Gem or jank: ink storm

by DNinja89 on 11 June 2021

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Deck Description

What's going on guys DNinja here and I'm back with another gem or Jank. This time we are looking at Killian, the ink duelist. Hope you enjoy the deck if you want to see the deck in action come check me out on YouTube at D-ninja89 or search gem or jank.

How to Play

So this deck is all about Killian. We abuse his ability to make our spells cheaper and pseudo storm off with show of confidence and pump with leonin.

Deck Tags

  • B/W
  • Arena
  • Budget
  • Killian
  • Flavor
  • Storm

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NOTE: Set by owner when deck was made.

Card Legality

  • Not Legal in Standard
  • Legal in Modern
  • Legal in Vintage
  • Legal in Legacy

Deck discussion for Gem or jank: ink storm

I like the idea of this deck, but I think it needs more creatures. Also you might not need all four copies of Killian because he’s fairly easy to cast and becomes a dead card in hand after you play him. You need more creatures so you have something to target with your pump spells, and maybe run more protection pumps as well so they aren’t as prone to removal.

Posted 12 June 2021 at 01:56


Ok, thanks for the feedback. That is true 4 is a bit much, I'm still tinkering on the deck. I've recently added strict proctor and star pupil to help with the creature count. The biggest part with the spells is that im just working with what I have on arena right now. But any suggestions on spells to run?

Posted 12 June 2021 at 13:12


Maybe run 4 of {Beaming Defiance} and {Pressure Point}. {Beaming Defiance} pumps and protects your creatures while {Pressure Point} taps down a blocker and replaces itself. I would put up your creatures by putting up your pump creatures like {Leonin Lightscribe}, {Eager First-Year} and {Silverquill Apprentice} to keep pressure. You don’t need 4 of Killian, but keep at least 2 for consistency. Drop {Firja, Judge of Valor} and add {Lurrus the Dreamden} because that would just power your deck’s consistency. You can put your removal spells to 4 like {Humiliate} and {Heartless Act} because they are versatile. Maybe keep this more aggro midrange. You can keep the {Eyetwitch} if you want the Learn effects, but drop some of the less effective tap or removal spells {Study Break} and {Iron Verdict} because they won’t help push through as often.

Posted 13 June 2021 at 02:11


I also recommended balancing your lands to have more Plains and less Swamps to reflect your mana base

Posted 13 June 2021 at 02:12


Gotcha I will do that thanks again for the feedback. I think I'll keep it aggro due to the current meta on arena. Lots of white and what other color they want to mix it with life gain decks.

Posted 13 June 2021 at 06:36