizedFarts on Zedruu

7 months ago

I would take out cards that would make people want to drag a rusty butter knife over your throat. E.g. Steel Golem, Pyromancer's Swath, Grid Monitor and Aggressive Mining. As for what to replace them with, I don't really know. Maybe 2 more lands. I really like Dismiss into Dream in most of my Izzet decks but besides stopping your opponents from casting buffs, it doesnt really go with the theme of your deck. Sphinx's Tutelage is great considering how much you'll be drawing with Zedruu. I like the deck, though. +1

sylvannos on 4 and 5 drop mono ...

8 months ago

Herald of Leshrac is heavy on mana but is some super-secret tech that dunks on midrange and control decks. Grave Titan is also above the curve you were asking for, but it's worth mentioning because of how powerful it is.

I agree with others on Abyssal Persecutor. It's probably the best budget beatstick in mono-black in Modern. Desecration Demon isn't really viable in metagames with Lingering Souls.

The other thing to think about are the larger infect creatures, which are Phyrexian Crusader, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, Phyrexian Juggernaut, and Phyrexian Vatmother. You lose the ability to win via normal damage and life loss, but you gain creatures that are really efficient for their mana cost.

Distended Mindbender and Abundant Maw are also reasonable when combined with things like Solemn Simulacrum. Speaking of Eldrazi, don't forget the plethora of colorless creatures that you can jam into your mono-black deck. That includes stuff like Wurmcoil Engine, Duplicant, Grid Monitor, Silent Arbiter, Scuttling Doom Engine, and Steel Hellkite.

Lastly, there's Demigod of Revenge. You can combine them with Smallpox and other such discard outlets for maximum value. Nothing like dumping 15 power into play on turn 5!

Bengernaut on It's Ok you can have it.

8 months ago

Also! (Sorry for the multiple comments) If you do end up throwing Aggressive Mining, Grid Monitor, or both into your deck, you may also consider Howling Mine. I've found in my land destruction deck that, where my opponent is unable to play their spells, the additional card draw causes them to have to discard.

The downside is obviously that they get card draw so if they're not locked down yet, it may not be useful. I would say give it a shot if you seem to burn through your own hand fairly quickly and can lock down their land/creatures.

Thorbogl on It's Ok you can have it.

10 months ago

you might take a look at Grid Monitorgood work on your deck, illusion of grandeur is just nuts in this kind of deck

evncrbch on

10 months ago

Hanna, Ship's Navigator, Wrath of God, Darksteel Ingot, Kjeldoran Outpost, Oblivion Ring, Supreme Verdict, Counterspell, Aggressive Mining, Conjured Currency, Smoke, Silent Arbiter, Steel Golem, Grid Monitor, Delusions of Mediocrity, Rite of Replication, Reliquary Tower, Rust Elemental

Not sure how good Trinket Mage is for you. Celestial Dawn also seems a bit questionable. I think adding a land to go up to 36 and then filling from there would be a solid plan. The above is just a list of possible things to include, obviously they aren't all going to fit in the list.

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