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.
but this id the type of deck i love to run. +1 from me
I would play Thundermaw Hellkite and Snapcaster Mage, but I don't want to spend too much on this deck. Thanks for the suggestions and comments, everyone!
Maybe throw in a Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius for card advantage and can even be used to mow down hordes of tokens.
I had a Dracogenius earlier, but I found that tapping out for a removal-prone finisher was just too much of a commitment. If I'm going to spend my entire turn playing a threat, it damn well better win me the game.
It seems to be winning me games, as if it lasts the turn (which is usually does, no need to drop it as soon as you can) it is able to use any un-tapped mana more efficiently to draw cards than a Think Twice or a Forbidden Alchemy .
i play tested this deck alot on and found that -1 Evil Twin in the side board then move the Magmaquake to the sideboard and main board Tamiyo, the Moon Sage worked wonders when i play tested this deck i rarley had to use Magmaquake but it is a great card to side board if in need of more board wipes
just my thoughts
Sadly, I don't own a Tamiyo. Even if I did, I'd trade it for a Jace, Architect of Thought , which is clearly the better planeswalker.
you gonna try and update this with gatecrash cards?
|Date added||1 year|
|Last updated||3 weeks|
|Legal formats||Commander / EDH, Legacy, Modern, Vintage|
|Illegal cards||Magmaquake , Rakdos's Return , Steam Vents , Vampire Nighthawk , Sulfur Falls , Drowned Catacomb , Dreadbore , Dragonskull Summit , Olivia Voldaren , Blood Crypt , Devil's Play , Forbidden Alchemy , Pillar of Flame , Lone Revenant , Mizzium Mortars , Desolate Lighthouse , Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker , Sever the Bloodline , Augur of Bolas|
|Folders||grixis control, contrl <3, likes, Standard, Cool looking decks, Greatest Hits|
|Top rank||#11 on 2012-10-20|