Big shoutout to infiniteimoc and Nakhla for their fantastic primer on Grixis Twin Kess, it's definetly been a big help on my journey to build my very own Grixis Twin list.

Welcome to my budget-ish version of a competitive, Grixis Twin reanimator deck. I've been building up this pile of jank over the past couple years now, trading into expensive cards whenever possible and making due without crazy expensive stuff like Mana Crypt .

Kess, Dissident Mage is so much fun to use and facilitates a ton of different strategies in cEDH. Grixis Twin Reanimator isn't the ultra-optimized way to run Kess but it's what I enjoy the most.

The main win-con is fairly simple: put Kiki-Jiki, Phyrexian Delver, and Pestermite (or any other Kiki combo friend) into the graveyard, usually with Buried Alive , then reanimate Phyrexian Delver .

Delver enters and brings Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker with him. Use Kiki's ability to make a copy of Delver who brings back a Kiki combo friend, in this case Pestermite , which sets me up for a win.

If that fails I can always throw Splinter Twin directly onto one of the three combo friends, Pestermite , Zealous Conscripts or Deceiver Exarch .

Unfortunately for me, graveyard hate is everywhere. A Rest in Peace resolving usually makes my life pretty miserable. To get around this I have one last trick:

I can also use annoying creatures like Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur and Notion Thief to make people miserable while I draw a lot of cards.

If you have any suggestions for how I can improve this list feel free to send them my way. +1's are greatly appreciated, thanks for checking out my deck!


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95% Competitive

Date added 1 year
Last updated 5 months

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.14
Tokens 3/3 Ape, 3/3 Frog Lizard, None Copy Clone, 1/1 Spirit, 1/1 Bird
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