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Grixis Improvise + Control





This deck is fairly straightforward. Control the board until you get enough artifacts to improvise out Herald of Anguish. Tezzeret's Touch on a thopter can be almost as effective.



2/20/2017: 2nd place out of 10 players

2/27/2017: 3rd place out of 8 players



Crazydude391 says... #1

I'd take out the Cogworker's Puzzleknots and one Pia Nalaar for 2 more Reverse Engineer and another Maverick Thopterist. Great list, +1!

February 22, 2017 8:21 p.m.

GabeBurch says... #2

After playing this the first time on Monday, I agree with you Crazydude391.

Maverick Thopterist's improvise ramp was invaluable, and hitting a thopter with Tezzeret's Touch was sweet. Definitely going to run a full set.

I had 3 Pia Nalaar in my main because I hadn't realized that she was legendary. Ended up casting and sacrificing her twice that night just to get the extra thopter. Going to drop to 1 in main and 1 in sideboard.

Reverse Engineer was also very useful and almost always cost . I think the cheap card draw outweighs the ramp of the Cogworker's Puzzleknots.

February 22, 2017 8:53 p.m.

Crazydude391 says... #3

Awesome, glad I could help. I'll try running this at FNM as soon as possible, and tell you how I do!

February 23, 2017 12:27 p.m.

pauldiamond64 says... #4

check out (and upvote) my grixis deck

Grixis Control: The deck that makes people cry

February 24, 2017 10:15 p.m.

oMass_Assassin says... #5

The deck looks optimized pretty well and I hope you can take first at fnm soon!

As far as my deck was concerned, I also like the goggles for 8 artificers instead of having to use renegade map that you don't want to sac until later in the game when one more land isn't ideal. But I'm probably misevaluating it to some degree!

March 1, 2017 11:38 a.m.

GabeBurch says... #6

Thanks oMass_Assassin

I ran Inventor's Goggles and Wind-Kin Raiders before I added red into the deck. I may have to revisit the goggles because they're pretty nice with the free equip. Maybe swap out two of the maps. I have noticed that about half the time my maps don't actually get used for anything other than improvise anyway. I'll have to do some testing.

March 1, 2017 11:49 a.m.

oMass_Assassin says... #7

Awesome, glad to possibly help! Keep updating us on any results!

March 1, 2017 noon

Wino says... #8

I like it so much I have also bu I'll a Grixis improvise (Grixis Chandra and Tezzeret Improvise) if you want you can give me some advice or take some inspiration. Basically is on the same way of thoughts of yours! Great deck!

March 3, 2017 2:57 a.m.

Murphy77 says... #9

Why is there nothing to untap artifacts and creatures that you have tapped for your improvise? I know that Paradox Engine is expensive to cast, but here are other cheaper options. Inspiring Statuary would add value. The combination of Tezzeret Schemer, Tezzeret's Touch, Ornithopter, Thopters and support like Inventor's Goggles seems strong, but is just a little slow to pull off in the current meta. If you can get lots of 5/5 fliers on the field, great - but are these combinations really any quicker than Dragonmaster Outcast?

March 3, 2017 3:09 a.m.

GabeBurch says... #10

Wino: I like your deck. I may try something similar, although I don't have Chandra, Liliana, or the Hearts yet. I think I will take a page from your book and run a couple Incendiary Flow in the sideboard for those pesky Scrapheap Scroungers.

Murphy77: I've considered both Paradox Engine and Inspiring Statuary, although haven't done any testing with those. I agree that some untapping would definitely help, so I think I'll test with a couple copies of Dramatic Reversal and see how that goes.

Thanks to both of you for your comments :)

March 3, 2017 11:16 a.m.

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Date added 9 months
Last updated 7 months

This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 3.53
Tokens 1/1 Servo, 1/1 Thopter
Folders Are standard, Chase, Favourited, Reach Decks, Shad2
Top rank #24 on 2017-03-03
Views 1412

Revision 6 See all

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-1 Mountain main
-2 Renegade Map main
+2 Inventor's Goggles main
-1 Spirebluff Canal main
+1 Smoldering Marsh main
+1 Swamp main
-1 Transgress the Mind side
+2 Ruinous Path side
-2 Tezzeret the Schemer side
-1 Swamp side
-2 Cogworker's Puzzleknot side
+2 Negate side
+2 Incendiary Flow side