Quote from a21ClownSalute »Hello all! New to MTG Salvation. Thought I would join the conversation and share my list. I have been playing Grixis Control, basically since its inception with Khans. I feel after many hours of testing I have found a pretty optimal list for the current meta. Anyway, the deck:
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Creature: 114x Snapcaster Mage2x Tasigur, the Golden Fang2x Gurmag Angler1x Vendilion Clique2x Jace, Vryns ProdigySpells: 274x Serum Visions4x Thought Scour4x Lightning Bolt2x Terminate2x Kolaghan's Command2x Cryptic Command2x Spell Snare2x Mana Leak1x Stubborn Denial1x Electrolyze1x Thoughtseize1x Go For The Throat1x Gifts UngivenLands: 222x Creeping Tar Pit2x Sulfur Falls2x Watery Grave2x Steam Vents1x Ghost Quarter4x Scalding Tarn4x Polluted Delta3x Island1x Swamp1x MountainSideboard: 152x Fulminator Mage2x Dispel1x Negate2x Vampiric Link1x Duress1x Languish1x Jace, Architect Of Thought1x Anger of the Gods1x Izzet Saticaster1x Surgical Extraction1x Engineered Explosives1x Wurmcoil Engine
The SB is geared for my meta. When i go to "big" tournaments the numbers and cards get shifted around. Overall, I think this deck is incredibly powerful and a blast to play. I'm always open to constructive criticism and look forward to discussing this awesome deck with the community!
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I definitely think Jace is worth testing because while not 100% optimal - -3ing into a terminate, K-command or Gifts is still really really strong. In using Jace in your shell, what have you found?
As far as your list - I think I'd rather have a Dispel than a stubborn denial (you're looking to hit the same types of cards with it, like path), and I think I'd rather have another Terminate over the singleton Thoughtseize, but that's just me.
I've been pretty dissatisfied with Cryptic lately, so I think I want to drop to 1/2 and maybe do a weird 3/2 K command Electrolyze split. Relying too much on Cryptics in a meta that has adapted by overloading on dispels feels REALLY awful, especially in the mirror.
Quote from xxhellfirexx3 »Gixis control seems to be falling on MTGO. Will it fall from tier 1?
Quote from Premaximum »Quote from xxhellfirexx3 »Gixis control seems to be falling on MTGO. Will it fall from tier 1?
I think it's rather poorly positioned at the moment, but still a good deck. Merfolk has shown a significant rise, which is a terrible matchup. Jund kind of has it's way with us, and it's still a very popular deck. Things will ebb and flow, I think.
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Quote from gkourou »Quote from xxhellfirexx3 »Gixis control seems to be falling on MTGO. Will it fall from tier 1?
Yes. It is not the flavour of the month deck anymore.
You can go to lantern control thread now.
Quote from Artyom »I think the other thing to take into consideration is how flexible the Grixis shell is. It doesn't take much for someone to change from Grixis control into Delver into Twin into Blue Jund depending on how best to attack the meta. Given that the tier system is based on popularity rather then power this means that there will probably always be a Tier 1 Grixis deck but which flavor of Grixis will probably rotate depending on the meta game.
Quote from darksage78 »4 Mana leaks are an interesting choice, I was actually thinking of increasing my count to 3 and keep 1 Remand myself. Thanks for sharing your list!
Quote from ET1 »Just picked up the deck recently and i'm digging it, but what is the plan for zoo company, each time i've played it, it has felt winnable, but i a) don't think i'm siding correctly and b) just seemed to get out grinded once they just start top decking knights and company's. It's almost like each turn i'm just doing my best to stall them out searching for answers while at the same time not really pressuring them too much