Hello folks, as of late I’ve been putting my favorite deck through the ringer. My G/R monsters and I have been bullying the tables and beating down my opponents with much success. With no contest I can say I love this deck…really love it…probably too much. There’s not really any archetype this deck is dead in the water to, and that plays a big role in deck decisions to me. So if you’re looking to play a new type of deck or interested how the R/G monster machine works, the videos we setup may shed some light on these under the bed boogie men. The videos will feature a deck that I’ve not tested against. With any deck you have to be prepared. As you know, anyone can come into a tournament with a homebrew or meta game call and really shake things up. So lets look at my list and go over some changes and card selection from my last article.
The shop has been buzzing with Modern talk lately, and that got me to thinking…I wonder if Imposing Doom, a deck I built specifically to beat last years Jund, would do well in Modern. There are a few things I did know right from the get go…I needed to make sure I could actually beat tier one decks, specifically Splinter Twin, Tron and American Control. I understand that the Modern meta is much more diverse than that, but those were just first 3 decks I wanted to concentrate on. After initial play testing, I’m confident that with a bit of tuning, and some major sideboard changes, I have a deck that can make an impact and win.
Warning! Incoming Storm!
With the upcoming Modern Grand Prix in Richmond coming up March 7th, I was hoping to discuss ideas for using an older mechanic in today’s version of the format. That mechanic is “Storm”. “Storm” appeared originally back in Scourge, the third and final set of the Onslaught Block back in Spring of 2003. The mechanic appeared on Instant and Sorcery cards and it functioned by copying the cast spell for each spell cast before it during that turn.
With Grand Prix Richmond right around the corner, I’m as excited as a kid the week before Christmas to build and test this vastly undiscovered territory that is Modern. There are a few established decks in Modern but I feel like there are so many undiscovered archetypes out there. Especially with the ban list changing, reanimator may be on the rise. There are sideboard cards for it everywhere, but without every other deck having main deck hate, I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a resurgence. This being said, I think Tron is that much better. Most lists run Relic of Progenitus in the main.
With all of that being said, I’m turning back to an old friend of mine from Innistrad standard…
I think it’s safe to say that Modern is the popular guy right now, huh? With the new ban list having come out at the beginning of the month, the Pro Tour this weekend, and then Grand Prix Richmond next month, everyone is scrambling around trying out new decks/techs. Apparently cats and faeries are what’s “in” and shamans are out! Read More Here