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Imperial Seal Discussion
3 days ago
I managed to grab a foil Imperial Seal at a GP, side events are the best!
1 week ago
Thanks for the recap. I hope you would consider doing additional game updates. You reveal different lines of play for less experienced players like myself.
I cut Paradox Engine before these last series of changes. It may have been to get Rhystic Study back into the deck. Necropotence and Mystic Remora round out my enchantments. I can say without any reservation that Rhystic Study is superior to Phyrexian Arena. You are going to draw more cards and Rhystic Study serves as a quasi-stax effect.
Panharmonicon was replaced by Pact of Negation. This was a recommendation by another player. It makes a lot of sense. I usually think of Pact of Negation as a way to overcome opponent's counterspells on the turn we combo. This deck can also use it to thwart spot removal (Swords to Plowshares, Reality Shift, Chaos Warp, ect) on either Dualcaster Mage or Bloodline Necromancer when we are trying to close out games. Does this makes sense in my slightly faster version?
Blasphemous Acts is another card you will see dividends from playing. It is probably an include even if you are playing in straight combo pods 50% of the time.
My plans for Mistbind Clique were derailed tonight. Still, I am playing both altars as redundancy for the Bloodline Necromancer combo and as value. Mistbind Clique is probably good enough to play on its own. The ability to land lock the table for 4U with one of the altars in play is pretty sweet bonus.
I talked with fellow Inalla player who was playing straight combo like us. He removed Wanderwine Prophets from his deck because it was too conditional on having an opponent without blockers. How often do you find Wanderwine Prophets to be your means to victory? I am not cutting it. I just wanted to hear you perspective on the card.
The new additions to the deck have performed well.
Gamble sometimes feels like it should be Grim Tutor or Imperial Seal yet it costs one mana and tutors the card to your hand. It won me a game tonight as I had eight or nine cards in hand (Rhystic Study) and Kess, Dissident Mage on board. I tutored up the Bloodline Necromancer combo and won the following turn.
Rhystic Study has been covered.
Into the Roil was substituted for Reality Shift. I would love to play both but that would require cutting Voidmage Prodigy or Glen Elendra Archmage. I am at 23 wizards and I want to avoid letting this deck get too fast and competitive.
All six counterspells are staying. I would consider a seventh in Negate if the meta was not so creature dominated.
1 week ago
I too am a huge grixis fan, with a hint of jund
I got jeleva back when she was printed cuz i loved the mill theme but after playing the precon i discovered that i love wheels (Wheel of Fortune) and so i fell in love with nekusar and tuned him instead, i still have lions eye diamond and the black tutors/blue counters like force, demonic/vamp/mystical tutor, even an Imperial Seal but i only own one and they're in my nekusar list
I built this as a more casual grixis list because my new edh playgroup is a lot more casual than my previous ones,
Without nether void the stax variant could barely take on casual beatdown, so i built storm now that Aetherflux Reservoir has amazing synergy with Salvaging Station packages like lantern control and eggs, and im really happy with the results even without swapping in all my tutors and mana rocks, its super jank and fun/challenging while also not half bad, being classed as tier 3 on the tier forum page.
May the flavor be with you!
1 week ago
Tight list! I actually run Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor and Imperial Seal in my Ur-Dragon deck. Have you thought about squeezing in one more boardwipe? Wrath of God would help against those decks that can outrun you...and they are many ;)
1 week ago
If you want any more ideas, feel free to check out my deck
2 weeks ago
Thanks for the comment! More card draw is always a good thing, but I don't know that Long-Term Plans or Preordain are quite strong enough. If I wanted more card draw I'd probably try to make room for Necropotence or maybe Phyrexian Arena, but actually there's quite a bit of hidden draw power in Tymna the Weaver, and since there's a lot of redundancy in the creatures that go infinite with Aluren, most games I can throw any tutor I draw towards finding it.
There's 7 tutors (that can find Aluren specifically), 4 card advantage engines/large library manipulation, 3 card-burst engines (Edric, Glimpse, Ad Naus), as well as a few cantrip effects like Strix and Coiling Oracle. Both commanders are also a source of card advantage, which has been super useful.
In short, the deck is meant to operate on a more t4-t6 combo win, just using hatebears and counters to interact while I set up, and I don't think more cantrips will help get the combo online faster. I can see myself making room for Preordain if a card starts underperforming, but if I really wanted to start finding Aluren turns faster I'd have to shell out for Grim Tutor, Imperial Seal, etc. And I can't xD
Edit: It's also often important to hold up counterspells/instant tutors in the deck, so I'd probably go for Opt if I wanted more of that effect. I'll keep it in mind.
3 weeks ago
Also this has an upsettingly low amount of 0 mana or otherwise free spells for "storm"
Remand storm spells
The aim of a storm deck is to combo out as quickly and efficiently as possible at any cost, just cramming a bunch of spells with storm into a grixis deck doesnt make it a storm deck, if you arent winning when a spell with storm resolves, you aren't playing the archetype correctly, and this list has very few draw engines and is far too slow to be able to build a respectable storm deck
The other problem with storm is for storm to be good enough to win games reliably, its nearly budgetless, you'd need Dark Confidant Snapcaster MageJace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip Lion's Eye Diamond Imperial SealForce of Will Pact of Negation Mana DrainMox OpalMox DiamondMana CryptAncient TombGrim Monolith Mana VaultGamble Personal TutorEntombDemonic Tutor and other non budget cards to make the deck have any chance of presence before you get focused down by the table, especially because people already know what to expect from the nearly identical and widely infamous Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourgewas
3 weeks ago
I really feel like Intuition and a few more tutors could easily make their place in here. Id say drop a few weaker cards and throw more tutors in like Demonic Tutor and Imperial Seal. Probably swap Faithless Looting for your other storm card Grapeshot. You might also think about throwing Reliquary Tower in there