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Grid Monitor Discussion
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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
11 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.
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.
11 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.
1 year ago
you might take a look at Grid Monitorgood work on your deck, illusion of grandeur is just nuts in this kind of deck