Went 1-3 with Grixis Control last Friday, needless to say was not too happy with the deck so its back to the drawing board. This is my deck after a few edits. I found that, sadly, Young Pyromancer did not cut it (it seems he is more of a tempo card and less of a control card) and Vampire Nighthawk is in to take his place. I added Opportunity and Divination and dropped Think Twice to test with post cycle card draw and to increase the overall draw power of the deck.

So far I am really enjoying Master of Cruelties and am trying to fit 3 in the deck but am unable to find cards to cut. I also am wondering if 26 land would be better than the 25 that I am currently running. Also I unsatisfied with my side board and found that I had a bad match up against Jund and would like main deck answers or side board answers to Jund. Im thinking Doom Blade for Scavenging Ooze but I dont know.

Basically I would love your advice or input on the deck. I feel that I got a good outline but am missing something that will push the deck to a 3-1 or even a 4-0 deck. Thanks for looking.


Went 2-2 at an 80 person FNM.

Game one:

Bant hexproof. 2-1.

Round one: Far / Away, Syncopate, and Psychic Strike allowed me to control my
opponent until I played Rakdos's Return for 5 causing him to dump his hand and scoop.

Round two: He resolved a Sigarda, Host of Herons rendering my Far / Away useless. I
could not answer the angel and lost.

Round three: Sided in Slaughter Games to hit tSigarda, Host of Herons but did not draw it. This game went much like the first one. I was able to keep his creature count low. He resolved another Sigarda, Host of Herons but my Master of Cruelties made it so he could not attack. He lost the angel to my master and I won the next turn.

Fay / away and Master of Cruelties were the MVPs in this match up.

Game two:

Naya Aggro. 2-1

Round one: He took a relatively slow hand. I was able to remove his early threats with Pillar of Flame, Mizzium Mortars, Searing Spear and Far / Away. I landed a Vampire Nighthawk and pretty much rode it to victory. Round two: Got overwhelmed by Ash Zealot, Burning-Tree Emissary, and Loxodon Smiter    and could not draw enough answers fast enough. Round three: Sided in Rolling Temblor and Doom Blade to remove his threats. He could    not handle the amount of removal and scooped.

Game three:

Jund: 1-2

Round one: He landed a turn 3 Liliana of the Veil and I pretty much got smacked in the face. Could not handle having to discard every turn and he ending up ultimating and I scooped.

Round two: Sided in Slaughter Games, Rakdos's Return and Dreadbore. I had amazing slaugher games draws and was able to strip his deck of pretty much all threats. I resolved a Jace, Memory Adept and milled him out.

Round three: Turn 3 Liliana of the Veil pretty much the same as the first game.

Game 4:

Red Deck Wins. 0-2

My deck showed me no love. I had to mull both games and lost to Burning Earth. Needless to say I
know my deck could have won in this match up but I do need an answer to a resolved Burning Earth. Ratchet Bomb maybe?


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