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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|Iconic Masters (IMA)||Uncommon|
|Modern Event Deck (MD1)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Burrenton Forge-Tender occurrence in decks from the last year
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Burrenton Forge-Tender Discussion
2 months ago
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Update at 11/2019
3 months ago
As a previous Devoted Company player, I can safely tell you the matchup against burn really sucks. That being said, I have found that Burrenton Forge-Tender is a great sideboard silver bullet to tutor for.
4 months ago
I've seen Qasali Ambusher do some crazy stuff before. The card is better than most would give it credit for, even in a format like modern (especially now, when the format is much more creature-centric and a bit slower).
Anyway, one thing I wanted to point out is that I used to play fair GW aggro/company lists a few years back (when the format was kinda in a similar spot, just without stoneforge and wrenn&sixx..) and I always found this little card - Shield of the Oversoul - to actually be good much of the time. I went from playing 1 just for shits to nearly always having one in those types of decks. I am well aware of the reasons against playing such cards (2-for-1's etc), but I dunno...THAT card always impressed me, esp in GW decks with lords like Wilt-Leaf Liege . I really loved putting it on a Voice of Resurgence or Liege. :)
Dromoka's Command is another card I always tried to fit in as a 1-of, but that's a more replace-able effect I guess (although it's versatility in these decks is great, esp when you consider it's a "counterspell" vs targeted or even aoe burn spells, w/ upside). Burrenton Forge-Tender is also nice to have in the board for those pesky red spells/decks.
Btw, may I ask why you are not using Noble Hierarch instead of the Birds? I find Hierarch to be one of the best creatures in the game, with that exalted ability being more meaningful on her than any other exalted creature. I realize she adds a huge amount to the cost of the deck, though. Cavern of Souls is another obvious one to me, but it poses the same problem as Hierarch...
4 months ago
Happy to see you made my sack of cards into something! If you're looking for sideboard tech, I think good, budget options are Tormod's Crypt , Dovin's Veto , Burrenton Forge-Tender / Kor Firewalker , and Damping Sphere .
6 months ago
Thanks JKRice! I definitely agree on the Pacifism . At MNM I pulled them out every match since no one I played (except one guy playing Humans) had NO creatures coming out at all. I lost to a Rack deck and tied (we ran out of time) to a Mill deck. I feel like I need so more removal to counteract all the crazy board states people are making with enchantments and artifacts (and activated abilities of lands). Oblivion Ring totally saved me . . . or at least delayed the inevitable a few times. I am pretty new to Magic and a total noob at Modern, so I appreciate the thoughts. I like the idea of Burrenton Forge-Tender especially with the Mono Red I was seeing.
6 months ago
I think you are a bit heavy on the enchantments and stuff. Many soul sisters decks I have seen have four copies of Spectral Procession as the only noncreature spells. Since you have a lot of lifegain, you usually don’t need as many defensive enchantments like Pacifism . If you want a super solid base I would recommend finishing out full play sets of Martyr of Sands and Soul Warden , maybe even throwing in some Soul's Attendant s. As for sideboard, Teyo is a really good choice. Celestial Purge and Celestial Flare are good removal cards into decks like jund that will beat you on the board. Burrenton Forge-Tender and Auriok Champion are good into burn and other such decks. If you happen to hit another soul sisters deck, Suture Priest might be good, but that’s not super likely.
10 months ago
Okay, so I think you're missing the point a little. This deck is meant to be good against specifically Goblins, and no other matchup was taken into consideration when building it; everything you're saying is true and I agree with you on all of those points, but please remember that the request was to make the best possible deck against Goblins, which is why there are some unorthodox card selections here. That being the case, Circle of Protection: Red is in the deck because I'm assuming the matchup will always be Goblins, where it is always good. That assumption also applies to Burrenton Forge-Tender , Kami of False Hope , and the Soul Sisters.
Soul Sisters and Martyr Proc are, indeed, different decks. I suppose I should've mentioned this earlier, but this is a mashup of those two different archetypes. The reason I built it that way was to get the best cards available against Goblins; to get the best of both worlds, if you will.
To clarify in further detail, the deck is playing Soul Sisters alongside Martyr of Sands because Goblins plays lots of creatures that trigger them. Another reason is because tokens are good at blocking (though they are worse against Legion Loyalist ) as well as gaining life with the soul sisters. The deck isn't playing sweepers because it has a higher density of creatures than normal Martyr Proc (to support the Soul Sisters). I put that thing about sweepers in a note in the non-budget version of this deck (which, by the way, also includes the "infinite value loop" involving Mistveil Plains / Emeria, The Sky Ruin / Ranger of Eos ). This deck isn't playing GQ or Field of Ruin because it's trying to stay at the $70 budget.
10 months ago
The best decks against Goblins would be Martyr Proc or Soul Sisters.
example Martyr Proc deck: https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/deck-of-the-day-martyr-proc-modern/
example Soul Sisters deck: https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/deck-of-the-day-soul-sisters-modern/
To make sure you win the Goblins matchup, you can modify those decks by playing maindeck Burrenton Forge-Tender , Kor Firewalker , Auriok Champion , and Circle of Protection: Red . Here's an example decklist that's tuned to beat Goblins:
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If you would like one that's more budget friendly I can make one for you. Just give me a price range.