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Durkle says... #1

Ayyy I recently picked up Grixis Delver myself. I haven't been playing the deck for very long, but I've been playing decks like it for a little while now. Finally found my love for going under the radar with cheap threats and cantrips. Rip Gitaxian Probe.

I only have one pretty brutal piece of advice, which breaks my heart a little. I wouldn't play the deck without Scalding Tarn. While it may seem like a small detail, I only picked mine up last month and you have NO IDEA how many matches I lost prior for having a sub-par manabase. Being able to fetch for t1 bolt OR t1 snare painlessly is immensely important in a deck with an admittedly greedy manabase, especially in an aggro matchup since the deck has no way of gaining life.

Also, this is more a personal preference thing, but I'm pretty jihad against Young Peezy. I think he's insanely overrated, but most lists that win seem to run a couple of him, so what do I know. I prefer Clique and Kalitas in that slot. It's also worth mentioning that YP is a lot worse with probe gone RIP. Again, it's a personal thing. I encourage you to test things out and find what you like for yourself.

Anyway good luck dude, hope you like the deck

January 12, 2017 9:37 a.m.

Octavarium85 says... #2

Yeah not having Scalding Tarn is super painful but I already have misty rainforest around and don't have the extra money to spend on 4 (very good) lands.

I am personally a fan of YP, there's quite a few matchups where it is really relevant (nothing feels better than chaining 3-4 cantrips in the late game) However without Gitaxian Probe it seems kind of weak. I would assume that the deck wouldn't want to run Kalitas seeing as it's a 4 mana spell in a deck of tight mana and one drops but I see the argument for it. I might run a Vendilion Clique to increase the number of threats, however.

I'm getting to play the deck for the first time at FNM tomorrow so hopefully I can get a feel for how good Young Pyromancer is.

January 12, 2017 11:50 a.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

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