MindAblaze The Grixis Dentist

I'm Justin and I'm a Grixis Player...

Welcome to the Vorthos cave.

There are two main things I love about magic. The strategy and the Lore. I also love the color pie but that's a different story.

The first part is because I learned to play from a very serious Spike. He made me very conscious of slow mana, below the curve creatures and janky, convoluted interactions. Play to win...we hit a few PTQs but mostly Game Days and FNMs. It was good times.

I play primarily casually now. As a result I mostly find myself building multiplayer decks that have some kind of combo built into them that generates oppressively incremental advantage. I love infinite combo decks but usually end up not putting them together for very long because they often win once or twice then I lose every time after that.

This is where the Vorthos comes in.

My story is one of a competitor left to their own devices. Strengths were found in persistence and a lack of mercy. Hence how I play this game;

There are two decks that I play that make my metas kneel;

Krunchy Kobolds

Commander / EDH MindAblaze



The Mad King of Tristram

Commander / EDH MindAblaze

SCORE: 42 | 110 COMMENTS | 10803 VIEWS | IN 14 FOLDERS

The Dragon and the Lich;

at its finest. They both excel at making the opponent die on their terms. Prossh by feeding the body, and Nekusar by feeding the mind. Their Rakdosity is matched only by the facility of their intention. They make what they want to happen happen. Whether through redundancy or perseverance Rakdos causes pain to others whilst doing what not only suits their needs, but bumps their jollies at the same time...

I take a hedonistic pleasure in taking someone else’s vision, and interpreting the story implicit within. I just need the right muse...

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Said on bounce creatures...


Spine of Ish Sah blows stuff up. Memnarch can steal the lands if you make them artifact too.

October 15, 2018 12:07 p.m.

Said on bounce creatures...

October 14, 2018 9:36 p.m.

Said on bounce creatures...


That’s probably because blue doesn’t really destroy things.

Riftwing Cloudskate and Venser, Shaper Savant probably fit the bill though.

October 14, 2018 9:33 p.m.

Ok Machiavelli...

On topic...discard in multiplayer can be done, but beware of a couple things. People get annoyed when their resources are whittled away, so prepare to get hit a lot. I have a multiplayer discard deck that uses Recurring Nightmare to bring back stuff like Liliana's Specter, Thoughtrender Lamia and Rotting Rats. I’ve learned that you have to have a plan for the stuff that sticks, and you have to plan for the deck that can out draw your discard plan. Otherwise, like other posters have said, 1:1 discard is pure card disadvantage, so stuff like Skull Rend are pretty threatening. I once had an opponent Force of Will my Skull Rend because of the potential damage it could cause.

October 14, 2018 4:04 p.m.

Said on Decision Paralysis...


Whispering Braaaaaaains

Casual* MindAblaze


October 13, 2018 3:59 p.m.

Said on Decision Paralysis...


Unless I wanted to play Esper zombies for the Psychic Corrosion game plan. Varina, Lich Queen could make that really interesting.

October 11, 2018 7:36 p.m.

Said on Decision Paralysis...


Well Whispering Madness and Psychic Corrosion seemed fun, and were intended to play together. I even considered Undead Alchemist and Wildfire Eternal for that. Casting zombies and getting mill spells like Traumatize and Mind Funeral for free seemed like a thing to do if I can get the Eternal through.

The other goal was originally to mash Flayer, Prized Amalgam, Sickening Dreams, Nahiri's Wrath and Mogg Maniac into the same shell. I don’t exactly want to only build Grixis decks, despite my love affair with the undead lol. This deck could have Gravecrawlers and Bloodghasts, and would probably benefit from a way to reanimate the Flayers.

October 11, 2018 11:45 a.m.

Said on Decision Paralysis...


Haha Arvail I hear you. These are cards purchased between June and now, and yes I cut down. I’m fully aware of my capacity for addiction. They’re not the only cards I bought either, but I ordered some for my cube and at least Dreams, Wrath and Flayer were intended to go in the same deck...maybe Prized Amalgam. Nahiri's Wrath+ Mogg Maniac seemed fun...Also in the OP I didn’t mean fanatic I meant Maniac.

TMBRLZ No specific format, my play group doesn’t like when they lose before they get to durdle around for awhile...

October 11, 2018 12:43 a.m.

Said on Decision Paralysis...


I’ve reached an impasse and need your suggestions. Any you make will be valuable.

I’ve been...hoarding cards lately, ordering playset after play set of things to build with, and now that most of them are here I don’t know what exactly to do with them. I’m really in need of suggestions because I can’t make a decision. Below is a list of cards that I have desire to make into something(s?);

Wildfire Eternal

Thought Gorger

Mogg Fanatic

Nahiri's Wrath

Sickening Dreams

Prized Amalgam

Diregraf Captain

Whispering Madness

Psychic Corrosion and,

Flayer of the Hatebound

Obviously I have more cards than this to supplement whatever the plan ends up being and I don’t expect to fit them all together, but if you have any suggestions then shoot. I’d greatly appreciate any ideas. Apparently I’m a netherbeast who has developed the retardations and can’t build a sixty card deck anymore...

October 10, 2018 7:57 p.m.

Said on Death by tokens...


Purphoros and Impact Tremors are important parts of my Prossh, Skyraider of Kher deck.

October 9, 2018 2:17 p.m.

Boza He didn’t say underpowered he said underwhelming. As in boring, I assume.

Maybe that’s just me, but red white turn ‘em sideways can be tweaked in so many ways, but it’s always going to be boring.

Also, aggro always wins at the start of a new format. Give it a while until some answers are laced up.

October 8, 2018 7:48 p.m.

Said on Looking for a ......




October 3, 2018 11:03 p.m.

Said on The Old Grixis ......


What are your thoughts re: Sword of Body and Mind?

October 3, 2018 6:17 p.m.

I would keep a close eye on Spiteful Visions.

It seems great, but remember it hits you too. That political aspect probably can’t be understated though. Like I said, something to keep an eye on.

I’m liking the idea of Psychic Corrosion, just trying to decide how it fits.

October 3, 2018 6:11 p.m.

I’m not sure if Meglonoth fits the bill for you since you deal the damage when it’s blocking not attacking, but Vigilance so you don’t have to choose!

There’s always Mage Slayer!

October 2, 2018 4:35 p.m.

This is unrelated for the most part, but further illustration to the above point about Awaken and Haste;

Ambush Commander limits your ability to tap forests that enter the battlefield while AC is out as they are also suffering from summoning sickness because they enter the battlefield as both Forests and 1/1 green elves.

October 2, 2018 1:43 p.m.

My thought was the counter applies to your spells just as much as their spells, so no instant speed flickering, putting pants on your things or other shenanigans like that. That being said it is probably too strong as is. You could say “the next time a spell targets you or a permanent you control counter that spell.” Then it only happens once. It works quite well in a tempo style build for UW I think.

September 30, 2018 11:32 p.m.


+2: until your next turn, whenever a player would cast a spell targetting you, a permanent or a spell you control, counter that spell.

-X : The next instant or sorcery spell you cast with CMC X or less gains rebound. The next time you cast a spell from exile, exile Narset, and return her to the battlefield transformed.

Eminence - Whenever a creature enters the battlefield from exile, if Narset is in the command zone or on the battlefield, target instant or sorcery spell in your graveyard gains flashback until end of turn.

Loyalty : 2

Narset Awakened

Legendary Creature - Human Monk


When Narset Awakened enters the battlefield, exile another target creature you control. Return it to the battlefield at end of turn.

Creatures you control gain prowess.


September 29, 2018 6:15 p.m.


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Commander / EDH MindAblaze

SCORE: 42 | 110 COMMENTS | 10825 VIEWS | IN 14 FOLDERS

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