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.

My favorite one so far has been


Life From The Stinkweed Scholar's Birthing Ooze

Modern MindAblaze

SCORE: 27 | 68 COMMENTS | 4352 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS


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This is where the Vorthos comes in.

It's the story of an easily angered, yet Civilized Scholar  Flip. He's overwhelmed by the triviality of life and becomes a Death Cultist. He immerses himself in his Stinkweed and becomes fascinated with fantastical Devoted Druids, Morselhoarders and Quillspikes. Finally, his Necrotic Ooze gets involved with a Birthing Pod and new life emerges.

One day I would like to begin a series of articles with short stories based around people's decks. When Im not planning a wedding and still trying to get settled in my new house with my four kids, fiancee and army of pets.

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What do you think about Deadbridge Chant?

March 25, 2017 10:23 p.m.

Well your build is essentially the idea I was looking for. Some kind of junk lifegain enchantress build. Stony Silence is a shoe-in for the spot.

I've made the changes you recommended. 8 spots to fill.

March 25, 2017 9:24 p.m.

Wow I started drafting this up and forgot about it. That's a great idea though. Relevant and synergistic. I'm going to have to work on this some more.

March 25, 2017 8:30 p.m.

I enjoy the Pirates from Mercadian Masques. Rishadan Footpad, Rishadan Cutpurse and Rishadan Brigand.

Deadeye+Peregrine Drake+a Rishadan pirate makes your opponents sac all their things. But yes, the whole friends hating you thing is problematic.

March 25, 2017 7 p.m.

Megrim and Liliana's Caress would be great drops after I have the Lamia out, but before that they don't defend me at all and in multiplayer games just end up turning the aggro toward me. I love to use them with Burning Inquiry though.

March 24, 2017 4:43 p.m.

Said on Sac Outlets - ......

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Birthing Pod is one of my favourites.

March 23, 2017 12:37 p.m.

Maybe they're taking a poll?

I vote Purple. My Nekusar deck looks great in purple sleeves.

March 22, 2017 7:13 p.m.

Said on Veiled Sentry + ......

#8

Player casting Whelming Wave declares intent to cast the spell, pays the associated costs and it's put on the stack. Veiled Sentry triggers on the casting of WW and its ability is put on the stack. Priority passes around and VS's ability makes it a creature. Whelming Wave then resolves bouncing your veiled sentry back to your hand.

March 22, 2017 5:07 p.m.

Khazim, Momentum Engineer

Legendary creature - Human Monk

Protection from Black, Green and Blue

If damage is prevented, until end of turn all damage from a source you controlled deals twice that much damage.

3/3

Ninja'd...use his graveyard order suggestion for the next card.

March 22, 2017 3:16 p.m.

dryadson One thing I noticed with this deck is early aggro can get hard to handle. It's much stronger 1v1 though, I just usually play multiplayer so I notice people don't like Shrieking Affliction.

Any suggestions?

March 22, 2017 1:49 p.m.

Comprehensive Rules

400.7

March 22, 2017 1:34 a.m.

I'm also wondering if Baral's Expertise could be relevant. I'm thinking probably but it depends on the strength of your meta. Expertise into Wheel could be great.

March 21, 2017 7:32 p.m.

This should be posted in the Rules Q&A section, but to answer your question; The ability that exiles it goes on the stack, in response you sac it, and then it's no longer the same object after it changes zones, so the exile trigger fizzles.

March 21, 2017 3:24 p.m.

Pocketmouse; You're right, Niv-Mizzet isn't optimal because there's more damage to deal out then cards in your library. The saving grace is you don't have to deck yourself with Curiosity since it's a may. I ran it in my deck for awhile, and always found it to be unnecessary. Something like Malfegor helps me more, since Nekusar tends to draw attention to himself.

March 21, 2017 3:19 p.m.

Phyresis and Grafted Exoskeleton end games quickly. Mycosynth Lattice help you get the most of the mana you're getting from Waste Not. Copy effects, specifically ones with flashback are great like Geistblast.

The Mad King of Tristram for reference.

March 21, 2017 2:05 p.m.

Said on How to Change ......

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March 20, 2017 3:36 p.m.

You can't play Fleshbag Marauder with heartless summoning. It dies when state based actions are checked and you'll be forced to sac a different creature too. Slum Reaper works better, but is worse when you have to hard cast it.

March 10, 2017 11:31 p.m.

Arc Trail is one of my pet cards. Divides damage and passes out three.

March 9, 2017 8:38 p.m.

Decks

Mayael's Wild Pair-ty

Commander / EDH MindAblaze

SCORE: 44 | 235 COMMENTS | 17202 VIEWS | IN 24 FOLDERS

Robust Harvest

Modern* MindAblaze

SCORE: 43 | 121 COMMENTS | 8403 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS

Marauding Titans

Modern* MindAblaze

SCORE: 24 | 26 COMMENTS | 4463 VIEWS | IN 5 FOLDERS

The Mad King of Tristram

Commander / EDH* MindAblaze

SCORE: 36 | 105 COMMENTS | 9333 VIEWS | IN 14 FOLDERS

Land of Falling Tokens

Modern* MindAblaze

SCORE: 9 | 16 COMMENTS | 1778 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Centre for Disease Control

Commander / EDH MindAblaze

SCORE: 38 | 99 COMMENTS | 11065 VIEWS | IN 15 FOLDERS

Cubes

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JM's Casual Cube

MindAblaze — 1 week ago

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Finished Decks 61
Prototype Decks 31
Drafts 3
Playing since Conflux
Cube Drafts 26
Points 1716
Avg. deck rating 12.39
T/O Rank 91
Helper Rank 329
Favorite formats Commander / EDH, Modern
Good Card Suggestions 403
Cards Added/Fixed 1
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Joined 4 years