Modern: Grixis Shadow, Optimization and Tempo
In today's article, we will take a closer look at Grixis Death's Shadow, which combines the classic and the contemporary to create one of its most optimized versions!Edit Article
Decklist Grixis Shadow - Tacosalad 2021
Analyzing the List
wantto lose. However, it remains a controlled use, giving the player the choice to get a basic land or simply pulling a tapped shockland so as not to lose two life points in moments when you don't need the setup. Another card that also helps our life loss strategy is Thoughtseize. As one of the best discards ever printed, Seize gains more strength here, since its drawback is converted to the deck's engine, not to mention that thanks to the information and the exchange of resources that the card is crucial for "controlling" our opponent and not lose more life than necessary.
and planeswalkersfor just one mana. However, there are specific situations where Heat isn't enough, situations where the most important thing is not the creatures' toughness but their cost, so Fatal Push covers the "fifth removal" slot well for specific moments, like a creature attached to Colossus Hammer, or even to creatures with protection (keep in mind that Phyrexian Crusader was a huge thing on the MTG Vegas, as it escapes the most present removals of the format).
yourendstep. Also, I've seen Dress Down being used to stop Dragon's Rage Channeler from attacking in unfavorable exchanges, not to mention that the card works well to stop ETB' and other opposing effects.
Rhythm and Tempo
tempo, the number of setups and different deck requirements make it have a very specific margin of functionality. The good thing is that they are controllable setups, which allows the player to find them at the same point in the game, and this point is crucial for you to finish the game; taking too long can cause your resources to lose functionality and thus become increasingly difficult to beat your opponent.
Alternate Card Choices
SoulStrong's list, which used a single Snapcaster Mage in their build. The reality is that the deck is also a compilation of the best spells in terms of cost-effectiveness, so reusing them is extremely beneficial. He doesn't have the best aggressive body, but he can do some interesting tricks and trades.