Description

Mardu tokens, with a side of Indomitable Creativity. The deck can go one of two ways, or both in the same game; a traditional token swarm and buff deck, but can quickly turn into a combo deck, finishing with Blightsteel Colossus and Xenagos, God of Revels.

Ideal turn sequence:

Turn 1: Fetchland of some sort, get a land. Play a Faithless Looting or Lightning Bolt a 1-drop.

Turn 2: Bitterblossom or a discarded Lingering Souls to set up the combo or Collective Brutality to remove threats and potentially discard the Colossus back into the deck.

Turn 3: More tokens generally. Removal as needed.

Turn 4: Collective Brutality, discarding a Lingering Souls to play. Remove any threats in preparation for next turn.

Turn 5: Indomitable Creativity for X=2, finding Blightsteel Colossus and Xenagos, God of Revels.

Turn 5.5: Make sure no drinks are on the table as your opponent flips it towards you.

Even if this doesn't work out, you can still play out a relatively decent tokens attack with removal and hand disruption as needed.

I would love some help with the manabase. I have most of the checklands I would want here, but not sure how many, if any to put in.

I think when she's out of standard, one or two copies of Nahiri, the Harbinger might work well in here. Not entirely sure what I'd want to cut for her though.

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skoobysnackz says... #1

Nice deck! I think the cards you're looking to trade for would make great additions to the deck. If you end up replacing Raise the Alarm with Bitterblossom, I would also recommend adding at least one copy of Timely Reinforcements to offset the life lost. Another thing I would try to trade for if you don't have it yet would be Terminate instead of Fatal Push in the sideboard. Fatal Push is a great card, but it doesn't take care of everything. With Fatal Push and Path to Exile already in the mainboard, I think Terminate would be a better sideboard option against decks with big creatures.

January 28, 2017 1:37 p.m.

casey says... #2

Hey skoobysnackz thanks for the input! I actually already switched out 1 copy of Raise the Alarm for a Timely Reinforcements, partly on the off chance that it just steals an easy game 1 against burn and a few others. If I do go to the Bitterblossoms, would you recommend I mainboard 2 copies? I think you're absolutely right about Terminate over Fatal Push in the sideboard. I don't own any, so it must have slipped my mind. I'll keep on the lookout for a pair of those as well. Thanks!

January 28, 2017 9:26 p.m.

ZackBinks says... #3

Very interesting and unique deck! I am curious though, why Colossus over Emrakul, the Aeons Torn?

As far as the manabase goes, since you have copious amounts of fetchlands, I would go down a Stomping Ground and go up to 2 Godless Shrines in case you have to go on the full token beatdown plan. However, that's just my opinion, you know your deck better than I do. Seriously cool deck!

February 1, 2017 9:41 a.m.

casey says... #4

Hey ZackBinks thanks for the suggestion! To answer your questions, I own a Blightsteel Colossus and don't own an Emrakul. So when I was making the deck, that was the main factor. I'm also not sure about whether I like the fact it shuffles the whole graveyard back in, whereas the Colossus only shuffles itself. That's something I have to think on more, not having played with Emrakul much at all. And actually, the same goes for the single Godless Shrine. The manabase at the moment is made out of only cards I own IRL. But thanks for the suggestion, and I'll keep an eye out for another Godless Shrine.

February 1, 2017 11:44 a.m.

KaraZorEl says... #5

February 1, 2017 3:34 p.m.

Tehspooder5303 says... #6

This is a very interesting deck man! Im a BIG fan of Bitterblossom in any format so im glad to see a token deck utilize a playset. But besides that I like how lean your spellbase is. And I also like your decision to drop the set of Midnight Haunting. Its nice to be able to flash in 2 spirits at any time, but Lingering Souls has it beat in my opinion due to flashback. But I really like the deck man :)

February 2, 2017 4 a.m.

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Legality

This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.47
Tokens 1/1 Soldier, 1/1 Faerie Rogue, 1/1 Spirit, Sorin, 2/2 Vampire
Folders Modern, modern
Top rank #45 on 2017-02-11
Views 584

Revision 11 (1 month ago)

-3 Faithless Looting main
-1 Wear / Tear side
+2 Stony Silence side
-1 Tormod's Crypt side
-2 Duress side
+2 Rakdos Charm side
+3 Faithless Looting maybe

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