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19Mar

Grixis Delver, Deck of the Day, MTG

Grixis Delver might be the best deck in modern as it is one of the most consistent decks to win. It can apply pressure when needed and is a world-class deck able to compete at the pro level.

Legacy U/R Delver has undergone a terrifying metamorphosis since the loss of its beloved Treasure Cruise. It already often harbored a black splash, the lust for power over the combo decks too easily satisfied by the synergy of Pyromancer and Cabal Therapy. But this is something darker.

In the Treasure Cruise era all of this stayed in the side board and you might never know it was there, unless your opponent naturally drew their Underground Sea. Now, even the threat base has dipped into Black. We’ve seen Tasigur everywhere, in every format. He’s just good. But perhaps good doesn’t belong in this deck. After all, it’s no fun to pay four mana to activate his ability and get back a Daze. Maybe you thought Gurmag Angler was a joke? I assure you that when you’re opponent casts it for one mana and you look down at the Lightning Bolt in your hand, you will not be laughing.

grixis delver mtg of secrets

Dig Through Time isn’t Treasure Cruise, we know. Still, even if you have to pay an extra mana for it, the effect is often better. While other Delver variants have been shy about incorporating the Delve draw spell that requires a whopping TWO mana to cast, Grixis, ever the ruthless pragmatist, has recruited Dig into the fold.

It’s clear that something unseemly is transpiring just below the surface. A once lighthearted, format warping superpower, has fallen from grace and taken on a darker aspect. While BUG lists are working in a different direction, it is Grixis Delver that has taken up the mantle and may be the heir apparent to the Delver throne.

 

Cards in the Grixis Delver deck:

1 Island
2 Flooded Strand
4 Misty Rainforest
1 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
2 Underground Sea
3 Volcanic Island
17 lands

4 Delver of Secrets
1 Gurmag Angler
4 Monastery Swiftspear
4 Young Pyromancer
1 Tasigur, the Golden Fang
14 creatures

4 Brainstorm
4 Daze
2 Dig Through Time
1 Fire//Ice
4 Force of Will
4 Lightning Bolt
2 Forked Bolt
4 Gitaxian Probe
4 Ponder
29 other spells

Sideboard
1 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Null Rod
1 Pithing Needle
1 Sulfuric Vortex
1 Echoing Truth
2 Price of Progress
3 Pyroblast
1 Rakdos Charm
1 Vendilion Clique
2 Cabal Therapy
1 Sudden Demise
15 sideboard cards

Forward by: Matt Dolge 

Written by: Jordan “Ruthless Pragmatist” Short

 

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