Longtime Jund players rejoice today at the rebirth of their forgotten queen. But you can't just throw her into your deck and call it a day.

The Cascade trigger off a 3/2 haste for 4 mana makes Bloodbraid Elf the strongest card in the deck. In order to maximize the value of Cascading, the deck is loaded with quality 3 cost Cascade targets. Maelstrom Pulse, Kolaghan's Command and Liliana of the Veil can lead to huge turnarounds, and even just hitting an old Tarmogoyf isn't bad either. Because of the random nature of Cascade, BBE wants cards that are good generally instead of narrow and specific. For example, Lightning Bolt can go upstairs on an empty table whereas Fatal Push only hits creatures and needs to be Revolted first for maximum value. Because of this, I've changed the Fatal Push Lightning Bolt split from 4/2 to 3/3.

The sideboard follows a similar theme, favoring Cascade targets such as Fulminator Mage instead of Crumble to Dust and a Kitchen Finks instead of a second Obstinate Baloth. As far as the metagame goes, I think it seems reasonable to favor Thoughtseize over Inquisition of Kozilek because 4 drops are more relevant now. I've also cut down on the number of 1 mana targeted discard spells because they're bad Cascade flips.

BBE is a powerful card, but the value of Cascading needs to be realized effectively in order to better facilitate the strongest card in the deck. I believe I've done so effectively with this list. Thanks everyone!


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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.11
Folders Strangers' Decks, Modern, wants, vampires, interesting, Modern, MODERN, decks i like, JUND (Modern/Standard), decks i want/cool decks
Top rank #6 on 2018-01-14
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-1 Goblin Rabblemaster main
+1 Treetop Village main
+1 Obstinate Baloth side
-1 Kitchen Finks side