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Modern Colorless Tron



I updated the deck. I'm looking to make it faster in the early game. I really want the base to stay the same. What can I do to make it faster?

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dsagent says... #1

I would take out 1 or 2 Brittle Effigy for some more Oblivion Stone , All Is Dust , or Relic of Progenitus .

May 18, 2014 3:09 p.m.

OpenFire says... #2

Vesuva ?

May 31, 2014 5:37 p.m.

SandyDufresne says... #3

@OpenFire: I had it in here for a while but I removed it for Thespian's Stage . I runs better with it because of changeability.

June 1, 2014 1:40 p.m.

miracleHat says... #4

At 6/12/11, would you have expected this deck getting this high in the rankings and in the state that it is in now?

June 8, 2014 11:59 p.m.

Angus300 says... #5

Love this deck!

June 13, 2014 11:22 a.m.

Zaane2 says... #6

This deck has been THE DECK that I dream of building when I switch from Standard to Modern. I tried it in Playtest and it doesn't seem to be fast enough though. I have no experience with Modern, but from what I've seen and been told, games seem to end around turn 3 or 4. The fastest I was able to get an Eldrazi out was turn 6 on the first Playtest, but the next 2 tries were about turn 9 or 10 and I just can't see games lasting that long.

Unless I'm completely wrong about how fast Modern really is, how does this deck survive?

P.S. I think the description would be a lot better if you removed all the "edits" and just put in the descriptions of the cards that are currently being used in the sideboard / mainboard. I can't really tell if the deck being shown is the correct deck or is missing cards.

June 24, 2014 12:24 p.m.

DGoldDragon28 says... #7

Put in Darksteel Citadel instead of Tectonic Edge . Take indestructible over destroying non-basic lands; most people use few non-basic lands anyway.

June 24, 2014 6:02 p.m.

Orcinbob says... #8

Great deck, almost at 600. +1

June 25, 2014 12:45 a.m.

alexg268 says... #9

This might be a stupid question, but if Urza's Mine or a card similar to it is summoned, wouldn't you have to wait till next turn to use its tap ability due to summoning sickness or does that only apply to creatures ?

June 25, 2014 10:22 p.m.

OpenFire says... #10

Creatures only.

June 25, 2014 10:23 p.m.

miracleHat says... #11

@alexg268, that only accounts for creatures. That being said, Dryad Arbor can't tap for mana because it is a creature, even though it is a land.

June 25, 2014 10:24 p.m.

Roboblade604 says... #12

If you have a lot of Eldrazi cards, you should try out Spawnsire of Ulamog .

June 27, 2014 3:35 p.m.

meke says... #13

@ Zaane2 If you wanna play this archetype in modern just run the R/G tron it's a lot faster and more competitive

July 6, 2014 5:43 a.m.

Zaane2 says... #14

@meke , could you link me to that deck? I'm not very familiar with Modern so I don't really know what tron is.

July 6, 2014 9:11 a.m.

Zaane2 says... #15


July 6, 2014 9:12 a.m.

meke says... #16

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/20-06-14-tron-green/ This is a pretty basic build.

July 6, 2014 9:45 a.m.

Caligula says... #17

What about running Eldrazi Conscription for your Etched Champion (s)?

That would make for some great luhls.

July 6, 2014 1:28 p.m.

SandyDufresne says... #18

@Caligula: what should I replace with it? I was thinking of dropping 1 Lodestone Golem and something else. What else do you think?

July 6, 2014 2:11 p.m.

Caligula says... #19

I was thinking you could drop 1 Spellskite as well seeing as 4 could be a little redundant and take away from firepower

and a Lodestone Golem or a Walking Atlas //Tectonic Edge

July 6, 2014 2:16 p.m.

Polanety says... #20

Have you considered Spawnsire of Ulamog ?

July 6, 2014 8:32 p.m.

SandyDufresne says... #21

Done. Thanks.

In my opinion, spawnsire doesn't do enough. Thanks for the suggestion though.

July 6, 2014 8:38 p.m.

Polanety says... #22

@Caraculiambro, Spawnsire of Ulamog is a leading figure in my 12post deck. But he might not be so good here. we'll see.

July 7, 2014 8:17 a.m.

Zaane2 says... #23

@meke Sadly, both this deck and that deck cost a low of 500$ T_T

July 7, 2014 4:20 p.m.

vildnola says... #24

I would replace the Expedition Map with Traveler's Amulet

July 7, 2014 10:48 p.m.

vildnola says... #25

Oh nvm I now see that Traveler's Amulet is only of basic lands.

July 7, 2014 10:50 p.m.

vomdur says... #26

negative Expedition Map lets you search for tron lands the amulet says basic land.

i would however go with Vesuva over Thespian's Stage

July 7, 2014 10:53 p.m.

Pufipaez says... #27

Hey, really like your deck. Could you add some white for Blade Splicer .

July 14, 2014 9:59 p.m.

lil_cheez says... #28

I honestly think Quicksilver Amulet shoud be mainboard.
Let's say you assemble Tron in turn 4, plus you have any other land. Play Quicksilver, cheat Emrakul, GG.

September 7, 2014 12:46 p.m.

addaff says... #29

Platinum Emperion and find a way to cheat in Darksteel Forge

September 24, 2014 12:03 a.m.

CoachCudaback says... #30

Hey would you guys mind taking a look at my rakdos sliver deck Rape your face!!!. It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

October 12, 2014 4:54 p.m.

Bobby654 says... #31

Hey I have a question. WIth all is dust. What would happen if I used the card Glamerdye?

October 12, 2014 5:23 p.m.

lil_cheez says... #32

Bobby654 nothing, All Is Dust does not mention a color so Glamerdye cannot overwrite it.

October 12, 2014 7:22 p.m.

Bobby654 says... #33

Oh Ok. Thanks for letting me know. I wasn't sure

October 13, 2014 8:22 a.m.

PhoenixWings says... #34

how about Plague Myr ? I'm building a similar deck but I couldn't afford any of Karn. I enjoy the idea of this deck and am using ideas from from it. I think plague myr could help your early game a bit (have enemy aim for infect because they will go "OMFG INFECT! kill it with fire!" so you can worry about mana ramp while keeping them busy and other artifacts you listed of course lol)

November 30, 2014 8:03 p.m.

angeldeath says... #35

I love this deck idea but it is a bit slow for the modern format decks like affinity, infect, and the new Jeskai Ascendancy deck. It also seems pretty expensive for me.

December 1, 2014 5:32 p.m.

PhoenixWings says... #36

angeldeath why don't you just replace karn with a few infect drops then? he's by far the reason it is so expensive (besides the obvious eldrazi cards but the most is 57.99 for one emrakul and similar for kozilek)

December 14, 2014 6:14 p.m.

Manapanda says... #37

This is the highest ranked troll-free deck in the site +1

January 2, 2015 3:43 a.m.

selimbic says... #38

January 4, 2015 9:23 a.m.

emmettchan says... #39

How bout some Ugin the spirit dragon? Could replace a copy of Karn Liberated.

June 10, 2015 8 a.m.

Omnysciente says... #40

cheap lol pure gharbo

July 29, 2015 5:27 a.m.

Cgale2 says... #41

_Astral Cornucopia _

August 6, 2015 10:05 a.m.

Jack-Frost says... #42

What about Conduit of Ruin? It would speed up your deck and drop some of your higher cost creatures at the same time.

December 16, 2015 11:02 p.m.

DomRedhawk says... #43

I definitely agree with the Conduit of Ruin suggestion. I'd suggest 2 of them and to drop the 2x Staff of Nin.

January 22, 2016 5:13 p.m.

Jack-Frost says... #44

What are your thoughts on Ugin, the Spirit Dragon and Wurmcoil Engine?

January 24, 2016 1:06 p.m.

JexInfinite says... #45

Have you tried Endbringer?

March 11, 2016 11:42 p.m.

DomRedhawk says... #46

Torpor Orb gives you fantastic early game lock down against the current Eldrazi and Podless Company decks without bothering a single one of your creatures.

March 12, 2016 7:13 a.m.

SandyDufresne says... #47

@DomRedhawk: What am I looking to disrupt by using Torpor Orb? I happen to have a few but it has been years since I've had a chance to play it. I am currently in the middle of a massive overhaul to the creature section. Would it be better as a sideboard card or do you think I should mainboard it?

@Jack-Frost: When I get an Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, I will definitely add him and take out one Karn Liberated. I like the suggestion of Wurmcoil Engine but I'm going to add it as a sideboard card as a way of really changing things mid-round. And, as you can see, I added Conduit of Ruin and it is playtesting really well.

@Any others: What do you think of the overhaul? I think that adding Endless One gives me some fantastic options early, mid and late. Also, how did I miss Hovermyr? It is working really well for what I need it to do. Flying and vigilance is outstanding for my needs.

May 25, 2016 1:32 p.m.

DomRedhawk says... #48

Well Torpor Orb stops ETB triggers from going on the stack.

So Eldrazi Mimic, Endless One, Eldrazi Skyspawner, Thought-Knot Seer and Drowner of Hope from the current Bant Eldrazi deck become much less scary threats.

The entire game plan of a Collected Company deck is ruined so long as you can deal with their Plan B of beatdown with Gavony Township.

It stops Primeval Titan and Pia and Kiran Nalaar from the RG Valakut ramp deck making them much slower.

Arcbound Ravager, one of the two big threats in Affinity just dies as it enters.

God what else, err, oh yeah xD. Snapcaster Mage just becomes an Ambush Viper for blue and Goblin Dark-Dwellers can't Boom/Bust you.

Literally the only creature in your deck that gets affected is Endless One. Considering how much I've just listed that gets blown out by it you definitely want 2 somewhere in your 75. I'd be tempted to say 1xMB and 1xSB.

May 28, 2016 7:14 a.m.

SandyDufresne says... #49

@DomRedhawk: You make some fantastic points. I think I'll add at least two somewhere. Thank you for the suggestion.

May 28, 2016 6:42 p.m.

Mgrabusky says... #50

Please please please get rid of the Hovermyr. If anything, just increase your threats and spells kite but for me, just me, get rid of them.

May 28, 2016 7 p.m.

Mgrabusky says... #51

Spatial Contortion is removal. And it's 2 mana. REPLACE HOVERMYR NOW

May 28, 2016 7:04 p.m.

raymond42n says... #52

Warping Wail instead of Hovermyr? On the play and being an instant, you can: (a) exile Snapcaster Mage or (b) counter a Languish or Declaration in Stone or (c) put an Eldrazi Scion that can either attack or be cracked for mana on Turn 3. Meaning, a Lodestone Golem or Quicksilver Amulet at turn 3/Emrakul at turn 4.

June 12, 2016 7:38 a.m.

SandyDufresne says... #53

@raymond42n: Thanks for the suggestion of Warping Wail. You guys sure didn't like Hovermyr very much but I get the versatility of Warping Wail.

June 13, 2016 1:49 p.m.

A3therpush says... #54

Not sure how well Lodestone Golem fits as it will make eldrazi, planeswalker, and warping wail cost 1 colorless more to cast. If you are trying to make it faster I would replace that with some form of search or ramp.

June 20, 2016 10:42 p.m.

SandyDufresne says... #55

@A3therpush: Lodestone Golem is actually the most effective creature in the deck. The extra mana required for non-artifacts is almost negligible compared to slowing down my opponents. In a few cases, it has caused a loss but the wins I get from having him in the deck certainly outweighs the downside.

June 22, 2016 7:47 p.m.

Hakxon says... #56

Where do we get the colorless mana to actually play Kozilek, the Great Distortion and Warping Wail? Will we need to run Wastes just to use them?

June 23, 2016 4:07 a.m.


All of our lands produce colorless mana. Any land that produced colorless mana () in the produces the same mana a waste does. Wastes are just a basic land type is all.

June 23, 2016 11:16 a.m.

Hakxon says... #58

Ah got it, I mistook it for generic mana thanks for the explanation.

June 23, 2016 2:02 p.m.

New Emrakul?

June 25, 2016 10:27 p.m.

TigerAce77 says... #60

I think you might want to consider using Eternal Scourge in this build. With so much mana, recasting it again for isn't a problem and it forces your opponent to trade in order to kill it most of the time.

July 7, 2016 1:28 p.m.

CkajLanoa says... #61

What is Torpor Orb doing in the mainboard? Do you have any way to abuse it, or does it seriously come in handy that often?

March 15, 2017 5:04 p.m.

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