- 4x Aether Hub
- 2x Evolving Wilds
- 4x Island
- 2x Mountain
- 2x Smoldering Marsh
- 2x Spirebluff Canal
- 3x Sunken Hollow
- 3x Swamp
- 3x Wandering Fumarole
I really love how this deck is set up, and also your description formatting; Easy to read and informative. Certainly gonna try and get the pieces for this one before game day. Thanks for your contribution! And excellent work!
January 28, 2017 12:06 a.m.
Thanks! It's been SUPER successful in playtesting on xmage. The sideboard handles everything you need it to as well. Good luck at game day!
January 28, 2017 6:26 p.m.
No unlicensed disintegration in the 75? How do you deal with resolved huge creatures? Sweet list btw.
January 31, 2017 1:11 a.m.
Harnessed lightning can kill most of the big creatures since I get a lot of energy, but also the Gearhulk can kill a lot as well.
February 1, 2017 3:38 p.m.
That makes sense. Gonna take your list for a spin Friday, I'll report back with how it goes! Honestly, I think it's equipped to handle every deck in the meta right now, except for maybe the U/R emerge deck with EDF and the zombies engine. But that deck is not so common.
February 1, 2017 4:12 p.m.
Are you playing my exact 75 @bulx0001?
February 1, 2017 9:46 p.m.
Do you think there is a place for Liliana in this sort of a deck? Especially coming off the other side of a Yahenni's Expertise?
February 2, 2017 9:04 a.m.
She doesn't really fit the build, unfortunately. This deck is basically a toolbox deck that makes use of the spells in it more than once for value. Since there would be no way to get her back from the yard, it isn't worth running her. Thanks for the comment though!
February 2, 2017 11:46 a.m.
I would highly recommend replacing the Succumb to Temptation's with Painful Truths, even with the limitation of Sorcery Speed, it simply has larger versatility in that it doesn't require double black and can draw 3 cards rather than the 2 that Temptation offers, making it far more viable. Aside from that, I would suggest you consider Lost Legacy for decks like Saheeli Combo to get rid of either of the combo pieces, G/B Aggro to remove the Winding Constrictor's, and for G/W Tokens in order to get rid of Gideon, Ally of Zendikar. Unlicensed Disintegration or more Ruinous Paths also for the sideboard, just to cover any threats which make it to the battlefield, especially with decks like Control which heavily rely on Torrential Gearhulk, G/B Aggro which brings its creatures out of burn range, Saheeli Decks in order to remove their Felidar Guardian/Saheeli Rai, and Superfriends (Depending on your meta) in order to remove their value walkers. That's all I've got for the deck, and aside from that it looks really nice, I hope it works well for you :)
February 2, 2017 12:17 p.m.
Drfrozenfire you said this build is on Xmage? I'd be very interested in seeing how it stacks up against my Saheeli Control deck (link so we can play on even terms: Saheeli Twin). Is there a time today when you'd be free to set up a game on there?
February 2, 2017 12:24 p.m.
Xanimus Painful Truths is strictly worse in this deck than Succumb to Temptation. It cannot be recast with the Gearhulk, and would be cast for 0 cards off the goblin. I'd recommend playing my 75 and you will see it is very fine tuned.
Zaueski sure. Whenever I'm online just message me. Same username.
February 2, 2017 3:31 p.m.
Depending on how this deck shapes out in the future, Glint-Sleeve Siphoner could be really good for it, as long is it has enough energy production, which currently it does not. With menace and ETB/Attack energy triggers, its essentially a standard Dark Confidant. Also, depending on how good the next Bolas planeswalker is, Dark Intimations could be a decent finisher, essentially a Cruel Ultimatum turned down a notch. I'll take the deck for a bit of a spin, and get back to you with any other suggestions :)
February 2, 2017 5:06 p.m.
Oh and by the way, you have the deck in the Cruel Control hub, Cruel Control is a modern Grixis disruption/burn/discard control deck that uses Cruel Ultimatum as its finisher.
February 2, 2017 5:09 p.m.
February 2, 2017 7:22 p.m.
Xanimus The siphoner doesn't really fit the deck (for one thing it gets eaten by removal, and a good chunk of the game plan here is to have them board out removal). Dark Intimations could be great next block, depending on the bolas planeswalker(s) we may receive. It fits the theme of the deck very well. I have this in the cruel control because it's basically cruel control in standard minus cruel control.
February 2, 2017 9:22 p.m.
So you haven't playtested at all vs mardu vehicles so far then?
February 6, 2017 6:52 a.m.
And how did you exile 4 torrential, 4 wandering fumerole and a noxious in one game with the list you currently run?
You may also want to rethink your sideboard and some main options after the 6 top 8 mardu vehicles finishes at the pro tour this weekend.
February 6, 2017 6:55 a.m.
Noctem I Transgress the Mind 2 gearhulks, flashed it back once with a Goblin Dark-Dwellers to get a third, and then used a Void Shatter to get the 4th. For the Wandering Fumarole I didn't exile them; I killed them with all the spot removal I'd been saving in my hand (same goes for the blackhulk).
I planned to playtest against that matchup this week and see what, if any, changes need to be made. Thanks for commenting!
February 6, 2017 12:43 p.m.
After looking at the lists, they appear to be an aggro-style deck; my deck usually has little-to-no weakness against such types.
February 6, 2017 12:45 p.m.
You gave yourself an 83% win rate over the course of 60 games vs all those different decks. I think you're doing yourself a disservice by being arrogant about your deck. I'm also not convinced that the records you posted are real. No deck has an 83% win rate over that many different decks. It's absurd.
At the pro tour for example out of the 14 Grixis control lists that were in day 1, only 6 made it to day 2. From there, they were run over (literally) by the aggro decks. In fact, not a single Grixis list made it to the top 30 of the event.
Now I'm not saying the archtype is bad or that it can't win. I'm saying that you need to adapt to the meta. R/b aggro, g/w tokens, sultai delirium, g/b aggro, saheeli combo, Bant flash, jeskai control and predominantly Mardu Vehicles were the decks in the top 30.
Hope you take this as constructive criticism.
February 6, 2017 1:59 p.m.
Noctem I don't see any arrogance what so ever. I just don't see how you can criticize a deck you have not played. This person has clearly put in a lot of time playing the deck. I also wouldn't use the pro tour as the end all be all meta. I think the deck looks good and will be playing this Friday.
February 6, 2017 3:06 p.m.
The deck didn't make a good appearance at SCG Columbus or Richmond either..
February 6, 2017 3:18 p.m.
Yeah but most of those lists either stuffed a bunch of planeswalkers or got cute with dynavolt tower. This is old school kill you're stuff grixis. Smart with 2 radiant flames in the main.
February 6, 2017 3:53 p.m.
Noctem If you look at the lists people used at the protour that were grixis control, none of them are like mine. If you are accusing me of making up my record, I implore you to play it yourself. Every match I have played is cataloged in here. I have already adjusted my main and sideboard to account for the upcoming prevalence of such meta as you described. No one is playing my list, and that's what it boils down to.
comicbookguy5 Let me know how you do!
February 6, 2017 5:23 p.m.
Drfrozenfire Im a bit lost here. How did you exile all the torrentials and wandering fumaroles in the grixis match?
February 7, 2017 2:03 p.m.
Radamenth I asked the same question. The short answer is that he didn't, he killed the fumaroles but said exiled in error.
February 7, 2017 2:11 p.m.
Noctem Oh i didn't see his response, my bad. Thank you for answering anyway.
February 7, 2017 2:22 p.m.
Do you have any updates? for Mardu Vehicules and G/B Constrictor.
February 8, 2017 8:12 p.m.
How did you go 0-2 vs an aggro deck? This shuts them down quite effectively. Were you aggressively using draw spells?
February 9, 2017 9:31 p.m.
February 10, 2017 11:09 a.m.
Both times missed turn 4 land drop, can't remember first loss, second stuck with goblin dark-dwellers and torrential gearhulk in hand.
February 11, 2017 12:15 a.m.
Hi, I like this deck and I will test it.
Did you test Herald of Anguish? I think it could be interesting.
Do you have any experience versus Mardu Vehicles? All people have Mardu now and it is very boring...
February 12, 2017 3:16 a.m.
Thought about Demon of Dark Schemes for the return ability?
February 15, 2017 11:04 a.m.
February 15, 2017 11:08 a.m.
February 15, 2017 11:08 a.m.
I tried this deck this weekend with good feeling but I need to test it more to ensure the power.
My results were:
1-1 GB Constrictor (I could not finish the game because my opponent left the store).
1-0 BW Control
3-1 Grixis Emerge
2-0 WU Flash
0-2 4-color Saheeli (those games were very frustating because mana leak in both of them, mullingan 4 in the first one and mana leak in the second one but I was competitive even without lands)
I am really happy with this deck.
February 25, 2017 7:33 p.m.
Fortunately the new set has seen us get an answer to copy cat via Trespasser's Curse and a possible way of stopping tower decks too.
April 24, 2017 7:32 a.m.
And a new board wipe which is arguably better than Radiant Flames.
April 24, 2017 8:08 a.m.
Yeah, couldn't remember the name. Guaranteed 3 damage to everything + cycling is better than maybe 3 damage to everything imo.
April 24, 2017 11:19 a.m.
Dispossess is the other I was thinking of - it can stop a lot of decks cold - especially Vial and Tower decks, as well as getting rid of decks pushing Scrapheap Scrounger or Verdurous Gearhulk if we really need to nip it in the bud.
April 24, 2017 12:43 p.m.
Disposses and Sweltering Suns were the additions I was thinking as well. Maybe never/return, rags/riches and or cut/ribbons.
April 24, 2017 2:37 p.m.
I cast a Cut/ribbons for 16 damage in two headed giant over the weekend from the graveyard. that was fun.
April 24, 2017 3:29 p.m.
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