[Grixis Commander] Dirty Spells Slung Dirt Cheap


The Instigator
This is basically a budget Jeleva deck. As I noted on tappedout, I included many instant/sorcery spells that have multiple methods of casting, and no X cost spells, for maximum benefit with Jeleva. Also, board wipes to both destroy threats and reset Jeleva herself if needed.

Decklist is here. Annotations on the list:
High CMC Instant/Sorceries that are mainly cast via Jeleva:
1x Army of the Damned
1x Blatant Thievery
1x Call of the Skybreaker
1x Cruel Ultimatum
1x Din of the Fireherd
1x Rise from the Tides
1x Fated Return
1x Plague Wind
1x Promise of Power
1x In Garruk's Wake
1x Volcanic Vision

High CMC Instant/Sorceries that are good catches with Jeleva, but with alternate modes/cost reducers that could be hardcasted/suspended:
1x Blasphemous Act
1x Curse of the Cabal
1x Treasure Cruise
1x Temporal Mastery
1x Temporal Trespass
1x Set Adrift
1x Phthisis

Mid CMC Instant/Sorceries that are still good catches with Jeleva, but could be hardcasted:
1x Cerebral Eruption
1x Chain Reaction
1x Dark Intimations
1x Hour of Devastation
1x Extract from Darkness
1x Void
1x Volcanic Offering
1x Vanishment
1x World at War
1x Slave of Bolas
1x Skull Rend
1x Savage Beating
1x Languish
1x Mizzix's Mastery
1x Incendiary Command

Low CMC Instant/Sorceries:
1x Brainstorm
1x Chaos Warp
1x Ponder
1x Terminate
1x Never / Return
1x Mystic Speculation
1x Mystical Tutor
1x Hero's Downfall
1x Dreadbore

1x Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge *CMDR*
1x Treasonous Ogre
1x Nightscape Familiar
1x Thing in the Ice
1x Scourge of the Throne
1x Neheb, the Eternal
1x Jhoira of the Ghitu
1x Guttersnipe
1x Charmbreaker Devils
1x Wildfire Eternal

Planeswalkers and others:
1x Quietus Spike
1x Trepanation Blade
1x Chandra, the Firebrand
1x Ob Nixilis Reignited
1x Runechanter's Pike
1x Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker

Lands, mana rocks, and cost reducers:
1x Bloodfell Caves
1x Command Tower
1x Crumbling Necropolis
1x Crypt of the Eternals
1x Dimir Aqueduct
1x Dimir Guildgate
1x Dimir Signet
1x Dismal Backwater
1x Evolving Wilds
1x Grixis Panorama
4x Island
1x Izzet Boilerworks
1x Izzet Guildgate
1x Izzet Signet
5x Mountain
1x Opal Palace
1x Rakdos Carnarium
1x Rakdos Guildgate
1x Rakdos Signet
1x Ruby Medallion
1x Rupture Spire
1x Sapphire Medallion
1x Skyline Cascade
1x Sol Ring
4x Swamp
1x Swiftwater Cliffs
1x Terramorphic Expanse
1x Transguild Promenade
1x Vivid Crag
1x Vivid Creek
1x Vivid Marsh

The main thing I find lacking with this deck is the ability to finish the game. There have been many instances where I've got board domination and still have more ammo in hand, but can't do enough damage to bring opponents to zero life quickly, as Jeleva herself doesn't hit hard. Sometimes this results in them coming back. Suggestions?


The Tentacled One
A budget Jeleva deck! I think I've only seen really fancy Jeleva decks. This one is cheaper than a Standard deck.


The Instigator
To help with the issue on finishing described in the original post:

-1 Dark Ritual
-1 Clone Legion
-1 Liliana of the Dark Realms

+1 Din of the Fireherd
+1 Call the Skybreaker
+1 Promise of Power


The Instigator
More to help with finishing:

-1 Nevinyrral's Disk
-1 Insurrection - doesn't work well with Jeleva's ability

+1 Trepanation Blade
+1 Quietus Spike