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Grix and Stones, Draw Cards and Break Bones

Commander / EDH* Combo Control Forcefeed U/B/R (Grixis) Wizards

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Twas a night for the Grixis when soon did they find

A new player joined their little hive mind

His deck featured not big creatures with claws

But rather his deck weaponized card draws

Nicol Bolas looked down with a curious grin

He thought to himself "Could this deck really win?"

He showed them his power and they were astonished

They asked with wide faces "How is this acccomplished?"

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The match always starts with the setup for late game

With artifacts and creatures, no card is the same

Mana ramping is done with trinkets galore

These are all things you can get at the store

Chromatic Lantern and Horn of Greed

For when mana and cards are what you need

Baleful Strix will help you out surely

When you want some defense and an extra draw early

With the Wheel of Fortune and the Magus to spin it

Mayhaps you will draw cards that you need to win it

Nin, the Pain Artist with the shock that she brings

Will draw extra cards, so make sure it stings

Nekusar, The Lich King, our commander tonight

Has come from his tomb, and is ready to fight

Whenever a library gets a bit smaller

Nekusar lets out the mightiest holler

The scream carries out from his ghostly dead breath

Bringing foes closer to the brink of death

With setup complete and the future looks tragic

It's time to finish this with some Grixis magic

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The late game is here and there's not much to say

I've run out of rhymes to my own dismay

It's hard to write poems and really explain

How the deck works, it's kind of a pain

The Dictate of Kruphix is here to help all

But with this commander it makes your foes bawl

With pain comes more cards, but I really must say

The Price of Knowledge is a steep one to pay

Jin Gitaxias makes his appearance

When foes' hands are gone, you will have full clearance

You may clear the board with a Blasphemous Act

Or rack up the pain with a Damnable Pact

Just keep up the damage, and surely you'll win this

Thus is the power of the house known as Grixis

Wow okay, that felt like the holiday special from Danny Phantom. Man I loved that show. Hopefully you guys followed any of that poetry gibberish and enjoy the deck as much as I do. This is my first three color deck so I wanted to give it a little special treatment.

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Welcome back fellow Grixis friends. Grix and Stones here needed a bit of a makeover.

I encountered a problem recently where this deck was able to chunk down my entire enemy pool, but it wasn't fast enough. For instance, I had a Price of Knowledge out on my battlefield, which was doing work, but created an unexpected problem: I had become enemy number one to the entire table. Late game value needs to be much faster and less aggro drawing. Over all these years of playing magic I have learned that it's a game of psychology as much as cards.

So Price of Knowledge is gone and I have decided to try something a little new. In the last update we put in cost reducing effects for my instant and sorcery wheel spells (ie: Goblin Electromancer, Baral, Chief of Compliance, and Arcane Melee). Well the latter of those examples is gone now because I was kind of a dumb when I realized it reduced the cost for everyone not just me. Whoops. I have replaced it with primal amulet , which got me thinking about copy abilities.

Copying my wheels spells creates a much faster and much more damaging event for my opponents. The idea here is to be as quick as possible with damage so as to give your opponents as little time to react as possible. So now this deck includes:

Insidious Will, Sigil Tracer, Melek, Izzet Paragon, primal amulet , Swarm Intelligence, and Hive Mind

That last one in particular is especially deadly, because three opponents, makes three copies of Wheel of Fortune, Discard 4 hands, and draw three.

The doublers will ensure a swift double wheel, and a swift victory. However, I have also thought about doubling damage done by card draws with a Dictate of the Twin Gods sort of thing, but to be honest, I am running out of room in the deck for such enchantments. So I decided to include only one such card: Insult. The reason I chose this was because it is an instant that can benefit off of my cost reduction effects. As well as preventing the aforementioned problem of becoming enemy number one by having such an enchantment out. Death needs to be swift, so spending FIVE mana on a Dictate of the Twin Gods then trying to copy and wheel, will only be possible quite late in the game.

The last thing to talk about here is some expertise. Baral's Expertise was recomended to my by a friend when he saw my choice to include bounce effects as removal when combined with the discard effects of wheels, so it was an instant pick. Most of the wheel spells in the deck are 4 or less mana, so the second ability of the spell makes for some great synergy. Yahenni's Expertise is also in the deck to help remove and wheel as well, but it won't kill off Nekusar, or The Locust God, leaving them alive for the subsequent free wheel.

That about wraps things up. Hope you guys enjoy the update. Before I make a new deck I will be revisiting all my current decks and updating them. Next on the update list is my Gitrog Monster deck, link is down below. Cheers everyone!


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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.53
Tokens 2/2 Zombie, 1/1 Insect
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Top rank #1 on 2017-08-11
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+1 Izzet Chemister main
-1 Blood Crypt main
-1 Jace's Sanctum main
+1 Chandra Ablaze main
+1 Fetid Pools main
+1 Cryptic Command main
+1 Ancient Excavation main
-1 Hive Mind main
+1 Ash Barrens main
-1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth main
-1 Mystic Retrieval main
-1 Dark Deal main