- 2x Cyclonic Rift
- 2x Dissipate
- 3x Forbidden Alchemy
- 1x Rewind
- 2x Syncopate
- 3x Think Twice
- 2x Tribute to Hunger
- 2x Ultimate Price
- 3x Dragonskull Summit
- 4x Drowned Catacomb
- 4x Island
- 3x Mountain
- 3x Steam Vents
- 3x Sulfur Falls
- 5x Swamp
this is my take on a updated version of gilded grixis, based off of the previous gilded grixis made by frank lepore. Rate and leave feedback.
Liking the changes so far. The deck is running smoothly and catching many by surprise. Very controlly as it should be. Played in a couple local tourneys. Doing well at them, lost to a jund zombie deck. Close all 3 games, misplays by myself though. Will continue to update at the next tournament.
rakdos keyrune is amazing in a deck like this. being a 3/1 first strike allows you to block thragtusk AND his tokens all day long. I would definitely run it over chromatic lantern.
griselbrand is a little too cute. he's basically impossible to cast unless you have gilded lotus, which is only a 2-of in your deck. I'd take him out.
desecration demon doesn't fit in your deck at all. think about how terrible he is against zombies. "oh sure, i'll sacrifice a gravecrawler to tap down your blocker. then swing for a million and recast my gravecrawler from the graveyard". I like olivia voldaren and vampire nighthawk much better in this spot.
what's the point of the 1-of heartless summoning? it will rarely give you a relevant creature two turns earlier than normal, think about casting heartless summoning and then casting niv-mizzet for UURR. how often is that going to happen?
i'm assuming you'll add blood crypts and steam vents to this decklist. i recommend three of each.
October 3, 2012 10:50 p.m.
I agree with you 100% on the keyrune and the heartless summoning. Although I disagree with removing the demon. His main goal is to stall, which is what the deck needs. Sure a grave crawler will keep him down, but that is also removing 2 damage a turn. But that is also keeping in mind that they still have zombies on their side of the field to keep summoning him back. I will be adding shock lands.
October 3, 2012 11:50 p.m.
I'm with you on the demon. If you can kill off all their creatures and land a few counters on the demon (which really isn't a stretch at all), he can swing for massive carnage.
October 3, 2012 11:53 p.m.
Gah I love dreadbores. So goooood. I would love to add more kill spells, but I think I have enough in that category. I like Olivia's ability to add counters and steal creatures(vampires), another good stall card for only 4 mana, which is not hard to come by in this deck.
October 3, 2012 11:59 p.m.
Fair enough. She seems like once she steals a target or two she becomes a kill spell magnet, though.
October 4, 2012 12:05 a.m.
Yeah, I had hypersonic at first, but it was too situational. Pretty much only dreadbore and Rakdos return benefit. Yeah I am sure she would be killed right away. As log as she stalls for a turn or two. That's alright with me.
October 4, 2012 12:11 a.m.
I kind of agree with you on Desecration Demon , but you should be careful when using him against decks like token or beatdown, when there's no end to the creatures they can sacrifice. I personally love playing Grixis, and I've always noticed that I can never have enough sweep removal spells. In my post rotation Grixis Delver deck I'm running two Blasphemous Act with two Mizzium Mortars . Also try adding Tamiyo, the Moon Sage for great control. Besides that, removal looks good, card manipulation looks good, +1 from me!
October 4, 2012 7:01 a.m.
Needs another Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker .
October 4, 2012 3:51 p.m.
a Gem of Becoming could help even out your mana when you need it