Arena Standard - [THB] Grixis Dreams

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Control Jank

This deck is a work in progress. Changes to the guide will be made if/when I make changes to the deck. This deck also veers into the jank area. As such, I would not suggest blowing wildcards on this deck if you are on a budget.

Hey everyone. Pyro here. So one of the more interesting cards that came out of THB, at least in my opinion, was Underworld Dreams. I was fascinated with this card and wanted to try to find a way to abuse it. I tried a Dimir build which was pretty bad. I shelved the idea for a bit until I decided I wanted to eventually build something like this for Pioneer. So I took another look at it and decided to try it in a Grixis Fires shell. After quite a few tests and several card changes, I feel like I've reached a fairly decent first draft of the deck. The shell of the deck borrows from ThyrixSyx's Grixis Fires deck and uses the sideboard mainly for Fae of Wishes as it is not tuned for BO3.

The Control:

{{Murderous Rider}}{{Agonizing Remorse}}{{Cry of the Carnarium}}{{Thought Erasure}}{{Ritual of Soot}}{{Chandra, Awakened Inferno}}{{Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God}}

The Grixis shell. These are our control pieces to help us stall out while we push our Underworld Dreams combo. Thought Erasure lets us hand hate and fix our draws. Agonizing Remorse is a better [[Duress]] for 1 extra mana. Cry of the Carnarium and Ritual of Soot helps us deal with more aggressive decks. Rider is spot removal along with a 2/3 Lifelink body. Chandra helps against control decks as well as having both target and (non-elemental) board wipe removal. Bolas is Bolas and is a win-con in his own right.

The Engine:

{{Underworld Dreams}}{{Explosion}}{{Fae of Wishes}}{{God-Eternal Kefnet}}{{Fires of Invention}}{{Stormfist Crusader}}

This is the meat of the deck which enables our primary win condition. Underworld Dreams pings our opponent for 1 damage every time they draw a card. Expansion/Explosion is mainly used for the Explosion side dealing damage to our opponent and forcing them to draw cards. Having one Underworld Dreams down effectively doubles the amount of damage we do with Explosion and then it just goes up from there if we have more on the board. Fae of Wishes digs into the sideboard for things we need like [[Wilderness Reclamation]] to pump up our Explosion or [[Folio of Fancies]] for extra card draw options. There are other things in the sideboard that are mainly "Use If Really Needed" like [[Dream Trawler]]. Kefnet gives us a nice flying defender and allows us to copy instants and sorceries. Fires of Invention along with Fae of Wishes solved a few problems I had with this deck as it allows us to play things like Wilderness Reclamation without having to splash green and frees up hand space for other cards. It allows us to play two spells for free at sorcery speed and frees up mana to pump into [[Folio of Fancies]] or pay for counter spells like [[Quench]]. DO NOT use the alternate cost of Fires of Invention on Explosion because it will do nothing. Stormfist Crusader is another forced draw engine on a 2/2 Menace body.

The Sideboard:

The sideboard is a bit of a mess at the moment. It isn't made for BO3 and is instead meant to be a toolbox for [[Fae of Wishes]]. The two key pieces in the sideboard are [[Folio of Fancies]] and [[Wilderness Reclamation]]. Folio can be used whenever you have the mana for it. Reclamation can't be used until you have Fires of Invention down. The rest of it is still under the testing phase and can be removed and changed as you see fit.


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Last Updated: 16 Feb 2020
Created: 16 Feb 2020
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Mainboard - 60 cards (24 distinct)

Creature (10)
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (21)
Land (25)
Planeswalker (4)

Sideboard - 15 cards (15 distinct)


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