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Griseljund Repeater




This isn't your typical Jund deck in that ideally you want to discard Griselbrand off Faithless Looting turn one, cast Goryo's Vengeance turn two targeting Griselbrand , then swing with him before activating his ability to draw seven cards, gaining massive card and health advantage super early. This also serves to beef up Tarmogoyf quickly. Life from the Loam serves to grab lands and beef Tarmogoyf as well. There are 12 one drops in the deck so you're almost guaranteed to have a useful first turn play. Lightning Bolt/Fatal Push an enemy creature off the board or Raven's Crime a power spike out of your opponents hand, plusthe trick of retrace, dumping lands only to get them back with Life from the Loam. Kitchen Finks are great for your mid early game to keep you going until you can draw into Griselbrand and/or Goryo's Vengeance and Scavenging Ooze helps take plays away from dredge/recursion decks you play against. Kolaghan's Command is a great multifunctional tool that offers a versatile option in several different situations.Sideboard-Anger of the Gods is a boardwipe that will hit most decks, your only concern here is Tron decks. Crumble to Dust is a one of and it is a great way to take the ramp away from Tron or any deck playing a lot of nonbasics. Damnation is a great boardwipe that hits everything creature wise, so cast with Kitchen Finks on the board or save a Tarmogoyf for after. Dreadbore is extra spot removal that also pops pesky pkaneswalkers like Liliana of the Veil, Ugin, the Spirit Dragon and Karn Liberated. Molten Rain is another land popper that shocks as well so good stuff there. Night of Souls' Betrayal takes care of pesky token decks just use with caution as you might take some things off your own board if used too soon. Pithing Needle is a great way to shut down pesky abilities that give you problems. Shatterstorm takes care of affinity and any other decks running heavy artifacts. Surgical Extraction is total removal of all copies of a specific card, from hand, library, and graveyard. Could possibly mainboard if you're unfamiliar with the deck you're up against, for one black or 2 life it is a ton of free information. Nature's Claim is spot removal for one of artifacts like tron running Oblivion Stone. That pretty much covers the decklist, don't hesitate with any questions or suggestions! Also this deck is ranked at number 4 so please upvote and share! Lets get to number 1!



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You might want 1 Anger of the Gods in the sideboard but other than that I think you have a good deck here!

March 2, 2017 2:59 p.m.

Crumble is a good card too, you could go 1 of each of those.

March 2, 2017 3 p.m.

RitchieRich757 says... #3

Will run a one of crumble and anger, thanks guys!

March 2, 2017 3:02 p.m.

RitchieRich757 says... #4

GreenisGod I've been playtesting the deck with -2 Grim Flayer, +1 Faithless Looting, +1 Griselbrand and I'm getting Vengeance into Griselbrand early more consistently. So there's a tradeoff of early pressure but I just don't get the +2/+2 proc early enough on flayer anyway since I don't have nearly enough discard for that.

March 3, 2017 8:22 a.m.

RitchieRich757 says... #5

Also -1 Collective Brutality, +1 Lotleth Troll

March 3, 2017 8:29 a.m.

Yeah you also only run 4 spell types so it's kind of difficult to get the flayer off, you may want to try bloodghasts instead

March 3, 2017 9:02 a.m.

RitchieRich757 says... #7

I don't know how much I like bloodghast as only a 2 of here compared to my ability to fire off griselbrand early more consistently

March 3, 2017 9:10 a.m.

Yeah you would probably want 4, not worth it, that's why I passed on him in mine too, at least for now. I like the look now, you may find that you need more hand disruption but I think you have a good deck here. You could go to 23 lands for another Inquisition or a Thoughtseize, Kolaghan's Command has been one of my best cards because of its utility.

March 3, 2017 9:41 a.m.

RitchieRich757 says... #9

Wow I think im going to run a one of Kolaghan's Command for utility. Will take out a Raging Ravine and just have a one of of it. Good suggestion!

March 3, 2017 9:46 a.m.

Yeah I forgot about it earlier but it saved me last night, such a good card.

March 3, 2017 10:20 a.m.

I can see why, I'm gonna playtest with 3 commands and 1 fatal push. Gonna see if I get more utility out of that.

March 3, 2017 10:46 a.m.

It all depends on your mana curve, I think you have a low enough one that you could afford to put 3 in there. Its just a card that when its in your hand, you feel a little safer.

March 3, 2017 11:31 a.m.

I agree, it has much more utility than Fatal Push so better versatility for different situations.

March 3, 2017 12:54 p.m.

You could probably go down to 3 faithless lootings and keep 2 fatal push. Looting has flashback so you really don't need 4, especially since you have other ways to rid yourself of Grisel. Fatal push is so damn good, especially when you have so many fetches, you can always hit that revolt.

March 3, 2017 12:59 p.m.

That's very true

March 3, 2017 1:04 p.m.

GreenisGod what did your friend say about the deck?

March 4, 2017 1:59 a.m.

Same thing he said he with my deck, make sure you have enough hand disruption. The best of which is lili of course, but you could run a few thoughtseize for sure. The issue is, where I don't need anything like goryos to get my offense going, because I play pyromancers for a lot of my offense, I need more instants and sorceries than you. After modern masters forces Lilis price down, we both need to find room for her, she wins games on her own, just too good to not have 3 of her at least.

March 4, 2017 2:38 a.m.

APPLE01DOJ says... #18

4 is best!

March 4, 2017 2:42 a.m.

I agree with you both, I really wanted her in the deck at any number, price isn't an issue for me. I say we work on finding a spot for at least a 3 of.

March 4, 2017 10:13 a.m.

-1 Grisel, -1 Kolaghan's. I'm not sure what else, but that's 2 spots at least.

March 4, 2017 11:46 a.m.

-3 Kolaghan's Command from mainboard, +3 Liliana of the Veil, -3 Surgical Extraction from sideboard, +3 Kolaghan's Command in sideboard

March 4, 2017 1:08 p.m.

If I do it how you suggest I would remove 1 Goryo's Vengeance as well

March 4, 2017 1:09 p.m.

Nvm, I'm already only at a 3 of Goryo's Vengeance for some reason. I would have to dump 1 Lotleth Troll, that's the only swap that makes sense and I'm ok with a 2 of Kolaghan's Command here.

March 4, 2017 1:12 p.m.

Maybe keep one surgical extraction, you never know when that card is gonna be super useful. Like against Snaps or Geist, or Bloodghast.

March 4, 2017 1:15 p.m.

Yeah I think you can afford to go down to 3 Grisels, the last thing you want is your hand to be flooded with an 8 cost creature, that's bound to happen if you have 3.

March 4, 2017 1:16 p.m.


March 4, 2017 1:42 p.m.

I agree, I think I'm pretty solid here with the board I have.

March 4, 2017 2:54 p.m.

I love this deck idea. I played around with a jund variation of griselbrand but it was not working for me. So i revamped my deck into a Grixis Griselbrand with Jace Vryn Prodigy. Since then It has been doing wonders. Love this deck plus 1 for sure. Check out my grisel decks

March 7, 2017 7:52 a.m.

Hey I was originally running Jace Vryn's Prodigy but I swapped out the blue for red

March 7, 2017 12:24 p.m.
March 8, 2017 1:25 p.m.

Love the Safe Haven addition! That'll be a great combo with your Grisel. Life from the Loam is also a great card and works perfectly with the combo. I'm not as sure about Borborygmos, yeah he has trample and combos with your stuff but I think it might take away from the consistency. I'm not sure, I guess I would have to see it in action, I'm just a little skeptical, I think there are cheaper mana cost options that do similar things. I would just much rather have a 4th Lili than a big 8 cost Cyclops. You could even run Primeval Titan if you're going heavier on the land combos.

March 8, 2017 1:41 p.m.

GreenisGod yeah after adding him I'm not sure how much I really like him here either. I'm either gonna swap for a second Life from the Loam or a 4th Liliana of the Veil

March 8, 2017 1:48 p.m.

Probably another Loam will be best for consistency. Lili isn't gonna help your combo as much. It could go either way though, maybe start with Loam and if you don't like it then go full on Lili playset.

March 8, 2017 1:52 p.m.

Yeah I went a second Loam already, help to grab one early and get mana/graveyard interactions going faster.

March 8, 2017 1:56 p.m.

GreenisGod woohoo 1409 views and top 8 rank! Going for number 1!!! All in the first week too!

March 9, 2017 9:36 a.m.

Nice dude! Its come a long way in that short time lol

March 9, 2017 10:10 a.m.

Yessir! I wasn't expecting it to break the top 10 on the site but here we are! I'm super stoked right now! I'll be ordering the deck next week and I'll post tournament results as they roll in!

March 9, 2017 10:44 a.m.

Thank you for all your help, this deck wouldn't be herewithout your advice and input!

March 9, 2017 10:45 a.m.

You're welcome, happy to help

March 9, 2017 10:54 a.m.

GreenisGod We've made it to number 7! Woot!

March 10, 2017 7:01 a.m.

Sleazebag says... #41

This deck has some surprising similarities to my Jund Seismic Frog deck. Although mine is focused far more on the reanimation and land aspects, and is less jund goodstuff'ish.

Maybe you could get some inspiration! For instance, Raven's Crime is one of the best cards with Life from the Loam. Against a control matchup, getting Raven's Crime + Life makes the game pretty much unwinnable for your opponent.

Modern Seismic Toad

Modern Sleazebag


March 10, 2017 8:50 a.m.

Sleazebag says... #42

Whoops, double post. Tappedout hung up.

March 10, 2017 8:58 a.m.

Sleazebag I've been considering Raven's Crime here but I don't really know what to swap for it. Great minds think alike lol thank you for the input and please upvote!

March 10, 2017 9:16 a.m.

For Inquisition maybe?

March 10, 2017 9:18 a.m.

Yeah that's what I was thinking too. It seems better than inquisition here in my opinion.

March 10, 2017 9:21 a.m.

Yeah you may not get to choose a card but combined with Lili it won't matter, they won't have any cards

March 10, 2017 9:31 a.m.

Exactly. Ill just keep their hand dumped out at all times once I hit loam and crime

March 10, 2017 9:42 a.m.
March 10, 2017 11:29 a.m.

-3 Lightning Bolt +3 Eternal Witness since im midrange I need a trick to get things back from loam dredge

March 10, 2017 4:16 p.m.

Love me some Ewit, you may find that you want bolts though. It's the most used card in magic for a reason. Maybe sideboard the scoozes instead?

March 10, 2017 10:11 p.m.

Sleazebag says... #51

Fatal Push > Bolt

Don't need to hit people in the dome in jund.

March 10, 2017 10:14 p.m.

Sleazebag says... #52

Oh, and an excellent alternative to Eternal Witness is Noxious Revival.

Sure, it puts it on top of your library and isn't a body, but it's instant speed and 0 mana can make up for it.

You might want to remove one Safe Haven or at least add one other land to your list though. They don't tap for mana, so currently you are running effectively 21 lands, too few for Jund! I'd go for 23 (+ safe haven making it 24)

If I were going to cut any cards for lands, it would probably be Terminate (as Fatal Push kills most stuff that scares us).

March 10, 2017 10:26 p.m.

Thank you guys will do the fixes right now :)

March 11, 2017 5:48 a.m.

And we've hit rank 5!

March 11, 2017 5:58 a.m.

Sleazebag GreenisGod share this thing around lets get it to number 1!

March 11, 2017 8:25 a.m.

IANBAWS says... #56

Jeezus, Fucking, Christ man! if i had an extra $1500 i'd build the shit out of this! i love me some Jund, and this is pretty epic! I LIKE WHAT YOU GOT! GOOD JOB!

March 11, 2017 8:58 a.m.

IANBAWS Thank you!

March 11, 2017 9:05 a.m.

IANBAWS says... #58

no problem man. I'm a homebrewer so i love seeing interesting decks and not just the same ol' thing. Check out my Phyrexian Obliterator deck. Granted I altered it from another build I saw, so it's not entirely my own making, but it was quite the investment...not nearly this much, but im very impressed with this deck.


March 11, 2017 9:15 a.m.

Will definitely check it out! Obliterator is nuts im about to build a bg draw reanimator around him myself!

March 11, 2017 9:29 a.m.

TheAlexGnan says... #60

with Kolaghan's Command in the main, i would go for Fulminator Mage in the sideboard 100%.

It also Looks like this deck while still pretty consistent, will have some akward draws where you draw Griselbrand without Faithless Looting to ditch him, resulting in Card disadvantage, or Goryo's Vengeance without the big dude in the grave.

I would think about reintroducing 1-2 Collective Brutality. Raven's Crime is good but its still not targeted. brutality offers another discard outlet if you draw Griselbrand and is really powerful against a bunch of decks. you can also ditch Faithless Looting for it and Flash it back for later value.

this deck has incredible flavour!

March 11, 2017 4:16 p.m.

TheAlexGnan thanks for the suggestions I've been reconsidering Fulminator Mage for that very reason, Collective Brutality has been discussed but it doesn't provide as much value as the Raven's Crime + Life from the Loam + Liliana of the Veil. And I rarely run into Gris without a discard option early. If there isn't onein my opening hand I have enough control options to draw into one within a few turns usually.

March 11, 2017 4:34 p.m.

TheAlexGnan says... #62

i've seen Raven's Crime+Life from the Loam in a bunch of decks recently. abzan, this, sulati Control, and ist impressed me time and again.

well, Collective Brutality really shines in junk with Lingering Souls, maybe its a tad better there, i understand if you dont include it here.

but Fulminator Mage. in some very fringe cases Molten Rain is better because it hit Basics (the only Scenario i can think of is against rg ponza, killing an equipped Basic land). But generally speaking, fulminator is a ton better. he can swing or block if you Need him to, and of Course, Kolaghan's Command.

I would say the choice is very clear between those 2 land hate Options.

March 11, 2017 4:44 p.m.

TheAlexGnan thank you, and yeah you're correct on Fulminator Mage I went ahead and replaced my 2 of Molten Rain with him in the sideboard. GreenisGod we're ranked number 4 as of this morning!!!

March 12, 2017 11:58 a.m.

Damn dude, getting the upvotes. noice!

March 14, 2017 4:19 p.m.

Yessir, unfortunately we only topped out at rank 4 though

March 14, 2017 4:43 p.m.

GreenisGod deck is ordered will have it by the end of next week!

March 14, 2017 8:22 p.m.

FierceTierce says... #67

This looks a lot like Grishoalbrand

If you'd like, you could use Griselbrand's draw ability to draw through your deck, discarding Worldspine Wurm to Nourishing Shoal, then hucking all of your lands at your opponent's face with Borborygmos Enraged, but I also really appreciate this build. It looks really fun and good.

March 20, 2017 4:10 p.m.

Wertheman says... #68

I would say add some may deck artifacts mishras bauble and tarfire/ seal of fire will make the goyf be even bigger :)

March 20, 2017 4:11 p.m.

Oh jesus that would be a major overhaul on the deck to go that route. Not sure what I would even swap out for the shoal wurm combo. I'll try it out on xmage and see what I think though. And I've considered adding a one of enchant and artifact for the goyf but haven't found anything worthwhile. I'll check out your suggestions though thank you!

March 20, 2017 4:23 p.m.

TheAlexGnan says... #70

I'll just Point out that those changes would make this deck Grishoalbrand, a Combo deck thats really quite old. At that Point, it would kinda stop being your creation and become an Iteration of a known archetype, and in a way loose its purpose, which is to be a phenomenally cool homebrew in jund colors ;)

March 20, 2017 5:28 p.m.

Agreed alex

March 20, 2017 7:15 p.m.

2 slight tweaks, -1 Eternal Witness -1 Kitchen Finks +1 Courser of Kruphix +1 Solemn Simulacrum. Need to playtest when I can, will update after. Both the swaps help the progression of the deck, getting lands out of the way to draw value. They also serve to beef Tarmogoyf as they will no doubt hit the yard.

March 20, 2017 9:29 p.m.

crunabizz says... #73

Deck seems sweet outside of the 1.5K price tag. But I guess that is the price you pay for Goyf and that sweet mana base.

March 23, 2017 4:24 p.m.

Have you considered Thoughtseize?

March 25, 2017 5:27 p.m.

I have but Collective Brutality is better here as it's another option for dumping Griselbrand to Goryo's Vengeance him as soon as possible.

March 25, 2017 5:30 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.92
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Top rank #4 on 2017-03-12
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-2 Lightning Bolt main
+1 Faithless Looting main
-2 Life from the Loam main
+1 Goryo's Vengeance main
+1 Courser of Kruphix main
+1 Griselbrand main
+2 Eternal Witness main
-2 Raven's Crime main