Gilded Grixis

Standard

murderface726 Score: 11


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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.

Updates

— Oct. 11, 2012

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.

— Oct. 6, 2012

So, played first FNM with this deck. Won almost every game. Lost to burn. Lots of ideas and changes to make this deck run much smoother.

jackledaman says... #1

Too much red mana not enough black

October 3, 2012 5:11 a.m.

murderface726 says... #2

Yeah I agree. Not sure how to go about it.

October 3, 2012 5:32 a.m.

preppypoof says... #3

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.

murderface726 says... #4

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.

I'm personally not wild about Olivia Voldaren , if I were you I'd try to squeeze in a few more Murder s or Dreadbore s.

October 3, 2012 11:53 p.m.

murderface726 says... #6

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.

I know. They're amazing. Part of me really wants to yell at you to run Hypersonic Dragon just so that you can make Dreadbore the most hilarious instant-speed disappointment missile ever.

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.

murderface726 says... #8

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.

mtgMadness96 says... #9

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.

zandl says... #10

Needs another Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker .

Use shock-lands. 4x Blood Crypt , 4x Steam Vents , 4x Sulfur Falls , 4x Dragonskull Summit , 4x Drowned Catacomb , 2x Swamp , 2x Island , 1x Desolate Lighthouse .

October 4, 2012 3:51 p.m.

The_Darkhorse says... #11

a Gem of Becoming could help even out your mana when you need it

October 5, 2012 2:24 p.m.

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Date added 1 year
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Legal formats Standard, Extended, Legacy, Vintage, Commander / EDH, Modern
Cards 64
Avg. CMC 3.03
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