Grixis Control!

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Grixis Control!

Post  dcalrokundess on Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:06 pm

All right, Patrick Chapin brought this type of deck to a lot of people's attention when he played it at Worlds:

Creatures [10]
1 Inferno Titan
3 Olivia Voldaren
2 Precursor Golem
3 Snapcaster Mage
1 Wurmcoil Engine

Planeswalkers [3]
3 Liliana of the Veil

Spells [21]
4 Desperate Ravings
1 Devil's Play
1 Doom Blade
4 Forbidden Alchemy
2 Galvanic Blast
2 Go for the Throat
3 Mana Leak
1 Ratchet Bomb
3 Slagstorm

Lands [26]
4 Blackcleave Cliffs
1 Copperline Gorge
4 Darkslick Shores
1 Dragonskull Summit
2 Drowned Catacomb
1 Island
5 Mountain
1 Shimmering Grotto
4 Sulfur Falls
3 Swamp

SIDEBOARD
2 Ancient Grudge
2 Curse of Death's Hold
1 Dissipate
1 Flashfreeze
1 Galvanic Blast
1 Geistflame
1 Mana Leak
1 Mimic Vat
1 Negate
1 Slagstorm
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Wurmcoil Engine

He discusses his choices here: http://youtu.be/9R8FLpMTyIc

Another variation on the colors made a pretty strong showing at SCG St. Louis. Timothy Jansen piloted the following list to an 8th place finish:

Maindeck:

Creatures [6]
4 Snapcaster Mage
2 Olivia Voldaren

Planeswalkers [2]
2 Chandra, the Firebrand

Spells [26]
3 Dissipate
3 Doom Blade
4 Forbidden Alchemy
3 Galvanic Blast
1 Go for the Throat
4 Mana Leak
3 Think Twice
2 Black Sun's Zenith
1 Life's Finale
2 Sorin's Vengeance

Lands [26]
6 Island
1 Mountain
5 Swamp
4 Darkslick Shores
2 Dragonskull Summit
3 Drowned Catacomb
1 Stensia Bloodhall
4 Sulfur Falls

Sideboard:
1 Mimic Vat
3 Phantasmal Image
1 Doom Blade
1 Flashfreeze
1 Geth's Verdict
2 Negate
1 Sorin's Thirst
1 Steel Sabotage
3 Surgical Extraction
1 Stensia Bloodhall

What're your thoughts on Grixis control?

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Re: Grixis Control!

Post  Jason-admin on Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:23 am

its a good deck, has problems vs. control decks, threat light and burn doesn't quiet make it to 20 dmg alot of the time. vs. aggro tho the deck is sweet. also has a really hard time beating thrun unless you get BSZ for 4....
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Post  Nate on Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:35 am

I will agree. Thrun is the big baddie against Grixis decks. Although, your "control deck" was my Burning Vengeance deck, so I am not sure if it is an accurate portrayal of your over-all control match up. The deck looks pretty cool, and I am liking both versions. However, the Chandra version seems a bit more....potent. With the ability to instantly kill anyone with a Chandra on board is a really cool trick!
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Re: Grixis Control!

Post  dcalrokundess on Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:54 pm

Hmm, just a quick question for y'all. What do you guys think about something like Act of Treason in Grixis control? It's not too expensive manawise and it would give another push towards the finish (say, after a loss in the counter war and the opponent lands a fattie).

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Re: Grixis Control!

Post  Jason-admin on Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:38 am

treson effects are really only good if your swinging for the win, just to hit for some dmg is cool, but overall not worth it. if you really want a card to steal stuff for in matches use that 6 mana one that lets you take a permenant...i can't recall it's name.
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