Now That's What I Call Grixis!

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The letter Y!ou know, here on Daily Decks, we tend to showcase a lot of the crazy and the kooky. Maybe it's just what I enjoy as a player, or maybe those decks just really are cooler, but we must remember that Magic is a game where ultimately, you can win or lose. And sometimes, oftentimes, the best way to end up with a W next to your name is to cut the frills and get down to business. Luckily for us, though, there are a few formats out there where getting down to business is anything but!

With Magic 2013 officially out, I wanted to feature a Commander list that showcased some of the new cards and Cassidy McAuliffe once again delivered with the following take on a Grixis Commander list. Now, of the many reasons to play blue, black, and red in your Commander list, the coolest might be that you get to have an awesome Dragon-turned-Planeswalker to lead your troops into battle. Sure, there are other options as well, but Nicol Bolas definitely gets the nostalgia flowing! Once you get to look at the list, though, you see a lot of neat yet powerful cards, which is a signature of Commander.

Spelltwine, Gem of Becoming, Archaeomancer, Diabolic Revelation, and Disciple of Bolas are all new and ready to rock in this list, but I expect all of those cards to be pretty commonplace among the Commander crowds. But if new cards don't do it for you, I expect you can get quite a smirk across your face while casting Treachery and Demonic Tutor as well. This list really does incorporate what seems like endless format staples and is a great place to reference if you are interested in breaking free of the monocolored Commander list you might be used to. Get out there and grab some dual lands, but be sure to ask permission from Nicol Bolas first!

Nicol Bolas
Grixis Commander
Commander – Nicol Bolas

Main Deck

100 cards

Academy Ruins
Blood Crypt
Bojuka Bog
Cascade Bluffs
Crumbling Necropolis
Desolate Lighthouse
Dragonskull Summit
Drowned Catacomb
Evolving Wilds
Graven Cairns
Grixis Panorama
High Market
Minamo, School at Water's Edge
Miren, the Moaning Well
Phyrexian Tower
Reflecting Pool
Scalding Tarn
Steam Vents
Strip Mine
Sulfur Falls
Sunken Ruins
Tectonic Edge
Temple of the False God
Terramorphic Expanse
Tolaria West
Volrath's Stronghold
Watery Grave

38 lands

Bloodgift Demon
Body Double
Consecrated Sphinx
Deadeye Navigator
Disciple of Bolas
Gilded Drake
Ingot Chewer
Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni
Keiga, the Tide Star
Mindleech Mass
Nezumi Graverobber
Nicol Bolas
Phyrexian Metamorph
Puppeteer Clique
Sakashima's Student
Sheoldred, Whispering One
Silent-Blade Oni
Solemn Simulacrum
Trinket Mage
Venser, Shaper Savant
Zealous Conscripts

26 creatures

Chaos Warp
Corpse Dance
Crosis's Charm
Cruel Ultimatum
Cryptic Command
Darksteel Ingot
Decree of Pain
Demonic Tutor
Diabolic Revelation
Diabolic Tutor
Elixir of Immortality
Expedition Map
Gem of Becoming
Gilded Lotus
Grab the Reins
Knowledge Exploitation
Leyline of Anticipation
Lightning Greaves
Mass Mutiny
Mystical Tutor
Nihil Spellbomb
Oblivion Stone
Phyrexian Arena
Promise of Power
Sensei's Divining Top
Slave of Bolas
Sol Ring

34 other spells

Liliana Vess
Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker

2 planeswalkers

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