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  • posted a message on Grixis Control
    Any thoughts on Electrodominance in Grixis?

    Several lists already play Inquisition of Kozilek/Thoughtseize and Ancestral Vision, all cards that play fairly well with Electrodominance. JVP can also be "flashed" in with this card after representing a counterspell, among other creatures and walkers.

    I could see this card working to bridge the gap between discard and counterspells as the game progresses. It also pairs well with K-command's shock mode, countersquall, and normal snapcaster bolts and beats.
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on [Primer] 4C Gifts
    My list is missing some cards... including street wraith. I'm not convinced on rallier or sun titan. I think that just exacerbates the fact that the deck can already be expensive.

    FWIW, pretty new to mtgsalv forums. Defo made a mistake there.
    Posted in: Modern Archives - Established
  • posted a message on [Primer] 4C Gifts
    I see a number of Gifts decks running Tarmogoyf, but has anyone else tried adding Death's Shadow and Delve threats? I like the combo aspect of this deck, but the control aspect seems suboptimal. Adding these threats gives a better clock to follow up the deck's disruption, plus shores up some of the disadvantages of Shadow and Delve threats - Elesh Norn wipes away chump blockers, and gifts gives the deck a late game engine that utilizes the deck's diversity of large threats well.

    Notably, I'm not running any more expensive cards than needed; no LoTV or souls in the main. I've been able to hit my 4th land consistently enough by turn 4 or 5, but keeping the average CMC low has been important. I tried Esper charm, LoTV and LtTH, and you'd get a number of hands that didn't have the lands to function.

    4x Death's Shadow
    2x Tasigur, the Golden Fang
    2x Gurmag Angler
    1x Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
    2x Snapcaster Mage
    1x Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite

    4x Thoughtseize
    2x Inquisition of Kozilek
    1x Fatal Push
    2x Dismember
    3x Path to Exile
    4x Thought Scour
    1x Opt
    1x Serum Visions
    1x Countersquall
    3x Gifts Ungiven
    1x Unburial Rites

    4x Polluted Delta
    4x Marsh Flats
    3x Flooded Strand
    3x Watery Grave
    1x Godless Shrine
    1x Hallowed Fountain
    1x Island
    1x Plains
    1x Swamp
    Posted in: Modern Archives - Established
  • posted a message on Modern Spirits
    The problem with Bygone Bishop is that it provides no benefit when you vial in a creature. I think there are better places to seek card advantage, though being a spirit does improve its chances a good deal.

    Personally, I'm trying a black dual in the main with 3 Lingering Souls in the sideboard. It seems silly not to play some number of Lingering Souls in a spirits deck. Admittedly, it doesn't exactly draw cards. But against Jund, Jeskai, and other midrange decks, Lingering Souls does a lot of work, especially considering you are likely dropping several/all copies of vial. Against aggro, ramp, and combo, I'm content with Curious Obsession.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
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