Shota Yasooka's Pro Tour Grixis Control Deck | MTG Arena Deck Guide and Gameplay

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Gameplay starts around 19:00 in

Deck credit - Shota Yasooka at Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica

https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1459900#arena

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Decklist -

3 Doom Whisperer (GRN) 69
3 Nicol Bolas, the Ravager (M19) 218
3 Thought Erasure (GRN) 206
1 Golden Demise (RIX) 73
2 Ritual of Soot (GRN) 84
1 Beacon Bolt (GRN) 154
2 Sinister Sabotage (GRN) 54
2 Cast Down (DAR) 81
2 Chemister's Insight (GRN) 32
4 Moment of Craving (RIX) 79
2 Vraska's Contempt (XLN) 129
2 Syncopate (DAR) 67
2 Blink of an Eye (DAR) 46
1 Negate (RIX) 44
1 The Eldest Reborn (DAR) 90
2 Disinformation Campaign (GRN) 167
1 Search for Azcanta (XLN) 74
1 Island (XLN) 265
4 Sulfur Falls (DAR) 247
4 Steam Vents (GRN) 257
4 Drowned Catacomb (XLN) 253
4 Watery Grave (GRN) 259
5 Swamp (XLN) 269
4 Dragonskull Summit (XLN) 252

1 Thought Erasure (GRN) 206
1 The Eldest Reborn (DAR) 90
2 Golden Demise (RIX) 73
1 Cast Down (DAR) 81
1 Disinformation Campaign (GRN) 167
1 Vraska's Contempt (XLN) 129
2 Disdainful Stroke (GRN) 37
2 Duress (XLN) 105
3 Thief of Sanity (GRN) 205
1 Ral, Izzet Viceroy (GRN) 195

You have my apologies, I meant to list the budget version and the sideboard guide versions here, but the decks got deleted before I could copy them. I would watch the video to get this info, but I also have to make a draft video today so I need to work on that right now!

If anyone has time on their hands and would like to make an Arena exportable decklist for the sideboard versions and the budget version I would be grateful.


comment  Comments

What do you think about switching 3 doom whisperer for 3 dream eater?

15 hours ago

so if this is your business, do you write your micro transactions off for taxes at the end of the year as a business expense?

1 day ago

Word

1 day ago

What's the thought process when you kept throwing your Doom Whisperers out to die when you had Duress, Erasure, and Campaign? You had multiple times to take the beacon bolts but intead just kept letting them use them?

2 days ago

Super interesting build. Everything is so strange looking at a glance with odd numbers of cards-you can tell Yasooka fine tuned the thing to death for his preferences. Thanks for the budget version!

And the match was really good to watch and see your thought processes-like the moment you played catacomb instead of falls then berated yourself for making the wrong descision-I wouldn't even have thought to consider which source I was more likely to draw, so I learned something useful right there. And of course I watched through to the end ggs!

3 days ago

Agree with the other comments. I'm fairly new to MTGA and Magic generally so am still grinding BO1'S to improve my collection but your content and thought processes around decision making and sideboarding are super helpful for a noob and the final Drake game was epic!!

4 days ago

Love the video! Especially the sideboard guide :) I do like eldest reborn vs drakes tho playing their own niv mizz is too good :)

5 days ago

Great video! I'm someone who does not know how to play control. Thanks for the information

5 days ago

Thanks for the videos, very good insight. Although my only observation is that you should stop hovering the cards on the board, it shows your next intentions when you do that, I know you trying to explain on the video but maybe put the mouse close enough.

6 days ago

Good idea for super competitive gameplay, but the mouse can help new players understand what I am talking about so I am not changing it for video making

5 days ago

What are for the two copies of "Blink of an eye", in my list i replace them with +1Thought erasure and +1Vraska contempt. So i got 2 more slots on sideboardo too.

6 days ago

I gotta say, I've been watching your channel for a few weeks now and I feel like I've become such a better player and deck brewer already just from watching and it's really awesome. I watch your channel pretty much all day at work trying to learn new strategies and deck types and also how to handle different meta decks and I can't wait to start trying to put it into practice once I get some better cards!

6 days ago

Very well spoken. Nice tips and guide!

1 week ago

Just curious because I'm playing this deck.
Why does Real, Izzet Viceroy get sideboards in for every match up? Shouldn't he just be mainboard then or is it incorrect to put him in against all the popular decks?

1 week ago

That game was insain start to finish.

1 week ago

Thanks! Love the deck tech n gameplay. I'm wondering if Sarkhan fireblood is good in grixis control?

1 week ago

Like the commentary you do, can even watch this on a cell phone and understand the game.

1 week ago

Really thanks man , nice video.

1 week ago

That drakes match was fuckin awesome and I definitely stayed till the end lol.

1 week ago

The arclight drakes deck turns into a Niv Mizzet control deck after sideboard.. Alot of times they even ditch the arclights/electromancers as a whole and bring in Niv and cheap counters to protect Niv, as well as more drakes.. Very interesting sideboard match because the deck almost completely changes to a control deck with about 10 cards

1 week ago

Everytime I get at least 2 rare wildcards I craft one rare land.. It doesn't feel good but I like playing 3 color control decks ALOT so I have to.. My win rate has skyrocketed with jeskai once I got almost all my rare lands and I can play many 2 color decks and never have to worry about a mana base again... To anyone starting in Arena I would 100% recommend just biting the bullet and spending all your rare wildcards on rare lands for decks you want to play.. And I mean all of them. The sooner you get the lands done with the sooner you can get all the other awesome rares for the decks you want to play and actually play the decks to their potential..

Yes I feels horrible to spend the wildcards on rare lands but it is unfortunately necessary if you actually want to play good decks and WIN games with them.

1 week ago

As a new player I am really torn between trying to make a full black control, orzhov control or grixis. They all look so fun.

1 week ago

I recommend this deck.... Ive got in on paper And i won today 3w (golgari, izzet Phoenix, Red deck with B splash) And 1 loss (GW tokens due to manascrew) on showdown event And got showdown pack :))) thx for sideboard guide... It really helped me a lot!!!!!

1 week ago

Watched all the way to the end. New to MTG and I am amazed from time to time by the depth of play. Keep it up.

1 week ago

p2p ;( i wish there could be way transporting ur own mtg cards with scanner omth like that to game.... but honestly its impossiple

1 week ago

My favorite deck. You made me a better player. Love your videos. Keep up the good work !!!

2 weeks ago

What a match!

2 weeks ago

nice game dude

2 weeks ago

Wonderful Content. I love stopping the video thinking "Why did he do that?" and then just listening to your explanations to find out if I was right.

2 weeks ago

Oh boy, that was some high level gameplay. I don't like playing BO3, but it was awesome watching you do it, and explain everything,

2 weeks ago

Hey great videos you give insight of how to play against the other popular decks and when you play your train of though is clear for the viewer I use the same deck but instead of 3 Doom Whisperer I use 2 and a Lathis Dragon Queen it may be slower but it is kind of unexpected and Funnier

2 weeks ago

great last game

2 weeks ago

Excellent video! I watched the whole thing many times

2 weeks ago

That music is great. What is it from?

2 weeks ago

I prefer long vids and bo3 matches is interesting cous I get to learn a bit of sidebording, keep them vids coming 💪

2 weeks ago

Really good videos man, keep up the good work. Very interesting and insightful commentary. I love control decks and grixis was always one of my favorite types. This list is not only cheaper than most but seems to have a more active playstyle making it more interesting. Do you think this deck is worth crafting or it is better to look for jeskai?

2 weeks ago

+CovertGo Blue Is there any other Grixis list that you think are stronger at this meta?

1 week ago

Jeskai has more answers, options, and is generally stronger. I think this list can handle White Aggro, but drakes is a tough battle

2 weeks ago

great video! watched until the end :D

2 weeks ago

Stayed til the end. Enjoyed it!

2 weeks ago

I stuck around. Great match. Cool deck.

2 weeks ago

That game against the drakes was fantastic, thanks so much!

3 weeks ago

It was cool, I follow you now, keep doing good videos

3 weeks ago

Never copy a Japanese player's list. They have their own meta over there and do weird choices. Most of the time not for the better.

3 weeks ago

Such deck !Many thank's for your advices ;)

3 weeks ago

I stayed!

3 weeks ago

That last round was intense. Great video man. Love the deck!

3 weeks ago

good stuff man

3 weeks ago

anybody have a vod of shota piloting this deck?

3 weeks ago

I always eat this 1 hour videos, like it was nothing, thank you for the uploads.

3 weeks ago

Why doesn't he play fiery cannonade?

3 weeks ago

+André Pazzetti It has instant Speed but doesnt kills freebooter.

3 weeks ago

Kills Adanto Vanguard, Kitesail Freebooter and bypasses Dauntless Bodyguard's effect as a tradeoff for being sorcery speed.

3 weeks ago

Youre really good, Golgari I have a tough time against, that side board deck tech is really going to improve my games against it. Grixis is easily my fav deck the past two blocks.

3 weeks ago

Streamers should not stream if all they can do is copy and paste decks be original

3 weeks ago

Bobby Stroud stfu

3 weeks ago

What do you sideboard against another control deck?

3 weeks ago