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|Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Jace vs Vraska (DDM)||Uncommon|
|Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV)||Uncommon|
|Promo Set (000)||Uncommon|
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30 minutes ago
Well, to be honest you can't win any serious Modern deck with this so just change it to Casual.
Good grixis control list costs around 1000$ to get so it isn't really good budget deck, if you want to play seriously get a Burn deck. It is very viable in budget.
Link to the Grixis control list: Decklist
If you want to stay on grixis, you should change pretty much every card to get budget Grixis control that is any kind of playable in Modern. That would cost at least 100. 3 Color land base is biggest problem in budget because good land base would cost around 500$ so you have to use cheaper lands.
I don't have time to write more right now, i know this doesn't help much but you need to upgrade this pretty lot to call this Modern deck :/.
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2 days ago
Good start, but it needs some work. Despise and Duress are not great, you should be running Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize. I'd run a full playset of Polluted Delta in here if you can afford it. You have way too many basics. Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth should be a two of, especially if you're running Lashwrithe. Ancestral Vision should be Search for Azcanta Flip. Rune Snag is not great either, consider a split between Mana Leak, Logic Knot, Remand, and/or Spell Snare. There's way too many creatures in here, I'd cut down to like 6 creatures and throw in some removal and more counterspells. More Dismember, Fatal Push as a 4 of, and at least two Damnation. Also, Jace Beleren doesn't really fit in this deck. I'd do another Ashiok or a Liliana, like Liliana of the Veil or Liliana Vess.
2 days ago
Honestly the deck I could easily see abuse JTMS would be Miracles. With Opt back in the format, this could really be a thing. Other than that I agree with MWorl91 : the format is fast enough to deal with him. And there's already a good amount of unfair decks running around (in my own meta at least) like Storm, Tron and Vizier CoCombo that won't care much about him.
What concerns Midrange decks, I fully agree Jace is a complete nightmare. However, most Midrange deck run green and green gives you access to Thrun, the Last Troll. There's almost no way for UWx builds to beat him unless you run things like Blessed Alliance somewhere in the 75.
If you want to make Control powerful again in Modern, the best way to do that IN MY HOLY OPINION is to bring back Counterspell. It's CMC is restrictive enough and control really lacks a good way deal with noncreature spells permanently. Remand is just tempo and feels really bad on a 1 cmc spell, Mana Leak is fine but gets less and less useful the longer the game goes (strange feeling for a control player), Spell Snare and Spell Pierce are really situational, same for Dispel and Swan Song, etc. So yes you have Logic Knot but your graveyard isn't an endless source of cards and if you run Snapcaster Mages it's kind of a nombo.
Let's let WotC have their money, then let's let them reban BBE and JTMS and let's beg them to reprint Counterspell in a Modern legal set :D
2 days ago
Ancestral Vision - yes
Black Sun's Zenith - Damnation
Duress - bad
Profane Command - Cryptic Command
Countersquall - ok
Dismember - decent
Fume Spitter - bad
Necroskitter - bad
Pona's Gatewarden - bad
Spellskite - good in certain matchups
Lashwrithe - only good if you have tons of land and Urborg out - Batterskull
Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver - why?
For control you need to be more Instant speed and more variety of answers. Your deck has so many creatures it's more like Tempo at best; but there's no way you're going to consistently control what the opponent is doing with a splash of -1/-1 counters and a few conditional counterspells.
Modern is a diverse format, and you need diverse responses - currently top-tier control decks even mainboard ways to disrupt opponents lands via Spreading Seas... because there's no "soft" way to do control. If you're gonna play, you have to play the best (re: nastiest!) spells to keep the opponent shut down.
UB Prison 'control' seems decent currently, maybe take a look here: https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/blue-black-control-in-modern/
4 days ago
I would also consider taking out the 6 CMC Chandra. Jace was banned for a reason, just play 4 of him. With the legendary planeswalker rule it still gives you a double activation of jace, which is super powerful.
5 days ago
bradc1988 thanks for the +1 and input!
You have a really solid point on Stubborn Denial I'll have to test that out
5 days ago
I agree that aggro will be a challenging match up, and I will be sure to take that into account when constructing a side board. As far as Rule of Law effects, I agree with you, and will likely add white later on. I can also see myself adding a Snapcaster Mage or two as it allows me to recur Exhaustion, Remand, and Boomerang, but I feel that will need more testing. As far as tech cards go I will be paying more attention once Jace and BBE are settled into the format. Thanks!