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Shards of Alara Block Constructed Part 3: Grixis October 2, 2008

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Grixis (black-red-blue) offers us some of the best removal and is the closest Shards deck to being a control deck. I decided my Grixis deck should be mainly red-black because that is where the best removal is found. The best blue-black card is also a creature removal card, but it alone cannot redeem the fact that blue doesn’t have a lot to offer the deck. My idea for a Grixis deck is the following:

Grixis (black-red-blue)

4 Sedraxis Specter
4 Executioner’s Capsule
4 Fleshbag Marauder
4 Infest
4 Magma Spray
4 Resounding Thunder
4 Blightning
4 Goblin Deathraiders
4 Sedris, the Traitor King
4 Crumbling Necropolis
4 Grixis Panorama
8 Swamp
6 Mountain
2 Island

I am actually disappointed with what Grixis has to offer. I found only three mono black cards worth having in a Grixis deck. The only way I could make sense out of a Grixis deck was to use more multi-colored cards, and none of them were that great. Not only that, but all these multicolor cards require more triple lands, so the deck makes use of some off-color triple lands.

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1. DeaD_GoD - October 9, 2008

I have had the same luck with the Grixis shard. Just not enough to warrant a full themed deck. I’m hoping the next two sets do allow a fully fleshed out deck to evolve. Even better if it is competitive enough for block constructed :)

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