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It's beginning to look a lot like grixis

Commander / EDH



It's beginning to look a lot like Grixis

Unnnnnndead ev'rywhere

A Blightning gets cast to your face

And Bolas blows up your Jace

Through the smells of rotted flesh and burning haaaiiiiir

It's beginning to look at lot like Grixis

With Zoooooooombie As-sass-ins!

Thrax makes them sac in attacks

Crumbling Necropolis has your back

And Slave of Bolas just threw Baneslayer in the biiiiiiin

If you play a Jund hack and they Blightning right back

You Swerve it back into their dome.

Polymorph has no chance 'gainst your Terminate dance

Now their Emrakul ain't got a home

Control and burn with a late-game turn, plus Unearth for your Life from the Loam

It's beginning to look a lot like Grixis

On turn seeeevvvvven they succuuummmb

Double blue, triple black, double red,

And your enemies' faces turn red

At your Crrrruuuueeeel Ulllltimatuuuuuum!


This deck is my baby, it was my first EDH and so far its the deck I have kept together the longest. 1v1 the deck does amazingly, it quickly sets its mana base to cast any spell in my hand. Any hand with less than 3 mana sources gets muli-ed away. I'm slowly trying to turn this deck into a super friends style control.

In multiplayer games I struggle a little bit more especially if they have been up against it before because the table gangs up on me to take me out before my first board wipe. My basic stradegy for multiplayer games is to make early friends with draw spells.

Most games I have one by building a superior defense and swinging with my general but I have been known to "pop" Jace, the Mind Sculptor or bounce fields with blizzard scpector armies.

While Thraximundar is listed as my general I only use him for 1v1 because he has a tendancy to generate agro against me in multiplayer. I switch to Garza Zol, Plague Queen for multiplayer games because she is less threatening and she not only grows bigger with each creature she kills but also gives me card advantage if they let her go through. The only time I use Nicol Bolas is when I am playing against a deck that I know I can beat with out using my general or to give myself a challenge.


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CharonSquared says... #1

Mind Twist might be kinda hard to find, but the other two are really cheap; you shouldn't have to trade anything big for them.

January 10, 2011 8:39 p.m.

Justarsaus says... #2

any suggestions for a good sub for Mind Twist until i find it?

January 12, 2011 11:08 a.m.

CharonSquared says... #3

Mind Shatter is obviously the closest equivalent, but if you meant in addition to that, maybe Consult the Necrosages ? It's not that powerful, but it's versatile because you can use it as a Mind Rot or a Divination .

Oh wait! Much better idea! card:Myojin of Night's Reach, or maybe Cabal Conditioning if you can't find the Myojin.

January 12, 2011 9:15 p.m.

Justarsaus says... #4

well i was lookin through my cards and i found Honden of Infinite Rage card:Honden of Night's Reach Honden of Seeing Winds what do you think of those?

January 13, 2011 9:44 p.m.

CharonSquared says... #5

Seeing Winds is awesome, I run it in my Jhoira deck. Night's Reach is okay, but I took it out of my Kiku deck because it's mostly good for 1v1 and I prefer Hypnotic Specter . Infinite Rage seems pretty bad unless the people you play with use a lot of 1 toughness utility creatures.

January 13, 2011 10:55 p.m.

Justarsaus says... #6

well i mentioned the red and black ones because they do more with the more you have out

January 15, 2011 5:09 p.m.

CharonSquared says... #7

True, but in a 100 card singleton deck you can't count on drawing multiple Hondens.

January 15, 2011 5:36 p.m.

Surprised to not see Memoricide or Thought Hemorrhage in here.

March 29, 2011 4:10 p.m.

Justarsaus says... #9

well since its a singleton format Memoricide and Thought Hemorrhage would get at most 1 card and i have to know the deck im playing against to get tht one card (since EDH has its own smaller banned list there are ALOT of cards that are legal (about 11439 or so give or take a few)) but the idea of taking out some key cards does sound like fun ill find a way to throw Sadistic Sacrament to hand pick at least 3 cards thank you for the idea

April 9, 2011 2:39 p.m.

http404error says... #10

KrazyCaley just won the game of life.

+1 for the name XD.

May 4, 2011 10:36 p.m.

SandyDufresne says... #11

The only issue I have is that I think you have too many lands that come into play tapped. I playtested a few times and it seemed to be a little slow. It made me wonder where I placed my Amulet of Vigor . However, it gets a +1 from me. Oh yeah, who exactly is your commander? It says Thraximundar but he's not in the deck and you already have 100 cards.

May 26, 2011 2:59 p.m.

SandyDufresne says... #12

Also, Basilisk Collar would go well on Garza Zol, Plague Queen .

May 26, 2011 3:03 p.m.

Justarsaus says... #13

oh i forgot to change garza out she was the general until recently.... the fact tht they all come into play tapped isnt rly a problem since EDH is a slower format and if i put Amulet of Vigor in the chances of me drawing it is pretty slim since its a singleton deck

May 26, 2011 3:24 p.m.

aeonsecho3 says... #14

it that betrays is always fun with thraximundar, but expensive with mana

June 1, 2011 2:58 a.m.

Exclaminator says... #15

I alos have a Thraximundar EDH so maybe you can get some ideas from that Thraximundar EDH

June 1, 2011 3:03 a.m.

Justarsaus says... #16

well funny thing aeonsecho3 i had it in here but swaped it out for koz cause 3 reasons higher Annihilator (4 vs 2) lower cmc and koz gives me card advantage when the commander decks hit i think ill find a way to have It That Betrays in here (gettin a Sol Ring :D) i would feel even more comfortable running the two eldrazis if i had a Gilded Lotus

June 3, 2011 3:06 a.m.

aeonsecho3 says... #17

I'd say run Black Market , it has potential to give even more than lotus though only black

June 3, 2011 10:39 p.m.

aeonsecho3 says... #18

I'd say run Black Market , it has potential to give even more than lotus though only black

June 3, 2011 10:39 p.m.

Justarsaus says... #19

hmmmmm interesting... more of an insentive to add Contagion Engine to the deck ill work on getting my hands on one of each of those and let you guys know how it works out (glad to see you interact with us)

June 4, 2011 3:47 a.m.

gop2002 says... #20

If Thrax is your general, Grave Pact and Butcher of Malakir are pretty useful. I'm also a huge fan of Blood Tyrant whenever you're in Grixis colors

(and for special fun with Thrax and pact/butcher, look for a Tombstone Stairwell . So unfair)

I'll third Black Market . It's amazing.

Vicious Shadows is expensive mana-wise, but really nice in EDH when creatures are hitting the graveyard left and right.

If you're having a problem with shrouded generals, Clone and it's like get around that - they aren't targeted effects, so shroud and troll shroud do nothing to stop them cloning and popping generals.

Finally, awesome deck name

June 9, 2011 1:58 p.m.

Justarsaus says... #21

only prob with Grave Pact and Butcher of Malakir are they work better in decks with lots of creatures in them mine has 8 creatures (other than thrax) as for the Vicious Shadows ill hunt one down and see how i like it

June 9, 2011 3:07 p.m.

Trabant777 says... #22

Not bad I have a Thrax deck as well, I'm not going to lie our deck's have a different strategy to them, but I can't tell you how many games I have won by playing Savage Beating Just a thought. ;-)

June 26, 2011 9:28 p.m.

Justarsaus says... #23

oh wow... i could take two people out with that.... i think im going to have to hunt one down

June 26, 2011 10:56 p.m.

donut62 says... #24

Looks solid, you might want to consider getting your hands on an Isochron Scepter you could cast a lot of your instants, some of my favorites are up there

some to consider:

Shadow of Doubt

card:Geth's Verdict

Magma Jet

Diabolic Edict

Oh and definitely put in the new Stranglehold it wrecks EDH considering almost every one runs either ramp, tutors, or fetches

June 28, 2011 7:54 a.m.

zandl says... #25

I think Rapacious One would be a great addition here. Also, Essence Feed is pretty much what Grixis stands for. It pumps your Thraximundar while you gain mana!

Consuming Vapors is a pretty cool card in EDH, as you can target a different player on the Rebound.

June 28, 2011 11:42 p.m.

Kori says... #26

Sit I must say you have broken so many basic rules I have been taught in EDH construction. I would have to say replace all your cards that are single shots to more recycable cards like for exmaple the Sun's Zeniths and Beacons.

June 28, 2011 11:55 p.m.

zandl says... #27


Yeah, so he can draw card:Red Sun's Zenith instead of Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker .

Good call.

June 29, 2011 12:03 a.m.

Justarsaus says... #28

im not sure if tht was sarcasm or not but i think i would rather have Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker in play than burn someone with card:Red Sun's Zenith and hope to draw it again later

June 29, 2011 1:31 a.m.

zandl says... #29

Sarcasm was, indeed, intended.

Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker is a great use of 8 mana. card:Red Sun's Zenith is not.

June 29, 2011 3:31 p.m.

Kori says... #30

I was never talking about Nicol, I don't even know how u guys "got take out Nicol" with "replace all your cards that are single shots to more recycable cards". I was just saying Red sun is better then something like Doom Blade because it recycles itself since EDH is usally a long game.

June 30, 2011 11:46 a.m.

zandl says... #31

But the odds of drawing a specific card even once are low, let alone recycling something without having it countered and then drawing it again.

I never said "take out Nicol". All I'm saying is that most one-shot cards are better than recycling cards, especially card:Red Sun's Zenith (which isn't even good to begin with... Give me a Comet Storm any day).

Doom Blade > RSZ. Spending 9 mana to kill off a big creature, or 2? 7 mana isn't worth the recycling, especially when you only have a 2% chance to draw that card again.

You're saying that you'd rather draw card:Red Sun's Zenith than Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker while sitting at 8 mana? facepalm

June 30, 2011 1:58 p.m.

Justarsaus says... #32

if i really need to recycle stuff i can always pop the Elixir of Immortality kinda why i am running it so i don't run out of steam... the only zenith that is any good in my colors is the black one and i am running it as for the beacons again the only one i would consider is the black one (possibly blue but i think it would gernerate more hate against me in multiplayer than i would want since most of my turns are draw-land-go it would be a waste) but it's not quite what i want to do with this deck

got a Sol Ring im wanting to put in... any suggestions as to what to take out?

July 2, 2011 5:32 a.m.

zandl says... #33

For Sol Ring , maybe a Swamp. Sol Ring almost acts as a land, so taking out one of your least effective lands for (theoretically) a better one is the smartest choice, IMHO.

Also, Morgue Toad . You're welcome.

PS. Countersquall > Negate .

And I still think you could do with more creatures. Creatures with Evoke are perfect for Thraximundar , since you get their Evoke effects and immediately sacrifice them. Things like Ingot Chewer and Mulldrifter would rule.

Here: http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?action=advanced&color=+![W]+![G]&format=+[%22Commander%22]&text=+[creature]+[sacrifice]+![artifact]+![enchantment]+![land]&type=+[%22Creature%22]

That's a list of every nongreen, nonwhite creature ever printed whose text contains the words "Sacrifice" and "Creature", but not "Artifact", "Enchantment", or "Land". Browse through that ****.

July 2, 2011 1:14 p.m.

Justarsaus says... #34

i'm actually working on gettin a Countersquall still noone in my group has them and the shop i go to is sold out :( ill look into some creatures that i have with evoke

July 2, 2011 3:28 p.m.

Jewrummer says... #35

I have a countersquall if you would like though I have no idea how the tappedout trading scene works lol

July 21, 2011 4:11 p.m.

Justarsaus says... #36

looking for anything?

August 13, 2011 4:55 a.m.

i really like this deck. i run a sedris deck that could use a boost. might look into what you got to help mine out. thanks :D

August 23, 2011 5:01 a.m.

Justarsaus says... #38

i dont really use many creatures to use sedris's ability

August 24, 2011 4:26 a.m.

Hazek says... #39

I tried this in my local meta. Use one counter spell and everyone at the table targets me. With the low amount of creatures, I usually never had any kind of defense.

1v1 this deck rocks. Multiplayer... it could use some work

September 5, 2011 4:35 a.m.

Justarsaus says... #40

that is really the prob i have had :( any suggestions?

September 8, 2011 4:20 a.m.

Hazek says... #41

You need more deterrence factors to the deck. I know there's a couple of enchantments that kill any creature that hits you.

Phyrexian Arena For card advantage.

Also no Demonic Tutor ?

September 8, 2011 4:54 a.m.

Justarsaus says... #42

Phyrexian Arena was in one of the very first versions of this deck but i cut it for jace as for the Demonic Tutor i would love to have one but none of my friends have one for trade :(

September 16, 2011 3:38 p.m.

Hazek says... #43

I'd honestly rather go with Phyrexian Arena than Jace. Jace makes the game Archenemy tbh. As soon as I play Jace, everyone and their mother targets me. KILL JACE!!!

Arena is a threat, but TBH no one in their right mind targets that first instead of a Grave Pact or No Mercy . Spiteful Visions might be worth a look vs niz-mezzet decks.

September 17, 2011 3:49 a.m.

Justarsaus says... #44

working on getting a No Mercy and Spiteful Visions when i do ill up date

September 30, 2011 3:47 p.m.

alexsmith21 says... #45

I really like this deck build you have for thrax a lot. +1. I just made my first thrax edh deck, and it seems like its doing well so far but i'm always looking for suggestions and opinions from others. deck:saximundar-edh

June 10, 2012 12:56 p.m.

Justarsaus says... #46

updated to try and make it better for multiplayer... hopefully

August 6, 2012 9:26 p.m.

Zzdragon23 says... #47

Just one idea I had (did a quick check of the comments and saw nothing of this), how about Rooftop Storm ? Just an idea to get your Thrax out easily and get the Pharoh out easily? Just get it out and then say "I cast Thrax for free now". then watch the lawls go on and on and on XP

August 6, 2012 9:53 p.m.

Justarsaus says... #48

i can't believe i over looked that card its awesome ill have to look into getting one and look into some other powerful zombays

August 6, 2012 11:08 p.m.

Zzdragon23 says... #49

Heh, hey it happens to all of us dude, besides the owner of the shop I go to thought of that XP It's honestly hilarious.

August 7, 2012 12:31 p.m.

I just want to say the deck name made me lol.

August 18, 2012 1:18 p.m.

Sniperops says... #51

All I can say is wow. This deck is incredible. I was scrolling through the cards, and I saw Dissipation Field and was like "Well, this wrecks my commander Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind " Congratulations, this deck is just amazing. Thraximundar is one of my favorite Grixis cards. I am a little bit surprised that there is no Prince of Thralls . because Prince of Thralls + Thraximundar is pretty common, and works rather well.

August 18, 2012 6:58 p.m.

Justarsaus says... #52

The card formerly known as Prince of Thralls gets added and cut from the deck a lot right now i dont have room for it even tho i have been thinking about cutting Dominus of Fealty for it but im not sure

August 19, 2012 1:11 a.m.

Ohthenoises says... #53

Just wanted to say, DAMN YOU FOR GETTING THAT STUCK IN MY HEAD! That is all.....

Undermine may be a good addition. You have Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth but not Cabal Coffers ? I generally include 1-2 infinite combos in my EDH decks just as a backup plan, how do you feel about them?

August 25, 2012 10:09 p.m.

Justarsaus says... #54

i was looking for one when i first got Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth but none of the shops i went to had one and no one wanted to trade with me so i gave up on it if i was to happen upon one i would add it but the deck ramps pretty well with out it so i havn't went out of my way to get one as far as infinite combo's go i hate them in casual play so i try to stay away from them

August 25, 2012 10:34 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #55

Normally I use it as a "This game has become un-fun I'm just going to end this shit so we can start again".

August 25, 2012 10:41 p.m.

Justarsaus says... #56

i have no prob scooping when i get bored

August 25, 2012 10:45 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #57

That's fair. Normally I play with 15 people so if I scoop it may take a few hours for someone to win before I can play again.

Really solid in 1v.1 as you said. Why Mask of Avacyn over the superior Lightning Greaves , Swiftfoot Boots or Whispersilk Cloak ? Also, judging by your use of Sol Ring I can safely assume you aren't playing French rules, meaning that tucking is valid in your playgroups, so why not Hinder over Cancel ? (Other suggestions might include Stoic Rebuttal (as you might at some point get 3 artifacts etc etc etc.)

August 25, 2012 11:03 p.m.

Justarsaus says... #58

P/t boost from the mask and the only reason I have cancel is because i have a full art version I know theres better options but my cancle has style

August 25, 2012 11:48 p.m.

WarlordNeal says... #59

Nicol bolas (The elder dragon) should be in there, But i don't see what to take out. It all flows together. I really like it

August 27, 2012 11:22 p.m.

Justarsaus says... #60

I use him as an alt general to make it a little more challenging :D

August 28, 2012 1:25 a.m.

maiden77 says... #61

hey mate given our shared love of Grixis!! i thought I would look at this deck 1st :-). I too have a grixis deck albeit with a different general I use Sedris, the Traitor King cuz he friggin epic! :-). 1st off I pitch an argument for you to have 36 lands not 34. I have found using my 11 EDH decks (seriously 11 IRL lol) 36 is the sweet spot, desptite what mana rocks or land fetch you are using, i mean if you are happy with 34 thats cool i just thought I would throw that out there. I play exculsively in multiplayers (4-7 people) so my decks are all tooled up to survive the chaos. obviously this is an expensive card but Demonic Tutor is a staple along with card:Sensei's Divining Top but cheaper ways to do these cards are things like Darksteel Pendant and Crystal Ball both really helpful. two tutor cards that are perfect for multiplayer are Increasing Ambition and Diabolic Revelation insanely powerful. i would also include Decree of Pain best wrath ever IMO clear field and fill hand? yes please :-) you already have Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth i would add Cabal Coffers (which you can copy with Vesuva too!) to get a serious mana return. if relying on just tutors to find the combo as well as draw i run Expedition Map epic land fetch for every deck :-) hope I have helped mate, if you would like any help on a specific issue on the deck holla at me

September 7, 2012 4:07 a.m.

Justarsaus says... #62

i have enough early draw and ramp that 34 lands works well for me i had card:Sensei's Divining Top in but i draw so much that the tops "scry" effect doesn't matter i was looking for a Diabolic Revelation , Cabal Coffers and Demonic Tutor but no one i know has one i'm not a fan of buying cards online :/ i didn't know Increasing Ambition existed and im already running Expedition Map lol

really what i'm needing help with is making it better for multiplayer

September 7, 2012 4:36 p.m.

warper says... #63

hey if you guys are needing help in multiplayer my deck Pawn of Bolas wins quite a bit. even when I get targeted.

Even if you don't reanimate many creatures Sheoldred, Whispering One really hurts your opponents. If I get something like Darksteel Plate out I ussually tutor her up for it. I like the earlier suggestion of Mind Twist or Mind Shatter over Blightning and Hymn to Tourach . Those maybe some of my favorites but I prefer smashing someone's whole hand.

September 13, 2012 10:17 a.m.

maiden77 says... #64

personally looking at your creature base, you don't have enough big craetures really, in multiplayer you will get a couple out maybe, not enough to win with and if a wrath happens you have lost a big percentage of your good creatures then a Bojuka Bog happens and you are screwed, i would get rid of the small creatures like the specter and stuff and put in more big creatures, you should be ramping early then playing scary win cons so these little guys should never get played. compare your creature base to mine and see what I mean, i concentrate on playing threat after threat after threat and if they survive I then unearth them with my general and go again. i VERY rarely lose with this deck in fact I have only lost once cuz I got mana flooded.

September 13, 2012 10:27 a.m.

j0shsmith24 says... #65

hey i took a little bit of inspiration from your deck to make mine.revised grixis control think you could take a look and tell me what you think? some feedback would be cool

February 3, 2016 8:17 p.m.

Wurmlover says... #66

+1 solely for writing the song

December 23, 2016 12:10 p.m.

Lol archive the old comments haha man this list is old but suddenly people are noticing it again for some reason. Who knows how the TO algorithms work. Hilarious name and great song though.

January 10, 2017 1:30 a.m.

page04z says... #68


January 21, 2017 4:20 p.m.

I came here cuz our names/colors match and i love grixis


Wow um, so this is for 1v1 mostly? I mean things like blightning are straight up bad in multiplayer, so it being a hybrid half/half 1v1 and multiplayer means its also only half as effective in both formats

Id suggest building 2 separate grixis decks entirely for 1v1 and multiplayer respectively, especially since the banlists are now almost entirely different (sol ring is banned in 1v1) as i have done with nekusar, mishra, thrax, and gwendolyn di corci,

I used to run a hybrid nekusar years back, and it ended up being slaughtered in nearly every 1v1 match due to all of the global spells, yet hated off of a table quickly in multiplayer because i am unable to stop multiple opponents with stuff like Lightning Bolt, Counterspell, Blightning, The Rack and Toil / Trouble, so sorry if i seem rude im just trying to help you avoid similar results because thrax also gets hated out of multiplayer and has a way harder time playing stax than its intended 1v1 play, and garza zol is arguably the worst of any grixis commander for multiplayer, so although that makes you "low key" people who have played you before already know wjat to expect from your deck and thus running the weakest commander combined with a bunch of single targeted/non global spells and one of the most hated color wedges in edh doesnt seem to end well for you, its kind of in a weird gap between casual amd competitive/1v1 and multiplayer that makes it awkward in all 4 situations

Nice poem, though, Very creative!

And heck, have a +1 because I share the grixis love,

Speaking of love, my competitive multiplayer nekusar primer and flava flaves clock collection (mishra storm) could use some, if you'd care to pass it om

They can also be used as a frame of reference to my suggestions, if you like :)


September 7, 2017 7:31 p.m.

goblinguiderevealpls way to waste a ton of time writing that for a 4 year old deck list that the owner doesn't even bother to update. This is hilariously useless, as I stated in my previous comment. He doesn't need your advice now, just like he didn't need anybody's advice for the last 4 years. Give it a rest.

September 7, 2017 7:48 p.m.

If he doesnt want people to comment on it or see it, there's this thing called a delete button, as far as i know decks exist on this database for feedback, not personal trash talking lol

September 7, 2017 7:52 p.m.

I didn't say either of those things and I didn't trash talk you or personally insult you. You're feeling attacked because you aren't used to being informed bluntly of the futility of doing something pointless. You can comment and look all you like; I was explaining to you, because you apparently didn't look, that this decklist has not been updated in 4 years. So explaining to some random person on the internet that their deck isn't going to work the way they want 4 years later is a bit nonsensical and useless. Anyhow, have a great day giving people unsolicited advice on ancient artifacts.

September 7, 2017 7:56 p.m.

ACDAMAN says... #73

I dont see a commander? +1 though!

September 15, 2017 8:04 p.m.

Myr_Mythic says... #74

Upvoted for the clever song.

September 23, 2017 10:18 a.m.

docpanda says... #75

I sang that song outloud, wasn't mad at all. Upboated

October 11, 2017 12:20 p.m.

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