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Destroy all enchantments.
With only one color you don't really need the Sylvan Caryatid try using Karametra's Acolyte for ramp. Kalonian Tusker is a solid creature that helps with devotion but if you want to keep the deck post rotation try Swordwise Centaur instead. Aspect of Hydra can have insane potential in mono green especially with Nylea, God of the Hunt giving creatures trample. Terra Stomper is a good creature even if you just keep it sideboard for control match ups. Due to the amount of enchantment creatures in standard cards like Unravel the Aether and Back to Nature are great in side board, not to mention these cards help against W removal.
To slovakattack : Im not sure if Disenchant is good in the sideboard since i already run Back to Nature and Fracturing Gust (which also destroys all artifacts) which are better (most of the times) in naya/bant hexproof matchups. Wrath of God is great, but I dont know what I could swap it for in my sideboard. Maybe Choke , but you know, Choke completely destroys UWx control and merfolks decks XD. Thx for suggestions !
With all the buzz going on right now on Modern; The current PTQ season, Modern Price fluctuations (or the current lack thereof), and the potential for a Modern Masters 2 coming out next spring, theres a lot to be excited about in the field of Modern Magic. But wait! I dont play Modern! You say begrudgingly. Well, nows as good a time as any to get in on the format, but its really not as easy as it was to get into standard. Lets take a look at some ways to get introduced into the best format in Magic: Modern. (Do note that you can replace all instances of the word Modern in this article with any other format name, and it should still be applicable)
The first thing that you need to know about Modern Magic is that it. Is. Huge. If you think that you jumped into the deep end of the pool when you started playing Standard, youre jumping into the ocean getting into Modern. There is just so much that you can do in terms of competitive deck building in this format. Which brings me to our first point:
You arent going to have a very fun time in Modern if you are just randomly copying a deck that placed in the top 8 of a recent tourny, especially if that deck isnt an archetype or mechanic that you like to do. There are so many competitive options in Modern that literally any strategy is possible. Do you like fast Aggro decks? Try Zoo or Burn. Do you prefer slow, grindy matches? UWR control or Melira Pod may be for you. Do you hate looking up from your side of the field? Play Storm. Do you only have $100 for a deck? Try infect. To just get a glimpse of the vastness of things to do in Modern, Check this link here. Whether its a translation of what youre doing in standard, your favorite mechanic from an older set, or just a big ol stompy deck, its definitely possible in Modern. If you want to try a multitude of different deck options, just print out some proxies and try it out with your local group! Outside of a sanctioned tournament, you can play a fully proxied deck, and im sure that your playgroup would help you test if it meant getting a new member. Just ask to play some games, and find what you like!
Once you have a deck picked out and proxied, you need to know what to do with it. Now, you may have been around when the standard translation of your deck was played, but that doesnt necessarily mean that youre ready to take on everyone. Remember what I said about jumping into the ocean? MTG Salvation is a great resource to use while Tapped Out is still working on its Primer series. Here, you can find a list of all of the decks that have been attempted in Modern, as well as an in depth description of how to play them, how to build your deck properly, and what your matchups will be like. Read all of this information on your specific deck. Modern is a format that rewards doing your homework, and consider this your first assignment. More on that later, though. Just remember that by reading your primer, you are taking the first step in becoming a successful modern player.
To get really good at piloting your deck, you cant just read the handbook. Youve got to get the real world to throw everything it has at you. Playing on Magic online or Cockatrice, you can get all the experience you need, so these are definitely the most highly recommended resources. If you dont have access to either of these, just play with your modern group! You might get your teeth kicked in by a Karn Liberated a few times, but thats fine! No need to get discouraged. You probably werent very good at standard when you first started that either! No one is an expert at anything when they first start. After testing extensively, you are almost ready to actually play some Modern.
After testing for five evers, you should have the slightest clue of what youre going to be going up against. Its at this time that you should tune your deck, just like you would for standard, legacy, edh, or any other format. If youve never done this before, basically you are changing up some of the less important slots in your deck for things that will give you a boost against the decks that you plan to go against. For example, if everyone and their mother is playing affinity, you might not want to run Back to Nature in your green midrange deck sideboard, but instead swap it out for Creeping Corrosion . If everyone is playing jund / the rock, maybe taking Hero of Bladehold out of your BW tokens deck in favor of Mirran Crusader is a good idea. Your decks primer should give you some tips on how to properly tune your deck, and you can always make a thread here on Tapped Out for assistance
After youve gone through the laborious process of getting into Modern, you need to get out there and play! PTQs, GPs, FNMs, or Star City PIQs, any venue to get out and play Modern is a great way to help give you the experience that you need to get better. Dont expect to win every game, just like any other format. Just keep playing and eventually you will naturally learn to be the very best, the best there ever was.
Hey Guys! So heres my second article, how to get into Modern (Or really any format). Its that time of year again, and I see a lot of people asking how to get into the format, so I figured that Id write up something to give a bit of guidance. As typical, this article is more geared toward the new guy that would ask this sort of question, and is by no means a perfected how-to guide. If you dont want to follow any of the advice in this article, feel free to pass it over. However, I do hope that you enjoyed it, and that it helped out if this was something that could apply to you. Remember to let me know what you think in the comments, and feel free to share your story of getting into Modern!
Until next time guys, Stay classy out there.
Yeah, I may have yelled a little when I found out wizards reprinted Back to Nature , lol. Looking at my sideboard I should probably run a bit more Swan Song if they're gonna turn 3-4 kill all my enchantments. I need more counters in the sideboard, you're absolutely right, and I hadn't realized this.
|Avg. draft pick||10.82|
|Avg. cube pick||5.12|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|2011 Core Set||Uncommon|