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|Commander 2017 (C17)||Uncommon|
|Commander Anthology (CMT)||Uncommon|
|Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2016 (C16)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK)||Common|
|MTG: Commander (CMD)||Common|
|Alara Reborn (ARB)||Common|
|Promo set for Gatherer (PSG)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Common|
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1 hour ago
2 days ago
@Erich_Zann Took your advice, added, Wear/Tear, Vandalblast, Fiery Confluence for artifact hate, added Worship because lol why not, and decided to try out Mirror Entity to snag surprise kills since he's technically a vampire, all in place of targeted hand disruption since I do agree with you in that it feels clunky in multiplayer. Switched Incinerate out for Terminate because if you've seen my modern decks I just really like that card anyway.
Would love if more people joined the discussion. It's in the early stages but I really like this deck.
2 days ago
This deck seems totally sweet these days.
A few things that I raise my eyebrows at:
First, Remand. It seems like an odd choice to me. The meta is so low to ground these days that I find it surprising that it warrants a spot. However I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.
Secondly, Fulminator Mage. GR tron was so all-in that fulminator was quite good against them. But Eldrazi tron operates so effectively without tron online that I find it surprising that Fulminator Mage sets them back so well. Again, I'm curious about your experience with it.
On the more minor side of things, I really want to see 1 more Terminate and 1 less Fatal Push. Stuff like Ponza plays threats like Stormbreath Dragon exclusively because it doesn't die to Bolt, Push, or Bolt. Similarly, opposing Tasigur's need a Terminate to kill. Sure, the Terminate is awkward against, say, humans, which will be the much more common matchup, but all the same I've always felt exposed with less than 4 pieces of hard removal.
Otherwise, I love where the list is at right now. If I had cryptics I'd play it for awhile, but alas...
3 days ago
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Im not advertising my deck, so feel free NOT to comment or like. Seriously. (but if you really must, I wont stop you either.)I want to ask the question about grixis control in general again, on the back of some pretty good results over the past couple of weeks.Before I start, I want to exclude the comparison to Grixis Shadow as the better grixis deck, because despite many similarities on first glance, the deck plays massively different in practice. I know because I have piloted both a lot. Because when Grixis Shadow was on the rise, I was in huge doubt about my own lists raison dtre. Before I get into the results, I want to outline a few slots in my deck that may differ from other lists.
Ommission of Electrolyze: It may seem like a flexible card with a high bottom, but its actively bad against the most powerful decks in the format right now (shadow, storm, eldrazi, tron, burn, etc). I very simply did a list of all matchups where its good against the ones its bad, and the verdict was obvioius: cut it.
Countersquall took its slot, as it gives huge stability in the lategame against decks like tron and Scapeshift, is great in control mirrors and also helps shut down combo.
Removal: 3x Terminate, 3x Fatal Push, 4x Lightning Bolt. This suite of 10 (!!) removal spells makes humans, elves, affity, Mefolk really favourable matchups and in matchups where they are dead, they are just sided out.
The next choice I have to illustrate with a matchup in mind. The choice is playing counterspells, and a lot of them, instead of additional filter effects (Opt, Ancestral Vision) or discard. Their downfall is literally Cavern of Souls. Now, which decks play Cavern? Merfolk, Elves, Humans, Eldrazi Tron, Bant Eldrazi. Now, remember: Merfolk, Elves and Humans are favourable to begin with, and I really mean that. 10 cheap removal spells plus snappy and kcommand will kill those decks dead. Which means that Eldrazi Tron and Bant Eldrazi remain. And here is the thing: if these eldrazi decks didnt have Cavern of Souls, Mana Leaking their Reality Smasher and Remanding their Thought-Knot Seer would literally be game-winning plays.
Enter sideboarding: What is great against these decks? Fulminator Mage. I swear to god, having Fulminator Mage, Mana Leak and Remand in your opening hand, on the play, is as close to a sure win as youll get against eldrazi tron.This may sound far-fetched, but it works very well.
Now to my results:
since I upped my removal count a month ago, I have hardly lost against creature aggro decks (affinity, elves, humans, merfolk) or hatebears(mono-white, bw eldrazi bears, gw bears) because they rely in overloading your removal and they cant anymore.
Midrange were inherently favoured against because snappy+kcommand+cryptic. I will say no more than that. BGx has always been good.
Against combo, we can sideboard into a deck running 13 counterspells plus discard plus graveyard hate which his just absurd. In addition, this iteration of grixis control always provides a quick clock which is critical in those matchups.
When talking about control mirrors (jeskai, grixis, uw,), I want to mention another aspect of this deck, which is experience. I havent counted, but I must have played about 1000 games with it since starting in 2015. My familiarity with this list goes so deep that sometimes feel what I might draw next. I know that sounds totally crazy, but its true. Between thinning my deck with fetches, filtering it with Serum Visions and Thought Scour and being constantly aware of what is left in it (what spells, how many lands, how many of the most impactful spells for the matchup etc.), this is an aspect of experience you should not dismiss.
Ill leave it at that. One last thing: the reason people either dont even consider this deck or discard it very early is because it is skill-intensive like no other deck. You will never have more options, pitfalls and long-term decisions to make with any other deck. It can drive you mad. It can die to graveyard hate, but also fight through it.I dare you to pick this list up. You will be short on mana. You will depend on your draw step. But somehow there exist inner workings in this list that are hard to describe. All I can say is: I am winning with it...
4 days ago
Logic Knot is in there for delve. See deck description.
Thoughtseize is definitely strictly better, but it breaks the $100 budget.
Thanks for your time though :)
4 days ago
4 days ago
The thing about Modern is unless you're playing a monocolored deck you can't really get away with using all basic lands and expect good results. If you have anything resembling a budget, the place I recommend starting is finding the cheapest fetch lands in your colors, possibly trading up, and getting ahold of a set of the fast lands and shock lands. In plain terms you'd at least want 4 each of Bloodstained Mire, Blackcleave Cliffs and Blood Crypt. In interest of working on a budget I'll mention Dragonskull Summit isn't the best dual land but it did just get reprinted. Yes... Modern unfortunately has a pretty steep buy-in, mostly in lands, but once you have them they'll be used in many, many future projects.
Now... Where to start with your card choices? I understand and can very much see this is a work in progress, so I'll just be honest with you and say most of these are just... kinda bad, no offense.
Okay, I'll list off some better choices with synergy: you have Falkenrath Gorger. That's a step in the right direction. Next up I'd take a look at the following cards: Stromkirk Condemned, Stromkirk Captain. These two plus Gorger lets your guys get huge fast and makes them significantly harder to kill in combat, especially since off of Gorger you can flash in Captain as you're attacking so your Gorger and Condemned are suddenly a pair of 4 power first strike fatties on turn 3. The next two are Bloodghast and Asylum Visitor. Both are good discard options with or without Gorger and Visitor is 3 power for 2 CMC, and also a pseudo Dark Confidant if you play her correctly. Almost literally everything this deck could want in a 2 drop. The next two are beaters that function as discard outlets to keep the flow of your deck running steady: Heir of Falkenrath and Smuggler's Copter. Yes, a vehicle. I recommend Heir to anyone who can't afford Liliana of the Veil. It's a cheaper and much more aggressive way to discard, besides being a 2 mana version of Delver of Secrets for vamps.
Those enchantments are terrible. Call the Bloodline is my pick for the worst vampire support card in existence that's not Feast of Blood (that card is all kinds of terrible). For your noncreatures, it's your call in regard to draw spells but I'd only keep Faithless Looting at most. For removal, you want mostly generic stuff. Try and trade for a set of Fatal Push, Lightning Bolt and Terminate, then mix/match them as your meta dictates. Kolaghan's Command if you can get one might be useful as a one-of. It's not a great card but for flavor/support you can play around with Urge to Feed as well.
After all is said and done, with any space you have left, you can try to squeeze in as many Vampire Nocturnus, Gatekeeper of Malakir, Gifted Aetherborn, Vampire Nighthawk, or Olivia, Mobilized for War as you want. I like the idea of a one-of Captivating Vampire if most of your guys are small. You could main or even side Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet and Olivia Voldaren, both of which are strong enough to side or sometimes main in non-vampire meta decks. Kalastria Highborn or Viscera Seer can be okay insurance cards if you're fearing a boardwipe.
I think the most important thing I'll tell you here is that too many discard outlets is bad. Don't fret too much about madness or not, you have gorger, and if you can save up for bloodghast/visitor you should be fine. You don't wanna be casting your killspells at sorcery speed too often. This is why if you can only take one Bolt is better than Fiery Temper.