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B/W Tokens (Alternate Core Control Mod)

Modern Competitive Midrange Tokens W/B (Orzhov)



This is an alternative version of standard BW Tokens build that drops Spectral Procession in order to relax the mana requirements enough to support 4x Ghost Quarter (a critical card for this deck to have in order to win the traditionally impossible Tron matchup), which as a secondary benefit also allows the deck to fetch for basics more frequently, saving life and making it more resilient to Blood Moon.

The deck runs as many Token producers as traditional builds, substituting in mainboard Timely Reinforcements and Sram's Expertise in place of Spectral. The latter also has the secondary benefit of being able to cheat in Lingering Souls or Liliana of the Veil at no cost. In fact, the ability to run 3x Liliana stems directly from the loss of Spectral Procession due to their starkly contrasting mana requirements.

3x Liliana, along with a pair of Sorin, Solemn Visitor and a pair of Gideon, Ally of Zendikar makes for a very spicy planeswalker suite. They are all very powerful and well-positioned in this deck. 7x Removal and 7x Disruption rounds out the build.

This version of BW Tokens is stronger against Combo and Control decks than the traditional build, about equally well positioned against midrange decks, and much stronger against Tron and Valakut. There is a tradeoff, of course. This deck's clock is marginally slower than standard BW Tokens, and it produces fewer flying creatures, so it's matchups against most aggro deck are less favorable. Affinity in particular get notably worse, Dredge is somewhat less favorable, and Merfolk and Elves are really tough. The Infect and Bogles matchups are actually little better than the traditional build thanks mostly to Liliana.

Hope you all like the deck. +1's are appreciated!

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Date added 2 months
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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 61
Avg. CMC 2.19
Tokens 1/1 Servo, 1/1 Spirit, 2/2 Vampire, 2/2 Knight Ally, 1/1 Soldier, Sorin, 1/1 Faerie Rogue, Gideon
Folders Competitive Modern Decks, Midrange Decks, Token Decks, Walker Decks (7+)
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Revision 6 (6 days ago)

-1 Timely Reinforcements side
-1 Surgical Extractionfoil icon side
+2 Dusk / Dawn side

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