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[ISD-RTR STD] Setting Sun

Unknown* Control U/B/R (Grixis)



I like to be in control. I like to watch my opponent squirm. This is my deck.

It's a fairly standard Grixis control list, once you know what it's about. Playsets of Think Twice and Forbidden Alchemy let me grab exactly the answer I want, when I want. Vampire Nighthawk and an impressive burn suite keep pressure off my back. When things get too hot to handle, I blow everything up with Magmaquake or Barter in Blood and start fresh.

I chose these colors because they neatly answer the metagame. Fighting Zombies? Hope you like the triple Pillar of Flame, set of Syncopate, and triple Augur of Bolas. Up against control? Rakdos's Return, Dreadbore and a sick disruption suite might have something to say about that. Some ridiculous Johnny deck at FNM? Sorry, kid, but my deck can handle anything you throw at me.

When my opponent is at my mercy, I can take my time choosing just the right finisher for the situation. Olivia Voldaren crushes midrange, Lone Revenant is almost impossible to answer, and Devil's Play stylishly ends a long and drawn-out game. When in doubt, of course, I can just pull the trigger and drop Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker.

This deck takes skill, balls, and a little bit of ruthlessness to play. I like crushing my opponents after a long and bitter battle of attrition. This is my deck. Fear it.


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After a series of soul-crushing losses to Thragtusk and unanswered planeswalkers at FNM, I decided to tweak the deck to fare better against the developing metagame. Vampire Nighthawk triumphantly returns to block fatties and dodge Magmaquake all day long. I also decided to take the plunge and get a Dreadbore as insurance against random Garruk, Primal Hunters or Tamiyo, the Moon Sages that sneak through the counterspell net.


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Date added 5 years
Last updated 3 years

This deck is Unknown legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.50
Folders grixis control, contrl <3, likes, Standard, Cool looking decks, Greatest Hits
Top rank #11 on 2012-10-20
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