Husband, Father, Mathematician, and Twitch Streamer
Category: Fan Favorite
These are decks that we play on stream regularly because people like them, but they tend to have a few too many poor match ups in the format to be something I think will ever be a major player in Modern. They can be fun and powerful in the right meta game though.
While this might not look like a land destruction deck at first glance, when you Footsteps of the Goryo a Woodfall Primus or Ashen Rider into play on turn three to blow up two of your opponent’s lands you’ll understand. This deck also has a midrange backup plan which allows it to grind a bit on the back of Lingering Souls and simply casting its large threats.
This is a three color deck that is looking to flood the board with a variety of tokens and then close the game out quickly by making them larger. Nissa, Voice of Zendikar, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, and Sorin, Solemn Visitor both serve the dual purpose of creating bodies to power up, as well as acting as a method of powering them up. We make sure we live long enough to play our more expensive threats, by playing mana creatures and efficient disruption like Path to Exile and Thoughtseize.
This is a combo control deck that is looking to keep the board in check using efficient removal like Lightning Bolt and Path to Exile. Our eventual combo is Nahiri, the Harbinger ticking up to eight and then ultimating to find Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. Nahiri offers powerful flexibility in a deck like this. She enables us to filter through cards we draw that might not line up well against our opponent, while also serving as additional removal with her down tick.
This is a double toolbox deck that utilizes most of its sideboard for a Glittering Wish package, while containing a variety of bullets in the main deck as well to search up with Bring to Light. All of the non-sense is tied together thanks to a variety of cards that ramp mana out faster and various combo kills that involve Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker.
This is an aggressive deck looking to play honest creatures on curve and attack until our opponent reaches zero. The vast amount of green mana symbols in our creature’s casting costs allow us to leverage the very powerful combat trick Aspect of Hydra to steal games.