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  • posted a message on [Primer] MonoU Tron - "The well-oiled machine"
    Just a guess, an Eldrazi Aggro deck using Serum Powder and Gemstone Caverns placed 1st at the SCG Modern Classic.

    by Jordan Boisvert (Writer at Modern Nexus) Colorless Eldrazi
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on Grixis Death's Shadow
    Not dead, just not popular right now while everyone is fanatically testing out BBE/Jace decks. It also doesn't seem to be a good idea running delve threats with Jace floating around not that it would stop you from countering/discarding him to begin with. Some are experimenting with faster builds including Bauble but it feels even more fragile IMO. It might also be worth sticking to the same build or experimenting with more threats? Not sure, just waiting for the meta to cool down some.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Grixis Control
    I’m in the same boat as you, I sometimes play control and have 0 Jaces...Not sure this shell will be a fit for him though as some have said. Pretty sure someone will configure it to be able to. I guess if you can’t play him, just have ways of dealing with him or expect to see him now. Only time will tell what happens.
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    Quote from Ayiluss »
    Quote from thewrush »
    Does this kill Grixis Death Shadow now? I can't see it doing well vs any Jace/Ux Control deck ever now.

    It will make GDS weaker but will it kill it? We have to wait and see. I assume though that Traverse Shadow will be better option of the two from now on because it's faster and this is what you need against control if you play a Death's Shadow deck. You need to kill them fast (actually this was already the case now and it will be so much more important with Jace being part of Modern) because you can't win long game against them. Traverse Shadow does it better than GDS.

    Well that sucks, GDS is my best deck and I don't own any Jace to try in either shadow or control... Guess I'll have to run some Dreadbores or something.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Grixis Death's Shadow
    I'm actually running a 1 of Forked Bolt main just to help deal with X/1's. Has helped clear Lingering Souls better. Also an early 2 for 1 vs Affinity since that matchup has been really bad for me.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    Does this kill Grixis Death Shadow now? I can't see it doing well vs any Jace/Ux Control deck ever now.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 15/01/18)
    You can try to hate it out all you want, they still prevent you from drawing or dealing with their lock. Welding jars, Grafdiggers cage, Witchbane orb, Pithing needle, Academy Ruins say you can’t stop them. All mainboardable and findable with either stirrings or whir.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan Modern Discussion
    I would like to see what Grixis Control lists are floating around. That surprised me a lot as a choice.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Grixis Control
    Fulminator is easier to cast with 1BR usually, also he does not get hit by negate type counterspells which are prominent to hard counters. Otherwise Molten Rain is a fine substitue.
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on Grixis Control
    It was brought up but never actually tested. I think it is basically this decks revelation. Although Glimmer of Genius looks appealing as well. 4 Kcommands could at least ping for 2 and instant discard at draw step or end step so it isn't that bad. You want to run your opp out of cards asap.
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on Grixis Death's Shadow
    I'm testing 1 Tombstalker for 1 Angler and 1 Forked Bolt currently in a list with 4 Opt / 2 Serum. Won't know how good it goes until I actually play it. I want stalker for flying and forked bolt as a possible 2 for 1. Also, anyone consider Distortion Strike?


    Edit to include metagame #:

    Abzan 2
    Ad Nauseum 1
    Affinity 4
    Bant Knightfall 1
    BR Hollow One 1
    Burn 3
    Bushwhacker Zoo 1
    Vizier Company 2
    Death & Taxes 2
    Eldrazi Tron 1
    Elves 1
    Gifts Storm 1
    Grixis Control 1
    Grixis Shadow 2
    Gx Tron 3
    Humans 1
    Jeskai Ascendency 1
    Jeskai Control 1
    Jund 2
    Jund Shadow 1
    KCI Combo 1
    Lantern Control 1
    Living End 1
    Merfolk 2
    Titan Shift 1
    U Tron 2
    UR Kiki Exarch 1
    UW Control 1
    WB Processors 1

    Usual turnout is between 8 to 20 people and some people have multiple decks. Notice Affinity being the most popular next to Gx Tron variants.
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on Grixis Death's Shadow
    I won't go that far, I'll leave that testing to you. However, I want to add that I'm on Opt train right now. I really like card selection vs random card draw, scry 2. Snap Opt has also been great, letting you attack with snap on your turn. It also lets you bluff a stubborn denial which may throw your opponents off.

    Let us know how dropping thought scour affects the deck!
    Posted in: Midrange
  • posted a message on UB Tears (Land Destruction)
    Quote from D90Dennis14 »
    Shadow of Doubt cycles at the worst case (and works well when you don't have much else to flashback with Snapcaster on opponents' end step).
    Nimble Obstructionist can be a decent flash threat if it doesn't hit a fetch so it won't really sit in your hand doing nothing.
    I'd prefer either to a card like Befoul which is overcosted and not that good.

    Vendilion Clique doesn't seem too bad either a 1x-of in the deck to present a flying clock and mess with opponents' hands.

    Hostage Taker is probably more of a sliver-bullet SB card against problematic artifacts (like Ensnaring Bridge/Oblivion Stone or Wurmcoil Engine) rather than a maindeck card.

    I should have specified the three instants sit in your hand sometimes. I suppose a Clique or Stifle Bird (Nimble Obstructionist) would be a good addition somewhere in there. I'll consider adding them. And Hostage Taker would be included in the SB for now. A friend is testing this concept on XMage and he said it has been doing Ok. Especially against 3 color and ETron.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on UB Tears (Land Destruction)

    - 2 Hostage Taker
    - 1 Tasigur, the Golden Fang
    - 1 The Scarab God

    + 2 Liliana of the Veil
    + 1 Frost Titan (Grave is probably miles better but I like frosts tap ability)
    + 1 Bloodgift Demon

    I liked Hostage taker since they are lower on curve and start interacting sooner. The Scarab God was also good because he can be difficult to get rid of and any creatures in the yard are utilized as threats. Plus if the opponent has a method of preventing attack (Ensnaring Bridge) you can slowly kill them with the life loss.

    Cards like Squelch, Trickbind, Nimble Obstructionist, Shadow of Doubt can sit in your hand sometimes while they do their thing. I did consider these but I don't think they work out quite like you want them to half the time (countering fetches). I will experiment with the changes. I think a Liliana, The Last Hope sounds good too and would rather run Grave Titan alongside her for zombie synergy.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on UB Tears (Land Destruction)

    Direct copy from Tappedout

    Work in progress.

    The difference from RG Ponza is we get early disruption through Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek and Mana Leak. Then turns 2/3/4 we start nuking their lands and cutting them off key colors through Fulminator Mage, Rain of Tears, Spreading Seas, and Befoul. Anything that gets through we have removal using Fatal Push for creatures or steal with Hostage Taker if it doesn't die to push.

    Our finishers are Tasigur, the Golden Fang, The Scarab God and any stolen creatures.

    Sideboard is still in question.

    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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