|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Commander 2013 (C13)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH)||Common|
|Shards of Alara (ALA)||Common|
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Obelisk of Grixis
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Obelisk of Grixis Discussion
2 weeks ago
I built this deck for Commander league. I played 3 round in it tonight. I had lots of fun playing it. Round 1 placed 2nd with 1 guy scoping kinda sucked that he did that. then proceeded to sit there and say we wouldn't let him do anything. 2nd round I in a pod with the same guy that scoped and now he is playing a land destruction deck turn 2 Impending Disaster and end up in last place. Last round I turn 3 i Maralen of the Mornsong an let the fun combo decks go off 1 guy scoops cause no one will kill my Maralen of the Mornsong and him being mono green i don't think he had any real answers for it. All in all i had a blast. Still learning it and did some of the leaner meaner swaps taking more of the tutor stuff. still not really sure is i should copy Mana Leak or Vision Skeins to Isochron Scepter mostly just played it by ear. As a new magic play I'm still leaning a lot and lots more to learn. went with Never, Cruel Ultimatum, Obelisk of Grixis, Manalith, Evacuation, Planar Portal, Razaketh's Rite, and Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker.
1 month ago
It does the same thing plus it's indestructible. Makes it harder to destroy when you put Mechanized Production
Also Darksteel Citadel is another good target for the production
2 months ago
Leaner and meaner:
2 months ago
Never > DreadboreCruel Ultimatum > TerminateCrosis's Charm > VandalblastVoltaic Key > Pacification ArrayObelisk of Grixis > Chrome MoxManalith > Coldsteel Heart Decree of Pain > Crook of CondemnationHollowborn Barghest > Rampaging FerocidonNicol Bolas, Planeswalker > Dimir House GuardRazaketh's Rite > PerplexPlanar Portal > Mystical TutorCurator of Mysteries > Muddle the Mixture
2 months ago
Master of the Feast and Viseling are kind of low impact cards in my opinion. Viseling just deals damage too slowly, and Master of the Feast is basically just an undercosted beater. Giving your opponents cards, even if it will ping them for some damage, isn't enough to justify running a card that does nothing else. In addition, I don't really agree with running Wheel of Fate without ways to cheat it out. If you have to wait around for 4 turns before it does anything, your opponents can plan heavily around it, killing all your damaging stuff going into the turn it will resolve.
I would consider playing some of the more powerful damaging enchantments and spells. Megrim, while often worse than Liliana's Caress, definitely should find a spot in the mainboard for its ability to deal 2 damage at a time and kill off planeswalkers. Phyrexian Tyranny hits people for 2 for each draw, or just greatly taxes their mana. Spiteful Visions is symmetrical card draw, and pings everyone for 1 on each draw.
I would also add some more cheap mana rocks. Nekusar is a very fast and consistent deck because it can run lots of ramp, dump your hand and then refill with a wheel. Obelisk of Grixis is a pretty mediocre mana rock. There are lots of better ones on 3, and even some more great rocks at 2. Fellwar Stone, Talisman of Dominance, and Talisman of Indulgence are great 2-cmc rocks. Nightscape Familiar can stall against big beaters and costs down a good chunk of your spells.
Next, there are some great wheel effects that you're not currently running. Magus of the Wheel is a tad bit slow, but still a strong card. Memory Jar and its creature counterpart Magus of the Jar are also insanely powerful. They're definitely some of the best wheels in my opinion, letting you refill your hand for a turn and making your opponents discard a ton.
3 months ago
Mimic Vat and Mirari are both really cool cards, but they're a bit too slow considering your low amount of creatures (and your high percentage of legendary creatures). You can drop the Obelisk of Grixis for a Hedron Archive to give you more late game fuel.
4 months ago
First of all if your ramping into door to nothingness you either want duel lands or tri lands and Mana rocks such as the various border posts or signets. Secondly you want a secondary win condition, and my advice is (staying in colourless theme) Darksteel Reactor. Although slow, many people will try to work out ways to eliminate it because it appears to be a threat. Finally you need more blockers to help protect your plan. Keeping theme, Etched Champion and Myr Servitor fit nicely here.
6 months 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!