"Did you really want to kill that gearhulk??"

So, this is basically just like every other Gearhulk deck, but with a bit of a twist on it.

Early game is full of removal. We have Radiant Flames, Nahiri's Wrath, and Lightning Axe for removal and to get things into the graveyard. We also have Cathartic Reunion and Tormenting Voice for card draw and gearhulk discard.

Now we get into the fun part. We have Refurbish turn 4 to get gearhulks from the graveyard, and using Panharmonicon, we can activate the abilities twice or even three times later in the game. Nahiri, the Harbinger allows you to get these abilities and gearhulks onto the field as fast as possible, along with more discard for gearhulks.

Late game is brutal, with an Ever After /Liliana, the Last Hope combo to get zombies and even more gearhulks, and Cataclysmic Gearhulk for late game board wipes when you're opponent least expects it.

I've been play testing this deck a lot, and the only thing is weak against is Control. I'll try to playtest a few more cards to try and seal up that flaw.

If you like this concept, give it a +1! It really helps me out.



As you guys know, this week was the Standard rotation, and because of that, this deck has become not legal for standard. I would revise this deck, but some of the cards that rotated out were fundamental to how this deck runs. Here is the complete list of cards that are now in Modern.

BFZ- 4x Shambling Vent, 3x Smoldering Marsh, 2x Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, 1x Radiant Flames, 3x Transgress the Mind

OGW- 1x Needle Spires, 2x Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet

SFI- 1x Drownyard Temple, 3x Foreboding Ruins, 3x Ever After, 4x Fiery Temper, 2x Lightning Axe, 3x Nahiri, the Harbinger, 1x Anguished Unmaking, 2x Sorin, Grim Nemesis

EDM- 1x Geier Reach Sanitarium, 1x Nahiri's Wrath, 1x Liliana, the Last Hope

This leaves us with a whopping 27 cards left in Standard. That is a lot of cards gone.

So, I'm going to leave this deck how it is for now. As Ixalan moves through, I'll try to revise this deck the best I can to make it Standard legal, but it's gonna be hard.

Good news is, I have a new standard deck in the works that will be coming soon, so stay tuned for that.

See ya.


Leeroy_002 says... #1

you are truly a scholar and of gentle folk

May 11, 2017 7:44 a.m.

Shwang says... #2

Why Consulate Skygate? He was better before Heart of Kiran. Do you find from playtesting that he helps enough?

Also, is Nahiri's Wrath worth it? That seems like a card that would just sit in my hand. Overall, I like the deck. I've built similar ones in the past. If I were you and had infinite money, I would add more Liliana, the Last Hope ;)

June 29, 2017 4:53 p.m.

Mage_Mystic_ says... #3

Shwang, thanks for your suggestions!

Consulate Skygate is useful because it is a easy turn 2 blocker. It usually gives me enough time to get a turn 4 Refurbish out. It comes out often enough to be useful, and I can get it out to block incoming flyer damage.

Nahiri's Wrath is a very situational card. It is very good against dangerous creatures, but if I don't need it, I usually use it as discard fuel for Cathartic Reunion or Tormenting Voice. I feel like it's worthwhile to have 1 in the deck.

Liliana, the Last Hope is a very good card. As you mentioned, I do not have infinite money, but I will try to add at least 1 more in before Hour of Devestation.

July 2, 2017 11:29 a.m.

mrxentrix says... #4

I absolutely love this deck and I love the addition of Nahiri's Wrath, I would run 2 or 3 actually and absolutely roast multiple creatures/planeswalkers and load up the graveyard. I'd love to build it with cheaper modifications. My budget is tight.

July 21, 2017 8:52 a.m.

clark1424 says... #5

What's your plan post rotation?

Liliana, Death's Majesty?

September 24, 2017 12:58 p.m.

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Date added 1 year
Last updated 1 month
Splash colors U

This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 65
Avg. CMC 3.88
Tokens Liliana, 2/2 Zombie
Folders Standard Decks, Interesting Standard Decks
Top rank #66 on 2017-08-30
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