Burrenton Forge-Tender

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Modern Event Deck (MD1) Uncommon
Lorwyn (LRW) Uncommon

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Burrenton Forge-Tender

Creature — Kithkin Wizard

Protection from red

Sacrifice Burrenton Forge-Tender: Prevent all damage a red source of your choice would deal this turn.

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Burrenton Forge-Tender Discussion

clayperce on Need help with Side Board

2 days ago

First, welcome to Modern!

I'm normally on Ponza or Infect, so please take my inputs with healthy skepticism. But here are some thoughts from the other side of the table:

You might want to check with GoblinsMTG on Reddit too.

Draw well!

OOBS on Eldrazi and Taxes Competitive

1 week ago

I see. I guess I don't particularly like Leonin Relic-Warder because while it does do what you say it does, it feels like a fairly narrow answer. If the only threatening deck it helps against is Affinity, then that means you have 4 cards that are almost only being run against 1 specific deck that you say you don't see often. While I certainly don't think it means you should trim down some of your hate for Affinity (it's a really good deck you should always watch out for), I think that having some more flexible options would be good, because as it stands you have 2 Stony Silence and 2 Leonin Relic-Warders that you will rarely bring in except against Affinity. One thing I'd suggest is looking into more cards that translate into other matchups better. For example, I really like Fatal Push and Zealous Persecution here because while it helps in the Affinity matchup, you can also bring them in against a deck like Elves, whereas LRW doesn't help there. Some cards I'd suggest you look into are Orzhov Pontiff and potentially Bitterblossom (which is something I'm playing around with myself). Orzhov Pontiff is very similar to Zealous Persecution and would be played against many of the same decks. Bitterblossom is a card that could excel in attrition matches such as Abzan Midrange to combat the aerial battle of Lingering Souls, and it should provide a hard to answer threat against decks like Jeskai Geist or Grixis Death's Shadow while providing blockers for their threats. While we're talking sideboard, I would highly recommend Burrenton Forge-Tender over Kor Firewalker because while they are both great against Burn, Burrenton has many advantages over Firewalker. Firewalker can get life back (though Burrenton can basically do the same once Burn starts running out of gas) and threatens to trade with all of Burn's threats in combat, Burrenton can be played in matchups where you need to protect your board from a sweeper like Anger of the Gods or protect a specific creature like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben from Lightning Bolt or other similar spells. It also allows you to utilize an Aether Vial with 1 counter, so you can get free tempo out of it compared to Firewalker. Anyway, good luck with your build, I'd love to hear your thoughts on anything I detailed (or even something I didn't)!

Enganeer on 4-Color Ally Aggression

1 month ago

Nef: Yeah, again, it's meta dependent, but in this version of the deck and my meta, it nicely fills the 3 drop slot.

On that note, the control decks at my store don't run boardwipes main, and have only a few on the side. Additionally, if you run too much sideboard, then you won't draw as many relevant threats, which means you have less to protect with your Selfless Spirit. I'm actually considering dropping it for Burrenton Forge-Tender, which combats aggro and prevents the more common Anger of the Gods. I have considered Ghostway and Eerie Interlude, but I don't like holding out and not casting for a turn trying to anticipate a boardwipe, I prefer every spell I cast to further my board state.

sylvannos on Selesnya Deck (First Deck)

1 month ago

Check out the Little Kid deck, then. You're already playing most of the cards in your deck, you just have to trim down to 60 cards and get rid of the lands that always come into play tapped.

So (from your current card pool) your deck would look like:

1x Flagstones of Trokair
6x Forest
9x Plains
2x Razorverge Thicket
2x Sunpetal Grove
3x Windswept Heath
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23 Lands

2x Ajani's Pridemate
1x Archangel of Thune
2x Fleecemane Lion
2x Loxodon Smiter
2x Narnam Renegade
3x Qasali Pridemage
2x Renegade Rallier
3x Soul Warden
3x Soul's Attendant
1x Voice of Resurgence
4x Watchwolf
4x Wilt-Leaf Liege
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29 Creatures

1x Ajani, Valiant Protector
1x Blessed Alliance
2x Condemn
4x Path to Exile
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8 Other Spells

The easiset way to improve this would be to add:

+4x Dryad Militant
+4x Experiment One
+2x Fleecemane Lion
+2x Loxodon Smiter
+1x Qasali Pridemage
+2x Razorverge Thicket
+2x Sunpetal Grove
+1x Windswept Heath

...and take out:

-2x Ajani's Pridemate
-1x Blessed Alliance
-2x Condemn
-2x Forest
-3x Plains
-2x Narnam Renegade
-3x Soul Warden
-3x Soul's Attendant

Your sideboard would be:

2x Beast Within
1x Blessed Alliance
3x Burrenton Forge-Tender
2x Condemn
2x Dawn Charm
2x Disenchant
1x Eidolon of Rhetoric
1x Nevermore
1x Nyx-Fleece Ram

sylvannos on Selesnya Deck (First Deck)

1 month ago

Can you put your deck into the deckbuilder here on TappedOut? The link you posted for your deck on the other site doesn't seem to work.

From what I can see, it looks like you'd be interested in something like G/W Soulsisters, Little Kid/Maverick, or G/W Tokens. Some links:

Selesnya Taxes/Maverick (ALL THE HATECRAP!)
G/W CoCo (lots of combo elements)
W/B Tokens (this is an example that can be easily converted to G/W)
Little Kid (more of a midrange deck)
W/B Tokens on a budget (this one is more of a conventional Tokens deck)
Martyr Soul Sisters (focuses more on Martyr of Sands to gain life)
Mono-White Soul Sisters (relies more on enter the battlefield triggers)

This deck, however, is probably more what you're looking for:

Abzan Tokens

It's not purely G/W, and that definitely increases the deck's budget. To trim it down to a more reasonable level and keep it strictly G/W, I'd do something like:

2x Flooded Strand
1x Forest
3x Gavony Township
3x Plains
2x Sunpetal Grove
4x Temple Garden
2x Windbrisk Heights
4x Windswept Heath
2x Wooded Foothills
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23 Lands

4x Avacyn's Pilgrim
4x Birds of Paradise
2x Brimaz, King of Oreskos
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10 Creatures

2x Condemn
1x Elspeth, Knight-Errant
1x Elspeth, Sun's Champion
2x Honor of the Pure
4x Intangible Virtue
1x Oblivion Ring
4x Path to Exile
4x Raise the Alarm
2x Secure the Wastes
4x Spectral Procession
1x Timely Reinforcements
1x Worship
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27 Other Spells

Sideboard:

2x Blessed Alliance
4x Burrenton Forge-Tender
1x Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
2x Pithing Needle
2x Rest in Peace
1x Selesnya Charm
2x Sundering Growth
1x Worship

This may still be a bit out of your budget or too heavy on the tokens and not as midrange or lifegain-y as you'd like. It should, however, be a good starting point to work from.

mr_funk on Primal Hunger

1 month ago

since you're running BOPs, maybe Gavony Township as a 1-of (i know you dont want many non-colored mana sources, but it could be another mana dump if youre stuck with some jank hand). Here's the changes i'd make:

-4 Rancor (love it, but begs to get 2-for-1'd, when most of your creatures are bolt-able and have no evasion or protection, otherwise and it makes BOP into an actual real creature late game), -1 Forest, +1 CoCo, +1 Kird Ape, +1 Gavony Township, +1 Dryad Arbor, +1 Loam Lion.

For SB options, i like Stony Silence, Ancient Grudge, and Smash to Smithereens (in that order) better than Nature's Claim. hell, i even like Naturalize or Disenchant better, tbh. i dont think 2 mana is out of the question. since you are playing a zoo variation, you arent likely to slam a bunch of 5+ power creatures at the opponent at once, so the 4 life gain might actually matter. idk. personal preference, i suppose. it is nice to have some enchantment removal as well in case of bogles, but that kind of depends on the meta.

With CoCo in your deck, your sideboard could be open to more tech creatures, instead of some of the spells/enchantments. like Spellskite for bogles, Vithian Renegades, War Priest of Thune, Reclamation Sage, and Viridian Shaman for artifact/enchantment hate, Lantern Scout, Kor Firewalker, or Lone Missionary for burn hate. or generally a bunch of random hatebears and miscellaneous stuff to cover your bases like Harsh Mentor, Loxodon Smiter, Tunnel Ignus, Aegis of the Gods, Hushwing Gryff, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Burrenton Forge-Tender, Qasali Pridemage, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Gaddock Teeg... Basically whatever your meta has a ton of going on, theres a creature version to hate on it. I'm a big fan of Rest in Peace because it totally bones a handful of decks, but if you're firing off Collected Companys, with your SB hate lost in your deck somewhere, you stand a much better chance of pulling it out, than if it were an enchantment.

Just some suggestions. love zoo. like the idea youve got with the dino and god in there. seems cool. +1

Pieguy396 on B/W Tokens

2 months ago

Hello there! Potential sideboard choices:

SynergyBuild on The Western Way of War

2 months ago

Oh, and control is a surprisingly easy matchup in white, I just sideboard in Pithing Needle for Liliana of the Veil or Celestial Colonnade, Mana Tithe for the idiots that tap out to board wipe, and Luminarch Ascension as the preferred late game sideboard finisher.


I would change the sideboard up a bit, with Stony Silence being fun Affinity/Eldrazi Tron hate, and one of the only commonly used ones, I quite like a single copy of both Stony Silence and Kataki, War's Wage against artifacts, a Rest in Peace and a Tormod's Crypt, finishing the specific hate with a copy of Burrenton Forge-Tender and a Kor Firewalker. 3xPithing Needle is also fine. This leaves six open spaces, with what I would fill with 3x of Fragmentize and 2x of Luminarch Ascension and a single of Mana Tithe.

The finishing sideboard would be:

1xStony Silence

1xKataki, War's Wage

1xRest in Peace

1xTormod's Crypt

1xKor Firewalker

1xBurrenton Forge-Tender

3xPithing Needle

2xLuminarch Ascension

3xFragmentize

1xMana Tithe

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