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Ravnica: The Living Guildpact
 
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  • posted a message on Grixis Control
    Quote from caesar_16 »

    Let me just ask one think, have you tried opt instead of serum visions?


    I felt that Opt is a nice option in Pyromancer-heavy decks. Instant speed token generation is an efficient and sometimes beneficial move. I ran 4 Opt and 2 SV in that case. Actually didn't feel that bad. Overall, I'd also prefer SV, since it finds answers much more reliably.
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on Grixis Control
    @Tiemuuu: I've seen you playing this list for quite some time now, grats on your repetitively good finishes. How has the relatively low land count been for you? Ever failed to get on mana in time? I also notice your high count on cantrips (SV, AV, TS), ever felt that it might be too much air?

    Thanks in advance Smile
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on Grixis Control
    Quote from caesar_16 »

    what do you think about collective brutality in place of thoughtseize/inquisition?
    and what about cast down? It's easier on the colors and let's the deck be more black oriented.

    What about a turbo Jace, vryn's prodigy list?


    I play Brutality over other discard 100% of the time. It even won me some games with its drain mode. Very versatile card and almost NEVER dead.

    I've thought about cast down, too. But I still highly prefer the unconditional removal Terminate offers. I always have the mana for it, too, since I play 4 bolts and 4 k-commands (and pyromancer, too). However, if you want to trim Red in your list and focus on UB, Cast Down is a nice alternative IMO.

    PS: With regard to the "removal debate" going on right now: I am currently playing a 4-3-2 split (Bolts, Pushes, Terminates, in that order) plus 4 k-command. The recurrsion with command is just too much for many decks to handle, especially when you fuel your GY with Scours. Regarding the split, I mightconsider going down on 2 Pushes (although it hits manlands like colonnade, too, which is important in my meta).
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on Grixis Control
    Tron is tough, not gonna lie. Especially green tron with dem stupid on-cast triggers (I look at you, Worldbreaker and Ulamog) taking out your lands. However, in case their start is not that explosive, it is winnable.

    @Blood Moon: Sure, it sucks big time. IMO you got 2 options: Aggressively fetch Islands and try to bounce it with cryptic while crossing your fingers to counter it on its way back down. Another option, in line with Gods_Shadow's comment, is to go deep on red, which means Young Pyromancer and bolts. In that case make sure to fetch your Swamp early to enable recurrsion with K-Command.
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on Grixis Control
    Quote from Craigory »
    Hi all, new to the thread. Top 4’d a 50 person 1k this weekend with the following:

    [...]

    Would you guys be interested in a tournament report/ discussion of specific choices?


    Hi, grats on your finish! I personally would like to read your report. What are your most frequent wincons? Tasigur beat down? What happens in case he gets exiled? I see you dont run Tarpits as an alternative route.

    PS: Oh and I am curious in which matchups you brought in the Ashiok? How did he perform?
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on Grixis Death's Shadow
    Quote from marlboro92 »
    Hi, about the snapcaster question, i would replace them for pyromancers... i own 4 and im thinking about cutting one, since we dont have the time to grind in many, many mu


    I thank that might work, Pyro gives this deck another angle. Many players are already sideboarding this badboy, so obviously he is good in some MUs.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Grixis Death's Shadow
    Quote from VicariousOne »

    From memory (since this is the first event I didnt bother with a Sideboard guide)
    [...]
    I am not entierly sure on the RG Eldrazi boardin g anymore but I defenitly boarded against ist as if I was playing against a midrange deck.
    Hope it helps


    Thanks! That helps a lot. How would you side vs. Burn? I guess similar to Jeskai? Did you miss Collective Brutalities in any match?

    PS: Oh, and was Jace worth a SB slot?
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Grixis Death's Shadow
    Quote from VicariousOne »
    Hi all,
    after not posting for a while because I could no longer use my account thanks to the twitch merger I have a tournament report for MKM Series Hamburg Modern Main Event.

    Same as last year I managed to make the top 16, narrowly missing top 8, after 10 rounds of swiss, going 8-2 overall losing in round 3 and 10 (there was a uneven amount of 7-1-1s and my oponent score suddenly took a nose dive after round 9 so I got paired down and had to play)

    [...]



    Hey, thanks for sharing your list and experience with the deck! And grats on your finish!

    I really like your list and took some ideas to improve my own list. Can you shortly describe how you boarded in each match? Thanks!
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Grixis Death's Shadow
    @Bube: Thanks for sharing and grats on your 3-0. Nice list u got there, I see you run Opt over SV. Is there a particular reason for that?
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Grixis Death's Shadow
    Looting sounds like a valuable addition to me, too. So how to integrate it within common lists? Maybe running a 2-2 split on Looting and SV?
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on [Primer] R/W Prisons ("Sun and Moon" etc.)
    Hi guys, I am new to this thread and like the deck idea! Can anyone post a recent list to start with? Preferably a list with "some" results. Thanks! Smile
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on Modern Esper Draw-Go
    Quote from amalek0 »
    See, I have the exact opposite impression of teferi. What's interesting to me is that unlike jace, you can cast him into a board you're behind on and he isn't terrible. He and jace both deal with a single threat for a single turn when they come down if you're almost there. If you're a little more behind, jace comes down, doesn't help you interact, and then maybe you untap with him at one and hope to find what you need to protect him. This is where the two cards are very different--jace is better if he survives but he doesn't help you claw to stabilization if he's under pressure.

    Teferi actually helps you claw to stabilization under pressure because he rewards you with extra cards and mana.


    I share your opinion on this one 100%. I think Teferi has great potential due to the reasons you mentioned. So what do you think about a 1-1 split Jace/Teferi? I think they complement each other nicely (and by this, I'm refering to your list you recently posted).

    @TomCourtenay: I think amalek's statements handles with the issue you mentioned. Arguably, Teferi might de-dramatise the issue a bit.
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on Modern Esper Draw-Go
    Thanks a lot for the advice @Cody_X @amalek0 !

    I see your points, I was already curious whether it is realistic to expect Geist connecting on a regular basis. I think we got better routes to victory in those MUs geist could be an assett in any form.

    I am actually currently running a list similar to this: http://tcdecks.net/deck.php?id=27197&iddeck=216609

    It is not a draw-go list by nature, I have to admit. But I'm currently more into proactive elements such as Souls and Gideons.

    So regarding the SB I posted, I'm currently thinking of adding a Negate (already got 1 main) and maybe the Runed Halo you suggested. Does it fit into a shell like mine? What are the main targets with it according to your experience with it? I see the point that you shut off some decks by it in case they cant remove it.
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on Modern Esper Draw-Go
    @amalek: Sweet report! Blue Moon MU seems really unlucky.

    I am currently tuning my SB. I try to craft a board thats generic enough to compete in different metas, additionally my own meta is vast and rather fluid, people tend to switch decks often. So, this is what I have right now:



    However, I am still thinking of adding Geist of Saint Traft, maybe as a 2 or 3-of. In what MUs you want to board him in, besides offering a fast clock in combo matches?
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on Grixis Control
    Quote from darkvoidman »
    Quote from derko »
    New Corey list. No jaces. SB with Young Pyromancer.
    Really close to what I was playing yesterday, dumped the Jaces last week.

    edit: it'd be shameful to not share the article: https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/the-modern-metagame-i-expect-at-hartford-and-a-new-grixis-control-list/

    im ok damping jace (tasigur has better results for me ) but 1 av...i mean jesus...what if you draw it at turn 12..its a dead draw,but overall i really like the deck(i would add dreadbores but thats a personal choice).Moreover i would probably play a second ee in the sb to deal easier with bloodmoons.


    Can confirm. Jace has been pretty underwhelming for me. The times he was good I was winning anyways. And tapping out for him always felt kinda bad. I also agree that 1 AV seems too random and unreliable. I would rather play SV over it, it is actually never a really dead draw. However, Pyromancer in the SB seems like a good choice to me. I played a playset main for a period of time now, but they felt underwhelming in many matchups pre-sideboard, especially control (UW, Jeskai).

    How many dreadbores would you bring to the table? I usually only play 1 in total, most often in the SB. What's your main target with it?
    Posted in: Control
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