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Modern Affinity Aggro Artifact

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Mr. Roboto

I have been keeping an eye on Affinity since I couldn't really play it with my luck the way it was. (Aggro's hands required a lot of mulligans and whatnot.) I have always liked the deck but it had a lot of inconsistencies with starting hands. Some hands were "here's my hand on the table" turn 1, while others were "please let me draw into an actual card that isn't tiny.

Now that Hangarback Walker is a thing Affinity decks have been taking more of a midrange route, which is much better for my playstyle. Thank you Chandra, for being born on Thopter World. Midrange tends to pack more threats than Affinity used to and this is good for me because I don't have to worry about mulliganing to the perfect hand anymore.

This incarnation is Joseph Reiter's version card for card. Once I get more comfortable with this version of Affinity (as it's a massive change from what I usd to play) I'll start to make changes to mold to my meta. Expect those changes to come few and far beween.

While I playtest this does anyone have any ways to mitigate the impact of burn? My meta is about 50%-60% burn and most of them are played by control players and, as such, played like control decks. (They actually Lightning Bolt creatures.) I suppose I could run Chalice of the Void on 1, but I also need to find a way to deal with mass artifact removal like Shatterstorm and Vandalblast. (Yes, these people run Vandalblast.)


I have decided that I need to advertise on each of my decks the things that I am looking to acquire for each deck and, if you are a trader who has what I am looking for, feel free to look at my Binder.

I am looking for suggestions.


Excile2127 says... #1

Best. Music. Video. Ever.

September 20, 2015 1:21 a.m.

DragoLion says... #2

I love affinity. And good luck with it. I was looking at doing a similar thing this is my hanky affinity build.

My deck:

Harder than your Affinity Playtest

Modern DragoLion


+1 from me.

September 20, 2015 1:43 a.m.

Programmer_112 says... #3

If you want to beat Burn, Dragon's Claw is a thing. If your opponents run Vandalblast/Shatterstorm, then the best thing to do is probably to just ignore it and beat them before they land those cards (which, incidentally, are terrible in Burn.) Even if they do somehow resolve a Shatterstorm or Vandalblast, Hangarback tokens+manlands can probably clean up on the next turn. They should be Bolting your Vault Skirges, but if they hit anything else, you're probably fine. Ravager can often eat them for a counter, and they really can't afford to lose that much gas, because you win the topdeck war (Cranial Plating > literally anything they can do.)

November 29, 2015 7:59 p.m.

FourtwentyAM says... #4

Ensoul Artifact is really cool, and I'm running it in my current affinity deck. My meta is mostly other Affinity, Infect, Jund, and the occasional other thing. Ensoul can give you a 5/5 flying lifelink or otherwise swinging on turn 2. The god hand for this version is Darksteel Citadel, Ornithopter, Mox Opal, Vault Skirge, Ensoul Artifact, Springleaf Drum and Arcbound Ravager. You can play Vault Skirge with Ensoul on it turn 1, and on turn 2 you can play Ravager, sac everything to Ravager other than your 5/5 Vault Skirge, swing with a 10/10 Vault Skirge on turn 2. You may be lucky enough to draw a Welding Jar. Will they blow it up before you can do this? Put Ensoul on Darksteel Citadel. Path to Exile? Stick it on your smallest guy. You still have Etched Champions and Steel Overseers for your additional bombs, along with Ravager and Plating. Ensoul Artifact mixes it up a bit for me and I really like how it plays in Affinity.

February 5, 2016 11:16 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #5

Ensoul is good and I've played it before. The problem is, in burn heavy metas auras aren't very good since every creature we play dies to their burn and gets easily 2:1ed. (Even Etched Champion, damn Kozilek's Return...)

In those matches we don't really want to be casting Ensoul Artifact and then getting our target Bolted in response. It's pretty feels-bad.

This is why I'm leaning on Master of Etherium a little more.

February 6, 2016 7:51 a.m.

...Shouldn't this be called battlebots?

March 2, 2016 2:59 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #7

Did you listen to the song?

March 2, 2016 3:10 p.m.

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