- 2x Blackcleave Cliffs
- 2x Blood Crypt
- 4x Bloodstained Mire
- 2x Concealed Courtyard
- 2x Godless Shrine
- 3x Marsh Flats
- 2x Plains
- 1x Sacred Foundry
- 3x Shambling Vent
- 2x Swamp
You should put the mainboard fulminator mage into the sideboard and add in another monastery mentor.
September 10, 2017 12:51 p.m.
Has Dark Confidant ever killed you by revealing the Emrakul?
I always wanted to do something like this, with Nahiri's and shit, but the possibility of a weird bob death had always held me back. hahaha
September 11, 2017 1:04 p.m.
September 21, 2017 7:17 p.m.
This is one beast of a deck, I am actually super impressed, I always wanted both mardu to be able to be played, and wanted to build a vampire-tribal, aggro-control build, using ixalan and innistrad to build the base tribal elements, and then go use white counterspells and get into weird (mana rock, etc.) ramp in those colors, to build a board, wipe the board (Damnation), and protect my side (Boros Charm), counter their stuff (Mana Tithe), etc. This deck does waay better at being mdoern playable, and I really wouldn't be surprised if this will eventually be a modern tier 1 deck, some better control pieces would be interesting, and if this deck could run even more disruption that would be interesting. Cards that can get rid of lands from an opponent's deck (Praetor's Grasp style cards) and then force them to look for more lands (Path to Exile), while destroying/removing land usage (Blood Moon) would be an interesting build for mardu as well.
I don't know, I am just rambling now, point is, I love this deck!
September 28, 2017 11:33 a.m.
Has Gideon, Ally of Zendikar been better than Nahiri, the Harbinger when cast? I would think Nahiri is better in most cases. Rummaging is better than Gideon's +1 on the turn it's cast, and is comparable to the ally token given that Nahiri goes to 6 loyalty. Nahiri's exile ability is fairly useful when your'e in a tight spot and has utility against things like Rest in Peace or Leyline of Sanctity which are counter to main aspects of your deck's game plan. I like the other walkers in the list, but Gideon, Ally of Zendikar just seems like a less versatile version of Nahiri.
Settle the Wreckage seems really bad against the decks it works against as it gives a deck going wide the resources to rebuild the board you're trying to manage. Anger of the Gods or Sweltering Suns both have good redeming qualities, but are difficult to cast reliably with the mana base in its current state. I'd rather just ave a second Damnation as it does almost the same thing at a lower cost regarding your mana base and doesn't have the large downside of Settle.
I play a vastly similar list, where Nahiri + Emmy are the main win condition and end up playing more like a traditional control deck than a midrange deck.
I think your list looks great!
September 28, 2017 7:18 p.m.
I've been going back and forth on the Nahiri, the Harbinger for a few months now. I like having her there as an option but I think I'm heavy enough on the other win conditions that I don't need 4 of her.
The Gideons are working out great and I would highly recommend a Gideon Package for anyone with Lingering Souls that can fit the double white in their mana base. I'm using a light Gideon Package myself, I've seen heavier Gideon Packages going up to 6, 8, even 10 Gideons, and I've also even seen non Souls lists using a light Gideon Package with Gideon Jura at the top. Gideon of the Trials was medium good before the rule change, being able to have multiple Gideons out at the same time makes the emblem critically better.
September 29, 2017 8:44 a.m.
if you madcap into a Emperion instant removal kills you right?
October 2, 2017 5:08 a.m.
No because the spell has already resolved and put the Emperion on the field before the damage comes and before they have a chance to respond. Once a spell starts to resolve there's no way to stop it mid resolution to respond to something.
October 2, 2017 8:14 a.m.
It might seem like a lot of work in a format where Terminate and Path to Exile are staple cards, but they aren't always going to hit the removal and I can prioritize removal higher with the targeted discard. The Emperion is essentially an 8/8 for 4 with a strong hate ability and the minor drawback of creating awkwardness and bricks on the draws occasionally. Platinum Emperion and Dark Confidant work great together because of all the free cards, I'm surprised more people aren't trying the combo themselves. Probably has something to do with the Emperion costing 8 and scaring people on the flip. But I can guarantee that the reward far outweighs the risk there.
October 2, 2017 8:20 a.m.
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This deck is Modern legal.
|Tokens||1/1 Spirit, Gideon, 2/2 Knight Ally|
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|Top rank||#6 on 2015-08-01|