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Drafting Alara Reborn Part 5: Grixis May 30, 2009

Posted by James in : all, strategy, tips, limited, draft , trackback

The best cards for Grixis in Alara Reborn when you draft SCA (Shards/Conflux/Reborn).


First Picks

Second Picks

Decent Cards

Soul manipulation is a potential two for one. I am not a big fan of counterspells when drafting, but this is one of my favorites.

It’s in all the right colors and deathtouch is decent. All the blades are worth first picking.

Not quite as easy to play and not quite as powerful as Grixis Grimblade, but it’s still a great card.

A potential two-for one and a decent hastey creature as well.

Mentionable Cards

  • Veinfire Borderpost
  • Mistvein Borderpost
  • Kathari Remnants
  • Sewn-Eye Drake

Borderposts are comes-into-play-tapped-duals.

Borderposts are comes-into-play-tapped-duals.

Card advantage is very good.

A hasty flier that can deal a decent amount of damage.


The bad news is that Grixis has almost nothing to offer that you can’t get in Jund. The good news is that Grixis doesn’t get many of the best card that Jund gets, like Bloodbraid Elf. In other words, Grixis has been trashed in Alara Reborn.

There isn’t much with unearth worth drafting, and there isn’t a single card exclusively in Grixis that makes it worth playing. Soul Manipulation is the best card that Grixis can use that Jund can’t, but it can also be played in Esper.



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