Artifact Creature — Construct
When Noxious Gearhulk enters the battlefield, you may destroy another target creature. If a creature is destroyed this way, you gain life equal to its toughness.
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Noxious Gearhulk Discussion
2 days ago
Looks like this deck is pretty Discard-heavy. +1 for the great design with Noxious Gearhulk (one of my favorite cards). If you want some inexpensive Discard alternatives, check out my Why Don't I Have a Hand? deck for some ideas!
5 days ago
So check it out: I've been playing a version of this at FNM but splashes white for Refurbish. Why? For Combustible Gearhulk and Noxious Gearhulk reanimator! Combustible totally refills your hand and it's absolutely bonkers. Like you can turn three deepfiend off Haunted Dead and then turn four reanimate combustible. It's ridiculous.
Four color seems tough but it really isn't. I just jam the mainboard with fast lands and Aether Hub. Getting four colors (and topping out at 4 cmc) really isn't that tough.
Also splashing white lets the deck run one Nahiri, the Harbinger. She's so good here. She ends up being the perfect lightning rod that soaks up attention and frankly a lot of damage. The deck completely spins out of control for the opponent. My FNM record is decent. Personal playtest record is much better (but not as well documented).
Any way. Thanks for posting this. Glad to see more grixis emerge lists! I think they are REALLY strong in the current meta. +1. Please take a look at my 4c variant if you'd like!
1 week ago
I would switch Noxious Gearhulk for a Worldbreaker in this situation. There's a slight chance you wont hit anything with gearhulk, but Worldbreaker can hit lands artifacts and enchantments, so it has a target every time you cheat it out. And because it can hit artifacts, you have mainboard hate against other marvel decks or decks with artifacts.Its ability to hit enchantments is also good since if you run into New Perspectives combo, you have mainboard hate for that as well.
1 week ago
I attended 2 game days, I went 3-1 only losing to a control deck, and omg our match (3 rounds) went on for about an hour and twenty minutes! It determined who of the two of us made top 4. I was playing this hybrid delirium/ +1/+1 counters deck with Walking Ballista, Winding Constrictor etc.
I didn't get all of my cards that I had ordered to replace my former delirium cards all on time so I had to play some different choices, which included things like a Ulvenwald Hydra (Could fetch a Blighted Fen for a last-resort answer to an Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger which my deck had a lack of answers for if cast game 1), a Liliana, the Last Hope (as a 1x of since I sold 3/4 of mine), 1x Rhonas the Indomitable, a 1x Liliana, Death's Majesty (which I have to add is a lot of fun with things like Noxious Gearhulk and Verdurous Gearhulk, among a few other things because I was lacking cards.
It was back and forth us asking how many cards the other had in hand because he had Thought-Knot Seers and Harsh Scrutiny, while I had a playset of Transgress the Minds after sideboarding, to him constantly exiling my Kalitas, Traitor of Ghets, Verdurous Gearhulk (only had 2/4 unfortunately for gameday the other 2 were still in the mail) with Declaration in Stones, Stasis Snares and Anguished Unmakings.
Then if that was not enough to slow our matches down, he was playing Authority of the Consuls after sideboarding, as well as Kambal, Consul of Allocation to punish me and all my removal (Had a playset of Fatal Pushes, 3 Never / Returns, and 2 Grasp of Darkness to gain lots of life as well of course from 3x Noxious Gearhulk which he was using on things like my Mindwrack Demon, Verdurous Gearhulk, Ishkanah, Grafwidow among others... I was using 2x Noxious Gearhulk (one main/one side) myself too which was pretty funny. Beyond that he was stealing my stuff with mainboard Gonti, Lord of Luxurys of which he had I think 2-3 of and he managed to beat me with one of my own Kalitas, Traitor of Ghets. Also 2x Demon of Dark Schemes he had which he also used t recur things, but mainly his own, although he did at times kill off my Ishkanah, Grafwidow spider tokens.
That had to be my longest game of magic, I ended up losing 2-1 after drawing 5 lands in a row and him slowly whittling down my health all the while with a Gonti, Lord of Luxury I could not afford to trade one of my creatures with, this was when I already had like 11 mana available which was lame. But I got third place anyways. Despite being long it was a challenging, yet fun match.
The second gameday I went 1-3, the problem is my deck was inconsistent with it being rather a hybrid of two strategies (delirium and counters) since I was lacking some of my much needed +1/+1 related cards. I had to mulligan a lot due to lack of lands showing up despite me using 24 which is fine. I forfeited my last match too someone I know because if I was to win he would lose his chance at top 4 and I already being 1-2 had nothing to gain from winning so I let him advance, he went on to being in the final match for the champion playmat but in round 3 because his opponent had a really, really good opening hand with zombies he just got steamrolled in the third round when they were 1-1. But the one who won is also a friend of mine who never got a gameday mat since he started gamedays in OGW, although he came close with an Aether Revolt one when it was between me and him for the aether revolt champion.
You attend any game days?
1 week ago
I know I posted semi-recently, but I have a new list and want to start some more trades now that I am active again.
I am looking to get cards for a Progenitus Superfriends Deck. I have a bunch of random stuff to offer and am more interested in some cards listed below than others (i.e. I will prioritize Atraxa, certain walkers, and certain lands). I know in some cases it will be hard to make trades but it is worth a shot.
Cards wanted for Superfriends:
Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver
Chandra, Flamecaller (SDCC Version)
Gideon, Champion of Justice
Elspeth, Sun's Champion
Jace, Architect of Thought
Jace, Unraveler of Secrets (SDCC Version preferred)
Kaya, Ghost Assassin
Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker
Nissa, Vital Force
Nissa, Voice of Zendikar (SDCC version)
Ob Nixilis Reignited
Vraska the Unseen
Venser, the Sojourner
Cards of Note:
Force of Will
Loxodon Warhammer Russian
Serum Visions (Other version, not sure how to code)
Sarkhan the Mad
Scion of the Ur-Dragon
Other stuff, some unlisted
1 week ago
You said you wanted to cut 7 cards, so here are my suggestions:
Hellkite Igniter is expensive and pretty terrible. 7 mana should do more than just get +10/+0 for 1R, and it doesn't even have the capacity to kill someone unless you have tons of open red mana.
Silas Renn- you have enough recursion, and his, being limited to combat damage, is the worst of these abilities you run.
Sharuum- You don't run Phyrexian Metamorph or Sculpting Steel to go infinite with it, so it's just a 6 mana recursion effect. You can do better than that, especially since you're not even running Master Transmuter to get the effect without having a 2-3 card board setup just to re-use Sharuum's effect efficiently.
Filigree Angel- Lifegain isn't worth 8 mana. Master Transmuter and other cards may make high cost cards like this one worthwhile, but you're not running that card, so Angel is an 8 mana do nothing card. If you have 8 mana to gain life, then you should have 8 mana to try and win the game, not just prolong it.
Scuttling Doom Engine really isn't great. 6 damage can be superseded by other things pretty easily.
Pia and Kiran Nalaar- producing some tokens is nice, but they're harder for this deck to recur and their pay 2R: Deal 2 damage isn't exactly great.
Servo Schematic - I don't think this card does enough to warrant taking up a slot in the deck. It doesn't replace itself like Ichor Wellspring does, and making 2 tokens is pretty worthless in comparison to drawing 2 cards, especially considering there are better token generating engines than this card. The opportunity cost (letting this card occupy a slot in the 99 over a better card) doesn't seem worthwhile to me.
Vedalken Archmage- Not an expensive card, and most of your deck consists of artifacts which means this is an overcosted Glimpse of Nature at almost all times. Seems great here and it's not expensive either.
Thopter Assembly is a better token producer than half of the token producers you run in the deck.
Soul of New Phyrexia doesn't seem awful here.
Noxious Gearhulk seems like a perfect fit, since you can destroy opponent's creatures and then bring it back for more.
Anointed Procession seems reasonable given your deck's ability to create tokens for win conditions.
1 week ago
I'm currently in the process of deciding between Kothophed, Soul Hoarder and Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip for my next EDH deck... and I'd like your input, both on potential strength of the deck as on diversity in strategies.
So, what are your thoughts?
Some of the better black cards I own are:
Phyrexian Arena, Noxious Gearhulk, Demon of Dark Schemes, Harvester of Souls, Crypt Ghast, Relentless Dead, Sangromancer, Animate Dead, Dark Prophecy, Diregraf Colossus, Empty the Pits, Dark Salvation, Pontiff of Blight