Quote from lugger »
As far has hard counters go, as long as you're playing something like Thought Scour or Forbidden Alchemy, I have found Logic Knot to be an acceptable card as a one-of.
Quote from Sapientissimus »with scapeshift and the delver decks being as prevalent as they are, 2 Cruel Ultimatums doesn't seem like a good place to be at the moment.
Also i've been meaning to ask if people like playing the discard spells in the sideboard or mainboard.
Quote from lugger »Fetches are the only cards really worth looking at in this set for Grixis (yes, I realize only half the set has been spoiled; maybe if we get an actually good instant speed delve spell but after seeing treasure cruise that seems unlikely).
Quote from FBarkles »
While Pearl Lake Ancient is tutorable with teachings, it's still a lackluster card in that it does not win the game on the spot. Modern is a Turn 4 format, and things that are played at 5+ need to win on the spot. Batterskull/Wurmcoil are useable because resolving one is essentially a win vs fair decks, while a card like Keranos is usable because it generates card advantage over time in the grindy matchups it matters in.
I was hoping to post a list today but I'm still working on fitting in Think Twice in the main and Crucible of Worlds in the side. I hope to have something definitive to post by the end of the week.
Quote from LycanVonWolf »That card sucks. If you don't want to run the most powerful card in Grixis do yourself a favor and play something else
Quote from DemonSI »Have anyone seen Mindswipe already? It seems perfectly suited for this deck. At worst it's not a dead Syncopate.
Quote from RumTitan »This deck is about to get much better with the 2 new on colour fetches, but I have been playing it without cruel ultimatum lately. Instead of the 2 seven mana sorceries, I have been running one Keranos, God of Storms and one batterskull as finishers. Both are easier to play through a Blood Moon. Both are better if you are behind. Both come down the turn after you Cryptic counter/bounce. I think this deck has a very good chance to establish itself as a modern control staple.
Quote from Masked Thespian »
For someone buying into the deck, what are the key cards that are ubiquitous amongst as many versions of the deck as possible? In other words, what should be the first cards on my shopping list if I'm looking to build the deck a bit at a time?
Quote from Hazzrd »Hello, all, I played cruel control back when this thread was at half the replies it was now, I don't know if anyone knows if Badd Business still says hi much on this thread but he came up with a great approach to the deck taking the approach of a trinket mage package, allowing us to make use of thirst for knowledge as our card draw of choice and with allowing us to play signets to ramp into ultimatum and also allow us to play tectonic edge in our mana base. Just an idea, since I haven't played in the modern metagame for over the year and I'm unsure how the deck would play in the current meta. Here's an example decklist of the deck use to look like that Badd Business used.
Quote from lugger »Magma Jet does not equal Electrolyze. You should not be playing fewer Electrolyzes so you can play more Magma Jets.