Quote from oPoptartz »How often do you guys find yourself running out of gas? I find myself running out quite a bit. I know Kommand, Snap and Lili are all options but they are all 3 or more mana. How about Chart a Course? The card refuels and is only 2 mana. The card gels a lot better with Young Pyromancer decks, but there is a chance that this could be a 2 of to help refuel. Worst case it's a 2 mana Sleight and best case it's a 2 mana Divination. What are your thoughts about the mini Treasure Cruise?
Quote from BANTxMAN »Hey Everyone. I was wondering if anyone has experience dropping Inquisition of Kozilek from their lists in favor of additional lightning bolts or Temur battle rages? I've seen a few lists drop inquisition entirely lately. How does the deck feel with less discard? In what metas would this be a good call?
Quote from darksteel88 »I get that the deck is very efficient and all, but the issue is that the flooding is contributing directly to losses. Drawing several lands in a row or a high volume over a period of turns is manifesting itself into results. Just yesterday, I scooped a game with multiple lands in my hand.
What I'm really trying to see is if there are ways I can alleviate that. Maybe I play certain cards that help deal with flooding. Maybe I cut lands and add cheap spells to alleviate needing multiple lands. I'm just trying to see if that's actually something to do. Perhaps shaving a land to play a copy of Opt is good. Perhaps changing out some cheap spells for more powerful, more expensive cards could alleviate this as well. I'm just here trying to see how I can manage this.
Quote from wm0 »I have a question about Spicklemore's list from SCG Louisville. I know it isn't Grixis, but this is the best place I know to ask about it.
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Artifacts4 Mishra's BaubleCreatures4 Death's Shadow4 Street Wraith4 TarmogoyfInstants1 Abrupt Decay1 Dismember4 Fatal Push3 Stubborn Denial2 TerminatePlaneswalkers3 Liliana of the VeilSorceries4 Inquisition of Kozilek4 Thoughtseize4 Traverse the UlvenwaldBasic Lands1 SwampLands1 Blood Crypt4 Bloodstained Mire4 Marsh Flats2 Overgrown Tomb1 Stomping Ground4 Verdant Catacombs1 Watery GraveSideboard:1 Nihil Spellbomb1 Izzet Staticaster2 Ancient Grudge3 Disdainful Stroke1 Kozilek's Return1 Stubborn Denial1 Temur Battle Rage1 Liliana, the Last Hope3 Lingering Souls1 Godless Shrine
My question is mainly how does this deck function against mana denial? A single GQ can knock you completely out of Blue mana, and afaik there isn't any real way to defend against it. Eldrazi, Tron, Bears, Junk etc. all play GQ, and this list hinges pretty heavily on counterspells.
Does anyone have input on how to SB with this deck?
Quote from Imborj »i have trimmed a ceremonius rejection and a collective brutality in the side for 2 disdainful strokes.
They come in a lot of matchups as most of the haymakers in modern cast 4 and up.
Off the top of my head I know I side it in tron decks, titan decks, control decks and even a one of for corner case scenarios for gifts ungiven.
Quote from wm0 »Thanks for the reply. I considered posting there, but I noticed the discussion was generally Jund-centric. I'll consult that thread as well.
So the idea is basically to keep your Watery Grave protected until it's absolutely necessary to counter a spell, rather than fetching for Blue asap and using Stubborn Denial as attrition (assuming you're concerned about GQ). This makes sense. It just seems like a huge risk, because a single LD effect can blank up to 8 cards in the deck. D: