Weird, I never thought I’d be posting a deck list for help up here in a million years. I thought I was done playing Magic. I blame John, he is a terrible person and there is a special place for him in the Helvault.
Of course I’m joking…Johns awesome and I sorta wish the Matzens could adopt me. haha, I don’t meet the height requirement however, so its not meant to be. Anyway, I found a few boxes of my old cards (I lost ALL of my actual constructed decks from the 90′s…but the boxes of all the ‘crap’ still remains) and checked a few sites to see if they were of any value. Who knew those stupid Lion’s Eye Diamonds and half a dozen Mazes of Ith I had mixed in with all those terrible homelands cards were worth something? (lol now if only I could find a place for my gauntlet of might and 4!! forks…I will say though, the beta Berserk is awfully pretty.)
Ever since Vaevictis Asmadi and Bartel Runeaxe I’ve loved B, R, G (Jund you’d call it now), and those two cards were ones I specifically remember saving up money from my summer lawn-mowing job to go out and buy. It was right after Legends stopped, and if I remember correctly the supply of Legends boxes was pretty scarce and I think I only ever got to buy 1 or 2 packs before they were gone from Lincoln stores.
haha…I’m rambling again. Anyway, I have a nostalgic spot in my heart for the Elder Dragons SO that is where the idea of getting to use one as a plainswalker was just too cool. (Plus the new art for Nicol Bolas is awesome!) So heres my Grixis decklist (no sideboard yet). Its based off a big mix of Net Decks I’ve found, and just some of my own observations from the modern ‘meta.’ I’ve made a few tweaks to account for cards I actually have now AND I wanted the deck to match a bit more of the aggro style I like to play. I’d love land suggestions and just some tips/tweak ideas in general. I’m just getting back in to it, so I’m a bit rusty.
2 Sedraxis Specter
2 Curse of Death’s Hold
3 Mana Leak
4 Demigod of Revenge
1 Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker
2 Geth’s Verdict
2 Think twice
2 Pillar of Flame
2 Chandra, the Firebrand
1 Ancient Grudge
2 Forbidden Alchemy
Theres probably some weird choices there, but a bit of my thought process went like this. Chandra is kind of a ‘poor mans’ Snapcaster Mage and the thought of copying a Blightning right to the face sounds amazing! (Any of the removal spells, really) Earthquake is my cheap version of Black Sun’s Zenith and is a pretty good sweeper in its own right. It has the bonus of being able to hit your opponents plainswalkers as well (while keeping yours safe).
Geth’s Verdict is for Hex-Proof guys and Pillar of Flame seems to be the agreed upon answer to strangleroot geist so those are pretty standard choices. Terminate is my catch-all Doom Blade and Go for the Throat. It seems a slightly more reliable Tragic Slip in this deck.
Everyone runs a few Mana Leaks, and besides Delver (hmm…i DO have 4 of them), its probably the biggest reason to run Blue over Green for me. Countersquall is my Hard Counter for mid/late game stuff when they’ve played around Mana Leak. Something like Dissipate or Negate is probably more common, but I like how Countersquall is nice and simple…though I AM assuming mana will be nice and ideal.
Demigod of Revenge is the super fun card that I am excited to play. Hes the reason I thought running a couple Forbidden Alchemys would be alright. Its seems like it gets even more mana efficient to cast a Demigod, if you’ve got 1 or 2 calmly waiting in the graveyard to pop out. Similarly I can get some use out of a Sedraxis Specter that I’ve had to pitch for some reason.
Electrolyze is probably the card I’m married too the least. I thought it could work alright with Chandra, its a bit of versatile burn, and it replaces itself…in theory that seems like a good thing #famouslastwords
I’ve got a couple Nihil Spellbombs, Thought Hemorrhages, and Surgical Extractions waiting in the wings for the sideboard. Do I try to jam a couple Zealous Conscripts in somewhere? I think I will run 3-4 Creeping Tar Pits in the land block. Does the deck need a Runechanter’s Pike or something?