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Something Different – Standard September 1, 2009

Posted by Norm in Constructed.
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I’ve been playing my favorite standard deck, Mono White Kithkin, for the past few weeks at the local shop on Wednesday nights. On Magic Game Day I went 5-0 with the deck beating two Merfolk decks and some Jundish stuff. The following week I went 3-1 loosing to the Time Sieve combo deck. That I might have been able to beat had I put Lapse of Certainty in the sideboard.

This week I’m interested in playing something new and while Jund or Elves seems like the decks to play I found this Grixis list on Deck Check.net.

creature [24]
4 Dregscape Zombie
4 Extractor Demon
4 Hellspark Elemental
4 Sedraxis Specter
4 Shambling Remains
4 Viscera Dragger
instant [6]
4 Terminate
2 Volcanic Fallout
sorcery [7]
4 Burning Inquiry
3 Drastic Revelation
land [23]
4 Crumbling Necropolis
1 Dragonskull Summit
2 Drowned Catacomb
3 Graven Cairns
1 Island
4 Mountain
1 Reflecting Pool
1 Sunken Ruins
5 Swamp
1 Vivid Marsh

3 Black Knight
4 Deathmark
2 Earthquake
3 Thought Hemorrhage
3 Thoughtseize

extractor-demon.jpgThe deck is called Drastic Inquiry by Cyrus Bales and after playing a quick game I can see why it is playable. Extractor Demon is pretty awesome and after realizing how cool he is I’m surprised this deck hasn’t caught on before. While it is no Demigod of Revenge the synergy with getting a creature off the board is really devastating. In my play test game I was able to get two out and force my opponent to put upwards of 10 cards into the graveyard on one turn. Volcanic Fallout is also really good here.  I’d even consider upping the fallout count to four and reducing the Burning Inquiry. Although the goal is to play the demon from your graveyard and smash for big beats.

I’ll be shuffling up some form of this deck tomorrow so wish me luck.


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