TheAlexGnan Deckspert

Welcome to the grixis shrine.

My mission here is grixis. My decks are grixis. I'm trying to know everything about those colors.

Even back when I wasn't even aware of competitive modern MTG (I was like 12), I was always playing grixis, and I remember my best build being, you guessed it, grixis. with 4x Lightning Bolt and 4x Terminate along with counters and Fireball as a win condition. Pestilence was in there too, so yea, it was essentially a very simplyfied grixis control list.

So, UBR all the way!

Now, I run grixis homebrews for fun and Grixis Control for a competitive deck. You might say I swapped my entire collection (wasnt that big) for a collection of grixis staples.

So, If you have questions about grixis homebrews, grixs twin/delver/control and even midrange, just post on my wall, tag me in the description or comments. I dont even mind the occasional deck posting on my wall, as long as it doesn't get notorious.

Decks I run:


Bloody Singleminded (Competitive)

Modern TheAlexGnan

SCORE: 178 | 348 COMMENTS | 19093 VIEWS | IN 61 FOLDERS


Thats my homebrew.


The Perfect Balance (Grixis Primer)

Modern TheAlexGnan

SCORE: 38 | 74 COMMENTS | 6010 VIEWS | IN 10 FOLDERS


Thats my competitive grixis control list. Kicks ass.

Ask me any detailed questions about grixis, card choices etc.

Happy Building!

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I think you ought to reevaluate your knowledge of modern and the presumptuous way you present your theories. Allow for the possibility of you being wrong. It would both save people's time arguing obvious points and improve your play which is, I hope, your goal here.

October 20, 2017 7:20 p.m.

Ruin Raider is not competitively playable by any Stretch. And If you build around him you get good yank at best.

Also "kills goyf instead of Scavenger" just illustrates that the card isn't great. If your 2drop is more threatening than your 3drop something's wrong.

Look, if you believe the card is good, put it to the test. I'd be happy to be proven wrong.

October 20, 2017 11:30 a.m.

I have close to never played nor watched a game with multiple bob Effects in play. You are creating unlikely scenarios to match your Argument.

If you think between Tracker, finks, courser, anafenza, lily1,lily2, Lingering souls and Scavenger the latter deserves to take a 3cmc Slot you're insane. Bgx lives off double powerplays on turn 4. Scavenger just doesnt have the impact it needs to have and is bloody easy to remove.

This is modern. A 3cmc spell has to be either hard to trade 1for1 (souls, finks) or potentially take over the game (Lily, anafenza, Tracker). That's a very high bar to meet

October 20, 2017 9:32 a.m.

*negligible

October 20, 2017 6:23 a.m.

Scavenger has NO way to grow beyond a 4/3 which looses to almost everything in modern. There are much more powerful 3drops in modern. If you want the life, go for Kitchen Finks. If you want Aggression and powerful graveyard hate, go for Anafenza, the Foremost. Scavenger does nothing. The graveyard hate is close to nigligible, a 3drop that grows no more than a 4/3 and only in your attack step is nigligible, and gaining the life is only valuable against burn or Hyper aggressive stompy Decks. The card just isn't good. Deal with it.

October 20, 2017 6:22 a.m.

Regarding the conversation, Scavenging Ooze is better by far. There should be no discussion about this. Scooze can outgrow anything in the long Game and is a strong anti-graveyard strategy while also fitting in gbx's curve turn 2 (1 Threat) AND turn 4 (2 threats].

Also having your scavenger bolted is a huge Tempo loss, and even terminate is a Tempo plus on him. Imo the question isn't "is he better than scooze" , but "is he playable qt all"?

October 20, 2017 4:22 a.m.

I reluctantly throw salt in this conversations, but I've had a discussion with Xica before and found 2 things to be true: first, trying to convince him is like boxing a glacier, and second, his understanding of Tier Level modern is much more limited than his overconfidence would let on. Sorry, but I feel I have to clarify things here.

October 20, 2017 4:13 a.m.

Said on Open Skull Lobotomy...

#8

I'm going for a tough question (i believe i was here about a year ago): Does it actually do much against top decks? Is it consistent? Does it win? I guess i'm asking if it has a legitimate raison d'etre other than being a brew..

October 6, 2017 2:29 p.m.

Decks

Bloody Singleminded (Competitive)

Modern TheAlexGnan

SCORE: 178 | 348 COMMENTS | 19093 VIEWS | IN 61 FOLDERS

Abzan For A Dime (Modern)

Modern TheAlexGnan

SCORE: 11 | 14 COMMENTS | 664 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Trippin' to CoCo Island!?

Modern TheAlexGnan

SCORE: 12 | 31 COMMENTS | 1351 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

The Perfect Balance (Grixis Primer)

Modern TheAlexGnan

SCORE: 38 | 74 COMMENTS | 6010 VIEWS | IN 10 FOLDERS

What Thing In The Ice?

Modern* TheAlexGnan

SCORE: 33 | 108 COMMENTS | 6855 VIEWS | IN 13 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 8
Prototype Decks 3
Drafts 0
Playing since Eighth Edition
Avg. deck rating 45.50
T/O Rank 469
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Favorite formats Modern
Good Card Suggestions 92
Last activity 2 days
Joined 2 years