Jund Midrange is the best deck in the Modern Format...

Change my Mind.

Goyf, LotV, and Bob re-join forces with BLOODBRAID ELF to strip your opponent of their resources and their best intentions. This powerhouse has risen back to the top of Tier 1 where it belongs. Bloodbraid Elf has breathed new life into Modern Jund and has really shaken things up since the last time she was seen. Kolaghan's Command and Collective Brutality have given the Elf new capacity for efficiency and ability. Jund's strategy still holds; kill everything in sight until there is nothing left in the way and then run them over with efficient threats.

I've done my best to highlight the key cards in the deck and the Jund package in general. There are a handful of flexible slots in the deck list and infinitely many ways to Jund 'Em Out. Give it a go and Happy Junding!

Any suggestions or comments are greatly appreciated. +1 Upvote If you like the deck!

Also, check out my budget version for a more affordable version if you're late to the Jund Train and don't want to break the bank.

So, You Wanna Play Jund Yea? (Budget)

Modern Chasmolinker


Abrupt Decay (1-2): Hits most of what the creature removal package doesn't. Enchantments, Artifacts, and a handful of annoying planeswalkers. Also, great against Merfolk as it kills Kira, Great Glass-Spinner since it can't be countered. Don't forget about Blood Moon

Fatal Push (1-2): Great removal, especially in conjunction with all of the fetch lands. Hits 90% of threats in modern. I don't feel a full playset is necessary especially since we're in red. We have access to Terminate and Bolt so 3 seems like where we want to be with Push.

Terminate (1-3): Great for killing off a big creature like Tasigur, the Golden Fang or big eldrazi.

Damnation (0-1): Board wipe for anything going wide.

Slaughter Pact (0-1): Protects Liliana of the Veil, general catch all for when tapped out. This card is not run in most builds but is very meta dependent. Good against burn.

Lightning Bolt (2-4): The reason Jund plays red. One mana burn that can close out the late game or burn out a creature/planeswalker early on.

Kolaghan's Command (1-3): Great against artifacts and often gets back a Dark Confidant or Tarmogoyf once stabilized.

Maelstrom Pulse (1-2): Catch all removal for tokens, planeswalkers, and any problem permanent.

Kozilek's Return (0-2): Instant speed board wipe against anything going wide.

Tarmogoyf (4): Easily a 4/5 or occasionally a 5/6 by turn 3. Out sizes most large creatures late in the game.

Bloodbraid Elf (3-4): Cascade into literally every other spell in the deck. From LotV, Kolaghan's Command, Lightning Bolt, Terminate etc.

Raging Ravine (3-4): Can be a win condition all on its own if the board state is controlled. Also helps keep hands that are a little heavy on lands.

Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip (0-1): Gains life and an extra body when he enters and interferes with bounce or flicker strategies. Also, helps stabilize against aggro decks in general.

Scavenging Ooze (1-3): Can get really big late game while gaining back life as needed. Removes targets for Kolaghan's Command and Snapcaster Mage. Extra green mana sources to feed it.

Dark Confidant (3-4): Helps grind against other Midrange decks like Abzan, Grixis, and the mirror.

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet (0-1): Great stabilizer. Builds zombies whenever we kill something, (Happens a lot) and gains a substantial amount of life back. Can be underwhelming against big creatures without removal. Pairs up perfectly with Dark Confidant

Tasigur, the Golden Fang (0-1): Can act as a 5th Tarmogoyf.

Grim Lavamancer (0-1): Great for getting damage through when nothing else will. Consistent burn that must be dealt with.

Goblin Rabblemaster (0-3): Rabblemaster is a fast clock and gives the deck a bit of an aggro side.

Kitchen Finks (0-2): Kitchen Finks is great against aggro decks and an excellent spell to cascade into from BBE. Haven't nailed down which 3 drop I like better, Finks or Rabblemaster.

Tireless Tracker (0): Just no. Very slow and better in Abzan than it is in Jund. If you don't believe me, just try it. And when you do play Tireless Tracker, just remember that you could have had a Goblin Rabblemaster or a couple of Kitchen Finks instead.

Inquisition of Kozilek (1-2): Turn one is all about disruption. Great for early threats that you can't deal with otherwise. Be mindful of overloading your deck with discard as hitting discard off of BBE is bad.

Thoughtseize (2-4): Gets bigger targets than IoK. The life loss needs to be a balancing act between fetch/shock lands and Bob, paying 2 life for discard adds up quick. Hitting one of these off of BBE isn't as bad as IoK because as long as they have a hand you have a fair chance of finding something. Still not ideal though.

Liliana of the Veil (4): Locks out the opponent once you've stabilized. Discard and removal in one package that needs to be answered. Best against control, not so much against aggro.

Liliana, the Last Hope (1-2): Flexible planeswalker. With the rules change you want both Liliana's out together to control the board state.

Death's Shadow Show


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Round 1: Won 2-1 against a BW Warriors Deck
Round 2: Lost 0-2 against BW Tokens (Got stomped out by 3/3 fliers with Lifelink)
Round 3: Lost 1-2 against Warrior Tribal Deck (Got land screwed Game 3 and over-boarded)
Round 4: BYE.

I have made some edits in response to the aggro heavy meta.I swapped 1 Thoughtseize for Inquisition of Kozilek and dropped from 4 BBE down to 3. I feel like against an aggro match-up I need more removal and BBE takes on more of the finisher role. I also moved Collective Brutality to the SB in exchange for a 4th Lightning Bolt. Dreadbore returns to the list as planeswalkers being guarded by re-curring chump blockers was hard to get around.

Biggest changes come in the SB.
Made the swap for 1 Kozilek's Return for Anger of the Gods and cut Blood Moon all together. Blood Moon is just too slow for a consistent aggro deck to care. By turn 3 I need to stabilize and Blood Moon isn't the answer.I brought in Kitchen Finks to help out with this.

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+2 Ancient Grudge side
-1 Kozilek's Return side
+1 Fulminator Mage side
-1 Damnation side
-2 Ancient Grudge side
-1 Treetop Village maybe
-1 Twilight Mire maybe
+1 Treetop Village maybe
+1 Damnation maybe
+1 Twilight Mire maybe
-1 Lingering Souls maybe
+1 Lingering Souls maybe