Quote from Tasighoul »Quote from Spooly »4 grixis shadow in the t8 of scg Charlotte. 13 made day 2, as the most represented deck. 2nd was dredge with 5.
The rest of the t8 is dredge, living end, 2 eldrazi tron.When I read this post, I feared that Grixis Shadow had totally dominated the field. But while 4 Grixis Shadow decks made top 8, only one other Grixis Shadow deck is listed in the top ~32 (a few decks are not listed for some reason). Plus, Eldrazi Tron won in the end. In the final interview, the winner mentioned that he lost only a single game to a Grixis Shadow deck all day, stating that he had felt favored against it after adjusting his sideboard.
In addition, Jund Death's Shadow, not long ago considered to be the best deck in Modern, is completely absent from the list of decks. So the number of Death's Shadows equals the number of Thoughtknot Seers this time.
Quote from Spooly »4 grixis shadow in the t8 of scg Charlotte. 13 made day 2, as the most represented deck. 2nd was dredge with 5.
The rest of the t8 is dredge, living end, 2 eldrazi tron.
Quote from BloodyRabbit_01 »@Spooly
If you decide to cut Kolaghan's Command entirely, I don't see how Grixis isn't just a worse Esper. I mean, bring in some Paths instead of Bolt/Terminate, and you'll have a real answer against Finks, Voice etc, while maximizing your Snappy potential (Snap on cc1 removal is much more easy to play).
I'm actually on Delver in Wrath's place, as I felt the need of another threat without exposing too much myself to grave-hate. He's doing a good-job at clocking the opponent, or just exposing less our Shadow to removals, eating them before. It's also insane when facing Company/Chord, because they have SERIOUS issues against flying threats. The shell is exactly the same, so I can suggest you to try it (yup, I understand that you dislike Delver, and so do I. But in this metagame it really feels good).