[Grixis Commander] Dirty Spells Slung Dirt Cheap

Discussion in 'Casual Decks/Variants/Etc' started by Terentius, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. Terentius 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?
  2. Oversoul 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.
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  3. Terentius The Instigator

    Added annotations.
  4. Terentius 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
  5. Terentius 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

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