Description

Hello everyone! This is a deck centered around the use of spirits, simultaneously presenting a strong battlefield presence as well as generous control to keep the opponent's board weak. With a range of static abilities including Flying, Hexproof, and Indestructible, as well as the Lord effect granted by Drogskol Captain, even the low-CMC creatures in the deck prove to be a worthy threat. Here I will go over the individual cards and describe their significance to the deck:

Drogskol Captain: I like Lord effects. I really do. They make me feel warm inside. A Lord that boosts my creatures and provides Hexproof, thereby protecting them from non-combat-based threats. This card is central to boosting my creature base so that I am dealing the most damage possible. Well worth a 4-of.

Geist of Saint Traft: A 2/2 for 3 CMC with Hexproof that launches a 4/4 Angel token into my opponent's face whenever it attacks. Also a Spirit which benefits from my Lord effects. He is an incredibly potent early-game threat, and well worth having three in the deck.

Mausoleum Wanderer: The Shadows over Innistrad block brought forth a generous supply of Spirits with which to attempt a worthy Spirit Tribal deck, and this creature is one of those additions. Its low mana cost of allows it to have an early board presence, but what makes this card great is its ability to scale with the amount of Spirits placed onto the board on a turn. Fortunately, every creature in this deck is a Spirit! This scaling also affects its ability to be sacrificed to counter instant/sorcery spells, allowing it to be a threat throughout a game.

Rattlechains: This is a must-have for this deck. Aside from the delivering of Hexproof on a given Spirit, which helps to cover the ass of Drogskol Captain, the ability to cast my Spirits as though they had Flash is monumentally helpful. This allows me versatile gameplay during both my turn and my opponent's turn. Being a 2/1 with Flying for 2 CMC is also great for offense. Not something I need four of, but three works just fine.

Selfless Spirit: I used to run the Kami of False Hope/Angel of Flight Alabaster combo in this deck, as it allowed for the consistent shutting down of an opponent's offense with creature. This combo, however, was clunky and could also prevent my own creature damage. This is no longer an issue with Selfless Spirit. This creature, when not serving as a decent threat in its own right, allows to be sacrificed to grant Indestructible to my creatures, granting a substantial boon to my offensive especially considering that most of my creatures have Flying.

Spell Queller: I originally had doubts about this creature, as I was skeptical of having the opponent freecast a spell should my creature die. Then I remembered that I have been a fan of Dungeon Geists for as long as I've played Magic, so I decided to throw these in. They have more versatility than Dungeon Geists, cost less mana, and can be Flashed in on their own without the help of Rattlechains. Overall, a wonderful card and a welcome addition to this deck.

Ojutai's Command: I added this card due for the variety of uses that it offers. I can bring back a Selfless Spirit or Mausoleum Wanderer and use them again, counter a creature spell, and more. It's good to have multiple options.

Path to Exile: Truth be told, I do not like the thought of granting a land to the opponent. However, cheap early game creature removal is too hard to pass up, and so the cons of using this card are something that I will have to suck up. This is useful throughout the game, allowing me to remove any creature that I would deem to be a significant threat.

Remand: I've always enjoyed this card, not for the card draw or the counter but rather because it causes an opponent to completely waste their mana. The counter and the card draw are, of course, also amazing, making this card a necessity for any deck with some sort of control aspect to it.

Serum Visions: A cheap card draw that allows me to have greater decision-making over my next two turns due to Scry 2. I cannot help but consider these to be a necessity.

Supreme Verdict: I have this here as a means of either preventing my untimely demise, or establishing the demise of my opponent. It can't be countered, and if I sacrifice a Selfless Spirit before I use this, my creatures will survive! Great synergy and overall efficacy makes this a 2-of.

And there you have it. I have been working on Spirit Tribal since 2012, and it has taken me some time to find something that I am comfortable with playing. This deck provides potent offense with powerful control and is a lot of fun to play.

If you like this deck, please give it an upvote and if you're up for it, feel free to take a look at my other decks:

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Thanks!

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Karma1452 says... #1

you could possibly add Metallic Mimic or Adaptive Automaton.

March 25, 2017 10:34 p.m.

JararoNatsu says... #2

Karma1452, that is a good point. I'll place them into the Maybeboard and do a little testing. Thank you for the suggestion!

March 26, 2017 12:26 a.m.

arcdevil says... #3

24 lands on a deck that tops the curve at 3 feels wrong, you could easily go down to 22, or 23 while adding 2 moorland haunt.

March 27, 2017 3:46 a.m.

JararoNatsu says... #4

arcdevil, you make a good point. I've been making a lot of changes to the deck and I didn't really pay much attention to the landpool. I'll drop it to 22 and see what else I can add in to the deck. Thanks for the suggestion!

March 27, 2017 3:48 a.m.

frostdiggity says... #5

Have you considered adding a Phantasmal Image for a 5th Drogskol Captain?

April 7, 2017 3:06 p.m.

Stephencliffe says... #6

Would it be weird to put Aether Vial in this deck? I think it could work, but it might totally suck. Something to consider perhaps.

Also, I would throw some artifact/enchantment hate into the sideboard. You already have the creature hate, so maybe Stony Silence, or perhaps something like Fragmentize. And Rest in Peace is always good to have access to. Cool deck!

April 8, 2017 1:24 a.m.

JararoNatsu says... #7

frostdiggity,

I have considered those, yeah. If I were to add them, though, I don't know what cuts I would make.

Stephencliffe,

Aether Vial could work, but they are much too expensive to justify acquiring some. As for your sideboard suggestions, if I ever become serious enough to include a sideboard, I will definitely throw in some artifact/enchantment removal.

Thanks for your suggestions!

April 15, 2017 1:53 a.m.

Over-Khan says... #8

How about Eidolon of Rhetoric?

April 24, 2017 12:52 p.m.

JararoNatsu says... #9

Over-Khan,

I own three. I used them in a previous iteration of this deck, and found that I limited myself more than I did my opponent. Considering this deck's mana curve, it's not uncommon for me to use multiple spells each turn, so I decided to avoid using them. Otherwise, they're pretty good.

April 24, 2017 9:06 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

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Avg. CMC 2.16
Tokens 4/4 Angel
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