Description

Amonkhet gods are amazing with Porphyry Nodes, keeping it alive and having unfairly high power (to avoid getting targetted), unlike other indestructibles.

Rhonas the Indomitable, Oketra the True, and Bontu the Glorified also synergize well with each other. Playing Bontu immediately activates Rhonas. If there are two other creatures, pumping Oketra will animate Rhonas, which then animates Oketra with 5/6 double strike, trample. Oketra gives sacrifice fodder for Bontu.

Our vehicles dodge Porphyry Nodes, can utilize unanimated gods (they're all crew 3), and also activate Rhonas (they all have power >= 4)!

Sometimes you just win if the opponent doesn't have removal for Worship.

Check out Legacy Wrath of the Gods.

Updates

I realized that vehicles dodge Porphyry Nodes, can utilize unanimated gods (they're all crew 3), and also activate Rhonas (they all have power >= 4)! Unfortunately we can't add too many because our deck simply can't play too many creatures. Added the following:

2x Heart of Kiran

1x Skysovereign, Consul Flagship

Another trick up our sleeves: If we have no gods, our opponent has one creature left, and they try to wait out Nodes, we can simply animate Heart of Kiran with Liliana in response to Nodes' upkeep destroy trigger. However, we also have to play a creature that turn, otherwise Nodes will die before we get priority on our opponent's next turn.

Comments

Lingering Souls would be great with oketra and bontu, plus it's an alright card...

April 29, 2017 11:13 p.m.

thebee03 says... #2

without the mabeyboard you have 50 cards

April 30, 2017 3:19 p.m.

escesare says... #3

Lingering Souls is probably the best card in Modern! Unfortunately it dysynergizes so much with Porphyry Nodes. After playing + flashing just one Souls, all our Nodes become "inactive" for 4 turns. Do you reckon there's a way around that? I'll put it in the Maybeboard.

thebee03 huh that doesn't seem right. 25+13+7+8+3+4 = 60. Are you saying I should have a sideboard? I haven't even thought about that yet since the list is experimental, but suggestions are welcome!

April 30, 2017 4:13 p.m.

thebee03 says... #4

oops i derped and took away 10

April 30, 2017 7:06 p.m.

thebee03 says... #5

what is the general theme of this deck

April 30, 2017 7:09 p.m.

escesare says... #6

See the description. It's a control deck leveraging the amazing synergy between Rhonas the Indomitable (and the other gods) and Porphyry Nodes (already an excellent card). Nodes destroys a creature every turn for just , and with an Amonkhet God, it stays alive forever.

April 30, 2017 11:03 p.m.

zephyr_chang says... #7

Great idea in principle, but I wonder how you are ever going to have Oketra and Bontu active as creatures? You have 13 creatures in the deck and it will be a huge task to ever get 4 creatures on the board (for Oketra) other than to generate tokens, which will take you way into the lategame to do. I'm guessing tokens are also the best thing to sacrifice to Bontu, since you can't afford to be sacrificing any of your other creatures. That seems pretty slow as well. That being said, have you tested the deck and how has it performed so far?

May 7, 2017 10:44 p.m.

escesare says... #8

Thanks!

Seeing as most control decks have 1-4 win conditions, while we have 8 (ignoring Bontu and Oketra), I don't think it's necessarily a problem. Even if they do nothing, they're still an upgrade from Darksteel Myr (which doesn't work with Porphyry Nodes).

That said, we did pine for a faster way to close out games against combo. Sapling of Colfenor could be help since having 4 indestructibles is required to consistently beat down with Oketra (and we're restricted to 3 due to legend rule). I'm not sure what else we can do... We did well against any creature decks, of course. More importantly, we'll never be better than a tier 3 deck as long as Path to Exile and Dismember are some of the most played removal in Modern.

May 7, 2017 11:25 p.m.

Izu_Korasu says... #9

why is Oketra the True in the list? with mostly legendary creatures its almost impossible to attack/block and when you can ... your probably already winning. (unless your 3+ consists of mostly oketra tokens, then your probably way behind) so more board wipes (like damnation) would be a better use of that slot.

also Worship seems like a good fit here (especially against combo), also cards like Asceticism/Privileged Position/Alpha Authority/Aspect of Mongoose may help with your removal problem.

May 13, 2017 12:34 a.m.

escesare says... #10

Oh can't believe I missed those. Worship is definitely going in. Isn't Privileged Position strictly better than Asceticism here? Also are there any advantages to running Aspect of Mongoose over Lightning Greaves?

Oketra the True is just there because we desperately need more indestructible creatures, especially if we're adding even more of these creatures-matter cards. Maybe Oath of Nissas would help us find copies of the better gods?

May 13, 2017 5:36 a.m.

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Legality

This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.31
Tokens 2/2 Zombie, Liliana
Folders Competitive Modern Brews, Favorites, 2meirl4m3irl, cool stuff, Just modern stuff
Top rank #74 on 2017-04-26
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Revision 8 (1 week ago)

-1 Sword of Fire and Ice maybe
-1 Stuffy Doll maybe
-1 Firespout maybe
-1 Culling Scales maybe
-1 Maelstrom Pulse maybe
-1 Vault of the Archangel maybe
+1 Lightning Greaves maybe
-1 Gavony Township maybe
-1 Blasphemous Act maybe

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