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Counter target spell. Its controller puts the top two cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
You are kinda all over the place. Phenax, God of Deception isn't as good when you consider that the rest of your cards are dealing damage. I would replace him and Wall of Frost with either Magma Jet or Omenspeaker to help set up Keranos as well as lower your curve. Id also recommend a full 12 scry lands for the same reason. another good addition would be Stormbreath Dragon . He is amazing against control, provides devotion to mogis and keranos, and has potential to deal massive amounts of damage. I also think Dissolve should replace Psychic Strike due to the scry. I played my Grixis deck last night and did very well with it. The scry was so ridiculously helpful, and I had everything I needed except for 1 game. I ended up top 8ing after beating Simic aggro, G/R monsters, and Jund monsters
sorry about the spam here. But, Psychic Strike would be another good one.
As a control deck, I would heartily recommend replacing Negate with Dissolve or Counterflux or Psychic Strike and I would definitely suggest more Hero's Downfall in place of Doom Blade and putting in some Cyclonic Rift wouldn't be a bad idea, although choosing what to get rid of would be difficult.
Consider Psychic Strike for countermagic. It will be easier to put together the mana for it, and could be the few extra copies of Dissolve you were looking for. It can also mess up their scrying or just randomly dump an important card into their yard.
Mill decks run Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver typically for her first two abilities, but if your opponent is playing either a dredge or flashback deck, you would consider using her last ability. Since this is modern, why not take a look at Mind Grind , Whispering Madness , Lazav, Dimir Mastermind , or Grisly Spectacle . Definitely consider those for your sideboard as well. I personally would play 4x Psychic Strike so maybe sideboard a few of those in. I personally would go down to two Wight of Precinct Six in lieu of either two Mind Funeral or two more Psychic Strike , but that is my opinion. Overall though, good-looking deck. Nice pun. :)
I also like using Essence Scatter as it can deal with the following problem creatures for Grixis:
Even IF black were the primary color, you still can have mana issues with only having 2 lands out that can produce that color (the main problem with running a 3+ color deck).
That's the fine tuning of Grixis that DrFunk27 and I have been working on for awhile now. I cut Dissolve from mine and ran Psychic Strike in its place as I had 3 DIFFERENT 3 drop spells that all required double color mana costs: Dissolve , Anger of the Gods , and Hero's Downfall .
It made it MUCH more consistent by taking one of those out, and I felt that the switch I made was the right call. Since I also run a main deck mill plan, it just added even more synergy
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