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Category: High Potential
Decks listed in this section are ones that feel reasonable to me after playing them, but have yet to put up consistent finishes at large Modern events. These are decks that with good play and possibly more tuning I believe could eventually slide into the proven decks of the format with a few good event results.
This is a more interesting take on the fairly bland Red-Green Valakut Titan deck. Nahiri, the Harbinger allows our deck to filter through the “wrong half” as well as eventually floop a Primeval Titan into play. Nahiri can also answer problem permanents like Blood Moon with her down tick. The small white splash also allows us to have access to powerful sideboard cards.
While at first glance this deck might look like a meme, it contains a good deal of the explosive power RB Hollow One has, while having a method of going over the top of other creature decks thanks to Soulflayer. Thanks to Gifted Aetherborn, Flamewake Phoenix, and of course Zetalpa, Primal Dawn we can give our Flayers a variety of powerful abilities that are difficult to deal with for various opponents.
This is an aggro-control, or “tempo”, deck that plays efficient interaction to survive the early turns. It looks to grind out card advantage in longer games on the back of cards like Spellstutter Sprite, Snapcaster Mage, and Bitterblossom. If you would like some insight on how to sideboard with this archetype be sure to check out my guide here.