Episode 040 — The Winners and Losers in the New World

Hello, and welcome back to another episode of The Brainstorm Show! In this episode we chop through all of the hot takes about the post-Deathrite format, and distill down a list of the big winners, the bad losers, and everything in between. PLUS, we unveil two patented Brainstorm Show lists: Grixis Faeries and Grixis Control. Check them out below:

The Brainstorm Show’s Grixis Faeries:
4 Delver of Secrets
4 Bitterblossom
4 Spellstutter Sprite
1 Vendilion Clique

4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
4 Daze
4 Force of Will
4 Stifle
3 Spell Pierce
1 Spell Snare
4 Lightning Bolt
1 Fatal Push

3 Underground Sea
3 Volcanic Island
4 Flooded Strand
4 Bloodstained Mire
4 Wasteland

SB
1 Flusterstorm
3 Surgical Extraction
2 Thoughtseize
1 Umezawa’s Jitte
1 Gurmag Angler
3 Rough//Tumble
2 Diabolic Edict
1 Abrade
2 Pyroblast

The Brainstorm Show’s Post-Ban Grixis Control:
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder

2 Thoughtseize
2 Inquisition of Kozilek
2 Spell Pierce
1 Counterspell
4 Force of Will

2 Lightning Bolt
2 Fatal Push
1 Diabolic Edict
3 Kolaghan’s Command
1 Blood Moon

2 Bitterblossom
4 Baleful Strix
3 Snapcaster Mage
2 Gurmag Angler
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor

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

SB:
2 Blood Moon
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Flusterstorm
2 Spell Snare
1 Pyroblast
1 Red Elemental Blast
1 Hymn to Tourach
1 Toxic Deluge
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Engineered Plague
1 Painful Truths
1 Vendilion Clique

Sideboard Mapping for Grixis Control:
RUG Delver
+2 Blood Moon
+1 Pyroblast
+1 Red Elemental Blast
+1 Flusterstorm
+1 Engineered Explosives
-2 Thoughtseize
-1 Counterspell
-2 Bitterblossom
-1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor

BUG Delver
+2 Blood Moon
+2 Spell Snare
+1 Toxic Deluge
+1 Vendilion Clique
-2 Thoughtseize
-4 Force of Will

Miracles
+2 Spell Snare
+1 Pyroblast
+1 Red Elemental Blast
+1 Flusterstorm
+1 Hymn to Tourach
+1 Painful Truths
+1 Vendilion Clique
-1 Blood Moon
-2 Fatal Push
-1 Diabolic Edict
-4 Baleful Strix

UWx Stoneblade
+2 Spell Snare
+1 Pyroblast
+1 Red Elemental
+1 Hymn to Tourach
+1 Painful Truths
+1 V Clique
+1 Toxic Deluge
+1 Engineered Plague
-4 Baleful Strix
-1 Blood Moon
-2 Fatal Push
-2 Gurmag Angler

Grixis Control
+2 Spell Snare
+1 Flusterstorm
+1 Pyroblast
+1 Red Elemental
+1 Hymn to Tourach
+1 Painful Truths
+1 Vendilion Clique
-2 Fatal Push
-1 Diabolic Edict
-1 Blood Moon
-4 Force of Will

If they play TNN:
+1 Toxic Deluge
+1 Engineered Plague
-2 Lightning Bolt

D+T
+2 Spell Snare
+1 Toxic Deluge
+1 Engineered Explosives
+1 Engineered Plague
+1 Painful Truths
+1 Vendilion Clique
-2 Spell Pierce
-4 Force of Will
-1 Blood Moon

Elves
+1 Toxic Deluge
+1 Engineered Explosives
+1 Engineered Plague
+1 Vendilion Clique
+1 Flusterstorm
+1 Painful Truths
-1 Blood Moon
-1 Diabolic Edict
-4 Baleful Strix

Lands
+2 Blood Moon
+2 Surgical Extraction
+1 Flusterstorm
+1 Engineered Explosives
+1 Vendilion Clique
-1 Lightning Bolt
-2 Fatal Push
-4 Baleful Strix

4c Loam
+2 Blood Moon
+2 Spell Snare
+1 Engineered Explosives
+1 Painful Truths
+1 Toxic Deluge
-2 Inquisition of Kozilek
-2 Thoughtseize
-2 Lightning Bolt
-1 Counterspell

ANT
+2 Surgical Extraction
+2 Spell Snare
+1 Flusterstorm
+1 Hymn to Tourach
+1 Pyroblast
+1 Red Elemental Blast
+1 V Clique
+1 Painful Truths
-4 Baleful Strix
-1 Blood Moon
-2 Lightning Bolt
-2 Fatal Push
-1 Diabolic Edict

TES
+2 Spell Snare
+1 Hymn to Tourach
+1 Pyroblast
+1 Red Elemental Blast
+1 Flusterstorm
+1 V Clique
+1 Painful Truths
+1 Engineered Explosives
+1 Toxic Deluge
+1 Engineered Plague
-4 Baleful Strix
-1 Blood Moon
-2 Lightning Bolt
-2 Fatal Push
-1 Diabolic Edict
-1 Kolaghan’s Command

Sneak and Show
+1 Hymn to Tourach
+1 Pyroblast
+1 Red Elemental Blast
+1 Flusterstorm
+1 V Clique
+1 Painful Truths
-1 Blood Moon
-2 Bitterblossom
-2 Fatal Push
-1 Kolaghan’s Command

UB Reanimator
+2 Surgical Extraction
+2 Spell Snare
+1 Pyroblast
+1 Red Elemental Blast
+1 Flusterstorm
+1 V Clique
-1 Blood Moon
-2 Lightning Bolt
-2 Fatal Push
-3 K Command

RB Reanimator
+2 Surgical Extraction
+2 Spell Snare
+1 Flusterstorm
+1 V Clique
+1 Painful Truths
+1 Toxic Deluge
-1 Blood Moon
-2 Lightning Bolt
-2 Fatal Push
-3 K Command

Eldrazi
+2 Blood Moon
+2 Spell Snare
+1 Engineered Explosives
+1 Toxic Deluge
-2 Bitterblossom
-2 Lightning Bolt
-2 Inquisition of Kozilek

Mono Red Stompy
+1 Engineered Explosives
+1 Toxic Deluge
+1 V Clique
+2 Spell Snare
-1 Blood Moon
-4 Baleful Strix

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