Episode 038 — The Rising Tide

Welcome back to The Brainstorm Show! We appreciate your patience for this episode. In this edition of The BSS, we talk about our wonderful sponsors, upcoming events on the horizon, some newish key cards in Legacy, updates to the Grixis Control list, and a better Predict deck than Miracles: High Tide.

We hope you enjoy.

Grixis Control + Sideboard Map
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Young Pyromancer
2 Snapcaster Mage
1 True-Name Nemesis
1 Gurmag Angler
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor

4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
4 Gitaxian Probe
3 Cabal Therapy
2 Thoughtseize
1 Lightning Bolt
3 Fatal Push
2 Diabolic Edict
2 Kolaghan’s Command
4 Force of Will

2 Island
1 Swamp
1 Mountain
2 Underground Sea
1 Volcanic Island
1 Badlands
1 Tropical Island
4 Polluted Delta
2 Scalding Tarn
3 Bloodstained Mire

SB
3 Blood Moon
2 Spell Pierce
1 Flusterstorm
2 Pyroblast
1 Grim Lavamancer
1 Liliana, the Last Hope
2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Toxic Deluge
1 Ancient Grudge

Grixis Delver
+2 Pyroblast, +1 Flusterstorm, +1 Engineered Explosives, +1 Toxic Deluge, +1 Grim Lavamancer, +1 Liliana, the Last Hope
-4 Force of Will, -3 Cabal Therapy

Czech Pile
+3 Blood Moon, +2 Spell Pierce, +1 Flusterstorm, +2 Pyroblast, +1 Liliana, the Last Hope, +2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
-4 Force of Will, -2 Diabolic Edict, -3 Cabal Therapy, -2 Fatal Push

Miracles
+2 Spell Pierce, +1 Flusterstorm, +2 Pyroblast, +2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
-2 Diabolic Edict, -3 Fatal Push, -2 Kolaghan’s Command

Eldrazi
+3 Blood Moon, +1 Ancient Grudge, +1 Engineered Explosives, +2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
-3 Cabal Therapy, -1 Lightning Bolt, -2 Thoughtseize, -1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor

D+T
+1 Toxic Deluge, +1 Grim Lavamancer, +1 Engineered Explosives, +1 Liliana, the Last Hope, +1 Ancient Grudge
-4 Force of Will, -1 Gurmag Angler

Elves
+2 Spell Pierce, +1 Flusterstorm, +1 Toxic Deluge, +1 Grim Lavamancer, +1 Engineered Explosives, +1 Liliana, the Last Hope
-3 Cabal Therapy, -1 True-Name Nemesis, -1 Gurmag Angler, -2 Diabolic Edict

ANT
+2 Spell Pierce, +1 Flusterstorm, +2 Pyroblast, +1 Engineered Explosives
-3 Fatal Push, -1 Lightning Bolt, -2 Diabolic Edict
Note: board in Deluge and/or Bolt against Empty and/or Swarm

TES
+2 Spell Pierce, +1 Flusterstorm, +2 Pyroblast, +1 Engineered Explosives, +1 Toxic Deluge
-3 Fatal Push, -2 Diabolic Edict, -1 Lightning Bolt, -1 True-Name Nemesis

Sneak and Show
+2 Spell Pierce, +1 Flusterstorm, +2 Pyroblast
-3 Fatal Push, -1 Lightning Bolt, -1 True-Name Nemesis

BR Reanimator
+2 Spell Pierce, +1 Flusterstorm, +2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
-3 Fatal Push, -2 Kolaghan’s Command

Lands
+3 Blood Moon, +2 Spell Pierce, +1 Ancient Grudge, +1 Engineered Explosives, +2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance
-3 Fatal Push, -1 Lightning Bolt, -3 Cabal Therapy, -2 Thoughtseize

Turbo Depths
+3 Blood Moon, +2 Spell Pierce, +1 Flusterstorm
-2 Fatal Push, -3 Cabal Therapy, -1 True-Name Nemesis

High Tide by Marcus Ewaldh
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
4 Preordain
4 Predict

4 Merchant Scroll
3 Cunning Wish
1 Intuition

4 High Tide
3 Turnabout
4 Time Spiral

3 Flusterstorm
4 Force of Will

12 Island
2 Flooded Strand
2 Scalding Tarn
1 Misty Rainforest
1 Polluted Delta

SB
1 Brain Freeze
1 Blue Sun’s Zenith
1 Meditate
1 Turnabout
1 Snap
1 Echoing Truth
1 Hurkyl’s Recall
1 Swan Song
1 Surgical Extraction
2 Grafdigger’s Cage
2 Teferi’s Realm
2 Search for Azcanta

2 thoughts on “Episode 038 — The Rising Tide”

  1. Thanks for the cool episode and the talks about decks you like and which are good.
    I have felt similarly lately after having played a lot of Miracles and now seeing that e.g. the Sneak Show matchup is quite bad and thus I wanted to change to something with discard.

    You are spot on with your analysis and sideboarding plan except one thing: I ask myself what your plan with Grixis against Dredge is? As you said yourself Dredge has taken up steam here (in Switzerland) and it has become necessary to think about sideboarding against it.

    I would like to devote one slot to a gravehate card like Nihil Spellbomb, but what to cut? Or do you think the Lavamancer and removal on your elementals is enough to just not have any hate post SB?

    Thanks a lot and keep up the good podcast!

  2. Love the deck, going to give it a spin in a weekly in seattle this week.

    That said the lack of sideboard Surigcals or GY hate feels rough to me, what is your thinking behind that?

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