Modern deck guides and writeups

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Blitz - Boros
Modern

28 Apr by ussgraf

Deck Summary The purpose of this deck is to cast a lot of spells in a turn and attack face.  There's 8 cantrips via Niveous Wisps, Crash Through, and Manamorphose as well as some impulsive draw via Light Up the Stage to keep cards coming.  Effectively there are 9 spells that don't net a ma...

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Arcane Tempo upgrade
Modern

10 Dec by AfricaShock

So, initially I biult this deck as Izzet Prowess from precon Arcane Tempo, and with further upgrades it became UR Blitz (my pocket are crying from this prices...). I'll make another deck for Pioneer, based on precon, and it will be Izzet Phoenix, but this one is going to be different, and here's why...

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Pain n Gain
Modern

05 Sep by Eisenbeiss

Hey there, in this deck, I want to try to make the best value of each creature dies, sacrificed, or something evil. I add some pressure creatures and some, for me, funny things. Main deck: First of all, I love this one mana vessel. Lifelink and his second ability bring the enemy in trouble early. ju...

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POGIAMGEM
Modern

30 Jul by WanderingTaoist

POGIAMGEM = Presense Of Gond + Intruder Alarm + Midnight Guard + Elemental Mastery These four cards give you redundancy on both sides of a combo with Presence of Gond and Elemental Mastery both allowing tapping to create a 1/1 token creature, and Intruder Alarm and Midnight Guard creating the infini...

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Primeval Karn
Modern

30 Jul by SasquatchSenpai

Hello and here I have the updated version of my modern baby, the primetime, Amulet Titan deck. It's a deck that lets you go big with mana, cheating on the bounce requirement of the karoo lands with an Amulet in play! In the current meta, we have a ton of ways to win with a combination of being a Val...

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Kaya's Exiles
Modern

16 Jul by WanderingTaoist

The goal is to hit Kaya, Orzhov Usurper's ultimate with enough cards exiled to do lethal damage.  Vito accelerates that timeline by doubling her damage via your life gain, and Ashiok accelerates your quest to exile cards pretty quickly once on the BF.  Glimpse the Unthinkable and Maddening...

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Modern Azorius Titan Primer
Modern

20 Apr by MTGprimer

Modern Azorius Titan Primer Introduction Emeria Control is a tapout control deck, you will be playing your spells on your turn. The main gameplan is to survive while getting seven plains into the battlefield for Emeria, the Sky Ruin to be active. An active emeria will outgrind many decks i...

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Modern Gx Tron Primer
Modern

20 Apr by MTGprimer

Modern Gx Tron Primer What is Gx Tron? Tron is a (mainly) green deck that's goal is to assemble the Urzatron (Urza's Tower, Urza's Mine, and Urza's Power Plant) as quickly as possible. Once they have been assembled, the goal is to generate insurmountable advantage. The main route to this is Karn Lib...

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[Modern] Annoying White People
Modern

23 Dec by IllugiGodi

A white weenie deck I'm piloting in my local MTG group. Cost-wise (money) I've kept it on the cheap side. It plays really simple: Get out cheap creatures and go to face! All creatures in this deck are humans to capitalize on synergies between them. "When we are many we are strong!" The Deck The curv...

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$230 Neobrand Turn 1 Win
Modern

26 Oct by unicornturtle

Neobrand  Laboratory Maniac Griselbrand Neoform Today we are talking about a super fun fast way to lose all your friends! It is a combo between Griselbrand and Neoform with a couple of other cards that make it possible to win on turn one, so let's get right into it! First let me explain the com...

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smells like team Spirits
Modern

26 Oct by Akpr1de

This my build for a U/W spirits. Here's some info on why I have the current selection of cards Aether Vial -- It took me a while, but I finally got around to purchasing 4 of these. Currently, I chose to  run all 4 in the deck. After running the deck fully built but without any Vials, I feel uns...

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$25 Vizier Banefire
Modern

16 Oct by unicornturtle

  (Budget) Vizier Druid's Play   Vizier of Remedies Devil's Play Devoted Druid   Today we are building a budget Vizier Druid deck! It is a combo deck that revolves around the cards Vizier of Remedies and Devoted Druid. You tap Devoted Druid to get 1 green mana and then put a -1/-1 cou...

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$15 Ninjas
Modern

13 Oct by unicornturtle

  (Budget) NINJA POWER! Mist-Syndicate Naga Faerie Seer Tyrant's Scorn   Today we are playing a deck that I actually really enjoy! We are building budget Ninjas! Ninjas are probably one of my favorite "tribes" to make. So lets get right into it.  First, we have the cards that activate...

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$100 Budget Blue Moon
Modern

10 Sep by Noneya

I consider myself a pioneer of this archetype, and decided to take it upon myself to build this deck down to the barebones to get players newer to modern a starting point to build upon.1) The very most important thing you could to to first improve this deck would be to acquire 4 snapcaster mages, to...

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$38 Tron
Modern

31 Jul by unicornturtle

Budget Tron Urza's TowerUrza's MineUrza's Power Plant Welcome to today's budget deck! We are doing one of my favorite decks (besides Swans [check it out!]). This deck is SUPER budget AND can get turn 3-4 Tron rather consistantly. This deck can be built from the ground up into competitive modern Tron...

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Black White Tokens
Modern

23 Jul by Drain_Life

This deck began its life in 2016 after reading SaffronOlive's article Budget Magic: $95 (36 tix) Modern White-Black Tokens Eric Froehlich of Channelfireball posted an updated version of the deck in the article Deck of the Day: B/W Tokens (Modern)By Eric Froehlich  //  5 Jan, 2018...

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Samurais
Modern

10 Jul by Kealdor

Hero's Blade onto everything you possible can that is able to attack since *most* of the creatures are legendary your going to want to summon a legendary on 2nd main phase everyturn so its setup for the next turn.  Rally for 3 should give you back almost every sigle creature from your graveyard...

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The Podcast Deck
Modern

28 May by pokeygooses

Every card in the deck has either the word pod or cast in the name (except basic lands cause come on guys!) a terrible idea but fun to try to get to work on my part. If nothing else the deck is very cheap! The Breakdown Part 1: Exalt!  Ethercaste Knight Sighted-Caste Sorcerer Just as creatures ...

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Izzet Snowing?
Modern

22 May by Hydrothermia

The Original Idea This has been my Modern pet project for more than five years. I wanted the original iteration to be good, but it never panned out that way. Mostly due to the high mana cost of a few Coldsnap cards, specifically Rimescale Dragon and Rimefeather Owl. I would combo them with Tamiyo, t...

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Hazy with a Chance for Zombies
Modern

19 May by Hydrothermia

Introduction I was piddling around on the Gatherer the other day and ran across Endless Ranks of the Dead and remembered the Time Spiral enchantment Paradox Haze and thought, "Hmmm... this would be an interesting mechanic." As of now this is only a prototype and theorycraft build. It could go throug...